Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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.

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1. Call to order 7:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Correspondence
  3. Andrea Fischer - ACE Director
3. Items for Action
  1. Approve Minutes of December 10th Meeting
  2. Approve Bills and Wages for December 2013
  3. Hire Substitutes
  4. Approve Eagle Scout Project
  5. Hire Classified Staff
  6. Hire Coaches
  7. Approve Staff Travel
  8. Superintendent's Contract
  9. Policy Update - * Policies - One Reading
    1. 3000 Series - Students
      A. New Policy - First Reading - 3141
      B. Deleted Policy - 3123
    2. 5000 Series - Personnel
      A. New Policies - First Reading - 5015, 5021, 5130, 5228*, 5228P*, 5232F*, 5250,
      5254, 5254F, 5255, 5314, 5322*, 5338, 5430, 5440, 5510*
      B. Deleted Policies - 5321, 5321P, 5230, 5253, 5256, 5329, 5329P, 5331, 5334P,
      5510F, 5630
    3. 6000 Series - Administration
      A. New Policies - First Reading - 6110P, 6420
      B. Deleted Policies - 6121, 6122, 6141, 6310
    4. 7000 Series - Financial Management
      A. New Policy - First Reading - 7405
      B. Deleted Policies - 7000, 7110, 7121, 7210, 7231, 7231P, 7325, 7326, 7329, 7410,
      7520, 7530
    5. 8000 Series - Non-Instructional Operations
      A. New Policies - First Reading - 8110, 8111, 8123, 8225*, 8320, 8420
      B. Deleted Policies - 8000, 8125, 8132, 8400
    6. 9000 Series - School Facilities - Deleted Policies - 9232, 9242, 9300, 9320
4. District reports
  1. Superintendent's Report
5. Trustee reports
  1. Salary Matrix Work
  2. Negotiations
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS FEBRUARY 11th, 2014 AT 7:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve Minutes of December 10th Meeting

  2. Approve Bills and Wages for December 2013

  3. Hire Substitutes
    I recommend that the attached list of substitutes be approved. Some of them may be conditionally
    until we get TB tests and background checks on file.

  4. Approve Eagle Scout Project
    Former student Jacob Bone is requesting permission to build a shelter for the crossing guard near
    the Administration Offices as his Eagle Scout project. He will have a project proposal for the
    Board to approve.

  5. Hire Classified Staff
    A Para-professional that was approved in December declined the position. I recommend that we
    hire Lauren Riehl for this position.

  6. Hire Coaches
    My recommendation for volleyball coaches are: Jesse Swanke for Assistant 8th Grade Coach; Jen
    DuVal and Cinda Paynter for the 7th Grade positions; Kim Brown and Cole Cavan for the 6th Grade
    positions. Mrs. Brown's recommendation is pending a successful background check.
    I would also like to discuss the future of our 3rd through 5th grade basketball program. Randy
    Zacher is no longer able to continue to run this program and I would like to explore the possibility
    of going back to having the YMCA run this program. As you know, I have concerns about having
    the District continuing to sponsor this program with the new concussion laws. However, the YMCA
    will not be able to establish a Lockwood program on this short of notice so we may need to find
    someone that would be willing to run the program for this one final year. We have discussed
    putting a request out to interested parents that would share the coaching. Mr. Swanke and I could
    schedule the games and practices.

  7. Approve Staff Travel

    Ten of our staff members have been taking part in the ACE Leadership Team meetings based on
    a book study of Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom by Robert Eaker and Janel Keating.
    The Administrative team also attended a two-day workshop with the two authors this past summer.
    During the fall ACE PIR we connected with Mike Hagadone, the Director of Secondary Education,
    at White River School District in Buckley, Washington. Co-author Janel Keating is the
    Superintendent of White River Schools and they have numerous requests from other districts to
    visit. They have set dates for these visits including April 14th this spring. I'm requesting that the
    trustees approve a visit to White River School District for the ten staff members that have taken
    part in the groundwork of studying the book co-authored by Janel Keating. In my conversations
    with Mike, we discussed taking part in the formal visit process they offer to all districts on Monday
    and they would then set us up to have our staff work with our role-alike counterparts from White
    River on Tuesday. This schedule will depend somewhat on the flight times. The cost will be about
    $350 per person for flights, including baggage. We will need to rent either a large van or two
    SUVs for two days. We will also need seven rooms for two nights and the cost of meals. I'm
    estimating the total cost of this trip to be around $10,000. If given the go ahead by the Board I will
    contact a travel agent to work out the best prices. I would like to use some of the funding that we
    received last year for the Interlocal Agreement and will bring a fully developed budget to the Board
    prior to the trip. If approved, we will invite the other districts that have participated with the ACE
    program to join us at their own cost. I think that this is a great opportunity for our staff to visit a
    district that is further down the Professional Learning Community journey than we currently are;
    allowing us to actually see where we are going and learn from their successes and challenges

  8. Superintendent's Contract
    This is placed on the agenda as a follow up to the evaluation. Traditionally the Board will roll an
    additional year into the Superintendent contract each year. My contract currently runs until June of
    2016. This stability is important to me and I believe it is valuable to the District as well.

  9. Policy Update - * Policies - One Reading
    All of these changes are the result of our December work session with Joe Brott from MTSBA. All
    of these policies are first reading. The ones marked with an asterisk are required legal changes
    and only need one reading. Deleting policies also only takes one reading.

    1. 3000 Series - Students
      A. New Policy - First Reading - 3141
      B. Deleted Policy - 3123
    2. 5000 Series - Personnel
      A. New Policies - First Reading - 5015, 5021, 5130, 5228*, 5228P*, 5232F*, 5250,
      5254, 5254F, 5255, 5314, 5322*, 5338, 5430, 5440, 5510*
      B. Deleted Policies - 5321, 5321P, 5230, 5253, 5256, 5329, 5329P, 5331, 5334P,
      5510F, 5630
    3. 6000 Series - Administration
      A. New Policies - First Reading - 6110P, 6420
      B. Deleted Policies - 6121, 6122, 6141, 6310
    4. 7000 Series - Financial Management
      A. New Policy - First Reading - 7405
      B. Deleted Policies - 7000, 7110, 7121, 7210, 7231, 7231P, 7325, 7326, 7329, 7410,
      7520, 7530
    5. 8000 Series - Non-Instructional Operations
      A. New Policies - First Reading - 8110, 8111, 8123, 8225*, 8320, 8420
      B. Deleted Policies - 8000, 8125, 8132, 8400
    6. 9000 Series - School Facilities - Deleted Policies - 9232, 9242, 9300, 9320
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