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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA MARCH 18, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

MARCH 18, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.

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Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Rick Liljegren, Scott Powers, Jeff Salo, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Members absent: Lynn McComber, Margaret Sunnarborg.

Call the Meeting to Order

Chairperson Rick Liljegren called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve the Consent Agenda items (item 3.d.i. removed from consent agenda and moved to agenda item 4):

Approve the minutes of the February 10, 2014 school board meeting.

Approve the checks as follows:

Date Check #s Total

1/16/14 76515-76570 $142,355.48

1/21/14 76571-76605 $39,134.13

1/23/14 76606-76640 $32,733.40

1/30/14 76641-76664 $17,892.71

2/7/14 76665-76667 $1,349.00

2/12/14 76668-76739 $70,118.09

2/14/14 Void 76206 ($110.36)

2/18/14 76740-76829 $124,539.62

2/25/14 76830-76858 $46,526.52

2/27/14 76859-76885 $23,938.23

3/4/14* 76886-76912 $22,733.23

3/5/14* 76913-76914 $6,545.81

3/7/14* 76915-76952 $18,621.98

3/10/14* 76953-76954 $2,112.00

3/12/14* 76955 $2,891.00

3/12/14* Void 76590 ($50.00)

3/13/14* 76956-76980 $36,073.10

3/17/14* 76981-77004 $53,359.45

*=PENDING TREAS. APPROVAL

Approval of Treasurer’s Report – January 2014.

Date 1/15/14

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #102124-102125 &

102127-102165 for $170,243.39

Direct Deposits $162,714.68

Electronic Payments $82,501.25

Grand Total $415,459.32

Date 1/15/14

Payroll Type Regular

Checks # 102016 for VOID

Direct Deposits -

Electronic Payments -

Grand Total -

Date 1/31/14

Payroll Type Regular

Checks # 102166-102189 for

$94,990.11

Direct Deposits $158,564.16

Electronic Payments $80,313.05

Grand Total $333,867.32

Electronic Transfer Report January 2014

Date 1/10/14

Acct Transferred From

MSDLAF Gen’l Acct Daily

Acct Transferred Into MN Dept of

Rev (sales tax payment)

Amount $673.00

Date 1/15/14

Acct Transferred From

Associated Bank (bond $)

Acct Transferred Into MSDLAF Gen’l

Acct Daily

Amount $278,568.29

Date 1/29/14

Acct Transferred From MSDLAF

MAX Acct

Acct Transferred Into Wells Fargo

(Nland Trust OPEB Bonds)

Amount $75,662.50

Date 1/29/14

Acct Transferred From MSDLAF

MAX Acct

Acct Transferred Into Wells Fargo

(Nland Trust for GO Bonds)

Amount $79,620.00

Accept donation received from Maurices, Inc. in the amount of $650 to be used for enrichment programs.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Fundraising Request

Discussion was heard regarding a fundraising request from the Esko Little League Baseball/Softball Association.

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Julian Bertogliat to table the fundraising request from Esko Little League for consideration at a future meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion: School Days

Discussion was heard regarding weather days and possible additional make up days this school year. This subject will be revisited as needed.

One-Act Play Directors

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve Brenda Lilly and Adam Kemptar as co-directors for the 2013/2014 one-act play. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve 2013/2014 Spring Coaching

Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve the 2013/2014 Spring coaching as presented 3/18/2014 (copy of list on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the 2013/2014 Certified Seniority List

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the 2013/2014 certified seniority list as presented (copy of list on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion: PERA Phased Retirement Option Program

Discussion was heard regarding the Public Employees Retirement Association Phased Retirement Option Program.

Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to table action to participate in this program pending additional information. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Request from Kathy Hammarlund – Phased Retirement Option Program

A request has been received from Transportation Director Kathy Hammarlund to enroll in the PERA Phased Retirement Option Program. Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to table this motion until further information is gathered regarding the parameters of the program. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Infrastructure Update

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve updating the infrastructure for FY14 in an amount not to exceed $200,000. Individual items over $10,000 will be brought back before the Board for individual approval.

