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September 14, 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
6. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
6.a. Student Council Report - Autumn Boedeker, Student Council Advisor
7. CONSENT AGENDA
7.a. Program
7.a.1. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 10, 2020.
7.a.2. Approve the minutes of the special meeting of August 17, 2020.
7.a.3. Approve the minutes of the study session of August 24, 2020.
7.a.4. Approve the minutes of the special meeting of August 24, 2020.
7.a.5. Approve August 2020 disbursements and wire transfers in the amount of $143,588.23 and receipts in the amount of $1,305,848.15.
7.a.6. Approve August 2020 Financial Reports
7.a.7. Approve gifts and donations
7.a.8. Set date for Truth In Taxation Budget meeting for Monday, December 14, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the school board meeting room, 2nd floor of the Memorial Building.
7.a.9. Approve Ice Arena Contract (October 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021) between ISD No. 696 and Ely Blue Line, Inc.
7.a.10. Approve Managed Services Contract with Voltz for the 2020-2021 school year.
7.a.11. Approve Washington Elementary Student Handbook changes
7.a.12. Approve Memorial MS/HS Student Handbook changes
7.b. Personnel
7.b.1. Accept the resignation of Chloe Kennedy from the position as paraprofessional (6.5 hours per day) effective October 2, 2020.
7.b.2. Approve Cory Lassi's medical leave of absence request under the Family and Medical Leave Act beginning November 30, 2020 through January 3, 2021.
7.b.3. Hire Timothy Singleton for the Foreign Language teacher position (BA+24 Step 1, $46,325) per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association. 
7.b.4. Hire Stacy Hegfors for the Media Center Clerk position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days) effective September 8, 2020, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295. 
7.b.5. Hire Karla Lundstrom for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days) effective September 1, 2020, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295. 
7.b.6. Hire Kelly LaFrenier for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days) effective September 1, 2020, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295. 
7.b.7. Hire Dena Carey for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days) effective September 14, 2020, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295. 
7.b.8. Hire Ron Riikola for the Bus Driver position ($19.29/hour, 3 1/2 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days) effective September 8, 2020, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295. 
7.b.9. Hire Justin Olson for the Temporary Custodian position ($19.63/hour; 8 hours/day/40 hours/week) effective September 14, 2020, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295. 
7.b.10. Change Kaley Hotaling's FTE from 0.8 to 0.806 due to scheduling changes.
7.b.11. Approve the following volunteer Cross Country coaches as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director, and Jayne Dusich, Head Coach, per school board policy: Trish Bulinski; Nicole Selmer; Shannan Harding; Toni Dewaulter; Todd Hohenstein; Carl Skustad; Ann Brenny; Sarah Spate.
7.c. Policy 
7.c.1. Third review and adoption of Policy 808 COVID-19 Face Covering Policy.
8. OLD BUSINESS
8.a. Project update
8.b. Ely Safe Learning Plan update
9. NEW BUSINESS
9.a. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve the School Board meeting format from remote to meeting in person with the option to participate remotely. Motion carried/failed.
9.b. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve the amended ARI Professional Services Agreement. Motion carried/failed.
9.c. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve the contract with Teachers on Call for the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried/failed.
9.d. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to enter into a cooperative sponsorship with Mesabi East Area schools for Girls Soccer. Motion carried/failed.
10. REPORTS
10.a. Athletic Director - Tom Coombe
10.b. Director of Facilities Report - Tim Leeson 
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. Superintendent's Evaluation
13. ADJOURN
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