School Board Minutes (January 2009-August 2013)

Regular Meeting

 

School Board Meeting Minutes                                                             April 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, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Absent: None. Also present: Elementary Principal, Joselyn Murphy; 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     4.1      Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to approve the agenda as
          amended. Motion carried.
5.0     Open Forum: Ann Spangler, Safe Routes to School Grant Coordinator, asked that the board and administration take careful consideration in regards to the safety of the students as they arrive on and depart from campus when configuring the facility plan. As a parent she expressed concern about building security.
6.0     Approval of Past Meeting Minutes:
6.1     Moved by Richter, seconded by Erzar, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 8, 2010. Motion carried.
6.2     Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the minutes of the special meeting of March 8, 2010. Motion carried.
6.3     Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to approve the minutes of the study session of March 23, 2010. Motion carried.
7.0     The following correspondence/informational items were presented:
7.1     Jenna Potter, Student Council Representative, was present and gave an update of activities: The hypnotist, Sammy Dare, was well received by the students; will be holding Anti-Drug week; after school activities for students; holding elections for next year soon; continue to have weekly teacher appreciation day.
8.0     Old Business: None at this meeting.
9.0     New Business:
9.1     Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the Q Comp application as presented. Motion carried.
9.2     Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Kellerman, to adopt Calendar Draft A for 2010-2011 school year. For: Kellerman, York-Jesme. Against: Erzar, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter. Motion failed.
          Moved by Richter, seconded by Erzar, to adopt Calendar Draft B for the 2010-2011 school year. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.
9.3              The 2009-2010 revenue and expenditure final budget draft was distributed for review. (Board action at May meeting). The 2010-2011 revenue/expense budget draft will be distributed for review at the special meeting on April 22nd. (Board action at June meeting).
9.4              Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Erzar, to adopt the Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried.
9.5              Proposed placement for Unrequested leave of Absences:
9.5.1   Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt the Resolution Proposing to Place Myia Conro on Unrequested Leave of Absence to the extent of .4 FTE. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None.
9.5.2   Moved by Pengal, seconded by Richter, to adopt the Resolution Proposing to Place Virginia Stage on Unrequested Leave of Absence to the extent of .5 FTE. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None.
9.5.3   Moved by Pengal, seconded by Kellerman, to adopt the Resolution Proposing to Place Todd Hohenstein on Unrequested Leave of Absence to the extent of .4 FTE. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against. None.
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 $267,575.09 including check numbers 44154 through 44275.
10.1.2 March 2010 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $776.776.04; total monthly payroll: $207,450.78; total fringe benefits: $209,106.09; invoices: $145,461.44; total monthly expenditures: $562,018.31; total revenue over expenditures: $214,757.73.
10.1.3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1.$200.00 from the Ely Lions Club for the Physics trip to Valley Fair; 2. $50.00 from the Ely Jaycees for the Physics trip to Valley Fair; 3. $250.00 from the Kiwanis Club of Ely for the Physics trip to Valley Fair; 4. $100.00 from the Washington Elementary PTO for the Accelerated Reader Program; 685 football helmets, 600 sets of lower bottom pads and pants (estimated value of $40,000)-will fit youth ranging from 3rd grade to varsity from Chaska Chanhassen Football Association (CCFA) for the football program.
10.1.4 Approve all day/every day kindergarten for 2010-2011. This item was pulled from the consent agenda at the request of Chairman Marsnik for further discussion. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pengal, to table the approval of all day/every day kindergarten until more data and financial information can be presented. For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, York-Jesme; Against: Erzar, Richter. Motion carried.  Chairman Marsnik requested the following data: 1. Does all day/every day kindergarten improve student achievement, 2. does it close achievement gaps, 3. does it cut down on needs for special services? He also requested information of what the actual cost to the district will be. Director Kellerman requested a copy of the kindergarten program for this year and the one for next year (if all day/every day kindergarten) and number of students. The board requested to receive this information by Wednesday, April 21st so they can review it prior to the special meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room. (There will be board action in regard to the all day/every day kindergarten program). Principal Murphy stated there is not a lot of information available in regard to affect on student achievement, etc.; she will ask Megan Devine (kindergarten teacher) to attend the special meeting to present what  information she has found regarding the all day/every day kindergarten program.   
10.1.5 Approved quotes for milk supply for 2010-2011: Dean Foods North Central, Inc. – Fat free chocolate milk .1860, 2% milk .1860, skim milk .1710, 1% milk .1780 with prices based on April 2010 Fluid Milk Escalator Clause. This was the only quote received.
10.1.6 Approved quotes for bread supply for 2010-2011:
          Pan-O-Gold Baking Company:
Whole Grain White 1 ½ # Sandwich $1.25
                                      White 1 ½# Sandwich                   $1.10
