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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA JULY 22, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA JULY 22, 2014 REGULAR MEETING The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the boa...

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
ESKO, MINNESOTA
JULY 22, 2014
REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.

Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Lynn McComber, Rick Liljegren, Scott Powers, and Superintendent Fischer. Absent: Jeff Salo and Margaret Sunnarborg. Scott Powers appointed Clerk Pro Tem.

Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Rick Liljegren called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Approval of Agenda
Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Scott Powers to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

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Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:
Approve the minutes of the June 23, 2014 school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows:
Date Check #s Total
6/13/14 77390-77467 $93,773.84
6/19/14 77468-77499 $26,352.50
6/26/14 77500-77519 $9,193.18
7/1/14 77520-77542 $21,040.97
7/1/14 77543 $204.00
7/14/14 77544-77562 $74,246.41
7/15/14* 77563-77591 $149,886.65
7/16/14* 77592-77599 $108,603.89
7/17/14* 77600-77611 $14,376.07
*Pending Treasurer's Approval.
Approval of Treasurer's Report - May 2014
Date 5/15/14
Payroll Type Regular
Check's #102-491-102539 for
$101,530.38
Direct Deposits $168,016.74
Electronic Payments $85,820.86
Grand Total $355,367.98

Date 5/30/14
Payroll Type Regular
Check's # 102540-102582 for
$71,081.79
Direct Deposits $168,383.59
Electronic Payments $114,067.39
Grand Total $353,532.77

Electronic Transfer Report May 2014
Date 5/15/14
Acct Transferred From
Associated Bank (bond $)
Acct Transferred Into
MSDLAF General Acct Daily
Amount $15,173.43
Approval of Treasurer's Report - June 2014 - Prior to Year-End Adjustments.
Date 6/13/14
Payroll Type Regular
Check's #102583-102637 for
$74,651.96
Direct Deposits $181,596.33
Electronic Payments $123,661.17
Grand Total $379,909.46

Date 6/30/14
Payroll Type Regular
Check's #102638-102682 for
$82,941.66
Direct Deposits $173,505.13
Electronic Payments $121,244.72
Grand Total $377,691.51

Electronic Transfer Report June 2014
Date 6/30/14
Acct Transferred From
MSDLAF Gen'l Acct Daily
Acct Transferred Into
MSRS (severance payment)
Amount $3,514.14

Fundraiser Request - Esko Hoops - Carwash and free-throw shoot-a-thon.
Vender Approval - Spectrum Computer Services for Cachebox for infrastructure project.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Jessica Reckinger
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the hire of Jessica Reckinger as 1.0 f.t.e. elementary teacher for 2014/2015 at BA Step 1. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Alissa Anderson
Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Scott Powers to approve the hire of Alissa Anderson as .8 f.t.e. School Psychologist for 2014/2015 at MA 30 Step 7. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

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Approve the Hire of 2014/2015 Technology Integration Facilitators
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the hire of 2014/2015 Technology Integration Facilitators: Chris Evavold, Saara Hipp, Brian Wickenheiser, Sue Northey, Ben Haugen, Kristine Baird, Jeremy Weaver. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the 2014/2015 Fall Coaching
Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Scott Powers to approve the 2014/2015 fall coaching as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to accept a letter of resignation from Samantha Battaglia with thanks for her service to the District and approval to post for the resulting vacancy. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Agreement between Esko Public Schools and Esko Director of Business Services
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the Agreement between Esko Public Schools and Esko Director of Business Services for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016 as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Agreement between Esko Public Schools and Esko's Principal Association
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the Agreement between Esko Public Schools and Esko's Principal Association for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016 as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Authorize Call for Quotes - Milk & Bread Products
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Scott Powers to authorize administration to call for quotes for purchase and delivery of bread and milk products for 2014/15. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Authorize Call for Quotes - #1 and #2 Diesel, Gasoline, Snowplowing
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Scott Powers to authorize administration to call for quotes for #1 and #2 diesel, gasoline, and snowplowing for 2014/15. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Set Food Service Pricing for 2014/2015
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to set food service pricing for 2014/15 as follows:
Lunch: Grades K-6 $2.10, Grades 7-12 $2.20, Reduced $.00, Adult $3.45.
Breakfast: Grades K-12 $1.10, Adult $1.70.
Milk: $0.35.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.

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Set 2014/2015 Ticket Pricing
Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Lynn McComber to set 2014/2015 ticket prices at the same rate and for the same events as 2013/2014. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Set Activity Fee Pricing for 2014/15
Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Lynn McComber to keep Activity Fee Pricing for 2014/15 at the same rates as 2013/2014. (No increase since fiscal year 2012). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve High School Student Handbook
Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Lynn McComber to approve the 2014/15 High School Handbook with amendments as discussed. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Activities Manual
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the 2014/15 Activities Manual as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Julie Sinnott as Technology Help Desk Assistant
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the hire of Julie Sinnott as Technology Help Desk Assistant for 25 hours per week 176 days/year for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Participation Agreement with Educators Benefit Consultants LLC
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve a Participation Agreement for ACA Management and Software Services with Educators Benefit Consultants, LLC. (Copy of agreement on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion: Athletic Facility Project List
Discussion was heard regarding projects at the athletic facility area. These include bus garage, a storage building, new culverts in ditch, upper field dugouts, the parking lot, storage underneath the bleachers, the blacktop path.

Discussion/Action: Community Education Modified Staffing Plan for 2014/2015
Discussion was heard regarding Community Education staffing plan for 2014/2015. Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Lynn McComber to approve the Community Education modified staffing plan for 2014/2015 as discussed. Motion carried by the following vote: in favor were Lynn McComber, Rick Liljegren, and Julian Bertogliat. Nay by Scott Powers.

Discussion: Board Work Session Dates and Times
A closed session has been scheduled for the superintendent's evaluation and contract review on August 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room. Subsequent to this there will be a regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. to go over the closed session results and conduct the regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room.

A work session was also scheduled to be held on September 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room to go over the goals as previously set. There will be a regular Board meeting following that work session at 7:00 p.m.

Reports
Principals' Reports
Elementary Principal Brian Harker reported that he was part of interviewing for the Technology Integration Specialists. Mr. Harker will be back on July 28, 2014 to hire a new teacher and two paraprofessional positions.
High School Principal Greg Hexum reported that next week there will be a two-day camp for the Technology Integration Specialists, principals, technology coordinator and a TIES representative.
Board Committee Reports
Julian Bertogliat - Meeting with Larson Engineering.
Rick Liljegren - Certified negotiations with principals and director of business services.
Superintendent's Report
EBC has been contacted regarding issues with filing claims on their website.
There will be a meeting with the LifeWorks representative regarding the rollout of our new plan.
The Pine Journal would like to do a story on the District's digital engagement.
A couple of quotes have been obtained for lockers at the new facility. They will be installed the first week of September.
Another meeting has been scheduled to deal with the sewer system problem at the new complex. The Board gave authority to the Facilities Committee to negotiate a solution to the problem.
Communications
Scott Powers attended Les Miserables at the Duluth Playhouse to see Beth Anderson's performance.

Adjournment
There being no further business, moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Scott Powers to adjourn at 9:03 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Scott Powers, Clerk Pro Tem

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