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January 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER 
2. ROLL CALL
2.a.         Tony Colarich          __________                 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 10, 2018. Motion carried/failed.
7.b. Moved by__________, seconded by _____________, to approve the minutes of the study session of December 17, 2018. Motion carried/failed.
8. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
8.a. Student Council Representative (if present)
8.b. Steven Horndt from the MN-DNR forestry division regarding school trust lands.
8.c. RAMS 2019 Legislative Issues
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. FY 2018 Audit presentation by Tim Bradshaw, WIPFLI.
12.b. Board member committee assignments for 2019.
12.c. Moved by ______________, seconded by ______________, to hire Gary Cerkvenik to serve as our lobbyist for an amount not to exceed $500/month for a period of six months, unless extended by Board action.
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 2019. 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 2019 and the superintendent and school board chairperson as individuals authorized to contact legal counsel ($99.00/hour in 2016; $110.00/hr. in 2017; $110/hr. for 2018; increase to $120/hour in 2019).
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 2019: (Current rate of inflation is 1.9%) Rates for 2019 with 1.9% increase would be as follows: $189 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for directors and $243 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for the board chairperson and an additional $54 per board member for monthly study session when board member is in attendance.  
13.a.8. Approve December 2018 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of  $319,839.55 and receipts in the amount of $665,848.79.
13.a.9. Approve December 2018 financial Reports
13.a.10. Approve gifts and donations
13.a.11. Approve 2019 IRS standard mileage rates for reimbursement for school district travel during 2019 (58 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 2019 RAMS Membership Dues in the amount of $1250.00.
13.a.14. Approve FY 2018 audit as presented.
13.b. Personnel
13.b.1. Approve lane change request from Molly Olson (MA Step 5 $52,678 to MA+17 Step 5 $54,354)
13.c. Policy: None
14. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT-Kevin Abrahamson
15. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
16. ADJOURN
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