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January 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER 
2. ROLL CALL
2.a. Darren Visser            __________                Tom Omerza             _________
Hollee Coombe         __________                Rochelle Sjoberg      _________
Tony Colarich           __________                Ray Marsnik             _________
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
4.a. Elect Chairperson
4.b. Elect Clerk
4.c. Elect Treasurer
5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5.a. Moved by ______________, seconded by ____________, to approve the agenda as presented/amended. Motion carried/failed.
6. OPEN FORUM 
7. CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
7.a. Memorial Student Council report - no report this month
8. CONSENT AGENDA
8.a. Program
8.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.
8.a.2. Designate the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. as the day and time for the monthy study session.
8.a.3. Recommend the Ely Echo as the official district newspaper for 2021. This was the only quote received. 
8.a.4. Designate Boundary Waters Bank, U.S. Bank, Minnesota School Liquid Asset Fund and PMA Financial Network as district financial institutions.
8.a.5. Designate Klun Law Firm as district legal counsel for 2021 and the superintendent and school board chairperson as individuals authorized to contact legal counsel at $120/hour. (2020 rate was $120/hour).
8.a.6. Consider/establish school board compensation levels for 2021: (Current rate of inflation is 1.2%) Rates for 2021 with 1.2% increase would be as follows: $195 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for directors and $251 per month plus life insurance ($30,000) for the Board Chairperson and an additional $56 per board member for monthly study session.
8.a.7. Approve 2021 IRS standard mileage rate for reimbursement for school district travel during 2021 (56.0 cents per mile).
8.a.8. Adopt Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Position and Reasons Therefor.
8.a.9. Approve 2021 RAMS Membership Dues in the amount of $1,250.00.
8.a.10. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 14, 2020.
8.a.11. Approve the minutes of the study session of December 21, 2020.
8.a.12. Approve the minutes of the special meeting of December 21, 2020.
8.a.13. Approve December 2020 disbursements in the amount of $279,436.19 and receipts in the amount of $824,660.48.
8.a.14. Approve December 2020 Financial Reports
8.a.15. Approve gifts and donations
8.b. Personnel
8.b.1. Accept the resignation of Donna Carlson from the position as Paraprofessional (6.5 hours per day) effective January 4, 2021.
8.b.2. Accept the resignation of Sarah Spate from the position as Paraprofessional (6.5 hours per day) effective at the end of the work day on January 26, 2021.
8.b.3. Accept the resignation of Andrea Thomas as Head Volleyball Coach effective immediately.
8.b.4. Accept the leave of absence from Tim Omerza as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for the 2020-2021 season.
8.b.5. Hire Jordan Huntbatch for the full-time Payroll, Benefits and Finance Coordinator position ($53,000/year) effective January 20, 2021.
8.b.6. Hire Jessica Anderson for the Indian Education Home/School Liaison position ($17/hour; approx. 6 hours/day; 5 days/week; student contact days) effective January 11, 2021.
8.b.7. Approve Megan Devine's request to grant another one year leave of absence without pay and without loss and rights and privileges from her 1.0 FTE teaching position for the 2021-2022 school year. 
8.c. Policy 
8.c.1. Third review and adoption of MSBA Policy 413 Harassment and Violence (this is a mandatory poicy).
8.c.2. Third review and adoption of revised Policy 450 At Will Policy.
9. OLD BUSINESS
9.a. Project update
9.b. Ely Safe Learning Plan update
10. NEW BUSINESS
10.a. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to approve hanging the hockey memorabilia display in the ice arena. Motion carried/failed.
10.b. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to designate Spencer Aune, Finance Manager and Jordan Huntbatch, Payroll,  Benefits and Finance Coordinator, as district staff to conduct electronic fund transfers.. Motion carried/failed.
10.c. Moved by _____________________, seconded by __________________, to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Krekelberg Home School for boys basketball, effective the 2020-2021 season. Motion carried/failed.
10.d. Board member committee assignments for 2021.
11. REPORTS
11.a. Athletic Director - Tom Coombe
11.b. Director of Facilities Report - Tim Leeson 
11.c. K-5 Principal's Report - Anne Oelke 
11.d. 6-12 Principal's Report - Megan Anderson 
11.e. Superintendent's Report - Erik Erie
12. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
13. ADJOURN
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