INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA APRIL 24, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
APRIL 24, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Lynn McComber, Scott Phillip Powers, Jeff Salo, and Superintendent Fischer. Absent: Rick Liljegren, Margaret Sunnarborg.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve the agenda. Scott Powers made a motion to table agenda items 7, 8, 10.a., 10.b., 10.c. until after a work session. After discussion, Mr. Powers' motion died for lack of a second. Motion to approve the agenda was approved by the following vote: voting yes were Julian Bertogliat, Lynn McComber, Jeff Salo and a no vote from Scott Powers.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Jeff Salo to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:
Approve the minutes of the March 27, 2012 regular school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows:
Check #s 71729 VOID
Check #s 72927-72965
Check #s 72966-72997
Check #s 72998
Check #s 72999
Check #s 73000-73011
Check #s 73012-73054
Check #s 73055-73063
Check #s 73064-73119
Check #s 73120-73130
Donation received from Mark Wagemaker (Northland Fire & Safety) fire extinguisher inspection fee waived ($372 value).
Approval of Treasurer's Report - March 2012.
Payroll Type Regular
Direct Deposits $166,407.86
Electronic Payments $76,998.60
Grand Total $341,496.81
Payroll Type Regular
Direct Deposits $165,060.75
Electronic Payments $76,824.75
Grand Total $341,842.54
Electronic Transfer Report March 2012
3/27/12 from MSDLAF MAX account to Northland Trust (bond payment) in the amount of $878,525.00
Approve Keller Fence backstop installation per quote in the amount of $8,200.00.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
The Board was provided an update regarding enrollment statistics.
Approve Revised Spring 2012 Coaching Personnel
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the Spring 2012 coaching staff revision. (Copy on file in the office of the Supt.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Ashlee Lennartson, a Probationary Teacher
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution relating to the termination and nonrenewal of the teaching contract of Ashlee Lennartson, a probationary teacher at the end of the 2012 school year. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval to Post and Hire Elementary Teaching Positions for 2012/2013
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve the posting and hiring of elementary teaching positions for 2012/2013 school year. Motion carried by the following vote: voting yes were Jeff Salo, Lynn McComber, Julian Bertogliat and a no vote from Scott Powers.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Cathy Erola from the Safety Paraprofessional Position
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to accept a letter of resignation from Cathy Erola from the Safety Paraprofessional position effective at the end of the 2012 school year, and approval to post for the position. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Resolution Directing Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons Therefore
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution directing administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions and reasons therefore. Motion passed by the following vote: voting yes were Jeff Salo, Lynn McComber, Julian Bertogliat and a no vote from Scott Powers.
Approval of Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution discontinuing and reducing educational programs and positions. Motion passed by the following vote: voting yes were Jeff Salo, Lynn McComber, Julian Bertogliat and a no vote from Scott Powers.
Approval of Resolution Proposing to Place Ryan Hanson on Unrequested Leave of Absence of .17 f.t.e.
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution proposing to place Ryan Hanson on unrequested leave of absence of .17 f.t.e. Motion passed by the following vote: voting yes were Jeff Salo, Lynn McComber, Julian Bertogliat and a no vote from Scott Powers.
Approval of Resolution for Membership in the MN State High School League
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution for Membership in the MN State High School League for the 2012/2013 school year. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Membership Renewal for 2012/2013 in the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Jeff Salo to approve renewal of membership for 2012/2013 in the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Elementary Principal Brian Harker reported on the upcoming inservice day to be held April 30, 2012. Elementary staff will be looking at MAP curriculum.
- He also reported that the Title I program passed the compliance review done by the MN Dept of Education.
- Kindergarten enrollment for next year looks to be around 83 students. There will be much shifting of elementary staff due to retirements and other departures for next year.
- MCA testing is currently underway in the elementary as well.
High School Principal Greg Hexum reported that the high school is working to continue the streak of 100% rate of graduation. There are some students at risk this year of not making graduation, but they each have a plan in place for meeting graduation requirements.
- The high school will look at 21st century learning skills at the April 30, 2012 inservice. The District will also be changing email provides at the end of April and some of that work and training will be handled during the inservice as well.
- A draft schedule for next school year has been built.
Board Committee Reports
Lynn McComber - Board athletic meeting, AFSCME negotiations.
Julian Bertogliat - Certified negotiations, Board athletic meeting, Technology Committee meeting.
Jeff Salo - AFSCME negotiations.
Scott Powers - Sports Committee meeting, AFSCME negotiations.
The community natural gas meeting seemed to go well. This project could have a significant impact on our district if natural gas could be obtained for the district.
Bleachers - costs on replacing the bleachers are still being obtained before bringing a recommendation forward to the Board.
A second set of failing football lights have been taken down due to safety concerns. One quote has been obtained for new poles. The athletic director has brought forward a plan to move some of the scheduled games to earlier times or to try and switch the location of the games.
Congratulations and Commendations
Brian Harker and Elaine Thudin for the successful compliance review of Title 1.
Town Board member Ruth Janke reported that there was a commitment from 85 people for the natural gas project.
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to adjourn at 8:12 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Jeff Salo, Clerk