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July 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

This meeting is being held via Teleconference

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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. OPEN FORUM - Meeting closed to the public due to COVID-19 pandemic.
6. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
6.a. Scott Sosalla with ARI will present recommendations to repair the Memorial building roof.
6.b. Ely Community Resource, Inc. Quarterly Progress Report - 2nd Quarter - April 1 - June 30, 2020
6.c. Hoff Auction report
7. CONSENT AGENDA
7.a. Program
Description:  Approve the minutes of the study session of June 22, 2020.
7.a.1. Approve the minutes of the special meeting of June 1, 2020.
7.a.2. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 8, 2020.
7.a.3. Approve the minutes of the study session of June 22, 2020.
7.a.4. Approve June 2020 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $212,750.38 and receipts in the amount of $700,126.28.
7.a.5. Approve June 2020 Financial Reports
7.a.6. Approve gifts and donations
7.a.7. Approve Minnesota School Boards Association Dues (FY 7/1/20 to 6/30/21) in the amount of $3,508.00.
7.a.8. Approve BoardBook Subscription Tier I in the amount of $1,575.00.
7.a.9. Approve Minnesota School Boards Association Policy Services Renewal (FY 7/1/20 to 6/30/21) in the amount of $715.00.
7.b. Personnel
7.b.1. Accept the resignation of Connie Ojala as Payroll/Benefits Coordinator effective March 11, 2021.
7.b.2. Approve Bus Maintenance Diesel Mechanic agreement for the 2020-2021 school year.
7.b.3. Approve the following head coaches for the 2020-2021 school year as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, per the current master agreement between Ely Public Schools, ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy: Max Gantt, head Girls's Basketball coach position; Desirae Cram, fall and winter head dance team advisor (coach).
7.b.4. Approve the following fall and winter assistant coaches as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, per the current master agreement between Ely Public Schools, ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy: Jim Wittrup, assistant football coach; Megan Wognum, assistant volleyball coach; Megan Devine, assistant boys/girls cross country coach; Tim Omerza, assistant boys basketball coach; Tom Omerza, assistant girls basketball coach; Tyler Fish, assistant Nordic skiing coach; Jake Myers, assistant hockey coach.
7.c. Policy 
7.c.1. 1st Review of Policy 209 Code of Ethics
8. OLD BUSINESS
8.a. Facilities project update
8.b. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Ely Principal's Association to carry over an extra unused personal day into the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried/failed. 
8.c. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Ely Education Association to carry over an extra unused personal day into the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried/failed. 
8.d. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with AFSCME Local 295 to carry over an extra unused personal day into the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried/failed. 
9. NEW BUSINESS
9.a. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve pursual of a cooperative agreement for girls soccer with Mesabi East, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, under the condition that the Ely district assume no financial responsibility for expenses associated with the program. Motion carried/failed.
9.b. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to ratify the 2020-2021/2021-2022 Master Agreement between Ely Public Schools, Independent School District No. 696 and the Ely Principals' Association. Motion carried/failed.  
9.c. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve Independent Contractor Agreement with Janel Leete for payroll and benefit services. Motion carried/failed.
9.d. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve purchase of a scoreboard for the football field with the Ely Touchdown Club providing $15,000 towards the purchase. Motion carried/failed.
9.e. Discussion on conducting future School Board meetings in person.
10. REPORTS
10.a. Athletic Director - Tom Coombe
10.b. Director of Facilities Report - Tim Leeson (no report)
10.c. K-5 Principal's Report - Anne Oelke 
10.d. 6-12 Principal's Report - Megan Anderson 
10.e. Superintendent's Report - Erik Erie
11. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
12. CLOSED SESSION
12.a. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to go into a closed session to discuss negotiation strategies. Motion carried/failed.
13. ADJOURN
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