Ely School Board Meeting Minutes July

School Board Meeting Minutes July 10, 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. Absent: Sjoberg. 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 Mann, seconded by Pointer, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (5-0)
5.0 OPEN FORUM-None
6.0 APPROVAL OF PAST MEETING MINUTES
6.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Omerza, to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2017, regular school board meeting. Motion carried. (5-0)
6.2 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to approve the minutes of the June 26, 2017, school board study session as presented. Motion carried. (5-0)
6.3 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to approve the minutes of the June 26, 2017, special school board meeting. Motion carried. (5-0)
7.0 CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
7. 1. Student Council Representative-none present
8.0 K-5 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Anne Oelke: None
9.0 6-12 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Megan Anderson: None
10. OLD BUSINESS
10. 1 None at this meeting.
11. NEW BUSINESS
11.1 Chairman Marsnik appointed board members to committee to meet with Ely Regional Community Complex (ERCC) board: Kellerman, Omerza, Pointer.
11.2 Moved by Omerza, seconded by Mann, to contribute district funds in the amount of $10,000.00 to the City of Ely for the Ely Broadband Feasibility Study. For: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza. Against: Pointer. Absent: Sjoberg. Motion carried. (4-1)
12. CONSENT AGENDA
12. 1. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
12. 1. 1. Approved June 2017 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $257,786.95 and receipts in the amount of $737,921.34.
12. 1. 2. Approved June 2017 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $738,167.41; total monthly payroll: $131,939.03; total fringe benefits: $166,229.10; invoices: $473,360.45; total monthly expenditures: $771,528.58; total revenue over expenditures: $(33,361.17).
12. 1. 3. Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. $10,000.00 from the Ely Education Foundation to purchase playground equipment; 2. $600.00 from the Ely Baseball Association for bus transportation for the high school team; 3. $9,000.00 from the Ely Hoop Club to purchase new sound system for the gym; 4. $90.00 to purchase a subscription to the Mesabi Daily News from Lucille Barnes-Diesslin for the Memorial Media Center; 5. $180.60 to purchase two subscriptions to the Minneapolis Star Tribune from Lucille Barnes-Diesslin for the Memorial Media Center and staff lounge; 6. $30.00 from Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign-Donna Niskala for elementary classroom supplies; 7. $25.00 from Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign-Vanessa Abreu for elementary classroom supplies.
12.1.4 Approved quote from Swedebro for the Washington Floor replacement in the amount of $104,608.00.
12.1.5 Approved the Long Term Facilities Maintenance (LTFM) plan.
Motion carried. (5-0)
12. 2. Moved by Mann, seconded by Omerza, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:
12.2.1 The following were granted tenure upon the completion of the 2016-2017 school year: Megan Anderson, principal; Nancy Preblich, teacher.
12.2.2 Approved use of the MSBA Model for the superintendent’s evaluation.
12.2.3 Approved Contract for Professional Services with MnSchool Services (Spencer Aune) for July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019.
12.2.4 Hired Anja Nienow for the 1.0 FTE German teacher position (MA, Step 7, $49,005) for the 2017-2018 school year under terms and conditions of the master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy.
12.2.5 Accepted resignation of Zachary Imes from the paraprofessional position effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
12.2.6 Approved Memorandum of Agreement on Alternative Teacher Professional Pay for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
12.2.7 Approved the following winter head coaches for renewal for the 2017-2018 school year as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, and Megan Anderson, Memorial Principal, under terms and conditions of the master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy; Paula Anderson, Nordic skiing; Ben Johnson, hockey; Tom McDonald, boys’ basketball; Amanda Vanderbeek, dance team (fall and winter seasons); Darren Visser, girls’ basketball.
Motion carried. (5-0)
12. 3. Policy
12.3.1 Reviewed (2nd review) Policy 534 Unpaid Meal Charges (This policy replaces current Policy 535 Food Service Accounts)
12.3.2 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 513 Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design
12.3.3 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 616 School District System Accountability
12.3.4 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 612.1 Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title I Programs
12.3.5 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 603 Curriculum Development
12.3.6 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals
12.3.7. Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse
12.3.8 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 405 Veteran’s Preference
12.3.9 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 450 ISD No. 696 At Will Policy
13. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT-Kevin Abrahamson
13.1 Mission statement placement on district letterhead (placement on the bottom)
13.2 Open forum regarding Ely Regional Community Complex (ERCC) will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017, from 6-7 p.m., in the Memorial Media Center
13.3 Other
14. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
14.1 Director Pointer – Asked for update on Strategic Planning process. The process will continue in late August or early September.
16. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to adjourn at 6:36 p.m. Motion carried.
(5-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

School Board Study Session July 24, 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 Memorial Media Center.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None.
3.0 Public open forum-Opportunity for community input regarding construction of Ely Regional Community Complex (ERCC) on school district campus.
4.0 Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

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