Proceedings of the Board of Trustees
Lockwood School District No. 26
Yellowstone County, Billings, MT
Special Meeting April 3, 2012
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
4:00 PM

The board will meet with consultants from MTSBA to review the application files of the 12 applicants for the position of superintendent. This is an open meeting.

Action item:
Select finalists to interview for the position of superintendent.

The interview process, which will take place on April 16 and 17, will be open to the public.

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Chair Tim Sather opened the special meeting, called it to order at 4:02 p.m. and led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

The Board of Trustees will meet in special session in the Board Room to review superintendent applications as presented by Montana School Boards Association (MTSBA).

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.


A. Select Superintendent Applicants for Interviews.

MTSBA Director of Governmental Relations, Bob Vogel presented the online survey results that were collected in response to the superintendent qualifications that participants felt most important. Mr. Vogel also presented the focus group results he recorded during his previous visit. He presented a matrix listing the applicant data. There were 11 completed applications passed around for board review.

General discussion was held. Timeline for a candidate open house, campus tour and interview schedule was set.

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Becky Malenowsky made the motion to extend the invitation to interview for the superintendent position to Jim Nygaard, Brent Lipp and Tobin Novasio on April 16th and 17th. Caree Bernhart seconded the motion.

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

Chair Tim Sather called for a special board meeting on Tuesday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. to interview candidates and process the interview information.

Don Reed moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m. Tamara Spillum seconded the motion.

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

The meeting was adjourned.

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Tim Sather, Vice-Chairperson                       Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk


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