                                      Coney Buns (per dozen)                $1.20
                                      Hamburger Buns 4” (per dozen)      $1.20
                                      Foot Long Buns (per dozen)           $2.20
                                      White Dinner Rolls 16 ct.                $1.20 (12 ct.)
                                      Wheat Dinner Rolls 16 ct.               $1.25 (12 ct.)
                                      English Muffins (per dozen)             $2.00
                                      Deli (Hoagie) Buns for Subs            $3.10 (24 ct.)
                                      (per dozen)
                                      Sara Lee Fresh Bakery:       
Whole Grain White 1 ½ # Sandwich $1.03 (20 oz. loaf)
                                      White 1 ½# Sandwich                   $1.16
                                      Coney Buns (per dozen)                $1.125
                                      Hamburger Buns 4” (per dozen)      $1.159
                                      Foot Long Buns (per dozen)           $2.34
                                      White Dinner Rolls 16 ct.                $1.20 (12 ct.)
                                      Wheat Dinner Rolls 16 ct.               $1.25 (12 ct.)
                                      English Muffins (per dozen)             $1.75
                                      Deli (Hoagie) Buns for Subs            $1.50
                                      (per dozen)
The quote submitted by Sara Lee Fresh Bakery was selected as it is the lowest.
                             10.1.7 Approved Quotes for 2010-2011 propane supply:
Como Oil – tanker $1.419, bobtail $1.569; Starkman Oil – tanker $1.42, bobtail $1.65; Ferrellgas – tanker $1.42, bobtail $1.599; Range LP – tanker $1.489, bobtail $1.759. The quote submitted by Como Oil (tanker and bobtail) was selected as it is the lowest.
Motion carried.
               10.2    Moved by Pengal, seconded by Erzar, to approve the following                                        Personnel Consent Agenda:
10.2.1 Accepted resignation of Sandra Chelesnik, elementary teacher, effective June 4, 2010.
10.2.2 Accepted resignation of Carol Zupancich, elementary secretary, effective June 25, 2010.
10.2.3 Approved Kathy Zupancich as volunteer assistant coach for the girl’s and boy’s track program for the 2009-2010 school year contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office.
10.2.4 Approved Kit Anderson as volunteer assistant girl’s track coach for the 2009-2010 school year contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office.
10.2.5 Approved Andrea Strom as volunteer assistant girl’s track coach for the 2009-2010 school year contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 district office.
10.2.6 Approved Agreement Between ISD #696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
10.2.7 Hire Ruth Lah for the Kindergarten teacher position for the 2010-2011 school year (BA Step 1, $32,241.00) contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 office and under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy. This item was removed and  will be placed on the agenda for the April 22, 2010, special meeting.
10.2.8 Hire Brian Lamppa for the Physical Education/Health teacher and Head Football Coach positions for the 2010-2011 school year (BA Step 7, $41,474.00 plus $5,280.00 for coaching) contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check with ISD #696 office and under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy. This item was removed and will be placed on the agenda for the April 22, 2010, special meeting.
                             Motion carried.
10.3    Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Erzar, to approve the following Policy Consent Agenda:
10.3.1 Amended the At Will Employee Policy (Policy Code 225, Staff) (addition of school nurse position and substitute school nurse position, $24.18/hr. – same wage as 2008-2009). Motion carried.
          11.0    Program:
11.1    Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt Building Configuration Option 2 (keeping Memorial, Washington, and Industrial Arts, and closing JFK), and amended as follows: to proceed to convert to hot water heat system for Memorial and Washington buildings this year (2010), and scheduling Industrial Arts for 2011 with it remaining on a temporary system for the 2010-2011 school year. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: Pengal. Motion carried.
11.2    ISD #696 – Ely Public Schools Transportation Plan as of April 2010 was submitted by Transportation Director, Jeff Jankowski, and  presented by Supt. Langan for review. It will be included with the five year facility plan at the May meeting.
12.0    Administrative Reports:
12.1    Superintendent:
12.1.1 Bimonthly report of personnel evaluations – finished draft of last evaluation - Joselyn Murphy, Elementary Principal, and will review it with her soon.
12.1.2 Gate fee changes for baseball – fees will continue to be charged.
12.1.3 Cash flow for 2009-2010 is under control; for 2010-2011 it will be managed by Aid Anticipation Certificate sale
12.1.4 Retroactive date of school leader’s errors and omissions coverage – from now on insurance carriers must include retro date no later than 2000 (or nothing) in the school’s policy.
12.1.5 Chairman Marsnik and Treasurer York-Jesme will be on the superintendent evaluation committee.
12.2    Principals:
          12.2.1 Joselyn Murphy, Elementary Principal:
-Bimonthly report of personnel evaluations – will have her scheduled evaluations completed by the end of April.
-A folder of information, put together by Megan Devine (kindergarten teacher) to be given out at kindergarten orientation on April 27th was presented.
          12.2.2 Kim Belcastro, High School Principal:
-Tim Omerza, Athletic Director, presented the MSHSL student interest survey results.
-Bimonthly report of personnel evaluations
-Presented draft of class schedule for 2010-11
12.3    Board Committee Reports: None.
13.0    Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to adjourn at 9:55 p.m. Motion carried.
 
 
 
                                                                             Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk