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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 REGULAR MEETING The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. ...

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99
ESKO, MINNESOTA
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room.

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

Call the Meeting to Order
Chairperson Rick Liljegren called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Approval of Agenda
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

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Approval of Consent Agenda Items
Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Scott Powers to approve the Consent Agenda items:
Approve the minutes of the August 25, 2014 regular school board meeting.
Approve the checks as follows (all pending Treasurer's review):
Date Check #s Total
9/4/14 77742-77824 $133,559.44
9/5/14 77825-77830 $8,265.74
9/11/14 77831-77890 $172,122.48
9/19/14 77891-77963 $65,610.14
Treasurer's Reports
- June 2014 after end-of-year adjustments.
- July 2014
- August 2014
Date 7/15/14
Payroll Type Summer
Checks #102683-102692 for
$48,281.81
Direct Deposits $128,548.48
Electronic Payments $92,185.74
Grand Total $269,016.03

Date 7/15/14
Payroll Type Regular
Checks #102723-102741 for
$16,121.66
Direct Deposits $29,341.72
Electronic Payments $16,648.10
Grand Total $62,111.48

Date 7/31/14
Payroll Type Summer
Checks #102693-102702 for
$48,281.81
Direct Deposits $128,548.24
Electronic Payments $92,186.22
Grand Total $269,016.27
Date 7/31/14
Payroll Type Regular
Checks #102742-102757 for
$14,095.21
Direct Deposits $26,901.21
Electronic Payments $15,285.63
Grand Total $56,282.05
July 2014 Electronic Transfer Report
Date 7/15/14
Acct. Transferred From:
Assoc. Bank (bond $ & invest $)
Acct. Transferred Into:
MSDLAF Gen'l Acct Daily
Amount $19.02

Date 7/15/14
Acct. Transferred From:
MSDLAF Gen'l Acct Daily
Acct. Transferred Into:
MN Dept of Rev (sales tax payment)
Amount $432.00

Date 7/25/14
Acct. Transferred From:
Assoc. Bank (OPEB Trust)
Acct. Transferred Into:
MSDLAF Gen'l Acct Daily
Amount $99,007.00

Date 7/29/14
Acct. Transferred From:
MSDLAF MAX Acct
Acct. Transferred Into: Wells Fargo
(N'land Trust-OPEB Bonds)
Amount $33,495.00

Date 7/29/14
Acct. Transferred From:
MSDLAF MAX Acct
Acct. Transferred Into: Wells Fargo
(N'land Trust-new Bldg Bonds)
Amount $25,537.50

Date 7/31/14
Acct. Transferred From:
MSDLAF Gen'l Acct Daily
Acct. Transferred Into:
MSRS (severance payment)
Amount $36,132.00

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Date 7/31/14
Acct. Transferred From:
MSDLAF Gen'l Acct Daily
Acct. Transferred Into:
IRS (ACA PICORI fees)
Amount $66.00

Date 8/15/14
Payroll Type Summer
Checks #102703-102712 for
$49,457.64
Direct Deposits $127,734.06
Electronic Payments $91,734.38
Grand Total $268,926.08

Date 8/15/14
Payroll Type Regular
Checks #102758-102774 for
$15,297.58
Direct Deposits $30,556.15
Electronic Payments $17,247.63
Grand Total $63,212.46

Date 8/31/14
Payroll Type Summer
Checks #102713-102722 for
$49,457.36
Direct Deposits $127,732.13
Electronic Payments $91,733.19
Grand Total $268,922.68

Date 8/31/14
Payroll Type Regular
Checks #102775-102790 for
$14,830.53
Direct Deposits $27,378.01
Electronic Payments $15,603.06
Grand Total $57,811.60
Personnel:
Approve lane change request from Katrina Foxx from BA 30 to MA effective Sem I 14/15.
Approve lane change request from Deb DeArmond from BA to BA 30 effective Sem I 14/15.
Approve lane change request from Jessica Uecker from BA 45 to MA effective Sem I 14/15.
Approve .25 hour/day increase in paraprofessional time for Eve Lehman effective 9/2/2014.
Approve 2 hours/week increase in ECFE program assistant time for Staci Wisted effective 9/29/2014.
Donations Received:
Donation from Minnesota Power in the amount of $1,000 for Industrial Tech equipment.
Fundraiser Request:
Sophomore Class - annual Homecoming BBQ.
Elementary Parent Group - annual sale of food items.
St. Jude Rally Crew - coin drive, trike-a-thon, letter writing, math-a-thon, possible online fundraising.
Esko Hoops Club - sale of foam seat cushions.
Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: Perkins Program
Mr. Jim Schwarzbauer was present to explain the Carl Perkins Program, the consortium that Esko is a part of, and funding availability for qualifying programs.

