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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA MAY 27, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

MAY 27, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.

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

Call the Meeting to Order

Vice-chairperson Julian Bertogliat 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 unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the Consent Agenda items:

Approve the minutes of the April 18, 2014 school board meeting.

Approve the checks as follows:

Date 4/10/14

Check #s 77063-77118

Total $334,740.26

Date 4/15/14

Check #s 1002

Total $1,151,954.94

Date 4/17/14

Check #s 77119-77152

Total $46,966.96

Date 4/24/14

Check #s 77153

Total $130,000.00

Date 4/29/14

Check #s 77154-77200

Total $166,854.46

Date 5/9/14

Check #s Void#76873

Total ($240.00)

Date 5/9/14

Check #s Void #77142

Total ($651.00)

Date 5/9/14

Check #s 77201-77282

Total $108,639.95

Date 5/14/14

Check #s 77283-77316

Total $46,980.36

Date 5/16/14*

Check #s 77317-77337

Total $9,100.02

Date 5/20/14*

Check #s 77338-77347

Total $6,189.85

*=PENDING TREAS. APPROVAL

Approval of Treasurer's Report - April 2014.

Date 4/15/14

Payroll Type Regular

April 2014 Checks # 102399-102437

For $100,801.11

Direct Deposits $171,289.11

Electronic Payments $86,702.15

Grand Total $358,792.37

Date 4/30/14

Payroll Type Regular

April 2014 Checks # 102438-102490

for $112,326.66

Direct Deposits $167,399.64

Electronic Payments $88,232.01

Grand Total $367,958.31

Electronic Transfer Report April 2014

Date 4/8/14

Acct Transferred From

MSDLAF Gen'l Acct Daily

Acct Transferred Into

MN Dept of Revenue (sales tax)

Amount $211.00

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: Updated Technology Plan

Angie Orvedahl presented an updated Technology Plan including the Digital Initiative as developed and answered questions posed by Board members.

Approve Updated Technology Plan

Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the updated Technology Plan as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Membership Renewal Agreement - NLSEC

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative Agreement/Membership Renewal for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Resolution for Membership in the MSHSL for 2014/2015

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation from Nichole Reed

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to accept a letter of resignation from Nichole Reed as ECFE teacher effective May 6, 2014 with approval to post resulting vacancy and with thanks for her service to the District. Motion carried by unanimous vote

Approve the Hire of Jenn McLeod

Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Jenn McLeod for the position of part-time Cool Kids Summer Program Assistant for 2014. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Katie Boettcher

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Jeff Salo to approve the hire of Katie Boettcher for the position of part-time Cool Kids Summer Program Assistant for 2014. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Resolution to Adopt Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution to adopt an Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement changing the HRA plan year from January through December to September through August annually. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation from Christina Cimermancic

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to accept a letter of resignation from Christina Cimermancic at the end of the 2013/2014 school year with thanks for her service to the district and approval to post the position. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Brittany Lindmeyer

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve the hire of Brittany Lindmeyer as 1.0 f.t.e. kindergarten teacher for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Matt Leibfried

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the hire of Matt Leibfried as 1.0 f.t.e. language arts teacher for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve a Request for Parental Leave from Kristine Baird

Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve a request from Kristine Baird for parental leave. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval Science Curriculum Adoption

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the adoption of elementary and high school science curriculum as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval Music Curriculum Adoption

Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the adoption of elementary and high school music curriculum as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

First Reading of Revised Policies

A first reading of the following policies was heard:

- 203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda.

- 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings.

- 405 Veterans Preference.

- 417 Chemical Use and Abuse.

- 503 Student Attendance.

- 807 Health and Safety.

Second Reading and Approval of Revised Policies

A second reading of revised policies 506 Student Discipline and 516 Student Medication was heard.

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the revised policies 506 Student Discipline and 516 Student Medication. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports

Principals' Reports:

Elementary - Principal Brian Harker reported that they have been working on a Pre-K to Grade 3 initiative. A Northland grant has been received for this and we are being recognized throughout the state for this.

MAP testing is completed and the test results look good.

Last week the elementary spring music program was held as well as kindergarten graduation.

There will be a change in how students and parents will learn class placement for the 2014/2015 school year. Instead of posting the class lists in the Esko's Corner, there will be a "Move Up" day next week where the students can meet their teacher for next year.

High School - Principal Greg Hexum reported that the senior camp out will be tonight. Many high school events have taken place - Scholarship night, prom, variety show, Fine Arts Program. Graduation will be held on Friday.

New legislation relating to anti-bullying will necessitate additional student and staff training. MCA testing as concluded. The results will be brought forward when officially posted by the MN Department of Education.

Board Committee Reports:

Scott Powers - Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative meeting, Esko Economic Development meeting.

Jeff Salo - District policy meeting, Scholarship Night.

Julian Bertogliat - Meeting with Larson Engineering regarding unfinished projects.

Margaret Sunnarborg - Meeting with Food Service staff.

Lynn McComber - Community Education meeting.

Superintendent's Report:

Supt. Aaron Fischer reported on:

Meeting with Larson Engineering regarding sewer design and damages.

Grass is growing slowly and sporadically at the fields. Some areas will be re-hydroseeded.

A second quote is being sought for security cameras at the new athletic complex.

Supt. Fischer would like to do a work session with the Board on June 24 at 6 p.m. regarding the Affordable Care Act.

He would also like to hold a work session this summer on the completion of the action plan.

Congratulations and Commendations

Elementary and High School music staff - Beth Anderson, Kara Staples, Rich Mowers.

Esko Education Association.

Prom - put on by Jr. Class Advisors Adam Kemptar, Cheryl Diedrich, and the junior class.

Communications

7th Annual Staff Recognition Luncheon - June 10, 2014.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to adjourn at 8:57 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Jeff Salo, Clerk

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