LEGALS

10-30-2014


PROCEEDINGS OF
ST. LOUIS COUNTY SCHOOLS ISD 2142
The regular meeting to the School Board of St. Louis County Schools Independent School District 2142 was held Tuesday, October 14, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Cherry School. Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by C. Larson, seconded by Zupetz, to approve the Agenda as presented. Motion carried.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto, Deputy State Auditor Greg Hierlinger, and Asst General Counsel Mark Kerr presented the State Auditor's report in response to a petition filed for their office to examine information relative to the December 8, 2009 referendum.
Superintendent Sallee presented his report. 1) Governor Dayton has declared next week ECFE Week in the State of Minnesota. Our ECFE program is very strong, with 11 classes this year. 2) Will be putting together an Insurance Committee to look at health insurance. All bargaining units will be represented. 3) A Finance Committee Meeting will be held Oct 27 at 4:15 p.m. (before the SB Meeting) at SR School. 4) Let Kristi know if interested in attending MREA Conference Nov 17-18 in Brainerd. 5) A team will be visiting Brainerd Schools. Their test scores are phenomenal. Let Kristi know if interested. 6) Kim is working with Tech Consultant Jeff Oian, looking at various copiers. Will need 17 to 19. State of MN contract is changing Oct 15, so would like to make a decision prior to, in order to procure better pricing from vendors who offer discounts off the State contract pricing. Motion/second to authorize Superintendent Sallee to make a decision on the lease and/or purchase of copiers and then subsequently submit recommendation for approval to the SB. Motion carried. (Note: On Oct 15, Kim learned that the State of MN contract pricing will be decreasing, rather than increasing, therefore no decision will be made until after Oct 15.) 7) Will be setting date to meet at NE Range regarding the BOSS program. Two CUs in Babbitt/Embarrass will be invited, along with anyone else who wants to offer feedback. Suggestion to advertise the meeting. 8) Jeff Oian is continuing to offer assistance with technology in the district, coming up for approx 2-3 days per month to work with staff, as well as otherwise being available by phone/e-mail. He is very good at providing feedback and communicating with everyone, and will continuously update the SB. Some issues and challenges remain, but hope to have things running much smoother by the end of the school year. May want to look at contracting a specific number of days on an on-going basis. 9) Very appreciative of the SB for allowing me to do my job, calling with questions/input, ability to have candidate conversations, being supportive.
Rollie Dethloff, Cherry Student Council Web Editor and Northeast Division President, presented a program on Cherry and NED Student Council. Cherry has a very active Student Council, with strong leadership coming from the group.
Doug Hildebrand and Nick Anderson from ARI provided an update on the Cherry Expansion project, praising Tom Cundy for the vital role he played in the success of the project, and thanking Principal Hall, Superintendent Sallee, SB Member Lynette Zupetz, and the entire SB for their support. The project is nearly complete. From both delivery and budget perspectives, this has been a successful project. Tom shared his perspective the project went well, the partnership between ARI and the District was good with daily communication. Warranties will be delivered material warranties vary contractor warranty is one year from date of substantial completion. Punch list items should be provided to Tom directly or through Principal Hall. A walk-through at 10 months will be scheduled. An Open House will be scheduled to celebrate.
Motion/second to approve Consent Agenda items and recognize and thank donors for their generous support of our schools: September 23, 2014 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes; Bill List Sep 19-Oct 9, 2014; Donations South Ridge School $1500 C.C. Riders Snowmobile Club, $783.26 Target Take Charge of Education, $250 Anonymous Donor, $50 Walmart Hermantown, $25 Cub Foods Hermantown, $21.42 Graduating Senior Students (Class of 2014), $20 Shopko Hermantown, Juice & Igloo Cooler McDonalds Cloquet, Cherry School $500 Walmart Local Facility Giving Program Grant, Northeast Range School $300 Woman's Life, North Woods School $144.05 PTO, $125 Cook Area Credit Union, $50 Brett & Audrey Hagen, $50 Jennifer Zallar, $50 Randy & Wendy Long, $50 Frederikus & Rebecca Trip, $40 Ryan & Denise Holman, $25 Terry & Jana Carlson, $25 Karis & Robert Antikainen, $25 Jason & Jenny Panichi, $25 Donald & Rebecca Luecken, $25 Christopher & Dawn Bogdan, $25 Nelson Wood Prodcuts of Togo, Inc.; Fond du Lac College ­ college in the Schools Agreement and Concurrent Enrollment Aid Application. Motion carried.
