School Board – INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 831

FOREST LAKE, MN

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 REVISED FOR PUBLICATION

The following unapproved minutes have been revised for publication and will be approved at the next Regular School Board Meeting. The full text is posted on the district web site, available by standard or email, and for public inspection at the school district offices during normal business hours.

The mtg of the Schl Bd of ISD No. 831, Forest Lk., MN, was called to order by Rob Rapheal at 8:00 pm on 9-21-17, at the Schl Dist Offices. At roll call the following mmbrs were present: Corcoran, Morehead, Odegaard, Olson, Peterson, Rapheal, Theisen, and Supt. S. Massey, ex officio.

President Rapheal proposed a change to the agenda to add a rpt from Mmbr Theisen on a session she attended at the MSBA Summer Seminar. Mmbr Peterson moved, 2nd by Mmbr Corcoran to appv the agenda with the change. All members present voted aye. The motion carried.

Mmbr Theisen rptd on Culturally Responsive Bd Leadership. Mmbr Corcoran also rptd on a presentation she attended at the MSBA Summer Seminar.

Consent agenda: Mmbr Corcoran moved appvl of agenda items 3.1-3.3. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Olson. All mmbrs present voted aye and the motion carried.

Appvd the bills as of 9-21-17 totaling $405,553.52 broken into the following funds: Gen Fund $98,568.07; Food Svc $174,369.28; Transp $61,734.76; Comm Svcs $18,852.83; Spts Ctr $4,849.93; Capital $35,593.12; Internal Serv Medical: $4,428.00; Bldg Rollover: $1,490.15; Federal Prog. $1,237.33; State Spec Ed $4,430.05

Appvd Classified Personnel: LOA 3; New Position 3; Recommend Employ 7; Resign 4;

Appvd Licensed Personnel: Non-Curricular Assign 24; Employ 6; Retract Resignation until Further Notice 1; Change in Hours 3; Auth Addl Position 3

Old Business:

Mmbr Morehead moved to Set the Prelim Property Tax Levy Amt for 2018 to the Maximum. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Peterson, by roll call vote all mmbrs voted aye. The motion carried.

Mmbr Theisen moved to Appv Resolution Appointing Election Judges for the Election to be Held on Nov. 7, 2017. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Peterson, by roll call vote all mmbrs voted aye. The motion carried.

Mmbr Odegaard moved to Appv Agreement with Balance Point Strategy, SBC to Conduct an Annual Revw of the Districts Health Plan. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Peterson, by roll call vote all mmbrs voted aye. The motion carried.

Mmbr Morehead moved to Appv Resolution Approving NEMISD 916s Long Term Facilities Maintenance Budget. The motion was 2nd by Member Peterson, by roll call vote all mmbrs voted aye. The motion carried.

President Rapheal handed out a prelim list of Referendum Spending Priorities. They are:

Reduce class size averages with an emphasis on early elem grades

Restore and enhance classroom instructional resources that were reduced or eliminated through previous budget reductions

Make efforts to attract and retain the best teachers and staff

Enhance support for struggling students

Expand gifted and accelerated learning opps for students

Retain and enhance education opps for students including music programs, career and tech programs, elective course opps, and college level courses for HS students

Establish financial stability in an effort to avoid future budget reductions

Discussion followed. Mmbr Peterson made a motion to appv the Referendum Spending Priorities as written. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Theisen, by roll call vote all mmbrs voted aye. The motion carried.

No new business was rptd.

As there was no further business Mmbr Peterson moved, 2nd by Mmbr Olson to adjourn. All mmbrs present voted aye and the mtg adjourned at 8:32 pm.

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Forest Lake Times

October 5, 2017

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