INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
JULY 24, 2018
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Jerry Frederick, Mark Nyholm, Jeff Salo, Margaret Sunnarborg and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Members absent: Todd Rengo.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. Margaret Sunnarborg appointed clerk pro tem.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the Consent Agenda items:
Approve the minutes of the June 26, 2018 regular School Board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows:
Date Check #s Total
6/27/18 85748-85772 $17,902.83
7/2/18 85773-85790 $85,219.70
6/30/18 85791-85817 $102,346.95
7/10/18 85818-85836 $94,294.02
7/12/18 85837-85840 $38,927.37
6/30/18 85841-85847 $5,716.24
Donation Received: Lahti Charitable Trust in the amount of $3,000 for robotics.
Treasurer's Report - June 2018 (prior to end-of-year adjustments).
Payroll Type Regular
Checks #106550-106594 for $99,546.60
Direct Deposits $200,253.29
Electronic Payments $135,263.59
Grand Total $435,063.48
Payroll Type Regular
Checks #106595-016641 for $116,744.97
Direct Deposits $204,010.48
Electronic Payments $143,101.21
Grand Total $463,856.55
June 2018 Electronic Transfer Report
Acct. Transferred From MSDLAF Daily Account
Acct. Transferred Into Associated Bank (PMA)
Acct. Transferred From Republic Bank Flex Acct.
Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank Account
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Fitness Center Remodel
Superintendent Fischer provided a drawing that was given to him regarding a proposed fitness center remodeling. The costs would be borne entirely by Essentia Health.
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the plan with the understanding that there will be no cost to the District and that Essentia obtains the proper permits. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Presentation by ICS regarding Esko Educational Remodeling Project
Aaron Kriens from ICS presented an update on the Esko Educational Center project and introduced his replacement, Justin Maaninga, as Mr. Kriens is leaving ICS. The rooftop unit is 5 to 6 weeks out. The project looks to be on schedule.
Update: Esko Educational Center Remodel
The project is set to begin on Monday.
Approve Request for Leave from Rachel Lofald
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve a request for leave from Rachel Lofald in a duration for up to 13 weeks as outlined in her letter. Should the leave exceed 13 weeks, an extended leave would require Board approval. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Steven Krueger
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to accept a letter of resignation from Steven Krueger, ECFE teacher effective July 10, 2018. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the Hire of Steven Krueger
Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Steven Krueger as elementary teacher for 2018/2019 at BA Step 4. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the Hire of Sarah Petite
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the hire of Sarah Petite as .69 F.T.E. phy ed/health teacher for 2018/19 at BA Step 1 contingent upon issuance of licensure by September 5, 2018.. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the 2018/2019 Fall Coaching Assignments
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the 2018/2019 Fall Coaching assignments and stipends as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Authorize to Call For Quotes - Bread & Milk
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to authorize administration to call for quotes for the purchase and delivery of bread and milk products for the 2018/2019 school year. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Authorize to Call for Quotes - Fuel & Snowplowing
Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Mark Nyholm to authorize administration to call for quotes on #1 and #2 diesel fuels, gasoline, propane, and snowplowing for 2018/2019. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the 10-Year Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Plan
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the 10-Year Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Plan as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.
iPad Insurance Costs
Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jeff Salo to approve iPad insurance rates for fiscal years 2019-2022 as follows: A $30 non-refundable insurance cost is required on each device (with a $75 family maximum). This deposit will be assessed one time per student per device ($75 family maximum). This $30 non-refundable insurance cost insures a student for one breakage. Student/parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible to pay for additional breakages costs; 2nd breakage $30, 3rd breakage $100, 4th breakage $100. If the iPad is lost or stolen, the student/parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible for the full replacement cost of the iPad ($294) and the iPad cover ($35) for a total of $329. The full costs of replacement for any malicious or reckless handling of the device that results in a destroyed iPad/case. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Set Food Service Pricing for 2018/2019
Moved by Margaret Sunnarborg, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the 2018/2019 food service pricing as follows: Student breakfast $1.10, Milk $.35, Elementary Lunch (Pre-k-6 grade) $2.30, High School Lunch (grades 7-112) $2.40. Adult pricing to be determined. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Set Ticket/Pass Event Pricing for 2018/2019
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the 2017/2019 ticket/pass event pricing as follows (no change from 2016/2017): Single event adult ticket is $6; single event student ticket is $4; adult 10-game punch pass $50; student 10-game punch pass $25. Certified and non-certified staff, School Board members, and resident senior citizens age 62 or older are eligible for a non-transferable free pass (obtained from the high school office). Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve 2018/2019 Activities Handbook
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the 2018/2019 Activities Handbook with changes as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Policy 902.1 Community Use of School Facilities
Discussion regarding Policy 902.1 - Community Use of School Facilities as heard. This Policy will be tabled until the August 8, 2018 Board Work Session.
Approve Annual Review of Policy 807 Health & Safety
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the annual review of Policy 807 - Health & Safety. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Elementary - Principal Harker reported that the 3rd grade team met to choose a new 3rd grade teacher. Principal Harker and Ms. Pelletier are back in the office next week.
High School - Principal Greg Hexum reported that their team met to choose the .69 f.t.e. phy ed teacher.
Board Committee Reports:
Margaret Sunnarborg - Policy meeting.
Jeff Salo - Policy meeting, track resurfacing and lines.
Mark Nyholm - Attempting to meet with Turf Club regarding the recognition for turf donors.
Supt. Aaron Fischer reported:
Approximately 5 years ago we were asked to team with Cloquet Public Schools for integration purposes. Since then Esko has its own Indian Education Program. Esko is being asked again to team up with Cloquet for the Integration Program. He would like to decline since Esko currently has a successful Indian Education Aid Program.
He has gotten a proposal from an Esko landowner regarding a potential spot for a bus garage. Supt. Fischer and Tony Compo have viewed the property. Julian Bertogliat, Jeff Salo, and Mark Nyholm with work with Supt. Fischer on this process.
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Clerk Pro Tem
Pine Journal: Sept. 6, 2018 #2673710