September ISD 696 Ely MN Minutes

Strategic Planning Session September 11, 2017
(approved 10-9-2017)

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: Rochelle Sjoberg, Tim Leeson, Molly
Olson, Megan Anderson, Tom Coombe, Julie Hignell, Anne Oelke, Jason Kelley, James Pointer,
Tom Omerza, Kevin Abrahamson, Penny Jankowski.
On the agenda: Finalized goals; reviewed and discussed objectives; discussed roll out.
Meeting adjourned.

Submitted by Penny Jankowski,
Superintendent’s Assistant

School Board Meeting Minutes

September 11, 2017
(approved 10-9-2017)

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, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: Mann. Also present: Kevin Abrahamson, Superintendent; and Keith Vandervort, Timberjay. No Ely Echo representative was present.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Sjoberg, 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 Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to approve the minutes of the August 14, 2017, regular school board meeting. Motion carried. (5-0)
6.2 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2017, school board study session as presented. Motion carried. (5-0)
7.0 CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
7.1 Student Council Representative-none present
7.2 Ralph Brauer, strategic planning facilities, presented donation
8.0 K-5 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Anne Oelke
8.1 Introduction of new staff
8.2 Playground update
8.3 First week of school high lights
8.4 Pupil count on 9/5/2017=293
8.5 Upcoming dates
9.0 6-12 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT-Megan Anderson
9.1 First day of school
9.2 Pupil count on 9/6/2017=305
9.3 New routine for advisory
9.4 Revised grading scale
9.5 Handed out 2017-2018 Faculty Schedule
10.0 OLD BUSINESS
10.1 None at this meeting.
11.0 NEW BUSINESS
11.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to certify the preliminary proposed 17 payable 18 levy to the maximum amount. Motion carried.
(5-0)
12.0 CONSENT AGENDA
12. 1. Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Omerza, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
12. 1. 1 Approved August 2017 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $437,180.21 and receipts in the amount of $1,122,162.97.
12. 1. 2 Approved August 2017 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $1,622,376.74; total monthly payroll: $125,598.21; total fringe benefits: $155,694.23; invoices: $457,490.96; total monthly expenditures: $738,783.40; total revenue over expenditures: $883,593.34.
12. 1. 3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. $1,000.00 from Medtronic-Grant Program to pay off delinquent lunch accounts; 2. Backpack full of supplies from supply list for every grade level from Empower along with National Honor Society students to be used for Washington Elementary classrooms; 3. Notebooks, color crayons, pencils from B. Gehrls for students in need; 4. $95.00 from Ely United Methodist for playground equipment.
12.1.4 Approved dues in the amount of $400.00 for 2017 Community Economic Development Joint Powers Board.
12.1.5 Approved date for Truth In Taxation school district budget meeting, Monday, December 13, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the school board meeting room, 2nd floor of the Memorial building.
Motion carried. (5-0)
12. 2. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer to withdraw the previous motion. Motion carried. (5-0). Director Pointer requested 12.2.6 be pulled from the agenda. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Omerza, to approve the following consent agenda with 12.2.6 to be on the agenda of the special board meeting to be held on Monday, September 25, 2017. Motion carried. (5-0)
12.2.1 Hired Laurie Stewart-Warner for the .6 FTE special education (grades K-12 Learning Disabilities variance);  .2 FTE online supervision-Spanish position; for the 2017-2018 school year as per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy. 
12.2.2 Hired Kimberly Kerntz for the Cafeteria Aide position (temporary part-time -September 5, 2017, to October 31, 2017); 2 3/4 hrs./day; 5 days/week; student contact days; $13.79/hr. as per school board policy
12.2.3 Hired Crystal Manning for the part-time Cafeteria Aide position ( 3 3/4 hrs./day, 5 days/week; student contact days per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and school board policy starting September 5, 2017.
12.2.4 Approved unpaid medical leave of absence for Michelle Zollar, playground supervisor, from September 5, 2017, to September 20, 2017
12.2.5 Hired Jan Rue for the part-time permanent Paraprofessional position (6.5 hrs./day, student contact days) per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and school board policy starting August 31, 2107.
12.2.6 (This items was pulled from agenda as requested by Director Pointer). Approve the Memorandum of Agreement on Alternative Teacher Professional Pay for 2017-2018 and 2018 -2019
12.2.7 Accepted resignation of Renee Lassi from the part-time Paraprofessional position (6.5 hrs./day, 5 days/week; student contact days) effective August 15, 2017.
12.2.8 Approved the following as volunteer assistant junior high football coaches for the 2017-2018 season as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, per school board policy: Steve Smrekar and Colin Warnock.

Motion carried. (5-0)
12. 3. Policy Consent Agenda:
12.3.1 Reviewed (1st review) revised Policy 903 Visitors to School District. Buildings and Sites
12.3.2 Reviewed (1st review) Policy 620 Credit for Learning.
13. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT-Kevin Abrahamson
13.1 Directors Mann and Omerza received certificates for completing Phase I, II, and III school board training.
13.2 District received IRRRB book celebrating 75 years on the Iron Range.
13.3 Meeting with Tom Rukavina on 9/11/2017
13.4 A special meeting of the school board will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017, in the board room immediately following the school board study session
13.5 Agenda for October 23, 2017, school board study session will be a facilities walk through
14. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
14.1 Chairman Marsnik commended Renee Lassi, Student Council Advisor, for her work with the students.
14.2 Director Pointer thanked Kevin and Penny for having the district’s mission statement placed on the agenda.
14.3 Director Omerza, ERCC school board subcommittee sent out written report with answer’s to the school board’s questions so they can move forward.
16. Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to adjourn at 6:45 p.m. Motion carried.
(5-0)
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

School Board Study Session September 25, 2017
(approved 10-9-2017)

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. Absent: Sjoberg.
3.0 Superintendent Abrahamson gave an update on the strategic planning process. Some of the goals will be reworked. Another session with Ralph Bauer will take place in October or November.
4.0 Continued discussion regarding the placement of Ely Recreation Community Complex on west campus property with update from the school board subcommittee on previous meetings with ERCC. There won’t be any further discussion by the school board until a formal written request is submitted to the school board by the ERCC for school board action.
5.0 Moved by Mann, seconded by Pointer, to adjourn at 6:33 p.m. Motion carried. (5-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

Special Meeting of the School Board September 25, 2017
(approved 10-9-2017)

1.0 The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:34 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer. Absent: Sjoberg.
3.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to hire Stacy Hegfors for the part-time paraprofessional position (6.5 hrs./day, five days per week, student contact days); beginning September 20, 2017, per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295. Motion carried. (5-0)
4.0 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Mann, to approve the Memorandum of Agreement on Alternative Teacher Professional Pay for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Motion carried. (5-0)
5.0 Moved by Mann, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the Q Comp budget for FY 2018. Motion carried. (5-0)
6.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to adjourn at 6:46 p.m. Motion carried. (5-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk
Ely Echo 10/14/2017