Meeting Date: June 10, 2014
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Administration Building Board Room

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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. Items for Action
  1. Approve Minutes of May 13th Meeting
  2. Approve Bills and Wages for May 2014
  3. Approve Nursing Contract – Riverstone Health
  4. Approve Crisis Plan
  5. Hire Summer Maintenance Staff
  6. Approve Summer Stipends
  7. Discuss/Approve Out of District Students
  8. Hire Classified Staff – Approve Salary Increases for 2014-15 Fiscal Year
  9. Discuss/Approve Middle School Interventionist Position
  10. Offer Certified Contracts
  11. Resolution to Transfer Funds
  12. Approve Property and Liability Insurance Contract
  13. Approve Contract with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch for CSCT Services
  14. Recommit to East Yellowstone Special Education COOP
  15. Approve Salary Increases for Administrative and Managerial Staff
  16. Approve Superintendent Contract
  17. Resolution to Dispose of Property
4. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Curriculum Report
  3. Superintendent's Report
5. Trustee reports
  1. MTSBA Delegate Assembly
  2. Negotiations Update – MTSBA Services
6. Adjourn

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

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Approve Minutes of May 13th Meeting

  2. Approve Bills and Wages for May 2014

  3. Approve Nursing Contract – Riverstone Health
    Representatives from Riverstone Health will be at the meeting to discuss their proposals for providing nursing services for the 2014-15 school year. This year we paid $70,356 for 38 hours per week.

  4. Approve Crisis Plan
    The School Wide Management has put a lot of work this year into revising this document. State law now requires having a trustee approved crisis response plan.

  5. Hire Summer Maintenance Staff
    I recommend that the following staff be hired to do part time summer maintenance work: Rob DiGiallonardo, Stefanie Lehman, Cortney Metzler, Joel Rogers, Jodi Allen, Kerry Pantoja, Jen Broadstone, Coti Widdicombe, Rosemary Erdman, Michelle Prange, Kim Holguin, Barb Clayton, and Crystal West.

  6. Approve Summer Stipends
    I recommend that Don Christman and Cindy Gopp be offered stipends for summer work. Don will be working on grant writing and Cindy will continue her curricular work. I would like to offer them both $250 per day for a maximum of 10 days.

  7. Discuss/Approve Out of District Students
    Because of uncertainties in our ability to provide staffing I believe that at this point we have two options regarding out of district students: we can approve them now for next year, or send the parents a letter notifying them that we are holding off on approving any applications until September and that they will need to enroll their children in their resident district. I have attached a list of 18 students that the Principals and I have recommended for acceptance.

  8. Hire Classified Staff – Approve Salary Increases for 2014-15 Fiscal Year
    I recommend the re-hiring of the staff listed on the three attached lists (3H1-3) for the next fiscal year. My recommendation is that we give all of these employees a $.35 per hour increase this year. This number directly correlates with the increase that a teacher receives for a "step" each year for our lowest compensated staff. There has been a lot of discussion regarding trying to increase the compensation for these vital employees. I have attached a listening of all of our employee's "hourly" wages again for your information. My estimate is that this raise will cost the District approximately $25,000 for the year.

  9. Discuss/Approve Middle School Interventionist Position
    I was planning on recommending the addition of one new staff member to the Middle School staff, so that we can provide more interventions for students that need additional help. I know that there will be some trepidation from the Board to add an additional position with so much uncertainty in our certified staffing costs for next year. I have provided a copy of the plan that Mr. Klasna has for this position. I would like to move forward with this plan because it is good for students, but we need to make sure that we are cognizant of the financial impact as we move forward with negotiations and budgeting.

  10. Offer Certified Contracts
    I recommend that we offer contracts to Ashley Williams, Korrin Kenck-Vanderloos, and Alissa Christensen at the appropriate steps and lanes. These offers are dependent on background checks. This will fill all of the positions that were resigned from this spring and Cindy Gopp's special assignment. If the Board approves the Middle School intervention position, then I also recommend Jennifer Sannon be offered a contract as well.

  11. Resolution to Transfer Funds
    I recommend that the trustees adopt a resolution to transfer a maximum of $25,000 from the Transportation Fund to the Flexibility Fund and what other monies are available in the appropriate budgets to the Building Reserve Fund in order to address school safety and security. We have included draft resolutions on these two items.

  12. Approve Property and Liability Insurance Contract
    I recommend that we move forward with continuing our contract with Western States Insurance providing our property and liability insurance. We reached out to MSGIA for a bid as well and Western States continues to come in at a lower price.

  13. Approve Contract with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch for CSCT Services
    I recommend that we extend our contract with the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch to provide CSCT services to our students.

  14. Recommit to East Yellowstone Special Education COOP
    I recommend that we recommit to the COOP. This commitment is for the 2015-16 school year.

  15. Approve Salary Increases for Administrative and Managerial Staff
    I recommend a 3% increase for Don Christman, Kelly Kinsey, Darlene Hess, Laurie Noonkester and Rob Guzman. I recommend a 2% increase for Mike Bowman and Gordon Klasna. The total cost to the District will be just over $13,000. I also recommend that five additional days of personal leave be added to Mr. Kinsey's contract and that we eliminate the $250 allowance for a physical examination every two years in Mr. Bowman's contract and increase his yearly salary by $125.

  16. Approve Superintendent Contract
    I would be willing to accept a 2% increase or a salary freeze with an additional five days of leave.

  17. Resolution to Dispose of Property
    I have included a recommended resolution that will allow us to dispose of some outdated property.

5. Trustee reports

  1. MTSBA Delegate Assembly
    A chance for trustees to discuss the MTSBA Delegate Assembly results, possible next steps, and
    Training opportunities.
  2. Correspondence
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