School Board Meeting Minutes July 12, 2010
1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Richter, York-Jesme. Absent: Pengal. Also present: High School Principal/Director of Operations, Dr. Kimberly Belcastro; Superintendent Dr. Donald Langan; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Adam Masloski, Ely Timberjay; Eli Bissonett, WELY.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance.
4.0 Approval of Agenda
4.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to approve the agenda as
amended. Motion carried.
5.0 Open Forum: There were no requests to speak.
6.0 Approval of Past Meeting Minutes:
6.1 Moved by Erzar, seconded by Richter, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 14, 2010. Motion carried.
7.0 The following correspondence/informational items were presented:
7.1 Student Council Representative: None present.
8.0 Old Business:
8.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to accept the superintendent’s job performance evaluation and a copy be placed in his personnel file. Motion carried. Dr. Langan asked the record to reflect that he requested the meeting remain open. Motion carried.
9.0 New Business:
9.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt the Resolution Establishing Dates for filing Affidavits of Candidacy. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None. Absent: Pengal. Motion carried.
9.2 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar to adopt the Resolution Relating to Increasing the General Education Revenue of the School District and Calling an Election Thereon. The proposed referendum authorization would be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None. Absent: Pengal. Motion carried.
9.3 Resolution Relating to the Issuance of School Building Bonds and Calling an Election Thereon. Item was tabled. A special meeting was scheduled for Thursday, July 22, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the school board meeting room. Dr. Langan will present a draft ballot for review.
10.0 Consent Agenda:
10.1 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to approve the following Program consent agenda:
10.1.1 Bills due and payable amounting to $143,583.06 including check numbers 44558 through 44644.
10.1.2 June 2010 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $411,302.15; total monthly payroll: $159,405.66; total fringe benefits: $140,383.74; invoices: $375,324.49; total monthly expenditures: $675,113.89; total revenue over expenditures: ($263,811.74).
10.1.3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. 15 hours of his bus driver time from John Lahtonen for the elementary school patrol to the MN Twins game; 2. 47 gallons of fuel for the bus from Starkman Oil for the elementary school patrol to go to the MN Twins game; 3. $3,724.00 from the City of Ely for the Community Education program; 4. ½ month’s use of a portable toilet from VP’S Portable Toilets for the baseball field; 5. Two 1 year subscriptions to the Ely Echo for the Memorial and Washington media centers; 6. Two 1 year subscriptions to the Ely Timberjay for the Memorial and Washington media centers; 7. $120.00 from Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program (Michael W. Krutsch) for the Fine Arts program at the high school; 8. $100.00 from the Refer a Friend, Build Your community Charitable Gift Program – William & Julia Kallenberg for the high school; 9. $3,040.35 from the Washington Elementary PTO for transportation for the following field trips: Soudan Mine, Lindbeck’s Farm, Grand Rapids History Center, Northshore Mine, Duluth zoo, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Bois Forte Heritage Center, Ely airport, Hibbing planetarium.
10.1.4 Approved Attachment 10 (new Attachment 99)
10.1.5 Approved ISD #696 RFP for network wiring in Memorial and Washington buildings
10.1.6 Approved purchase of a new bus for 2010-2011 in the amount of $87,430.09 on state bid as per the district’s Transportation Plan.
10.1.7 Approved Evergreen Construction for our 2010-2011 snowplowing needs; lowest quote submitted: Pick-up with plow-$45.50 per hour, rubber tire loader-$70.00 per hour, grader-$75.00 per hour, dump truck-$50.00, skid steer-$65.00 per hour, sanding per load-$150.00 per load plus 10% discount on all sanding; snow removal rate: $35.00 per load per 15 yards (equipment used included in price for snow removal). Also received a quote from Louis Leustek and Sons, Inc.: Pick-up with plow-$50.00 per hour, rubber tire loader-$75.00 per hour, grader-$75.00 per hour, dump truck-$75.00, snow removal rate: $35.00 per load per 15 yards (equipment used included in price for snow removal)
10.1.8 Approved Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 membership dues $2,641.00
10.2 Moved by Erzar, seconded by Richter, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:
10.2.1 Accepted resignation of Kathy Gessler from her noon supervisor position effective at the end of the 2009-2010 school year
10.2.2 Accept resignation of Megan Anderson from the girls’ volleyball head coach position effective at the end of the 2009-2010 school year
10.2.3 Recall Todd Hohenstein, secondary science teacher, (from .6 to 1.0 FTE) contingent on receiving variance (chemistry)
10.2.4 Hired Cory Lassi for the assistant football coach position for the 2010-2011 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy
10.2.5 Grant Anne Oelke, Early Childhood Special Education teacher, maternity leave (30 days paid), beginning October 21, 2010 (approx); child care leave through December 22, 2010.
10.3 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to approve the following Policy Consent Agenda:
10.3.1 Approved Personnel Recruitment, Selection and Hiring Policy 270
10.3.2 Hiring and Renewing Co-Extra-Curricular Positions Policy 271. Director Erzar asked that this item be pulled from the consent agenda for further discussion. Moved by Erzar, seconded by Kellerman, to table 10.3.2 until the next meeting so that more information can be gathered and presented. For: Kellerman, Erzar; Against: Marsnik, Richter, York-Jesme. Absent: Pengal. Motion failed.
Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter to approve Policy 271 as presented. For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Richter, York-Jesme; Against: Erzar; Absent: Pengal. Motion carried.
11.0 Administrative Reports:
11.1.1 Joint meeting with Ely City Council, rescheduled from June 28,
2010, at 6 p.m. to August 3, 2010, at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Media Center
11.1.2 MCA test results from MDE
11.1.3 Revision of Employee Evaluation Policy 260 will be presented for consideration and the August regular meeting
11.1.4 Report on #2 boiler – this is stand by boiler – has a leak- minimal expense will be used to repair so that it is reliable as a back up boiler
11.1.5 Report on baseball field scoreboard – struck by lightening during tournament and was sent in for repairs. Bills for repairs will be collected by the district and submitted to the insurance company. Dr. Langan stated district will request help from baseball organization for deductible.
11.1.6 Report on JFK building closing hearing – no community members were present. Waiting to hear findings of hearing officer.
11.2 Principals’ Report
11.2.1 Joselyn Murphy, Elementary Principal: none
11.2.2 Kim Belcastro, High School Principal: Presented Annual Yearly Progress – MCA reading and math testing results.
11.3 Board Committee Reports: None.
12.0 Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to adjourn at 9:26 p.m. Motion carried.
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk