Ely School Board Meeting Minutes for October

School Board Meeting Minutes October 9, 2017 (Bd. Approved 11-13-2017)

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: Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: Kellerman. Also present: Kevin Abrahamson, Superintendent; and Keith Vandervort, Timberjay; and Tom Coombe, Ely Echo.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Pointer, to approve the agenda as amended (Delete item 12.2.4 as it is a duplicate. Stacy Hegfors was hired at the Sept. 25, 2017, special meeting). 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 September 11, 2017, Strategic Planning Session. Motion carried. (5-0)
6. 2. Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2017, Regular School Board meeting. Motion carried. (5-0)
6. 3. Moved by Mann, seconded by Pointer, to approve the minutes of the September 25, 2017, School Board Study session. Motion carried. (5-0)
6. 4. Moved by Omerza, seconded by Pointer, to approve the minutes of the September 25, 2017, Special Meeting. Motion carried. (5-0)
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
11.0 NEW BUSINESS
11.1 The following were granted tenure by the State of Minnesota upon completion of the 2016-2017 school year: Heather Cavalier, Molly Olson, Charles Plantz, and Mariah Jeske.
12.0 CONSENT AGENDA
12. 1. Moved by Mann, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the following Program Consent Agenda:
12. 1. 1 Approved September 2017 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $524,788.01 and receipts in the amount of $769,439.41
12. 1. 2 Approved September 2017 financial reports as presented: Total monthly receipts: $769,735.48; total monthly payroll: $205,733.88; total fringe benefits: $192,677.92; invoices: $1,176,546.08; total monthly expenditures: $1,574,957.88; total revenue over expenditures: ($805,222.40).
12. 1. 3 Approved the following gifts and donations: 1. Aquarium from Donna Carlson to be used at the district’s discretion; 2. $3,500.00 from Ralph Brauer to be used at the district’s discretion; 3. $600.00 from Mud Monkey fundraiser to be used for the playground project; 4. $10,143.00 from the Ely Education Foundation to purchase Wish List items.
12.1.4 Adopted Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Places for Multiple Precincts and Designating Hours During Which the Polling Places will Remain Open for Voting for School District Elections Not Held on the Day of Statewide Election.
Motion carried. (5-0)
12. 2. Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Pointer, to approve the following Personnel Consent Agenda:
12. 2. 1. Approved extension to unpaid medical leave of absence for Michelle Zollar, playground supervisor, to October 16, 2017. (Total unpaid medical leave September 5, 2017, to October 16, 2017.
12. 2. 2. Hired Jane Hall for the part-time cafeteria aide position (2 3/4 hrs./day, 5 days/week; student contact days); per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and school board policy.
12. 2. 3. Approved request from Chelsea Blomberg for parental leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act from November 27, 2017, to February 23, 2018, and Child Care Leave (Article X, Section 4, Subd. 1 of the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association) until May 30, 2018.
12. 2. 4. Hired Stacy Hegfors, for the part-time paraprofessional position (6.5 hrs./day, 5 days/week; student contact days); per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and school board policy. (This item was deleted from the agenda. It is a duplication. Stacy was hired at the Sept. 25th, 2017, special meeting).
12. 2. 5. Hired Brett Ross for the temporary part-time noon supervisor (2 hours, 20 minutes per day; student contact days) starting September 29, 2017, to October 15, 2017.
12. 2. 6. Hired Kristi J. Johnson for the part-time paraprofessional position (6.5 hrs./day, student contact days) starting October 2, 2017, per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and school board policy.
12. 2. 7. Renewed the following assistant coaches for the 2017-2018 school year as recommended by Megan Anderson, Memorial Principal, and Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy: boys’ basketball-Tim Omerza; girls’ basketball-Megan Wognum; Nordic ski coach-Tyler Fish.
12. 2. 8. Hired Seija Packila Wavrin for the part-time School Readiness classroom assistant position $11.25/hr. per school board policy effective October 25, 2017.
12. 2. 9. Approved the following as a volunteer assistant coach as recommended by Megan Anderson, Memorial principal, and Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, and per school board policy: junior high Nordic ski coach-Jerritt Johnson.
Motion carried. (5-0)
12. 3. Policy Consent Agenda:
12.3.1 Reviewed (2nd review) revised Policy 903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites
12.3.2 Reviewed (2nd review) Policy 620 Credit for Learning.
12.3.3 Reviewed (1st review) revised Policy 425 Staff Development
13. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT-Kevin Abrahamson

14. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
16. Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to adjourn at 6:48 p.m. Motion carried.
(5-0)
Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

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School Board Study Session October 23, 2017 (Bd. Approved 11-13-2017)

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 There was a facilities walk through.
4.0 Board action to cancel or reschedule the December 25th school board study session will take place at the December 11th regular school board meeting.
5.0 Moved by Omerza, seconded by Pointer, to adjourn at 6:47 p.m. Motion carried. (5-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

Special Meeting of the School Board October 23, 2017 (Bd. Approval 11-13-2017)

1.0 The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:47 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 Kellerman, to ratify the 2017-2018/2018-2019 Master Agreement Between Independent School District No. 696, Ely, Minnesota, and the Ely Education Association. Motion carried. (5-0)
4.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Mann, to adjourn at 6:58 p.m. Motion carried. (5-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk
Ely Echo 11/18/2017