Ely School Board Minutes June 14

School Board Meeting Minutes<BR><BR> June 14, 2010<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. <BR><BR>On roll call the following directors were present: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Absent: None. Also present: Elementary Principal, Joselyn Murphy; High School Principal/Director of Operations, Dr. Kimberly Belcastro; Superintendent Dr. Donald Langan; Joe Domich, Ely Echo; Adam Masloski, Ely Timberjay; Eli Bissonett, WELY.<BR><BR>Pledge of Allegiance.<BR><BR>Chairman Marsnik commended Ken Hupila, girls' golf coach, and Nicolette Leustek for her advancement to the state competition; and Jayne Dusich, head girls' track coach, and Sarah Anderson for her accomplishment at state competition.<BR><BR>4.0 Approval of Agenda<BR><BR>4.1 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to approve the agenda as<BR><BR> 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 York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 10, 2010. Motion carried. <BR><BR>6.2 Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the minutes of the work session of May 25, 2010. Motion carried. <BR><BR>7.0 The following correspondence/informational items were presented: <BR><BR>7.1 Student Council Representative: None present. Director Richter commended Jenna Potter, Student Council representative, for doing a great job in keeping the board updated.<BR><BR>8.0 Old Business: None at this meeting.<BR><BR>9.0 New Business: <BR><BR>9.1 Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the 2009-2010 revenue and expenditure final budget. Motion carried.<BR><BR>9.2 Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the 2010-2011 revenue and expenditure budget. Motion carried.<BR><BR>9.3 Moved by Richter, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt the Resolution Placing Virginia Stage on Unrequested Leave of Absence to the extent of .5 FTE. For Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.<BR><BR>10.0 Consent Agenda:<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 $161,109.11 including check numbers 44441 through 44557.<BR><BR>10.1.2 May 2010 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $1,467,999.08; total monthly payroll: $518,259.69; total fringe benefits: $290,950.54; invoices: $65,899.08; total monthly expenditures: $875,109.31; total revenue over expenditures: $592,889.77.<BR><BR>10.1.3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. $120.00 from Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign-Michael and Carole Krutsch to be used for the Ely high school fine arts program in 2010-2011; 2. 226.00 from Township of Morse for the One Act Play in 2010-11, 3. 1,100 Scholastic Dollars (vouchers) earned from sales of books, etc. at PTO book fairs from the Washington Elementary PTO for the Elementary library to purchase books and supplies from Scholastic, 4. 29 books worth $284.72 from PTO Scholastic book fair from Washington Elementary PTO for the elementary library, 5. $1,224.00 from Township of Morse for the Community Education Program.<BR><BR>10.1.4 Approved the Specific Services Contract between (ARCC) Arrowhead Regional Computing Consortium and ISD #696 for 2010-2011 school year ($19,452.05).<BR><BR>10.1.5 Approved Vaaler (Casey Holland, Agent) for the district's liability insurance needs for the 2010-2011 school year ($36,758.00).<BR><BR>10.1.6 Resolution to demise the JFK building in accord with Statute. This item was pulled from the consent agenda and moved as item 10.8.<BR><BR>10.1.7 Appointed Brian Dasher, business manager, School Management Services, Inc., as district election clerk for this year's election.<BR><BR> Motion carried.<BR><BR>10.2 Moved by Erzar, seconded by Richter, to approve the month to month lease agreement for St. Louis Co leasing of the JFK building. Motion carried. (The county has accepted this lease).<BR><BR>10.3 Moved by Richter, seconded by York-Jesme, to move the 5th and 6th grade into the Memorial building beginning with the 2010-2011 school year. Motion carried. <BR><BR>10.4 The high school and elementary student handbook changes were presented for review (board action at July meeting). <BR><BR> 10.5 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:<BR><BR>10.5.1 Accepted resignation of Amy Kinsley from the student council co-advisor position effective at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.<BR><BR>10.5.2 Accepted resignation of Amy Kinsley from the &#189; assistant speech coach position effective at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.