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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94 CLOQUET, MINNESOTA OCTOBER 30, 2017 MINUTES

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94CLOQUET, MINNESOTAOCTOBER 30, 2017 4:00 p.m. - Due to not having a quorum present, the meeting moved into a POC meeting. Discussion began on the construction of a storage building. 4:08 p.m. - With the arrival of...

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94
CLOQUET, MINNESOTA
OCTOBER 30, 2017

4:00 p.m. - Due to not having a quorum present, the meeting moved into a POC meeting. Discussion began on the construction of a storage building.

4:08 p.m. - With the arrival of a fourth board member, the meeting becomes a special school board working session.

Present:
Jim Crowley, Board Member
Dave Battaglia, Board Member
Nate Sandman, Board Member
Dan Danielson, Board Member
Ken Scarbrough, Superintendent
Candace Nelis, Business Manager
Pat Schendel, Kraus Anderson
Greg Schendel, Kraus Anderson
Paul Youngquist, ARY
Tom Brenner, CMS Principal
Ruth Reeves, Cloquet Community Education Director
Steve Battaglia, CHS Assistant Principal
T.J. Smith, District Technology Coordinator
Keith Marti, Lead District Custodian

I. Call to Order
There is no special school board meeting due to not having a quorum, so we are moving into a POC meeting. We advertised it this way in case we had more than three board members present. 4:00 p.m.

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4:08 p.m. - four board members are now present, so the meeting moved into a special school board working session.

II. District Proposal to Build Storage Building
Greg Schendel with Kraus Anderson provided a quote and breakout of costs for a metal storage building. A total cost estimate is $392,919, which includes a full concrete foundation, mechanical and electrical, overhead doors and windows. Discussion followed. Board member Jim Crowley stated he had gathered some background information on a wood-frame storage building from Morton. The cost is approximately $50,000 less than a metal storage building. The metal building would be a much sturdier building, but Morton does not use union labor, per Pat Gallagher with Kraus Anderson. A cost savings could be realized with going with a 7" floating slab saving approximately $40,000 to $50,000. After additional discussion, Board member D. Danielson made a motion to go with the metal storage building with a 7" floating slab, as presented by Kraus Anderson. J. Crowley seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

III. Discuss Roofing Projects at Churchill and Washington Elementary Schools
Discussion has been taking place about the need to have an architect/engineer look at what the issues are for both buildings and investigate the warranties on the current roofs. Greg Schendel with Kraus Anderson provided a copy of a report from A.W. Keuttel & Sons who inspected the Washington roof this past summer. They believe the duct insulation is affected on all the exposed ductwork. It is soaked and enters the building in many locations. They are not sure what is causing the leaks as they are unaware of how it was flashed. Both roofs seem to be at the end of their lifecycle. The first thing that needs to be done is to do a thorough investigation to find out what the problems may be, and to put a scope of work together with costs. Proposals for design services for reroofing portions of the Washington Elementary and Churchill Elementary schools were presented from ARY and DSGW. Paul Youngquist of ARY indicated they would continue with the 6% fee as was charged for the previous building projects. Discussion followed.

Board member J. Crowley made a motion to authorize an investigation of the roofs at Washington and Churchill Elementary Schools, using Kraus Anderson as the construction manager and ARY as the architect to complete the investigation and provide a scope of work and cost estimates. D. Battaglia seconded the motion and it was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

IV. Discuss Software to Manage Security Doors
District Technology Coordinator T.J. Smith reported that he has had several discussions with vendors on possible software to manage our security doors. What they initially quoted was way more than what was needed. After further discussing with them, the cost was brought down to around $15,000. This software will enable the district to bring the security of the doors into a centralized management system and pull reports. It works from one server, in addition to working with local law enforcement - importing their fobs into one system. Cost is $18,014 in total. This work will be done through a Change Order with All State doing the work, which is being subcontracted by Hunt Electric.

V. Discuss Student Transportation Study
Superintendent Scarbrough provided and reviewed a proposal from The Watson Consulting Group. He would have Tom Watson meet with the administration and Cloquet Transit to look at the effectiveness of our school transportation, scheduling, policies, etc., to make our transportation system/policies better. The cost is just under $6,000.

RESOLVED by D. Battaglia to approve the Student Transportation Study Proposal from Watson Consulting, in the mount of $5,890.00, as presented. N. Sandman seconded the motion and it was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

VI. Other
Superintendent Scarbrough informed the Board that he would be posting for a special board meeting to be held on November 6th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss custodial staffing.

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VII. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.

Clerk of the School Board
ATTEST:
Chair of the School Board

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