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July 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM - Board Meeting

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
III. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
III.A. Election of Officers for 2016-2017.
III.A.a. Chairperson
III.A.b. Chairperson elect
III.A.c. Clerk
III.A.d. Treasurer
III.A.e. Establish Board Committee Assignments for 2016-2017.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
IV.A. Minutes
IV.B. Finance Report
IV.C. Treasurers Report
IV.D. Accept Gifts and Donations
IV.E. Accept Resignation from Emily Smith from Friends of Nova Board.
IV.F. Accept Resignation from Anton van der Marwe from Friends of Nova Board.
IV.G. Approve Ken Schlosser to serve on the Friends of Nova Board (3 years)
IV.H. Approve Adam Flood to serve on the Friends of Nova Board. (3 year term)
IV.I. Approve Kathleen McClaren to serve on the Friends of Nova Board. (3 years)
IV.J. Approve Scott Krizen to serve on the Friends of Nova Board. (3 year term)
IV.K. Approve Sara Taylor to serve on the Friends of Nova Board (3 years)
IV.L. Approve Membership in Minnesota School Board Association for 2016-2017
IV.M. Approve Membership in the Minnesota Charter School Association for 2016-2017
IV.N. Second reading and approval Policy 516, Student Medications.
IV.O. Hire Michael Pelofske, .4 Dean of Students-Teacher on Special Assignment
IV.P. Hire Scott Featherstone, Education Assistant
IV.Q. Approve pay increase for Melissa Hernandez, Lower School Secretary.
Description:  $14.65 to 1$6.75
IV.R. Approve pay increase for Kim Hyvainen, Nutritional Services Coordinator.
IV.S. Approve pay increase for Meghan Kelly, Accounts Payable/Receivable - Payroll Assistant.
IV.T. Approve to Hire additional summer school teachers.
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
Description:  The School Board welcomes input from community members and staff. A "Citizen
Participation" time is available at the beginning of the meeting. Please adhere to the following
guidelines outlined in Policy 203.
• Input should be short (approx. 2 minutes or less)
• Comments should be germane to the agenda and respectful.
• Repetition should be avoided if possible; new input is best
• When the Business section of the meeting begins, citizen input should cease. Occasionally,
if a topic is controversial, the Board Chair may choose to allow more citizen input during that
particular agenda item. The Board Chair may also request input from the citizens if more
expertise or clarification is needed on a topic.
VI. REPORTS
VI.A. Board Chair
VI.B. Executive Director
VI.B.a. Annual Calendar
VI.B.b. Membership
VI.B.c. Executive Director/Board Goals
VI.C. Standing Committee Report
VI.C.a. Governance
VI.C.b. Finance and Budget
VI.C.c. Academic Excellence
VI.D. Ad Hoc Committee Reports
VI.D.a. Development
VI.D.b. Climate
VI.E. NPTO
VII. BUSINESS
VII.A. Approve resolution declaring reimbursement intent in connection with a project undertaken by Nova Classical Academy and the Issuance of Tax Exempt Bonds to Provide Financing.
VII.B. Authorize Friends of Nova to engage Piper Jaffary for the underwriting and issuance of new bonds as part of refinancing and potential property acquisition.
VII.C. Authorize Friends of Nova to engage Craig Keppler of Lindquist & Venum as legal counsel for the issuance of new bonds as part of refinancing and potential property acquisition. 
VII.D. Approve MDE Review and Comment Document for Bond Re-issuance
VII.E. Second Reading and approval of Student/Parent handbook.
VII.F. Approve to Discontinue Business Director Position.
VII.G. Approve Contract for Belz, Kes, Darling and Associates to conduct Business services for Nova.
VII.H. Authorize Electronic Transfers
VII.I. Approve Designation of Depositories.
VIII. PERSONNEL
VIII.A. Approve to pay Nancy Baumann for unused PTO time.
VIII.A.a. Absent of Language regarding Personal Time Off payout for non teaching and non EA staff, we're recommending the board offer unused Personal Time Off consistent with Teachers and Education Assistants.
IX. Adjourn
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