Lockwood School Board
Regular Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 15, 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

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence
    Letter from Hank Yasenak

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve minutes of previous meeting(s)
  2. Approve bills and wages for April 2012
  3. Vote to certify levy results and declare a position vacant and request letters of interest for the one-year term from the community. This position will be filled at the June 12 meeting.

    ***Oath of Office for the elected Trustee
    Laurie Noonkester will administer the oath of office to Sue Vinton.

  4. Election of Officers
  5. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
  6. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
  7. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
  8. Consider recommendations from the negotiation session
  9. Hire substitutes
  10. Rehire staff for 2012-13
  11. Hire new staff for 2012-13
  12. Recommend non-renewal of non-tenured teachers
  13. Continuation of mental health services from YBGR
  14. Contract with RiverStone for nursing services
  15. Request support of the MASBO resolution
  16. Approve Middle School Handbook for 2012-13

4. District reports

  1. K-5 Elementary School
  2. Middle School
  3. Technology
  4. Facilities
  5. Activities
  6. Superintendent
5. Trustee reports
  1. Trustee Reed would like to discuss his visit to the Career Center and the issue of a high school in Lockwood.
  2. Other reports, if any.
6. Adjourn


Superintendent's Agenda Report

3D. Election of Officers
The Board has the responsibility of electing a chair and vice-chair to serve for the next 12 months.
3E. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
The Trustees are required to appoint a Clerk to the Board. My recommendation is for the reappointment of Laurie Noonkester.
3F. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
Authorized representatives must be appointed. The superintendent and clerk serve in that capacity, and we will continue to do so with your authority. Eileen will do so until the end of June. Then the Board will need to appoint Tobin Novasio to that position.
3G. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
An Activities Fund Custodian must be appointed. Susan Hankel has been serving in that capacity and I recommend her to continue.
3H. Consider recommendations from the negotiation session
A negotiating session was held on April 26 with the Lockwood Unit of MEA/MFT. Attached is the Master Agreement with highlighted changes and salary agreements. See the letter from MEA/MFT requesting a two-year contract with an opening for salary and insurance, if necessary, in one year. The salary agreement is a 1.5% on the base, which is a 3.4% overall increase.
3I. Hire substitutes
See attachment
3J. Rehire staff for 2012-13 See attachments
Attached are the recommendations of staff employment for the 2012-2013 school year. An increase of 3.4% is recommended for staff not covered under the Master Agreement.
3K. Hire new staff for 2012-13
The following are recommended for hire as teachers:

Joel Rogers
Courtney Shied
Savanah Smith
Sherry MacGillivary
Winnette Rak

I am recommending that the third Counseling position be filled for next year. In house we have Amy Muir who would take that position. We will fill the 4th grade position with a new teacher. Our accreditation will be covered with that position filled. If agreed, add Caitlyn Brown to the hire list. There is a possibility of another resignation before Tuesday night. If so, I will bring another name to the meeting. The following are recommended for hire as paraprofessionals:

Jenette Alexander
Jenasee Austill
3L. Recommendation of non-renewal of non-tenured teachers
On the attached sheet are the names of the individual teachers to be non-renewed without cause. Each of these should be a separate resolution.
3M. YBGR Services
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. We will have five teams next year, which will provide five therapists and five social workers to assist our staff. I would like to recommend that we continue this partnership.
3N. Contract with RiverStone for nursing services
I am recommending that we continue to contract with RiverStone for nursing services. The contract for next year will be $66,785, no increase over this year. 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.
3O. Request support of the MASBO resolution
Attached are two documents relating to requirements of OPI, which are related to HB 329 passed in 2009. MASBO is the organization of School Business Officials. The letter will be sent to the OPI. The resolution and letter explain the amount of work required that is already provided to the department.
3P. Approve Middle School Handbook for 2012-13
Mr. Klasna will be available to answer your questions.