LEGALS

9-18-2014


PROCEEDINGS OF
ST. LOUIS COUNTY SCHOOLS ISD 2142
The regular meeting of the School Board of St. Louis County Schools Independent School District 2142 was held Monday, August 25, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion/second to approve the Agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Superintendent Sallee presented his report. 1) Cherry School Expansion Project is behind schedule, neither wing will be complete before the start of school. 2) Spent a full day visiting with community members in Tower, Cook and Orr. Met with Jody Feist and her boss at Cook Community Credit Union who explained the BOSS Program [Bunch of Students Savings] they have implemented at North Woods, and discussed the possibility of expanding the program into the other schools. 3) Received a call from I Falls Superintendent who is interested in forming a wrestling co-op; will be meeting to initially discuss, planning to involve ADs of the representative schools at future meetings, and possibly representatives from both Boards as well. 4) Will be working on procedures to establish a budget for Capital items, to be presented to the SB. All Principals have been given $5000 to work with in their respective schools; a list of the items to be covered with those funds will be compiled and submitted to the Board for approval. 5) Beginning in September, a treasurer's report will be presented monthly by Kim at a Regular SB Meeting, and the Finance Committee will begin meeting on a regular basis. 6) Some contracts are beginning to be settled; want to assure the Board that we are still very much within budget and are watching that closely when negotiating. 7) Congratulations to Nancy Glowaski on being recognized by the MSBA for completing Phase I, II and III training. 8) Thank you to Troy Swanson for all of the time and effort he has put into marketing 2142, including doing so through Facebook.
Discussion was initiated by B. Larson regarding how we can let contractors in our District know when we're doing projects. Suggestions: put something in the District newsletter, create a list of independent contractors in our district and contact those in the area of the project.
Principals Kelly Engman, Andy Bernard, and Scott Hall provided reports on Northeast Range, South Ridge, and Cherry Schools respectively. (Principal John Metsa was unable to attend the meeting, thus no report on North Woods or Tower-Soudan Schools.)
DaNeil Sirjord presented an Early Childhood Report. Parents are encouraged to call to register for Learning Readiness, if they have not yet done so, to ensure their child has a space, as few spaces remain at each school. Participation numbers for 2013-2014 were reviewed, and remain high. Families are encouraged to make certain they are on the mailing list. Parent program comments summarized keep doing all you're doing for early childhood, we want more! DaNeil thanked the SB for their continued support of ECFE.
SB Negotiation Committee reported a tentative agreement has been reached with the Clerical Unit.
Comments from Visitors: NE Range parent Beth Morgan thanked Superintendent Sallee for attending the recent Community Task Force meeting, Principal Kelly Engman and the SB for all they're doing for NE Range, and DaNeil Sirjord for all she is doing for ECFE and LR at NE Range. Beth also urged the District to address MCA scores.
Motion/second to approve Consent Agenda items: Minutes of August 11, 2014 Regular School Board Meeting and Bill List August 1-20, 2014. Discussion regarding payment to CAL Contracting in the amount of $12,685 which contract was not approved prior to the work being done. Although of concern to the SB, Member C. Larson noted this is not a regular occurrence, having happened for the first time in his 37 years on the Board. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Jeff Oian, on a consulting basis, for up to 5 days, to review technology in the District and make recommendations to maximize the investment that has been made in technology. Motion carried.
Motion/second to revise the 2014-2015 school calendar as follows: August 28, 2014, Building Meetings 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Open House 3 to 6 p.m. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve Memorandum of Understanding between Arrowhead Head Start and LEA (Local Education Agency) St. Louis County Schools ISD 2142, creating a joint program between Learning Readiness and Head Start at Northeast Range School. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve staff being able to enter athletic games, and all school events, with their staff ID badge, at no charge. School Board members would be issued District-wide All Season Passes. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve a budgeted amount of $55,000 for renovations to the District Office. Motion carried.
Motion/second to recall Jessica Bialke to a 0.7 FTE tenured teaching contract for the 2014-2015 school year, effective August 27, 2014, and to place her on special assignment to the extent of 0.5 FTE as Dean of Students, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement between ISD 2142 and Education Minnesota St. Louis County. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Hope Christianson a 720-hour probationary Title I teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, at Step 1, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Susan Moriarity a 1.0 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to securing a 3-year Non-Renewable Teaching License and a variance, at Step D / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Joel Anderson a 1.0 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check and to securing variances as needed, 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 Crystal Poppler a 1.0 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, at Step D / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept Peg Makkyla's retirement as an Elementary Teacher at Northeast Range School, effective August 17, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept Cheyenne Deters' resignation from her position as a Science Teacher at South Ridge School, effective August 18, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept Heidi Owens' resignation from her position as a Special Education Teacher at Cherry School, effective August 20, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept Rachel Johnson's resignation from her position as a van driver for North Woods School, effective August 22, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept Ryan Lucas' resignation from his position as Assistant Football Coach at Cherry School, effective August 8, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to correct the placement of Jennifer Kaufenberg, offered a 1.0 FTE probationary teaching contract effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, to Step D / Lane BA. Motion carried.
Motion/second to correct the placement of Marie Freitas, offered a 1.0 FTE probationary teaching contract effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, to Step F / Lane BA. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve the following changes to the Business Manager's contract: Severance ­ eliminate this language from the tentative agreement if the following is approved:
· No salary increase for the 2011-2012 school year ($79,590.60)
· No salary increase for the 2012-2013 school year ($79,590.60)
· $1500 stipend for the 2013-2014 school year
· Salary increase to $88,000 effective 7/1/2014 for the 2014-2015 school year
· Salary increase to $90,000 effective 7/1/2015 for the 2015-2016 school year
If the above salary is approved, increase employee contribution to health care premium from current 5% to 11%, effective 9/1/2014.
Option to obtain family dental coverage, with the premium for the difference between single coverage and family coverage being 100% employee's responsibility. Motion carried.
(It was recommended that SB Member Lynette Zupetz be hired as a Substitute Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year, however no action was taken due to one SB member questioning whether such a vote would require majority approval or unanimous approval for continued employment. Note: Majority approval at a meeting at which all SB members are present is required for continued employment.)
Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. Sept. 18 - 1


