Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 13, 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.

NOTE TO OUR GUESTS: VISITORS WISHING TO RECORD THIS MEETING ELECTRONICALLY MAY DO SO
PROVIDING THE RECORDING DOES NOT DISRUPT THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF THIS MEETING.

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

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Correspondence
    1. MQEC Letter
3. Items for Action
  1. Approve Minutes of April 8th Meeting
  2. Approve Bills and Wages for April 2014
  3. Election of Trustees by Acclimation

    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
    ***Oath of Office for New 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. Hire Substitutes
  9. Hire Coach/Sponsor
  10. Offer Tenured Certified Staff Contracts for 2014-15 School Year
  11. Offer Non-Tenured Certified Staff Contracts for 2014-15 School Year
  12. Non-Renewal of Non-Tenured Certified Staff
  13. Hire New Certified Staff
  14. Offer Activities Director Contract
  15. Discuss Staffing Plan for 2014-15
  16. Policy Updates - Accreditation Changes - 2158, 2171 - Final Reading
  17. Approve Middle School Handbook
  18. Consider Recommendations from Negotiations Team
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

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS JUNE 10th, 2014 AT 7:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence
    
B. Correspondence

  1. MQEC Letter
    I would like feedback from the Board as to if there is any interest in Lockwood Schools
    joining the Montana Quality Education Coalition. If there is an interest to discuss this more
    I can bring this forward as an action item at a future meeting.

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve Minutes of April 8th Meeting
  2. Approve Bills and Wages for April 2014
  3. Election of Trustees by Acclimation
    Joe Borgstrom and Kat Luhman are both elected to three-year terms.

    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
    ***Oath of Office for New Trustees***


    Joe and Kat will take the oath of office administered by Laurie Noonkester.

  4. Election of Officers
    The Board will need to elect a Chair and Vice-Chair.

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

  6. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
    I recommend that Laurie Noonkester and I be designated as the District’s Authorized
    Representatives at the Board’s discretion.

  7. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
    I recommend that DeeAnn Nielsen be appointed as the District’s Activities Fund Custodian.

  8. Hire Substitutes
    I recommend that the Board approve the attached list of substitutes.

  9. Hire Coach/Sponsor
    I recommend that Tony Derrig receive a contract as an Assistant Track Coach for the current
    season. He is replacing Wes Caldwell in this position. I also recommend we hire Eric Karls as the
    Student Council Advisor for next school year.

  10. Offer Tenured Certified Staff Contracts for 2014-15 School Year
    I recommend that the attached list of certified staff members be offered contracts for the 2014-15
    school year. Specific positions will be assigned at a later date.

  11. Offer Non-Tenured Certified Staff Contracts for 2014-15 School Year
    I recommend that the attached list of certified staff members be offered contracts for the 2014-15
    school year. Specific positions will be assigned at a later date.

  12. Non-Renewal of Non-Tenured Certified Staff
    I recommend that the attached list of certified staff members are non-renewed without cause.

  13. Hire New Certified Staff
    I recommend that the Board offers contracts for the 2014-15 school year at the appropriate step
    and lane per the negotiated agreement to the following candidates: Janae Welch, Alicia Simms,
    and Jonathan Bisonette. All contracts are dependent on obtaining the proper teaching certification
    and background checks. These candidates are replacing staff that has resigned.

  14. Offer Activities Director Contract
    I recommend that Jesse Swanke be hired as the Activities Director for the 2014-15 school year.

  15. Discuss Staffing Plan for 2014-15
    I want to get feedback from the Board regarding the class sizes for next year. Second and third
    grades are the biggest concerns at this time with projected class sizes at or above the
    accreditation maximums of 20 and 28 students per teacher at the respective grade levels. What
    the Board wants to do here will have a significant impact on budgeting and other items such as out
    of district applications. Mr. Klasna believes that we are going to be ok in the Middle School with
    the "extra" teacher we added last year working primarily with the large sixth grade class.

  16. Policy Updates - Accreditation Changes - 2158, 2171 - Final Reading
    This is a final reading of these two policies. The Board added language to Policy 2171 at the last
    meeting, please review and make sure that the updated policy reflects that change.

  17. Approve Middle School Handbook
    Mr. Klasna has submitted the recommended Handbook for your approval. The request made
    earlier this year by the students regarding wearing bandanas as a hair accessory has been taken
    into advisement and a proposed change was made.

  18. Consider Recommendations from Negotiations Team
    I am placing this item on the agenda so that the Board can take possible action based on the
    negotiations meeting this week.

5. Trustee reports

  1. MTSBA Resolutions
    Sue Vinton would like to have input on these resolutions from the whole Board.
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