(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch, April 28, 2021, 1t.
(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch, April 28, 2021, 1t.)
PILLAGER PUBLIC SCHOOLS - ISD #116
Board of Education - Regular School Board Meeting
Monday, March 15, 2021
The regular monthly meeting of the Pillager Board of Education was called to order by Chair Sara Nagel on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the school media center. Other board members present were Becky Bennett, Kassandra Nelson and Steve Uban. Also present was Superintendent Michael Malmberg, School Board Secretary Lori Blumke and interested staff. Absent was Brian Grimsley and Randy Posner.
First order of business was the Pledge of Allegiance
Cell Phone/Electronic Devices
Chair Sara Nagel began by asking if there are any additions/deletions/changes to the agenda. Steve Uban moved; Becky Bennett seconded to accept the agenda as presented.
The motion passed unanimously.
Visitor Comments: NONE
Steve Uban moved; Kassandra Nelson seconded to accept the Consent Agenda with the following items:
A.Minutes of the February 8, 2021 Regular Meeting
B.Monthly Cash Flow Including Investments
C.Monthly Bills Paid number 84189 through 84308 and the electronic transfers
D.Monthly Bills Paid - Activity Accounts number 4100 through 4104
Mile High United Way - $220.37
F. Personnel Summary
Ashton Abbe-Seieroe, 4th Grade Long Term Substitute, effective 2/8/2021
Kirsten Sundquist, 1st Grade Long Term Substitute, effective 4/28/2021
Cole Oslin, Assistant Girls Track Coach, effective 3/29/2021
Karen Scull, Junior High Softball Coach, effective 3/29/2021
Aaron Klein, Junior High Baseball Coach, effective 3/29/2021
Grant Rindal, Junior Varsity Baseball Coach, effective 3/29/2021
Benjamin Horn, Junior Varsity Softball Coach, effective 3/29/2021
Marqus Flicek, High School Social Studies Teacher, effective 3/15/2021
Karl Kaufmann, High School Science, effective 5/25/2021
Joe Davoli, Junior High Baseball Coach, effective 2/9/2021
Chris Berent, Junior High Football Coach, effective 2/25/2021
Kent Janicke, Junior Varsity Baseball Coach, effective 2/3/2021
Tatum Sheley, Junior Varsity Softball Coach, effective 2/3/2021
Judy Hauglie, 4th Grade Teacher, Extended to April 1, 2021
The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Sara Nagel thanked Karl Kaufmann for his many years of service to Pillager Schools.
Personnel Committee met Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Sara Nagel moved; Steve Uban seconded to approve the Penmac Staffing Services contract for Educational Support Services effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. The motion passed unanimously.
Sara Nagel moved; Steve Uban seconded to approve the Penmac Staffing Services contract for Custodial Services effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. The motion passed unanimously.
Sara Nagel moved; Kassandra Nelson seconded to approve the Leave of Absence for Director of Teaching and Learning, Dave Olson. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Sara Nagel shared that the Committee also discussed preliminary staffing for next school year, contract negotiations and health insurance quotes will soon go out for bid.
Director of Teaching and Learning Dave Olson submitted a written report which included information regarding: ACP Projects update, science standards and pilots, career programs, after school technology offerings, Personalized Learning Summit for elementary SBR leadership team, Spelling Bee and Math Masters.
Kassandra Nelson moved; Steve Uban seconded to approve updates to the 2021-2022 Official School Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.
Activities Committee met Thursday, February 25, 2021
Becky Bennett, Committee Assistant noted that the Committee met and discussed Minnesota Department of Health Sports Quarantine guidance, winter sports participation, plan for spring sports, elementary wrestling, high school musical, Community Education Advisory Committee update and Auditorium Grand Opening plan and schedule.
Superintendent Malmberg shared he is receiving bids for a Long-Term Facilities Analysis Study.
Budget Committee met Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Business Manager Missy Berry shared a new budget book program and presented the second revision of the 2020-2021 budget. The budget book can be found on the school's website.
Becky Bennett moved; Kassandra Nelson seconded to approve the 2nd revision of the 2020-2021 Budget as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Becky Bennett moved; Kassandra Nelson seconded to approve the School Readiness fee schedule with no changes. The motion passed unanimously.
Superintendent Malmberg presented a copy of the Strategic Plan which has been updated by administration. Strategic Plan priorities were tracked by completed, ongoing or not competed. The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan can be found on the school's website.
Learning Model Plan
Superintendent Malmberg updated that there were 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 30 days and that as of last Friday, all students are back from quarantine and no staff are currently out for testing. He would recommend that all grade levels remain in the current learning model for the rest of the school year. Elementary grades K-4 in-person and secondary grades 5-12 are in a hybrid/in-person learning model with distance learning every Wednesday.
Superintendent Malmberg informed the board that post cards have been sent out to around 70 students that left last year due to the pandemic and asked them to contact the school as to their plans for next year. So far 13 have said they will be returning.
Plan for Marketing of School - Student Video
Mr. Koel and the Video Editing class will produce a video to help promote the school and to market what is good about Pillager to help recruit new students and families.
Superintendent Malmbergs' Report
• High school principal Jason Savage is working on details for Prom and Graduation
• No school on Friday, April 2nd and Monday, April 5th
• Middle and High School Parent Teacher conferences are March 30th
• Meeting on Friday for ALC options and discussion
• Working on 2021-2022 Budget process
• Administration is planning staff development for August 2021
Chair Sara Nagel congratulated Superintendent Malmberg for being nominated for Region V Superintendent of the Year.
With no further business to come before this meeting, Becky Bennett moved; Steve Uban seconded to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m. The motion passed unanimously. Respectfully submitted, School Board Secretary Lori Blumke.