Proceedings of the Board of Trustees
Lockwood School District No. 26
Yellowstone County, Billings, MT
Regular Meeting of May 9, 2006
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CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of School District No. 26, Lockwood Schools, Yellowstone County, was duly held in the Board Room, 1932 U.S. Highway 87, Billings, Montana, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006.  Chairperson Stroebe called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The following trustees and officers were present: Trustees:  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Gayle Walker, Greg Bochy, Barbara Forrester Frank, Superintendent Eileen Johnson and District Clerk Diane Brook.  Trustee Thomas Jones was absent, and Trustee Tim Trafford advised that he would arrive late.

Staff members present were:  Dave DeBoer, Mike Sullivan, Pam Richau, Don Christman, Mike Bowman, Johanna Freivalds, Teresa Marchant, Judy Guenther, Denise McGough, Denise Wulff, Nancy Eby, Becky Conner, Cindy Gopp, Susan Andersen, and Diane Slagsvold.
 
Registered guests present were Evelyn Pyburn, Katie Malenowsky, Becky Malenowsky, Stephanie Fitch, Curtis Fitch, Valerie Egan, Gennivie Egan, Patrick Neiss, Robert Stutz, Jill Butcher, Karie Madill, Payton Wulff, Jack Conner, William Cummings, and Lyn McKinney.

Chair Stroebe re-arranged the agenda to allow the sixth grade presentation to be done first.

EDUCATION AND BUSINESS

A. Mrs. Gopp’s Sixth Grade Youth Leadership Class Gave a Presentation

The class provided information about their project to provide playground equipment and clean up a park in Lockwood.  They also provided a power point program about their trip to New York and Philadelphia.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND PAYMENT OF BILLS AND WAGES           

The Board received a copy of the summary of paid bills by account.  The summary included a detailed statement of all expenditures of money with the name of the person or business to which payment is made, showing the service rendered or goods furnished.  Barbara Forrester Frank moved to approve the April 1l, 2006 regular board meeting minutes, the April 19, 2006, committee meeting minutes, and  the April 26, 2006, committee meeting minutes as presented and the payment of all bills and wages and extracurricular bills. Gayle Walker seconded the motion.  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Gayle Walker voted yes; the motion passed five to zero.

Teresa Stroebe recognized departing trustee, Gayle Walker, for her years of service. Supt. Johnson presented the gifts to Gayle.  Gayle gave a brief farewell message.  Cake was served to everyone present.

Mrs. Stroebe introduced Attorney Rob Stutz.  She advised that Mr. Strutz works for MTSBA, and the trustees had asked him to be present at this meeting to advise them about the library issues. 

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Teresa advised that Tim Trafford would be late and Thomas Jones could not be present at the meeting, but he would be available via speakerphone.

Mrs. Stroebe asked visitors to complete a form and give it to the Board Chair or the clerk if they wanted to address the board regarding any of the agenda items.  She advised the following:

Any person present, who wishes to do so at this point in the agenda, may address the board or raise any question about public school district matters or governing policies. No discussion of personnel or individual students is permitted at this time. A limit of three minutes is placed on each speaker. Persons who want more time may make arrangements to be placed on a future agenda.

PUBLIC WRITTEN REQUEST TO BE PLACED ON THIS AGENDA

None received.

CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION RESULTS ON THE TECHNOLOGY LEVY

Teresa read aloud the results of the Technology Levy Election as follows:

Votes For the Technology Levy:              353
Votes Against the Technology Levy:        239

Sue Vinton moved to certify the above-mentioned results of the Technology Levy.  Gayle Walker seconded the motion.  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Gayle Walker voted yes; the motion passed five to zero.

Teresa and Eileen briefly spoke about the exit poll that students had conducted.  They felt it was a valuable way for getting community opinion and communication.

Susanne said she felt proud that our levy passed, and she was pleased with how supportive the Lockwood community has been.