PROCEEDINGS OF
ST. LOUIS COUNTY SCHOOLS ISD 2142
A Special Meeting of the School Board of St. Louis County Schools Independent School District 2142 was held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the District Office.
Motion/second to approve adding an additional elementary teacher at North Woods School to bring down the class size of the 6th grade. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Tony DeLeon a 0.1 FTE tenured teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at his current Step and Lane, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Sheri Carlson a 0.4 FTE tenured teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step F / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Kristen Kenjalo a 0.3 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to securing a variance, at Step D / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Katherine Jann (Mickle) a 1.0 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, at Step F / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Lori Udovich a 0.4 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to securing proper licensure, at Step D / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Karlene Leseman a 1.0 FTE teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check and to securing a variance, at Step E / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Paige Uggerud a 0.6 FTE teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to securing proper licensure, at Step D / Lane BA, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Jennifer Rinerson as a Cook Aide at Cherry School, 4 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 Food Service and Teamsters General Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Cindy Ulshafer as a Cook Aide at South Ridge School, 4 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 Food Service and Teamsters General Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Lucille DeMaris as a Teachers' Aide at Northeast Range School, 4.5 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 Teacher Aides (Library/Media Center Aide) and Teamsters General Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Lucille DeMaris as a Cook Aide at Northeast Range School, 2 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 Food Service and Teamsters General Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Faith Rautiola as a Cook Aide at North Woods School, 4 hours/day M-F, effective September 2, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 Food Service and Teamsters General Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Sandra Lundgren as a Cook Aide at North Woods School, 4 hours/day M-F, effective September 8, 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 Food Service and Teamsters General Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve payment of bills as presented (pay date August 29, 2014). Motion carried.
Jeff Oian, Technology Director for a 5-school district consortium in Southern Minnesota was hired on a consulting basis to review technology in the District and make recommendations to maximize the investment that has been made in technology. Jeff was on-site August 27-29 and reported his findings to the School Board in written report form and via Skype at today's meeting. The infrastructure is great good equipment and have what we need, cabling in buildings is perfect District has invested a lot of money wisely. Identified 3 major items which need immediate attention Windows licensing, MDM (mobile device manager) software and maintenance, Wireless Controller upgrade. Other smaller needs exist. Overall need is for some organization provide levels of access, define roles, and provide training; when school staff has a question or problem, should go to next level (i.e. teachers go to building tech) rather than directly to Barry or Teresa. Have Barry go to 1 building/day (less assistance needed in Tower, so possibly 2nd day in another school with issues), Teresa office at NW and assume network and server role (and since on site there, possibly provide assistance needed by NW building tech so Barry doesn't have to go there as often). Should be able to get top 3 items fixed hopefully within 2 to 3 weeks (on outside edge, 2 to 3 months). Some things will take little time. Hard to do some things during the school year, so would put a plan in place for those items and hit them hard right away in June 2015.
Motion/second to authorize Superintendent Sallee to hire Jeff Oian to provide further consulting service as needed in order to provide direction and training necessary to resolve inefficiencies and items requiring attention. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned 11:00 a.m. Sept. 18 - 1


