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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99 ESKO, MINNESOTA SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 REGULAR MEETING

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 99

ESKO, MINNESOTA

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

REGULAR MEETING

The Esko Board of Education, Independent School District No. 99, Esko, Minnesota, held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 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 7:02 p.m.

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda Items

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jerr Frederick to approve the Consent Agenda items:

Approve the minutes of the August 28, 2018 regular School Board meeting.

Approve the checks as follows:

Date Check #s Total

8/29/18 85984-86046 $115,421.48

8/30/18 86047 $57.96

9/12/18 86048-86153 $117,266.40

9/19/18 86154 $4,000.00

Treasurer's Report:

August 2018:

Date 8/15/18

Payroll Type Summer

Checks #106660-106668 for $72,454.19

Direct Deposits $150,895.21

Electronic Payments $107,429.84

Grand Total $330,779.24

Date 8/15/18

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #106709-106724 for $14,532.11

Direct Deposits $34,615.59

Electronic Payments $17,760.52

Grand Total $66,908.32

Date 8/31/18

Payroll Type Summer

Checks #106669-106677 for $72,455.41

Direct Deposits $150,893.45

Electronic Payments $107,428.21

Grand Total $330,777.07

Date 8/31/18

Payroll Type Regular

Checks #106725-106736 for $13,112.49

Direct Deposits $33,529.10

Electronic Payments $33,529.10

Grand Total $63,520.23

August 2018 Electronic Transfer Report:

Date 8/03/18

Acct. Transferred From MSDLAF Daily Acct

Acct. Transferred Into Associated Bank (PMA)

Amount $2,455.77

Date 8/15/18

Acct. Transferred From Associated Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $700,000.00

Date 8/15/18

Acct. Transferred From Associated Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into MSDLAF Daily Account

Amount $24.85

Date 8/31/18

Acct. Transferred From Associated Bank (PMA)

Acct. Transferred Into Republic Bank

Amount $400,000.00

Personnel:

Change in fall coaching - reduction in one varsity assistant football coach and reallocation of coaching stipends.

11th grade class advisor - Matt Leibfried.

One-act Play co-directors - Anna Kemptar and Heather Olson.

Fall Play - directors will split director and assistant stipends evenly.

Paraprofessional time increase for Sharon Bertogliat in the amount of .25 hours/day.

Paraprofessional time increase for Eve Lehman in the amount of .25 hours/day.

Paraprofessional time reduced for Leann Fetter in the amount of .25 hours/day.

Paraprofessional time increase for Lindsay Hanson in the amount of .25 hours/day.

Semester I Lane Change from MA15 to MA30 - Brenda Lilly.

Semester I Lane Change from BA30 to MA - Rachel Lofald.

Semester I Lane Change from BA45 to MA - Allison Tacheny.

Semester I Lane Change from BA45 to MA - Jessica Reckinger.

Parental leave request from Nicole Fechtelkotter not to exceed 12 weeks.

Fundraiser Requests:

Destination Imagination - Hanging basket sales, Yankee Candle sales, bake sale/basket raffle, Harvest Fest, Zombie 5K.

Music Boosters - Fruit sale.

Music Boosters - Jazz Band concert/Big Band Dance and dessert silent auction.

Music Boosters - Community Service.

Music Boosters - Arco coffee sales, bracelet sales.

Music Boosters - Chocolate, Puffin and Butterbraid sales.

Music Boosters - Fan Cloth (Eskomo apparel) sales.

Grants received:

Northland Foundation in the amount of $1,000 for PreK-3 Kindergarten preparedness.

Donations received:

RAM Mutual Insurance - school supplies for students in need.

Winterquist PIE Group - $7,250 for teacher requests.

Winterquist PIE Group - $500 for Elementary Knowledge Bowl.

Welcome Home Ranch - $300 Visa Card for winter gear and other needs.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: ICS - RAM Building/Esko Education Center

Justin Maaninga from ICS spoke to the Board regarding happenings with the construction project. He reported about some flooding issues in the lower level due to a design flaw. He presented several options from the civil engineer. The Board is leaning toward a modified version of option 3, which would add a retaining wall to that option. Mr. Maaninga is also getting firm pricing regarding the possibility of replacing the existing rooftop heating unit.

Approve a School Song Banner

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the placement of a banner with the words of the school song on it, with thanks to the Student Council for their proposal and financial support for this project. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: Esko Sports Alliance - Recognition Wall

Mr. Russ Davidson presented a report chronicling the timeline of the plan for the Esko Turf Recognition Wall and described the construction and design of the proposed structure.

