School Board Minutes (January 2009-August 2013)

Regular Meeting

 

 
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: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pointer, Richter, Skradski. Absent: Pengal. Also present: Kimberly Belcastro; Superintendent; Joe Domich, Ely Echo; Gary Tridgell, Foster, Jacobs & Johnson; Tiffany Anderson, Northeast Service Cooperative; Kelly Klun, district legal counsel. Pengal arrived at 7:20 p.m.
3.0     Pledge of Allegiance
4.0     Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Richter, to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried.
5.0     Open Forum: None at this meeting.
6.0     Approval of Past Meeting Minutes:
6.1     Moved by Pointer, seconded by Richter, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 11, 2011. Motion carried.
7.0     The following correspondence/informational items were presented:
7.1     Student Council representative: None present.
7.2     Gary Tridgell of Foster, Jacobs and Johnson presented a status report on the heating system replacement project. Gary will provide photographs of the project for district files.
7.3     Tiffany Anderson from the Northeast Service Cooperative gave an update on the Middle Mile Fiber Project. Plans are for a 14x30 building to be built behind the arena to house equipment for the project. A final lease will be presented to the board for approval at the September meeting. Moved by Richter, seconded by Skradski, to give permission to the Northeast Service Cooperative to do a site survey at their expense.
7.4     Ely Community Resource, Inc. Quarterly Progress Report-2nd Qtr.-April 1-June 30, 2011 was presented
8.0     Old Business:
8.1     None at this meeting.
9.0     New Business:
9.1     Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Richter, for yearbook to be a letter earning activity. Motion carried.
9.2     Moved by Richter, seconded by Pengal, to terminate the contract with School Management Services (SMS) effective immediately. Motion carried.
          Moved by Richter, seconded by Pointer, to direct the superintendent to post for the part-time business manager position. Motion carried.
10.0    Consent Agenda:
10.1    Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Richter, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
10.1.1 July 2011 disbursements and wire transfers amounting to $1,367,293.97 including check numbers 46399 through 46480 and receipts in the amount of $ 439,020.96.
10.1.2 July 2011 financial reports as presented: None at this meeting.
10.1.3 Approved the following gifts and donations: None at this meeting
10.1.4 Increased adult breakfast purchase price from $1.50 to $1.55 as directed by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Food and Nutrition Service
10.1.5 Approved equipment lease agreement with Excel Business Systems, Inc. of Hibbing for five copiers (E-STUDIO655SE, E-STUDIO655SE, E-STUDIO4540C Color, E-STUDIO205SE, E-STUDIO203S) $503.21 plus applicable taxes monthly for 63 months plus $75.00 document included on first invoice. (Copiers arrived in the district on 8-11-2011).
                             Motion carried.
10.2       Moved by Pointer, seconded by Richter, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:
10.2.1 Hired the following for winter head coach positions as recommended by administration for the 2011-2012 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and M.S. 122A.22: Kurt Mattila, head hockey coach.
10.2.2 Hired Ryan Lindsay for the assistant volleyball coach position for the 2011-2012 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy
10.2.3 Renewed the following co-extracurricular fall positions for the 2011-2012 school year under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and school board Policy: Janelle Hart, junior class advisor and junior banquet advisor; James Lah, fall Musical director; Marcia Homer, fall musical music director
10.2.4 Renewed the following co-extracurricular winter positions for the 2011-2012 school year per under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy: Donna Kari, head speech coach
The school board directed Superintendent Belcastro to post any co-extracurricular positions where a letter of intent has not been received as they are considered vacant per policy 271 Hiring and Renewing Co-Extra Curricular Position adopted 7-12-2010.
10.2.5 Accepted resignation of Audra Carlson from the 1.0 FTE elementary special education long term substitute position for the 2011-2012 school year. The Board hired her at the July 11, 2011, meeting. (Audra has accepted a special education position with the school district of Superior, WI).
10.2.6 Accepted resignation of Kelsey Borchert from the Early Childhood Family Education-Parent Educator position effective immediately.
10.2.7 Hired Ann Spangler for the School Patrol Advisor position under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board Policy ($750.00 per school year)
10.2.8 Hired Amy Mather for the cafeteria aide position ($12.75/hr., 2 ¾ hours per day, 5 days per week; student contact days)
10.2.9 Rehired Kristy Johnson for the cafeteria aide/cashier position ($12.75, 2 ¾ hours per day, 5 days per week; student contact days)
10.2.10          Hired Barb Barton for the 1.0 kindergarten long term substitute position to fill in for Megan Devine while out on Child Care Leave (August 31, 2011, to November 22, 2011) , (BA Step 5, $38,396) in accord with Substitute Employee Policy Code 205 and contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check on file in the district office. (This position is vacant because of the resignation of Kelsey Borchert).
10.2.11 Hired Kelly Chick for the 1.0 elementary special education long
term substitute position for the 2011-2012 school year in accord with the Substitute Employee Policy Code 205 (BA+24 Step 4, $38,396) and contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check on file in the district office. (This position is due to the resignation of Audra Carlson).
10.2.12 Hired Sheri Carlson for the Early Childhood Family Education
(ECFE) position; less than 10 hours per week during the school year (184 hrs. 2011-2012 school year) under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board Policy.
Motion carried.
10.3       Policy Consent Agenda:
10.3.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pengal, to adopt Policy #515-R Retention and Destruction of Students Records for Special Education Students (Addendum to MSBA/MASA Model Policy 515 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records). Motion carried
10.3.2 Policy #532 Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEP’s From School Grounds was presented for review. Board action at September meeting.
11.0    Administrative Reports:
11.1    Superintendent:
11.1.1 Ely Track Club Update-improvements to the track will be made by the club
11.1.2 School Management Services (SMS) Update-this item was removed as it was discussed in item 9.2
11.1.3 Opening of the 2011-2012 school year: teacher inservice day schedule was presented; information will be mailed to families prior to the start of the school year; small gym is still under construction but the big gym is ready for the first day of practice
11.2    Principal:
11.2.1 Joselyn Murphy, K-12 Principal: Not present; none at this meeting.
11.3    Board Members Comments and Concerns: 1. Director Skradski distributed a memo from Audrey Bomstad, MDE Program Finance, regarding school district funds available to fund purchase and installation of safety lights at intersections used by children to reach schools; 2. Board would like a report on student test results and student enrollments at the September meeting.
12.0    Moved by Pointer, seconded by Richter, to go into a closed session immediately following the meeting to discuss negotiation strategy regarding the Ely Education Association and AFSCME Local No. 295. Motion carried.      
13.0    Meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m.
 
 
 
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk