School Board Meeting Minutes December 10, 2018

School Board Meeting Minutes December 10, 2018 (Board approved 1-14-2019)
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, Sjoberg. 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 Pointer, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the agenda as
amended. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0) (Item 11.4 and 12.1.4 were deleted
from the agenda)
5.0 Open forum:
5.1 Truth-In-Taxation presentation by Kevin Abrahamson
5.1.1 Discussed 2018-2019 budget
5.1.2 Discussed 2018 Payable 2019 Levy
5.2 Opportunity for questions from taxpayers: There were no questions
asked.
6.0 Approval of Past Meeting Minutes:
6.1 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Mann, to approve the minutes of the
Regular School Board meeting of November 12, 2018. Motion carried.
(Vote: 6-0)
6.2 Moved by POinter, seconded by Omerza, to approve the minutes of the
School Board Study Session of November 26, 2018. Motion carried.
(Vote: 6-0)
6.3 Moved by Mann, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the minutes of the
School Board Special Meeting of November 26, 2018. Motion carried.
(Vote: 6-0)
7.0 The following correspondence/informational items were presented:
7.1 Student Council Representative: Student Council President Luke Olson
was present and reported that they have been meeting every Tuesday
morning. They will be holding a holiday dance for grades 9-12 on
December 15 and they’ve been working on Winter Frolic which will be
held February 4-8, 2019.
7.2 Ely Memorial High School Activities - Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 Summary
- Tom Coombe, Athletic Director
8.0 K-5 Principal’s Report - Anne Oelke
8.1 Working on: teaching staff - Behavior Training and discussions; phasing
in new Language Arts curriculum; new math curriculum
8.2 Targeted Services - after school tutoring Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays
8.3 Christmas tree donated by the LaMontagne family.
8.4 Elementary Holiday Program - Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 1:15 p.m. in the
Washington Auditorium
9.0 6-12 Principal’s Report - Megan Anderson
9.1 Attended the East Range Collaboration meeting with Tim Omerza and
Janelle Hart. This collaboration is a multi-district idea looking at
opportunities to share resources to further opportunities for our students.
9.2 Winter Band/Choir Concert - Thursday, December 13. The band will be
hosting a Chicago-Style Hot Dog Feed, catered by Insula, prior to the
event.
9.3 The Minnesota Student Survey will be given to all 5th, 8th , 9th and 11th
grade students. This Is one of the longest-running youth surveys in the
nation.
10.0 Old Business:
10.1 Moved by Mann, seconded by Kellerman, to change the date and time of
the December study session from Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 from 6:00-7:00
p.m. to Monday, December 17, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Motion carried.
(Vote: 6-0)
10.2 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the criteria for varsity
letters for club activities as submitted by Athletic Director Tom Coombe.
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0).
11.0 New Business:
11.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Sjoberg, to certify the 2018 Payable
2019 Levy in the amount of $1,811,459. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
11.2 Moved by Omerza, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the World’s Best
Work Force Report and Summary as presented. Motion carried.
(Vote: 6-0)
11.3 Moved by Mann, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the ARI Next Steps
Proposal. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
11.4 FY 2018 Audit presentation by Jennifer Smith, Manager, WIPFLI (This
item was deleted from the agenda-no action taken.)
12.0 Consent Agenda:
12.1. Moved by Omerza, seconded by Mann, to approve the following Program
Consent Agenda:
12.1.1 Approve November 2018 disbursements and wire transfers in
the amount of $342,286.58 and receipts in the amount of
$430,988.14.
12.1.2 Approved November 2018 financial reports as presented: Total
monthly receipts: $1,232,538.17; totai monthly payroll:
$407,715.44; total fringe benefits: $274,650.55; invoices:
$1,028,486.89; total monthly expenditures: $1,710,852.88; total
revenue over expenditures: ($478,314.71).
12.1.3. Approved the following donations and gifts: 1. $500.00 from
Andrea Zupancich w/z’Up North Realty for the deficit lunch
program.
12.1.4 Approve FY 2018 audit as presented. (This item was deleted from
the agenda-no action taken.)
12.1.5 Approved meal reimbursement rates for district staff travel for
2019: breakfast-$10.00, lunch-$15.00, dinner-$25.00 (same rates
as 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
12.1.6 Adopt Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election
and Directing School District Clerk to Perform Other Election
Related Duties (General Election)
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
12.2 Personnel: None
12.3 Moved by Omerza, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the following
Policy Consent Agenda:
12.3.1 Adopt revised Policy 601 School District Curriculum and
Instruction Goals
12.3.2 Adopt revised Policy 603 Curriculum Development
12.3.3 Adopt revised Policy 616 School District System Accountability
12.3.4 Adopt revised Policy 802 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment and
Material
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
13.0 Superintendent’s Report-Kevin Abrahamson:
13.1 Revised budget will be presented in February.
13.2 Attended District Superintendent’s meeting Friday, Dec. 7.
13.3 Reminder about meeting with EEA regarding seniorityjULA language and
Tier 2 language in mid-January.
13.4 Meet and confer with EEA will be Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the board room.
13.5 RAMS annual meeting and dinner will be held Jan. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
14.0 Board Members Comments and Concerns:
14.1 Chairman Marsnik - presented Scott Kellerman with a plaque thanking
him for his many years of service to the school board.
15.0 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Mann, to go into a closed session to discuss
pending litigation with legal counsel. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
16.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to adjourn at 7:52 p.m. Motion carried.
(Vote: 6-0)
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk
Ely Echo 1/26/2019