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December 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
2.a. Scott Kellerman    __________                         Amy Richter           _________
Ray Marsnik         __________                           Rochelle Sjoberg    _________
Paul Pengal          __________                          Kathy Udovich        _________
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4.a. Moved by ______________, seconded by ____________, to approve the agenda as presented/amended. Motion carried/failed.
5. OPEN FORUM*
5.a. Truth In Taxation - District Finance Manager, Marie Rinta
Description:  This information will be available after we receive the levy. It will be posted to BoardBook as soon as it becomes available.
5.a.1. Discussion of 2013-2014 Budget
5.a.2. Discussion of 2013 Payable 2014 Levy
5.b. Opportunity for questions from taxpayers
6. APPROVAL OF PAST MEETING MINUTES
6.a. Moved by ___________, seconded by _____________, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 12, 2013. Motion carried/failed.
7. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
7.a. Discussion of FY 2013 Audit - WIPFLI Auditing Firm
7.b. Student Council Representative (if present)
7.c. Letter from Pat Koski, President of the Ely Area Concert Association
7.d. Minnesota State High School League Foundation grant money received to fund extra-curricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs-$1,220.00
8. K-5 PRINCIPAL'S REPORT-Anne Oelke
9. 6-12 PRINCIPAL'S REPORT-Dan Bettin
10. OLD BUSINESS
10.a. Q Comp Agreement
11. NEW BUSINESS
11.a. Moved by _______________, seconded by _______________, to certify 2013 Payable 2014 Levy as presented. Motion carried/failed.
Description:  The levy was not available at the time the agenda was prepared. As soon as the information in available it will be posted to BoardBook.
12. CONSENT AGENDA
12.a. Program
12.a.1. Approve November 2013 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $291,642.17 and receipts in the amount of $459,249.31.
12.a.2. Approve November 2013 financial Reports
12.a.3. Approve gifts and donations
12.a.4. Adopt maximum U.S. General Services Administration Domestic Per Diem Rates for 2014 for superintendent and school board travel
12.a.5. Approve meal reimbursement rates for district staff travel for 2014: breakfast-$10.00, lunch-$15.00, dinner-$25.00 (same rates as in 2012 and 2013)
12.b. Personnel
12.b.1. Hire Ruthann Griffin for the 1.0 FTE , temporary, full-time, 2nd grade, long term substitute position beginning approximately February 18, 2014, through April 13, 2014, $32,741.00 (BA Step 1, 1.0 FTE, prorated) under terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board Policy and contingent upon having on file a satisfactory criminal background check in the district office.
12.b.2. Approve the following as volunteer assistant boys' basketball coaches as recommended by Tim Omerza, Athletic Director, and Dan Bettin, 6-12 Principal: Mike Keller, Emmett Penke, Rob Mattson in accord with school board policy 
12.b.3. Approve request for Leave of Absence from Jay Poshak, bus driver effective September 3, 2013, as per Article IX, section A, number 8 of the current master agreement between AFSCME Local No. 295 and ISD #696.
12.c. Policy
12.c.1. Revised Policy 701 Food Service Accounts (for review)
12.c.2. Policy 903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites with addendum as requested at November 12, 2013, school board meeting (for board action)
12.c.3. Revised Policy 413 Harassment and Violence as requested at the November 12, 2013, school board meeting (for board action)
12.c.4. Policy 609 Religion at Chairman Marsnik's request from November 12, 2013, meeting (for board review)
13. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT-Alexis Leitgeb
13.a. RFP for roof for Washington Building
13.b. RFP for JFK demolition bids
13.c. FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
13.d. Minnesota School Boards Association Leadership Conference - Who is attending; attending Early Birds; how many nights? Deadline to cancel hotel reservations for forfeit deposit is December 12th.
13.e. Art open house-Monday, December 16th at 6 p.m.
13.f. Curriculum Review Committee
14. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
15. ADJOURN
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