Lockwood School Board
Regular Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Administration Building Board Room

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.

1. Call to order       7:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

3. Items for Action
    A. Approve minutes of previous meetings
    B. Approve bills and wages for March 2011
    C. Recommendation of staff for retirement incentive
    D. Policy recommendations
    E. Hire substitutes
    F. Recommendation for principal and assistant principal of K-5
    G. Recommend non-renewal of non-tenured teachers
    H. Approval of tuition payment for students placed at Yellowstone
        Academy District #58 at the Boys and Girls Ranch
    I. World Languages Curriculum to be approved

4. District reports
    A. Primary School
    B. Intermediate School
    C. Middle School School
    D. Facilities
    E. Technology
    F.  Curriculum/Asssessment
    G. Activities
    H. Superintendent

5. Trustee reports

6. Adjourn

NEXT MEETING IS MAY 10, 2011 AT 7:00 PM.

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve minutes of previous meetings

  2. Approve bills and wages for March 2011

  3. Recommendation of staff for retirement incentive
    The list of those who have applied for the retirement incentive is attached.
    Pam Richau is making a request for an exception to the agreement. Her
    letter is attached.

  4. Policy recommendations from Montana School Boards
    The following are recommended for approval on second reading
    Policy 3310P- Discipline of Students with Disabilities
    Policy 3311- Firearms and Weapons (Choose Option 1 or 3)

  5. Hire substitutes

  6. Recommendation for principal and assistant principal of K-5
    I am recommending Mike Bowman as principal and Don Christman as
    Assistant Principal for the K-5 grades for the 2011-12 school year. A job
    description for the position of assistant principal is attached.

  7. Recommendation non-renewal of non-tenured teachers
    On the attached sheet is the list of names of the individual teachers to be
    non-renewed without cause.

  8. Approval of tuition payment for students placed at Yellowstone
    Academy District #58 at the Boys and Girls Ranch
    I am recommending approval of tuition payment for students JM, AS and
    TW placed at Yellowstone Academy District #58.

  9. World Languages Curriculum to be approved
    Mr. Christman will present the latest curriculum to be completed by staff.

    We will need to pick some dates that can be used to set up a special
    meeting after the insurance rates are received. Trustees, please bring a
    calendar with possibilities.
Safe Routes to School Sidewalk
On April 19 at 2:00 PM we will have a walk through with Peaks to Plains architect Anthony Pratt to discuss the location of the sidewalk to be placed in the front of our school on Highway 87. This will be funded through the Safe Routes to School Grant. You are welcome to join us for this discussion.

May 3 Staff Appreciation Breakfast
On May 3 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM the administrators and the Food Service personnel will be serving breakfast to all the staff. Sodexo has made a huge commitment to purchase all the food for this event. Bette Hunt and Kandi Phillips want the staff to know how much they appreciate all the work with our students. Thank you, Sodexo.

FY2011-12 E-Grants System Applications (Federal Funds—Title I and Title II)
The OPI may not be able to open the FY2011-12 E-Grants system applications for districts to apply until mid-summer, rather than in May as we usually do. The US Department of Education cannot make a determination on state allocations until appropriations are finalized through Congress. The US Department of Education has advised that there may be a significant change from the preliminary allocations currently available. We should know more after April 8th and will keep you posted. Registration information for E-Grants training opportunities will be announced soon. Trainings will take place in July at several locations throughout the state. For more information, contact Kellee English, 406-444-7841.

School Wellness Mini Grants Awarded to 11 MT Schools to Support Healthy Kids
The Office of Public Instruction, through funding from the USDA Team Nutrition Training Grant, is awarding 11 Montana schools with a ($3,000-$5,000) mini grant to support implementation steps of their wellness policy. Schools awarded include: Anaconda, Belgrade, Bigfork, Billings SD#2, Colstrip, Frazer, Hellgate Elementary, Lockwood, Park City, Somers and Stanford. Grant funds will enhance school infrastructure mechanisms to support nutrient rich meals/snacks, nutrition education, farm to school programming, and physical activity.
For more information, contact Katie Bark, 406-994-5641.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Grant
Our grades K-2 have been selected to receive the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program next year. This is a "Snack" program that provides free fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to children in a school with more than 50% free and reduced lunch count, as it aims to foster healthy life-long eating habits and to combat childhood obesity. Sodexo will administer the grant by ordering and distributing the food several days a week during the next school year.

We are so fortunate to receive donations from parents and community members. The Intermediate Library would like to thank Greg Bochy for his donation of 23 fiction books to our library. (T. Marchant, Librarian)