School Board Minutes (January 2009-August 2013)

Special Board Meeting


Special Meeting of the School Board                                                                                                  May 7, 2012
1.0     The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Media Center.
2.0     The following directors were present: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Pointer, Richter (left the meeting at 9:37 p.m.), Skradski. Absent: None. Also present was Kim Belcastro, Superintendent; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Adam Masloski, Ely Timberjay
3.0     Pledge of Allegiance (not at this meeting; there was no flag present)
          Open Forum: John Pierce, Arena Task Force; Mary Schwinghamer, parent; Denise Norman, Title I Paraprofessional; Kelly Skustad, 1st grade teacher; Anne Oelke; Coordinator of Federal Programs, K-4 Dean of Students
4.0     Mike Hoheisel from Northland Securities was present to discuss bonding options for the arena floor. The Arena Task Force (Directors Kellerman and Richter are members) will work together to come up a proposal to present to the school board at the regular meeting on May 14, 2012. The Ely Blue Line Club would like a decision by June 1, 2012, to allow time for the new floor to be installed. The task force will also check on the life expectancy of the arena building, bleachers, etc.
          Chairman adjourned the meeting for a five minute break at 8 p.m.
          Meeting reconvened at 8:08 p.m.  
5.0     FY 2013 budget was discussed. Several scenarios were discussed. Director Kellerman asked Supt. Belcastro to bring a recommendation for FY 2013 and why recommending back to the board at the May 14, 2012, regular school board meeting.
6.0     Moved by Pointer, seconded by Kellerman, to adjourn at 9:40 p.m.
                                                          Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk