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January 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER 
2. ROLL CALL
2.a. Scott Kellerman    __________                         Tom Omerza       _________
Heidi Mann          __________                         James Pointer   _________
Ray Marsnik           __________                         Rochelle Sjoberg       _________
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 12, 2016. Motion carried/failed.
7.b. Moved by__________, seconded by _____________, to approve the minutes of the study session of December 19, 2016. Motion carried/failed.
8. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
8.a. Student Council Representative (if present)
9. K-5 PRINCIPAL'S REPORT-Anne Oelke
10. 6-12 PRINCIPAL'S REPORT-Megan Anderson
11. OLD BUSINESS
11.a. None at this meeting
12. NEW BUSINESS
12.a. Board member committee assignments for 2017
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. Designate the fourth Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. as the day and time for the monthly study session
13.a.3. Recommend the Ely Echo as the official district newspaper for 2017
13.a.4. Designate Boundary Waters Bank, U.S. Bank,  Minnesota School Liquid Asset Fund and PMA Financial Network  as district financial institutions
13.a.5. Designate Klun Law Firm as district legal counsel for 2017 and the superintendent and school board chairperson as individuals authorized to contact legal counsel (increase: $99.00/hour in 2016 to $110.00/hr. in 2017)
13.a.6. Designate Spencer Aune, Finance Manager; and Connie Ojala, Assistant Financial Payroll and Benefits Coordinator, as district staff to conduct electronic fund transfers
13.a.7. Consider/establish school board compensation levels for 2017: (Current rate of inflation is 1.7%) Rates for 2017 with 1.7% increase would be as follows: $181.53 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for directors and $233.40 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for the board chairperson and an additional $51.87 per board member for monthly study session when board member is in attendance.  
(January 11, 2016, meeting as follows (current rates): Moved by Kellerman, seconded by Pengal, to increase the board compensation rates by the cost of inflation (this year 2%), 2016 rates as follows: $178.50 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for directors and $229.50 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for the board chairperson and an additional $51.00 per board member for monthly study session when board member is in attendance. Motion carried. ) 
13.a.8. Approve December 2016 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $631,144.45 and receipts in the amount of $281,444.41
13.a.9. Approve December 2016 financial Reports
13.a.10. Approve gifts and donations
13.a.11. Approve 2017 IRS standard mileage rates for reimbursement for school district travel during 2017 (53.5 cents per mile) 
13.a.12. Adopt Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Position and Reasons Therefor
13.b. Personnel
13.b.1. Hire Lisa Ledel for the part-time paraprofessional position; temporary to February 1, 2017, (6.5 hours/day, student contact days) as per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local No. 295 and school board policy effective December 12, 2016.
13.b.2. Hire Bobbi Jo Hasz for the .6 FTE long term substitute Spanish teacher position from January 3, 2017, for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year pending approval of her license (BA Step 1, $35,614.00 prorated starting January 3, 2017) as per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy.
13.b.3. Approve request from Krista Moyer, K-12 Reading Specialist, for parental leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act from March 10, 2017, to the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
13.c. Policy
13.c.1. Review (2nd review) - MSBA Model Policy 616 School District System Accountability (MSBA Manual Model Policies 616, 601 and 603 replace Policy 336 from the old policy manual format)
13.c.2. Review (1st review) MSBA Model Policy 601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals
13.c.3. Review (1st reveiw) of MSBA Model Policy 603 Curriculum Development
13.c.4. Review (1st review) revised MSBA policy book format 450 Ely Public School Independent School District #696 At Will Policy
13.c.5.  Review (1st review)-MSBA Model Policy 412 Expense Reimbursement
13.c.6. Review (1st review) MSBA Model Policy 612.1 Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title I Programs
13.c.7. Renumber Policy Code 601 (old policy book format)  Extra Curricular Participation Fees to MSBA policy book format  Policy 541
13.c.8. Renumber Policy Code 605 (old policy book format) Admission to School Events to MSBA policy book format Policy 915
13.c.9. Renumber Policy Code 610 (old policy book format) Booster Club/ISD #696 Guidelines to MSBA policy book format Policy 730
14. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT-Kevin Abrahamson
15. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
16. ADJOURN
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