INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA MARCH 21, 2017 REGULAR MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99ESKO, MINNESOTAMARCH 21, 2017REGULAR MEETING The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the board...
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
MARCH 21, 2017
The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the board conference room.
Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Jerry Frederick, Todd Rengo, Jeff Salo, Margaret Sunnarborg, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Member absent: Mark Nyholm.
Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the Consent Agenda:
Approve the minutes of the February 27, 2017 regular school board meeting.
Approve the minutes of the March 6, 2017 special board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows:
Date Check #s Total
2/23/17 82981-83024 $32,843.37
2/28/17 83025-83047 $22,175.82
3/6/17 83048-83091 $37,739.70
3/13/17 83092-83136 $54,454.51
3/13/17 Void #82969 ($210.00)
3/15/17 83137-83141 $1,290.46
Approve Treasurer's Report - February 2017.
Payroll Type Regular
Checks #105226-105245, void 105246, & 105247-105273 for $87,221.64
Direct Deposits $186,064.03
Electronic Payments $131,328.66
Grand Total $404,614.33
Payroll Type Supple.
Checks #105274 for $127.81
Direct Deposits $708.06
Electronic Payments $215.39
Grand Total $1,051.26
Payroll Type Regular
Checks #105275-105323 for $86,697.11
Direct Deposits $184,321.39
Electronic Payments $129,658.44
Grand Total $400,676.94
February 2017 Electronic Transfer Report
Acct. Transferred From: Associated Bank (PMA)
Acct. Transferred Into: Republic Bank
Allete Clean Energy in the amount of $500 for Robotics.
Siemen's Energy in the amount of $1,000 for Robotics.
Northwoods Women in Science in the amount of $350 for elementary technology.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve 2016/2017 Spring Coaching
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the 2016/2017 spring coaching as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve the Hire of Rachel Kubat
Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Jeff Salo to approve the hire of Rachel Kubat as 1.0 f.t.e. Speech Language Pathologist for the 2017/2018 school year at MA step 3. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approve Project Labor Agreement
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Todd Rengo to approve Project Labor Agreement relating to the upcoming long-term facilities maintenance projects as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Second Reading/Approve Revised Policies
Moved by Margaret Sunnarborg, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the revised policies:
102 - Equal Educational Opportunity
208 - Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies
401 - Equal Employment Opportunity
402 - Disability Nondiscrimination Policy
410 - Family and Medical Leave Policy
413 - Harassment and Violence
414 - Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse
415 - Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults
416 - Drug and Alcohol Testing
417 - Chemical Use and Abuse
418 - Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School
420 - Students and Employees with Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases and Certain Other Communicable Diseases and Infections Conditions
506 - Student Discipline
516 - Student Medication
615 - Testing Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEPs, Section 504 Plans, and LEP Students
616 - School District System Accountability
618 - Assessment of Student Achievement
620 - Credit for Learning
707 - Transportation of Public School Students
807 - Health and Safety Policy
Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Board Committee Reports:
Todd Rengo - Safety Committee meeting, Community Education Advisory Committee meeting.
Jerry Frederick - Technology Committee meeting.
Julian Bertogliat - Arrowhead Regional Computing Consortium meeting, Safety Committee meeting.
Elementary Principal Brian Harker reported a new application for the ADSIS Grant has been submitted. The ADSIS Grant includes the new elementary math position. He also reported that next year there is a projection of four sections per grade in the elementary. Jill Harden will be returning from leave and there will be some staffing changes per grade level. There is a new process for parents requesting a particular teacher for their students. Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for April 4th.
High School Principal Greg Hexum reported that there is a preregistration process going on now in the high school. Testing will be held during April and early May. He also updated on College in the Schools teaching requirements and the waiver put in place.
Supt. Aaron Fischer reported that the capital outlay list for FY 18 will be provided to the Board in April after the bids for the HVAC project come in. The electrical and HVAC packages are currently available for bidders. There is a mandatory walk-through for interested bidders at 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017. The casework and the controls packages are not ready for bidders at this time. The construction manager is working on these.
He also reported that Cool Kids will be hosted this summer, with adjustments to accommodate the summer constructions projects.
Congratulations and Commendations
Cynthia Johnson for being named Central District Physical Education Teacher of the Year.
All people who helped make Imagine It Day possible, under the direction of Joyce Bergstedt.
Coaches and assistant coaches for the successful winter sports teams, including the pep band and director.
Bands and choirs for advancing to regions.
Robotics for their successful regional showing.
High School Math Team for going to the State Math meet.
All of the people who work behind the scenes to make Esko's extra-curricular opportunities work (trainer, ticket takers, clock runners, etc.)
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Todd Rengo to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Todd Rengo, Clerk