Approve Esko Turf Recognition Wall

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jeff Salo to approve the proposed design of the recognition wall in the amount of up to $9,000 for the wall excluding the electrical cost. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Presentation: Visual Display

Angie Orvedahl presented a proposal for a non-interactive digital display for ongoing current events and an interactive display and touchscreen for the Hall of Fame members.

Approval to Purchase a Non-interactive Digital Display and Touchscreen

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jeff Salo to approve the purchase/installation of a non-interactive digital display and touchscreen for an amount up to $20,500 for the Hall of Fame as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Paraprofessional Position

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the posting for paraprofessional .75 hours per day. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval to Hire - Community Education Positions

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Margaret Sunnarborg to approve the following Community Education hires: Anna Ryan as School Readiness Program Assistant for 3.5 hours per day, two days per week, effection September 11, 2018; Emily Davey as Kids Plus worker to assist current Kids Plus worker due to his new teaching assignment, for 5 hours per week and Emily's Cool Kids hours will be reduced to accommodate this new assignment; Nikki Benedix as Cool Kids Program Assistant for 11 hours per week effective September 26, 2018; Jill Liupakka as community expert Parent Educator for ECFE Program for between 5.75 hours and 8.25 hours per week. Effective September 26, 2018; Nicole Reed as ECFE teacher at 5.5 hours per week effective September 26, 2018. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve the Proposed Levy 2018 Payable 2019

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the proposed levy 2018 payable 2019 at the "maximum" amount. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Capital Purchase - Elementary Art Classroom

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jerry Frederick to approve the capital purchase of a projector and mount for the elementary art classroom in the amount of $1,075.00. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2019

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve the Revised Budget for fiscal year 2019. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

2018 - 2019 Revised Budget

September, 2018

Fund General Fund (fund 1)

Revenues $11,520,952

Expenditures $11,521,038

Fund Food Service Fund (fund 2)

Revenues $451,390

Expenditures $445,693

Fund Transportation Fund (fund 3)

Revenues $391,255

Expenditures $514,857

Fund Community Service

Fund (fund 4)

Revenues $468,506

Expenditures $428,909

Fund Capital Operating

Fund (fund 5)

Revenues $519,977

Expenditures $542,922

Fund Building Construction

Fund (fund 6)

Revenues $0

Expenditures $687,528

Fund Debt Service Fund (fund 7)

Revenues $1,038,246

Expenditures $1,052,833

Fund Irrevocable OPEB Trust

(fund 45)

Revenues $19,474

Expenditures $45,630

Fund OPEB Bonds Debt Service

(fund 47)

Revenues $0

Expenditures $0

Total Budget:

Revenues $14,409,800

Expenditures $15,239,410

Approve Additional Capital Purchases

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jeff Salo to approve additional capital purchases as follows: Counter in elementary principal's office $3,000; Blacktop path between ball fields for an additional $4,500; Entry rugs in the amount of $1,500. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval to Change December 2018 School Board Meeting to December 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. and the Truth-in-Taxation meeting to December 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Moved by Mark Nyholm, second by Jerry Frederick to change the December 2018 School Board meeting to Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. and the Truth-in-Taxation meeting to Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to be held in the Board Conference room. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approve Resolution of School Board Supporting Form A Application to Minnesota State High School League

Moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to approve a Resolution of the School Board Supporting From A Application to the Minnesota State High School League. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Administrative Reports

Principals' Reports:

Elementary School - Principal Brian Harker reported that the elementary school is off to a great start. He thanked the Board for their willingness to adjust and add additional paraprofessional time. Staff Development is working on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids.

High School - Principal Greg Hexum reported that the Wednesday October 17, 2018 is a county-wide staff development day. There will be service learning opportunities for the Monday and Tuesday of that week.

Board Committee Reports:

Mark Nyholm - Turf Club Committee and RAM building issues.

Superintendent's Report:

Supt. Aaron Fischer reported:

The legal description of the property the Board is considering for a possible bus garage site has been sent off for legal review.

Clarification regarding the fuel bids has been received. The price is the current rack cost at the time of delivery plus markup.

PSEO enrollment continues to grow.

Enrollment update.

Congratulations & Commendations

To the district office staff for the 2018 School Finance Award.

Irene Tout and her staff for all their work due to the recent failure of the freezer and being able to still get the students fed properly.

Custodial staff for their work due to the flooding at the Esko Education Center.

Esko Sports Alliance for raising approximately $12,000 in the recent Bob Thompson Golf Tournament.

Adjournment

There being no further business, moved by Jeff Salo, second by Mark Nyholm to adjourn at 9:12 p.m. Motioned carried by unanimous vote.

Jeff Salo

Clerk Pro Tem

Pine Journal: Nov. 1, 2018 #2695305