School Board Meeting Minutes February 14, 2022

School Board Meeting Minutes
February 14, 2022
(Board approved 3/14/2022)

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 Clerk Sjoberg.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Colarich, Coombe, Omerza, Sjoberg, Visser. Absent: Marsnik. Also in attendance: John Klarich, Interim Superintendent; Anne Oelke; Tim Leeson; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Keith Vandervort, Timberjay.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
5.0 Open Forum
6.0 Correspondence/Informational items:
7.a American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Report – Jessica Anderson
7.b Memorial Student Council Report
7.c Ely Community Resources, Inc. Quarterly Progress Report – 4th Quarter, October 1 – December 31, 2021.
7.0 Consent Agenda:
7.a Moved by Visser, seconded by Coombe, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
7.a.1 Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of January 10, 2022
7.a.2 Approved the minutes of the emergency meeting of January 18, 2022
7.a.3 Approved January 2022 receipts in the amount of $676,732.12 and disbursements in the amount of $1,402,211.91
7.a.4 Approved January 2022 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $676,732.12; Transfer from Construction Funds: $679,540.78; Total monthly payroll & benefits: $371,494.93; Total invoices: $1,402,211.91; Total monthly expenditures: $1,773,706.84; Monthly revenue less expenditures: ($417,433.94).
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
8.b Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda:
8.b.1 Approved lane change request from Tim Hogan (BA Step 11 $63,782 to BA+24 Step 11 $68,360) per the current master agreement with the Ely Education Association.
8.b.2 Accepted the resignation of Autumn Boedeker as Student Council Advisor effective at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
8.b.3 Accepted the resignation of School Board Director Darren Visser effective March 14, 2022.
8.b.4 Renewed the following head coaches for the 2021-2022 school year as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy: Frank Ivancich, head baseball coach; Cory Lassi, head softball coach; Will Helms, head boys track coach; Elisa Vistica, head girls track coach; Rob Simonich, head golf coach (Ely position in co-op with NE Range).
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
8.c Policy Consent Agenda
7.c.1 Reviewed Policy 533 Wellness (there were no changes)
9.0 Old Business:
9.a 21st Century Facilities Project update was given by Interim Superintendent John Klarich.
9.b Interim Superintendent John Klarich gave an Ely Public Schools Safe Learning Plan update.
10.0 New Business:
10.a Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to approve board vacancy process. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
10.b Moved by Colarich, seconded by Coombe, to approve Costin Group Consultant Agreement in the amount of $2,000 per month from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
10.c Moved by Visser, seconded by Coombe, to approve January 2022 invoice in the amount of $2,000 from the Costin Group for monthly consulting, public relations, work in January 2022. Motion carried. (VOTE: 5-0)
10.e Moved by Visser, seconded by Omerza, to approve Resolution Accepting Donations: 1.) $4,000.00 from Ely Jaycees to be used for the Early Childhood program; 2.) face masks and hand sanitizer from Holiday Station Store to be used for staff/student use; 3.) $400.00 from Ely Educational Foundation to be used for participation fees for 2 athletes; 4.) Crystal Fink to be used for high school general supplies; 5.) $24.26 from 3M Matching Gift – Crystal Fink to be used for high school supplies. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
11.0 Reports:
11.a Athletic Director – Tom Coombe
11.a.1 Girl’s ski team qualified for the state meet this week. Boy’s ski team took fourth.
11.b Director of Facilities Report – Tim Leeson – no report
11.c K-5 Principal – Anne Oelke
11.c.1 K-5 enrollment as of February 7 was 231
11.c.2 February – I Love to Read Month
11.c.3 Student success celebration for 2nd quarter
11.c.4 Upcoming dates
11.d 6-12 Principal – Megan Anderson
11.d.1 6-12 pupil count on February 7 was 279
11.d.2 Student Council and Junior Class hosted Winter Frolic Week as well as a dance
11.d.3 Minnesota Student Survey will be given to our students again this spring. This survey occurs every three years.
11.d.4 Upcoming dates
11.e Superintendent – John Klarich
11.e.1 Thanked the board for being able to work for them
11.e.2 Update on what he has been up to since he started
11.e.3 Presented the board members with Certificates of Appreciation for Minnesota School Board Recognition Week
12.0 Board members comments and concerns
13.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Visser to adjourn at 6:51 p.m. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)

Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk

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