LEGALS

10-19-2017


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
October 3, 2017
Present: Commissioners Beth Olson, Tom Rukavina, Pete Stauber, Keith Nelson, Mike Jugovich and Chair Frank Jewell ­ 6. Absent: Commissioner Patrick Boyle ­ 1.
Resolution No. 17-588 Minutes for September 26, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 6-0.
Resolution No.17-589 Special sale of state tax forfeited land located in the city of Duluth (parcel code: 010-3180-00890) to the Duluth Economic Development Authority (DEDA) for a total purchase price of $58,245.79. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 6-0.
This is a summary of the official board proceedings. The full text is available in the Clerk of the County Board's Office located at 100 N. 5th Ave. West, #214, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802, by mail or electronic mail, and also at www.stlouiscountymn.gov . Oct. 19 - 1


Proceedings of St. Louis County Schools, ISD 2142
MEMBERS PRESENT: Chet Larson, Christine Taylor, Dan Manick, Lynette Zupetz, Pat Christensen,
Troy Swanson. Chris Koivisto joined the meeting at 6:08 p.m.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Chris Koivisto until 6:08 p.m.
ALSO PRESENT: Steve Sallee, Kim Johnson, Jeanne Sopp
The Regular Meeting of the School Board of ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at South Ridge School on Monday, September 25, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approved Agenda.
Superintendent's Report presented by Steve Sallee. 1) Auditors have begun working on the FY 2017 audit. 2) Agreed to a one-year contract with the Custodians, with a 2% increase in salary. Also agreed to a compensation study of ten area school districts to determine if our total compensation package is comparable or not. 3) Will be holding another Collaboration Committee Meeting with MIB in October. 4) John Powers is compiling his final report on the enrollment projections study he has been working on for the district. Anticipate meeting with the school board in October.
South Ridge School Report presented by Principal Andrew Bernard. 1) Thanks to custodial and grounds staff, the campus looks great! 2) Enrollment pushing 600. 3) New "no cell phones in class" policy. 4) Elementary teachers finding funding for items for their classrooms and programs. 5) Reading tutor through Americorp. 6) VPK grant provided funding for third K-Readi (4-yr old) class. Have funding for a 3-yr old program, but no space. ECFE 4 classes, near capacity. 7) Deputy Olson provided ALICE training for staff. Will be addressing parent education and then working with students. 8) Fully implementing 7 Mindsets Emotional Curriculum K-12. 9) PLCs meeting, establishing norms, setting goals, exploring student-based teaching. 10) Provided test score information. 11) Additional items: open house, fall sports, homecoming, coin drive, school forest, art class mosaic, return of all elementary and SpED staff.
Approved Consent Agenda items: 1) Minutes 2017 Sep 11 Regular SB Meeting. 2) Bill List 2017 Sep 5-18.
Approved change orders on the NE Range School Heating Project.
Certified the Proposed Pay 2018 Tax Levy in the maximum amount.
Approved two small capital projects at North Woods School:
Project 1: Cement Slab
A 20-ft x 20-ft x 4-in concrete patio to be located outside of the library. Student Council will cover 100% of the cost. There will be zero net cost to the district.
Project 2: Picnic Table Shelter
An 11-ft x 22-ft x 8-ft picnic table shelter to be located alongside the current basketball court near the elementary playground. PTO will cover 100% of the cost. There will be zero net cost to the district.
Should large-scale improvements be considered in the future, and this land space be needed, either or both of these small property improvements could be removed.
Approved Facilities Use Agreement with City of Babbitt for Babbitt Ice Arena.
NIHCA is National Independent Health Club Association, and NIHCArewards provides fitness reimbursement for insurance-based programs. Approved participation in the NIHCArewards Program at the South Ridge School Fitness Center.
Connie Harju was recommended for hire as Site II Secretary at North Woods School effective January 3, 2017, and at the January 9, 2017 School Board Meeting, was hired in accordance with that recommendation. On student contact days, the recommendation should have been to hire Connie as follows:
Mondays 7.5 hours Site II Secretary
Tuesdays 5.0 hours Site II Secretary and 2.5 hours/day Teachers' Aide
Wednesdays 6.0 hours Site II Secretary and 1.5 hours/day Teachers' Aide
Thursdays 5.0 hours Site II Secretary and 2.5 hours/day Teachers' Aide
Fridays 7.5 hours Site II Secretary
Approved the correction in Connie Harju's position as presented.
Hired probationary teaching staff:
Kelly Wilkinson, 0.5 FTE Effective September 18, 2017
Title I Cherry School Step F/Lane BA
Subject to passing background check and receipt of original transcripts
Terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMN Local 1406 SLCS Teachers
Hired support staff:
School Effective
At-Will
Deidre Swanson, Preschool Teaching Assistant Cherry Sept 15, 2017
7 hrs/day T,F and 6 hrs/day W and
Special Events as needed
Subject to passing background check and receipt of credentials
Sara Niska, ECFE Teacher Aide North Woods Sept 12, 2017
Tue ECFE and Special Events as needed
Subject to passing background check
Sharon Gresly, ECFE Teacher Aide NE Range Sept 15, 2017
3 hrs/day Fri
Subject to passing background check
Dylan Olson, Indian Education Mentor South Ridge Sept 11, 2017
5 hrs/day M-F
Subject to passing background check and in accord with individual Employment Agreement (attached)
Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 (Paraprofessionals, et al)
Becky Greenly, Paraprofessional Cherry Sept 5, 2017
5.5 hrs/day W
Employee will now be FT 31.5 hrs/wk
Tonya French, Paraprofessional Cherry Sept 18, 2017
31.5 hrs/wk (M,T,Th,F 6.5 hrs/day, W 5.5 hrs/day)
Subject to passing background check
Chelsea Stokes, Paraprofessional Cherry Sept 28, 2017
31.5 hrs/wk (M,T,Th,F 6.5 hrs/day, W 5.5 hrs/day)
Nicholle Schroeder, Paraprofessional North Woods Sept 5, 2017
31.5 hrs/wk (M,T,Th,F 6.5 hrs/day, W 5.5 hrs/day)
Subject to passing background check and receipt of credentials
Riley Pecha, Paraprofessional NE Range Sept 20, 2017
31.5 hrs/wk (M,T,Th,F 6.5 hrs/day, W 5.5 hrs/day)
Subject to passing background check and receipt of credentials
Hired coaching staff for 2017-2018:
Julianna Gerlovich, Volleyball Assistant Coach at NE Range School
Approved retirement and resignations:
Effective
Mary Spang, Director of Health Services Retirement Sept 1, 2018
Chelsea Stokes, Teacher Aide, Cherry School Resignation Sept 27, 2017
Troy King, Asst Girls Basketball Coach, North Woods School Resignation Sept 14, 2017
Meeting adjourned 6:45 p.m. October 19, 2017 - 1


 


 


 


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