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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99, ESKO, MINNESOTA, OCTOBER 8, 2013, REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

OCTOBER 8, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Lynn McComber, Scott Powers, Margaret Sunnarborg. Absent: Rick Liljegren, Jeff Salo. Scott Powers appointed Clerk Pro Tem.

Call the Meeting to Order

Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:

Approve the minutes of the September 24, 2013 regular school board meeting .

Approve the checks as follows (pending Treasurer’s review):

Date Check #s Amount

9/23/13 75870-75874 $1,283.98

9/25/13 75875 $340.06

9/27/13 75876-75933 $287,528.13

10/1/13 VOID 75840 ($90.00)

10/1/13 75934-75962 $33,561.15

10/7/13 75963-76030 $63,076.08

10/8/13 76031 $1,350.00

Approve lane change request from Melissa Halverson from BA 15 to BA 45 effective Semester I 2013 and to MA effective Semester I 2014.

Approve lane change request from Jessica Uecker from BA 15 to BA 30 effective Semester I 2013.

Accept donations received from:

Esko Lions Club in the amount of $500 for Elementary Knowledge Bowl.

Members Coop. Credit Union in the amount of $130 for opening day BBQ.

Sappi in the amount of $300 for Elementary Knowledge Bowl.

Approve fundraiser requests:

Band – Sale of food products, totes, and accessories.

Esko Track and Field – Sell Blackwoods gift cards.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept a Letter of Resignation from Toni Jurmu

Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to accept a letter of resignation effective October 18, 2013, with thanks for her service to the district and approval to post for the position. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept a Letter of Resignation from Margaret Young

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to accept a letter of resignation effective 10/7/2013, with thanks for her years of service to the district and approval to post for the position. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Fiscal Year 2013 Staff Development Report

Kara Zywicki, Christina Cimermancic, and Sarah Leischke were present to review the fiscal year 2013 Staff Development Annual Report that will be submitted to the Department of Education. The goals and outcomes from fiscal year 2013 were reviewed. Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the Fiscal Year 2013 Staff Development Report. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Installation/Setup of New Servers

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the installation/setup by Spectrum Computer Services of new servers in the amount of $6,000. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Snowplowing Services for 2013/14

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve Ruhnke, Inc. as the vendor for snowplowing/removal services for 2013/14 as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Baseball Field Renovation Work

Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve baseball field renovation work per a proposal from Peterson Companies in the amount of $14,310 as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept a Letter of Resignation from Jodi Mitchell Monahan

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to accept a letter of resignation effective October 28, 2013, with thanks for her service to the district and approval to post for the position. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Annual Report on Curriculum and Instruction

Supt. Aaron Fischer explained information presented in the 2012/2013 Annual Report on Curriculum and Instruction. Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the Annual Report on Curriculum and Instruction as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval to Hire Julia Peyton

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Julia Peyton as ECSE teacher at .8 f.t.e. for 2013/14 at BA Step 4 effective October 9, 2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Reports

Board Committee Reports:

Lynn McComber – Community Ed Advisory meeting - fall festival planning & Christmas festivities planning.

Margaret Sunnarborg – Construction meeting.

Julian Bertogliat – Construction meeting.

Superintendent’s Report:

Supt. Fischer reported on the following:

Enrollment update.

National Walk to School Event on October 9, 2013.

Parking concerns – football games.

Congratulations & Commendations

Graphic Technologies for the donation of the programs for the inaugural events at the new athletic facility.

Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops for performing the flag ceremony at the inaugural events at the new athletic facility.

Tom Lanthier for arranging the free skydivers for the September 26th inaugural event.

Communications

Thank you received from Leann and Joe Fetter and Boy Scout Troop 152.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Jeff Salo, Clerk

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