Proceedings of the Board of Trustees
Lockwood School District No. 26
Yellowstone County, Billings, MT
Regular Meeting of June 14, 2011
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Agenda for June 14, 2011

Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 14, 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
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

3. Items for Action
    A. Approve minutes of previous meetings May 5, May 10 and May 24
    B. Approve bills and wages for May 2011
    C. Availability of activities for next year
    D. Lions Lair Issues
    E. Recommitment to Eastern Yellowstone Special Education
       Cooperative
    F. Budget Transfer
    G. Property and liability insurance contract for 2011-2012
    H. Continuation of mental health services from YBGR
    I. Approval of tuition payment for a student placed at Yellowstone
       Academy District #58 at the Boys and Girls Ranch
    J. Request to increase lunch fees
    K. Contract with RiverStone for nursing services
    L. Hire two teachers
    M. Request to approve out of district attendance
    N. Policy recommendations
    O. Approve K-5 Handbook for next year
    P. Approve memorandum of understanding with RiverStone for
       emergency use of school

4. District reports
    A. Library Annual Report
    B. Facilities Report

5. Trustee reports

6. Adjourn

NEXT MEETING IS JULY 12, 2011 AT 7:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve minutes of May 10 and May 24 meetings

  2. Approve bills and wages for May 2011

  3. Activities for next year
    At the May meeting it was requested to place the topic of Athletics/Activities for the next year on the agenda.

  4. Lions Lair Issues
    Information will be shared with the Trustees about the remodel of the Lions Lair. It has been known by committee members that eventually Lions Lair would need a major overhaul. Since 2003 safety measures have changed for public playgrounds. We are attempting to meet all of these requirements so the district's liability is not in jeopardy.

  5. Recommitment to Eastern Yellowstone Special Education Cooperative
    The Eastern Yellowstone Special Education Cooperative is requesting that each of the eight schools recommits for the upcoming school year. A motion to recommit to the Coop for the 2011-2012 school year with an appointment of a representative to their Board is needed. I have served as Chair of that Board for a number of years and will be happy to continue as your representative to that organization.

  6. Budget Transfer
    The attached sheet explains that MCA 20-9-208 allows for transfers from budgeted fund to budgeted fund whenever the trustees determine, in their discretion, that the transfer of funds is necessary to improve the efficiency of spending within the district.

  7. Property and liability insurance contract for 2011-2012
    Western States fee for next school year is $39,769, which is $5,049 more that the current year. MTSBA gave us a quote over $50,000. My recommendation is to remain with Western States.

  8. Continuation of mental health services from YBGR
    We have worked with the Mental Health Center from Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch to provide services to our students and families. 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. We will have four teams next year, which will provide four therapists and four social workers to assist our staff. It is possible the state will accept this expertise in place of a counselor for accreditation.

  9. Approval of tuition payment for a student placed at Yellowstone Academy
    District #58 at the Boys and Girls Ranch
    I am recommending approval of tuition payment for student CF placed at Yellowstone Academy District #58. The family moved into our district from Shepherd, which placed this student at the Academy, and continued placement is recommended.

  10. Request to increase lunch fees
    In order to be compliant with federal regulations we need to remain above the reimbursement for lunches for regular meal fees. Most likely we have to be increasing this each year about ten cents for several years into the future. The reimbursement moves up with the cost of living. The lunch fees for next year should be 2.35 for elementary and 2.45 for middle school.

  11. Contract with RiverStone for nursing services
    It appeared at previous meetings that members of the Board were inclined to keep a nurse on campus for our students. I am recommending that we continue to contract with RiverStone for nursing services. The contract for next year will be $66,785. We are working on billing Medicaid for services provided by the nurse that could amount to $1000 per month. This amount covers an experienced pediatric RN. Attached is a copy of a monthly report by our nurse.

  12. Hire two teachers
    Megan Malia and Tanya Stuart are recommended for hire. They will teach
    Special Education. Background checks and application process are clear and
    completed for both.

