School Board Work Session and Meeting, October 11, 2010

School Board Work Session <BR><BR>October 11, 2010<BR><BR> 1.0 The work session of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 5:30 p.m. in the school board meeting room.<BR><BR>2.0 The following directors were present: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, York-Jesme, Pengal. Absent: Richter. Also present were Donald Langan, Superintendent; Kim Belcastro, Director of Operations/High School Principal; and Adam Masloski, Ely Timberjay.<BR><BR>3.0 Agenda:<BR><BR>3.1 Building Project: <BR><BR>-Dr. Langan presented the Expenditure Analysis Relating to Operating Referendum, September 11, 2006. Copies will be made and distributed at the facility improvement referendum informational meetings on October 12, 2010, and October 28, 2010. <BR><BR>-The board will need to decide if a construction manager or a general contractor will be used for the project.<BR><BR>3.2 Budget Review:<BR><BR>-Online learning was discussed; language will need to be added in the collective bargaining agreement in the future to address staffing of lab time.<BR><BR>-Memorandum of Agreement on Alternative Teacher Professional Pay was discussed.<BR><BR>-The revised 2010-2011 school calendar including Q-Comp workshop days was discussed.<BR><BR>-Information about the implementation of the Q-Comp program will be presented to the public.<BR><BR>4.0 Adjournment:<BR><BR>4.1 Moved by Erzar, seconded by Pengal, to adjourn at 6:55 p.m.<BR><BR>Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>School Board Meeting Minutes<BR><BR> October 11, 2010<BR><BR>The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik. <BR><BR>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; Joe Domich, Ely Echo; Adam Masloski, Ely Timberjay.<BR><BR>Pledge of Allegiance.<BR><BR>4.0 Approval of Agenda<BR><BR>4.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, 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 Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the minutes of the work session of September 13, 2010. Motion carried. <BR><BR>6.2 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 13, 2010. Motion carried.<BR><BR>7.0 The following correspondence/informational items were presented: <BR><BR>7.1 Student Council Representative: None present.<BR><BR>7.2 Ely Education Association Seniority List as of October 1, 2010<BR><BR>7.3 Non-Certified Seniority List as of October 1, 2010<BR><BR>7.4 Ely Education Foundation, Inc. - School Campus Flower Gardens: The Foundation will regretfully no longer maintain the school flower gardens due to it being too exhaustive for their small group and due to lack of funds to maintain the gardens. The garden fund set up by Ms. Rozman in the 1990's has been depleted. A thank you will be sent to the Ely Education Foundation thanking the members who worked to maintain the school gardens in past years. Dr. Langan will bring ideas on how to go forward to the board at the November meeting.<BR><BR>8.0 Old Business: <BR><BR>8.1 Boys' Cross Country Coach Compensation: The issue of a stipend will be addressed during the 2011-2013 round of bargaining with the Ely Education Association.<BR><BR>9.0 New Business: <BR><BR>9.1 Superintendent transition: Dr. Langan's contract ends on June 30, 2011; Dr. Kim Belcastro is scheduled to take over as superintendent on July 1, 2011. Dr. Langan is suggesting an earlier start of January 1, 2011, so that Dr. Belcastro will be involved in the budget and decision making for the 2011-2012 school year. Chairman Marsnik, and Clerk Kellerman will set a date to meet with the district administration to discuss the transition and bring back to the board at the November meeting.<BR><BR>9.2 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ely Education Association and the revised 2010-2011 school calendar regarding the Q-Comp program. 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 $289,591.37 including check numbers 44884 through 45079.<BR><BR>10.1.2 September 2010 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $744,039.21; total monthly payroll: $166,840.43; total fringe benefits: $170,244.76; invoices: $186,771.49; total monthly expenditures: $523,856.68; total revenue over expenditures: $220,182.53.