Motion carried by unanimous vote

Approve Wipfli LLP to Perform Annual Year-end Audit

Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve Wipfli LLP to perform annual year-end audit per Letter of Engagement (copy of letter on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Membership in the LSAS Districts for Lobbyist Services

Discussion was heard regarding the lobbyist services. Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve FY 2014 membership in the LSAS District lobbyist services. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Subscription with Canvass Learning Management System

Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve subscribing to the Canvass Learning Management System for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Resolution

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve a resolution Directing Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons Therefore. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of 2014/2015 Capital Projects

Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve the capital projects for 2014/2015 as presented (copy of list on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous votes.

District Goals

Superintendent Fischer went over the District Goals that were identified during the recent goal-planning sessions and updated the Board about progress and steps being taken to meet these goals.

All Day/Every Day Kindergarten

Discussion and recommendations were heard regarding kindergarten options for 2014/2015. Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve the offering of All Day/Every Day Kindergarten for fiscal year 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Second Reading/Approval of Policies

There was a second reading of the following policies:

406 Public and Private Personnel Data

414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse

509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students

515 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records

521 Student Disability Nondiscrimination

532 Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the above policies as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports

Principals’ Reports:

Elementary – Principal Brian Harker reported that this week is the end of the 3rd READ month and the activities throughout the month were a success. He also reported that the recent early-release day was a great chance for teachers to review and plan using curriculum mapping, etc. Kindergarten Roundup will be held on April 1, 2014.

High School – Principal Greg Hexum reported that high school spring conference night will be held right after spring break. All seniors currently enrolled are on track to graduate at this point. Next year’s registration has been completed and the process of building next year’s schedule has begun. Standardized testing will be held in April and May.

Board Committee Reports:

Jeff Salo – Facilities committee meeting, board work session.

Julian Bertogliat – Technology committee meeting, board work session.

Scott Powers – Facilities committee meeting, board work session.

Rick Liljegren – Technology committee meeting, board work session, Esko Educational Foundation meeting.

Superintendent’s Report:

Supt. Aaron Fischer reported that the elevator in the school is in need of major repair or possible replacement per state inspector. An enrollment update was provided to the Board. An update regarding the new building at the north field was provided to the Board. He also brought the Board up to speed regarding Apple computer training. Mr. Fischer provided details regarding amounts of snow on the roof and structural engineer recommendation to remove large drifts. He also reported about the recent Minnesota Association of School Administrators conference that he attended.

Congratulations and Commendations

Esko Girls Basketball – for qualifying for the state basketball tournament and their performance there.

Esko High School Math Team on their 7th place finish at the state math meet.

Joyce Bergstedt and her volunteers on their successful Imagine It Day, mock interview exercise.

Esko 8th-grader Karl Habig on his qualification for the State Geography Bee.

Senior Alex DeRocher for his qualifying and performance at the MSHSL state alpine ski competition.

Seniors Kory Deadrick, Marc Peterson, and Casey Staniger on making the MSHSL State Basketball All-Tournament Team.

Senior Kory Deadrick for being named to the AP Minnesota All-State Basketball Team.

Senior Marc Peterson for being named a Minnesota top-8 student in the MSHSL academics, arts, and athletics competition.

The Esko Boys Basketball team for being named the Old Dutch Foods statewide Team of the Week.

Special recognition to the Esko Boys Basketball Team on their MSHSL State AA Championship.

Thank you to Esko resident and parent, Michelle Kuklinski of Adolphson Real Estate for her donation of nearly $2,500 to the students of Esko High School to defer their travel and ticket costs to the boys’ and girls’ state basketball tournaments. She’s donated ten dollars per point scored to Esko students during the basketball state playoff runs.

Open Forum

Sue Northey provided some clarification regarding the Esko Little League Baseball/Softball Association fundraiser request.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.

Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Jeff Salo, Clerk

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