ORR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 11, 2014
The Public Hearing and regularly scheduled meeting of the Orr City Council were held Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Orr City Hall.
Mayor Joel Astleford called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Present: Mayor Joel Astleford
Councilperson Bruce Black
Councilperson Ericka Cote
Councilperson Lloyd Scott
Councilperson Tom Kennebeck
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck, to approve the consent agenda consisting of: Minutes of Regular Council Meeting July 11, 2014; and Expenditures in the amount of $112,226.76. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Following the presentation of the City of Orr's Well Head Protection Rule by Chris Parthum, a motion was made by Tom Kennebeck, second by Lloyd Scott to approve the PUBLIC HEARING. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Lloyd Scott, second by Bruce Black, to Accept the Bid for Propane for the 2014-15 Heating Season from Lakes Gas at the cost of $1.445 per gallon. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote to approve a Bingo Gambling Permit for a benefit at the Orr Legion Building for Friends of the Parks for the Nova Rutchasky benefit. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Lloyd Scott, to accept a Donation to the Orr Fire Department in the amount of $200.00 from Terry and Marilynne Raissier. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck to approve the request for the Grant Reimbursement to St. Louis County in the amount of $125,098.15 for the City of Orr/Carefree Living Project. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Ericka Cote, second by Lloyd Scott, to accept the transfer of the first half of the 2014 Orr Ambulance Levy in the amount of $35,432.50 into a 4M account. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck to approve the Letter of Intercept Agreement between the Orr Ambulance Service and the Virginia Fire Department Ambulance. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Lloyd Scott, to approve Mutual Aid Agreement between the Orr Ambulance Service and Virginia Fire Dept. Ambulance. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck, to hire Charles "Chet" Nieman for the Liquor Store Manager position and replace outgoing Manager Bobbi Malecha's name with his name on the Orr Municipal Liquor Store ATM Account. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
DEPARTMENT HEADS:
Airport: Airport manager Tim Lilya reported that there will be a Capital Improvement Plan Meeting for the Airport in September. The airport sold 1200 gallons of Jet A fuel and 400 gallons of 100LL fuel last month.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Lloyd Scott to approve rental of the airport lobby to private parties at the rate of $35.00. All in Favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Water and Wastewater: Maintenance Supervisor Paul Koch reported that he had taken some vacation time. Street lines have been painted and a hydrant had to be taken apart.
Orr Volunteer Fire Department: Chief Dallas Johnson reported that the firefighters will be taking the practical exam on Sunday. Chief Johnson requested that the fire department budget be adjusted to buy a motor for the rescue boat. Chief Johnson also requested that a city E-bay account be set up to sell the 1976 GMC brush truck with 7,000 miles as well as a second engine.
The City Clerk will set up an account.
The Orr Relief Association has discussed raising the retirement fund contribution from $6,500 to $7,500.
Ambulance Department: Ericka Cote reported that the ambulance is working on it's new by-laws.
Library: Tom Kennebeck reported that the shelving will be hung in the Library on Thursday and that the Wi-Fi is now up and running.
Tourist Information Center: It has been a busy month at the Information Center. Everything is going well.
Comments from Visitors and Comments from Council Members: No comments.
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Bruce Black , to adjourn the meeting. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Meeting adjourned at 7:59 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Louise Redmond Joel R. Astleford
Clerk/Treasurer Mayor
Sept. 18 - 1


 


 


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