INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA MAY 8, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
MAY 8, 2012
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Rick Liljegren, Lynn McComber, Julian Bertogliat, Scott Powers, Margaret Sunnarborg, Jeff Salo, and Superintendent Fischer. Absent: None.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Jeff Salo to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:
Approve the minutes of the April 24, 2012 regular school board meeting
Approve the checks as follows all pending treasurer's review:
Checks (Pending Treas. Review)
Check #s 73131-73132
Check #s VOID #72767
Check #s VOID #72964
Check #s 73133-73166
Check #s 73167-73187
Check #s 73188-73233
Fundraiser request from Elementary Parent Group (PIE) - 5K Walk/Run.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Presentation: Innovative Grant
Brian Wickenheiser, 6th grade teacher, explained and demonstrated for the Board how he uses the three IPads and two tablets that he received this year through the technology innovative grant process. He also explained some of the apps that he has his students use on these devices.
Approve Window Replacement Proposal
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve a proposal from St. Germain's Glass for phase three window replacement project in the amount of $96,952.00. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Jan Schmitz
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to accept a letter of resignation by retirement from Jan Schmitz effective June 6, 2012 with thanks for her 30 years of service to the District. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Mary Carpenter
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to accept a letter of resignation by retirement from Mary Carpenter effective June 7, 2012 with thanks for her service to the District and approval to post for the resulting vacancy. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
First Reading: Policy 807 - Health & Safety Policy
A First Reading was heard of Policy 807 - Health and Safety Policy.
Approve Proposal for Gym Floor Refinishing
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a proposal from Athletic Performance Solutions in the amount of $15,500 for gym floor refinishing. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the Purchase of Lawn Mower
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the purchase of new lawn mower from Duluth Lawn & Sport in the amount of $10,538.22. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Board Committee Reports
Lynn McComber - AFSCME negotiations.
Margaret Sunnarborg - Certified negotiations.
Rick Liljegren - Certified negotiations, Esko Educational Foundation, township subcommittee meeting.
Julian Bertogliat - Certified negotiations, township subcommittee meeting.
Jeff Salo - AFSCME negotiations.
Scott Powers - AFSCME negotiations, Northern Lights Special Education meeting.
Update on search for new school psychologist.
Update on the curriculum adoption process. The superintendent would like to schedule a curriculum review meeting in the near future to review the new elementary math curriculum.
Congratulations and Commendations
Boys and Girls Track Teams - advancing to State True Team meet.
Section Art Champions.
National Teacher Appreciation Week.
State Pay Equity Compliance Notification came back positive. Thanks to Karrin Olson for her work on this report.
Food & Beverage Establishment Inspection Report came back extremely well. Thanks to Irene Tout and her food service staff for their good work.
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Rick Liljegren to adjourn at 7:55 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Jeff Salo, Clerk