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January 8, 2018 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 11, 2017. Motion carried/failed.
7.b. Moved by__________, seconded by _____________, to approve the minutes of the study session of December 18, 2017. Motion carried/failed.
8. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
8.a. Student Council Representative (if present)
8.b. Ely Area Girls' Softball Club- Craig Ohlhauser and Mary Schwinghamer will be 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 2018
12.b. Moved by ______________, seconded by __________, to adopt the resolution Support for the Purchase and Exchange of School Trust Lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Proceeding in Tandem. Motion carried/failed.
12.c. Moved by ___________, seconded by _________ to adopt the Resolution to Fully Fund Special Education Services (Federal). Motion carried/failed.
12.d. Moved by ____________, seconded by ____________, to adopt the Resolution to Fully Fund Special Education Services (Minnesota). 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. 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 2018. This was the only quote received.
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 2018 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; remains $110/hr. for 2018)
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 2018: (Current rate of inflation is 2.2%) Rates for 2018 with 2.2% increase would be as follows: $185.52 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for directors and $238.53 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for the board chairperson and an additional $53.01 per board member for monthly study session when board member is in attendance.  
13.a.8. Approve December 2017 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $282,811.96 and receipts in the amount of $645,324.66.
13.a.9. Approve December 2017 financial Reports
13.a.10. Approve gifts and donations
13.a.11. Approve 2018 IRS standard mileage rates for reimbursement for school district travel during 2018 (54.5 cents per mile) 
13.a.12. Adopt Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Position and Reasons Therefor
13.a.13. Approve 2018 RAMS Membership Dues in the amount of $1250.00.
13.b. Personnel
13.b.1. Approve request for a lane change submitted by Molly Olson; BA+24 to a BA+40 per the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association. 
13.c. Policy
13.c.1. 3rd review and adoption of Policy 730 Booster Club/ISD No. 696 Guidelines. Also change policy number from 730 to 735.
14. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT-Kevin Abrahamson
15. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
16. ADJOURN
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