<BR><BR>10.5.3 Hired the following for head coach positions as recommended by administration for the 2010-2011 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and M.S. 122A.33; Jayne Dusich, cross country running; Brian Lamppa, football; Megan Anderson, volleyball.<BR><BR>10.5.4 Hired Cory Lassi as elementary education teacher for the 2010-2011 school year under terms and conditions of the collecting bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy (BS Step 1 $32,241.00).<BR><BR>10.5.5 Declare new vacancy for 6.5 hr./day special education paraprofessional due to new student.<BR><BR>10.5.6 Hired Ruth Leoni for the 2009-2010 special education extended school year teacher position under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy.<BR><BR>10.5.7 Hired Linda Owings for the 2009-2010 special education extended school year paraprofessional position under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and School Board policy.<BR><BR>10.5.8 Superintendent's assessment - to be formally presented at July board meeting. Chairman Marsnik and Treasurer York-Jesme (Superintendent's Assessment Committee) will meet with Dr. Langan on Friday, June 25th to discuss assessment.<BR><BR>10.5.9 Hired Robin Erickson for the high school secretary position effective 2010-2011 under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and School Board policy. This position is a transfer within the AFSCME union and is a result of the retirement of elementary secretary, Carol Zupancich and the reassignment of current high school secretary, Michele Lekatz, to the elementary.<BR><BR>Motion carried.<BR><BR>10.6 Policy Consent Agenda:<BR><BR>10.6.1 Reviewed draft of Personnel Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring-Policy 270 (board action at July meeting). Dr. Langan to reword 270.12.<BR><BR>10.6.2 Moved by Richter, seconded by Erzar, to approve the Five Year Facility and Transportation Plan as presented to be reviewed and updated annually. Motion carried. Member Erzar suggested a board work session be scheduled to update the Five Year Facility plan.<BR><BR>10.7 Reviewed draft of annual contracts for co-curricular and extra-curricular positions-Policy 271 (board action at July meeting).<BR><BR>10.8 Moved by Erzar, seconded by Richter to demise the JFK building. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Motion carried. A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Media Center.<BR><BR>11.0 Administrative Reports:<BR><BR>11.1 Superintendent:<BR><BR>11.1.1 Test results schedule from MDE (MN Department of Education)-<BR><BR>Results of annual yearly progress to district on June 28; public release on June 30; posted for districts at MDE Educator Portal on June 30; appeals can be submitted to MDE on June 30-July 29; student reports arrive in the district on July 29; superintendents receive final AYP results on August 9; public release of final AYP and AMAO results on August 10.<BR><BR>11.1.2 Scheduled a joint meeting with City Council on March 15, 2010 - Joint meeting on June 28th at 6 p.m.- will be held in the Memorial Media Center<BR><BR>11.1.3 Facilities bond project-presented letter from John Bulger, Program Finance, MDE, regarding Review and Comment. A decision will need to be made by school board if they want a bond referendum by July for October ballot or August for December ballot. Dr. Langan will look into using the November election date.<BR><BR>11.1.4 Key Club Request-Dr. Langan stated Key Club is not a MSHSL activity so members cannot letter but is willing to look at some other type of recognition for the activity. <BR><BR>11.1.5 Applied Learning Initiative Update<BR><BR>11.2 Principals' Report <BR><BR>11.2.1 Joselyn Murphy, Elementary Principal: <BR><BR> a. Bimonthly report of personnel evaluations- on schedule<BR><BR> b. Review of guidelines for instructional practices E-12<BR><BR>11.2.2 Kim Belcastro, High School Principal: <BR><BR>a. Bimonthly report of personnel evaluations-on schedule<BR><BR>b. Ely Memorial High School Activities-Spring 2009-10 Summary. The Extra and Co-Curricular Status Report: Babbitt-Embarrass, Ely, Tower-Soudan based on information from the 2008-2009 school year compiled by Scott Chiabotti and Tim Omerza (Babbitt did not submit data) was distributed. This item was requested by the school boards of ISD #696 and #2142 at the joint meeting held on February 3, 2010. <BR><BR>c. Review of guidelines for instructional practices E-12<BR><BR>11.3 Board Committee Reports: None.<BR><BR>12.0 Moved by Richter, seconded by Erzar, to adjourn at 9:18 p.m. Motion carried.<BR><BR> Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>Ely Echo 7/17/2010<BR><BR>