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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA NOVEMBER 27, 2018 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99ESKO, MINNESOTANOVEMBER 27, 2018REGULAR MEETING The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the...

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
ESKO, MINNESOTA
NOVEMBER 27, 2018
REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the board conference room.

Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Mark Nyholm, Todd Rengo, Jeff Salo, Margaret Sunnarborg, and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Member absent: Jerry Frederick .

Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Approval of Agenda
Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

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Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Todd Rengo to approve the Consent Agenda:
Approve the minutes of the October 23, 2018 regular school board meeting.
Approve the minutes of the November 13, 2018 special board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows:
Date Check #s Total
10/25/18 86371-86454 $98,280.88
10/31/18 86455-86495 $25,810.58
11/13/18 86496-86553 $160,607.84
11/20/18 86554-86602 $64,225.15
Treasurer's Report - October 2018.
Date 10/15/18
Payroll Type Adjust.
October 2018 Checks #106782 For $7.50
Direct Deposits $0.00
Electronic Payments ($15.21)
Grand Total ($7.71)

Date 10/15/18
Payroll Type Regular
October 2018 Checks # 106783-106813 For $21,141.48
Direct Deposits $193,671.38
Electronic Payments $207,951.90
Grand Total $422,764.76

Date 10/31/18
Payroll Type Regular
October 2018 Checks # 106814-106852 For $24,995.93
Direct Deposits $204,342.51
Electronic Payments $214,072.15
Grand Total $443,410.59

Date 10/05/18
Acct. Transferred From Assoc. Bank (PMA)
Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank
Amount $200,000.00

Date 10/09/18
Acct. Transferred From Republic Bank
Acct. Transferred Into MN Dept. of Revenue (sales tax)
Amount $176.00

Date 10/15/18
Acct. Transferred From Assoc. Bank (PMA)
Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank
Amount $700,000.00

Date 10/24/18
Acct. Transferred From Republic Bank
Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank Flex Acct.
Amount $4,000.00

Grants Received:
-Best Buy Foundation in the amount of $7,500 for SubZero Robotics program.
-Northland Foundation in the amount of $1,500 for Play & Learn sessions.
Fundraiser Requests:
-Jr. Class - Coins for Christmas - Coin Drive for Spirit of Giving.
Technology purchases:
-Laptop purchase for Community Education staff to replace computer used for District staff.
-Projector & mount for Community Education at the new building.
-Refurbished computers to replace three failed desktops in the CAD lab.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.

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Discussion: RAM Building Update
The building remodel is almost complete. The large air-handling unit will be arriving tomorrow. The goal is to have everything done by next week. The drainage remodeling is complete. Inside the building, tile and carpet have been installed. The Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative has been providing positive feedback regarding their offices and space. The Board discussed possibly tiling the old lunchroom area where the carpeting has been torn up.

Discussion/Action: RAM Building name and signage
This item was tabled for a future meeting.

Discussion/Action: Purchase Classroom Furniture and Accessories for ECFE/SR Programs
Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Mark Nyholm to authorize the superintendent to purchase up to $10,000 in classroom furniture and accessories for the ECFE/SR programs at their new location. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Big River Consulting
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the hire of Big River Consulting to facilitate District vision and goal setting at an approximate cost of $8,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion/Action: Sideboards for Scoreboard
Discussion was heard regarding the purchase of sideboards for the scoreboard. This would show fouls, stats, etc. The cost would be covered 1/3 by Esko Sports Alliance, 1/3 by Booster Club, 1/3 from District. The initial cost is $12,365. Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Todd Rengo to approve the purchase of sideboards for the scoreboard as long as the scoreboard is run by one person. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve World's Best Workforce Plan & Summary 2018/2019
Principal Brian Harker reviewed past goals and accomplishments and outlined the proposed goals for the next year. Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the World's Best Workforce Plan & Summary 2018/2019. (Copy on file in the office of the Superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports
Principals' Reports:
Elementary - Principal Brian Harker reported that the November conference nights were well attended. This year's Book Fair had the highest sales ever. The fifth grade trip to the Environmental Learning Center also took place in November. Tomorrow there will be a meeting with staff regarding the social media push for the District.
High School - Principal Greg Hexum reported that the high school also had excellent turnout for conferences. Another successful fall play was held in November and it was well attended. Thanks to Directors Joyce Bergstedt and Emily Waldo. There have been some excellent band and choir concerts this month. The Social Studies department, Deb Dearmond, and the Student Council headed up a great push for student voting.
Board Committee Reports:
Mark Nyholm - Facilities meetings, Esko Educational Center meeting.
Margaret Sunnarborg - Esko Educational Foundation is looking at fundraising ideas. She also watched a Webex regarding the school meal nutrition program.
Jeff Salo - Facilities committee meetings.
Julian Bertogliat - Facilities meeting, Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting.
Todd Rengo - Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting.
Superintendent's Report:
Supt. Aaron Fischer reported on:
The District is still working with attorneys to complete the land purchase.
Presented information on an emergency management program called CrisisGo that works with the District's student management system, Campus.
The County would like to go to the ALICE (alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate) response system. Mr. Hexum attended a conference on this and explained the system to the Board.

Congratulations & Commendations
Joyce Bergstedt, Emily Waldo and Laura Zimny for the Fall Play.
Social Studies Department, Student Council and Deb DeArmond for the "get out to vote" initiative.

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Communications
ICS Consulting.
Winterquist Elementary Partners In Education in support of the fifth grade ELC trip.
(Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.)

Adjournment
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to adjourn at 7:07 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.
Todd Rengo, Clerk

Pine Journal: Dec. 27, 2018 #2711657

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