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January 13, 2014 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. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
5.a. Elect Chairperson
5.b. Elect Clerk
5.c. Elect Treasurer
6. OPEN FORUM*
7. APPROVAL OF PAST MEETING MINUTES
7.a. Moved by ___________, seconded by _____________, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 9, 2013. Motion carried/failed.
8. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
8.a. Student Council Representative (if present)
8.b. Refresher points for school board members
9. K-5 PRINCIPAL'S REPORT-Anne Oelke
10. 6-12 PRINCIPAL'S REPORT-Dan Bettin
11. OLD BUSINESS
11.a. None at this meeting
12. NEW BUSINESS
12.a. Board member committee assignments for 2014
12.b. Moved by ________________, seconded by ________________, to adopt Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons Therefor. For: _________. Against: _____________. Motion carried/failed.
12.c. Moved by ______________, seconded by ______________, to approve the Ice Arena Contract between ISD #696 and Ely Blue Line, Inc. as presented. Motion carried/failed.
12.d. After final adjustments and corrections by MDE to the levy, it resulted in the levy amount being decreased by $959.00.  Moved by ___________, seconded by _________, to certify  the 2013 Payable 2014 Levy in the amount of $1,719,897.30.  Motion carried/failed.
13. CONSENT AGENDA
13.a. Program
13.a.1. Designate the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. as the day and time of the regular school board meeting
13.a.2. Recommend the Ely Echo as the official district newspaper
13.a.3. Designate Boundary Waters Bank, U.S. Bank and Minnesota School Liquid Asset Fund, PMA Financial Network  as district financial institutions
13.a.4. Designate Klun Law Firm as district legal counsel for 2014 and the superintendent and school board chairperson as individuals authorized to contact legal counsel
13.a.5. Designate Marie Rinta, Finance Manager; and Connie Ojala, Assistant Financial Payroll and Benefits Coordinator, as district staff to conduct electronic fund transfers
13.a.6. Consider/establish school board compensation levels for 2014. Current rates of compensation are as follows: $150.00 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for directors and $200.00 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for the board chairperson.
13.a.7. Approve December 2013 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $663,932.78 and receipts in the amount of $307,318.58.
13.a.8. Approve December 2013 financial Reports
13.a.9. Approve gifts and donations
13.b. Personnel
13.b.1. Approve resignation/retirement of Patrice Niskala from the part-time (4 hour) Accounts Payable Clerk position effective at the end of the day on March 31, 2014
13.b.2. Hire Daniel Bettin for the Head Girls' Basketball Coach position for the 2013-2014 school year as per current master agreement between the Ely Education Association and ISD #696  and school board policy
13.b.3. Approve changes to Four Hour Bookkeeper job description
13.c. Policy
13.c.1. Revised Policy 701 Food Service Accounts (for board action)
13.c.2. Policy 609 Religion at Chairman Marsnik's request from November 12, 2013, meeting (for board action)
13.c.3. MSBA Model Policy 533 Wellness (for review)
14. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT-Alexis Leitgeb
14.a. Request from City Council for a joint meeting in early February
14.b. Late starts
14.c. Teacher evaluation model
14.d. Salad bar
14.e. Health grant
14.f. World's Best Workforce
14.g. Memorial Secondary named a 2013 Celebration School
14.h. Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum
15. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
16. ADJOURN
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