School Board Meeting Minutes

School Board Meeting Minutes
August 22, 2022
(Board approved 9/12/2022)

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, Superintendent; Tim Leeson, Anne Oelke, Jeff Carey.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
5.0 Open Forum: None at this meeting
6.0 Correspondence/Informational items
6.a Ely Public Schools Crisis Plan update from Taylor Dickenson, Institute for Environmental Assessment (IEA).
6.b Northeast Service Cooperative mental health program correspondence
7.0 Consent Agenda:
7.a Moved by Omerza, seconded by Davis, to approve the following Pro-gram Consent Agenda:
7.a.1 Approved Washington Elementary Student Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year.
7.a.2 Approved Memorial Student Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year.
7.a.3 Approved College in the Schools at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022-2023 school year.
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
7.b Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Colarich, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:
7.b.1 Accepted the resignation of Holly Maxwell from her position as Cafeteria Aide (2 ¾ hours/day) effective August 16, 2022.
7.b.2 Hired Virginia Anderson for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $17.23/hour) ef-fective August 30, 2022, per the current master agreement be-tween ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295 and school board policy.
7.b.3 Hired Quinn Vidas for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $17.23/hour) ef-fective August 30, 2022, per the current master agreement be-tween ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295 and school board policy.
7.b.4 Hired Molly Holtz for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days, $17.23/hour) ef-fective August 30, 2022, per the current master agreement be-tween ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295 and school board policy.
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
7.c Moved by Colarich, seconded by Davis, to approve the following Poli-cy Consent Agenda:
7.c.1 Approved emergency implementation of MSBA Policy 416 Drug and Alcohol Testing
7.c.2 Approved emergency implementation of MSBA Policy 418 Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School
7.c.3 Approved emergency implementation of MSBA Policy 524 Inter-net Acceptable Use and Safety Policy
Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0)
8.0 Old Business:
8.a 21st Century Facilities Project:
8.a.1 Project review was given by Superintendent Klarich
8.b. 2 Project update was given by Todd Erickson, Kraus-Anderson and Karl Larsen, ARI.
8.b Moved by Omerza, seconded by Coombe, to approve the revised Me-morial Middle/High School class schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. Motion carried (Vote: 6-0)
8.c Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Colarich, to approve the revised Washington Elementary schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. Mo-tion carried (Vote: 6-0)
8.d Moved by Davis, seconded by Coombe, to approve revised Ice Arena Contract (October 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023) between ISD No. 696 and Ely Blue Line, Inc. Motion carried (Vote: 6-0)
9.0 New Business:
9.a Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Omerza, to approve the revised Ely Public Schools Safe Learning Plan for the 2022-2023 school year. Mo-tion carried (Vote: 6-0)
9.b Moved by Colarich, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve game worker pay increases for the 2022-2023 school year as recommended by Ath-letic Director Tom Coombe. Motion carried (Vote: 6-0)
10.0 Reports:
10.a Athletic Director – Tom Coombe
10.a.1 Fall sports have begun
10.a.2 Successful state baseball tournament
10.b Director of Facilities Report – Tim Leeson – No report
10.c K-5 Principal – Anne Oelke – No report
10.d 6-12 Principal – Jeff Carey
10.d.1 Smooth transition so far
10.d.1 14 new students in the high school
10.e Superintendent – John Klarich
10.e.1 Kelsey Borchert recognition letter
10.e.2 Teacher workshop next week
10.e.3 Open House is Sept. 8
11.0 Board members comments and concerns
12.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Sjoberg, to adjourn at 6:56 p.m. Motion car-ried. (Vote: 6-0)

Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk

Ely Echo 9/17/2022

School Board Meeting Minutes August 8, 2022
(Board approved 9/12/2022)

