Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Administration Building Board Room

6:30 PM MEET AT LIONS' LAIR FOR WALK THROUGH

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

  1. Approve minutes of August 7th, 14th and 21st meetings
  2. Approve bills and wages for August 2012
  3. Final Decision Regarding Lions' Lair
  4. Approve Contract with Jim Staab Consulting
  5. Hire Teachers
  6. Hire Classified Staff
  7. Hire Substitutes
  8. Approve YBGR Placement
  9. Approve Out of District Student
  10. Approve MSGIA Language Change
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 OCTOBER 9, 2012 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 August 2012

  3. Final Decision Regarding Lions' Lair

    Rob Guzman and I will present the information that we have gathered regarding the condition on the Lions' Lair and possible options available to us moving forward.

    My current recommendation, barring what information may come out at the meeting, would be to work with Harvest Church and take advantage of their Compassion Day to take down the smaller parts of the current structure. Our Maintenance crew could then later remove the large support structures. This winter we could work with the community to select a firm to work with to design and build a new structure. We would work with the community to raise funds and apply for grants to finance this new structure. Once these funds have been secured we could coordinate with the Fellowship Baptist Church, other community groups, and our parents to build a new structure in a similar manner as the original Lions' Lair was constructed.

  4. Approve Contract with Jim Staab Consulting

    I recommend that the board approve the proposed contract with Jim Staab Consulting for this school year and next in order to help the teachers become familiar with the Common Core Standards and best prepare our students for the new assessment process beginning in 2015. I foresee 15-20 on-sight days and the corresponding preparation days this year for a maximum of $17,600; I will keep the board updated on the number of days that we use throughout the year. We will fund this through Title I of which $39,000 needs to be spent on Professional Development.

  5. Hire Teachers

    I recommend that April Lawver be hired as a certified teacher at the appropriate step and lane. April is currently employed as a classified employee. I also recommend that she be paid as a teacher retroactive to the beginning of this contracted school year.

    I also recommend that Courtney Metzler be hired to a teaching position at the appropriate step and lane. Her background check has been completed.

  6. Hire Classified Staff

    I recommend that we hire Chelsea Althof and Thomas Vanderbeck as full time para-professionals at the appropriate rate and benefits. They are both certified teachers and currently on the substitute list. They are also both aware of the 90 - day probation period.

  7. Hire Substitutes

    I recommend that the board approve the attached list of substitute employees.

  8. Approve YBGR Placement

    I recommend that the board approve the placement of student LH at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch per the Individual Education Plan team recommendation.

  9. Approve Out of District Student

    I recommend that we approve JS as an out of district student in the 4th Grade.

  10. Approve MSGIA Language Change

    I recommend that the board approve this language change to our Montana Schools Group Insurance Authority Interlocal Agreement. This has no effect on us and will allow other schools more flexibility.



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