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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA MAY 27, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA MAY 27, 2014 REGULAR MEETING The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the board ...

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
ESKO, MINNESOTA
MAY 27, 2014
REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room.

Members present: Lynn McComber, Margaret Sunnarborg, Julian Bertogliat, Scott Powers, Jeff Salo, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Members absent: Rick Liljegren.

Call the Meeting to Order
Vice-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.

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Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the Consent Agenda items:
Approve the minutes of the April 18, 2014 school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows:
Date 4/10/14
Check #s 77063-77118
Total $334,740.26

Date 4/15/14
Check #s 1002
Total $1,151,954.94

Date 4/17/14
Check #s 77119-77152
Total $46,966.96

Date 4/24/14
Check #s 77153
Total $130,000.00

Date 4/29/14
Check #s 77154-77200
Total $166,854.46

Date 5/9/14
Check #s Void#76873
Total ($240.00)
Date 5/9/14
Check #s Void #77142
Total ($651.00)
Date 5/9/14
Check #s 77201-77282
Total $108,639.95
Date 5/14/14
Check #s 77283-77316
Total $46,980.36
Date 5/16/14*
Check #s 77317-77337
Total $9,100.02
Date 5/20/14*
Check #s 77338-77347
Total $6,189.85
*=PENDING TREAS. APPROVAL
Approval of Treasurer's Report - April 2014.
Date 4/15/14
Payroll Type Regular
April 2014 Checks # 102399-102437
For $100,801.11
Direct Deposits $171,289.11
Electronic Payments $86,702.15
Grand Total $358,792.37

Date 4/30/14
Payroll Type Regular
April 2014 Checks # 102438-102490
for $112,326.66
Direct Deposits $167,399.64
Electronic Payments $88,232.01
Grand Total $367,958.31

Electronic Transfer Report April 2014
Date 4/8/14
Acct Transferred From
MSDLAF Gen'l Acct Daily
Acct Transferred Into
MN Dept of Revenue (sales tax)
Amount $211.00

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Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: Updated Technology Plan
Angie Orvedahl presented an updated Technology Plan including the Digital Initiative as developed and answered questions posed by Board members.

Approve Updated Technology Plan
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the updated Technology Plan as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Membership Renewal Agreement - NLSEC
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative Agreement/Membership Renewal for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Resolution for Membership in the MSHSL for 2014/2015
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation from Nichole Reed
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to accept a letter of resignation from Nichole Reed as ECFE teacher effective May 6, 2014 with approval to post resulting vacancy and with thanks for her service to the District. Motion carried by unanimous vote

Approve the Hire of Jenn McLeod
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the hire of Jenn McLeod for the position of part-time Cool Kids Summer Program Assistant for 2014. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Katie Boettcher
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Jeff Salo to approve the hire of Katie Boettcher for the position of part-time Cool Kids Summer Program Assistant for 2014. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

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Approve Resolution to Adopt Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a resolution to adopt an Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement changing the HRA plan year from January through December to September through August annually. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation from Christina Cimermancic
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to accept a letter of resignation from Christina Cimermancic at the end of the 2013/2014 school year with thanks for her service to the district and approval to post the position. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Brittany Lindmeyer
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve the hire of Brittany Lindmeyer as 1.0 f.t.e. kindergarten teacher for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Matt Leibfried
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the hire of Matt Leibfried as 1.0 f.t.e. language arts teacher for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve a Request for Parental Leave from Kristine Baird
Moved by Lynn McComber, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve a request from Kristine Baird for parental leave. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval Science Curriculum Adoption
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the adoption of elementary and high school science curriculum as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval Music Curriculum Adoption
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Lynn McComber to approve the adoption of elementary and high school music curriculum as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

First Reading of Revised Policies
A first reading of the following policies was heard:
- 203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda.
- 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings.
- 405 Veterans Preference.
- 417 Chemical Use and Abuse.
- 503 Student Attendance.
- 807 Health and Safety.

Second Reading and Approval of Revised Policies
A second reading of revised policies 506 Student Discipline and 516 Student Medication was heard.
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the revised policies 506 Student Discipline and 516 Student Medication. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports
Principals' Reports:
Elementary - Principal Brian Harker reported that they have been working on a Pre-K to Grade 3 initiative. A Northland grant has been received for this and we are being recognized throughout the state for this.
MAP testing is completed and the test results look good.
Last week the elementary spring music program was held as well as kindergarten graduation.
There will be a change in how students and parents will learn class placement for the 2014/2015 school year. Instead of posting the class lists in the Esko's Corner, there will be a "Move Up" day next week where the students can meet their teacher for next year.
High School - Principal Greg Hexum reported that the senior camp out will be tonight. Many high school events have taken place - Scholarship night, prom, variety show, Fine Arts Program. Graduation will be held on Friday.
New legislation relating to anti-bullying will necessitate additional student and staff training. MCA testing as concluded. The results will be brought forward when officially posted by the MN Department of Education.
Board Committee Reports:
Scott Powers - Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative meeting, Esko Economic Development meeting.
Jeff Salo - District policy meeting, Scholarship Night.
Julian Bertogliat - Meeting with Larson Engineering regarding unfinished projects.
Margaret Sunnarborg - Meeting with Food Service staff.
Lynn McComber - Community Education meeting.
Superintendent's Report:
Supt. Aaron Fischer reported on:
Meeting with Larson Engineering regarding sewer design and damages.
Grass is growing slowly and sporadically at the fields. Some areas will be re-hydroseeded.
A second quote is being sought for security cameras at the new athletic complex.
Supt. Fischer would like to do a work session with the Board on June 24 at 6 p.m. regarding the Affordable Care Act.
He would also like to hold a work session this summer on the completion of the action plan.

Congratulations and Commendations
Elementary and High School music staff - Beth Anderson, Kara Staples, Rich Mowers.
Esko Education Association.
Prom - put on by Jr. Class Advisors Adam Kemptar, Cheryl Diedrich, and the junior class.

Communications
7th Annual Staff Recognition Luncheon - June 10, 2014.

Adjournment
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to adjourn at 8:57 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Jeff Salo, Clerk

What To Read Next
There are also three Cricut 101 classes scheduled.
Moose Lake Community Education and the school science department are working on a project to improve the school forest, and their efforts recently received a grant from the Blandin Foundation.