<BR><BR>10.1.3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. $6,625.00 from the Ely Education Foundation to purchase Wish List items; 2. $230.00 from the Washington Elementary PTO for student admission to the Forest History Center; 3. $1,325.00 worth of time and materials from Voltz, Inc. for updating high school and elementary work stations; setup of group policy for grade book access for high school and elementary; 4. $803.70 from the Touch Down Club to purchase 22 equipment bags for the football program; 5. $2,229.72 from Target's Take Charge of Education fundraising program for Memorial school at the school's discretion; 6. $1,646.27 from Target's Take Charge of Education fundraising program for the Washington Elementary at the school's discretion; 7. $8,369.83 from the Ely Education Foundation to purchase Wish List items. <BR><BR>10.1.4 Approved the Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination report.<BR><BR>10.1.5 Approved Application for Cooperative Sponsorship with Silver Bay for girls' hockey program.<BR><BR>10.1.6 Approved annual senior trip to Washington DC.<BR><BR>Motion carried.<BR><BR>10.2 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:<BR><BR>10.2.1 Approved staff request for out of state travel - Cory Lassi and Frank Ivancich to attend ABCA National Baseball Coaches clinic in Nashville, Tennessee, January 6-7, 2011, the only additional expense to the district would be the cost of substitutes.<BR><BR>10.2.2 Increased Bob Braff from .8 FTE to .83 FTE; .03 FTE will be a student advisory period to free up Justin Lindgren from student advisory and re-allocate to instrumental music. <BR><BR>10.2.3 Increased 2010-2011 FTE allocation to accommodate 6th grade skills class, total increase .186 FTE.<BR><BR>10.2.4 Approved Dave Jarecki as volunteer team trainer for the football team for the 2010-2011 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check on file in the district office.<BR><BR>10.2.5 Approved Mary Grayson as volunteer assistant Nordic ski coach for the 2010-2011 season contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check on file in the district office. <BR><BR>10.2.6 Granted Maternity leave (30 days paid) to Megan Anderson (starting approx. January 18, 2011) in accord with the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy.<BR><BR>10.2.7 Hired Todd Aho for the assistant boys' hockey coach position for the 2010-2011 season in accord with the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy and contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check on file in the district office. <BR><BR>10.2.8 Hired Ann Spangler for the noon supervisor position (2 hrs. 20 minutes per day; $9.40/hr., student contact days) vacated by Kathy Gessler who was hired as special education paraprofessional at the September 13, 2010, regular meeting.<BR><BR>10.2.9 Hired Mary Mills for the Early Childhood Special Education long term substitute position (Anne Oelke's position), approx. Oct. 21, 2010, through December 22, 2010, in accord with Substitute Employee Policy Code 205 <BR><BR>10.2.10 Approved Kristi Mattila as volunteer hockey cheerleading advisor for the 2010-2011 school year contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check on file in the district office.<BR><BR>10.3 Policy Consent Agenda: None at this meeting.<BR><BR>11.0 Administrative Reports:<BR><BR>11.1 Superintendent:<BR><BR>11.1.1 MN School Boards Association Leadership Conference: Call for Presentations, show and Tell Participation, All State School Board <BR><BR>11.1.2 Bond referendum update: Next community informational meeting is on Tuesday, October 13, 2010; flyers will be mailed to district residents via the North Country Saver on October 16th; responses to all questions will be posted to the district's website www.ely.k12.mn.us.<BR><BR>11.2 Principals' Report:<BR><BR> 11.2.1 Kimberly Belcastro, H. S. Principal/Director of Operations: <BR><BR>a. Home school report: we have 38 registered home schooled<BR><BR> students as of 10/1/2010<BR><BR>b. Laurie Kess was present to give an update on online learning in the district <BR><BR> 11.2.2 Joselyn Murphy, Elementary Principal: <BR><BR>a. None at this meeting.<BR><BR>11.3 Board Committee Reports:<BR><BR>a. None at this meeting.<BR><BR>12.0 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pengal, to adjourn at 8:23 p.m. Motion carried.<BR><BR> Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk<BR><BR>Ely Echo 11/13/2010