Minutes of Regular School Board Meeting March 10, 2014

Minutes of Regular School Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees
ISD #696 - Ely Public Schools

A Regular School Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of ISD #696 - Ely Public Schools was held Monday, March 10, 2014, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Board Meeting Room - Memorial High School.

1.     CALL TO ORDER by Chairman Marsnik    
2.     Upon roll call the following were present (Acting Clerk Richter called the roll in Clerk Kellerman’s absence):     
2. 1.     Ray Marsnik, Paul Pengal, Amy Richter, Rochelle Sjoberg, Kathy Udovich. Clerk Scott Kellerman arrived at 6:03 p.m. after the Pledge of Allegiance. Also present at this meeting: Alexis Leitgeb, Superintendent; Kelly Klun, district legal counsel; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Keith Vandervoort, Ely Timberjay    
3.     PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE    
4.     APPROVAL OF AGENDA    
4. 1.     Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Udovich, to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried.    
5.     OPEN FORUM: None at this meeting    
6.     APPROVAL OF PAST MEETING MINUTES    
6. 1.     Moved by Pengal, seconded by Richter, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 10, 2014. Motion carried.    
7.     CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS    
8.     K-5 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Anne Oelke    
9.     6-12 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Dan Bettin    
10.     OLD BUSINESS    
10. 1.     Elevator Upgrade Proposal     
10. 2.

    Quote for demolition of the JFK Elementary School.
Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Richter, to approve the revised ISD #696 and Ely Blue Line, Inc. Ice Arena Contract for 2013-2014. Motion carried.    
11.     NEW BUSINESS    
11. 1.     Moved by Richter, seconded by Pengal, to adopt the revised FY 14 budget as presented. Motion carried.    
11. 2.     Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pengal, to adopt Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions. For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, Sjoberg, Udovich. Against: None. Motion carried.     
11. 3.     Moved by Pengal, seconded by Richter, to adopt the Resolution Proposing to Place Robert Braff on Unrequested Leave of Absence from 1.0 FTE to .623 FTE (extent of .377). For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, Sjoberg, Udovich. Against: None. Motion carried.    
11. 4.     Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Pengal, to adopt the Resolution Proposing to Place Mary Mattson on Unrequested Leave of Absence from .36 FTE  to .35 FTE(extent of .01). For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, Sjoberg, Udovich. Against: None. Motion carried.    
11. 5.     Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Pengal, to adopt the Resolution Proposing to Place Mary Larson on Unrequested Leave of Absence from  .49 FTE to .48 FTE(extent of .01 FTE). For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, Sjoberg, Udovich. Against: None. Motion carried.    
11. 6.     Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Sjoberg, to adopt the Resolution Proposing to Place Sheri Carlson on Unrequested Leave of Absence from .18 to .17(extent of .01). For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, Sjoberg, Udovich. Against: None. Motion carried.    
11. 7.     Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Pengal, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between ISD #696 and Ely Education Association regarding the grievance filed on behalf of the teachers on October 2, 2013, alleging that the District is assigning teachers to simultaneous duties. For: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Richter, Sjoberg, Udovich. Against: None. Motion carried.    
11. 8.     ISD #696 Memorandum of Understanding Joint Agreement on Teacher Development and Evaluation (TDE)  - (For Board Review)    
11. 9.     Evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools    
12.     CONSENT AGENDA    
12. 1.     Moved by Richter, seconded by Udovich, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:    
12. 1. 1.     Approved February 2014 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $244,951.49 and receipts in the amount of $620,328.99.    
12. 1. 2.     Approved February 2014 financial Reports    
12. 1. 3.     Approved gifts and donations as presented: 1. 53 copies of Bill Anderson story from the Ely Echo to be used by the 6th grade class; 2. $500.00 from Timothy P. Riley to be used for Ely Community Resource programming; 3. $20,130.00 from the Ely Hoop Club to be used for back board and rims plus installation to be used for the basketball program; 4. $126.92 from Michael W. Krutsch-Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program to be used for Fine Arts programs at the Ely Memorial High School.     
12. 1. 4.     Approved Wipfli LLP as auditors for the year ended June 30, 2014, as per agreement.
Motion carried.     
12. 2.     Moved by Richter, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:    
12. 2. 1.     Hired Linda Bettin for the temporary paraprofessional position (19.75 hours per week; student contact days) as per the current master agreement between AFSCME Local No. 295 and ISD #696 and School Board policy starting February 25, 2014, for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year.    
12. 2. 2.     Accepted resignation of Nan Peterson from the elementary Title I paraprofessional position effective June 3, 2014, the last day of the 2013-2014 school year.    
12. 2. 3.     Approved revised assignment for Robert Braff (.71 FTE $40,537.00 to 1.0 FTE $48,053.00) per Memo of Understanding for the 2013-2014 school year.    
12. 2. 4.     Hired Jim Krunkkala for the full-time temporary custodian position as per the current master agreement between ISD #696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and School Board policy starting March 3, 2014.
Motion carried.    
12. 3.     Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Udovich, to approve the following Policy Consent Agenda:    
12. 3. 1.     Adopted MSBA Model Policy 203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda (Add III. Procedures; C. 5 calendar days)    
12. 3. 2.     Adopted MSBA Model Policy 206 Public Participation in School Board meetings/Complaints About Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations     
12. 3. 3.     Adopted MSBA Model Policy 410 Family and Medical Leave Policy     
12. 3. 4.     Adopted MSBA Model Policy 516 Student Medication
Motion carried.    
13.     SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT-Alexis Leitgeb    
14.     BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS    
15.     CLOSED SESSION-Supt. Leitgeb was asked if she wanted her evaluation open to the public or in closed session. She chose to have it in a closed session.    
15. 1.     Moved by Richter, seconded by Udovich, to go into a closed session for the Superintendent’s Evaluation at 7:28 p.m. Motion carried. (Began at 7:35 p.m.)    
16.     Moved by Richter, seconded by Udovich, to adjourn at 8:53 p.m. Motion carried.

                                                     Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

This published material is only a summary; the full text is available for public inspection at the General Office of the school district and a copy of the proceedings, other than attachments to the minutes, is available without cost at General Office, by means of standard or electronic mail or can be viewed on the district website at www.ely.k12.mn.us
     Ely Echo 4/19/2014

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