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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA AUGUST 22, 2017 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

AUGUST 22, 2017

REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the theater.

Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Jerry Frederick, Mark Nyholm, Todd Rengo, Jeff Salo, Margaret Sunnarborg and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Members absent: None.

Call the Meeting to Order

Chairperson Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Jeff Salo to approve the Consent Agenda items:

Approve the minutes of the July 18, 2017 regular School Board meeting.

Approve the checks as follows:

Date Check #s Total

7/20/17 83758-83764 $16,675.95

7/20/17 83765-83770 $22,303.92

7/27/17 83771 $200.00

8/1/17 83772-83808 $24,844.31

8/8/17 83809-83840 $20,842.55

8/15/17 83841-83881 $63,002.74

8/17/17 83882.83895 $412,801.43

Treasurer's Report - June 2017 before end-of-year adjustments.

Date 6/15/17

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #105598-105650

for $89,029.12

Direct Deposits $189,581.28

Electronic Payments $133,600.96

Grand Total $412,211.36

Date 6/30/17

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #105651-105701 VOID

.........105738-105788 for $102,454.48

Direct Deposits $196,592.14

Electronic Payments $144,407.16

Grand Total $443,453.78

June 2017 Electronic Transfer Report

Date 6/27/17

Acct. Transferred From

Republic Bank Flex Acct

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $4,001.32

Donation received from Mark Staniger - outdoor basketball nets for the playground area.

Fundraiser Request - Elementary PIE Group - sell Clubs Choice items.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: Perkins Funding

James Schwarzbauer was present to discuss Perkins funding and also some summer camps offered by Lake Superior College and funded by Perkins as well as other opportunities funded by Perkins. He provided printed materials relating to this information. Brad Vieths, Vocational Program for Duluth Schools and Perkins Secondary Coordinator, described some of the programs being offered throughout the consortium.

Approve Small Volume Interruptible Natural Gas Sales Agreement

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Todd Rengo to approve a Small Volume Interruptible Natural Gas Sales Agreement as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the Superintendent).

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Additional iPad Purchase

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Todd Rengo to authorize the purchase of additional iPads to meet the needs of additional students. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Purchase of a Vehicle for Handicapped Accessible Transportation

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Todd Rengo to approve the purchase of a vehicle for handicapped accessible transportation. Superintendent Fischer and Transportation Director Laurie Groth will work out the details of the purchase. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Set Truth-In-Taxation Meeting

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Mark Nyholm to set the Truth-In-Taxation meeting date. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room. The regular Board meeting will be held at 6:30 that evening. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the 2017/2018 Adult Meal Prices

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the 2017/2018 Adult Lunch price at $3.65 and Adult Breakfast price at $1.75. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Working Agreement between ISD #99 and Early Childhood and School Readiness Teachers for July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Todd Rengo to approve the Working Agreement between ISD #99 and Early Childhood and School Readiness Teachers for July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Food Service Employee Handbook - June 2017

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the Food Service Employee Handbook as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Transportation Handbook Revised August 2017

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the Transportation Handbook August 2017 revision. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Tabled - Community Education Handbook

This item was tabled for action at a future meeting, pending Community Advisory Council review.

Approve the Milk Provider for 2017/2018

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve Jack's Hometown Dairy as 2017/2018 milk provider per quote dated August 15, 2017. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Bread Provider for 2017/2018

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve Pan-O-Gold as the provider for the purchase and delivery of bread products for the 2017/2018 school year per their quote dated July 21, 2017. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Transportation Fuel Provider for 2017/2018

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Todd Rengo to approve Como Oil & Propane as the provider for the purchase and delivery of transportation fuel products for the 2017/2018 school year per their quote. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the 2017/2018 Extra Curricular Faculty Assignments

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the 2017/2018 Extra Curricular Faculty Assignments as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation from Ronald Lindgren

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Todd Rengo to accept a letter of resignation by retirement from Ronald Lindgren, custodian, effective August 21, 2017 with thanks for his service to the District. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation from Genie Turner

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to accept a letter of resignation effective August 15, 2017, from Genie Turner, paraprofessional with thanks for her service to the District, and approval to post for the resulting vacancy. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Change in Job Classification of Cindy Salo

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve a change in job classification for Cindy Salo from housekeeper to the full-time position of custodian effective August 23, 2017. Motion carried by the following vote: Aye: Todd Rengo, Margaret Sunnarborg, Jerry Frederick, Julian Bertogliat, and Mark Nyholm. Abstain: Jeff Salo.

Approve the Increase in FTE for Morgan Pera

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the increase in FTE for Morgan Pera from .5 f.t.e. housekeeper to 1.0 f.t.e housekeeper effective August 23, 2017, with approval to post for the resulting .5 f.t.e. housekeeper position. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Tanya Pagelkopf

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Tanya Pagelkopf to the 10-hour-per week position of Activities Director Assistant effective August 23, 2017. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Todd Garson

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Todd Garson to the position of two-trip bus driver effective August 23, 2017. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Emily Davey

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Emily Davey to the 10-hour-per week position of After School Club Coordinator effective August 23, 2017. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Gretchen Grover

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Gretchen Grover to the position of Community Education Administrative Assistant effective August 23, 2017 for up to 21 hours per week plus occasional additional hours for Community Education events. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Melissa Martineau

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Melissa Martineau to the position of School Readiness teacher effective August 23, 2017 for approximately 22 hours per week plus occasional hours for Community Education events. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Additional Cool Kids Positions/Hours

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Todd Rengo to approve additional Cool Kids Assistant part-time positions/hours of up to 65 hours per week to cover programming needs due to enrollment and current staffing shortage, and authorize posting for the additions. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports

Principals' Reports:

Elementary School - Principal Brian Harker reported that reported that he and Administrative Assistant Julie Pelletier are both back working but are temporarily located in the high school right now. He reported that the elementary school is up 48 students in grades 1 through 6 which puts enrollment at over 700 students. Due to the increase in students, the purchase of new desks and chairs, etc. will be necessary. They are trying to communicate with new families but currently are unable to do tours due to the construction project. He reported that the inservice days will be more of a welcome back for teachers this year.

High School - Principal Greg Hexum reported that high school enrollment is up a net of 22 students thus far. The high school has been able to give partial tours to the new students. He reported that fall sports and activities are in progress. He reported that the teacher inservice days are being planned and will include mandatory reporting, etc.

Board Committee Reports:

Margaret Sunnarborg - Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative meeting, Esko Educational Foundation meeting.

Julian Bertogliat - meeting with Boldt Construction.

Superintendent's Report:

Supt. Aaron Fischer reported:

RAM Mutual Building - the superintendent has found a firm to examine the RAM building and assess the building and costs associated to meet possible District needs.

The Superintendent expressed his thanks to the supervisors and principals for the disruptions this summer, to Laurie Groth for updating the Transportation Manual, to Irene Tout for creating a Food Service Manual and to Irene and the Food Service staff for their work at the church convention this summer, to Tony Compo and the custodial staff for all their work this summer, to Michele Carlson and the Cool Kids and Community Education workers for all the disruption and turnover this summer, and to the clerical staff for their relocations and upheaval.

The Level 4 program is moving forward with the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to adjourn at 7:58 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Todd Rengo

Clerk

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