Special Meeting of the School Board April 27, 2020 (Board approved 5/11/2020)

1.0 The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:49 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present via teleconference: Colarich, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Also present via teleconference: Erik Erie, Superintendent; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Keith Vandervort, Timberjay; Megan Anderson, Anne Oelke, Tim Leeson, Gary Cerkvenik, Jeff Anderson, Janelle Hart.
3.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Sjoberg, to authorize the superintendent to submit all required information to the Commissioner of Education to request Review and Comment on an appoximate $19,464,442 construction project financed in part through the issuance of $10,000,000 of voter-approved building bonds, if approved by voters. The project would include the following: A. Creating a safe and secure campus by joining existing buildings with a new building; B. Renovation of existing buildings. YES: Colarich, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. NO: None. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
4.0 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Colarich, to ratify the 2019-2020/2020-2021 Master Agreement between Independent School District No. 696, Ely, Minnesota and the Ely Education Association. YES: Colarich, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Sjoberg. NO: Pointer. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-1)
5.0 Moved by Mann, seconded by Pointer, to accept the resignation/retirement of Bo DeRemee from his science teacher position effective August 28, 2020. YES: Colarich, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. NO: None. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
6.0 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Pointer, to adjourn at 7:00 p.m. YES: Colarich, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. NO: None. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)

Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk

Ely Echo May 16, 2020