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Star Post Legals 9/20/2023

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    A Public Hearing regarding the proposed revocation of Stearns County Road 171 in Melrose Township will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at the Melrose Township Hall, located at 41248 County Road 13, Melrose, Minnesota.  The portion of County Road 171 proposed to be revoked is located between County State Aid Highway 17 and 360th Avenue, in Sections 5 and 6 of Melrose Township.  The revocation is being considered as part of a road trade in which Stearns County would assume jurisdiction over 405th Street between County Road 169 and County State Aid Highway 13 in Section 23 of Melrose Township.  Those unable to attend but wanting to submit comments can forward comments to Jodi Teich at 455 28th Avenue South, Waite Park, MN 56387, or by email at jodi.teich@stearnscountymn.gov.

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Unadopted Minutes 

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 

Albany Area Schools – ISD #745 

District Office Board Room 

September 13, 2023

1. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chair Kreuzer at 6 p.m.

2. Roll Call

Present: Kreuzer, Hansen, Carbajal, Sand, Rueter, Sands, Dirkes Late: None

Absent: None

3. Public Forum

4. Agenda – Additions and Deletions

4.1 8.11 School Board Policies - First Read

4.1.1 8.11.1 102 Equal Educational Opportunity

4.1.2 8.11.2 418 Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School

4.1.3 8.11.3 419 Tobacco-Free Environment; Possession and Use of Tobacco, Tobacco-Related Devices, and Electronic Delivery Devices; Vaping Awareness and Prevention Instruction

4.1.4 8.11.4 424 License Status

4.1.5 8.11.5 425 Staff Development and Mentoring

4.1.6 8.11.6 504 Student Dress and Appearance

4.1.7 8.11.7 506 Student Discipline

4.1.8 8.11.8 507 Corporal Punishment and Prone Restraint

4.1.9 8.11.9 509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students

4.1.10 8.11.10 513 Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design

5. Approvals

5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes

Motion by Sands, seconded by Rueter , to approve the August 9, 2023 Regular Meeting minutes, the August 23, 2023 Work Sessions minutes, and the August 28, 2023 Special Meeting minutes as presented. Supported by all present.

5.2 Cash Flow Reports – July 2023

Motion Rueter, seconded by Dirkes to approve the July 2023 Cash Flow Reports as presented. Supported by all present.

5.3 Acceptance of Gifts and Donations

Member Hansen introduced the Resolution Accepting Donations and moved for its adoption.

    The School Board of Albany Area Schools, ISD 745, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified below:

Donor                           Item                    Designated Purpose (if any)

Gathering Grounds                     $500.00                     BEAT Performing Arts Series

American Legion Post 482        $1,000.00            BEAT Performing Arts Series

Everything Signs            $500.00            BEAT Performing Arts Series

Magnifi Financial            $500.00            BEAT Performing Arts Series

Albany Chrysler Center        $2,500.00            BEAT Performing Arts Series

Schlenner Wenner & Co        $500.00            BEAT Performing Arts Series

State Farm - Dina Pierskalla    $500.00            BEAT Performing Arts Series

The Woodshop of Avon        $1,000.00            BEAT Performing Arts Series

Don & Stella Beuning        $20,000.00            Scholarship

Jeff & Kathy Bushman        $25.00                Cross Country

Central Minnesota Builders Assn    $2,437.00            Tech Ed

Huskie Boosters Club        $1,145.00            High Jump Supplies

Huskie Boosters Club        $1,246.00            Gymnastics Supplies

CentraCare                $500.00            BEAT Performing Arts Series

City of Albany            $750.00            Summer Recreation

Albany Jaycees            $500.00            Video Streaming - Athletics

    Member Rueter seconded the resolution and upon vote being taken thereon,

The following voted in favor of: All present 

And the following voted against: None 

Absent: None

    Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 

6. Consent Agenda

AFT:

Darcy Ramler - AVE First Grade Teacher

Kristin Wolford - LTS AMS Special Education Teacher

Melissa Rothstein - AHS Special Education Teacher

AFT Lane Change:

Judy Eibensteiner - MA+15 Step 10 to MA+30 Step 10

Katelyn Rusch - MA+15 Step 10 to MA+30 Step 10

Shanna Wahlstrand - BA/BS+30 Step 10 to MA Step 10

Laell Welle - MA+15 Step 6 to MA+30 Step 6

Peter Maas - MA Step 7 to MA+30 Step 8

Tim Coleman - MA Step 10 to MA+15 Step 10

Melissa Johnson - MA+15 Step 10 to MA+30 Step 10

AESP:

Tiffany Bjork - AVE K-5 Paraprofessional

Courtney Engelmeyer - AVE EC Paraprofessional

Wendy Gill - Summer Custodian

Breighana Dirkes - AMS Paraprofessional

Ashley Lange - AVE EC Paraprofessional

Samantha McLaren - ALE K-5 Paraprofessional

Peyton Dirkes - AVE K-5 Paraprofessional

Michaela Bergeron - AHS Paraprofessional

Matthew Wielenberg - AMS/AHS Custodian

Faith Borgerding - Kids Company PreK Camp & WAC Site Leader

Tammie Ebensteiner - AHS Paraprofessional

Breanne Skroch - AHS Paraprofessional

Shelby Engebretson - AVE K-5 Paraprofessional

AESP Payroll Change:

