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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA DECEMBER 10, 2013 REGULAR MEETING

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

DECEMBER 10, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

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Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Rick Liljegren, Lynn McComber, Scott Powers, Margaret Sunnarborg. Absent: 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 Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Rick Liljegren to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:

Approve the minutes of the November 19, 2013 regular school board meeting.

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

Date Check #s Amount

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 56153 ($100.00)

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

11/27/13 76278-76350 $118,956.16

12/5/13 75351-76352 $1,843.22

12/9/13 76353-76399 $64,458.71

12/10/13 76400 $1,648.50

Approve Fundraiser Request from ECFE Advisory Board – donations at family events. Approve request for Lane Change from Katrina Foxx from BA15 to BA30 effective Semester II 2013.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: EHS Band Trip

Rich Mowers was present to provide information about the itinerary for the proposed 2016 band trip to New York.

Approval of 2013 Payable 2014 Final Levy Certification

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the 2013 payable 2014 final levy certification in the amount of $1,706,040.16 as presented (copy on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Request for Family Medical Leave from Jill Harden

Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to approve a request from Jill Harden for family medical leave. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval the Hire of Deb Holte – Cool Kids Program Assistant

Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Deb Holte as Cool Kids Program Assistant for the remainder of 2013/14 school year for 2 hours per week. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Tina Swartwoudt – ECFE Program Assistant/Sibling Care

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the hire of Tina Swartwoudt as ECFE Program Assistant/Sibling Care for the remainder of the 2013/14 school year for 2 hours per week. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Second Reading/Approval of Policy Updates

Second readings were heard of the following policies:

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.

Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the updated policies as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Reports

Principals’ Reports:

Principal Hexum reported that the elementary concert will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Due to a conflict with the TIES conference, Mr. Harker will not be at the concert. He also reported that the principals are working on a steering committee with members from both the elementary and high school for upcoming technology needs, staff development for this, etc. The Spirit of Giving is in full swing again this year. The high school has begun prep work for the district’s mission and vision project.

Board Committee Reports:

Rick Liljegren – Esko Educational Foundation meeting was cancelled.

Julian Bertogliat – The walk through for the building project was cancelled.

Superintendent’s Report:

Supt. Fischer reported on the following: He attended a workshop sponsored by the NE Service Cooperative and their attorney regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There may possibly be the need to make changes to contracts/working agreements relating to the health insurance offerings due to the ACA. Supt. Fischer will be attending a training on the World’s Greatest Work Force. The final building walk through will be held on December 12, 2013. The District Technology Committee will be meeting soon. Supt. Fischer and District Tech Coordinator Angie Orvedahl will be meeting with a consortium that is working with OLL curriculum. Staff vision and mission work session is scheduled for January 17, 2014. January 22 and 23, 2014 will be the Board and community work session for this vision and mission project.

Open Forum

A parent was present at the meeting to speak about some concerns regarding lack of information concerning the loss of the .52 music position and the possibility of filling this position.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to adjourn at 7:52 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Scott Powers, Clerk Pro Tem

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