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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA NOVEMBER 19, 2013 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Conference room.

Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Rick Liljegren, Lynn McComber, Scott Powers, Jeff Salo, Margaret Sunnarborg, Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Absent: None.

Call the Meeting to Order

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

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Rick Liljegren to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:

Approve the minutes of the October 29, 2013 regular school board meeting .

Approve the checks as follows:

Checks – Pending Treasurer’s Review

Date Check #s Total

10/31/13 76155-76199 $59,387.81

11/4/13 76200 $119.35

11/12/13 76201-76272 $104,032.48

11/13/13 Void #75659 ($250.00)

11/13/13 Void #76153 ($100.00)

11/14/13 76273-76277 $183,077.37

Treasurer’s Report: October 2013.

Date 10/16/13

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #101806-101839 for

$98,760.93

Direct Deposits $167,235.60

Electronic Payments $83,799.70

Grand Tota $349,796.23

Date 10/31/13

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #101840-101881 for

$100,962.65

Direct Deposits $169,577.65

Electronic Payments $85,483.10

Grand Total $356,023.40

October 2013 Electronic Transfer Report

Date 10/16/13

Acct. Transferred From

MSDLAF Gen’l Acct Daily

Acct. Transferred Into

..........MN Dept of Revenue (sales tax)

Amount $96.00

Date 10/31/13

Acct. Transferred From

Associated Bank (bond $)

Acct. Transferred Into

MSDLAF Gen’l Acct Daily

Amount $412,204.17

Fundraiser Requests:

Choir/Music Boosters – sell chocolate and pastry.

Choir/Music Boosters – annual fruit sale.

Choir/Music Boosters – Cabaret concert.

Band – sell pastry.

School Readiness – sell 31 products.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Technology Presentation by Angie Orvedahl

District Technology Director Angie Orvedahl presented to the Board. She demonstrated the SAMR model.

Accept Letter of Resignation – Paula Bergstedt

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to accept a letter of resignation from Paula Bergstedt from Cool Kids effective November 12, 2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation from Kellie Semerau

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to accept a letter of resignation from Kellie Semerau as cleaner effective December 2, 2013, and approval to post the resulting vacancy. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Kellie Semerau as Cool Kids Program Assistant

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve the hire of Kellie Semerau as Cool Kids Program Assistant for 29.5 hours per week effective December 2, 2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Revised Winter Coaching for 2013/2014

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the revised winter coaching for 2013/2014 as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Food Service Staff Hires

Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to approve Food Service hiring as follows:

Increase Wendy Borchardt to 5.5 hours per day effective 11/20/2013, increase Leann Fetter to 5.0 hours per day effective 11/20/2013, increase Laura Vigliaturo to 3.5 hours per day effective 11/20/2013, hire Cyndi Campbell as food service worker for 2.5 hours per day effective 11/20/2013, and hire Lisa Kruse as food service worker for 2.5 hours per day effective 11/25/2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion/Approval: Big River Consulting

Superintendent Fischer provide information to the Board regarding a proposal from Big River Consulting to facilitate a process to develop a District mission/vision. Moved by Scott Powers, second by Rick Liljegren to approve contracting with Big River Consulting to facilitate a process to develop a District mission/vision at the contract rate of $6,550. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

First Reading of Policies

A first reading of the following policies was heard:

- 601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals.

- 602 Organization of School Calendar and School Day.

- 603 Curriculum Development.

- 604 Instructional Curriculum.

- 610 Field Trips.

- 614 School District Testing Plan and Procedure.

- 616 School District System Accountability.

- 618 Assessment of Student Achievement.

- 709 Student Transportation Safety Policy.

- 710 Extra Curricular Transportation.

Second Reading/Action – Policy 613 Graduation Requirements

A second reading of the revised Policy 613 Graduation Requirements was heard. Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Jeff Salo to approve the revised Policy 613 Graduation Requirements. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Second Reading/Action – Policy 533.2 Bicycle and Walk to School Policy

A second reading of Policy 533.2 Bicycle and Walk to School policy was heard. Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve Policy 533.2 Bicycle and Walk to School Policy as amended to make the District not liable for lost or stolen bicycles. Motion carried by the following vote: aye votes by Julian Bertogliat, Rick Liljegren, Lynn McComber, Jeff Salo, Scott Powers and nay vote by Margaret Sunnarborg.

Discussion/Update – North Field Facilities Project

Supt. Fischer reported that punch list items are being completed. There is still some disagreement on alleviation of tar path problems. A Certificate of Occupancy has been received for the building. Power is being run to our shed and existing light. A sample bench for the warming house area will be ordered.

Reports

Principals’ Reports:

Elementary: Principal Brian Harker reported that the PIE Group attendance has been high this year. They want to partner with the District with technology needs. He reported that elementary conferences were held last week with high attendance. Next Wednesday will be an early release and the elementary will bring in a speaker to address student mental health issues.

High School: Principal Greg Hexum reported that the high school has broken the record with getting students to complete college applications. The career center and high school counselor are working with students and parents to find scholarships for students.

Board Committee Reports:

Rick Liljegren – attended an EEF meeting, and reported that the Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser had a good turnout, and Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting.

Julian Bertogliat – Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting and construction meeting.

Scott Powers – Esko Business Development committee meeting and Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative meeting.

Superintendent’s Report:

Supt. Fischer reported that the Truth in Taxation meeting will be held at 6:01 p.m. on December 10, 2013 in the Board Conference Room.

Congratulations & Commendations Kailee Kiminski – State Cross Country Meeting. The Esko Jazz Band and Madrigals for their performance at the EEF Spaghetti Dinner. Bill Pera for all of his excellent work with building project.

Open Forum

A parent spoke regarding looking at the future of the music program.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Rick Liljegren to adjourn at 8:32 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Jeff Salo, Clerk

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