LEGALS

Regular Meeting Minutes January 13,
2020
The Regular Meeting of the Board of
Education of I.S.D. #2154, Eveleth-
Gilbert Public Schools, was held on
Monday, January 13, 2020, in the Board
Room. The meeting was called to order
by Chair Bill Addy at 6:31 p.m. Present:
Directors Addy, Sather, Lautigar, Sorcan,
Gentilini, Sjoberg. Absent: Director
Uhan. Also present: Superintendent
Jeff Carey, Angie Williams, and Todd
Griepentrog.
Student Representative Information:
Student Representatives, Carly George
and Jake Bradach, updated the Board
on Snow Week events, blood drive,
winter sports, winter activities, and
the Student Task Force meeting with
Cuningham Group.
Agenda Additions/Deletions: Motion:
Sather, Support: Gentilini
o Change 9.0 E Ruth Graham
Resignation with Replacement Needed
o Add 9.0 F Wendy Thompson Medical
Leave Request
o Remove 12.5 Approve First Right of
Refusal with City of Eveleth
o Add 12.8 Update Signers on High
School Activity Account
o Add 12.9 Update Signers on Franklin
Activity Account
o Add 12.10 Update Signers on Gilbert
Campus Activity Accounts
o Add 12.11 Change Signers on Safety
Deposit Box
o Add 12.12 Allow Online Access to
Main Depository Account
o Add 12.13 Add Academy Pool
Discussion
o Add 12.14 Designate Jeff Carey as
Responsible Authority
o Add 12.15 Approve Temporary
Signatures on Imprest Fund Until Name
Plate is Complete
o Add 13.1 Meet and Confer With
Teachers
o Add 13.2 Follow Up Certified Letter to
Parent on Bullying Incident
o Add 13.3 Ehlers Report Public Tax
Meeting
o Add 13.4 Update on RFP for Attorney
Motion carried unanimously.
Visitor Input: None
Motion: Sather, Support: Lautigar, to
approve the Agenda with the additions
and deletions. Motion carried
unanimously.
Motion: Lautigar, Support: Sather, to
approve the Treasurer’s Report for the
Second Check Writing of December,
with disbursements of $328,404.55,
the Month of December, with receipts
of $789,847.77, payroll of $678,431.45,
disbursements of $840,206.60, and

electronic transfers as noted, and the
First Check Writing of January, with
disbursements of $665,786.52. Motion
carried with Director Sorcan abstaining.
Motion: Sather, Support: Gentilini, to
approve the Consent Agenda with a
change to 9.0 E, Approve Resignation
of Ruth Graham, Paraprofessional, with
a replacement needed for this position,
add 9.0 F, Approve Medical Leave for
Wendy Thompson, Paraprofessional,
Amend 9.0 C, approve Amended
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of
Monday, November 18, 2019 to include
a listing of all established precincts and
polling locations and provide the Board
with a copy. A. Approve Minutes of the
Regular Meeting of Monday, December
9, 2019
B. Approve Minutes of the Study
Session of Monday, December 16, 2019
C. Approve Amended Minutes of the
Regular Meeting of Monday, November
18, 2019 D. Approve Minutes of the
Reorganizational Meeting of Monday,
January 6, 2020
E. Approve Resignation of Ruth Graham,
Paraprofessional, with a Replacement
Needed F. Approve Medical Leave
of Absence for Wendy Thompson,
Paraprofessional
Motion carried unanimously.
PERSONNEL
Motion: Sather, Support: Addy, to
approve Ashley Prout as Detention
Supervisor in Gilbert for Regular Meeting
Minutes January 13, 2020
up to 10 hours per week at $11/hour.
Motion carried unanimously.
NEW BUSINESS
Motion: Gentilini, Support: Lautigar, Addy,
to approve First Reading of Policies
#103 – Complaints, Policy #206 –
Public Participation in Board Meetings,
Policy #510 – Extra Curricular Policy.
Motion carried unanimously.
Approve Resolution #701 to accept
donation of $50 from Erika Coombe
for the Gilbert Campus. Upon roll call,
the vote was as follows: Ayes: Sjoberg,
Lautigar, Addy, Sather, Sorcan, Gentilini,
Nays: None, Absent: Uhan.
Approve Resolution #702 to accept
donation of hats and mittens to the
Franklin Elementary from Keller Williams
Classic Realty. Upon roll call, the vote
was as follows: Ayes: Sjoberg, Lautigar,
Addy, Sather, Sorcan, Gentilini, Nays:
None, Absent: Uhan.
Motion: Lautigar, pending confirmation
from the School District Attorney that
this is not an issue regarding gifting,
Support: Addy, to approve Out of State
Travel for JoJo Scott, Activities Director,
to present at the Jostens Annual