  13. Request to approve out of district attendance
    This is a recommendation to approve out of district attendance for children of staff
    who work here with our students.
    Kindergarten
         Christian Dean
    Grade 1
        Keilah Church
        Lucile Marchant
        Jacksun Staton
    Grade 3
        Isaiah French
    Grade 4
        Skylar Staton
        Maizie Poor
    Grade 5
        Benjamin Marchant
        Deyon Dixon
    Grade 6
        Dejahn Dixon
    Grade 7
        Kayla Bertschinger
    Grade 8
        Caralyn Lagge

  14. Policy Recommendations
    Request to modify lunch charge policy #8220
    We have policy that allows students to charge up to ten meals before a substitute lunch is provided in place of the student's choice. Food service tells me that if the optional lunch were provided as soon as money has been depleted, the students will bring the account up to date sooner. With the allowance of ten charges there is no encouragement to pay the bill. Attached is a recommended change in policy. Students are never left without a lunch. A second reading for revision would be at the July meeting so that the information could be distributed in our August newsletter.
    Policies #3310 and #3311 are presented for third reading.

  15. Approve K-5 Handbook for next year
    Mr. Bowman will be available to answer questions

  16. Approve memorandum of understanding with RiverStone for emergency use of school
    Since our campus has been the center of activity for the community in the past, such as during the fires a few years ago, it appears this would be the center if a community emergency were declared. The state and county are setting up plans for a catastrophe situation. This memorandum would allow the school to be a place for RiverStone to dispense medications or vaccinations if necessary.

4. Additional notes:

  • Head Start will have a second classroom this next school year. This has been an excellent partnership for our young students and their families.
  • New maps of the buildings with staff locations will be distributed at the July or
    August meeting. We are still working through the location of everyone.
  • We were instructed by the OPI to budget for 20% less funding for the next year. See the attached for projected funds.

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REGULAR SESSION CALL TO ORDER - 7:00 pm

Chair Tim Sather opened the regular meeting and called it to order at 7:00 p.m. and led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The following trustees and officers were present: Trustees Susanne Vinton, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed, Becky Malenowsky, Tamara Spillum and Superintendent Eileen Johnson. District Clerk Laurie Noonkester was absent.

Numerous staff members were present and are registered on the sign in sheet.

Registered guests are asked to sign in upon arrival.

Mr. Sather welcomed visitors and 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.

INDIVIDUALS, DELEGATIONS, CORRESPONDENCE, DISTRICT NEWS

Chair Sather passed around correspondence for board review.

Thank you letters and notes from retirees.

Chair Tim Sather read a letter from Mike Sullivan, middle school principal, requesting release from contract with district.

Eileen Johnson noted details of the selection process and application & interview schedule for a new principal including the need of three trustees to be involved. Interviews will be held in the board room and will be open to the public. Tamara Spillum, Caree Bernhart, and Becky Malenowsky were selected to serve on the committee for the hiring of a new middle school principal.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Approval of Minutes

Chair Tim Sather asked if there were any objections to the minutes as presented. Hearing none, the minutes of the May 5, 2011 work session, the minutes of the May 14, 2011 regular meeting and the minutes of the May 24, 2011 special meeting were approved.

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B. Approval of Bills and Wages for May

Chair Sather asked if there was any objection to the bills and wages as presented.
Hearing no objections, the bills and wages were approved.

C. Student Extra-Curricular Activities/Athletics for 2011-12 School Year

Discussion was held on the topic of cutting some of the activities and athletic stipends paid by the district due to fact that numerous classroom positions were cut due to budgetary issues.

Sue Vinton asked for clarification on what activities would be affected.

Activities included are: Student Council, Dance, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, and Softball.

Mrs. Johnson noted that we used to have Football and Wrestling and those activities were discontinued in previous years with budget shortfalls.

Becky Malenowsky asked what the absolute date by which decisions concerning activities would need to be made.

Eileen noted that an Athletic Director is usually already working on scheduling with District 2 by this point of the year for the following year.

