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August 3, 2020 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday, August 3, 2020 / 6:30pm
Teleconference

AGENDA
The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following:

1.0 Call to Order: Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 833, South Washington County, was held on Monday, August 3, 2020. The meeting was called to order by Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:30pm. This meeting was held virtually due to the current health pandemic of COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.021.

2.0 Roll Call: Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer were present. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the agenda. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 Discussion of Fall Planning presented by Keith Jacobus, Superintendent and Julie Nielsen Assistant Superintendent. Ms. Nielsen shared the plans for the various models as defined by the State of MN recommendations.

5.0 Approval of Hybrid Model, presented by Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent. It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the model. Roll call vote was taken, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

6.0 Approval of Safe Learning Plan Decision Making Process, presented by Keith Jacobus, Superintendent. It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Pat Driscoll to approve the process of following MDE guidelines. After discussion, Sharon Van Leer rescinded her motion, Simi Patnaik seconded the rescinded motion. It was moved by Katie Schwartz to follow MDH guidelines one level more restrictive than the recommended level and allow the Superintendent to make decisions based on that model as data is updated, seconded by Simi Patnaik. A roll call vote was taken, Melinda Dols, Simi Patnaik, Pat Driscoll, Sharon Van Leer, Katie Schwartz and Tracy Brunnette voted in favor, Louise Hinz opposed, motion carried.

5.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:34pm.