Ely School Board meeting minutes from March

School Board Meeting Minutes March 12, 2018
(Approved 4-9-2018)

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, Mann, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None. Also present: Kevin Abrahamson, Superintendent; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; Keith Vandervort, Ely Timberjay.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (6-0)
5.0 Open Forum: None at this meeting
6.0 Approval of Past Meeting Minutes:
6.1 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 12, 2018. Motion carried. (6-0)
6.2 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Mann, to approve the minutes of the study session of February 26, 2018. Motion carried. (6-0)
6.3 Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the minutes of the strategic planning session of February 26, 2018. Motion carried. (6-0)
7.0 Correspondence/informational items were presented
8.0 K-5 Principal’s Report – Anne Oelke (not present)
9.0 6-12 Principal’s Report – Megan Anderson (present)
10.0 Old Business
11.0 New Business:
11.1 Chairman Marsnik appointed board member to new committees: 1. Facilities planning: Pointer, Sjoberg; 2. Insurance: Sjoberg, Marsnik.
12.0 Consent Agenda:
12.1 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Mann, to approve the following
Program Consent Agenda:
12.1.1 Approved February 2018 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $239,881.10 and receipts in the amount of $701,193.90.
12.1.2 February 2018 financial reports as presented: Total monthly
receipts: $1,502,361.48; total monthly payroll: $362,268.20; total fringe benefits: $166,917.65; invoices: $921,278.21; total monthly expenditures: $1,452,464.06; total revenue over expenditures: $49,897.42.
12.1.3 Approved the following donations and gifts: 1. $1,000.00 from Wells Fargo Foundation to be used by Memorial High School arts and music programs; 2. $20,000.00 from the Ely Education Foundation to be used for course curriculum; 3. $30,000.00 from the Ely Education Foundation to be used for facilities (phase II of the playground project); 4. $198.00 from Debby and Robert Beck to be used for student sports physicals (scholarship).
Motion carried. (Vote 6-0)
12.2 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Omerza, to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda as follows:
12.2.1 Approve request from Todd Hohenstein for an extended leave of absence of up to five years as allowed by Minnesota State Statute 122A.46 to begin in August 2018. Director Mann pulled from the consent agenda for further discussion. Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pointer, to table the request from Todd Hohenstein for an extended leave of absence for up to five years to study the issue further. Motion carried. (6-0).
12.2.2 Hired Taylor Davis for the temporary cafeteria aide position (2 ¾ 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 effective February 14, 2018.
Motion carried (6-0).
12.3 Policy Consent Agenda:
12. 3. 1. Reviewed (2nd review) of revised Policy 730 Booster Club/ISD No. 696 Guidelines. Also change policy number from 730 to 735.
12. 3. 2. Reviewed (2nd review) 440 Substitute Employee Policy
12. 3. 3. Reviewed (2nd review) 714 Fund Balance Policy
13.0 Superintendent’s Report-Kevin Abrahamson
14.0 Board Members Comments and Concerns
15.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Kellerman, to adjourn at 7:07 p.m.

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; click BoardBook.

School Board Study Session March 26, 2018
(Approved 4-9-2018)

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: Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: Kellerman.
3.0 Chris Hartman, Community Education Coordinator, was present to give an update on the Community Education program. Class offerings and participation continue to increase.
4.0 Facilities Planning Committee board representatives, Pointer and Sjoberg, gave an update of the March 26th meeting: gathered input from members for planning for the future; the 10 Year Facility Plan and the courtyard reconstruction concept were discussed.
8.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to adjourn at 6:30 p.m. Motion carried. (5-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk

Special Meeting of the School Board March 26, 2018
(Approved 4-9-2018)

1.0 The special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:31 p.m. in the school board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: Kellerman.
3.0 Moved by Mann, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve Frontline Time and Attendance as the district’s automated payroll system. Motion carried. (5-0)
4.0 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Pointer, to bring back the following motion to the table (from the March 12, 2018, regular meeting) for consideration. Motion carried. (5-0)
Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Omerza, to approve the request from Todd Hohenstein for an extended leave of absence of up to five years as allowed by Minnesota State Statute 122A.46 to begin in August 2018. Motion carried. (5-0)
5.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Mann, to adjourn at 6:42 p.m. Motion carried. (5-0)

Scott C. Kellerman, Clerk
Ely Echo 4/14/2018