May 12 minutes of ISD 696

School Board Minutes<BR><BR>May 12, 2008<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, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Absent: None. Student Council Representative: Jeremy Boedeker.<BR><BR>Jeremy Boedeker, Student Council representative, gave an update on the students' activities: Food shelf food drive reached twice its goal -1,000 lbs., Teacher Appreciation Week activities, raffle basket with monies going to Pelican Rapids bus accident victims.<BR><BR>Chris Ismil, Iron Range Youth in Action advisor was present to talk about the program's projects and establishing a St. Louis Co. funded IRYA advisor position in the district.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Sorensen, to establish a St. Louis Co. funded IRYA advisor in the district for the 2008/2009 school year. Motion carried.<BR><BR>-Minutes of the regular meeting of April 14, 2008, and the special meeting May 6, 2008.<BR><BR>-Financial reports: April - total monthly receipts: $812,166.52; total monthly payroll: $211,832.12; total fringe benefits: $176,349.89; invoices: $298,454.86; total monthly expenditures: $686,636.87; monthly revenue over expenditures: $125,529.65.<BR><BR>-Donations and gifts: 1. $800.00 from Minnesota Community Foundation for the CAPP-Artist is Resident Program, 2. 67 gallons of bus fuel from Starkman Oil for the school patrol trip to the Twins game, 3. Volunteered 10-12 hours of John Lahtonen's time to drive school patrol students to the Twins game, 4. $285.00 from the Ely Jaycees to purchase Twins tickets for the school patrol students, 5. $175.00 from the American Legion Post No. 248, Ely, to purchase Twins tickets for the school patrol students, 6. $350.00 from the Kiwanis Club of Ely for Early Childhood Family Education program supplies, 7. Book- "A County Built on Iron-St. Louis Co." from Pat Koski to be used by the high school media center, 8. $150.00 from Piragis Northwoods Co., Inc. for the Valley Fair physics trip, 9. $2,000.00 from Tim and Annette Frisell for activities provided by Ely Community Resources, Inc.<BR><BR>-Approve the 2008-2009 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League.<BR><BR>-Approve changes to the 2009/2010 calendar: Add teacher exchange dayNovember 25th, remove April 7-Tuesday after Easter.<BR><BR>-Accept the resignation/retirement of Steven Smrekar effective May 30, 2008.<BR><BR>-Rescind proposed Unrequested Leave of Absence for Ken Hupila. Called back at .788 FTE<BR><BR>- Rescind Unrequested Leave of Absence for Rob Simonich. Called back at 1.0 FTE.<BR><BR>- Hire Peter Kess as Play Technician, fall 2008 musical ($1,320).<BR><BR>-Hire Donna Kari as Play Costumer, fall 2008 musical ($800).<BR><BR>-Hire Mandy Crittenden as Girls' Basketball Coach for 2008/2009 ($4,428 2nd year experience).<BR><BR>-Hire Donna Kari as Head Speech Team Coach for 2008/2009 ($2,640).<BR><BR>-Appoint Joselyn Murphy as LEA representative for Title I, II, V for FY 09.<BR><BR>-Hire Betty Erickson as School Nurse, 2.5 hours per day to begin September 2008.<BR><BR>Moved by Sorensen, seconded York-Jesme, to adopt the following policies as presented: 001Crisis Management Policy, 004 Chemical Use and Abuse, 100-Family and Medical Leave Policy, 103-Out of State Travel by School Board Members, 250-Public and<BR><BR>Private Personnel Data, 330-Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions, and Student's Person.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the contracts for 2007-2009 with confidential employees Penny Popesh, Superintendent's Adm. Asst.; Robyn Bertelsen, Food Service Director; Jeff Jankowski, Transportation Director; Marie Rinta, Business Manager; and Kim Deyak, Indian Education Home/School Liaison. For: Erzar, Hogan, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: Kellerman. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to set a date for a joint Ely City Council/School Board meeting to discuss the JFK Bldg.: Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to adopt the Resolution Establishing dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt the Contingent Resolution Relating to Choosing Nominees for Election to the School Board and Calling the School District Primary Election for the School District General Election. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman/ Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to accept the low bid for propane for the 2008/2009 school year from Como Oil & Propane: 170,000 tanker delivery - maximum firm price of $1.889/gallon and 15,000 gallons, bobtail delivery - maximum firm price of $2.079/gallon. Ferrellgas also submitted a quote as follows: 170,000 tanker delivery maximum firm price of $1.921 and 15,000 gallons bobtail delivery - maximum firm price of $2.034. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Supt. Anderson talked about the May 6, 2008, strategic planning session. 