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Lockwood School Board
Regular Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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 meeting(s)
    B. Approve bills and wages for March 2012
    C. Recommendation of staff for retirement incentive
    D. Audit report from Kim Dare, Galusha, Higgins, Galusha
    E. Hire Assistant Business Manager
    F. Calendar for 2012-2013
    G. Request for out of district approval for remainder of school year

4. District reports
    A. K-5 Elementary School
    B. Middle School
    C. Technology
    D. Facilities
    E. Activities
    F.  Superintendent

5. Trustee reports
    Update on superintendent search

6. Adjourn

Next meeting for negotiations will be Thursday April 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

NEXT MEETING IS MAY 8, 2011 AT 7:00 PM.

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve minutes of previous meeting(s)

  2. Approve bills and wages for March 2012

  3. Recommendation of staff for retirement incentive
    The deadline for application of the retirement incentive is April 9, the day before this meeting. All of the requests will be presented at the meeting. Two requests have exceptions included, and I will give an explanation and explain my support for these requests.

  4. Audit report from Kim Dare, Galusha, Higgins, Galusha

  5. Hire Assistant Business Manager
    Crista Coleman is recommended for the Assistant Business Manager position. Crista has a degree in administrative management and information technology. Her work experience includes accounts payable and receivable, payroll, editing and design of forms and newsletters, as well as other software applications.

  6. Calendar for 2012-2013
    The attached calendar represents a new approach to required time for the next school year. This contains 187 days with time built in each month for professional development for the teachers. The state allows counting hours for pupil instruction and this meets the requirement.

  7. Request for out of district approval for remainder of school year
  8. Grace Bales and Brian Land are recommended to stay in grade four for the remainder of this year.
*****Since there is only one person running for two openings on the Board, there will have to be a campaign to get another person to volunteer through letter application after May 8. If the Board doesn't fill that spot then the County Superintendent is required to place someone according to MCA §20-3-309.

*****On Wednesday May 9 the administrators will be serving the annual breakfast to the staff in the Blue Room from 7:00-8:15 AM.

******There is an attachment with "talking points" for the levies. Let me know if you want anything changed. We will print and distribute the sheet. All suggestions I received are on it at this time.
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