TRUSTEE ELECTION RESULTS

Teresa read aloud the trustee election results as follows:

Sue Vinton:                                     357
Becky Malenowsky:                          315
John Conner (Write-In Candidate):    141

Greg Bochy moved to certify the above-mentioned Trustee Election results.  Gayle Walker seconded the motion.  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Gayle Walker voted yes; the motion passed five to zero.

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PUBLIC COMMENT

Bill Cummins, Chair of Lockwood Fire District, asked to speak regarding their mill levy request.  He said they are going to be asking for a $214,000 mill levy which equates to about 25 mills.  He was at the meeting  to inform the Board of Trustees and public about the levy request which will be held on June 6, 2006, during the Primary Election.  He asked for the support of the Lockwood voters.  Mr. Cummins provided a brief written history which is attached.  He distributed a copy of their resolution.  Bill said they want to maintain what they have, not make increases.

REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD

Oaths

Diane Brook administered the Oaths of Office to Sue Vinton and Becky Malenowsky.  New trustee  Becky Malenowsky was seated on the Board of Trustees.

Election of Officers

Trustee Thomas Jones was contacted via speakerphone for the re-organization process.  The connection was verified and the election of officers continued as follows:

Sue Vinton nominated Teresa Stroebe for Board Chairperson.  Greg Bochy seconded the motion.  Teresa asked if there were any more nominations.  There were none.  She declared the nomination closed.  Teresa asked for public comment; there was none.    Teresa Stroebe, Thomas Jones, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes.  The motion passed six to zero, and Teresa was re-elected as Board Chairperson.

Thomas Jones nominated Greg Bochy as Vice-Chairperson.  There was no second to the nomination.  Sue Vinton nominated Barbara Forrester Frank for Vice-Chairperson.  Greg Bochy seconded the nomination.  Chair Stroebe asked if there was any public comment; seeing none she asked for a vote for Vice Chairperson.  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Thomas Jones, Greg Bochy, and Becky Malenowsky voted for Barbara Forrester Frank.  The motion passed six to zero, and Barbara was re-elected as Board Vice-Chairperson.

Thomas Jones hung up the speakerphone connection to return to work.

Appointment of the Clerk to the Board

Trustee Sue Vinton moved to appoint Diane Brook as Clerk to the Board of Trustees.  Greg Bochy seconded the motion.  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes.  The motion passed five to zero.

Appointment of Authorized Representatives

Trustee Greg Bochy moved to appoint Superintendent Eileen Johnson and District Clerk Diane Brook as Authorized Representatives for the Board of Trustees.  Sue Vinton seconded the motion. 

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Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Becky Malenowsky voted affirmatively; the motion passed five to zero.

Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian

Sue Vinton moved to appoint Debbie Strizich as Activities Fund Custodian.  Barbara Forrester Frank seconded the motion.  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed five to zero.

CORRESPONDENCE

A. Letter of Retirement from Diane Slagsvold

Teresa read aloud Diane Slagsvold’s letter of retirement.  Sue Vinton moved to accept the resignation with regret.  Greg Bochy seconded the motion.  Teresa said the Board wishes her the very best.  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Becky Malenowsky voted affirmatively; the motion passed five to zero.

B. Letter of Resignation from Alycia Fleury

Chair Stroebe read aloud Alycia Fleury’s letter of resignation.  Greg Bochy moved to accept the resignation.  Sue Vinton seconded the motion.  The Board of Trustees wishes her the very best.  Teresa Stroebe, Sue Vinton, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, and Becky Malenowsky voted aye; the motion passed five to zero.

C. Petition from Community Members

Teresa wanted to move consideration of this item to the same time as the library collection policy since it pertains to that issue.  There were no objections from the Board of Trustees.

EDUCATION AND BUSINESS

B. Future Growth of Lockwood Schools

Eileen introduced John Eisen from JGA architectural firm.  He presented their proposal of work up to the time of a bond election.  He provided a copy of timelines.  Mr. Eisen feels communication is very important.  They will be working closely with the Facility Steering Committee.   He briefly discussed the scheduled items on the timeline.  He also noted that they will provide graphic displays for the meetings.

