School Board Meeting Minutes November 8, 2021

School Board Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2021
(Board approved 12/13/2021)

1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order in the Board Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Colarich, Marsnik, Omerza, Sjoberg, Visser. Absent: Coombe. Also in attendance: Erik Erie, Superintendent; Anne Oelke; Megan Anderson.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
5.0 Open Forum
6.0 Correspondence/informational items:
6.a Memorial Student Council Report
6.b Ely Community Resource, Inc. Quarterly Progress Report – 3rd Quarter – July 1 – September 30, 2021
7.0 Consent Agenda:
7.a Moved by Visser, seconded by Omerza, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
7.a.1 Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of October 11, 2021
7.a.2 Approved the minutes of the study session of October 25, 2021
7.a.3 Approved the minutes of the special meeting of October 25, 2021
7.a.4 Approved October 2021 receipts in the amount of $856,639.74 and disbursements in the amount of $2,497,646.56.
7.a.5 Approved October 2021 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $856,639.74; Transfer from Construction Funds: $2,195,534.52; Total monthly payroll & benefits: $703,937.78; Total invoices: $2,497,646.56; Total monthly expenditures: $3,201,584.34; Monthly revenue less expenditures: ($149,410.08).
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
7.b Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda:
7.b.1 Accepted the resignation of Cindee Wright from her position as Paraprofessional (6.5 hours/day) effective October 15, 2021.
7.b.2 Accepted the resignation of Karla Lundstrom from her position as Paraprofessional (6.5 hours/day) effective October 27, 2021.
7.b.3 Accepted the resignation of Jackie Ridings from her position as Paraprofessional (6.5 hours/day) effective October 29, 2021.
7.b.4 Hired Asia Norman for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $16.90/hour) effective October 20, 2021, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295.
7.b.5 Hired Tammie Elliott for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $16.90/hour) effective October 28, 2021, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295.
7.b.6 Hired Cameo Gillson for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $16.90/hour) effective October 28, 2021, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295.
7.b.7 Hired Steve Holthaus for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $16.90/hour) effective November 8, 2021, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295.
7.b.8 Approved Megan Devine’s request to grant a third year leave of absence without pay and without loss and rights and privileges from her 1.0 FTE teaching position for the 2022-2023 school year.
7.b.9 Approved lane change request from Ruth Lah (BA+24 Step 9 $61,533 to BA+40 Step 9 $63,318) per the current master agreement with the Ely Education Association.
7.b.10 Approved Professional Growth Subsidy for the fall of 2021 in the amount of $6,600 per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association.
7.b.11 Approved the following Extra-Curricular Assignments as recommended by Megan Anderson, Memorial 6-12 Principal, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association: Sara Mason – Music Director; Molly Olson – Choreographer; Kristi Marshall – Costumer; Madeline Olson – Technician; Justin Olson – Accompanist.
7.b.12 Approved the following people for assistant coaching or volunteer assistant coaching positions as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director and head coaches, per school board policy: Erin Lowe and Jen Zgonc, junior high girls basketball coaches (stipend paid by Ely Hoop Club); Dylan Fenske and Riley Bishop, junior high boys basketball coaches (stipend paid by Hoop Club).
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
7.c Policy Consent Agenda:
7.c.1 First reading of revised MSBA Policy 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings
7.c.2 First reading of MSBA Policy 512 School Sponsored Student Publications and Activities (this is a new policy)
8.0 Old Business:
8.a 21st Century Facilities Project update was given by Superintendent Erie
8.a.1 Bid Package #3 update
8.a.2 Bid Package #4 with more renovations expected in January
8.a.3 Communication of progress on Facility Project
8.b Ely Safe Learning Plan update was given by Superintendent Erie
8.b.1 Update on positive and cumulative cases for the school year
8.b.2 Recommendations from administration
9.0 New Business:
9.a Moved by Visser, seconded by Colarich, to approve the Resolution Dissolving the Education Innovation Partners Cooperative Center, ISD No. 6091-50. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
9.b Moved by Omerza, seconded by Visser, to change the December study session date from December 27 at 6:00 p.m. to December 6 at 6:00 p.m. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
9.c Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to approve Resolution Accepting Donations. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
10.0 Reports:
10.a Athletic Director – Tom Coombe – no report
10.b Director of Facilities Report – Tim Leeson – no report
10.c K-5 Principal – Anne Oelke
10.c.1 K-5 enrollment 220 students as of November 1.
10.c.2 November 8 workshop
10.c.3 Veterans Board will be going up in the main hallway
10.c.4 Early Childhood spaces
10.c.5 Upcoming dates
10.d 6-12 Principal – Megan Anderson
10.d.1 6-12 pupil count on Tuesday, November 1 was 281
10.d.2 Annual Veteran’s Day program will be held at 10:00 on Thursday, November 11.
10.d.3 First quarter ended on Friday, November 5.
10.d.4 Upcoming dates
Upcoming dates
10.e Superintendent – Erik Erie
10.e.1 Donations thank you
10.e.2 Addressed faculty on Safe Learning Plan, budget and facilities project
10.e.3 Finance Committing meeting this Wednesday
10.e.4 District Advisory Committee next Wednesday, November 17
10.e.5 MSBA Leadership Conference January 13 & 14, 2022
11.0 Board members comments and concerns:
11.a Director Visser – Attended the band concert and said it was nice to see the band back playing.
12.0 Closed Session
12.1 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Sjoberg, to go into a closed session for the Superintendent’s mid-year evaluation at the Superintendent’s request. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
12.2 The board came out of the closed session at 9:08 p.m.
13.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Visser to adjourn at 9:09 p.m. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk

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