INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA, JANUARY 29, 2013 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
JANUARY 29, 2013
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Rick Liljegren, Scott Powers, Lynn McComber, Jeff Salo, Margaret Sunnarborg, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Members absent: None.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Jeff Salo to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:
Approve the minutes of the January 29, 2013 school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows (pending Treasurer's review):
Check #s 74466-74513
Check #s 74514-74539
Check #s 74540-74542
Approval of Lane Change request from Diane Gustafson from MA to MA 15 Sem II 2012/13.
Approval of Fundraiser Request from All-Night Grad Party - B & B Wagon 5/17/2013.
Approval of Treasurer's Report - December 2012.
Payroll Type Retro
Check's # 101014-101016
Direct Deposits $17,022.10
Electronic Payments $3,232.10
Grand Total $23,429.95
Payroll Type Regular
Direct Deposits $162,113.75
Electronic Payments $81,102.58
Grand Total $341,776.75
Payroll Type Regular
Direct Deposits $170,558.59
Electronic Payments $77,358.59
Grand Total $349,843.28
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Presentation: Rich Mowers, Band Trip Itinerary
Mr. Mowers was present to provide the itinerary for the upcoming band trip to New York, as well as information about chaperones, etc.
Approval of Band Trip Itinerary
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the band trip itinerary as outlined by Mr. Mowers. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of FMLA Request
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Lynn McComber to approve the FMLA request from Nicole Peterson for 12 weeks as requested. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Second Reading and Approval of Policy 905, Advertising
Policy 905, Advertising was reviewed by Superintendent Fischer and discussion was heard regarding some changes since the First Reading. Moved by Jeff Salo to approve Policy 905, Advertising with the changes discussed regarding sign placement to be at the discretion of the superintendent, second by Lynn McComber. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Resolution regarding General Obligation Building Bonds
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the Resolution Providing for the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of $2,700,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2013A, of Independent School District No. 99 (Esko), Establishing the Terms and Form Therefore; and Awarding the Sale Thereof. (Copy of Resolution on file in the office of the Superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Master Agreement with the Esko Principals' Association for 2012/13 and 2013/14
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Scott Powers to approve the Master Agreement with the Esko Principals' Association for 2012/13 and 2013/14 as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Agreement with the Esko Director of Business Services for 2012/13 and 2013/14
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Rick Liljegren to approve the Agreement with the Esko Director of Business Services for 2012/13 and 2013/14 as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of the Master Agreement with the Esko Paraprofessional Association for 2013/14 and 2014/15
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the Master Agreement with the Esko Paraprofessional Association for 2013/14 and 2014/15 as presented. Motion carried by the following vote: Abstaining were Julian Bertogliat and Rick Liljegren with aye votes from Lynn McComber, Scott Powers, Margaret Sunnarborg and Jeff Salo.
Approval of 2013/2014 School Calendar
Supt. Fischer presented a school calendar for 2013/2014. Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the 2013/2014 school calendar with one correction of December 20, 2013 inservice date. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Discussion: Facilities Project
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat and Superintendent Fischer provided updates regarding the facilities project. It was reported that many planning committee meetings have been held and consensus has been reached on many decisions. Bid packages are being prepared and final project approval will be brought for Board approval in February. Supt. Fischer reported that the building bonds were sold at a great rate and under very favorable financial circumstances for the District.
Approve Recommended Bond Counsel Policy: Pre and Post-Issuance Compliance Policy and Procedures
Upon the recommendation of legal bond counsel, Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve a Pre and Post-Issuance Compliance Policy and Procedures, Policy 705.1 as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Congratulations & Commendations
Saara Hipp and Jeremy Weaver for the planning and coordination of the Carlton County Staff Development Day.
Kindergarten teachers for students performing the National Anthem at the UMD Bulldogs Hockey game.
Ms. Lilly and Mr. Kemptar and One-Act Play for their win at the sub-section competition.
Brian Harker reported that Semester I went very smoothly.
The recent inservice days were very productive and well-received.
Testing continues with MAP testing and the results will be analyzed curriculum and progress.
I Love to Read month is being chaired by Sara Johnson this year. The kick-off will be Friday.
Greg Hexum reported that Semester II is off to a great start.
The All Carlton County inservice day brought approximately 650 teachers together for a day of training and learning provided by peers and regional education experts.
A committee working on the reimplementation of the Industrial Technology program has been gathering information regarding employment needs and course offerings as well as curriculum. Findings and proposals will be brought to the Board in February for approval.
Board Committee Reports:
Lynn McComber - Community Ed meeting - Carlton County's Got Talent upcoming in April.
Margaret Sunnarborg - Town Board meeting, Turf Club meetings, Facilities meetings, Safety Committee meeting.
Rick Liljegren - Facilities Committee meetings, Technology Committee meeting, MSBA Conference.
Julian Bertogliat - Turf Club meetings and meetings with businesses/advertising, Town Board meeting, met with youth soccer, hockey and baseball groups, Technology Committee meeting, Safety Committee meeting, Facilities meetings.
Jeff Salo - Turf Club meetings, Facilities Committee meetings, Industrial Technology planning meetings.
Scott Powers - MSBA Conference.
MSBA has awarded Julian Bertogliat for his hours of training related to the School Board membership.
Supt. met today with a marketing and advertising executive and learned about consulting services, etc.
The MSBA conference was especially pertinent this year with the facilities project because he was able to focus on vendors with specific questions and gain specific insight and knowledge into specific areas.
State budget talks have begun. The Governor's proposal regarding educational funding is good for schools.
The Crisis Team has been meeting - they are doing self-assessments, critiques, gathering data and taking real looks at procedures. The committee will bring the crisis plan and their findings to the Board at an upcoming meeting.
District budgeting process is beginning.
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to adjourn at 8:11 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Jeff Salo, Clerk