Supt. Johnson said she and Art Anderson, facilities director, have reviewed the schedule and they feel it is reasonable.  She recommends approval. 

Eileen advised that there will be a Steering Committee meeting on May 16, 2006.  Greg Bochy volunteered to be on the Steering Committee.

Greg moved to accept the project worksheet to get started on the project.  The cost proposal was $64,780.20.  Eileen advised that an attorney will review the contract.  Sue Vinton seconded the motion. 

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Teresa gave opportunity for public comment. 

Gayle Walker asked what this proposal actually is for.  John Eisen said this is the cost for Phase One through a possible bond election. 

Sue Vinton asked what if the result of this is a no vote. 

Mr. Eisen said this proposal would get the district through until a decision is made on what will happen.  He said that they don’t want to rush things.  John advised that they would not send additional services bills for a few months after November, if there is a no vote then.  At that point, we would determine how to proceed.   

Eileen wants to know what they will be providing to the Board of Trustees at the end of Phase One. 

Mr. Eisen advised that the district will be getting a report that gives a shopping list of deficiencies and priorities of things needing done.  Results of the meetings will be published; graphics, floor plans, exterior views, cost estimates will be provided.  The study report will be an exhaustive report; the inspection report is a very helpful document for the school district.  This process will establish what the project is and gets it to the funding stage or bond.

Sue mentioned that the design fees are generally rolled into the construction costs.

Tim Trafford arrived at 8:33 p.m.

John said the fee is developed by looking at the scope of work and determining the number of hours it will take to get it done.

Teresa said this is a “chunk of change” and the board wants to be fiscally responsible.  She called for a vote.  Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

C. Bus Routes for Next School Year

Diane Bomar, Lead Bus Driver from First Student, was present to answer any questions on the proposed bus routes for 2006-2007.  Bus routes will be published in the August newsletter and Deani Kirkness will post them on the website. Copies were available at the meeting.          

Eileen commented that Diane does a wonderful job with the transportation of the district.

Diane reported that Lockwood is going to get two 84-passenger buses next year.  It’ll give more space for the growth areas.  We won’t have to add routes, because we will have two larger buses. 

Supt. Johnson advised that First Student will not charge extra for the new buses, but the district will get more reimbursement from the state for the larger buses.

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We will have 12 routes next year also. Mrs. Bomar advised that the routes are pretty much the same for next year as they were this year.  They will be extending a route to go into the new housing development. 

Diane said making the change last year to having one run with all ages riding together has been very successful.  She also thanked the board for the video cameras; they have been a big help and has made their jobs and that of the principals easier. 

Trustee Trafford thanked Diane for her hard work; he said things run really well for our transportation.

Trustee Becky Malenowsky asked if the new buses will have cameras.  Diane said yes; they will be transferred from the old buses.

Teresa advised that we have all the proper policies and procedures in place for the video/audio surveillance. 

Tim Trafford moved to accept the routes as presented.  Becky Malenowsky seconded the motion. Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

EDUCATION AND BUSINESS

D. Continue to use the services of Yellowstone Academy’s Community Based Services Mental Health staff for 2006-2007

Eileen advised:  We have worked with the Mental Health Center from Yellowstone Academy to provide services to our students. There is no cost to the district since the funding of these services is covered through Medicaid. I would like to recommend that we continue this partnership. The annual contract is attached. We will have two teams again this next year.

Tim Trafford moved to accept the Yellowstone Academy Community Based Services contract as presented.  Sue Vinton seconded the motion.  Teresa asked for public comment; there was none. .  Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted aye; the motion passed six to zero.

E. State/Court Placement Tuition Agreements for New Day Students

Mrs. Johnson said that the district is required to have state/court placement tuition agreements for New Day students. She requested that the board approve the eight agreements; the Office of Public Instruction will process the agreements, which will provide Lockwood Schools some additional funding.

