Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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

  1. Public Comment
  2. Elks Americanism Essay Contest Winner - Ben Bonner
  3. Girl Scout Letter - St. Patrick's Day Parade
3. Items for Action
  1. Approve minutes of April 9th meetings
  2. Approve bills and wages for April 2013
  3. Vote to Certify Levy Results

    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
    ***Oath of Office for the Elected Trustees***

  4. Election of Officers
  5. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
  6. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
  7. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
  8. Appoint Interim Trustee to Fill One Year Term
  9. Hire Substitutes
  10. Consider Recommendations from Negotiations Team
  11. Offer Certified Staff Contracts for 2013-14 School Year
  12. Offer Classified Staff Contracts for 2013-14 School Year
  13. Offer Activities Director Contract
  14. Contract with Riverstone Health for Nursing Services
  15. Policy 5460 - Electronic Resources and Social Networking - First Reading
  16. Approve K-5 Student Handbook
  17. Approve Preliminary Changes to the MS Student Handbook
4. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Elementary Principal's Report
  3. MS Principal's Report
  4. Superintendent's Report
5. Trustee reports

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS JUNE 11, 2013 AT 7:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve minutes of April 9th meetings

  2. Approve bills and wages for April 2013

  3. Vote to Certify Levy Results
    We will need to canvas the election results for the Building Reserve levy. The levy
    passed by a wide margin. I will have official results at the meeting.

  4. ***Oath of Office for the Elected Trustees***
    Peter Freivalds, Don Reed, Tim Sather (2 Years), and Jennifer Wagner will take the oath
    of office as administered by Laurie Noonkester.

  5. Election of Officers
    The board needs to elect a Chair and Vice-Chair for the year.

  6. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
    I recommend that Laurie Noonkester be appointed as the Clerk of the Board.

  7. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
    I recommend that Laurie Noonkester and I be designated as the district's Authorized
    Representatives at the board's discretion.

  8. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
    I recommend that Susan Hankel continue as the district's Activities Fund Custodian.

  9. Appoint Interim Trustee to Fill One Year Term
    At this time, we have no applicants for the vacant one-year trustee term. I am putting this
    on the agenda in hopes that we will have someone interested before the meeting. If we
    do not fill this position at this meeting we will need to turn the responsibility of appointing
    this trustee to the County Superintendent per MCA 20-3-309.

  10. Hire Substitutes
    I recommend that Renee Oliszczak be hired and added to our substitute list pending
    background check results.

  11. Consider Recommendations from Negotiations Team
    The Negotiations Team can bring the rest of the board up to date on the negotiation
    process.

  12. Offer Certified Staff Contracts for 2013-14 School Year
    I recommend that the board offer contracts for next year at the appropriate step and lane
    for the following list of certified teachers. These contracts are dependent on the
    candidates successfully obtaining the proper teaching certification. Some of these
    candidates are graduating this spring and have their certification pending at the state
    level. The following are recommended for hire as teachers:

    Chelsea Althof
    Nikki Geordge
    Stefanie Lehman
    Jennifer Sand
    Nicole Gambill
    Shawna Halsey
    Cinda Paynter

  13. Offer Classified Staff Contracts for 2013-14 School Year
    I recommend that the attached list of certified employees be hired for next year. We can
    offer contracts at this time pending a possible salary increase just to notify staff that they
    will have jobs; or the motion can have a percentage increase included. My
    recommendation would be to wait until we have a settled contract with the certified staff
    before we determine an increase, if any, for classified.

  14. Offer Activities Director Contract
    I recommend that Jesse Swanke be hired as the Activities Director for the 2013-14 school
    year. I want to hire this position now so that we can start some planning for next year,
    including hiring coaches early so that they can get training and establish off-season
    programs for teams.

  15. Contract with Riverstone Health for Nursing Services
    Riverstone Health has submitted this contract for School Nursing services during the
    2013-14 school year. This contract is for the same amount of services we have had for
    the last several years. The cost is $70,356.00, this is an increase of $3,571.00 or roughly
    5%.

  16. Policy 5460 - Electronic Resources and Social Networking - First Reading
    I recommend that the board approve a first reading of Policy 5460 - Electronic Resources
    and Social Networking. This is a growing area of concern with many schools and I
    wanted to start the process of adopting this policy so that it can be referenced in our
    Employee Handbook for next year. Please give me feed back on any changes that you
    would like to see to this policy.

  17. Approve K-5 Student Handbook
    Mr. Bowman and Mr. Christman have developed this Student Handbook for grades K-5. I
    recommend that the board adopt it for the 2013-14 school year.

  18. Approve Preliminary Changes to the MS Student Handbook
    Mr. Klasna has been working with a group of teachers to make changes to the Student
    Handbook for next year. He will bring a complete handbook to the Board for approval in
    June, but we want to send some of this information home with report cards in order to
    make parents aware of some of these changes going into the summer. These changes
    include adding Saturday School changes to the dress code and the code of conduct. We
    can discuss the cost of the Saturday School program. This will be under $5,000 for the
    whole year if we use certified staff.



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