The Regular Meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at North Woods School on Monday, November 9, 2015, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance.
Members present: Bob Larson, Chet Larson, Dan Manick, Gary Rantala, Lynette Zupetz, Nancy Glowaski, Troy Swanson. Also present: Steve Sallee, Jeanne Sopp.
Approved Agenda.
Superintendent's Report presented by Steve Sallee. 1) iPads have been ordered for SB members' use. Distribution Nov 23 at 4:00 prior to the SB Meeting at DO. 2) Four State-of-the-District presentations are complete. Tower will be scheduled in conjunction with another event. Presentations have been videoed and will be posted on school FB pages. 3) Mediation is scheduled with the Teachers' Group for next Mon. 4) Kristi Berlin will talk with the Board at the next meeting about MCAs and STARS.
North Woods School Report. John Metsa provided a written report to the Board for their review, and introduced North Woods students who made presentations as follows: 1) Kayla Bodri and Kate Beaudry spoke about the trip they made in June to the National Student Council Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They shared experiences, what they learned, and how they are applying some of what they learned at NW. 2) Cecilia Martinez spoke about three films she has made. "Amazing" won 1st Place at the 2015 Adobe Youth Voices Awards. "Bully" was viewed at the meeting. Cecilia submitted "Bully" to the 2015 American Indian Film Festival, which she hopes to attend in San Diego later this month. 3) Andrea Udovich, who has been working on her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, showed the work she has done in the NW School Forest, building two informational kiosks and making two tree identification signs. In addition, she developed a lesson plan for elementary science classes to use in the School Forest. She goes before the final review board with her project this month.
Approved Consent Agenda items and recognized and thanked donors for their generous support of our schools. 1) Minutes of October 26, 2015 Regular SB Meeting. 2) Bill List Oct 20-Nov 2, 2015. 3) Donations.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 416 presented for Second Reading.
Development and Maintenance of an Inventory of Fixed Assets and a Fixed Asset Accounting System Policy 704 presented for First Reading.
Approved MSHSL Cooperative Sponsorship Applications as presented:
Applications for Dissolution of Cooperative Sponsorship
Boys Hockey ­ Ely, Tower-Soudan, Babbitt-Embarrass
Girls Swimming ­ Babbitt-Embarrass, Tower-Soudan, Ely
Applications for Cooperative Sponsorship
Boys Hockey ­ Ely (host), Northeast Range
Girls Swimming ­ Northeast Range (host), Ely
Hired support staff as presented:
Effective as so noted for the 2015-2016 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 (Paraprofessionals, ISS Monitors):
Natalie Graves 3 hrs/day M-F Cherry October 19, 2015

Michelle Pulkkinen 6.5 hrs/day M,T,Th,F Cherry October 26, 2015

Stacy Vick 12 hrs/week SR October 13, 2015
ISS Monitor

Van Driver, effective as so noted for the 2015-2016 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement 2142 and IUOE Local 70 (Bus Drivers):
Mary Groh M-F a.m./p.m. routes NW October 13, 2015

Effective as so noted for the 2015-2016 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 (Food Service):
Jennifer Rinerson 1 hr/day M-F Cherry October 11, 2015
Cook Aide
Jennifer is presently under contract for 4 hrs/day M-F, and upon this hire, will be filling a 5 hrs/day position

Nancy Bradach 4 hrs/day M-F Cherry October 11, 2015
Cook Aide

Gina Swanson 4 hrs/day M-F SR September 21, 2015
Cook Aide

Anita King 4 hrs/day M-F NW November 5, 2015
Cook Manager
Anita is presently under contract for 7 hrs/day as Asst Cook. She is resigning from 4 hrs/day of that position, so will now be 4 hrs/day Cook Manager and 3 hrs/day Asst Cook.

Hired coaching staff as presented:
Northeast Range School
Brandon Benner Head Girls Basketball Coach

North Woods School
William Kleppe Head Boys Basketball Coach
Rick Viita Asst Boys Basketball Coach
Daniel Squires Asst Boys Basketball Coach
Robbie Goggleye Head Girls Basketball Coach
Teresa Knife Chief* Asst Girls Basketball Coach
Elizabeth Cheney* Asst Girls Basketball Coach
*Based upon participation level, one position is a full-stipend position and one is a half-stipend position. Teresa and Liz have agreed to combine and split the stipends 50/50.

South Ridge School
Bryce Karppinen Asst Boys Basketball Coach
Kyle Young Asst Girls Basketball Coach

Accepted the retirement of Peter Ringhoffer from his position as Bus Driver at SR School effective November 3, 2015.
Approved the termination of Cherie Seopa as a Paraprofessional, effective November 6, 2015, due to a decreased need for Para services at Tower-Soudan School.
Accepted the resignation of Anita King from 4 hrs/day of her Assistant Cook position at NW School, effective November 4, 2015.
Meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m. November 26 - 1