School Board Minutes (January 2009-August 2013)

School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting Minutes                                                           February 11, 2013
          1.0     The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:03 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik.
2.0     On roll call the following directors were present: Marsnik, Pengal Skradski, Udovich. Absent: Kellerman, Richter. Kellerman and Richter arrived at 6:23 p.m. Also present: Alexis Leitgeb, Interim Superintendent; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; and Keith Vandervort, Ely Timberjay
3.0     Pledge of Allegiance
4.0     Moved by Skradski, seconded by Pengal, to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried.
5.0     Open Forum: There were requests to speak at this meeting.
6.0     Approval of past meeting minutes:
6.1     Moved by Skradski, seconded by Pengal, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 14, 2013. Motion carried.
6.2     Moved by Pengal, seconded by Skradski, to approve the minutes of the study session of January 23, 2013. Motion carried.
7.0     The following correspondence/informational items were presented:
7.1     Student council representative (arrived at 6:50 p.m. – Vice President Clare Deremee gave an update of the upcoming Winter Frolic Schedule; February 16-23, 2013
7.2     Ely Community Resource, Inc. Quarterly Progress Report-4th Quarter-October 1-December 31, 2012
          8.0     K-4 Principal’s Report: Anne Oelke
                   8.1     Enrollment
          9.0     5-12 Principal’s Report: Laurie Kess
                   9.1     Enrollment
                   9.2     Recognize those students receiving Academic Letter
                   9.3     6th grade Wolf Ridge Trip – 22nd year; May 15, 16, 17
                   9.4     5-8th grades Paw Pride update
Director Kellerman and Director Richter arrived at 6:23 p.m.
10.0    Old Business:
10.1    Moved by Richter, seconded by Skradski, to postpone the decision to purchase a new air conditioner for the auditorium until the final costs of the door replacement and security projects are known. Motion carried. (Balance in Fund 6).
11.0    New Business:
11.1    AFSCME Grievance-Level 3 but district requested a two week postponement to meet with employee and representative one more time
11.2    Moved by Richter, seconded by Skradski, to approve the hire of Metz Construction for technical oversight and support with the bids and the end review of the door replacement and security project. Motion carried.
11.3    Moved by Pengal, seconded by Kellerman, to adopt the FY 2012-2013 revised budget. Motion carried.
11.4    Arena electrical: Supt. Leitgeb presented the National Electrical Code violations that will need to be addressed
12.0    Consent Agenda:
12.1    Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Richter, to approve the following    
Program Consent Agenda:
12.1.1 Bills due and payable and wire transfers amounting to $191,550.46 including check numbers 47340, 49098 through 49275; and receipts in the amount of $733,819.74 for the month of January 2013.
12.1.2 January 2013 financial reports as presented: Total monthly
receipts: $733,744.74; total monthly payroll: $198,975.85; total fringe benefits: $179,329.10; invoices: $262,540.92; total monthly expenditures: $640,845.87; total revenue over expenditures:
$ 92,898.87.
12.1.3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. $1090.80 from the Ely Hoop Club to purchase basketballs for the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs; 2. $350.00 from the Kiwanis Club of Ely for Early Childhood Education; 3. $350.00 from the Kiwanis Club of Ely for the Valley Fair Physics trip-Bo DeRemee’s class; 4. $10,000 from an anonymous donor to be used by the vocal music department-purchase of choral risers; 5. Book titled, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King from Gail DeMarcken, Illustrator, for the Washington Elem. Media Center; 6. $126.93 from Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign-Carole & Michael Krutsch for Memorial High School Fine Arts programs.
12.1.4 Director Kellerman asked to have this item pulled for further discussion . Approve Wipfli LLP (formerly Eikill & Schilling, Ltd.), as auditors for the year ended June 30, 2013, not to exceed the gross fee of $19,375; if requested to prepare work papers and schedules normally provided by the District, the District will be billed at a rate of $150.00 per hour.
Motion carried.
12.1.5 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pengal, to postpone the selection of an auditing firm until the March meeting so that more information can be obtained. Motion carried.
Student Council Vice President, Clare Deremee arrived at 6:50 p.m.
12.2    Moved by Skradski, seconded by Richter, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:
12.2.1 Hired Megan Enerson for the 5th/6th grade 1.0 FTE long term
substitute positions approximately January 30, 2013, to April 1, 2013, in accord with Substitute Employee Policy Code 205 (30 working days for same teacher at substitute rate [$100.00/day] beginning 31st day $32,741.00, BA Step 1) and contingent upon having a satisfactory background check on file in the district office.
12.2.2 Approved 2013 Pay Equity Report
Motion carried.
12.3       Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pengal, to approve the following Policy Consent Agenda:
12.3.1 MSBA Model Policy 204 School Board Meeting Minutes.
Motion carried.
13.0    Superintendent’s Report
13.1    Education Innovation Partners update
13.2    Sealed bids due February 28th for door replacement and security system project
13.3    Received Notice of Desire to Negotiate from the Ely Education Association
13.4    Lead negotiations-Supt. Leitgeb has obtained a list of lead negotiators in the area. A decision will need to be made at the March meeting.
13.5    School Improvement Plan- A meeting was held at VCC on Feb. 9th. Well attained by staff and students
13.6    Recognized the Ski Team for their accomplishments at the Section competition
          14.0    Board Members Comments and Concerns:
14.1    Chairman Marsnik- He along with Directors Skradski and Pengal will be attending an MSBA Negotiations Seminar on Feb. 12th
14.2    Chairman Marsnik-There will be a meeting at VCC on Feb. 12th at 6:30 p.m. regarding the work and possible temporary closing of Hwy. 169 between Ely and Tower.
14.3    Chairman Marsnik- Asked that the resolution approved at the January meeting be sent to John Ongaro, Intergovernmental Relations Director, at St. Louis Co. at the request of Representative David Dill.
14.4    Director Pengal asked that there be a review of the use of the arena locker room during the months that it needs to be heated. Maybe teams can use Memorial locker rooms instead to save on the cost of heating the arena lockerrooms. Report to be presented at the March meeting.
15.0    Moved by Skradski, seconded by Richter, to adjourn at 7:30 p.m.
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk