School Board Minutes (January 2009-August 2013)

Special Board Meeting


Special Meeting of the School Board                                              September 29, 2011
1.0     The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 5:03 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0     The following directors were present: Marsnik, Pengal, Pointer, Skradski. Absent: Kellerman, Richter.  Also present was Kim Belcastro, Superintendent; Lyle MacVey, Director of Information Technology/Project Manager (NESC); Tiffany Anderson, Information Technology (NESC); and Tom Coombe, Ely Echo.
3.0     Pledge of Allegiance.
4.0     Location “A” (south campus, behind the arena, near the fence by the stairs) was decided on as the location for the equipment shelter for fiber optic equipment for the Middle Mile Fiber Project. District will need to decide on type of siding for hut; notify Lyle of decision within a week; Lyle will send final copy of lease agreement to district for signature; work to begin around November 1.
5.0     A budget report was presented. Auditors will be here week of November 6; auditors have requested a special meeting in November to present audit findings.
6.0     Moved by Pengal, seconded by Pointer, to certify the proposed 2011 Payable 2012 levy maximum levy authority. For: Marsnik, Pengal, Pointer, Skradski. Against: None. Absent: Kellerman, Richter. Motion carried. The Truth In Taxation Budget Meeting is scheduled for the regular meeting on December 12, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the school board meeting room; 2nd floor of the Memorial Building. Chairman Marsnik requested that district business manager, Marie Rinta, be present at the December 12th meeting to answer questions regarding the levy. Director Skradski suggested the district host a collaborative information meeting with the city, county and legislators to explain resident’s property tax calculations.
7.0     It was the consensus of the present school board members to continue to hold one meeting a month at 7 p.m. and hold study sessions when needed. It was suggested that guest presenters are informed of time limits so that they can be better prepared.
8.0     Moved by Pointer, seconded by Skradski, to accept the donation from the Ely Education Foundation of $15,698.19 to purchase Wish List items. Motion carried.
9.0     Moved by Pointer, seconded by Pengal, to adjourn at 6:28 p.m.
                                                          Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk