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, December 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the board conference room.

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

Call the Meeting to Order

Chairperson Julian Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm 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:

Approve the minutes of the November 27, 2018 regular school board meeting.

Approve the checks as follows:

Date Check #s Total

11/27/18 Void #86505 ($194.71)

11/30/18 86603-86637 $16,968.66

12/7/18 86638 $60,560.13

12/11/18 85589-86706 $239,163.21

Treasurer's Report - November 2018.

Date 11/15/18

Payroll Type Regular

November 2018 Checks #106853-106901 For $37,457.35

Direct Deposits $237,305.79

Electronic Payments $239,049.47

Grand Total $513,812.61

Date 11/30/18

Payroll Type Adjust.

November 2018 Checks #106902 For $4.29

Direct Deposits

Electronic Payments ($9.24)

Grand Total ($4.95)

Date 11/30/18

Payroll Type Regular

November 2018 Checks #106903-106926 For $23,010.24

Direct Deposits $198,473.42

Electronic Payments $210,974.84

Grand Total $432,458.50

Date 11/29/18

Acct. Transferred From Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $380,000.00

Grants Received:

MN State High School League Foundation in the amount of $410.00.

Fundraiser Requests:

Student Council - Hat Day for donation to Best Christmas Ever.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Update: RAM Building

Justin Maaninga of ICS presented an update regarding the RAM remodeling project as well as a cost summary for the RAM building and answered Board questions.

Approve the Final Levy Certification 2018 Payable 2019

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the final levy 2018 payable 2019 in the amount of $2,226,767.98. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Anissa Oveson, Rachel Pantsar, Braden Holty, and Jade Maki

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jeff Salo to approve the hire of Anissa Oveson, Rachel Pantsar, Braden Holty, and Jade Make as Cool Kids program assistants at a rate of $12.50 per hour for between 4 and 10 hours per week each. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Shelby Metzer

Moved by Todd Rengo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the hire of Shelby Metzer as Cool Kids program assistant at a rate of $12.50 per hour for between 10 and 14 hours per week. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Places for Multiple Precincts & Designating Hours During Which the Polling Places will Remain Open for Voting for School District Elections Not Held on the Same Day of a Statewide Election

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Mark Nyholm to approve a Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Places for Multiple Precincts & Designating Hours During Which the Polling Places will Remain Open for Voting for School District Elections Not Held on the Same Day of a Statewide Election.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports

Principals' Reports:

Elementary - Principal Brian Harker reported that the Holiday Program was very successful and well attended last week. The Kindergarten 12 Bells Program was held today. He reported that he attended the TIES Conference this year, and he reported that Esko is not behind any longer as far as technology. The Coins for Christmas Drive was held last week. It was very successful and raised over $1,600.

High School - Principal Greg Hexum reported that there are a lot of service projects being held in December: Caroling by the music department, volunteer hours put in Camp Heartland, Spirit of Giving and more. He reported that there are upcoming Minnesota student surveys for various age groups, as well as a federally mandated test for 8th grade students (NAEP).

Board Committee Reports:

Margaret Sunnarborg - Esko Educational Foundation meeting.

Jeff Salo - Facilities committee meeting.

Julian Bertogliat - ARCC meeting.

Todd Rengo - Safety committee meeting.

Superintendent's Report:

Supt. Aaron Fischer reported on:

The land purchase has been completed.

Carlton County superintendents met and will meet again and will include the high school principals to discuss blended learning opportunities between the districts.

Various protocols and procedures for Board meetings and public participation.

Staff training on January 9, 2019 on the CrisisGo app.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jeff Salo to adjourn at 7:15 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Todd Rengo, Clerk

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