Sue Vinton asked for clarification regarding activities such as Family Resource Center & Extended Studies (and others) are in the "Extracurricular" budget category. Eileen noted that these are not included under the "Activities" in question and further clarified that the other groups have to be accounted for somewhere in the budget. The monies that these other groups make and use is included in the category for budgetary and accounting reasons.

Becky Malenowsky clarified the amount spent for activities $35,000. She made the point of how, and if, to cut parts of the activities budget would be a way to show that we are truly "tightening our belts" in all areas - noting that cuts have been made to staff (teaching, & custodial/maintenance) and curricular programming.

Jason Hamrick asked if volunteer coaching has been considered. Eileen noted that the district still has liability for volunteers and that volunteers would still need to be background checked and fingerprinted.

Some volunteers are used in the younger athletic programs but there is still someone paid to oversee those programs.

Tim Sather noted that if volunteers were to be used, scheduling would be difficult as practices start shortly after school is out for the day and volunteer coaches may have a hard time meeting the schedule.

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Eileen noted that an Athletic Director is crucial for scheduling and coordinating with other districts and lining up busing and officials.

Corey Elkin (audience) commented that as a referee, he and other referees would be able to negotiate fees they charge. He informed the board that Lockwood is one of the highest paying schools.

Mrs. Johnson noted that even changing student athletic fees at this point wouldn't change the need to meet staff salaries. She also noted that there's nothing against using a fee (or fee increase) to pay for other costs (e.g. salaries, etc.)

Sue received feedback that many parents wanted sports to remain in place. One parent felt sports could be eliminated noting that opportunities are available in the community (YMCA). Sue feels that character, pride, discipline are great assets built from participation in school-sponsored sports.

Tim Sather agreed that he has felt the overwhelming support for sports from parents as well. They might even be willing to pay.

Don Reed asked what fees are. Fees are currently $25 / activity. He had a concern about some families not being able to afford that fee. Eileen clarified that there is a "scholarship" fund available for those students not able to pay the fee.

Don Reed also thought that perhaps community sources may be able to sponsor. He noted that activities are sometimes an important reason that students come to school. However, the sole reason for being here is for education. He raised concerns about cuts affecting the district's accreditation.

Becky Malenowsky has heard mixed opinions from the community regarding activities. Some community members expressed support of temporarily suspending activities to relieve budget woes or perhaps modifying the activities to be more self-sustaining. She expressed concern that it seemed there was not as much discussion when decisions to cut classroom teachers and programs including art and counseling.

Susan Anderson (audience) concurred that some of the classroom cuts were not widely known nor itemized in agendas. Some parents were surprised that classes like art would not be offered next year.

Eileen Johnson and Tim Sather noted that despite publicizing things in the Gazette and Yellowstone County News, there was still a large portion of people who didn't realize what the failed levy meant to the budget and that classroom offerings would be affected.

Holly Sather expressed support of athletics & activities noting that her son and some of his friends have athletics as their focus for keeping grades and attendance up. Traveling teams and community teams are often cost-prohibitive for families. She felt that pulling them completely would be very shocking to kids and families.

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Jenny Fox (audience) questioned - do we have to have an Athletic Director or do we have to have as many coaches?

Valeri Milburn noted that we don't have as many experienced coaches as other city teams have. Extended Studies and Student Council have also been valuable experiences.

Teresa Marchant asked if we could be more creative and perhaps cut 6th grade programs or perhaps raise fees to match Castle Rock ($45/sport plus uniform fees).

Cory Elkin echoed the support of athletics and sports in the Lockwood community.

Becky asked if we could perhaps take some of the ideas expressed and run numbers with various options and also perhaps bring the available?

Don Reed, citing his coaching experiences (wrestling), noted that there have been many athletes who have come through Lockwood's athletics programs and experienced much success in athletics in high school and beyond. He hates to see the activities go and feels they are very important.

Sue Vinton brought up the point that hypothetically we could raise fees but noted that it would feel like a kind of "tax" - picking up where the state leaves off.

Jason Hamrick and Tim Sather also brought up the idea of advertising as a revenue for activities.

Sue Vinton brought up the idea of a Booster Group and asked if that could go toward supplementing an athletics/activities budget.

