Meeting Date: May 12, 2015
Meeting Time: 6:00 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 6:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Student Recognitions
    1. VFW Essay Contest Winners
    2. Elks Club Essay Contest Winners
  3. Parent Recognition – Native American Day
  4. Staff Presentation – Relations Team – Mentoring Program
  5. PTA Report
  6. Correspondence
3. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Curriculum Report
  4. Elementary Principal's Report
  5. Middle School Principal's Report
  6. Superintendent's Report
4. Trustee reports
  1. Training Opportunities
  2. Auditorium Discussion
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of April 14th Meeting
    2. 2. Approve Bills and Wages for April 2015
  2. Election of Trustees by Acclimation
    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD ***Oath of Office for New Trustees***
  3. Election of Officers
  4. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
  5. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
  6. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
  7. Consent Agenda Part II
    1. Hire Certified Staff
    2. Hire Activities Director
  8. Approve Job Descriptions
  9. Advertise Nursing Position
  10. Approve Middle School Student Handbook
  11. Resolution for Disposal of Property
  12. Approve Out of District Students
  13. Open Negotiations with Lockwood Para-Professional Association
  14. Approve Labor Services Contract with MTSBA
  15. MREA Membership Renewal
  16. Trustee Resignations
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS JUNE 9th, 2015 AT 6:00 PM
Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda Part 1
    Consent Agenda Part I
    Items 1 and 2 can be approved with one motion and vote; these are items that reflect last
    month's business and should be approved by the current trustees. Any trustee can pull an
    item from the consent agenda at any meeting if they want to discuss that item further. I
    recommend that we approve the consent agenda.
    1. Approve Minutes of April 14th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for April 2015
      We recently finished switching over our Activities accounting system; these repots are for
      both August and September.

  2. Election of Trustees by Acclimation
    Scott Kiekover and Sue Vinton have both been elected by acclimation to three-year terms.

    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
    ***Oath of Office for New Trustees***
    Scott and Sue will take the oath of office administered by Laurie Noonkester.

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

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

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

  6. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
    I recommend that Coti Widdicombe be appointed as the District's Activities Fund
    Custodian.

  7. Consent Agenda Part II
    Items 1 and 2 can be approved with one motion and vote; these are items that reflect new
    business and should be approved by the new configuration of trustees. Any trustee can
    pull an item from the consent agenda at any meeting if they want to discuss that item
    further. I recommend that we approve the consent agenda.

    1. Hire Certified Staff
      I recommend that the Board offer contracts for the 2015-16 school year at the appropriate
      step and lane per the negotiated agreement to the following candidates: Rachel Alloway,
      Kathryn Epley, Paul Gritz, Alyssa Nauman, and Brianna Turnquist. All contracts are
      dependent on obtaining the proper teaching certification and background checks.
    2. Hire Activities Director
      I recommend that Jesse Swanke be hired as the Activities Director for the 2015-16 school
      year.

  8. Advertise Nursing Position
    I'd like to move forward with advertising for a Registered Nurse for next year. I'd like to
    have flexibility with salary and benefits so that we can best fit the needs of potential
    candidates, therefore I'd like to make this an administrative position. The total package
    offered will fall into the $55-60,000 range in terms of the district's cost. The difference
    between this position and our current nursing costs will be earmarked to hire a Certified
    Nursing Aide for as many hours as possible.

  9. Advertise Nursing Position
    I'd like to move forward with advertising for a Registered Nurse for next year. I'd like to
    have flexibility with salary and benefits so that we can best fit the needs of potential
    candidates, therefore I'd like to make this an administrative position. The total package
    offered will fall into the $55-60,000 range in terms of the district's cost. The difference
    between this position and our current nursing costs will be earmarked to hire a Certified
    Nursing Aide for as many hours as possible.

  10. Approve Middle School Student Handbook
    Mr. Klasna and Mr. Kinsey will present next year's Middle School Handbook for approval.

  11. Resolution for Disposal of Property
    I have included a recommended resolution that will allow us to dispose of some outdated
    property and the Board Policy regarding this practice.

  12. Approve Out of District Students
    I have attached a list of students that the Principals have recommended for acceptance as
    out of district students for next school year. There is also one student recommended for
    approval for the rest of this year, PG (6th grade). All of these students with the exception
    of the kindergarteners are currently enrolled.

  13. Open Negotiations with Lockwood Para-Professional Association
    Our Para-professional staff has elected to join the MEA-MFT. Attached is their notification
    of intent to negotiate. I recommend that the Board appoint a Negotiations Team and set a
    few possible dates to begin negotiations, however we may want to wait until after the
    Special Board meeting to finalize the Negotiations Team.

  14. Approve Labor Services Contract with MTSBA
    I recommend that the Board contract with MTSBA to assist in negotiating our initial
    contract with the Lockwood Paraprofessionals Association.

  15. MREA Membership Renewal
    I recommend that the District continue our relationship with the Montana Rural Education
    Association. They have done an amazing job of representing our interests this year.

  16. Trustee Resignations
    Peter Freivalds and Jennifer Wagner have notified Chairman Vinton that they will be
    resigning from their positions on the Board. I recommend that we advertise the vacancies
    and schedule a Special Meeting for the week of May 26th to review possible candidates for
    appointment to the two openings. This would allow any new trustees to attend the MTSBA
    trainings in June. Both trustee opening would be for one year only.

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