ISD 696 Minutes from April 14 and May 6

School Board Minutes<BR><BR>April 14, 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, York-Jesme. Absent: Sorensen. Student Council Representative: Jeremy Boedeker.<BR><BR>Jeremy Boedeker, Student Council representative, gave an update on the student's activities: Food Shelf food drive with a goal of 500 lbs. of food.<BR><BR>Doug Jost, Johnson Controls, was present to give the sixth annual update on the school's energy savings contract.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to approve the Admission to School Events Policy 605 and admission rates as presented. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the consent agenda as presented:<BR><BR>-Minutes of the regular meeting of March 10, 2008.<BR><BR>-Financial reports: March - total monthly receipts: $716,176.87; total monthly payroll: 217,782.16; total fringe benefits: 164,933.99; invoices: $164,761.23; total monthly expenditures: $547,477.38; monthly revenue over expenditures: $168,699.49.<BR><BR>-Donations and gifts: 1. $1,129.81 from the Target's Take Charge of Education program for the Washington Elementary at the school's discretion; 2. $1,326.98 from Target's Take Charge of Education program for the Memorial High School at the school's discretion; 3. $60.00 from Youth Girls' Softball for softball equipment; 4. $250.00 from the Kiwanis Club of Ely for the Physic's Day trip to Valley Fair; 5. $200.00 from the Ely Lions Club for the Physics Day trip to Valley Fair; 6. $222.32 from Washington Elementary PTO to be used toward the purchase of a projector for Sue Ferguson's classroom; 7. $483.00 worth of books from Joe Murphy for the Memorial High School Media Center; $50.00 from Zupancich Bros. of Ely for the Science Fair.<BR><BR>-Child care leave during the 2008/2009 school year for Janelle Hart, contingent on the hiring of a suitable replacement.<BR><BR>-Re-format Policies 006 Drug-Free Workplace/ Drug- Free School, 015 Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds, 220 Tax Shelter Plans, 309 Student Disability Non-Discrimination, 505 Student Medication and Procedure F Drug Free Workplace Acknowledgement.<BR><BR>-Appoint Megan Anderson as Head Volleyball Coach for the 2008/2009 school year at $3564.00 (3rd year experience).<BR><BR>-Appoint Kurt Mattila as Head Hockey Coach for the 2008/2009 school year at $4752.00 (3rd year experience).<BR><BR>-Hire Marc Poshak as 3.5 hour per day bus driver for the 2008/2009 school year at $16.14/hr.<BR><BR>-Approve Ely high school band trip (March 26-29).<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt the Resolution Placing Tamia Moe on Unrequested Leave of Absence. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: None. Absent: Sorensen. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Hogan, to adopt the resolution Placing Robert Simonich on Unrequested Leave of Absence. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: None. Absent: Sorensen. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Hogan, seconded by Kellerman, to adopt the Resolution Proposing to Place Ken Hupila on Unrequested Leave of Absence. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: None. Absent: Sorensen. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the Pledge of Allegiance policy as presented. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the following policy revisions: Substitute Teachers #205 (change the word "Board" to "District"), Booster Club/ISD #696 Guidelines #610, Meal Eligibility Status/Release of Information #715. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to approve the contract with AFSCME Local No. 295 for 2007-2009 as presented. For: Erzar, Hogan, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: Kellerman. Absent: Sorensen. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Chairperson Marsnik adjourned the meeting to go into a closed session for negotiations strategy (principal's agreement).<BR><BR>Chairperson Marsnik reconvened the meeting at 8:09 p.m.<BR><BR>Moved by Hogan, seconded by Erzar, to approve the agreement with the Principal's Association for 2007-2009 as presented. For: Erzar, Hogan, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: Kellerman. Absent: Sorensen. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Hogan, to approve the contract for superintendent services for 2008/2009 with Dr. Don Langan ($58,000 with $2,000 for personal travel reimbursement). Motion carried.<BR><BR>The new proposal from the City of Ely regarding the JFK building was presented. Supt. Anderson will meet with Mayor Chuck Novak regarding the proposal. It was the consensus of the Board that whatever the agreement it would be for one year only and discussed after that time.<BR><BR>Member Hogan brought up the discussions that are taking place among the District #2142 schools regarding the possible reconfiguring of the those schools and suggested that an Ely school representative be present at these meetings. Supt. Anderson suggested the possibility of incoming superintendent Don Langan being the school's representative.<BR><BR>A meeting of the School Board was scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. in the School Board meeting room to further discuss strategic planning.<BR><BR>Safety Committee's School Board representative Erzar gave a report of the Safety Committee meeting from March 18, 2008: Defibrillators placed in both schools, emergency lighting installed in arena, emergency lighting and fire extinguishers inspected, first aid kits refilled, arena roof overhang repairs discussed, lathe, drill press and milling machine guards are being ordered, no employee injuries reported.<BR><BR>Superintendent Anderson presented a list of possible budget reductions for 2008/2009. Action will be taken at the May 12, 2008, regular School Board meeting.<BR><BR>Ray Marsnik volunteered to be the School Board representative during the negotiation of the confidential employee contracts.<BR><BR>K-12 Principal, Joselyn Murphy, gave an update of the high school and elementary schedule for 2008/20O9.<BR><BR>Upcoming meetings: April 22, 2008 - 10:00 a.m., elevator contractors meeting. Supt. Anderson asked Member Erzar to be the school's representative at this meeting; April 30, 2008 - 1:00 p.m. Finance Committee meeting (York-Jesme, Kellerman); May 6, 2008 - 6:30 p.m. - School Board Strategic Planning meeting; May 12, 2008 - 7:00 p.m. regular School Board meeting. All meetings will be held in the School Board meeting room, Memorial Bldg.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by Kellerman, to adjourn at 9:45 p.m. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>Minutes of the May 6, 2008, <BR><BR>Special Board Meeting<BR><BR>Call to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:30 p.m. All members were present except Member Kellerman.<BR><BR>The Board engaged in a general discussion with the following topics: 1). Securing financial assistance for possible district study, 2). Future planning as that relates to non-ferris mining, 3). General discussion of challenges brought on by District facilities, utility cost and maintenance.<BR><BR>Action as a result of the discussion;<BR><BR>1). Correspond with Superintendent Rick of ISD #2142 regarding any possible avenues for cooperative planning. - Letter to be sent in May.<BR><BR>2). Create "fact sheet" for Board members as talking points. - Early June.<BR><BR>3). Building evaluations - building vs. remodel or other - secure funding first.<BR><BR>4). Public meeting to gather input - Fall 2008.<BR><BR>A motion to adjourn was made by Member Hogan with a second by Member York-Jesme. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.<BR><BR>Submitted by Superintendent Ed Anderson on behalf of Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>Ely Echo 5/17/2008<BR><BR>