Lindsay Herdering - AHS Paraprofessional, 4 days/week to 1 day/week

Megan Buttweiler - AVE Kids Company PreK Site Leader to Kids Company Assistant

At Will:

Aubrey O’Malley - Director of Transportation

LOA: 

Two

Coaching/Advisors:

Alisa Schmidt - Concessions Coordinator

Mary Sand - JV/JH Girls’ Soccer Coach

Amber Swarthout - JV2 Volleyball Coach

Community Education:

BECC Supervisor - Nathan Sand, Brianna Dotseth, Rowan Ellingson

HSP/Fundamentals - Mason Bierbaum, Makaela Zierden, Peter Maas, Aaron Schwenzfeier

Volleyball Camp - Kaesha Madden

Football Camp - Steve Schiffler, James Mader, Dave Huberty, Mike Ellingson, Todd Kuhn, Jake Gagne, Zach Dingmann, Brian Bierbaum

Dance Camp - Olivia Maus, Sarah Amberg

Resignations:

Molly Luzier - AVE First Grade Teacher, effective August 7, 2023

Rineke van de Ree - AVE K-5 Paraprofessional, effective August 15, 2023

Jean Kollodge - ALE Paraprofessional, effective September 1, 2023

Amy Engelmeyer - ALE Food Service Aide, effective September 5, 2023

Job Description:

Grounds & Outdoor Facilities Coordinator

The following checks were issued in paying claims: Wire transfers and checks 105608 - 105884

Expenditures:

01 General Fund         $1,233,246.53

02 Food Services         $37,088.10 

04 Community Services     $90,450.71

06 Building Construction     $369,047.86

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Rueter to approve the September 2023 Consent Agenda as presented. Supported by all present.

7. Reports

7.1 Student Representatives - Oath of Office

Board members and attendees welcomed Ben Christman, Allison Hahn, Shelby Horning, and Nick Merdan to the board. The new Student Board Representatives took their oath and participated in their first board meeting.

7.2 Student Representatives 

7.3 Purple Pride

8. Business

8.1 Enrollment Report

8.2 Adoption and Certification of Proposed Tax Levy

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Dirkes to adopt and certify the proposed tax levy. Supported by all present.

8.3 Set Truth in Taxation Public Meeting

Motion by Dirkes, seconded by Rueter to set the date for December 13th, 2023, at 6 p.m. in the district office board room at the secondary school. Supported by all present.

8.4 Lease Agreement Between Albany Area Gymnastics Association and Albany Area Schools

Motion by Sands, seconded by Sand to approve the lease agreement between AAGA and Albany Area Schools. Supported by all present.

8.5 COVID Plan Review and Approval

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Dirkes to approve Albany Area Schools 2023-2024 COVID Plan.

Supported by all present.

8.6 Memorandum of Understanding regarding Girls’ Gymnastics Coaches 2023-2024

Motion by Rueter, seconded by Sands to approve the MOU as presented. Supported by all present.

8.7 Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Girls’ Soccer Coaches 2023-2024

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Dirkes to approve the MOU as presented. Supported by all present.

8.8 Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Relocation Fees

Motion by Rueter, seconded by Hansen to approve the MOU as presented. Supported by all present.

8.9 School Board Policy - Second Read

8.9.1 912 Academic Wall of Honor

8.10 Superintendent’s Evaluation

8.10.1 Close the Meeting

Motion by Hansen to close the meeting, seconded by Rueter at 6:52 p.m.

8.10.2 Reopen the Meeting

Motion by Hansen to reopen the meeting, seconded by Dirkes at 7:20 p.m.

8.11 School Board Policies - First Read

8.11.1 102 Equal Educational Opportunity

8.11.2 418 Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School

8.11.3 419 Tobacco-Free Environment; Possession and Use of Tobacco, Tobacco-Related Devices, and Electronic Delivery Devices; Vaping Awareness and Prevention Instruction 

8.11.4 424 License Status

8.11.5 425 Staff Development and Mentoring

8.11.6 504 Student Dress and Appearance

8.11.7 506 Student Discipline

8.11.8 507 Corporal Punishment and Prone Restraint

8.11.9 509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students

8.11.10 513 Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design

9. Committee Reports

The Fifth Monday meeting took place on August 24, 2023. There was discussion about the cost per mile for gravel and tar roads and the changes in transportation within the district.

10. Superintendent Report

After much work on making major adjustments to the transportation model for the district due to staffing challenges, the start to the school year was rather smooth. In all buildings we are focused this year on working with teachers to reflect on their practices and find ways to grow as teachers. In our Elementary buildings, we are working with a new program called Catalyst that is focused on helping teachers communicate more clearly, effectively, and efficiently with students in order to maximize instructional time and reduce the amount of time correcting or redirecting students.

11. Adjournment

Agenda completed at 7:20 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Member Dirkes, seconded by Member Rueter. Supported by all present.

Amy Sand, Clerk

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