INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA MAY 22, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
May 22, 2012
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Lynn McComber, Scott Powers, Rick Liljegren, Margaret Sunnarborg. Superintendent Fischer. Absent: Jeff Salo. Scott Powers was appointed Clerk Pro Tem.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:
Approve the minutes of the May 8, 2012 regular school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows:
Check #s 73131-73132
Check #s VOID #72767
Check #s VOID #72964
Check #s 73133-73166
Check #s 73167-73187
Check #s 73188-73233
Date 5/16/12 *
Check #s 73234-73271
Date 5/17/12 *
Check #s 73272-73294
Date 5/21/12 *
Check #s 73295-73296
*= pending Treasurer's review
Approval of Treasurer's Report - April 2012.
Payroll Type Regular
Check's #100322-100373 for $117,650.77
Direct Deposits $175,130.69
Electronic Payments $86,282.13
Grand Total $379,063.59
Payroll Type Regular
Check's #100374-100408 for $91,281.82
Direct Deposits $157,642.30
Electronic Payments $72,137.55
Grand Total $321,061.67
Electronic Transfer Report April 2012
4/1012 from MSDLAF General Account Daily to MN Dept of Revenue (sales tax payment) in the amount of $342.00
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Presentation: Innovative Technology Grant
Third grade teachers Katrina Foxx and Saara Hipp demonstrated and explained the student response clickers that they obtained through the innovative technology grant process. It provides immediate feedback to students and allows the teacher to modify lessons, based on the responses. The system provides more consistent student engagement.
Approval to Post .50 F.T.E. Kindergarten Position
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to approve the posting of a .50 f.t.e. kindergarten teaching position for 2012/2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
The Board was provided with an update regarding enrollment.
Second Reading/Approval of Health & Safety Policy #807
A second reading was heard of the Health & Safety Policy #807. Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve Health & Safety Policy #807. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of FY 2012 Final Budget
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to approve the FY 2012 final budget as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Fund - Revenues; Expenditures
General Fund (fund 1) - $8,594,505 ; $8,821,670
Food Service Fund (fund 2) - $379,476 ; $385,945
Transportation Fund (fund 3) - $514,265 ; $461,226
Community Service Fund (fund 4) - $411,124 ; $448,611
Capital Operating Fund (fund 5) - $423,253 ; $430,973
Debt Service Fund (fund 7) - $968,844 ; $981,625
Irrevocable OPEB Trust (fund 45) - $22,000 ; $250
OPEB Bonds Debt Service (fund 47) - $119,496 ; $113,490
Total Budget - $11,432,963 ; $11,643,790
Approve Staffing/Programming Changes for 2012/2013
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Scott Powers to approve staffing/programming changes for 2012/13.
Eliminate secondary science teacher contract purchased from ISD #93.
Reduce music staffing by .17 f.t.e.
Reduce elementary secretary/paraprofessional position through attrition.
Eliminate the .5 f.t.e. grades 4-6 remedial reading position.
Eliminate the boys and girls basketball assistant varsity coaching positions.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Board Committee Reports
Lynn McComber - Non-certified negotiations upcoming.
Margaret Sunnarborg - Safety Committee meeting, certified negotiations, insurance meeting.
Rick Liljegren - Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting, certified negotiations, insurance meeting.
Julian Bertogliat - Safety Committee meeting, Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting, certified negotiations, insurance meeting.
Scott Powers - Health insurance meeting.
Elementary Principal Brian Harker
Winterquist Elementary has been recognized by the MN Dept of Education as a "Reward School".
A committee has been working on the "Reading Well by Third Grade" requirement. This will be coming to the Board for approval in June.
Update regarding classroom staffing for FY 13. This has changed due to employees leaving due to retirement or other reasons and has led to different staffing collaborations at various grade levels.
High School Principal Greg Hexum
Update on new assessment ranking by MN Dept of Education.
The Esko Educational Foundation Scholarship Night was a huge success. The senior class will receive over $1,000,000 in scholarships.
It is looking very promising for 100% of the seniors graduating.
Superintendent Aaron Fischer
Elementary Principal Brian Harker was interviewed and will be on the evening news regarding Winterquist being recognized as a "Reward School" (top 15% of all Title 1 schools in the state of MN).
The interviews for the school psychologist position have taken place. An offer is being made to the candidate of choice.
Discussion regarding the use of iPads in the district needs to take place to determine how the district will proceed with the use of this technology.
A working session will need to be scheduled to discuss facility needs.
Approve the 2012/13 Agreement for Provision of Sports Medicine Services with Essentia Health/Duluth Clinic
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the 2012/13 Agreement for Provision of Sports Medicine Service with Essentia Health/Duluth Clinic. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Discussion was heard regarding the condemned bleachers at the football field. Various options are still being investigated at this time.
Congratulations and Commendations
Girls Track Team won the State True Team Championship.
Boys Track Team finished 4th in the State True Team Championship.
Max Reinertsen was one of 25 nationwide USA Today's Scholar Athletes of the Year selected from 30,000 applicants.
Elementary music staff for the elementary concert.
Lisa Donelson for all her time and effort during the online testing process.
There being no further business, moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to adjourn at 8:47 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Scott Powers, Clerk Pro Tem