INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2711
MESABI EAST SCHOOLS
AURORA, MN 55705

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING
April 3, 2017

CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Board Meeting was called to order by Vice-Chair Cyndi Worshek at 5:30 p.m. on April 3, 2017 in the Robert L. Olson Conference Room, with the following in answer to roll call.

ROLL CALL:

Present:   Directors Donna Stevens, Robert Hill, Gene Maki, Kathy Undeland, Cyndi Worshek

Absent:   Director Walt Hautala

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

AGENDA APPROVAL:  Moved by Director  Hill seconded by Director Maki to approve the agenda as amended by adding 9.13 District Reserve Licensure position.

All in favor---Motion passed.

DISTRICT PATRON AND VISITOR COMMENTS:  None.

Consent Agenda:  Moved by Director Undeland, seconded by Director Stevens to approve
the consent agenda as presented:  Computer checks, Payroll and Hand Payables in the
amount of $1,285,338.31; Regular Board Meeting Minutes of March 6, 2017.

All in favor---Motion passed.

Request for Milk Quotes:  Moved by Director Maki, seconded by Director Stevens to approve
the request for milk quotes as attached.

All in favor---Motion passed.

Request for Bread Quotes:  Moved by Director Undeland, seconded by Director Stevens to
approve the request for bread quotes as attached.

All in favor---Motion passed.

Request for Food Quotes:  Moved by Director Hill, seconded by Director Stevens to approve
the request for food quotes as attached.

All in favor---Motion passed.

Minutes                                April 3, 2017

JH Track Coach:  Moved by Director Hill, seconded by Director Stevens to approve the
addition of another JH Track Coach due to the large number of participants.

All in favor---Motion passed.

Spring Coaching Recommendations:  Moved by Director Maki, seconded by Director
Undeland to approve the following spring coaching recommendations:  David Poppema –
Volunteer Golf Coach; Chad Thomas – JH Softball Coach; Pam Thomas - Volunteer Softball
Coach; Crystal Pokorny - Volunteer Softball Coach; Kevin Polla - Volunteer Softball Coach;
Jared Anderson- JH Track Coach (Pending Approval or Volunteer); Gregg Allen - Volunteer
Track Coach.

All in favor---Motion passed.

Radon Testing Report:  Moved by Director Undeland, seconded by Director Maki to approve
the attached Radon Test Results Report as presented.

All in favor---Motion passed

School Bus and Type III Vehicle Purchases:  Moved by Director Undeland, seconded by
Director Stevens to approve the request for School Bus and Type III Vehicle purchases for
the 2017-2018 school year as follows:  Two (2) Handicap Buses in the amount of
$188,698.82 ($94,349,41 each); One (1) Type III Vehicle in the amount of $27,242.56.

All in favor---Motion passed.

Janitor/Bus Driver Position:   Moved by Director Hill, seconded by Director Stevens to
approve hiring for a Janitor/Bus Driver position.

All in favor---Motion passed.
                               
Building Expertise 2017 Conference:  Moved by Director Undeland, seconded by
Director Stevens to approve out-of-state travel for Amy Maki to attend the Building
Expertise 2017 Conference in Florida on June 14, 15 and 16.  Mrs. Maki is a presenter at the
conference.

All in favor---Motion passed.

Permanent Fund Transfer Resolution:  Member Hill introduced the following resolution and
moved its adoption:

PERMANENT FUND TRANSFER RESOLUTION

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 2711, State of Minnesota, as follows:

    Per MN Laws 2013, Chapter 116, article 7, section 19, authorizes school districts and charter schools to make permanent fund transfers through the end of the fiscal year 2015 (authority has been extended through FY ’17) if the following conditions are met; and, the transfer is approved by the commissioner:

1.    The transfer does not increase state aid obligations to the district or result in additional property tax authority for the district,
2.    Funds are not transferred out of the community service fund, the food service fund, or the reserved account for staff development in the general fund; and
3.    The school board approves the transfer after adopting this resolution stating that the transfer will not diminish instructional opportunities for students.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member  Maki, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Directors Hill, Worshek, Maki, Undeland, Stevens

and the following voted against the same:   None.

whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Request to Transfer Funds:  Moved by Director Undeland, seconded by Director Hill to
approve the request to transfer $10,000 from the Restricted Community Service Fund
Balance (464) to the Reserved Balance for Community Education (431).

All in favor---Motion passed.

Accept Donations:   Moved by Director Undeland, seconded by Director Stevens to accept the following donations:  Monetary donation of $1,218 to be used for Project Elf.

All in favor---Motion passed.

District Reserve Licensure Position:  Moved by Director Undeland, seconded by Director Hill to approve Molly Wiedenhoft to use District Reserve Licensure funds to pursue Licensure in Early Childhood Special Education.

All in favor---Motion passed.

NEXT MEETING:  Regular School Board Meeting, Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:30 p.m. – Robert
L. Olson Conference Room.

Adjournment:  Moved by Director Undeland seconded by Director Stevens to adjourn at 6:15 p.m.

All in favor---Motion passed.

ATTEST:



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