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December 14, 2020 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. OPEN FORUM*
5.a. Truth in Taxation
5.a.1. Discussion of 2020-2021 Budget
5.a.2. Discussion of 2020 Payable 2021 Levy
5.a.3. Opportunity for questions from taxpayers
6. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
6.a. Memorial Student Council Report - no report this month
6.b. Ely Memorial High School Activities - Fall 2020 Summary - Tom Coombe, Athletic Director
7. CONSENT AGENDA
7.a. Program
7.a.1. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 9, 2020.
7.a.2. Approve the minutes of the special meeting of November 12, 2020.
7.a.3. Approve the minutes of the study session of November 23, 2020.
7.a.4. Approve November 2020 disbursements in the amount of $280,852.34 and receipts in the amount of $609,986.05.
7.a.5. Approve November 2020 Financial Reports
7.a.6. Approve gifts and donations
7.a.7. Adopt maximum U.S. General Services Administration Domestic 2021 Per Diem Rates for meal reimbursement and maximum lodging rates for all district employee travel. 
7.a.8. Adopt Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificate of Election and Directing School District Clerk to Perform Other Election Related Duties (General Election).
7.b. Personnel
7.b.1. Hire Kaylor Nicolson for the Paraprofessional position (6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days) effective December 17, 2020, per school board policy and the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and AFSCME Local 295. 
7.b.2. Hire Heidi Omerza for the 1.0 FTE Long-Term 3rd grade teacher position starting November 23, 2020 through January 3, 2021, under terms and conditions of the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy.
7.b.3. Hire Heidi Omerza for the 1.0 FTE Long-Term High School Special Education teacher position starting January 4, 2021 through February 19, 2021, under terms and conditions of the current master agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Ely Education Association and school board policy.
7.b.4. Accept the resignation of Cory Lassi as Head Football Coach effective immediately.
7.b.5. Accept the resignation of Tom McDonald as Head Softball Coach effective immediately.
7.b.6. Accept the resignation of Dawn Anderson as Indian Education Home/School Liaison effective December 22, 2020.
7.b.7. Approve the following people for assistant coaching or volunteer assistant coaching positions as recommended by Tom Coombe, Athletic Director and head coaches, per school board policy: Tait Carlson, volunteer assistant hockey coach; Mike Keller, junior high boys basketball coach (stipend paid by Ely Hoop Club); Jen Zgonc, Erin Lowe, junior high girls basketball coaches (stipend paid by Ely Hoop Club).
7.c. Policy 
7.c.1. First reading of revised MSBA Policy 413 Harassment and Violence (this is a mandatory policy).
7.c.2. First reading of revised Policy 450 At Will 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 fall coaching salaries at full season rate. Motion carried/failed.
9.b. Moved by ______________, seconded by ____________, to approve the World's Best Workforce Report and Summary as presented. Motion carried/failed.
9.c. Moved by ______________, seconded by ____________, to certify the 2020 Payable 2021 Levy in the amount of $2,373,475.  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. ADJOURN
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