School Board Meeting Minuttes for May

Strategic Planning Session May 8, 2017 (approved 6-12, 2017)

A strategic planning session was held at 4:00 p.m. in the Memorial Media Center.
Ralph Brauer was the facilitator. The following were present: Heidi Mann, Ruth Lah,
Kathy Udovich, Penny Jankowski, James Pointer, Megan Anderson, Julie Hignell, Ray
Marsnik, Jeff Sundell, Tom Coombe, Kevin Abrahamson, Tom Omerza, Tim Leeson, Jim
Lah, Rochelle Sjoberg, Jason Kelley, Scott Kellerman, Molly Olson.
On the agenda: 1. Goal setting
Meeting adjourned.

Submitted by Penny Jankowski,
Superintendent’s Assistant

School Board Meeting Minutes May 8, 2017 (approved 6-12-2017)

1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None. Also present: Kevin Abrahamson, Superintendent; Keith Vandervort, Ely Timberjay; and Tom Coombe, Ely Echo
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4. 1. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried. (6-0). Added 7.6 Gerald Tyler-Up North Jobs
5.0 OPEN FORUM-None
6.0 APPROVAL OF PAST MEETING MINUTES
6. 1. Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2017, Strategic Planning Session as presented. Motion carried. (6-0)
6. 2. Moved by Mann, seconded by Pointer, to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2017, regular school board meeting as presented. Motion carried. (6-0)
6. 3. Moved by Sjobeg, seconded by Pointer, to approve the minutes of the April 24, 2017, School Board Study session as presented. Motion carried. (6-0)
7.0 CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
8. 0 K-5 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Anne Oelke
9. 0 6-12 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Megan Anderson
10.0 OLD BUSINESS
10. 1. None at this meeting.
11.0 NEW BUSINESS
11. 1. None at this meeting.
12.0 CONSENT AGENDA
12. 1. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Sjoberg to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
12. 1. 1. Approved April 2017 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $197,606.23 and receipts in the amount of $765,691.17.
12. 1. 2. Approved April 2017 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $1,067,457.73; total monthly payroll: $257,700.82; total fringe benefits: $219,276.56; invoices: $67,466.31; total monthly expenditures: $544,443.69; total revenue over expenditures: $523,014.04.
12. 1. 3. Approved the following gifts and donations: $100.00 from the Ely Jaycees for Bo DeRemee’s class physics trip to Valley Fair; 2. Two subscriptions for the 2017-2018 school year from the Ely Timberjay for the media center; 3. Two subscriptions for the 2017-2018 school year from the Ely Echo for the media center; 4. $30.00 from Wells Fargo matching Gifts Program-Donna Niskala to be used for elementary classroom supplies; 5. $250.00 from the Shopko Foundation to be used for the 6th grade trip to the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center; 6. Softball pitching machine from Jeanie Zaverl for the high school softball program; 7. $1000.00 from an anonymous donor to pay deficient lunch account balances; 8. $100.00 from Paul Maki to be used for the playground project.
12. 1. 4. Approved 2017-2018 annual membership dues with Arrowhead Regional Computing Consortium (ARCC) in the amount of $27,257.35.
12. 1. 5. Accepted quote from Vaaler Education Insurance Services in the amount of $58,307.14 for the district’s liability insurance for the 2017-2018 school year.
12. 1. 6. Accepted quote from Vaaler Education Insurance Services in the amount of $19,106.00 for the district’s workers’ compensation insurance for the 2017-2018 school year.
12. 1. 7. Accepted quote from Vaaler Education Insurances Services in the amount of $2,627.50 for the district’s cyber liability insurance for the 2017-2018 school year.
12. 1. 8. Approved to reimburse the Ely Track Club for participation fees in the amount of $1,287.50
Motion carried. (6-0)
12. 2. Moved by Pointer, seconded by Kellerman to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:
12. 2. 1. Accepted resignation of Valerie Beale from the Early Childhood Family Education Parent Educator position at the end of the 2016- 2017 school year.
12. 2. 2. Accepted retirement/resignation of Lynn Lockhart from the position of Special Education teacher position effective June 2, 2017
12. 2. 3. Adopted Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Heather Cavalier, a Probationary Teacher to the extent of .6 FTE
12. 2. 4. Adopted Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Molly Olson, a Probationary Teacher to the extent of .4 FTE
12. 2. 5. Adopted Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Charles Plantz, a Probationary Teacher
12. 2. 6. Adopted Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Laurie Stewart Warner, a Probationary Teacher
Motion carried. (6-0)
12. 3. Policy
12. 3. 1. Reviewed (2nd review) revised policy 533 Wellness-Draft 2
13.0 SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT-Kevin Abrahamson
14.0 BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
15.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Mann, to adjourn at 6:58 p.m. Motion carried.

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk
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Special Meeting of the School Board May 22, 2017(approved 6-12-2017)

1.0 The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 7:10 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None.
3.0 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to go into a closed session for labor negotiation strategy. Motion carried.
4.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to adjourn at 7:59 p.m.
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

School Board Study Session May 22, 2017 (approved 6-12-2017)

1.0 The study session of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:00 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None. Also present: Keith Vandervoort, Ely Timberjay
3.0 Anne Oelke, Washington Elementary Principal, gave a playground project update
4.0 Anne Oelke, Washington Elementary Principal, gave curriculum update for the Washington Elementary and the Memorial Middle School/High School.
5.0 Meeting adjourned.

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk
Ely Echo 6/17/2017