Eileen noted that it gets tricky to rely on "booster" raised money for planning purposes in hiring staff. Advanced fundraising would be needed and is difficult. She cited the challenges that the Lion's Lair project has been fairly long in the making.

Eileen asked for direction from the Board for what they'd like to see done or scenarios worked out by the July meeting. Items presented by the board are noted below:

Consolidating/reducing coaching staff
Raising student activity fees $25 to $45
Eliminating Athletic Director position
Looking at numbers of participants to cost of running program
Eliminating some programs

It is anticipated that some decisions could be made at the July meeting.

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D. Lions Lair Play Structure Issues

Information was shared with the Trustees by Facilities Director Rob Guzman about the remodel of the Lions Lair. He noted that the Lockwood PTA has taken on the project of a badly needed remodel of the Lions Lair play structure and have found that since the initial construction safety measures in 2003 changed dramatically for public playgrounds. He further noted that they are attempting to meet all of these requirements so the district's liability is not in jeopardy but are finding it extremely costly to do so.

Eileen brought up that there are rumors that it is going to be "torn down." When the district obtained the Lion's Liar, district liability increased. She noted that public playground requirements have changed immensely (including targeted age groups, heights, building materials). At the time it was built, original committee members noted it would probably need to be revisited in 15 years from the time it was built. Eileen emphasized that it is part of the district's liability and must be handled within guidelines (U.S. Consumer Product Safety).

Bob Remy, MT School Equipment Co. representative did a walk through with Rob. He noted that he wouldn't be able to add anything to the structure citing specific problems. The original building company, Leathers, would need to add to the structure.

If you modify any part of the structure, the entire structure has to meet code.

Leathers, original builders, would need to be the group to do modifications.

Much of the cost is in the fill material. Fill material wanted wouldn't meet requirements for current fall heights for the structure.

Attempts to work with certified playground inspectors have been frustrating. Most suggestions would include having it torn down to core.

Eileen noted that good information has resulted in that we now know what issues are present, including liability.

Some misinformed community members are bringing the issue to public spotlight via some radio programs.

Risk assessment manager for the district's insurance is being contacted on the issue to provide more clarity on liability issues with the structure and possible changes.

Becky asked what would happen to the PTA raised funds.

The original committee for the structure is holding $13,000 with the understanding that it could be released for remodeling the Lion's Lair. It is not clear if it would still be available should the structure need to be torn down completely.

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Sue Vinton asked if the lair is not salvageable, could Creative GreenScapes work the funding into a long term plan for the areas they've developed around campus.

Rob suggested getting a price from a contractor to see if the existing woodwork could be modified or re-worked.

E. Recommitment to Eastern Yellowstone Special Education Cooperative

The Eastern Yellowstone Special Education Cooperative is requesting that each of the eight schools recommit for the upcoming school year. This would be a motion to recommit to the Co-op for the 2011-2012 school year and to make an appointment of a representative to their Board.

Superintendent Johnson advised that she has served as Chair of that Board for a number of years and will be happy to continue to serve as the representative to that organization.

Becky Malenowsky made the motion to recommit to participation in the Eastern Yellowstone Special Education Cooperative for the 2011-12 school year and appoint Eileen Johnson as representative to that Board. Tamara Spillum seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

F. Budget Transfer

The attached sheet explains that MCA 20-9-208 allows for transfers from budgeted fund to budgeted fund whenever the trustees determine, in their discretion, that the transfer of funds is necessary to improve the efficiency of spending within the district.

Sue Vinton made a motion to adopt a resolution to transfer a maximum of $16,000 from the Transportation Fund to the Flexibility Fund, authorized by MCA 20-9-208, to improve the efficiency of spending within the district for purposes of proper maintenance and operation of the school programs. Jason Hamrick seconded the motion.

Jason Hamrick, Tamara Spillum, Tim Sather, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Susanne Vinton voted yes. The motion passed unanimously.

G. Property and Liability Insurance Contract for 2011-2012

Superintendent Johnson reported that she received two proposals for the district's property and liability insurance.