Eileen advised that we run another school at New Day, and we have a teacher on staff there.

Teresa mentioned that the board had toured New Day last year; she asked Eileen to arrange it again.

Tim Trafford moved to accept the eight tuition contracts.  Sue Vinton seconded the motion.  Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

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PERSONNEL

A. Updated List of Substitutes

Tim Trafford moved to hire the substitutes per the list attached to the agenda.  Becky Malenowsky seconded the motion.  Tim asked if the substitutes have been fingerprint background checked.  Eileen said yes.  Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted aye; the motion passed six to zero.

B. Hiring of Certified and Classified Staff

Mrs. Johnson had provided the following information:  Attached are lists of staff recommendations for the next school year—certified and classified staff. The position of secretary in the Gifted and Talented program will be eliminated, but personnel are not eliminated. The East Coop will provide a full time therapist to deliver speech services to the children; therefore aides will not be needed to provide therapy. Personnel previously delivering those services will be offered other work.

Tim moved to accept personnel listed for hire next year on Agenda Item 4B as presented.  It is three pages long and contains administrators, managers, teachers, and classified staff.  Susanne Vinton seconded. the motion  Teresa asked if there was any discussion; there was none.  Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

C. Recommendations from the Board Negotiations Team

The superintendent advised that the Board Committee would make recommendations on approving the Master Agreement with LEA and on salary for all those not under the Master Agreement. There will also be a recommendation of an early retirement incentive.

Tim Trafford moved to accept the negotiated Master Agreement as presented as Agenda Attachment No. 4C.  Greg Bochy seconded the motion.  Teresa advised that Tim, Susanne, and Greg were on the negotiations team.  There were quite a few language clarifications made to the agreement.  The money discussions centered on two areas:  insurance and salary.  The district was facing a 10.65% increase in insurance.  Tim mentioned that the teachers were concerned about all staff.  The entire negotiation was very fair and pleasant.  It went over two nights.  The teachers chose to take a higher increase in insurance and lower increase in salary.  The end result was a three-year contract with raises in the base salary of three percent for 2006-07, three and one-half percent for 2007-08, and four percent for 2008-09.  The separate
accident benefit was deleted from the insurance plan, so the insurance premium increase was 7.33%.  A clause in the contract says if the insurance premiums raise more than 10 percent, the contract will be reopened for insurance.

Sue said negotiations were extremely well done, and she enjoyed it very much.

Tim said a three-year contract was not typical, and it shows a good relationship on both sides.

Tim asked if the LEA has voted.  Eileen said yes, and they had accepted the agreement.

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Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

Sue Vinton moved to accept the recommended salaries of administrators/managers and classified staff.  After a brief discussion, Sue amended her motion to accept the proposed matrix and increase for the classified staff.  Eileen advised that the matrix added custodians who had not been on it before.  She noted the further increase classified get if they moved down the matrix for years of service. 

Tim noted that some individuals had a higher than a three percent increase, but that was because they had been low previously.

Eileen advised that the matrix would flow well after the initial placements.

Tim Trafford moved to accept the administrators/managers salaries for 2006-07 as presented.  Sue Vinton seconded the motion.  Tim said by and large they are a flat percent increase.  He advised that Eileen got a zero raise at her offering.  Instead she got ten more days of vacation.  Shirley Briner got a larger raise due to her pay being low.

Sue advised that due to changes advised by Teachers’ Retirement System benefit monetary items mentioned previously in the administrator/manager contracts (such as annuities, travel stipends, or life insurance stipends) are now rolled into the salary amount.  This helps for appropriate reporting of salary for retirement purposes. 

Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

Tim Trafford moved to accept the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) per Agenda Attachment 4C.  Becky Malenowsky seconded the motion. 

Tim said the ERIP is unilateral and not tied to the negotiations.  He said we don’t want the experienced teachers that add so much to our school leaving.  He noted that the ERIP could be revenue neutral or the school would save money over a five-year term.  He said this is a one shot deal and teachers must make the decision whether or not to take the ERIP by June 30, 2006. 