Business Meeting. The Board discussed
how this would benefit the District. Mr.
Carey stated that this would nationally
highlight our school. Motion passed with
Director Sorcan voting against.
Motion: Sjoberg, Support: Sather, to
approve Orderly Reduction of School
Board Plan with the year changed in the
final sentence from 2025 to 2024. Motion
carried unanimously.
Motion: Lautigar, Support: Gentilini, to
approve the 2019-2021 AFSCME
Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Discussion held regarding why the
Paraprofessionals and Media Center
AFSCME employees are under the
Secretaries in Appendix A of the
contract. Director Sjoberg thanked the
Negotiations Committee for all their hard
work. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion: Sjoberg, Support: Lautigar to
approve 12.8 to Update Signers on the
High School Activity Account to Angie
Williams, Laura Tassoni, and Brian
Mayry. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion: Sather, Support: Addy, to approve
12.9 to Update Signers on the Franklin
Activity Account to Jeff Carey, Stacy
Buatala, and Brian Mayry. Motion carried
unanimously.
Motion: Lautigar, Support: Sather, to
approve 12.10 to Update Signers on
the Gilbert Campus Activity Accounts
to Todd Griepentrog, Denise Berry,
and Brian Mayry. Motion carried
unanimously.
Motion: Addy, Support, Lautigar, to
approve 12.11 to Change Signers
on Safety Deposit Box to Jeff Carey
and Brian Mayry. Motion carried
unanimously.
Motion: Addy, Support: Sather, to approve
12.12 to Allow Online Access to Main
Depository Account for Spencer Aune
and Brian Mayry for reporting purposes
only. Motion carried unanimously.
Discussion was held on the Academy
Pool. The discussion included the
financial impact of two pools vs. one
pool. Kraus Anderson will be updating
the Board with a true cost estimate and
both School Boards will meet to discuss.
Motion: Addy, Support: Sorcan, to
approve 12.14 to Designate Jeff Carey
as Responsible Authority. Motion carried
unanimously.
Motion: Sather, Support: Gentilini, to
approve 12.15 to Approve Temporary
Signatures for Imprest Fund until Name
Plate is Complete. Motion carried
unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS
13.1 Meet and Confer with Teachers, this
was offered to the teachers last fall. It
will be offered again after the January

22, 2020 Collective Bargaining Panel
Presentation.
13.2 Follow Up Certified Letter to Parent on
Bullying Incident.
13.3 Ehlers Report Public Tax Meeting, two
public meetings, one in Gilbert and one
in Eveleth, will be scheduled for Ehlers
to present their report to the public.
Thirty days notice will be given for this
meeting and it should take place at 6:00
or 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2020
13.4 Update on RFP for Attorney,
Superintendent Carey is currently
working on this. The School Board
requested copies of both the RFP and
the Attorney mailing list used.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT/INFORMATION
Superintendent Carey updated the
Board on the enrollment numbers
through December 2019 (872 students).
Director Sorcan would like to see this
same information for the last 10 years.
Superintendent Carey will provide this
information to the School Board.
Superintendent Carey updated the
Board about the High School Listening
Sessions that were conducted last
week. He also updated the Board on
the High School Schematic Design
estimate that should be completed
January 20, 2020. It will be reviewed at
the Collaborative Meeting on January
29, 2020 and then will be voted on
at the Joint Power Board Meeting on
February 3, 2020. The mascot, colors,
and school name will be unveiled on
January 23, 2020 at the Eveleth-Gilbert
vs. Virginia Hockey game at the Hipp.
On January 22, 2020 there will be a
round table discussion with the Unions.
Superintendent Carey cannot be in
attendance at the January 27, 2020
Board Meeting. There was discussion
on changing the date of this meeting. A
new date will be set.
Mr. Griepentrog reported that the Gilbert
Campus will once again will be doing
One Book One School for I Love to
Read Month in February. The book that
was chosen is Armstrong Sperry’s “Call
It Courage”. He also reported that the
Gilbert Campus was doing a Super
Hero’s Unit.
Mrs. Williams gave an update about a
workshop that Mr. Haraden attended
last week, where he received 11 8hp
Briggs and Stratton Small Engines
for the School District. Mr. Harden
will be retiring at the end of Semester
1 this year. She also reported that
there are many Community Education
opportunities right now for the public
and students.
COMMITTEE/JOINT BOARD REPORT

