School Board Meeting Minutes April 11, 2022

School Board Meeting Minutes April 11, 2022
(Board approved 5/9/2022)

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, Davis, Omerza, Sjoberg. Absent: Marsnik. Also in attendance: John Klarich, Interim Superintendent; Anne Oelke; Megan Anderson; 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: None at this meeting
6.0 Correspondence/Informational items:
7.a Memorial Student Council Report
7.0 Consent Agenda:
7.a Moved by Colarich, seconded by Coombe, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
7.a.1 Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of March 14, 2022
7.a.2 Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of March 28, 2022
7.a.3 Approved March 2022 receipts in the amount of $1,076,123.81 and disbursements in the amount of $535,633.69.
7.a.4 Approved March 2022 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $1,076,123.81; Transfer from Construction Funds: $535,224.87; Total monthly payroll & benefits: $482,056.05; Total invoices: $535,633.69; Total monthly expenditures: $1,017,689.74; Monthly revenue less expenditures: $593,658.94.
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
7.b Moved by Omerza, seconded by Colarich, to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda:
7.b.1 Accepted the retirement of Paula Anderson as Head Nordic Ski Coach effective immediately.
7.b.2 Approved the termination of employment of Cameo Gillson from the Paraprofessional position effective May 13, 2022, per the master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295.
7.b.3 Adopted Resolution Relating to the Termination and Non-renewal of the Teaching Contract of Brenda Check-Olson, a Probationary Teacher.
7.b.4 Adopted Resolution Relating to the Termination and Non-renewal of the Teaching Contract of Matthew Koch, a Probationary Teacher.
7.b.5 Adopted Resolution Relating to the Termination and Non-renewal of the Teaching Contract of Anja Nienow, a Probationary Teacher.
7.b.6 Reduced the following temporary AFSCME positions due to budgetary constraints effective June 3, 2022: Mary Schwinghamer, Nurse; Justin Olson, Custodian.
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
7.c Moved by Omerza, seconded by Coombe, to approve the Policy Consent Agenda:
7.c.1 Adopted revised MSBA Policy 401 Equal Employment Opportunity (with incidental revisions)
7.c.2 Adopted revised MSBA Policy 402 Disability Nondiscrimination Policy (with incidental revisions)
7.c.3 Adopted revised MSBA Policy 403 Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of School District Employees (with incidental revisions)
7.c.4 Adopted revised MSBA Policy 419 Tobacco-Free Environment; Possession and Use of Tobacco, Tobacco-Related Devices, and Electronic Delivery Devices; Vaping Awareness and Prevention Instruction (with incidental revisions)
7.c.5 Adopted revised MSBA Policy 514 Bullying Prohibition Policy (with incidental revisions)
7.c.6 Adopted revised MSBA Policy 516 Student Medication (with incidental revisions)
7.c.7 Adopted revised MSBA Policy 520 Student Surveys (with incidental revisions)
7.c.8 Adopted revised MSBA Policy 520 (form) (with incidental revisions)
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
8.0 Old Business:
9.a 21st Century Facilities Project update was given by Interim Superintendent John Klarich.
9.b Interim Superintendent John Klarich gave a budget update. He will have a presentation at the next meeting.
9.0 New Business:
9.a Moved by Omerza, seconded by Colarich, to approve Resolution Accepting Donations: 1.) $50.00 from an Mesabi Community Orchestra to be used for Band; 2.) $40.00 from Kevin and Jessica Dunn to be used for a band trophy; 3.) $24.26 from Crystal Fink to be used for high school supplies; 4.) $24.26 from 3M Matching Gift – Crystal Fink to be used for high school supplies. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
10.0 Reports:
10.a Athletic Director – Tom Coombe
10a.1 Acknowledged the retirement of Paula Anderson as Head Nordic Ski Coach
10.a.2 Excellent turnout for spring sports
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 April 4 was 233
10.c.2 9 week summer skills program including PreK
10.c.3 MCA testing begins April 25 through May 1
10.c.4 Posted for Reading and Math Corps Tutors for 2022-2023
10.c.5 Kindergarten registration is May 18 at 5:30 p.m.
10.c.6 Professional Development for the 2022-2023 school year
10.c.7 Upcoming dates
10.d 6-12 Principal – Megan Anderson
10.d.1 6-12 pupil count on April 5 was 280
10.d.2 MCAs will be administered in Math, Reading and Science beginning April 25.
10.d.3 Spring athletics, activities and field trips are being planned across all grade levels.
10.d.4 Junior/Senior Prom will be held Saturday, April 30; Senior Awards day on May 11; Spring Fling for Grades 7-9 on May 7.
10.d.5 Amy Kingsley, Tracy Anderson and the Junior Class are accepting prom dresses and formal wear for a “Formal Wear Swap” which will take place next week, allowing students to find formal attire for these upcoming events.
10.d.7 Upcoming dates
10.e Superintendent – John Klarich
10.e.1 Actively working on the building and water project
11.0 Board members comments and concerns
12.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza to adjourn at 6:26 p.m. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk

Ely Echo May 14, 2022