INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA FEBRUARY 28, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Rick Liljegren, Jeff Salo, Scott Powers, Margaret Sunnarborg, Lynn McComber, and Superintendent Fischer. Member absent: None.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Jeff Salo to approve the agenda as amended. 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 February 14, 2012 school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows (* = pending treas. review):
Check #s 72624
Check #s 72625-72645
Check #s 72646-72654
Check #s 72655-72721
Check #s 72722-72742
Check #s 72743-72751
Check #s VOID 72729
Check #s 72752-72808
Check #s VOID 72793*
Check #s 72809-72848*
Check #s VOID 72848*
Check #s 72849-72850*
Fundraising Request - Winterquist Elementary - McTeacher Night at McDonalds in Cloquet.
Second Reading/Action - Policy Revision
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Jeff Salo to approve the following policy revisions. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Policy 532 - Use of Peace Officers & Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds.
Discussion: Integration Plan
Supt. Fischer explained the steps that have been taking place during the collaborative effort with surrounding districts to come up with a desegregation plan. Supt. Fischer reviewed preliminary goals for the Board and discussion was held and questions addressed. Supt. Fischer will continue with the planning committee and a final plan will be brought to the Board for action at a later date.
Board Meeting Date Changes
Discussion was held regarding a conflict between the next regular Board meeting on March 13, 2012 and the annual Township meeting. The decision was made to cancel the March 13, 2012 regular school board meeting. The Board did schedule a Working Session to be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
Approve Contract with Mediacom for Internet Access
Discussion was heard regarding various quotes and options for internet access services. Moved by Scott Powers, second by Rick Liljegren to approve a contract with Mediacom for Internet Access as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Contract with Telephone Associates, Inc. for Telephone Service
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a contract with Telephone Associates, Inc. as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Contract with SharpSchool for Website Hosting
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Rick Liljegren to approve a contract with SharpSchool for website hosting as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Principal Greg Hexum discussed that it is currently time in the high school for students to register for next year's classes. Imagine-It Day mock interviews are currently underway as well.
-Lynn McComber - upcoming non-certified negotiations.
-Margaret Sunnarborg - Certified Negotiations meeting.
-Rick Liljegren - Technology Committee meetings - 21st Century Learning Skills, Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting, Esko Educational Foundation meeting - scholarship application process underway.
-Julian Bertogliat - Technology Committee meetings, Negotiations Committee meeting.
-Jeff Salo - Non-certified para negotiations meeting upcoming.
Natural Gas Project - Lakes Gas is fairly optimistic about receiving a grant. They plan to hold a community meeting at the school on April 3, 2012.
Trail Update - LHB is the only company to apply to do the trail project.
Lights at Athletic Field - Poles have been inspected by inspectors. Supt. Fischer has been in contact with vendors regarding options/pricing.
Grant opportunity - There is a grant opportunity for a $3.1 million STEM (science & math) grant to be used to explore such careers as aviation, etc. This is a cooperative effort with Duluth, Proctor, Hermantown, and Esko.
A visit to a STEM Lab that has been established in Mahtomedi is being planned.
Invitation for Board to attend upcoming Destination Imagination competition.
There being no further business, moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Jeff Salo to adjourn at 8:25 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Jeff Salo, Clerk