INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA APRIL 22, 2014 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Lynn McComber, Margaret Sunnarborg, Julian Bertogliat, Rick Liljegren, Scott Powers, Jeff Salo, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Members absent: None.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Rick Liljegren called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried by
Approval of Consent Agenda ItemsMoved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve the Consent Agenda items:Approve the minutes of the March 18, 2014 school board meeting.Approve the checks as follows:Date Check #s Total3/4/14 76886-76912 $22,733.233/5/14 76913-76914 $6,545.813/7/14 76915-76952 $18,621.983/10/14 76953-76954 $2,112.003/12/14 76955 $2,891.003/12/14 Void 76590 ($50.00)3/13/14 76956-76980 $36,073.103/17/14 76981-77004 $53,359.453/19/14 77005-77007 $430.443/21/14 77008-77011 $764.043/24/14 1001 $150,000.004/1/14 77012-77045 $96,250.494/2/14 77046-77062 $5,757.104/10/14* 77063-77118 $334,740.264/15/14* 1002 $1,151,954.944/17/14* 77119-77152 $46,966.96*=PENDING TREAS. APPROVALApproval of Treasurer’s Report – February 2014 and March 2014.
Date 2/14/14Payroll Type RegularFebruary 2014 Checks# 102204-102245 for $97,659.06Direct Deposits $162,433.23Electronic Payments $82,296.98Grand Total $342,389.27
Date 2/28/14Payroll Type RegularFebruary 2014 Checks# 102246-102290 for $101,264.28Direct Deposits $163,733.03Electronic Payments $83,771.72Grand Total $348,769.03
Date 3/14/14Payroll Type RegularMarch 2014 Checks# 102291-102340 for $100,818.30Direct Deposits $166,275.17Electronic Payments $84,871.96Grand Total $351,965.43
Date 1/15/14Payroll Type RegularMarch 2014 ChecksVoid # 102154 for ($74,047.80)Direct Deposits -Electronic Payments -Grand Total ($74,047.80)
Date 1/15/14Payroll Type RegularMarch 2014 Checks# 94862 for $73,300.80Direct Deposits -Electronic Payments -Grand Total $73,300.80
Date 3/31/14Payroll Type RegularMarch 2014 Checks# 102341-102398 for $103,356.13Direct Deposits $170,104.97Electronic Payments $86,450.92Grand Total $359,912.02
Electronic Transfer Report March 2014Date 3/26/14Acct Transferred FromMSDLAF Daily AccountAcct Transferred Into Wells Fargo(N’land Trust for GO Bonds)Amount $911,895.00
Date 3/31/14Acct Transferred FromAssociated Bank (bid bond $)Acct Transferred IntoMSDLAF Gen’l Acct DailyAmount $56,673.79
Approve Ruckus wireless infrastructure purchase from Citon Computer Corp. in the amount of $44,877.25 and Spectrum Computer Services for infrastructure switches in the amount of $7,890.00.Approve Fundraiser request from Football to hold summer elementary recreational/sports activities through Community Education.Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Resolution Relating to the Termination & Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of a ProbationaryMoved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve a Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Tina Roed, a Probationary Teacher. (Copy of Resolution on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the Hire of Laina Bottila for housekeeper position to begin April 28, 2014Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Laina Bottila for a housekeeper position to begin April 28, 2014. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Accept Letter of Resignation by Retirement from Marilyn CassMoved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to accept a letter of resignation by retirement from Marilyn Cass effective June 10, 2014 with thanks for her service to the District. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Discussion/Action: 2013/2014 School CalendarDiscussion was heard regarding the recent weather-related school closing day on April 4, 2014. Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to bring students back on Monday, June 9, 2014, and staff report through Friday, June 13, 2014. Motion carried by the following vote: Aye votes by Margaret Sunnarborg, Rick Liljegren, Jeff Salo, Scott Powers. Abstaining from voting were Lynn McComber and Julian Bertogliat.
Approve Final Fiscal Year 2014 BudgetMoved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Lynn McComber to approve the final fiscal year 2014 budget as presented.Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Fund Revenues ExpendituresGeneral Fund (fund 1)$9,527,193 $9,830,749Food Service Fund (fund 2)$378,411 $397,501Transportation Fund (fund 3)$536,354 $492,638Community Service Fund (fund 4)$493,488 $478,734Capital Operating Fund (fund 5)$474,482 $514,503Building Construction Fund (fund 6)$1,320 $2,376,967Debt Service Fund (fund 7)$1,079,147 $1,084,620Irrevocable OPEB Trust (fund 45)$58,432 $149,123OPEB Bonds Debt Service (fund 47)$113,002 $114,240Total Budget$12,661,829 $15,439,075
Approve the Purchase of iPads for the School BoardMoved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the purchase of iPads for the School Board. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
PERA Phased Retirement Option ProgramDiscussion was heard regarding the PERA Phased Retirement Option Program. Moved by Scott Powers, second by Jeff Salo to add action regarding this program. Motion carried by unanimous vote.Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to participate in PERA Phased Retirement Option Program.Motion failed by the following vote: aye vote by Julian Bertogliat, nay votes by Lynn McComber, Margaret Sunnarborg, Rick Liljegren, Jeff Salo, and Scott Powers.
Approve the Repair of ElevatorDiscussion was heard regarding the need to repair or replace the existing elevator to meet code. Moved by Jeff Salo. Second by Scott Powers to approve the refurbishing of the elevator at a cost of approximately $22,288.82 from Otis Elevator Company. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
School District InformationSuperintendent Fischer shared school district information that was provided by the Arrowhead Regional Computing Consortium.
First Reading of PoliciesA first reading of the following policies was heard:- 506 Student Discipline- 516 Student Medication
Administrative ReportsPrincipals' Reports:Elementary – Principal Brian Harker reported that April is Kindergarten Round Up month. There was an evening session and the day session. There are currently 93 students on the list for possible enrollment in the fall. 72 of these are resident students. Principal Harker would recommend four sections of 21 students. He also reported that next week there will be reading tests. The following week there will be math testing.
High School – Principal Greg Hexum reported that 100 percent of the computer labs are being used 100 percent of the time for MCA testing. Advanced placement and Accuplacer tests are being taken. He also reported that the principals will be meeting with steering committees to move forward on the 1:1 initiative. Apple Corporation will be coming in for four days of staff training in June.
Board Committee Reports:Jeff Salo – District policy meeting.Julian Bertogliat – Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting.Lynn McComber – Community Education meeting, Esko Educational Foundation meeting – scholarship selection, Wellness Committee meeting.Margaret Sunnarborg – District policy meeting, Wellness Committee meeting.Rick Liljegren – District Policy meeting, Curriculum Advisory meeting, Esko Educational Foundation meeting.
Superintendent's Report:Supt. Aaron Fischer reported on new revenue of up to $424 per pupil for FY 16. He also provided an enrollment update, a technology update, and an update regarding the track. Information regarding an employee wellness benefit was distributed.
Approve the Purchase of Track EquipmentMoved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve the purchase of track equipment from BSN Sports in the amount of $33,437.60 as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the Purchase of Timing SystemMoved by Scott Powers, second by Jeff Salo to approve the purchase of a timing system from MF Athletic in the amount of $12,445.00. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Congratulations and CommendationsEileen O’Brien for making the first cut to become a National Merit Scholar.Mr. Scott Antonutti and his coaching staff for their successful basketball season.
Open ForumA parent was present to question the activity fee structure. A parent was present to voice her concern regarding the size of kindergarten sections.
AdjournmentThere being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Julian Bertogliat to adjourn at 8:56 p.m.Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Jeff Salo, Clerk