Board of Directors August 27th 2020 Meeting Agenda

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Room 120
School Mission Statement: STRIDE Academy nurtures individuals while fostering leadership and empowering students to attain their highest potential in a family-centered environment.
Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations, the Minnesota directive to residents to stay at home, and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this meeting of the STRIDE Academy School Board is being conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021— Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means.
Due to the health pandemic, the school board determined that it is not feasible for at least one board member, the superintendent, or the school district’s legal counsel to be physically present at the regular meeting location and that it is not feasible for the public to attend this meeting at the regular meeting location due to the health pandemic.
Persons may monitor this meeting from a remote location by Zoom. To request a link to the meeting please email
Persons monitoring this meeting from a remote location may submit a comment to the following email address

I. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call

  1. Mission Statement of STRIDE Academy

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Consent Agenda

  1. Minutes
  2. Finance Report
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Approve Termination of Terry Baxter, Custodian
  5. Approve re-assign Sam Leintz to Middle School Language Arts for the 2020-2021 school year.
  6. Approve to hire Katie Strand, elementary teacher.
  7. Approve to increase Ruth Thom, Personalized Learning Coordinator from .3 FTE to .6 FTE
  8. Approve to post for two Digital Learning Navigator positions
  9. Approve to Hire Travis Thelen, Digital Learning Navigator.
  10. Approve to Hire Tanner Bechtold, Digital Learning Navigator.
  11. Approve to contract Special Education Services with Marlene Grindland for 2020-2021
  12. Approve to post for Special Education Teacher
  13. Accept resignation from Ikraan Mohamed, Paraprofessional
  14. Approve Stipend for Sara Voss Math Corps school coordinator
  15. Approve Stipend for LeAnn Skudlarek Reading Corps school coordinator
  16. Approve to reduce Vicki Bloome to .5 FTE from .7 FTE
  17. Approve to hire Paul Plombom, Special Education Teacher
III. Public Comment
The School Board welcomes input from community members and staff.
Each person addressing the council shall give his/her name for the record. Each person making public comment is limited to three minutes. Comments should be kept courteous and professional and directed to the board as whole.  After the speaker has made his or her statement, he or she will be seated with no further comment, dialogue or debate.

V. Reports

  1. Executive Director
  2. Principal’s Report
  3. Standing Committee Report
    1. Academic Excellence
    2. Governance
    3. Finance and Budget

VI. Business

  1. Approve 2017-2018 outstanding principal repayment plan proposed by the school's

VII. Adjourn

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