INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA SETPEMBER 11, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Lynn McComber, Rick Liljegren, Scott Powers, Margaret Sunnarborg, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Absent: Jeff Salo. Scott Powers appointed Clerk Pro Tem.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:22 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to approve the agenda. 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 amended:
Approve the minutes of the August 21, 2012 regular school board meeting .
Approve the checks as follows (pending Treasurer's review):
Check #s 73665-73667
Check #s 73668
Check #s 73669-73692
Check #s 73693-73695
Approve lane change request from Jennifer Boese from BA 45 to MA effective Sem I 2012/13.
Approve lane change request from Jessica Blake from MA 15 to MA 30 effective Sem I 2011/12.
Request from Band/Choir removed from Consent Agenda for individual action.
Esko Football - Community Service Projects.
Donation in the amount of $500 from St. Germain's Glass Co. for football field improvements.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
A fundraiser request was received from Band/Choir Dept to sell products from The Chip Shoppe/Food & Gifts. Discussion and questions were addressed regarding the proposed fundraiser. Moved by Scott Powers, second by Rick Liljegren to approve the fundraiser as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Set Truth In Taxation Meeting
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to set the Truth in Taxation meeting for December 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the Hire of Andrew Roberts as ESL Teacher
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to approve the hire of Andrew Roberts as ESL teacher for 2 hours per day which increases Mr. Roberts f.t.e. to 1.0 for 2012/2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Faculty Extra Duty Assignments and 6th Assignments for 2012/13
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to approve the Faculty Extra Duty Assignments as 6th Assignments as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Discussion: Upcoming Referendum
The Board discussed the public meeting that was held tonight to update the community on the upcoming referendum questions. There will be another public informational meeting on October 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the theater.
Board Committee Reports:
Margaret Sunnarborg - Teacher negotiations, community meetings.
Rick Liljegren - Teacher negotiations, community meetings.
Julian Bertogliat - Teacher negotiations, community meetings.
Scott Powers - Economic Business Development meeting.
The District is still working with the insurance company and FEMA on the flood damage issue.
The water line used to water the fields is the line feeding the hockey building and it was out of operation after the flood. This line has now been repaired so the field(s) can be watered.
The varsity gym floor is now finished.
All cabinets have finally been installed.
Congratulations & Commendations
Thanks to the staff for the recent Open House.
Senior student Mackenzie Carlson - Semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship.
Bill Pera and the custodial staff for all of their hard work relating not only to the flooding damage, but also getting the summer projects done and the facilities ready for the start of this school year.
Letter from Commission of Education
Ruth Janke updated the Board regarding the natural gas project coming into the community and its postponement.
There being no further business, moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to adjourn at 8:10 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Clerk Pro Tem