Proceedings of the Board of Trustees
Lockwood School District # 26
Yellowstone County, Billings, MT
Special Meeting of October 24, 2008
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Chair Susanne Vinton opened the special meeting, called it to order at 12:17 p.m. and led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The following trustees and officers were present: Trustees Susanne Vinton, Greg Bochy, Holly Sather, and Jason Hamrick, and Superintendent Eileen Johnson. Trustees Peter Freivalds, Tamara Spillum, and Becky Malenowsky were absent. District Clerk Diane Brook was absent; Eileen Johnson took minutes during the meeting.
Middle School Principal Mike Sullivan was present.

Mrs. Vinton advised the following:

Any person present who wishes to address the board or raise any question about public school district matters or governing policies may do so under public participation. 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. The public is also reminded that they may provide input on all motions being considered by the board at this meeting.

The Board of Trustees met in special session to consider the recommendation of Superintendent Johnson to hire Melvin Mitchell as assistant girls’ basketball coach. It was noted that an assistant coach is needed because of the high turnout for girls’ basketball. A fingerprint background check had been completed on Mr. Mitchell when he was hired as a substitute teacher previously.

Greg Bochy moved to hire Melvin Mitchell. Jason Hamrick seconded the motion. Susanne Vinton, Holly Sather, Greg Bochy, and Jason Hamrick voted aye; the motion passed four to zero.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:19 p.m.

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Sue Vinton, Chairperson                       Diane M. Brook, District Clerk

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