Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 27, 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.

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
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
3. Items for Action
  1. Appointment of New Trustees
    i. Introduction of Candidates
    ii. Candidate Interviews
    iii. Selection of New Trustees
    iv. Oath of Office for New Trustees
  2. Assign Negotiations Team
  3. Appointment of Title IX Coordinator
  4. Additions/Edits to MS Student Handbook
  5. Hiring of Certified Staff
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS JUNE 9th, 2015 AT 6:00 PM

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Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER - 7:00 pm

Chair Susanne Vinton called the Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees to order at 6:00 p.m.
by leading those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. The following trustees and officers were
present: Trustees Don Reed, Kat Luhman, Susanne Vinton, Scott Kiekover Superintendent Tobin
Novasio and District Clerk Laurie Noonkester. Trustee Joe Borgstrom was absent.

Evelyn Pyburn with the Yellowstone County News was in attendance.

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

There were no Public Comment Requests submitted.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Appointment of New Trustees

i. Introduction of Candidates

Chair Susanne Vinton asked each candidate to introduce themselves.
Candidates Tim Sather, Victoria Krause and Michelle Gomez gave a brief
introduction and each had submitted a letter of interest detailing their
experience prior to the meeting.

ii. Candidate Interviews

Individual interviews were conducted using a standard list of questions
with each individual given the opportunity to answer the question posed by
the Trustees. Trustee Kat Luhman asked each candidate if they belong to
any other organizations and what their role is within that organization.
Trustee Don Reed posed the question to the candidates on how each
envisions the Lockwood Community’s future.

iii. Selection of New Trustees

Chair Susanne Vinton thanked each candidate for their participation. Each
Trustee voted for their choices with Superintendent Novasio tallying the
vote.

Tim Sather and Vicki Krause were appointed as Trustees.

iv. Oath of Office for New Trustees

Notary Public for the State of Montana and District Clerk, Laurie
Noonkester, administered the Oath of Office to Trustees. Certificate of
Trustee Appointment documents will be presented for signatures at the
conclusion of the meeting and filed with the County School
Superintendent’s Office.

B. Assign Negotiations Team

Trustees Kat Luhman, Tim Sather and Susanne Vinton volunteered to be placed on the
negotiation team to begin negotiations with the Lockwood Para-Professional Association.

C. Appointment of Title IX Coordinator

Superintendent Novasio explained the position and the duties associated with the duties. He
recommended Don Christman be appointed as the Title IX Coordinator for the Lockwood School
District.

Trustee Kat Luhman made the motion to appoint Don Christman to the position as recommended.
Tim Sather seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Tim Sather, Kat Luhman, Victoria Krause, Don Reed, and Susanne
Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

D. Additions/Edits to the Middle School Student Handbook

Middle School Principal Gordon Klasna reviewed and recommended the highlighted additions
and corrections be made to the Middle School Student Handbook.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion to approve the Middle School Handbook as corrected. Kat
Luhman seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Tim Sather, Kat Luhman, Victoria Krause, Don Reed, and Susanne
Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

E. Hiring of Certified Staff

Middle School Principal Gordon Klasna recommended that Aaron Smith be hired as the Middle
School Spanish Teacher.

Trustee Kat Luhman made the motion to hire Aaron Smith as recommended. Tim Sather
seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Tim Sather, Kat Luhman, Victoria Krause, Don Reed, and Susanne
Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lockwood
School District Board Room.

Trustee Kat Luhman moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:44 p.m. Victoria Krause seconded the
motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Tim Sather, Kat Luhman, Victoria Krause, Don Reed, and Susanne
Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.



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Susanne Vinton,, Chairperson                       Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk

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