Current insurer, Western States Insurance, sent a quote for 2011-12 school year at $39,769, which is a $5,049.00 increase over the current policy.

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MTSBA gave presented a quote that exceeds $50,000. Superintendent Johnson recommended that we remain with Western States.

Jason Hamrick moved to renew the contract with Western States for property and liability insurance for 2011-2012. Sue Vinton seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes. The motion passed unanimously.

H. Continuation of Mental Health Services from YBGR

Mrs. Johnson noted that the district currently works with the Mental Health Center from Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch to provide services to our students and families. There is no cost to the district since the funding of these services is covered through Medicaid. She recommends that the board continue this partnership, noting that there will be four teams next year, which will provide four therapists and four social workers to assist our staff. She continued that it is possible the state will accept this expertise in place of a counselor to further accreditation status.

Don Reed moved to continue the partnership with YBGR to provide mental health services to students and their families as recommended. Caree Bernhart seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

I. Approval of Tuition Payment for a Student Placed at Yellowstone Academy
District #58 at the Boys and Girls Ranch

Superintendent Johnson recommended approval of tuition payment for student CF who is placed at Yellowstone Academy District #58. She explained that this family has moved into our district from Shepherd. The Shepherd School District originally placed CF at the Academy and that continued placement is recommended.

Becky Malenowsky made the motion to pay the tuition as recommended. Tamara Spillum seconded the motion.

Don Reed asked about the fact that the student moved from Shepherd. Eileen clarified that it is a continuation of services started from original placement as part of a permissive levy.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes. The motion passed unanimously.

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J. Request to Increase Lunch Fees

Superintendent Johnson reported that a new federal regulation with the Healthy, Hunger Free Act of 2011 requires the district to charge more for full priced meals. The rate increase will show that the district is providing the same level of support to the meal program as is the federal government. She further explained that we can expect to be increasing the regular lunch fees each year about ten cents for several years as the federal reimbursement rates move up with the cost of living. The lunch fees for next year should be $2.35 for elementary and $2.45 for middle school to be within compliance with the regulations.

Don Reed moved to raise the lunch fees as presented to meet federal regulations. Jason Hamrick seconded the motion.

Becky asked what the repercussions would be if we didn't raise the fee. Eileen noted that we could lose federal funding as a result.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

K. Contract with RiverStone Health for Nursing Services

Mrs. Johnson explained that it appeared at previous meetings that members of the Board were inclined to keep a nurse on campus for our students and she is recommending that we continue to contract with RiverStone Health for nursing services. The contract for next year will be $66,785 but she is working on billing Medicaid for services provided by the nurse that could amount to $1,000 per month. This amount covers an experienced pediatric RN. Attached is a copy of a monthly report by our nurse, Kristen Bonner.

Becky Malenowsky moved to renew the contract for nursing services with RiverStone Health as recommended. Don Reed seconded the motion.

Don Reed observed that our nurse is very busy in her duties and is a critical resource for assisting students including referring to other health services. He wished it could be a 12-month commitment.

Sue Vinton agreed that our nurse is invaluable; however this could have been an area of savings for the district.

Eileen noted that the nurse will operate without an assistant for next year.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes; the motion passed unanimously

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L. Hiring of Special Education Teachers

Superintendent Johnson reported that Megan Malia and Tanya Stuart are recommended for hire as special education teachers. Both of these teachers have completed all of the background check requirements.

Jason Hamrick moved to accept the hiring of Megan Malia and Tanya Stuart as recommended by Mrs. Johnson. Tamara Spillum seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes. The motion passed unanimously.

M. Request Approval for Out of District Attendance for 2011-12 School Year

Mrs. Johnson presented a list of students she is recommending for approval for out of district attendance. These students are children of Lockwood staff members.

