Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 9, 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

  1. Presentation from Staff - Mickelson ExxonMobile Teachers Academy
3. Items for Action
  1. Approve minutes of September 11th meetings
  2. Approve bills and wages for September 2012
  3. Approve Roofing Bid
  4. YBGR Student Placement
  5. Discuss 6th Grade Class Size – Possible Staff Addition
  6. Hire Coaches
  7. Hire Substitutes
4. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
    -- Update on Lion's Lair
  2. Elementary Principal's Report
  3. MS Principal's Report
  4. Superintendent's Report
    --Discussion on School District #2 Inter-Local Agreement
5. Trustee reports

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS NOVEMBER 13TH 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 September 2012

  3. Approve Roofing Bid

    We are opening bids at 2:00 on Friday the 5th. Rob and I will present three bids to
    the board for final approval.

  4. YBGR Student Placement

    I recommend that the board approve the placement of 5th grade student AC at the
    Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch based on the recommendation of the Individual
    Education Plan team.

  5. Discuss 6th Grade Class Size – Possible Staff Addition

    We currently have 161 enrolled students and another that is in the process of
    getting enrolled. Class size is becoming an issue especially in Science and Social
    Studies because all students take these classes. Often students that are pulled in
    Math and Reading for individualized education support do not receive the same
    services in these two disciplines. Right now our Science and Social Studies
    classes are sitting at 32-33 students each. Actual physical space is becoming an
    issue in these classes.

    We have a classified staff member Tom Vanderbeck that is certified and
    experienced in these areas. We have explored the idea of having him pick up a
    section each of these classes. This would take our class size down to 27. We
    would make the staff member a .3 FTE Teacher and round out his schedule to
    keep him full time as a Para. Students' schedules would have to be modified and
    teachers would be displaced during their prep periods. Mr. Klasna is looking at
    schedules and the effect it would have. This employee makes $11.03 per hour as
    a Para and would make $23.80 per hour while teaching and prepping for class.
    This would be a total cost of $8,456.00 for the remainder of the year. Benefits
    would be approximately the same as they are now.

    I would like to get feedback from the board on this option. We can move forward
    at this time if there is support, but I would at least like to have this option available
    if we continue to add students in this grade.

  6. Hire Coaches

    I recommend Kimber Smith for 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Coach and Kenna
    McCauley for 7th Grade Girls' Basketball Coach pending background checks. I
    recommend Gretta Henrickson for 6th Grade Boys' Basketball Coach.

  7. Hire Substitutes

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

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