School Board Meeting Minutes July 11, 2022

School Board Meeting Minutes July 11, 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, Davis, Marsnik, Omerza, Sjoberg. Also in attendance: John Klarich, Interim Superintendent; Anne Oelke; Tim Leeson.
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: None at this meeting
6.0 Correspondence/Informational items: None at this meeting
7.0 Consent Agenda:
7.a Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
7.a.1 Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of June 15, 2022.
7.a.2 Approved the minutes of the special meeting of June 15, 2022.
7.a.3 Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of June 27, 2022.
7.a.4 Approved June 2022 receipts in the amount of $944,520.65 and disbursements in the amount of $2,289,518.56.
7.a.5 Approved June 2022 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $944,520.65; Transfer from Construction Funds: $1,586,349.44; Total monthly payroll & benefits: $589,392.04; Total invoices: $2,289,518.56; Total monthly expenditures: $2,878,910.60; Monthly revenue less expenditures: ($348,040.51).
7.a.6 Approved Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) dues for 2022-2023 in the amount of $1,693.00.
7.a.7 Approved the Long Term Facilities Maintenance (LTFM) plan.
7.a.8 Approved Managed Services Contract with Voltz effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
7.a.9 Adopted Resolution Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy (General Election) to be held on November 8, 2022.
7.a.10 Adopted Resolution Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy (Special Election) to be held on November 8, 2022.
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
7.b Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Coombe, to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda:
7.b.1 Approved Bus Maintenance Diesel Mechanic Agreement (Jeff Johnston) effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
7.c Policy Consent Agenda
7.c.1 First reading of revised MSBA Policy 406 – Public and Private Personnel Data
7.c.2 First reading of revised MSBA Policy 413 – Harassment and Violence
7.c.3 First reading of revised MSBA Policy 524 – Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy
8.0 Old Business:
8.a 21st Century Facilities Project update was given by Interim Superintendent John Klarich.
8.a.1 Ledge rock blasting discussion
8.b Tim Leeson updated the board on his plan to heat the arena locker rooms for the upcoming school year.
8.c Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Davis, to approve letter from Todd Hohenstein rescinding his extended leave of absence request. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
9.0 New Business:
9.a Moved by Colarich, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the Superintendent Mentorship Agreement between ISD No. 696 and Anne Oelke, effective July 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Motion carried (Vote: 6-0)
9.b. Discussion regarding the revised Memorial High School schedule for the 2022-2023 school year.
9.c. Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Coombe, to approve new addition office furniture quote from Premier F&E in the amount of $65,537.83. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
9.d Moved by Omerza, seconded by Colarich, to pursue cooperative agreements with Vermilion Country School for football, hockey, volleyball, boys basketball, girls basketball, softball, track and field for the 2022-2023 school year. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
9.e Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Coombe, to approve Resolution Accepting Donations: 1.) $800.00 from the Town of Morse to be used for Ely Community Education. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
10.0 Reports:
10.a Athletic Director – Tom
10.a.1 Fall sports sign up is August 8 and practice begins August 15.
10.b Director of Facilities Report – Tim Leeson
10.b.1 Applied for a grant offered by SFM and were awarded $558.13. This will cover half of the cost of a replacement brush for the skid steer.
10.b.2 Staff is working on plaster repair and painting in the Memorial building.
10.b.3 Temporary water line is installed for Washington and Memorial.
10.b.4 Met with Principal Carey and Principal Oelke for a campus tour.
10.b.5 Said he would offer transportation from Babbitt or Tower to Ely for practices but students would have to find their own transportation home.
10.c K-5 Principal – Anne Oelke – no report
10.d 6-12 Principal – Jeff Carey - no report
10.e Superintendent – John Klarich
10.e.1 Will get an update in two weeks from Todd Erickson with KA and Ray has asked that Karl Larsen also attend.
10.e.2 Updated the board about his meeting with the Touchdown Club.
10.e.3 He asked the Track Club to send an estimate for track improvements.
11.0 Board members comments and concerns
12.0 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Colarich, to adjourn at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)

Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk

Ely Echo 8/20/22