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
Retirement letter from Debbie Strizich
3. Items for Action
A. Approve minutes of previous meeting(s)
B. Approve bills and wages for January 2012
C. Approve calendar for 2012-2013
D. Request for out of district approval for remainder of school year
E. Letter from the Lockwood Unit of MEA/MFT to open negotiations
F. Request to hire substitutes
G. Request to hire coaches for track
H. Approval of tuition payment for a student placed at Yellowstone
Academy District #58 at the Boys and Girls Ranch
4. District reports
A. K-5 Elementary School
B. Middle School School
5. Trustee reports
Progress on superintendent search
3. Items for Action
- Approve minutes of previous meeting(s)
- Approve bills and wages for January 2012
- Approve calendar for 2012-2013
The attached calendar and district vote are attached. It is recommended that this be adopted for the next school year.
- Request for out of district approval
Michael Shacklett is recommended to stay in grade five for the remainder of this year. The family has moved into town.
- Letter from the Lockwood Unit of MEA/MFT to open negotiations
A resolution to agree to negotiate would be appropriate at this time. Possible dates for negotiating sessions will be discussed.
- Request to hire substitutes
See attached list.
Amy Muir and Gretta Henrickson are recommended to coach track this spring.
District #58 at the Boys and Girls Ranch I am recommending approval of tuition payment for a student placed at Yellowstone Academy District #58. Final decision should be made before the meeting and the initials of the student will be presented at that time.
***I have attached a recent editorial from the Billings Gazette about seat belts for school buses. Very valid points are made in the article. For the record, I would like to recommend that the district get costs from First Student and begin the process of adding seat belts to our buses. Student safety is critical.
***The future of curriculum through Common Core is going to require a great deal more assessment, and that will be via computers. This will be a serious impact on our computer labs, which are currently used for both teaching and assessing. More time will be needed with grades 3-8 for assessment. It will be important as you make budget and levy decisions for the future to have substantial Technology funds. Decisions on running levies this year will have to be made in March. I urge running the Technology levy.
***The original Safe Routes to School grant for the sidewalks on the school side of Highway 87 was for $25,000. The bids came in over that amount and SRTS agreed to fund the additional money. The actual bid is for $32,622.84
***FYI Out of District Student Count at Present 25 Total 13 staff 3 homeless 9 others spread throughout all grades
Link to February Enrollment Chart