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School District No. 659
Summary of Regular School Board Meeting
June 14, 2021
Northfield District Office Boardroom
Board Vice-Chair Goerwitz called the Regular meeting of the Northfield
Board of Education of IndependentSchool District 659 to order at
7:00 p.m. Present: Baraniak, Butler, Goerwitz, Gonzalez-George,
Quinnell and Stratmoen. Absent: Pritchard. This meeting was open to
the public, live-streamed and recorded, and access to the recording was
posted to the district website.
On a motion by Quinnell, seconded by Gonzalez-George, the board
approved the agenda. Three public comments were read and there was
one announcement. Director of Finance Mertesdorf and Jeff Seeley,
Senior Municipal Advisorat Ehlers, updated the board on the building
construction fund. Assistant Principals O’Keefe and Veverka shared
how they use the Student Citizenship Handbook in their disciplinary
practices. Superintendent Hillmann presented recommended revisions to
three policies, a legislative update, an operations update, and updates on
ESSER II and ESSER III funding.
Items for Consent Agenda. On a motion by Baraniak, seconded by
Butler, the board approved the consent agenda which included minutes
of the Special Closed School Board meeting held on May 24, 2021 and
the Regular School Board meeting held on May 24, gift agreements, and
personnel items.
Items for Individual Action
Policy 950 Land Acknowledgement. On a motion by GonzalezGeorge, seconded by Stratmoen, the board approved Policy 950 Land
Acknowledgement.
Handbooks 2021-22. On a motion by Baraniak, seconded by Quinnell,
the board approved the ALC, Elementary, Middle
School, High School, Co-Curricular, EarlyVentures, KidVentures
handbooks, the child nutrition appendix, and the Student
Citizenship Handbook for school year 2021-22.
Revised 2021-2022 School Year Calendar and Proposed 2022-23 School
Year Calendar. On a motion by Stratmoen, seconded by Butler, the board
approved the revised 2021-22 school year calendar. On a motion by
Baraniak, seconded by Butler, the board approved the 2022-23 school
year calendar.
Pay Equity. On a motion by Stratmoen, seconded by Baraniak, the board
approved the pay equity action plan and proposed salary increases.
Items for Information. Superintendent Hillmann reviewed the end of year
enrollment report. A special closed school board meeting is scheduled
Wednesday, July 7, at 5:45 p.m. in District Office Conference Room 105
for the purpose of negotiations strategy.
On a motion by Stratmoen, seconded by Quinnell, the board adjourned at
9:02p.m. The above is a summary of meeting proceedings. The complete
minutes are available at www.northfieldschools.org and on file and
available for review in the District Office, 201 Orchard Street South.
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