School Board Minutes (January 2009-August 2013)

Regular Meeting


School Board Meeting Minutes                                                   November 8, 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; Joe Domich, Ely Echo; Adam Masloski, Ely Timberjay.
3.0         Pledge of Allegiance.
4.0     Approval of Agenda
4.1      Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, 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 Kellerman seconded by Erzar, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 11, 2010. Motion carried.
6.2     Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to approve the minutes of the work session of October 11, 2010. Motion carried.
7.0     The following correspondence/informational items were presented:
7.1     Student Council Representative: Autumn Arntz: Donation is being made to the Serson family whose house recently burned down; planning Winter Frolic Week Jan. 10-14.
7.2     Ely Community Resource, Inc. Quarterly Progress Report-3rd Quarter
7.3     Letter from Washington Elementary PTO: The PTO would like playground area only to be used as a playground and not a parking area because it destroys the painted games used for the Peaceful Playground Program and the students have been collecting broken glass, bottle caps, snuff containers, etc. and using them as play items during recess. Principal Joselyn Murphy and Director of Operations/H.S. Principal Kim Belcastro will contact the PTO to schedule a meeting to discuss resolutions to this issue.
7.4     St. Louis Co. Property Management-Tony Mancuso, Director: Will finish moving leftover items out on November 16th.
7.5     Christmas Parade, Terri Muhvich: Christmas parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. Terri will be referred to Director of Operations Kim Belcastro to see if there are any student clubs interested in participating.
8.0     Old Business:
8.1     Superintendent transition: Dr. Langan stated that due to the state election outcome, the bond referendum failure and issues with the finance office it would not be in the district’s best interest to make the transition as of January 1, 2011. He will remain in his position until June 30, 2011.
8.2     School campus flower gardens: Dr. Langan will continue to work with Principal Murphy and Dir. of Operations/H. S. Principal Belcastro to find a student group to keep up the flower gardens.
9.0     New Business:
9.1     Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Richter, to adopt the Resolution Providing for Canvassing Returns of Votes of Independent School District No. 696 (Ely), Minnesota Special Election. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None. Motion carried/failed.
9.2     Moved by Erzar, seconded by York-Jesme, to adopt the Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of School District General Election. For: Erzar, Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against None. Motion carried/failed.
9.3     Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to adopt the Resolution to Expel Student “X-1” for a Period of Twelve Months. For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, York-Jesme. Against: None. Erzar abstained. Motion carried/failed.
9.4     Recommendation for board study session: school facilities: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the school board meeting room. Agenda: 1. Discuss contingency plan should the current heating system fail; 2.  Discuss Don's recommendation to consider amending Question 1 and bringing it to the voters.
10.0    Consent Agenda:
10.1    Moved by Richter, seconded by York-Jesme, to approve the following Program consent agenda:
10.1.1 Bills due and payable amounting to $214,811.55 including check numbers 45080 through 45233.
10.1.2 October 2010 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $756,066.10; total monthly payroll: $340,338.21; total fringe benefits: $241,738.00; invoices: $128,247.62; total monthly expenditures: $710,823.83; total revenue over expenditures: $45,742.27.
10.1.3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. $138.00 from the Ely Auto Service-$1 for each oil change in September to be used for the high school football program; 2. $140.00 from Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign-Michael W. Krutsch for the high school fine arts program; 3. $845.00 from the Ely Hoop Club to be used to purchase a dry erase board for the basketball program; 4. $62.50 from Smart Strategies, Holly R. Oden to be used for the high school at the school’s discretion; 5. $1065.00 from the Ely Band Boosters to purchase band equipment.
10.1.4 Approved American Indian Education Transmittal of Resolution and Parent Committee Roster
10.1.5 Granted permission for Nordic Ski team to travel out of state for training.
10.1.6 Adopted maximum U.S. General Services Administration Domestic Per Diem Rates for 2011 for superintendent, director of operations, and school board travel effective January 1, 2011.
Motion carried.
               10.2    Moved by York-Jesme, seconded by Richter, to approve the following                           Personnel Consent Agenda:
10.2.1 Recalled Karin Schmidt to teach 5th/6th grade skills class, total recall .186 FTE.
10.2.2 Approved Professional Growth subsidy payment in the amount of $1,950.00.
10.2.3 Renewed the following co/extracurricular spring positions for the 2010-2011 school year: Frank Ivancich, head coach baseball; Steve Smrekar, head coach softball; Rob Simonich, head coach golf; Brian Lamppa, assistant coach golf; Jayne Dusich, head coach girls’ track; Will Helms, head coach boys’ track.
10.2.4 Hired Sheila Clouse for the secondary English long term substitute position, approximately November 10, 2010, to January 21, 2011, in accord with the Substitute Employee Policy Code 205.
                   10.3    Policy Consent Agenda: None at this meeting.
11.0    Administrative Reports:
          11.1    Superintendent                  
11.1.1 2011 MSBA Annual Leadership Conference-attendance, housing, early birds
11.1.2 2011 co/extra-curricular pairing discussions with Babbitt-Embarrass and Tower-Soudan        
11.1.3 Ice Arena Status-looks like it will last the 2010-2011 hockey season but can’t give assurance that it will be here for 2011-2012; arena floor cannot sustain pressure and exists on borrowed time; costs $700,000 to $900,000 to fix.
11.2.1 Kimberly Belcastro, H. S. Principal/Director of Operations:
a. Fall co/extra-curricular activities summary-Tim Omerza,
     Athletic Director
                    b. Enrollment update
                             11.2.2 Joselyn Murphy, Elementary Principal:
                                       a. Curriculum adoption for 2011-2012
12.0    Moved by Kellerman, seconded by York-Jesme, to adjourn at 8:34 p.m. Motion carried.
                                                                             Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk