Meeting Agenda

Meeting Date: June 10, 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. 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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Meeting Minutes

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Regular Board Meeting
June 10, 2014

REGULAR SESSION CALL TO ORDER - 7:00 pm

Chair Susanne Vinton opened the regular meeting and called it to order at 7:00 p.m. and led those
present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The following trustees and officers were present: Trustees Susanne Vinton, Don Reed, Jennifer
Wagner, Kat Luhman, Joe Borgstrom, Superintendent Tobin Novasio and District Clerk Laurie
Noonkester. Trustees Peter Freivalds and Tim Sather were absent.

All guests are asked to sign in upon arrival.

Mrs. Vinton welcomed visitors and advised the following:

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.

INDIVIDUALS, RECOGNITION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Trustee Joe Borgstrom read a quote from John Adams to begin the meeting.

Bob Riehl, Chairman for the Lockwood Steering Committee, addressed the Board Trustees in
regard to the need for increased communication between the School District and the Steering
Committee in order to better represent the entire Lockwood population. Mr. Riehl noted the
importance of the close relationship between the two entities and asked specifically for their
continued support and involvement.

A thank you note from Kim Yasenak was noted.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Approval of Minutes

Chair Susanne Vinton asked if there were any objections to the minutes as presented. Hearing
none, the minutes of the May 13, 2014 regular meeting were approved as presented.

B. Approve Bills and Wages for May 2014

Chair Vinton asked if there was any objection to the bills and wages as presented.

Hearing no objections, the bills and wages were approved.

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C. Approve Riverstone Health Nursing Contract for the 2014-15 School Year

Superintendent Novasio gave a brief history of the nursing services within the District.
Riverstone Health representatives Karen Graf, Shawn Hinz and Clarie Oakley addressed the
Board regarding the scope of the daily nursing services provided and the proposal for nursing
services for the 2014 - 15 school year.

Trustee Don Reed asked how much time is spent by the School Nurse in direct contact with
parents. Ms. Graff replied that about 25% of Kristen Bonner's time is spent talking to or
contacting parents of students.

Trustee Susanne Vinton asked if there are grant funding sources for the increased costs that are
being presented.

Ms. Graf responded that she has recently returned from Washington D.C, in which she helped
draft bill language for funding of school nurses in rural schools. Ms. Graf further noted that if the
bill is passed it will provide funding for school nursing services here at Lockwood.

Trustee Don Reed commented that the school nurse is the highest ranking local medical
personnel in the community and feels that the program should be expanded and not cut back.
Trustee Jennifer Wagner commented that due to the needs of the students the program has to
continue.

Further discussion was held.

Trustee Susanne Vinton noted that she is struggling with the cost and asked how many days this
contract services. Ms. Graf replied that the contract is for 187 school days with 180 of those days
student days are in attendance.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion to approve the Riverstone Health Nursing 40 hour per week
contract for the 2014 - 15 school year at hours as presented. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.
Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, and Joe Borgstrom voted yes;
the motion passed unanimously.

D. Approve Crisis Plan

Superintendent Novasio explained that current Montana state law requires a School Crisis Plan
be in place for each district and these plans must be approved by school boards. Mr. Novasio
pointed out that the School Wide Management Team has spent numerous hours revising this
document that is presented.

Trustee Don Reed noted that this important document needs to be read by every person in the
district in order to prepare for the crisis.

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Superintendent Novasio noted that training was held with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's
SWAT Team and District Administrative Staff yesterday. Mr. Novasio noted that he intends to
schedule a school wide training with the SWAT Team to take place in September because of the
information presented and some of the unique safety challenges that the district faces.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Kat Luhman made the motion to approve the School Crisis Plan as presented. Jen
seconded the motion.

Mrs. Luhman requested that the printed Safety Plan document be tabbed by color for easier use
before distribution to the staff.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Tim Sather, Don Reed, and Joe
Borgstrom voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

E. Hire Summer Maintenance Staff

Superintendent Tobin Novasio noted that there are corrections to the published list as some
individuals have declined the positions. He recommended that Rob DiGiallonardo, Stefanie
Lehman, Cortney Metzler, Joel Rogers, Jodi Allen, Kerry Pantoja, Jen Broadstone, Coti
Widdicombe, Jen DuVal, Jeanette Alexander, Melinda Hartman, Kim Holguin, and Crystal West
be hired as part - time summer staff.

Facilities Director Rob Guzman explained that four of the part - time employees will be working
on grounds keeping with others working on the cleaning crew. He further noted that the majority
of those for hire are veteran summer workers.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion hire those listed as part - time summer workers.
Jennifer Wagner seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Don Reed, Jennifer Wagner, and Joe Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

F. Approve Summer Stipends

Superintendent Tobin Novasio recommended that Don Christman and Cindy Gopp be offered
stipends for summer work. Mr. Christman will be working on grant writing and Mrs. Gopp will
continue her curriculum work. Mr. Novasio would like to offer them both a stipend of $ 250 per
day for a maximum of 10 days.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to provide stipends for Don Christman and Cindy Gopp as
presented. Kat Luhman seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, and Joseph Borgstrom voted yes;
the motion passed unanimously.

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G. Discuss/Approve Out of District Students

Superintendent Tobin Novasio explained that because of uncertainties in our ability to provide
staffing, he believes the Trustees 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. Mr. Novasio noted that there are 18 students that the Principals and he
have recommended for acceptance.

Trustee Jennifer Wagner asked if it is possible to approve just the staff children at this time.
Superintendent responded yes; but it has been previous practice to not differentiate between
students.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom asked if the district could charge tuition for these students. Superintendent
Novasio responded that it is possible to charge tuition for out of district students as these students
are counted in the ANB funding calculation.

Trustee Jennifer Wagner asked if the students listed are returning students. Mr. Novasio
responded that they were returning students.

Trustee Susanne Vinton noted that if the district were to charge tuition the revenue would not pay
for sufficient staff anyway. Mrs. Vinton commented that the children facing uncertainty about
whether they can return to Lockwood is the most concerning issue in her mind.

Further discussion was held.

Trustee Jen Wagner made the motion to accept the out of district students as presented. Kat
Luhman seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Don Reed, Jennifer Wagner, and Joseph Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

H. Hire Classified Staff - Approve Salary Increases for 2014 - 2015 Fiscal Year

Superintendent Novasio recommended that the persons listed be rehired for the next fiscal year.
He also recommended that all of the listed employees receive a $.35 per hour increase as it
directly correlates with the increase that a teacher receives for a “step” each year and should be
the same for the lowest compensated staff. Mr. Novasio further noted that there has been much
discussion regarding trying to increase the compensation for these vital employees and noted he
provided a list of all the district employee's hourly wage rates as a reference. Superintendent
Novasio estimated that this raise will cost the District approximately $25,000 for the year.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion to rehire the K - 5 persons listed for the 2014 - 15 fiscal year as
presented. Jennifer Wagner seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, and Joe Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

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Trustee Joe Borgstrom made the motion to rehire the Middle School Staff as listed for the 2014 -
15 fiscal year as presented. Jennifer Wagner seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, and Joseph Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion to rehire the district persons listed for the 2014 - 15 fiscal year
as presented. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, and Joseph Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Don Reed commented that even with the proposed raise the wages are pitifully low for
that tasks asked of these employees.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion to approve a $.35 per hour wage increase to the classified
staff wages for the 2014 - 15 fiscal year as presented. Jennifer Wagner seconded the motion.
Trustee Joe Borgstrom commented thought he believes that the lowest paid staff members wages
should be much higher as someone could “flip burgers” for a higher wage and doubts his teenage
son would work for such low wages.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, and voted yes with
Trustee Joe Borgstrom voting no; the motion passed with a four to one vote.

I. Discuss/Approve Middle School Interventionist Position

Superintendent Novasio explained that he planned to recommend the addition of one new staff
member to the Middle School, in order to provide more interventions for students that need
additional help. He further noted that he is aware that there will be some trepidation from the
Board to do so due to the uncertainty in our certified staffing costs for next year. He provided a
copy of the plan that Mr. Klasna has put together for this position and recommends moving
forward with the hire simply because it is a good move for students. Mr. Klasna spoke to the
need and benefit that could be provided to the children should the Trustee approve this staffing
addition. Mr. Klasna further explained the additional extra activities that could be an added
offering in the Middle School.

Superintendent Novasio commented that he does want the Trustees aware of the financial impact
moving forward in lieu of ongoing negotiations and budgeting constraints.

Discussion was held.

Current Middle School Interventionist, Jen Rice, spoke to the need of additional staff and the
excellent work that Paraprofessional Jennifer Sannon has done with the math students.

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Trustee Joe Borgstrom commended Mrs. Rice for her work with his children.

Mrs. Rice and Mr. Novasio fielded questions by the board about the program.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion to add the Middle School Interventionist Position as
recommended. Kat Luhman seconded the motion.

Discussion was held.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Don Reed, Jennifer Wagner, and Joseph Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

J. Offer Certified Staff Contracts for 2014 - 15 School Year

Superintendent Tobin Novasio recommended that Ashley Williams, Korrin Kenck - Vanderloos,
Alissa Christensen and Jennifer Sannon be offered contracts for the 2014 - 15 school year at the
appropriate steps and lanes but are dependent on the return of successful background checks.

Mr. Novasio noted that these hiring recommendations will fill all of the open positions that were
due from resignations, Cindy Gopp's special assignment vacancy as well as the Middle School
Intervention position just approved by the Trustees.

Trustee Don Reed moved to approve hiring of those listed in addition to Jennifer Sannon for the
2014 - 15 school year as presented. Jennifer Wagner seconded the motion.

Superintendent Novasio corrected his statement that one more position will be vacant due to a
recent resignation.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Tim Sather, Peter Freivalds, and
Joe Borgstrom voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

K. Resolution to Transfer Funds

Superintendent Novasio recommended 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. The board packet information included draft resolutions on these two items.

Trustee Jen Wagner made a motion to adopt a resolution to transfer a maximum of $25,000 from
the Transportation Fund to the Flexibility Fund, authorized by MCA 20 - 9 - 208, to improve the
efficiency of spending within the district for purposes of proper maintenance and operation of the
school programs. Don Reed seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, and Joseph Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

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Trustee Joe Borgstrom made the motion to adopt a resolution to transfer any monies that are
available and eligible according to SB 348 to the Building Reserve Fund. Kat Luhman seconded
the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, and Joe Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

L. Approve Property and Liability Insurance Contract

Superintendent Novasio recommended that the Trustees move forward with continuing the
District's contract with Western States Insurance in providing the District's property and liability
insurance. Mr. Novasio noted that a request for bid was extended to MSGIA as well and Western
States proposal continues to come in at a lower cost.

Trustee Kat Luhman moved to approve the Western States Property and Liability Insurance
contract for the 2014 - 15 fiscal year as presented. Jennifer Wagner seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, and Joseph Borgstrom
voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

M. Approve Contract with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch for CSCT Services

Superintendent Novasio recommended that the Trustees extend the contract with the Yellowstone
Boys and Girls Ranch to provide CSCT services to our students for the 2014 - 15 school year.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Don Reed moved to accept the CSCT Service Contract with the YBGR for the 2014 - 15
school year as recommended. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Don Reed, Jennifer Wagner, Kat Luhman, and Joseph Borgstrom voted
yes; the motion passed unanimously.

N. Recommit to East Yellowstone Special Education CO - OP

Superintendent Novasio recommended that District recommit to the East Yellowstone Special
Education CO - OP through the 2015 - 16 school year. Superintendent Novasio noted that this is a
two year commitment.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom made the motion to recommit to participation in the Eastern Yellowstone
Special Education Cooperative through the 2015 - 16 school year as recommended. Don Reed
seconded the motion.


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Trustees Susanne Vinton, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, Kat Luhman, and Joe Borgstrom voted
yes; the motion passed unanimously.

O. Approve Salary Increases for Administrative and Managerial Staff

Superintendent Novasio recommended a 3% wage increase for Don Christman, Kelly Kinsey,
Darlene Hess, Laurie Noonkester and Rob Guzman. Further recommending a 2% increase for
Mike Bowman and Gordon Klasna; the total cost to the District will be just over $13,000. He
also recommend that five additional days of personal leave be added to Mr. Kinsey's contract and
that eliminate the $250 allowance for a physical examination every two years in Mr. Bowman's
contract and increase his yearly salary by $125.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion to approve the salary increases and contract amendments as
presented for the 2014 - 15 school year. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Superintendent Novasio explained his recommendation in the difference percentage increases for
the higher paid administrators verses the lower paid administrators.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, Kat Luhman, and Joseph Borgstrom voted
yes; the motion passed unanimously.

P. Approve Superintendent Contract

Mr. Novasio noted that he would be willing to accept a 2% increase or a salary freeze with an
additional five days of leave to his 2014 - 15 contract.

Don Reed commented that the increase is not comparable to the work he performs for the
District.

Trustee Kat Luhman made the motion to approve adding five additional days of personal leave to
Mr. Novasio's 2014 - 15 contract. Jen Wagner seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, Kat Luhman, and Joe Borgstrom voted
yes; the motion passed unanimously.

Q. Resolution to Dispose of Property

Superintendent Novasio recommended that the district advertise for the disposal of outdated
district property.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Jen Wagner made the motion to advertise the disposal of district outdated property as
recommended. Kat Luhman seconded the motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Tim Sather, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, Peter Freivalds, Kat Luhman,
and Joseph Borgtrom voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

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DISTRICT REPORTS

A. Facilities - Director Rob Guzman had nothing further to add to his written report but
fielded questions from the Trustees and audience. Trustee Jen Wagner thanked Rob
for all of the volunteer time and hard work he has put in on the Lions Lair 2.0 project.
He noted that the PTA will continue through the summer with their next meeting on
July 14th in the Middle School Commons.

B. Curriculum - Director Cindy Gopp highlighted items from her written report but
fielded questions from the board. Trustee Kat Luhman thanked the staff for their
participation in the recent work days.

C. Superintendent - Mr. Novasio reviewed his written report for the board. He noted two
recent resignations from Mrs. Tammy Hawkins and Mr. Shawn Jones.
NWEA MAP testing results were reviewed and the apparent hard work of the staff
was recognized.

Mr. Novasio noted the exceptional job that the Lockwood librarians do to provide
information to our students.

TRUSTEE REPORTS

Trustee Don Reed reported on the activities during the MTSBA Delegate Assembly recently held
in Helena. He was most impressed with the work and discussion on the K - 8 expansion issue.
Trustee Kat Luhman reported that she believes the stance taken by MTSBA to remain neutral on
the issue has hurt the cause but on the other hand, thought it was better to have that MTSBA took
that stance then to come out against the expansion issue. Trustee Jennifer Wagner concurred with
Mrs. Luhman.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom commented that the MTSBA stance is in effect a neutral position on what
was best for kids, but did learn that Lockwood has its own unique set of circumstances from
other districts working for K - 8 expansion legislation.

Sue asked that a board retreat/work session be scheduled to discuss the board goals and visions
for the district in a more relaxed setting. She encouraged everyone to look at their calendar for
July and a notice will be sent via email.

Negotiations Update – Trustee Susanne Vinton noted that due to the stalemate of the negations
she has requested and received a MTSBA Service Contract. Mrs. Vinton explained that she
believes that MTSBA assistance would be helpful in getting negations moving forward. There
was a board consensus that the facilitator would be helpful at this point.

Mrs. Vinton requested that the LEA reconsider delaying the next negotiation meeting until
August. LEA President, Lynette Larson replied that they would look at possible dates to meet.

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ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lockwood
School District Board Room.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:13 p.m. Jennifer Wagner seconded the
motion.

Trustees Susanne Vinton, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed, Kat Luhman, and Joseph Borgstrom voted
yes; the motion passed unanimously.



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Susanne Vinton, Chairperson                       Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk

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