ISD 696 board meeting on Nov. 10, 2008

School Board Minutes<BR><BR>November 10, 2008<BR><BR>The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson Marsnik. On roll call the following directors were present: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Absent: none. Also present: Superintendent Langan, Member Elect Amy Richter, Member Elect Paul Pengal.<BR><BR>Chairperson Marsnik congratulated Amy Bianco, Ann Farley and Coach Jayne Dusich on their accomplishments in cross country competition at the state level. A letter of congratulations will be sent.<BR><BR>4.0 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.<BR><BR>5.0 There were no speakers during the Open Forum session.<BR><BR>6.0 Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 13, 2008. Motion carried.<BR><BR>7.0 The following correspondence/information items were presented: 7.1 Ely Community Resource, inc., Quarterly Progress Report - New executive director, Mary Lou Blasing, was introduced.<BR><BR>8.0 Old business: None.<BR><BR>9.0 New Business:<BR><BR>9.1 Moved by Hogan, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt the Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of School District General Election. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: none. Absent: none. Motion carried.<BR><BR>9.2 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to adopt the Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of School District Special Election (Unexpired Two Year Term). For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: none. Absent: none. Motion carried.<BR><BR>9.3 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to approve a transfer from the General Fund to the Food Service Fund in the amount of $7,347.48. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: none. Absent: none. Motion carried.<BR><BR>9.4 Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt the Resolution in Support of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission's (ARDC) Application to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to hire a Safe Routes to School Coordinator. For: Erzar, Hogan, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme. Against: none. Absent: none. Motion carried.<BR><BR>10.1 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to approve the following program consent agenda:<BR><BR>10.1.1 Bills due and payable amounting to $219,212.66 including check numbers 41581 through 41729.<BR><BR>10.1.2 September 2008 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $536,937.07; total monthly payroll: $321,936.84; total fringe benefits: $241,663.58; invoices: $130,052.42; total monthly expenditures: $693,652.84; total revenue over expenditures: ($156,715.77).<BR><BR>10.1.3 Approved the following gifts and donations: $3,724.00 from the City of Ely for Community Education; $62.00 from Wise Guys Pizza from their September Wednesday night fundraiser to be used at the school's discretion.<BR><BR>10.1.4 Approved the 2009 senior trip to Washington D.C. March 19 to March 23, 2009.<BR><BR>10.1.5 Approved Professional Growth Payments in the amount of $2,817.50.<BR><BR>10.1.6 Approved the agreement with Van Iwaarden Associations, Mpls. for an actuarial study in the amount of $8,000.<BR><BR>Motion carried.<BR><BR>10.1.7 Presented Revised 2008-2009 Revenue and Expense Budget for Board review. Board action to be taken at the December meeting.<BR><BR>10.2 Moved by Erzar, seconded by Hogan, to approve the following personnel consent agenda:<BR><BR>10.2.1 Approved Damian Foy as volunteer assistant boys' hockey coach for the 2008-2009 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office.<BR><BR>10.2.2 Hired Any Shulze and Kevin Mattila to share the assistant boys' hockey coach position for the 2008-2009 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office any other licensure or personnel data as required by policy or state and federal law and rule with wages and benefits in accord with appropriate collective bargaining agreement or district policy.<BR><BR>10.2.3 Approved Mary Grayson, Jen Gates, and Bonnie Cooley as volunteer assistant Nordic ski coaches for the 2008-2009 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office.<BR><BR>10.2.4 Hired Paula Anderson for the head Nordic ski team coach position for the 2008-2009 season with compensation paid by ISD #696 and reimbursed by the Ely Nordic Ski Club and contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office and any other licensure or personnel data as required by policy or state and federal law and rule with wages and benefits in accord with appropriate collective bargaining agreement or district policy.<BR><BR>10.2.5 Hired Tyler Fish and Sarah Lakosky to share the assistant Nordic ski team coach position for the 2008-2009 season with compensation paid by ISD #696 and reimbursed by the Ely Nordic Ski Club and contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office and any other licensure or personnel data as required by policy or state and federal law and rule with wages and benefits in accord with appropriate collective bargaining agreement or district policy.<BR><BR>10.2.6 Hired Paul Ivancich for the assistant girls' basketball coach position for the 20082009 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office and any other licensure or personnel data as required by policy or state and federal law and rule with wages and benefits in accord with appropriate collective bargaining agreement or district policy.<BR><BR>10.2.6.a Hire Doug Hirdler as volunteer assistant girls' basketball coach for the 2008-2009 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office.<BR><BR>10.2.7 Supt. Langan presented the proposed calculation of 2008-2009 health and hospitalization insurance premium payment responsibilities as guided by collective bargaining agreement with the EEA and AFSCME contracts. The calculation will need to be approved by the Ely Education Association before it's presented for Board approval. After this issue is resolved the district's Retiree Insurance Committee will meet to resume conversations.<BR><BR>10.3 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the following policy consent agenda:<BR><BR>10.3.1 Adopted revised Employment Background Checks Policy - Policy Code 255<BR><BR>10.3.2 Adopted District Web Site Development Policy - Policy Code 012.2 The following policies were presented in draft form for review and will be on the December 2008 agenda for Board action:<BR><BR>10.3.3 ISD #696 - Open Meetings and Closed Meeting Agenda draft<BR><BR>10.3.4 School Board Meeting Agenda<BR><BR>10.3.5 School Board Meeting Minutes<BR><BR>10.3.6 Public Participation in School Board Meetings/Complaints About Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations<BR><BR>10.3.7 Conflict of Interest - School Board Members<BR><BR>10.3.8 Investments<BR><BR>10.3.9 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment and Materials<BR><BR>11.1 Superintendent's Report:<BR><BR>11.1.1 Update of facilities assessment - Engineer, Chip Jacobs of Foster, Jacobs & Johnson, Inc., has been on site and will have data ready as planned. The Board will adopt facilities assessment agreement at the December meeting.<BR><BR>11.1.2 Elevator project update - The elevator is scheduled for inspection by the State inspector on November 19th.<BR><BR>11.1.3 Update on Connect-Ed contract for parent information system-implementation will be delayed until the costs to repair the arena are determined. Security cameras will be repaired and cameras will be added.<BR><BR>11.1.4 Insurance liability for the Nordic ski team-the State (Department of Natural Resources) is requesting that we up our liability from $1,000,000 to $1,200,000. Supt. Langan is looking into the matter.<BR><BR>11.1.5 Regional Legislative Forum, Thursday, November 20, 2008, in Chisholm. Erzar, Hogan, Marsnik and Supt. Langan will attend.<BR><BR>11.1.6 Update on ice arena - Member Erzar gave the update.<BR><BR>Supt. Langan commended Jim Lah, director, for a job well done with this year's fall musical, Oklahoma. A letter will be sent.<BR><BR>11.2 Principal's Report - None.<BR><BR>11.3 Board Committee Reports - Facilities Committee - Member Erzar gave an update of the ice arena: The floor has been repaired and ice is being made. Hopefully can be used starting Nov. 17th. In the mean time our girls' and boys' hockey teams are practicing at the Babbitt arena. The arena will be included in the facilities assessment. Kellerman asked how 5000 lbs. of Freon were lost without anyone noticing the loss before it was all gone, A way to monitor the system in the future will be investigated.<BR><BR>Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to adjourn at 9:00 p.m.<BR><BR>Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>Ely Echo 12/13/2008