Director Sather gave an update on the
Joint Powers Board meeting that
was held on January 6, 2020. The
Reorganization Meeting was held prior
to the Joint Powers Board Meeting.
Stacey Sundquist was elected Board
Chair, Kelly Sather was elected as Vice
Chair, Matt Sjoberg was elected as
Secretary, Murray Anderson was elected
as Treasurer. The Mesabi Daily News
was chosen as the official newspaper.
At the Joint Powers Board Meeting there
was an update on the Aquatic Center,
purchase agreements, St. Louis County
Auditor report. There was also a closed
session to discuss possible litigation.
BOARD MEMBER TOPICS
Director Sjoberg stated that he is looking
forward to the unveiling of the school
name, mascot, and colors at the
January 23, 2020 hockey game.
Director Lautigar is also looking forward
to the hockey game and the unveiling.
Director Lautigar also thanked George
Haraden for his years of service.
Director Sather reported that there is a
community member that is interested in
teaching sign language this summer.
Director Sorcan asked about the Right
of First Refusal Documents and who
were they prepared by. Superintendent
Carey indicated that they were drafted
by the city.
Director Gentilini stated that the
Eveleth-Gilbert School Board needs to
be informed of everything that is going
on with the Joint Board in order to
make sound decisions for the School
District.
Director Addy told the Board that they
need to step it up a bit.
ADJOURNMENT Regular Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2020
Motion: Gentilini, Support: Lautigar, to
adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Motion
carried unanimously.
There will be a Panel Presentation
to present and discuss the process
of combining bargaining units and
contracts on Wednesday, January 22,
2020, at 4:00 p.m. in the Eveleth High
School Auditorium. This meeting is for
all employees of the Eveleth-Gilbert and
Virginia School Districts.
The next regular School Board Meeting
date has not been set, as Mr. Carey will
not be available on January 27, 2020.
The next regular meeting of the Joint
Powers Board is scheduled for Monday,
February 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at the
Northeast Service Cooperative, 5525
Emerald Ave, Mt. Iron, MN.
Bill Addy, Chair Kelly Sather, Clerk
(HTF 2/14/2020)
The Regular Meeting of the Board of

Education of I.S.D. #2154, Eveleth-
Gilbert Public Schools, was
held on Monday, November 18, 2019,
in the Board Room. The meeting was
called to order by Chair Bill Addy.
Present: Directors Addy, Sjoberg, Gentilini,
Sather, Lautigar, Uhan, and Sorcan. Also
present:
Superintendent Jeff Carey, Angie
Williams, and Todd Griepentrog.
Student Representative Information:
Student Representative, Sophie
Statsman, updated the Board on
the start of winter sports and activities.
Additions/Deletions: None
Visitor Input: Dana Markasich spoke
to the Board about Nonpublic Pupil
Transportation Aide. She has
4 children that are attending a private
school in Hibbing. She is requesting
reimbursement for transporting
her children to the Eveleth-Gilbert Border.
Legal Council has already advised the
District that we are fulfilling
our requirement by offering to provide
transportation to the border. Director
Sorcan suggested that a
written formal response should be given
to Mrs. Markasich from the School
District Attorney.
Motion: Sather, Support: Lautigar, to
approve the Agenda. Amendment by
Director Sorcan to Agenda
item 12.3 Consolidation Plan, to vote on
each item individually. Amendment failed
for lack of a second.
Motion passed with Director Sorcan
voting no.
Motion: Sjoberg, Support: Uhan, to
approve the Treasurerís Report for the
Month of October, with
payroll of $764,736.30, receipts
of $767,839.24, disbursements of
$504,047.75, and electronic transfers as
noted, and the First Check Writing
of November with disbursements of
$172,826.00. Motion carried
unanimously.
Motion: Sather, Support: Gentilini, to
approve the Consent Agenda. Motion
carried unanimously.
A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting
of Monday, October 28, 2019.
B. Approve 2019-2020 Extra-Curricular
Positions. See attachment for Extra-
Curricular
Assignments.
PERSONNEL
Motion: Uhan, Support: Addy, to approve
2019-2020 Winter Coaches. Motion
carried
unanimously. See attachment for Winter
Coaching assignments.
NEW BUSINESS
The Board heard an update on

maintenance projects from Mike Hoag,
Director of Buildings and Grounds.
A Policy Committee Meeting has been
set for Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at
6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.
Motion: Sjoberg, Support: Sather, to
approve the first reading of policies 414,
421, 516, 524, and 534.
Director Sorcan proposed that Policy
524, VI, Alternative 3, is where this policy
should start, eliminating
Alternative 1 and 2. This will be
amended for the second policy reading.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion: Sjoberg, Support: Sather, to
approve the Consolidation Plan. Motion
carries 5 to 2 with
Directors Sorcan and Gentilini voting
no. Discussion was held regarding the
Operating Levies being spread
out on the entire new school district.
This will increase property taxes for
Eveleth-Gilbert residents and
decrease property taxes for Virginia
residents. The Virginia School Board
approved the Consolidation Plan
with Exhibit B at their last Board
Meeting.
Motion: Uhan, Support: Gentilini, to
approve the donation of $4,000 to the
EG Band Program from
Nicolas Matchefts, with a letter of thanks
stating what the donation will be used
for. Motion carried
unanimously.
Motion: Sorcan, Support: Lautigar, to
approve 12.5 Resolution #698, Re-
Establishing Precincts and
Polling Places for School District
Elections with the wording updated in
first and second paragraphs .
The Re-Established Precinct and Polling
Places are:
Precinct Polling Place
Eveleth P-1 Eveleth City Auditorium
Eveleth P-2 Leonidas Community Center
Clinton Township Clinton Township
Community Center
Iron Junction County Storage Building
Fayal Township Fayal Town Hall