Attorney Rob Stutz said the specific language in the agreement is used by a number of districts.  The form makes sure that it is not discriminatory. 

Eileen discussed the TRS Irrevocable Form that must be filed at least 60 days prior to retirement.  Within the ERIP form is a provision for those teachers who have not yet filed thee irrevocable election for their termination pay.

Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

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C. Contract for School Nurse

The contract with the Yellowstone City-County Health Department for nursing services for 2006-2007 was attached for consideration. The superintendent recommended that this contract be renewed.

Eileen said she was very unhappy with the increase, and she said if this continued she would hire a nurse herself.  The county lowered the contract amount after that conversation.

Tim Trafford moved to accept the contract with YCCHD for a school nurse for 2006-07.  Greg seconded the motion.   Susanne asked what the percentage increase had been; Eileen responded that it had been raised six percent.  Teresa asked for discussion.  There was none.  Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

POLICY

A. Third and Final Reading on Wellness Policy No. 2510

Sue Vinton moved to adopt the School Wellness Policy No. 2510 on third reading.  Tim Trafford seconded the motion.  Tim said he suspects the ambiguity in the policy may cause problems in the future with such things as cupcakes in the classroom or food in the FACS class.   Eileen said that is where moderation and reasonableness comes in at the buildings. 

Rob Stutz advised that it is a requirement that the policy be in place for next year.  They will keep monitoring MTSBA’s policy wording as time goes on to see if changes will need to be made.

Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

B. Third and Final Reading on School Library Collection Development Policy No. 2308

Tim Trafford moved to adopt Policy No. 2308 on third and final reading.  Barbara Forrester Frank seconded the motion.  Chair Stroebe asked if there was public comment and board discussion. 

Greg Bochy referred to the third page of the proposed policy.  He thought there would be at least one board member on the Reconsideration Review Committee. 

Tim said he did not think that would be a good idea because if there was an appeal, it would go to the board.  If a trustee had served on the committee, it could create a conflict.

Attorney Stutz advised that during an appeal the trustee may have to recuse him or herself. The board can decide whether to amend the policy as written.

Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

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This agenda item was moved for consideration at this time.

CORRESPONDENCE

C. Petition Received from Members of the Community    

Mrs. Johnson advised the following:  The attached petition is for board consideration. My recommendation is that the library collection remains catalogued according to a time-honored system. The policy procedure should accommodate any challenges to the books in place. Mrs. Richau will discuss the progress on a web based collection system.

Chair Stroebe acknowledged receipt of the petition as correspondence.  She asked if there was any comment. 

Greg Bochy advised that he had a letter from Trustee Thomas Jones who was absent.  He read the letter on behalf of Thomas Jones.  The letter is attached to the minutes.

Tim Trafford read aloud the petition that had been submitted to the Board of Trustees.

Attorney Rob Stutz reminded the board that they have the sole discretion to select the materials for the library according to MCA 20-7-204.  Approval of the selection resides with the school board.  He advised that approval can be fairly broad at the front end [at the time of ordering and purchase]; their discretion more limited at the back end [after the books have been shelved].  Approval is normally done by the trustees approving the warrant for the purchase.  Rob said that the Pico case, which has a plurality opinion, has served as a guide in the United States for 20 years.  It basically says it is unconstitutional for a School Board to remove or suppress an entire idea or concept from the library.  A School Board can review an item or several items to determine whether they are educationally suitable, as was done with challenged materials a few months ago.  He said to consider discretion at front end fairly broad, and once the book is approved their discretion is much less.  He advised that according to MCA 20-7-202, accreditation standards are part of the front end requirement.

Tim Trafford asked if changing the location of materials is the same as removal.  Rob responded that if it makes the materials more difficult to access, it is like removal of materials.

Becky Malenowsky asked about review of materials at the front end.  Rob said it is within the scope of the duties of the Board of Trustees to review the materials order or itemized purchase requisition.     