Motion/second to grant permission for six students from NE Range School and North Woods School to travel to the 31st Annual Chorfest Tri-State Honor Choir Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Campus on Thursday, November 6, 2014, along with their Instructor, Mrs. Azzabi. Motion carried.
Motion/second to ratify the 2013-2016 Paraprofessionals, Teaching Assistants, ITV Teaching Assistants, Library Assistants, Teacher's Aides, ISS Monitors Contract as presented. Motion carried.
Motion/second to ratify the 2013-2016 Food Service Contract as presented. Motion carried.
Motion/second to ratify the 2013-2016 Indian Education Contract as presented. Motion carried.
Motion/second to ratify the 2013-2016 Health Services (COTA) Contract as presented. Motion carried.
Motion/second to ratify the 2011-2013 Clerical Unit Contract as presented, with the following corrections/changes:
Page 26, Article XIV Sec 1 Subd 1 - Change "Schedule A" to "Appendix A" and delete "Schedule B". Motion carried.
Motion/second to ratify the 2013-2015 Clerical Unit Contract as presented, with the following corrections/changes:
Page 17, Article X Sec 3 - Change to read: Up to five (5) days leave shall be allowed with pay for a death in the employee's immediate family. Two (2) of the five (5) days will be subject to the discretion of the Superintendent depending on the circumstances. Immediate family is defined as the employee's spouse, child, parent, parent-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, grandchild, and step relationships of family members as named in this section, or other relative living in the same household as the employee. Up to three (3) days leave shall be allowed with pay for a death in the employee's close family. Close family is defined as the employee's uncle, aunt, niece or nephew.
Page 21, Article XIII Sec 2 Subd 2.1A - Change "95%" to "90%"
Page 22, Article XIII Sec 2 Subd 2.2A - Change "95%" to "90%"
Page 26, Article XIII Sec 9 - Change to read: Eligible employees may participate in a single dental insurance benefit program. For eligible, active employees who are enrolled in the dental program and working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week, the Employer shall pay the full single premium beginning on the 1st month after the School Board approves the contract. Eligible, active employees who are enrolled in the dental program and working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week will have the option to obtain family dental coverage, with the premium for the difference between single coverage and family coverage being 100% the employee's responsibility.
Page 26, Article XIV Sec 1 - Change "Schedule A" to "Appendix A" and delete "Schedule B". Change "June 30, 2014" to "June 30, 2015". Add: For contract year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, the district shall pay all employees covered by this agreement a one-time bonus of $435 based on their FTE. For purpose of the one-time bonus, thirty-two and one-half (32.5) hours shall be considered as 1.0 FTE. Motion carried.
Motion/second to ratify the 2013-2015 Principals' Contract as presented. Motion carried.
The following resolution was introduced, seconded, and adopted:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND CALLING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION
Motion/second to offer Tucky Dill a 1.0 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective September 29, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step H / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Marian Azzabi a 0.05 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective September 4, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at her existing Step/Lane (H/MAEQ), with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Melissa Morse an Instructional Aide (Paraprofessional) position, 6.5 hours/day M&Th, effective September 29, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 Paraprofessionals. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Lisa Fosness an Instructional Aide (Paraprofessional) position, 6.5 hours/day M,T,Th,F and 5.5 hours/day W, effective September 29, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 Paraprofessionals. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Joey Ruotsalainen a Library Assistant position, 6.5 hours/day M,T,Th,F and 5.5 hours/day W, effective September 26, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 Library Assistants. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Samantha Reichensperger a Teacher Aide position, 1.5 hours/day M-F, effective September 2, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 Teacher's Aides. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Debra Kumferman a Bus Driver position M-F a.m. & p.m. routes, effective September 13, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 70 Bus Drivers. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Jeremy Argir as Assistant Football Coach at Cherry School, 5/8 of season/stipend, for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Sheri Carlson, 0.2 FTE Parent Educator at Northeast Range School, effective August 27, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Debra Kumferman, Van Driver at Northeast Range School, effective September 12, 2014, contingent upon being hired as bus Driver at Northeast Range School effective September 13, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Bill Marino, Assistant Football Coach at Cherry School, effective September 15, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Derik Bjorgo, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Cherry School, effective October 1, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Bobbi Maish, Community Education Coordinator at South Ridge School, effective December 31, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve unpaid Leave of Absence request of Amanda Koivisto for the dates requested. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned 6:25 p.m.
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