School Board Meeting Minutes November 13, 2017

School Board Meeting Minutes
November 13, 2017
(approved 12-11-2017)

1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None. Also present: Kevin Abrahamson, Superintendent; and Keith Vandervort, Timberjay; and Tom Coombe, Ely Echo.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Mann, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the agenda as amended. (Item 12.1.4 correct dates for Washington D.C. trip are March 22-26, 2018. Item 12.2.6 corrected name: R.J. Foy to Billy Foy). Motion carried. (6.0)
5.0 OPEN FORUM-There were no requests to speak.
6.0 APPROVAL OF PAST MEETING MINUTES
6.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2017, Regular School Board meeting. Motion carried. (6-0)
6.2 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Mann, to approve the minutes of the October 23, 2017, School Board Study session. Motion carried. (6-0)
6.3 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to approve the minutes of the October 23, 2017, special meeting. Motion carried. (6-0)
7.0 CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
8.0 K-5 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Anne Oelke
9.0 6-12 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Megan Anderson
10.0 OLD BUSINESS
10.1 None at this meeting.
11.0 NEW BUSINESS
11.1 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve entering a girls’ hockey cooperative with Eveleth-Gilbert, pending approval by the Minnesota State High School League with the provision that the district has no financial obligation and that fees assessed are the responsibility of the participants. Motion carried. (6-0)
12.0 CONSENT AGENDA
12. 1. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Mann, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
12. 1. 1 Approved October 2017 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $352,073.42 and receipts in the amount of $769,652.09.
12. 1. 2 Approved October 2017 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $1,521,944.87; total monthly payroll: $282,940.56; total fringe benefits: $235,003.86; invoices: $227,599.80; total monthly expenditures: $745,544.72; total revenue over expenditures: $776,400.65.
12. 1. 3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. $1,000.00 grant award from California Foundation for Agriculture to be used by Paula Anderson’s Classroom-bee keeping; 2. $20.00 from an anonymous donor to be used at the district’s discretion; 3. $471.13 from the Ely Hoop Club to be used to purchase supplies for the girls’ basketball program; 4. $500.00 from the Ely Hoop Club to be used for the installation of speakers in the gym; 5. $125.00 from the American Legion Auxiliary for the playground project; 6. $200.00 from the Burntside Lake Association to be used for Megan Wognum’s classroom; 7. $5,000.00 from the Ely Education Foundation to be used for Science Club.
12.1.4 Approved the senior class trip to Washington DC March 22-26, 2018.
Motion carried. (6-0)
12. 2. Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:
12. 2. 1. Approved Professional Growth Subsidy for the fall of 2017 in the amount of $7,250.00 per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association.
12. 2. 2. Accepted resignation of Cheri Debeltz from the part-time paraprofessional position effective at the end of the work day on October 27, 2017.
12. 2. 3. Accepted resignation of Brian Lamppa from the head football coach position effective November 1, 2017.
12. 2. 4. Ratified July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019, Agreement between Independent School District No. 696, and AFSCME Local Union No. 295.
12. 2. 5. Renewed Jake Myers for the assistant hockey coach position as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, and Megan Anderson, Memorial Principal, and in accord with the current master agreement with the Ely Education Association and school board policy.
12. 2. 6. Approved the following as volunteer assistant coaches: Billy Foy, hockey coach; Mike Keller, junior high boys’ basketball; Jake Vanderbeek, Rob Mattson, boys’ basketball; Tom Omerza, Nate Kallberg, Mark Krekelberg, John Meyer, girls’ basketball; Laura Eilrich, Liz Anderson, Will Helms, Mary Schwinghamer, Adam Feichtinger, Barb Thompson, Jeff Nelson, Margaret Waechter, Molly Olson, Megan Devine, Heather Durkin, Travis Durkin, Nordic Ski coaches.
Motion carried. (6-0)
12. 3. Policy Consent Agenda:
Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Omerza, to adopt the following policies:
12.3.1 Adopted revised Policy 903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites
12.3.2 Adopted Policy 620 Credit for Learning
Motion carried. (6-0)
12.3.3 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 425 Staff Development
12.3.4 Reviewed (1st review) of Policy 730 Booster Club/ISD No. 696 Guidelines. Also change policy number from 730 to 735.
13. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT-Kevin Abrahamson
14. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
16. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to adjourn at 6:48 p.m. Motion carried.
(6-0)
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

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School Board Study Session November 27, 2017
(approved 12-11-2017)

1.0 The study session of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:00 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: Kellerman.
3.0 Ely Regional Community Complex (ERCC) Formal Request to the Ely School Board was reviewed by the school board and a discussion with ERCC Committee members followed. (Jeff Sundell, Chair; Kurt Soderberg (interested citizen); David Marshall (Vermilion Community College and parent); Jason Zabokrtsky (Ely Chamber of Commerce); Lisa Porthan (Northwoods Partners and parent); Todd Heiman (Frandsen Bank and former parent) were present to take part in the discussion. The school board will have a resolution regarding the construction of the ERCC on school district campus property on the December 11, 2017, school board meeting agenda.
4.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to adjourn at 7:24 p.m. Motion carried. (5-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk
Ely Echo 12/16/2017