Tim asked if there is a legal description for “sexually explicit.”  Rob said, “No.”  The closest thing is a quote that said, “I’ll know it when I see it.”

Sue asked about delegating the responsibility of materials selection to the librarians.  Rob advised that trustees have discretion in how deep they want to go with the approval process.

Tim said he has very serious reservations about having special sections in a library; he thinks it could be challenged.  He believes the board has made quite a few steps to answer the concerns, including working toward getting the library list on line and establishment of the new policy.  He said we have a mechanism in place to deal with concerns in the future.

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Rob advised if a book is determined not educationally appropriate, it should be removed not segregated. 

He said the process goes above the statutory minimums that allow access.  There is public access and there is an extra layer of review available to the public. 

Greg asked how do we see what is going into the library.   Eileen said whatever the Board of Trustees wants to see is available to them.

Trustee Barbara Forrester Frank asked if the policy states that the librarian is delegated to select items.  Eileen said yes.  Barbara said she is comfortable with the librarians choosing the materials.

Sue said this has the potential to be very divisive.  She implores people to keep an open mind to work together, as a community, to uphold the law and continue to achieve excellence.

Becky Malenowsky pointed out what the Middle School Handbook says about what is obscene.  She said she thought the challenged book was obscene according to the handbook’s definition.

Middle School Principal Mike Sullivan said the Middle School Handbook is referring to student behavior and it also refers to permission for classroom books.  He advised that these are different issues than library materials accessed by choice.

There was some discussion about a second copy of the challenged book, “The Guy Book,” being purchased after the challenge had been issued.  Johanna Freivalds, middle school librarian, advised that there has always been two copies of “The Guy Book” in the library, and the purchase dates [noted on the inside covers] were both quite sometime prior to the challenge.. 

Teresa said she is comfortable with the policy, and she is comfortable that they have addressed and tried to understand the petition.

Tim told the librarians that he appreciates them.

Mr. Strutz advised those present that they could find out about the PICO case by “Googling” it, and they could read the Supreme Court opinion.

Teresa called for a motion; there was none.  She said hopefully we can put it to rest and move on.

REPORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS

A. Curriculum

Don Christman said he had nothing to add to his report. 

B. Technology

Pam Richau said that there will need to be good policy in placed prior to presenting our library collection to the world.  She advised that they are still getting input from professionals regarding this issue.

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C. Facilities

Art Anderson was absent.

D. Activities

Rob Osborne was not present.  His report was attached to the agenda.

C. Principals

Primary Principal Mike Bowman advised that they had 100 kindergarteners pre-registered, which is a healthy number.  It is a little higher than average.  He had no other additions to his report.

Intermediate Principal Dave DeBoer had nothing to add his report.

Middle School Principal Mike Sullivan noted that Carrie Schmidt was awarded Wal-Mart teacher of year.  Lockwood School received $1,000 from Wal-Mart, and Carrie received a $100 gift certificate.  He had nothing else to add to his report.    

F. Superintendent

Eileen said she had nothing to add to her report.

OLD BUSINESS OR FOLLOW UP INFORMATION

It was noted that it may be necessary to set up a closed session for a report on litigation because there had been a Court of Appeals hearing on May 2, 2006, regarding the McCracken case.

TRUSTEE REPORTS 

There will be a Montana School Board’s Association workshop on May 18, 2006, in Billings.

NEXT MEETINGS

The next regular board meeting will be Tuesday, May 9,2006 at 7:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

Sue Vinton moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:44 p.m. Becky Malenowsky seconded the motion.   Tim Trafford, Teresa Stroebe, Barbara Forrester Frank, Greg Bochy, Sue Vinton, and Becky Malenowsky voted yes; the motion passed six to zero.

 

Teresa

Respectively Submitted,

___________________________      ___________________________
Teresa Stroebe, Chairperson             Diane M. Brook, District Clerk

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