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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA MARCH 20, 2018 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

MARCH 20, 2018

REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the board conference room.

Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Jerry Frederick, Mark Nyholm, Margaret Sunnarborg, Todd Rengo, Jeff Salo. Member absent: None.

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 Jerry Frederick to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

Approve the minutes of the April 16, 2018 regular school board meeting.

Approve the minutes of the May 7, 2018 special board meeting.

Approve the checks as follows:

Date Check #s Total

4/25/18 85372-85444 $109,841.05

5/01/18 85445-85478 $36,353.54

5/07/18 85479-85511 $567,451.15

5/08/18 85112 $216.79

5/21/81* 85113-85589 $90,317.69

*= pending Treasurer's Review

Approve Treasurer's Report - April 2018.

Date 4/13/18

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #106402 - 106432 for

$83,472.80

Direct Deposits $183,640.38

Electronic Payments $128,889.63

Grand Total $406,002.81

Date 4/30/18

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #106434 - 106471 &

105324 for $101,507.54

Direct Deposits $191,945.66

Electronic Payments $135,320.36

Grand Total $428,773.56

Date 4/30/18

Payroll Type Adjust.

Checks 106433 for $86.25

Direct Deposits blank

Electronic Payments ($172.50)

Grand Total ($86.25)

April 2018 Electronic Transfer Report

Date 4/04/18

Acct. Transferred From Associated

Bank (PMA) Bld Bonds

Acct. Transferred Into

Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Amount $5,120.50

Date 4/10/18

Acct. Transferred From

..........MN Schl Dist Liquid Asset Fund

Acct. Transferred Into

Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Amount $250,000.00

Date 4/10/18

Acct. Transferred From

Associated Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $500,000.00

Date 4/10/18

Acct. Transferred From

.......Associated Bank (PMA) Bld Bonds

Acct. Transferred Into

Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Amount $64,095.11

Date 4/10/18

Acct. Transferred From

Republic Bank Flex Account

Acct. Transferred Into

Rep. Bank (cash flow repay)

Amount $4,000.00

Date 4/12/18

Acct. Transferred From

...........MN Schl Dist Liquid Asset Fund

Acct. Transferred Into

Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Amount $248,000.00

Date 4/17/18

Acct. Transferred From

Associated Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $150,000.00

Date 4/18/18

Acct. Transferred From Republic Bank

Acct. Transferred Into

MN Dept of Rev (sales tax)

Amount $393.00

Date 4/24/18

Acct. Transferred From

Republic Bank Flex Account

Acct. Transferred Into

Rep. Bank (cash flow repay)

Amount $2,000.00

Fundraiser requests.

Sophomore Class - Cotton Candy sale during Variety Show.

Grants received.

Northland Foundation in Science in the amount of $2,100 for Preschool Summer Program.

Northland Foundation in the amount of $900 for youth service program expansion.

AAA Traffic Safety Grant in the amount of $400 for mock crash.

MN Assoc. for Health, PE, Rec. & Dance in the amount of $500 for elementary physical education supplies.

Donations.

PIE Group in the amount of $12,000 for teacher classroom furniture.

PIE Group in the amount of $185 for ice cream for Move-up Day.

Revised FY18 Final Budget Fund 06

Revised for the Building Construction Fund 06 due to an omission in the previous budget. Fund 06 Revenue = $1,425,736 and Fund 06 Expenditures = $3,877,548.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion/Approval to Accept Final Remodeling Plans for RAM Building

Aaron Kriens of ICS presented the final draft of the RAM Building remodeling plan and discussed the changes and the cost of the structural beam which will be put into the base bid. There will be four bid packages.

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the final remodeling plans for the RAM Building as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Resignation of Adam Graves

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to accept a resignation from Adam Graves effective May 10, 2018, as part-time cleaner with approval to post for resulting vacancy.. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Accept Letter of Resignation from Emily McGrath

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Mark Nyholm to accept a letter of resignation effective after the completion of the 2018 contractual school year with approval to post for the resulting vacancy . Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Hire of Summer 2018 Cool Kids Program New Staff

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the hire of Ashley Anderson 20-25 hours per week, Ron Majchrzak 10-15 hours per week, Darrell Davey 8-12 hours per week as 2018 Summer Cool Kids Program assistants. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Revision of Rates of Pay for Select Substitute Positions

The revision to rates of pay for select substitute positions was tabled and will be addressed at a future meeting.

Approve 2018/2019 Resolution for Membership Renewal in the Minnesota State High School League

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve 2018/2019 Resolution for Membership Renewal in the Minnesota State High School League. (Copy of entire resolution on file in the office of the superintendent). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

First Reading of Policy Revision:

613 - Graduation Requirements.

Second Reading/Approval of Policy 534 - Unpaid Meal Charges

There was a Second Reading of Policy 534 - Unpaid Meal Charges. Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Todd Rengo to approve Policy 534 - Unpaid Meal Charges. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Discussion/Approval of 2018/2019 Kindergarten Sections

Principal Brian Harker presented information regarding 2018/2019 Kindergarten including some financial impact information to add a 5th kindergarten section for next year. Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the addition of a 1.0 f.t.e kindergarten teacher and to make the open physical education teacher position a 1.0 f.t.e. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports

Principals' Reports:

Elementary Principal Brian Harker reported that as part of the Capital Outlay approvals, the Board approved some flexible furniture for classrooms. The principals require teachers to write grants for this furniture. The principals and building supervisor are reviewing the grants. Kindergarten graduation is this week.

High School Principal Greg Hexum reported that the business lab will be redesigned and the commons area across from the theatre will be expanded. He also reported that the high school has been and is busy with events - National Honor Society Breakfast, Spring concerts, Scholarship Night, Graduation preparation, etc. Mr. Hexum reported that the Health Occupations class will once again be offered next year - three days a week for two hours at Lake Superior College, at a continued no cost to the District.

Board Committee Reports:

Todd Rengo - Curriculum meeting and health insurance meetings were cancelled. Safety Committee meeting.

Jerry Frederick - Scholarship selection meeting, Esko Sports Alliance Track meet had a successful event.

Margaret Sunnarborg - Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative meeting, Scholarship Award Night, Community Education meeting.

Julian Bertogliat - RAM property closing, ICS meeting, Safety Committee meeting, ARCC meeting.

Congratulations and Commendations

Karl Habig for being a National Merit Scholar.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to adjourn at 6:59 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Todd Rengo, Clerk

Pine Journal: July 5, 2018 #2649132