Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 11, 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
    1. Letter from County
3. Items for Action
  1. Approve Minutes of February 11th Meeting
  2. Approve Bills and Wages for February 2014
  3. Hire Substitutes
  4. Appoint Activities Fund Custodian
  5. Policy Updates - Final Readings
    3141, 5015, 5121, 5130, 5250, 5254, 5254F, 5255, 5314, 5338, 5430, 5440, 6110P, 6420, 7405,
    8110, 8111, 8123, 8320, 8420
  6. Policy Update - Accreditation Changes - Administrative Rules of Montana Chapter 55
    1. Revisions - 2110, 2120, 4332, 5222, 6110, 6140, 6210 - One Reading
    2. New Policies - 2158, 2171 - First Reading
  7. Discuss Mill Levy
  8. Call for Election
  9. Discuss Athletics Conference
4. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Elementary Principal's Report
  4. Middle School Principal's Report
  5. Superintendent's Report
5. Trustee reports
  1. Salary Matrix Work
  2. Negotiations
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS APRIL 8th, 2014 AT 7:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve Minutes of February 11th Meeting

  2. Approve Bills and Wages for February 2014

  3. Hire Substitutes

  4. Appoint Activities Fund Custodian

    Due to staffing changes, I recommend that DeeAnn Nielsen be appointed as the Activities Fund
    Custodian for the remainder of this fiscal year.

  5. Policy Updates - Final Readings
    3141, 5015, 5021, 5130, 5250, 5254, 5254F, 5255, 5314, 5338, 5430, 5440, 6110P, 6420, 7405,
    8110, 8111, 8123, 8320, 8420

    These are the third and final readings of the policy changes resulting from our work sessions with
    Joe Brott. Please let me know if you have any questions on any of these policies pleas let me
    know and we can address them at the meeting.

  6. Policy Updates - Accreditation Changes - Administrative Rules of Montana Chapter 55

    This group of policies is the result of legislative changes to the Montana Accreditation rules.

    1. Revisions - 2110, 2120, 4332, 5222, 6110, 6140, 6210 - One Reading

      These are recommended changes from Joe Brott:

      2110 - The Accreditation Standards reference was removed for legal reasons.
      2120 - This policy was revised based on the Board of Public Educations revisions to Chapter
      55.
      4332 - This policy clarifies that e-cigarettes are not allowed on campus.
      5222/6210 - These changes reflect the revised language in Chapter 55 regarding the state’s
      new evaluation program for certified staff.
      6110/6140 - These revisions give the Board more leeway in filling any future Administrative
      openings by allowing potential candidates to be in an approved internship program.

    2. New Policies - 2158, 2171 - First Reading

      2158 - Districts are now required to have a Family Engagement Policy. This is the model
      policy put together by the MTSBA. We need to review this policy and make sure it fits the
      needs of the Lockwood community.
      2171 - According to OPI, districts are not required to have a “Significant Writing Program”,
      however they are now required to have a policy regarding such a program. At this time, our
      Middle School staff far exceeds the recommended maximum load size for a SWP. I
      recommend that we adopt option two.

  7. Discuss Mill Levy

    The Board should discuss the possibility of placing a mill levy on the May 6th ballot. Based on the
    preliminary budgets and staffing plan I would recommend that we do not ask the taxpayers for
    additional monies this year.

  8. Call for Election

    The Board needs to pass a resolution calling for the election of two trustees. Both of the open
    seats are for a full three-year term. If the Board decides to ask voters for levy we will also need a
    resolution that reflects the desired amount.

  9. Discuss Athletics Conference

    The Middle School Principals will share with the Board what we have found out about possibly
    changing what schools our athletic teams compete with including cost and other factors. I would
    like some guidance from the Board on how to proceed.
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