School Board Meeting Minutes December 13, 2021

School Board Meeting Minutes
December 13, 2021
(Board approved 1/10/2022)

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, Coombe, Marsnik, Omerza, Sjoberg, Visser. Also in attendance: Erik Erie, Superintendent; Anne Oelke; Megan Anderson; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Keith Vandervort, Timberjay.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Colarich, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
5.0 Open Forum
5.a Truth in Taxation
1. Discussion of 2021-2022 Budget
2. Discussion of 2021 Payable 2022 Levy
3. Opportunity for questions from taxpayers
5.b Public comment
6.0 Correspondence/informational items:
6.a Memorial Student Council Report
6.b Superintendent’s Performance Evaluation Summary
6.c Ely Memorial High School Activities – Fall 2021 Summary – Tom Coombe, Athletic Director
6.d Megan Anderson – District Assessment Coordinator – 2021 Assessment Report
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 November 8, 2021
7.a.2 Approved the minutes of the study session of November 22, 2021
7.a.3 Approved November 2021 receipts in the amount of $680,476.69 and disbursements in the amount of $1,633,227.73.
7.a.4 Approved November 2021 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $680,476.69; Transfer from Construction Funds: $1,366,708.32; Total monthly payroll & benefits: $454,625.07; Total invoices: $1,633,227.73; Total monthly expenditures: $2,087,852.80; Monthly revenue less expenditures: ($40,667.79).
7.a.5 Adopt Resolution Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination
7.a.6 Adopt maximum U.S. General Services Administration Domestic 2021 Per Diem Rates for meal reimbursement and maximum lodging rates for all district employee travel
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
7.b Moved by Colarich, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda:
7.b.1 Hired Laurel Kaercher for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $16.90/hour) effective November 9, 2021, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295.
7.b.2 Hired Aaron Kaercher for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $16.90/hour) effective November 9, 2021, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295.
7.b.3 Approved the following as a volunteer assistant coach as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director and Head Coach Jake Myers, per school board policy: Carter Manning, volunteer assistant hockey coach.
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
7.c Moved by Omerza, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the Policy Consent Agenda:
7.c.1 Third reading and adoption of revised MSBA Policy 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings
7.c.2 Third reading and adoption of MSBA Policy 512 School Sponsored Student Publications and Activities (this is a new policy)
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
8.0 Old Business:
8.a 21st Century Facilities Project update was given by Superintendent Erie and Todd Erickson, Kraus-Anderson.
8.b Moved by Omerza, seconded by Visser, to approve the revised Ely Public Schools Safe Learning Plan. YES: Colarich, Coombe, Omerza, Sjoberg, Visser. NO: Marsnik. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-1)
9.0 New Business:
9.a Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to approve qualified low bidders for Bid Package #3 work scopes that were submitted in a timely manner, were fully executed with no missing documentation and were in full compliance with the bidding instructions. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
9.b Moved by Visser, seconded by Colarich, to approve the World’s Best Workforce Report and Summary as presented. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
9.c Moved by Omerza, seconded by Sjoberg, to certify the 2021 Payable 2022 Levy in the amount of $2,085,911.06. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
9.d Moved by Colarich, seconded by Marsnik, to reconfigure the Ely Safe Learning Plan Advisory Council (ESLPAC) to reduce current membership to consist of the Superintendent, Principals, and a board member. YES: Colarich. NO: Coombe, Marsnik, Omerza, Sjoberg, Visser. Motion failed. (VOTE: 1-5)
9.e Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Colarich, to accept the resignation of Superintendent Erie effective January 30, 2022. Motion carried.
(Vote: 6-0)
9.f Moved by Visser, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve Resolution Accepting Donations: 1.) $6,000.00 from Ely Educational Foundation to be used for Early Childhood Classroom; 2.) $1,700.00 from Ely Educational Foundation to be used for the 5th grade music class; 3.) $400.00 from Kiwanis Club of Ely to be used for Early Childhood Family Education; 4.) $385.00 from Kiwanis Club of Ely to be used for National Honor Society fees; 5.) $200.00 from Burntside Lake Association to be used for Reading Specialist Ruth Lah; 6.) $48.52 from Crystal Fink to be used for high school general supplies; 7.) $48.52 from 3M Matching Gift – Crystal Fink to be used for high school supplies. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
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 as of December 7 was 222
10.c.2 Upcoming dates
10.d 6-12 Principal – Megan Anderson
10.d.1 6-12 pupil count on Tuesday, December 7 was 280
10.d.2 Mid-term for Quarter 2 was on Friday, December 10
10.d.3 Winter sports are in full swing
10.d.4 Upcoming dates
10.e Superintendent – Erik Erie
10.e.1 Donations thank you
10.e.2 Resignation
11.0 Board members comments and concerns:
12.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Visser to adjourn at 8:11 p.m. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk

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