ISD696 School Board Minutes

School Board Minutes <BR><BR>December 11, 2006<BR><BR>The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District #696 was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik. On roll call the following directors were present: Erzar, Kellerman, Leustek, Marsnik, Sorensen, and York-Jesme. Absent: None. Student Council representative: None.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, that the minutes of the November 13, 2006, regular meeting be approved as presented. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Sorensen, seconded by York-Jesme, that the requisitions for November 2006 be referred to the Budget and Finance Committee with the power to act. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by Leustek, to approve the financial reports for the month of November 2006. Motion carried.<BR><BR> November<BR><BR>Monthly Receipts $ 481,789.98<BR><BR>Expenditures<BR><BR> Monthly Payroll 266,862.68<BR><BR> Total Fringe Benefits 132,228.08<BR><BR> Invoices 214,347.88<BR><BR> Total $ (131,648.66)<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by Sorensen, to accept the following donations/gifts:<BR><BR>1. $204.75 from the Ely Girl Scouts to be used for the fall musical "Peter Pan."<BR><BR>2. Alligator costume worth $85.00 from Duluth Metals Limited to be used for the fall musical "Peter Pan."<BR><BR>3. 1200 programs from Roger's Printing to be used for the fall musical "Peter Pan."<BR><BR>4. 1200 tickets from Roger's Printing to be used for the fall musical "Peter Pan."<BR><BR>5. $151.00 from the Pamida Foundation to be used to purchase school supplies for elementary students.<BR><BR>6. $500.00 grant from the Babbitt Conservation Club for the Archery in Schools Program.<BR><BR>A letter of thanks will be sent to each. Motion carried.<BR><BR>The following correspondence/information items were presented:<BR><BR>1. Cheryl Beymer, Susan Ferguson, Anna Thompson presented information from their attendance at the Math Standards Draft Meeting.<BR><BR>2. Board Committee Reports: Building and Grounds - Leustek reported that the PA system in the arena is up and running.<BR><BR>3. Financial Advisory Committee - Sorensen reported that the committee is tentatively planning to meet on January 4th.<BR><BR>The Shared Facilities Committee (Kellerman, Leustek, Marsnik) will meet jointly in January with the Ely City Council to discuss sharing of facilities and wireless Internet for the JFK building. The school district will host. Supt. Bruels will coordinate the meeting.<BR><BR>Staff evaluation of the high School principal was discussed. It was decided that it would be up to the administration if an evaluation would be done.<BR><BR>Administrative configuration was discussed. Supt. Bruels will coordinate a meeting with the Board and Don Andersen of ADM Group and Bruce Miles of Big River Group who are consultantants that will assist in determining future administrative configuration needs and with the search for needed administrators.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the annual audit presented by Deborah Medlin of Eikill & Schilling Ltd., for the period ending June 30, 2006. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Dave Jordan and Doug Hildenbrand of Architectural Resources, Inc., along with Marc Dulong of Johnson Controls, Inc., presented an approach to provide the district with a Long Range Strategic Facility Plan. Architectural Resources will present a contract to the Board at the January Board meeting.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Sorensen, to table the 2006 Payable 2007 Levy Certification until a special meeting of the Board on Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at 6 p.m. in the School Board meeting room, Memorial Building. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to hire Jerrad Holenko and Jordan Lahti to share the assistant hockey coach position, 20 pts. available, 10 pts. each @ $165.00/pt. $1650.00 x 80 % (1st year experience) = $1320.00 each for the 2006-2007 season. Approval was recommended by Head Coach, Kurt Mattila; Athletic Director, Tim Omerza and Superintendent Bruels. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to accept the resignation of Jody Scowden from her 6.5 hr./day position as Special Education Paraprofessional in the Memorial High School effective December 4, 2006. A letter of appreciation will be sent. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by Leustek, to go into a closed session for the purpose of negotiation strategy immediately following this meeting. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Chairman Marsnik congratulated Kelly Bruels and her coach, Martha Scott, for their success at reaching state diving competition level. A letter of congratulations will be sent.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to adjourn at 9:05 p.m. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>School Board Minutes <BR><BR>December 19, 2006<BR><BR>The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District #696 was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik. On roll call the following directors were present: Erzar, Kellerman, Leustek, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Absent: None.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme to the final levy for 2006 payable 2007 in the amount of $1,243,261.65. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Leustek, Marnsik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Don Andersen, a consultant from the ADM Group was present to discuss the administrative configuration and search. A meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board meeting room, Memorial Bldg., to approve the service contract of Don Andersen, ADM Group, for consulting services in superintendent search.<BR><BR>Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.<BR><BR>Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>School Board Minutes <BR><BR>December 27, 2006<BR><BR>The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District #696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik. On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Absent: Erzar, Leustek.<BR><BR>Moved by Sorensen, seconded by York-Jesme, to hire Don Andersen, of the consulting firm of ADM Group, LLP, for an administrative review and search at $6,500 plus up to $1,750 for expenses. For Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Absent: Erzar, Leustek. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Kellerman, to adjourn meeting at 6:07 p.m.<BR><BR>Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>