August 10, 2009 ISD 696

School Board Meeting Minutes August 10, 2009<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 Chairman Marsnik. On roll call the following directors were present: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, York-Jesme. Absent: Richter. Also present: High School Principal/Director of Operations, Dr. Kimberly Belcastro; Superintendent Dr. Donald Langan; Elementary Principal Joselyn Murphy; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Adam Masloski, Ely Timberjay. <BR><BR>4.0 Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried.<BR><BR>5.0 Open Forum: There were no requests to speak.<BR><BR>6.0 Approval of Past Meeting Minutes:<BR><BR>6.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 13, 2009. Motion carried. <BR><BR>7.0 The following correspondence/informational items were presented: None.<BR><BR>8.0 Old Business: None.<BR><BR>9.0 New Business: Only on consent agenda.<BR><BR>10.0 Consent Agenda:<BR><BR>10.1 Moved by Pengal, seconded by Erzar, to approve the following <BR><BR>Program Consent Agenda:<BR><BR>Bills due and payable amounting to $448,524.70 including check numbers 42910, 42930 through 43035.<BR><BR>July 2009 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $459,114.89; total monthly payroll: $41,983.99; total fringe benefits: $ 243,987.87; invoices: $268,319.97; total monthly expenditures: $554,291.83; total revenue over expenditures: ($95,176.94).<BR><BR>Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. $2,833.87 from Merle Lunceford for the purchase of chemistry text books; 2. $200.00 from the Ely Jaycees for the high school physics trip to Valley Fair; 3. $133.00 from the Ely Jaycees for the purchase of high school planners for the 7th & 8th graders; 4. $100.00 from Sally Rajamaki for a student scholarship. <BR><BR>Motion carried.<BR><BR> 10.2 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:<BR><BR>10.2.1 Accepted resignation of John Yadlosky from his position as Custodian effective September 1, 2009. A letter will be sent.<BR><BR>10.2.2 Hired Marcia Homer for the Music Director position for the 2009 high school fall musical under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy.<BR><BR>10.2.3 Hired Donna Kari for the Costumer for the Fall Musical position for the 2009-2010 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board Policy.<BR><BR>10.2.4 Hired Donna Kari for the One Act Play Director position for the 2009-2010 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board Policy.<BR><BR>10.2.5 Hired Kristen Zobitz and Emmett Penke to share the Assistant Volleyball Coach position for the 2009-2010 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy and upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with the ISD #696 district office.<BR><BR>10.2.6 Hired John Smith for the Assistant Football Coach position for the 2009-2010 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and Ely Education Association and School Board Policy and upon having a satisfactory criminal background check with the ISD #696 district office.<BR><BR>10.2.7 Approved Bill Braun as volunteer assistant football coach for the 2009-10 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with the ISD #696 district office.<BR><BR>10.2.8 Approved Cavan Fitzsimmons as volunteer assistant football coach for the 2009-10 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with the ISD #696 district office.<BR><BR>10.2.9 Approved Dave Jarecki as volunteer assistant football coach for the 2009-10 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with the ISD #696 district office.<BR><BR>10.2.10 Approved contract of Superintendent Dr. Donald Langan for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years. [$58,000 per year, $45.00 per month towards a cell phone; $579.00 per month (monthly value of a single health insurance plan)].<BR><BR>10.2.11 Hired Kaley Lindgren for the Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher position from September 28, 2009, to January 29, 2010, or until the regular teacher returns to service, whichever occurs first ($15,304.28). <BR><BR>10.2.12 Increased Myia Conro from .60 FTE (Title I instructional time), to .8 FTE (.40 FTE Title I Coordinator); total salary-$27,023.00, BS Step 2, from Title I Funds, (1.0 FTE for first semester 09-10 with evaluation of position in January 2010). <BR><BR>10.2.13 Hired Adam Gruendemann for the K-12 vocal Music Instructor position (BA Step 1 .645 FTE, $20,795.45) for the 2009-2010 school year.<BR><BR>Motion carried.<BR><BR> 10.3 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the following Policy Consent Agenda:<BR><BR>10.3.1 Approved the Media Center Policy on Material Selection.<BR><BR>Motion carried.<BR><BR>10.3.2 A draft of the Personnel Evaluation Process policy was presented for Board review. Descriptions will be updated to include job title, what standard job is expected to be performed, qualifications, responsibilities (primary and secondary) and essential functional capacities. Principals Belcastro and Murphy to present new job descriptions at the October board meeting.<BR><BR>10.3.3 Education Programs Policy Series Table of Contents. Supt. Langan contents presented.<BR><BR>11.0 Administrative Reports:<BR><BR>11.1 Superintendent:<BR><BR>11.1.1 Review of Retiree Health/Hospitalization Insurance Meeting: Supt. Langan stated that the retirees are very willing to work with the district on the issue. He will be <BR><BR>1. identifying insurance providers, 2. a third party actuarial study will be done to do an analysis of the benefits of each insurance plan's benefits, 3. the entire retiree group will be moved to that plan.<BR><BR>11.1.2 Opening of school year 2009-2010: The inservice day schedule is ready. A copy of all correspondence sent to faculty and staff will be sent to the Board members.<BR><BR>11.2 Principal:<BR><BR>11.2.1 High School Principal/Director of Operations Belcastro presented an explanation of why 65% of students are not proficient in subject areas in regards to MCA II results as requested by Clerk Kellerman at the July 13th School Board meeting.<BR><BR>11.2.1 The faculty inservice agenda was distributed.<BR><BR>11.3 Board Committee Reports: Facilities Committee-Erzar suggested that the district get back into the routine of doing an annual facility inspection. He stated it would be helpful if the district staff could submit any problems they find with the facility to Supt. Langan. Supt. Langan will get back to the Board on a date for a facility inspection.<BR><BR>12.0 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to go into a closed session to discuss negotiations strategy immediately following adjournment. Motion carried.<BR><BR>13.0 Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. Motion carried.<BR><BR>Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>Ely Echo 9/19/2009