DISTRICT NO. 99
JANUARY 8, 2013
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Rick Liljegren, Scott Powers, Lynn McComber, Margaret Sunnarborg, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Member absent: Jeff Salo. Scott Powers appointed Clerk Pro Tem.
Call the Meeting to Order
Acting Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Rick Liljegren to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Election of Officers
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called for nominations for Board officers.
Call for nominations for Board Chair.
Margaret Sunnarborg nominated Julian Bertogliat for the position of Board Chair. As no other nominations were received, Julian Bertogliat was elected Board Chairperson by acclamation.
Call for nominations for Clerk.
Julian Bertogliat nominated Jeff Salo for the position of Clerk. As no other nominations were received, Jeff Salo was elected Clerk by acclamation.
Call for nominations for Vice-Chairperson.
Julian Bertogliat nominated Rick Liljegren for the position of Vice-Chairperson. As no other nominations were received, Rick Liljegren was elected Vice-Chairperson by acclamation.
Call for nominations for Treasurer.
Rick Liljegren nominated Lynn McComber for the position of Treasurer. As no other nominations were received, Lynn McComber was elected Treasurer by acclamation.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:
Approve the minutes of the December 11, 2012 school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows:
Date: 12/12/12; Check #s 74306-74307; Total: $270.58
Date: 12/14/12; Check #s 74308-74352; Total: $71,182.03
Date: 12/21/12; Check #74353; Total: $44.40
Date: 1/3/13; Check #s 74354-74443; Total: $92,685.23
Date: 1/4/13; Check #s 74434-74464; Total: $34,132.45
Date: 1/7/13; Check #74465; Total: $340.59
Approval of Treasurer's Report - November 2012.
Date: 11/09/12; Payroll type: Retro; Check #s 100877-100878 for $5,408.60; Direct Deposits, $34,279.92 ; Electronic Payments, $7,514.20; Grand Total: $47,202.72.
Date: 11/15/12; Payroll type: Regular; Check #s 100879-100931 for $116,126.37; Direct Deposits, $181,603.32; Electronic Payments, $86,382.81 ; Grand Total: $384,112.50.
Date: 11/30/12; Payroll type: Regular; Check #s 100932 & 100973-101013 (100833-100972 VOID) for $112,317.91; Direct Deposits, $177,135.73; Electronic Payments, $82,893.15; Grand Total: $372,346.79.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Designation of Authorized Personnel and Statement Recipient
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve Janet Halonen, Business Manager, Aaron Fischer, Superintendent, and Dawn Mattson, Administrative Assistant as Authorized Personnel and Janet Halonen as the Statement Recipient for the MN School District Liquid Asset Fund+ account. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Act on Setting Salary of School Board Members
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to keep the meeting rate at $55 for each meeting with a six-month cap of $1,540 per six-month period.
BE IT RESOLVED, that all members of the Board of Education of Esko, Independent School District No. 99, are compensated at a rate of $55 for each meeting and/or workshop attended with a cap of $1,540 per six-month period (the same as the present rate and maximum). Members shall be paid semi-annually in June and December of 2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
School Board Meeting Dates
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to set 2013 School Board meeting dates as follows: Regular board meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. with the following exceptions: one meeting in March on March 19, 2013, and one meeting in December on December 10, 2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Depositories for School District Funds for 2013
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to approve depositories for district funds for 2013 as follows: MSDLAF/US Bank, Lake State Federal Credit Union, Northwoods Credit Union, PMA/MN Trust/Associated Bank, and Wells Fargo Brokerage Service/Wells Fargo, Republic Bank, Members Cooperative Credit Union. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of School Newspaper for 2013
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the Cloquet Pine Journal as the official school newspaper for legal publications for 2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of District Attorneys for 2013
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Rick Liljegren to approve Rudy & Associates and Ratwik, Rozak, and Maloney, and Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A. as district attorneys of record for 2013. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Committee Assignments for 2013
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Rick Liljegren, the following committee assignments:
Finance: Committee of the whole
Certified Negotiators: R Liljegren, J Bertogliat, L McComber
Non-certified Negotiators: J Salo, S Powers, M Sunnarborg
Community Education: L McComber, R Liljegren/Alternate
Special Education: S Powers, A Fischer/Alternate
MSHSL Governing Board : J Bertogliat
Town Board Liaison: Chair/Vice Chair/Alternate
Township Recreation Board: J Bertogliat, L McComber/Alternate
Economic Development: S Powers
Staff Development: J Salo, L McComber/Alternate
Safety : B Bertogliat, M Sunnarborg/Alternate
Technology: R Liljegren, J Bertogliat/Alternate
Facilities: S Powers, J Salo
Policy: R Liljegren, M Sunnarborg, J Salo
Wellness: L McComber, M Sunnarborg
Curriculum Advisory: R Liljegren, J Bertogliat
Sports Alliance: L McComber, J Bertogliat
Health Insurance Committee: L McComber, R Liljegren, J Bertogliat/Alternate & Committee of the Whole
North Field Site Committee: J Bertogliat, R Liljegren, J Salo
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Authorization to Perform EFT
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to authorize business manager and district administrative assistant to perform electronic fund transfers. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Resolution Limiting the Enrollment of Non Resident Pupils in its Schools or Programs
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to approve a resolution limiting the enrollment of nonresident pupils (Copy of Resolution on file in the office of the Supt.). Motion carried by unanimous vote.
1. One percent (1%) of the total enrollment at each grade level in the district; or
2. The number of district residents at that grade level enrolled in a nonresident district.
Approval of Membership for 2013/2014 in the LSAS Lobbyist Group
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve membership for 2013/2014 in the LSAS Lobbyist group. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the Hire of Paige Johnson
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Paige Johnson as After School Time Supervisor - 2 hours per day on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of the 2012/13 school year at $11.10 per hour. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
First Reading - Policy 905: Advertising
A First Reading of Policy 905: Advertising was heard.
Russ Davidson and Chad Stoskopf representing the Turf Club presented ideas regarding their work soliciting donations and fundraising in an effort to raise $400,000 for artificial turf for the new athletic fields. The presented a proposal for advertising at the new facility.
Discussion/Action: Advertising at Football/Soccer Complex
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the Turf Club to sell advertising as presented at the Board meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Discussion/Action: Facilities Project
Supt. Fischer updated the Board that the North Field Facilities committee met again today with the engineers to go over some final specs, costs, and designs for the locker room and concession building.
Board Committee Reports:
Margaret Sunnarborg - North Field Facilities meeting.
Rick Liljegren - North Field Facilities meeting, Esko Educational Foundation meeting, Principals and Business Manager negotiations.
Julian Bertogliat - North Field Facilities meeting, Technology Committee meeting, Town Board meeting, Turf Club meeting, Principals' and Business Manager negotiations.
Scott Powers - North Field Facilities meeting.
Supt. Fischer provided an enrollment update.
The Tech Ed Committee will be meeting to begin planning the new Tech Ed Program that is scheduled to begin September 2013.
Congratulations and Commendations
St. Jude's Fundraising Committee for raising $12,161 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
There being no further business, moved by Scott Powers, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to adjourn at 9:37 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Scott Powers, Clerk Pro Tem