Approve the Hire of Lisa Holm
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the hire of Lisa Holm as ECFE program assistant and copy center assistant for a total of 17 hours/week for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Sixth Assignment - Spanish
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Lynn McComber to approve a Semester I and Semester II sixth assignment for Cheryl Diedrich in Spanish for 2014/2015. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

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Approve Snow Removal Vendor for 2014/2015
Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve Erosion Control Specialists, Inc. for snow plowing and removal for 2014/2015 per quote (copy on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of the 2014 Pay 2015 Proposed Levy
Moved by Scott Powers, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the 2014 Pay 2015 Proposed Levy at the "maximum" amount. There is a Truth in Taxation meeting set for November 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Esko School board room located at 2 E Hwy 61, Esko, MN. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion/Approval of the Esko Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan
Beth Anderson and Greg Hexum were present to discuss the Teacher Development and Evaluation plan developed specifically for Esko teachers vs. using the state-developed plan. Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jeff Salo to approve the Esko Teacher Development and Evaluation plan as presented (copy on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of the World's Best Workforce Document
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to approve the World's Best Workforce document as presented (copy on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Staff Development Set-Aside Waiver
Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Julian Bertogliat to approve the 2014/15 Staff Development Set-Aside Waiver. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion: Northfield Athletic Complex
Superintendent Aaron Fischer discussed a recommendation to put in a grinder pump and sewer line out to Canosia Road. Communication may be received from Larson Engineering regarding this.

Discussion: Digital Engagement Plan
Angie Orvedahl provided a synopsis of the Digital Engagement Plan progress to date. There has been 100 percent participation by students - no families have declined. The STAT team is active. This team is comprised of students in grades 9-12. The infrastructure is holding up well. Staff buy-in has been great.
There will be a work session on October 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for Board training on iPads.

Reports:
Principals Reports:
Elementary: Principal Harker reported that the new teacher mentorship program is up and running. New teachers feel supported by existing staff. New leaders are stepping up in the digital engagement initiative.
High School: Principal Hexum reported that the high school is in the settling in phase of the new school year. The digital engagement has staff collaborating and working together. There are staff members that will attend a "train the trainer" session in the Twin Cities for the digital engagement. This year's 7th grade class is a very exciting one.
Board Committee Reports:
Lynn McComber - Community Education meeting: Community Garden, Cool Kids, Esko's Corner.
Julian Bertogliat - Sports Alliance for the golf outing. Conference call with Larson Engineering.
Jeff Salo - Sports Alliance for the golf outing. Conference call with Larson Engineering.
Scott Powers - Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative meeting.
Rick Liljegren - Conference call with Larson Engineering. Esko Educational Foundation meeting: new scholarships coming in, annual report is complete, annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser to be held again in November.
Superintendent's Report:
Supt. Fischer presented an enrollment report - enrollment is down slightly from projected enrollment.
There will be a School Board Candidate Forum/Meet & Greet held on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the school theater. The annual audit will be presented at 6:00 p.m. on October 28, 2014 in the Board conference room.

Congratulations & Commendations
Staff and Angie Orvedahl for their work with the digital engagement.
Bill Pera and the custodial staff for getting the facility in order for the beginning of this school year.

Communications
Ruth Janke was present to discuss:
The Township has signed a purchase agreement with Coates RV.
New playground equipment has been installed at North Ridge Park.
The pavilion at North Ridge Park also received a new roof.

Adjournment
There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Scott Powers to adjourn at 8:56 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Jeff Salo, Clerk

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