DISTRICT NO. 99
MARCH 20, 2018
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:
Treasurer's Report - November 2018.
November 2018 Checks#106853-
106901 For $37,457.35
November 2018 Checks
#106902 For $4.29
November 2018 Checks#106903-
106926 For $23,010.24
Acct. Transferred From
Assoc. Bank (PMA)
Acct. Transferred IntoRepublic Bank
MN State High School League Foundation in the amount of $410.00.
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.
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.
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.
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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