INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA FEBRUARY 12, 2013 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Jeff Salo, Scott Powers, Lynn McComber, Rick Liljegren, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Member absent: Margaret Sunnarborg.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:03 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 Scott Powers to approve the Consent Agenda items:
Approve the minutes of the January 29, 2013 school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows (all pending Treas. review):
Check #s 74466-47513
Check #s 74514-74539
Check #s 74540-74542
Check #s 74543
Check #s 74544-74624
Check #s 74625-74676
Check #s 74677-74693
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Presentation: Community Education Annual Summary 2011/12
Christina Walther was present to discuss the Community Education programming for fiscal year 2011/2012. She also presented the goals for the current fiscal year.
Approval of Revision of One-Act Play Director Assignment
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Rick Liljegren to approve co-directors for the 2012/13 one-act play. Brenda Lily and Adam Kemptar will co-direct for 2012/13. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Revised 2013/2014 School Calendar
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the revised 2013/2014 school calendar as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Wipfli LLP to Perform the Annual Independent Financial Audit for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Jeff Salo to approve Wipfli LLP to perform the annual independent financial audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 per their proposal. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Supt. Fischer presented an enrollment update.
Approval of Budget Planning and Assumptions
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Rick Liljegren to approve Budget Planning and Assumptions as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Board Committee Reports:
Julian Bertogliat - Turf Club meetings and Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting.
Supt. Aaron Fischer discussed items being discussed at the State Capital. He also discussed previous practice regarding school closing due to weather. To date this year there have been two weather-related closures so any future days requiring closure will need to be made up.
High School Principal Greg Hexum presented information to the Board regarding his work with the committee regarding the reimplementation of the Industrial Technology Program.
Presentation: Turf Club
Russ Davidson, from the Esko Turf Club, presented an update regarding the pledges and advertisers received so far. He requested the Board to approve the turf project.
Discussion: Facilities Project
Supt. Fischer reported that the architect would like to lower the level of the rinks in order to utilize the light standards. Consideration is also being given to removing the trees from the project and possibly bidding that separately.
Approve the Addition of Artificial Turf
Discussion was heard regarding the addition of artificial turf to the facilities project. Discussion centered on the fact that this cost would be all financed by funds raised by the Esko Turf Club based on pledges and advertisement sales with no taxpayer expense. The Board expressed their thanks to the Esko Turf Club for all their work and also to the donors who have pledge their support.
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Jeff Salo to approve the addition of artificial turf into the project plans for the north field site. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Angie Mismash
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Jeff Salo to accept a letter of resignation from Angie Mismash as ECFE Program Assistant. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Brent Smith
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to accept a letter of resignation by retirement from Brent Smith effective June 7, 2013, with thanks for his years of service to the District. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of 2012/2013 Certified Seniority List
Moved by Rick Liljegren, second by Jeff Salo to approve the 2012/2013 Certified Seniority List as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the supt.). Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Congratulations and Commendations
The Esko Turf Club and specifically the leadership of Russ Davidson, Chad Stoskopf and Bob Thornton for their fundraising efforts for the artificial turf.
State Alpine Ski Participants - Sarah Severson and Alex DeRocher.
High School Math Team for winning the 13th section championship in 20 years.
Jr. High Math Team for winning the section championship.
Mackenzie Carlson for being named a National Merit Scholar.
Christina Walther for the increase in Community Education participation.
Ruth Janke of the Thomson Township Board was present to discuss the trail project along Canosia Road.
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to adjourn at 8:21 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Jeff Salo, Clerk