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. Absent: Sjoberg. Also in attendance: John Klarich, Interim Superintendent; Anne Oelke; Jeff Carey.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Davis, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
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 Omerza, seconded by Coombe, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
7.a.1 Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of July 11, 2022.
7.a.2 Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of July 25, 2022.
7.a.3 Approved July 2022 receipts in the amount of $495,890.52 and disbursements in the amount of $2,220,480.86.
7.a.4 Approved July 2022 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $495,890.52; Transfer from Construction Funds: $1,741,579.31; Total monthly payroll & benefits: $267,888.92; Total invoices: $2,220,480.86; Total monthly expenditures: $2,488,369.78; Monthly revenue less expenditures: ($250,899.95).
7.a.5 Increase breakfast and lunch prices 20 cents to be in compliance with Paid Lunch Equity (increase grades K-5 breakfast $1.35 to $1.55 and lunch $2.45 to $2.65 and grades 6-12 breakfast $1.60 to $1.80 and lunch $2.60 to $2.80) effective the 2022-2023 school year.
7.a.6 Approve Ice Arena Contract (October 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023) between ISD No. 696 and Ely Blue Line, Inc.
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
7.b Moved by Davis, seconded by Colarich, to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda:
7.b.1 Accepted the resignation of Tracy Anderson from her position as American Indian Education Liaison effective July 22, 2022.
7.b.2 Accepted the resignation of Betty Erickson from her position as Health Coordinator effective July 26, 2022.
7.b.3 Accepted the resignation of Mary Wognum from her position as Superintendent’s Assistant effective September 15, 2022.
7.b.4 Approved the following coaches as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, per school board policy: Sarah Spate, assistant cross country coach; Toni Dauwalter, Nicole Selmer, Megan Devine, Clara Roy, Trish Bulinski, volunteer assistant cross country coaches; Troy Oelke, Eddie Prijatel, Drayke Hanninen, Cory Musel, volunteer assistant football coaches; Kayci Zorman, junior high volleyball coach (stipend paid by Ely Net Club).
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
7.c Moved by Omerza, seconded by Colarich, to approve the Policy Consent Agenda:
7.c.1 Third review and adoption of revised MSBA Policy 406 – Public and Private Personnel Data
7.c.2 Third review and adoption of MSBA Policy 413 – Harassment and Violence
7.c.3 Third review and adoption of MSBA Policy 524 – Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy
Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
8.0 Old Business:
8.a 21st Century Facilities Project update was given by Interim Superintendent John Klarich.
9.0 New Business:
9.a Moved by Colarich, seconded by Coombe, to move the opening date of school from Tuesday, September 6 to Monday, September 12 for the 2022-2023 school year. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
9.b. Moved by Omerza, seconded by Davis, to accept the parking/traffic flow plan for the 2022-2023 school year. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
9.c. Moved by Colarich, seconded by Coombe, to approve revised Chromebook Agreement. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
9.d. Moved by Davis, seconded by Omerza, to approve sending a letter to Governor Tim Walz and the majority and minority leaders of the state legislature requesting a special session. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
9.e Moved by Colarich, seconded by Coombe, to approve Resolution Accepting Donations: 1.) $4.660.62 from Ely Patriotic Choir to be used for Band and Orchestra; 2.) $1,500.00 from Ely Pickleball Club to be used for Ely Community Education pickleball court resurfacing. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)
10.0 Reports:
10.a Athletic Director – Tom – no report
10.b Director of Facilities Report – Tim Leeson – no report
10.c K-5 Principal – Anne Oelke –
10.c.1 Enrollment as of 8/2/2022 is 212.
10.c.2 Summer Skills Program: 3 weeks left; 4 programs: special education, Grades K-2, 3-5 and Pre-K; approximately 55 students.
10.c.3 Final Summer Projects: complete hires, finalize staff workshop schedules and trainings, enroll new families, finalize plans for the beginning of the school year with construction.
10.d 6-12 Principal – Jeff Carey
10.d.1 Thanked the board for the opportunity and feels like this will be a great fit.
10.e Superintendent – John Klarich
10.e.1 Change orders
11.0 Board members comments and concerns
12.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Coombe, to adjourn at 7:23 p.m. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0)

Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk

Ely Echo 9/17/2022