Gilbert Gilbert City Hall
McKinley McKinley City Hall
Biwabik Township Biwabik Town Hall
Unorg. P-14 Lakeland Fire Hall
Unorg. 59-16 Pike Town Hall
Virginia 5th Miners Memorial Building
Resolution passes with 7 ayes and 0 nays.
OLD BUSINESS
The next Policy Committee meetings
have been set for November 25,
2019 and December 3, 2019,
at 5:00 PM in the Board Room. Mr.
Carey has a list of volunteer staff for the
Staff Development/Academic
Development Committee. The District
is looking for community members to
volunteer to be on the
Academic Advisory Committee. It will be
posted on the website, on Channel 12,
and emailed to Eveleth-
Gilbert Parents via Swift Reach to try to
recruit community member volunteers.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT/INFORMATION
Superintendent Carey informed the Board
that they will receive an update from the
architects, land
update, aquatic center update,
technology update, and staff
development updates at the
Collaborative
Board Meeting on November 26, 2019
at the NESC in Mt. Iron at 6:00 PM.
Superintendent Carey,
Directors Addy, Sorcan, and Gentilini
met with the City of Gilbert about
repurposing the Gilbert School
building. They are willing to have a
conversation about this and will meet
once per month to explore
possibilities.
Superintendent Carey also reported on the
book fair and that conferences were well
attended at
the Franklin with 92% of parents
attending. The PTA did a great job last
week with the dress up days.
There were significant issues with
school pictures this year.
Principal Williams reported on the Name
and Mascot Survey that will be open

until November 30,
2019. Anyone can vote. Student State
Participation for Fall Sports were Lydia
Delich, Girlís Tennis, Natalie
Fultz, placing 51st in Girlís Cross
Country, Eli Jankila placing 19th in the
50 Freestyle, Mollie Albrecht, 19th in
100 Freestyle, and Eli Jankila, Amara
Carey, Carly George, and Mollie
Albrecht placing 20th in the 200
Freestyle Relay. Junior High and Senior
High held Fall Conferences on Thursday,
November 7, 2019. Mr.
Strasserís Physics class participated
in an Engineering Design Competition.
Taking 1st place were Chloe
Nybo and Johanna Lammi-Pickar.
Taking 2nd place were Andrew Hakley
and Steven Johnson.
Principal Griepentrog reported on
students that ìMade the Cutî for Respect,
5th grade – Ashlyn
Peterson, Tyler Schriber, and Jacob
Coombe, 6th grade ñ Paige Larsen,
Zoey Thyen, and Brooklyn Smith.
He also reported that he enjoyed the
Senior High Band and Choir Concert.
COMMITTEE/JOINT BOARD REPORT
Superintendent Carey reported to the
Board that the Consolidation Plans have
been passed by
both the Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia
School Boards. The Consolidation Plan
will be sent to the
Commissioner and she has 60 days to
decide then the Boards will be voting
again. There is a verbal
agreement to purchase Site B for
$50,000 (fair market value) for 80 acres
for the new High School. There
was discussion regarding Boyís
Swimming Coaches. Interviews will take
place on November 20, 2019 with
both Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert staff
on the interview team. Clarification was
given on Co-Coaching with
one coach from each district coaching
together. If two Coaches are not in
agreement to Co-Coach the
position will be posted.
BOARD MEMBER TOPICS
Directors Sather and Lautigar both stated
that they enjoyed the Senior High Band
and Choir Concert
and attending conferences.
ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
There will be a Policy Committee Meeting
on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 5:00
p.m. in the Board Room.
The next School Board Meeting will be on
Monday, November 25, 2019, at 6:00
p.m., in the Board Room.
There will be a Collaborative Board
Meeting on Tuesday, November 26,
2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the
Northeast Service Cooperative, located
at 5525 Emerald Ave., Mountain Iron,
MN.
There will be a Joint Board Meeting on

Monday, December 2, 2019, at
6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Service
Cooperative, located at 5525 Emerald
Ave., Mountain Iron, MN.
There will be a Policy Committee Meeting
on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:00
p.m. in the Board Room.
The month of December will only have one
School Board Meeting. It is scheduled
for Monday, December 9, 2019, at 6:00
p.m. in the Board Room.
Bill Addy, Chair Kelly Sather, Clerk
(HTF 2/14/2020)

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