School Board Meeting Minutes May 2018

School Board Meeting Minutes May 14, 2018 (Board Approved 6-11-2018)

1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Marsnik, Mann, Omerza, Pointer. Absent: Sjoberg. Member Sjoberg arrived at 6:04 p.m. Also present: Kevin Abrahamson, Superintendent; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Keith Vandervort, Ely Timberjay.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (5-0)
5.0 Approval of Past Meeting Minutes:
5.1 Moved by Mann, seconded by Omerza, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 9, 2018. Motion carried. (6-0)
5.2 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the minutes of the study session of April 23, 2018. Motion carried. (6-0)
6.0 The correspondence/informational items were presented
7.0 K-5 Principal’s Report – Anne Oelke (not present).
8.0 6-12 Principal’s Report – Megan Anderson
9.0 Old Business:
9.1 Facilities project update by Supt. Abrahamson
10.0 New Business:
10.1 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Mann, for the school board members to complete the Minnesota School Board Association School Board Self-Evaluation. Motion carried. (6-0)
11.0 Consent Agenda:
11.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Omerza, to approve the following
Program Consent Agenda:
11.1.1 Approved April 2018 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $223,782.72 and receipts in the amount of $822,052.14.
11.1.2 April 2018 financial reports as presented: Total monthly
receipts: $1,872,963.02; total monthly payroll: $249,099.49; total fringe benefits: $213,815.84; invoices: $903,469.77; total monthly expenditures: $1,366,385.10; total revenue over expenditures: $506,577.92.
11.1.3 Approved the following donations and gifts: 1. $100.00 from the Ely Jaycees for the physics class trip to Valley Fair; 2. $350.00 from Kiwanis Club of Ely for the physics class Valley Fair trip; 3. $100.00 from anonymous for the band department-Music ”Meridion”; 4. Two subscriptions for the 2018-2019 school year to the Timberjay for the Washington and Memorial Media Centers; 5. $500.00 from the Shopko Foundation for physics day at Valley Fair; 6. 2 subscriptions for the 2018-2019 school year to the Ely Echo for the Washington and Memorial media centers.
11.1.4 Approved to change the date of the May 28, 2018, school board study session as it falls on Memorial Day to Monday, May 21, 2018.
11.1.5 Approved agreement with Per Mar Security for updating the fire system in the Industrial Arts building in the amount of $7,789.00 for installation and equipment and $1,276.13 monthly for ongoing services.
11.1.6 Approved agreement between the Northeast Service Cooperative and ISD No. 696 to provide health and safety services for the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021.
11.1.7 Approved $2500.00 as requested by the Ely Area Girls’ Softball Club for work on the softball field.
Motion carried. (Vote 6-0)
11.2 Moved by Omerza, seconded by Pointer, to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda as follows:
11. 2. 1. Hired Kristin Mattila for the Extended School Year Paraprofessional position for June, July and August 2018 per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and school board policy.
11. 2. 2. Hired Monica Freeman for the Extended School Year Paraprofessional position for June, July and August 2018 per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and school board policy.
11. 2. 3. Hired Adam Borchert for the School Patrol Advisor for the 2017- 2018 school year per the current agreement and school board policy.
11. 2. 4. Increased Indian Education Coordinator (Kimberly Deyak) wage from $16.00 per hour to $17.00 per hour as recommended by the Indian Education Committee.
11. 2. 5. Accepted resignation of Charles Plantz from the Media Specialist position effective at the end of the 2017-2018 contract year.
11. 2. 6. Accepted resignation from Katie Townsend, from the Early Childhood Family Education Classroom Assistant position effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
11. 2. 7. Accepted the resignation of James Lah from the Assistant Speech Coach position effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
11. 2. 8. Renewed the following head coaches for the 2018-2019 school year as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, and Megan Anderson, Memorial Principal, per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy: Andrea Thomas, head volleyball coach; Amanda Vanderbeek, head dance coach, fall and winter; Jayne Dusich, head boys’ and girls’ cross country coach; Tom Mcdonald, head boys’ basketball coach; Darren Visser, head girls’ basketball coach; Ben Johnson, head hockey coach; Paula Anderson, head boys’ and girls’ Nordic skiing coach.
11. 2. 9. Reduced paraprofessional staff: Amrita Peterson, Kristi J. Johnson, Stacy Hegfors, Jan Rue.
11. 2. 10. Hired Autumn Arntz for the Extended School Year Program Instructor (School Age Program) for June, July and August 2018 per the current master agreement between ISD 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy.
11. 2. 11. Approved Darren Visser as a volunteer assistant boys’ track coach for the 2017-2018 school per school board policy.
Motion carried. (6-0)
11.3 Policy Consent Agenda: None at this this meeting.
12. Superintendent’s Report-Kevin Abrahamson

13. Board Members Comments and Concerns:
14. Moved by Pointer, seconded by Mann, to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. Motion carried. (6-0)
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

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School Board Study Session May 21, 2018 (Board approved 6-11-2018)

1.0 The study session of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:00 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None
3.0 Discussed Minnesota Rural Education Association membership for 2018-2019.
4.0 Discussed Memorandum of Understanding Between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 Ely School (re: union qualified employees).
5.0 Discussed 2018-2019 Memorial class schedule.
6.0 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Sjoberg, to adjourn at 6:27 p.m. Motion carried. (6-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

Special Meeting of the School Board May 21, 2018 (Board approved 6-11-2018)

1.0 The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:28 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None.
3.0 Moved by Mann, seconded by Sjoberg, to hire Alyce Dusich for the Cafeteria Aide position (3 ¾ hrs./day; 5 days/week; student contact days) per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295. Motion carried. (6-0)
4.0 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Pointer, to approve the memorandum of Understanding between AFSCME Local No. 295 and ISD No. 696 (re: union qualified employees). Motion carried. (6-0)
5.0 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Mann, to approve the 2018-2019 Memorial class schedule as presented. Motion carried. (6-0)
6.0 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Omerza, to approve the membership for the 2018-2019 school year with the MREA (Minnesota Rural Education Association) in the amount of $837.00. Motion carried. (6-0)
7.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Kellerman, to adjourn at 6:34 p.m. Motion carried. (6-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

Ely Echo 6/16/2018