1. A letter is being sent to ISD #2142 School Board to see if Babbitt/Embarrass and Tower/Soudan schools would want to cooperate in some way with Ely Schools for programs, services, or reconfiguration, 2. Supt. Anderson will provide "crib sheets" in June to Boards members to help them answer questions from the public, 3. A public meeting is being planned for September so the public can share their ideas.<BR><BR>Another strategic planning session date will be scheduled at the June regular meeting for sometime in July.<BR><BR>Member Erzar talked about the federal Safe Routes to School Grant available to promote walking and biking to school.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by Sorensen, to have Ann Spangler, Parent Involvement Coordinator, look into applying for the Safe Routes to School Grant. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Supt. Anderson talked about the April 30, 2008, Finance Committee meeting. An up to date expenditure list will be available at the June regular meeting.<BR><BR>Supt. Anderson presented additional spending reductions for discussion/action for the 2008/2009 budget as follows:<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme to eliminate golf and not purchase a new vehicle for 2008/2009. Motion failed for lack of a second.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to eliminate all student workers. For: Kellerman. Against: Erzar, Hogan, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Motion failed.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Hogan, to eliminate $3,500 from the student worker budget. For: York-Jesme, Marsnik. Against: Kellerman, Erzar, Sorensen, Hogan. Motion failed.<BR><BR>Moved by Hogan, seconded by York-Jesme, to reduce the student worker budget by $5,000. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, not to revert back to the all day every day configuration for kindergarten. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, YorkJesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>A transportation survey will be handed out to parents at the Kindergarten Roundup on Monday, May 1 19th to see if parents are willing to carpool to transport students to/from kindergarten.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Hogan, to eliminate the last $800 from the Media Center's periodicals budget. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, not to eliminate the vocal music program. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Sorensen, to eliminate golf to save $6,600 and to not purchase a new vehicle. For: York-Jesme. Against: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman Marsnik, Sorensen. Motion failed.<BR><BR>Moved by Hogan, seconded by Erzar, not to purchase a new vehicle at a savings of $34,000. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Sorensen, not to eliminate the media center clerk position. For: Hogan, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: Marsnik, Kellerman, Erzar. Motion failed.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to reduce the media center clerk position from 20 hours per week to 10 hours per week at a savings of $7,350. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen. Against: York-Jesme. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Kellerman, not to eliminate the playground supervisor positions. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to eliminate band travel to away athletic events. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by Sorensen, not to eliminate the speech team. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, Sorensen, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Upcoming meetings: Wednesday, May 21, 2008, Finance Committee at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, May 21, 2008, Joint City Council/School Board meeting at 6:30 in the Council Board Room, City Hall; Saturday, May 31, 2008, high school graduation at 7 p.m. in the Washington Auditorium; Tuesday, June 3, 2008, last day of school; Monday, June 9, 2008, Regular School Board meeting at 7 p.m. in the School Board meeting room, Memorial Building.<BR><BR>Correspondence/informational items: Ely Community Resource, Inc., Quarterly Progress Report.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to adjourn at 10:20 p.m. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>Minutes of the<BR><BR>Joint City Council/School Board Meeting<BR><BR>May 21, 2008<BR><BR>City Council Meeting Room<BR><BR>The meeting was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:30 p.m. Members present were: Erzar, Sorensen, York-Jesme and Marsnik. Members absent were: Kellerman and Hogan.<BR><BR>A motion was made by Member Erzar with a second by Member York-Jesme to approve the one year agreement with the City of Ely to maintain the JFK Building. All members voted in favor. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.<BR><BR>Ely Echo 6/14/2008