Kindergarten - Christian Dean
Grade 1- Keilah Church, Lucile Marchant and Jacksun Staton
Grade 3 - Isaiah French
Grade 4 - Skylar Staton and Maizie Poor
Grade 5 - Benjamin Marchant and Deyon Dixon
Grade 6 - Dejahn Dixon
Grade 7 - Kayla Bertschinger
Grade 8 - Caralyn Lagge

Sue Vinton moved to approve those children listed for out of district attendance. Caree Bernhart seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes. The motion passed seven to zero.

N. Policy Recommendations

Request to modify lunch charge policy #8220
We have policy that allows students to charge up to ten meals before a substitute lunch is provided in place of the student's choice. Food service tells me that if the optional lunch were provided as soon as money has been depleted, the students will bring the account up to date sooner. With the allowance of ten charges there is no encouragement to pay the bill. Attached is a recommended change in policy. Students are never left without a lunch. A second reading for revision would be at the July meeting so that the information could be distributed in our August newsletter.

Policies #3310 and #3311 are presented for third reading.

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Jason Hamrick made a motion to amend the policy #8220 to a 2 meal charge limit in the effort to encourage parents to bring the account to good standing at an earlier time. Becky Malenowsky seconded the motion.

Discussion about the reporting process was brought up by the audience.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes. The motion passed unanimously.

Sue Vinton moved to approve policies 3310 & 3311 (with changes).

Jason Hamrick seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes. The motion passed unanimously.

O. Approve K-5 Handbook for next year

Mike Bowman noted that the policy changes approved in this meeting would be made. Sue Vinton noted that we do not have a full-time SRO and made a note of other minor typographical errors. She also had questions about adults dining with students and asked for clarification on some wording regarding latex and other allergies. Under "discipline" she asked if we should be more consistent with referencing policy numbers.

Mr. Bowman clarified that some don't refer to specific policies.

Mrs. Johnson noted that once adopted, the student handbook becomes policy.

Mr. Bowman will make the noted editorial changes to the handbook.

Don Reed made a motion to approve the K-5 handbook with noted changes. Jason Hamrick seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes. The motion passed unanimously.

P. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with RiverStone for Emergency
   Use of School

Since our campus has been the center of activity for the community in the past, such as during the fires a few years ago, it appears this would be the center if a community emergency were declared. The state and county are setting up plans for a catastrophic situation. This memorandum would allow the school to be a place for RiverStone to dispense medications or vaccinations if necessary.

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Becky Malenowsky made a motion to approve the memorandum of understanding with Riverstone for emergency use of the school. Tamara Spillum seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes. The motion passed seven to zero.

DISTRICT REPORTS

  1. Primary School- Principal Mike Bowman had nothing further to add to his report.

  2. Intermediate School- Principal Dave DeBoer had nothing further to add to his presented report.

  3. Middle School- Principal Mike Sullivan had nothing further to add to his report.

  4. Facilities- Rob Guzman additionally noted that the Heart Works camp (July 17 - 28) has a much increased participation this year (~300) and they are soliciting projects for service.

  5. Technology- Director Pam Richau had nothing to add but hopes to get through her to do list before her departure. Vice Chair Vinton noted her appreciation of Mrs. Richau's skill and assistance she so willingly provided to "not so talented" computer users.

  6. Curriculum/Assessment- Director Don Christman had nothing to add.

  7. Superintendent- Superintendent Johnson had nothing further to add.

TRUSTEE REPORTS

Becky Malenowsky reported on Delegate Assembly experience. She noted that the experiences shared by other districts helps put things into perspective.

Sue Vinton commended new trustees for attending new trustee workshops.

Caree Bernhart and Don Reed noted that the experience was valuable for learning new things regarding school board activities and their duties as new members to the Lockwood Board of Trustees.

Tim Sather commented that he's impressed and proud of the fact that despite our budget woes, in talking with other districts, we are able to maintain high student achievement.

Tim Sather encouraged and challenged board members to bring a neighbor or community member to meetings.

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ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.

Sue Vinton moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 p.m. Jason Hamrick seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Becky Malenowsky, Tim Sather, Jason Hamrick, Caree Bernhart, Don Reed and Tamara Spillum voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

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Tim Sather, Chairperson                      Charles Harvey, Lockwood Teacher