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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA AUGUST 28, 2018 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

AUGUST 28, 2018

REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board conference room.

Members present: Julian Bertogliat, Jerry Frederick, Mark Nyholm, Jeff Salo, Margaret Sunnarborg and Superintendent Aaron Fischer. Members absent: Todd Rengo. Jeff Salo appointed Clerk Pro Tem.

Call the Meeting to Order

Chairperson Bertogliat called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Jeff Salo to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the Consent Agenda items:

Approve the minutes of the July 24, 2018 regular School Board meeting.

Approve the checks as follows:

Date Check #s Total

7/25/18 85848-84857 $30,155.56

7/25/18 85858-85902 $86,616.02

7/30/18 85903-85906 $2,456.83

8/7/18 85907-85915 $22,833.03

8/14/18 85916-85969 $251,885.41

8/15/18 85970-85983 $103,785.22

Donation received from Moline Machinery of a Bridgeport Mill for robotics.

Personnel - Fall Coaching update - 8th grade volleyball coach Stephanie Bandelin $1,920.00.

Fundraiser Requests:

P.I.E. - Club Choice sale of frozen food items.

All Night Grad Party (ANGP) - B & B Wagon at Homecoming.

ANGP - Gift Card Sales.

ANGP - Spirit Night at Cloquet Dairy Queen.

ANGP - B & B Wagon at Esko Spring Rummage Sales.

Treasurer's Report:

June 2018 after end-of-year adjustments.

July 2018.

Date 7/13/18

Payroll Type Summer

Checks #106642-016650

for $72,454.19

Direct Deposits $150,895.35

Electronic Payments $107,429.56

Grand Total $330,779.10

Date 7/13/18

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #106680-106695

for $14,039.92

Direct Deposits $30,871.41

Electronic Payments $16,531.20

Grand Total $61,442.53

Date 7/31/18

Payroll Type Summer

Checks #106651-106659

for $72,454.19

Direct Deposits $150,895.39

Electronic Payments $107,429.48

Grand Total $330,779.06

Date 7/31/18

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #106696-106708

for $13,492.82

Direct Deposits $34,539.80

Electronic Payments $17,281.72

Grand Total $65,314.34

July 2018 Electronic Transfer Report

Date 7/13/18

Acct. Transferred From Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $500,000.00

Date 7/18/18

Acct. Transferred From Republic Bank

Acct. Transferred Into MN Dept. of Rev. (sales tax payment)

Amount $380.00

Date 7/27/18

Acct. Transferred From Assoc. Bank (PMA

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $300,000.00)

Date 7/31/18

Acct. Transferred From Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $315,000.00

Date 7/27/18

Acct. Transferred From Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into Northland Securities (bond payment)

Amount $24,150.00

Date 7/27/18

Acct. Transferred From Assoc. Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into US Bank (bond payment)

Amount $45,275.00

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: Staff Development

Kristy Streveler presented the Staff Development Plan for 2018/2019. The elementary staff will be using the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids and the high school has a goal of social emotional learning. Ms. Streveler thanked the Board for their support of staff development.

Approve the 2018/2019 Staff Development Plan

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the 2018/2019 staff development plan. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Additional iPad Purchase

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Mark Nyholm to authorize the purchase of additional iPads and cases in an amount up to $9,900 to meet the needs of additional students and for the additional kindergarten section. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Esko Education Center Project Update

Justin Maaninga of ICS was present to discuss the building project. They hope to have the lower level completed by Friday August 31, 2018, depending upon weather. He discussed the possibility of replacing the East door and what the cost and benefits would be.

Approve Color Option for Esko Education Center

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve color option #2 for the building carpet, tile, etc. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Hire of Jon Linder

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the hire of Jon Linder as part-time cleaner for four hours per day beginning September 4, 2018. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the 2018/2019 Adult Meal Prices

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jeff Salo to approve the 2018/2019 Adult Lunch price at $3.75 and Adult Breakfast price at $1.80. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Policy 902.1 Community Use of School Facilities

A second reading was heard of Policy 902.1 Community Use of School Facilities. Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve Policy 902.1 Community Use of School Facilities. (Copy of policy on file in the office of the supt.). Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the High School Student Handbook

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the High School Student handbook with no content changes. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of the Winterquist Student Handbook

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Jeff Salo to approve the Winterquist Student Handbook with no content changes. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of the Staff Handbook

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Jeff Salo to approve the Staff Handbook with the change of removing reference to the copy center. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of the Paraprofessional Handbook

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the Paraprofessional Handbook with no content changes. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Food Service Employee Handbook

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the Food Service Employee Handbook as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Transportation Handbook

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Jeff Salo to approve the Transportation Handbook as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Community Education Handbook

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the Community Education Handbook with the change of removing reference to the copy center. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Milk Provider for 2018/2019

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jerry Frederick to approve Jack's Hometown Dairy as 2018/2019 milk provider per quote. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Bread Provider for 2018/2019

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve Pan-O-Gold as the provider for the purchase and delivery of bread products for the 2018/2019 school year per their quote. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Transportation Fuel Provider for 2018/2019

Moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Mark Nyholm to approve Como Oil & Propane as the provider for the purchase and delivery of transportation fuel products for the 2018/2019 school year per their quote, pending clarification of questions. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the 2018/2019 Extra Curricular Faculty Assignments

Moved by Julian Bertogliat, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the 2018/2019 Extra Curricular Faculty Assignments as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the superintendent.) Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Set Truth-In-Taxation Meeting

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to set the Truth-In-Taxation meeting date. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room. The regular Board meeting will be held at 6:30 or following the Truth-in-Taxation meeting that evening. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports

Principals' Reports:

Elementary School - Principal Brian Harker reported that reported that today was the teachers' first day back. There was a much different feel to the building this year. He thanked the custodial staff for their cleaning and for the assembling of new furniture. The elementary open house will be Thursday, August 30, 2018. School pictures will be taken that night. He also reported that all open positions have been filled.

High School - Principal Greg Hexum reported that there was good support for new staff and that they all had a good first day today. He also provided results of last year's testing.

Board Committee Reports:

Julian Bertogliat - ARCC meeting.

Superintendent's Report:

Supt. Aaron Fischer reported:

Supt. Fischer, Julian Bertogliat, and Jeff Salo met with a property owner about the possible purchase for a future bus garage. Supt. Fischer has contacted an attorney regarding the legal arrangements for a purchase. He has been in contact with Thomson Township regarding water, and sewer hook up.

Congratulations & Commendations

Thanks to the custodial staff for getting the building ready for school.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Jerry Frederick, second by Jeff Salo to adjourn at 8:12 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Jeff Salo

Clerk Pro Tem

Pine Journal: Oct. 4, 2018 #2685156

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