Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Administration Building Board Room
Buget Work Session 5:00 pm

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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. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of July 8th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for June 2014
    3. Hire Substitutes
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Hire Coaches/Sponsors
  2. Approve Trustee Financial Report 2013-14
  3. Approve 2014-15 Budgets
  4. Approve Negotiated Agreement
  5. Policy Update
  6. Approve Staff Handbook
  7. Approve Para-Professional Handbook
  8. Approve 2014-15 Bus Routes
  9. Approve Quality Schools Grant Application
  10. Discuss Booster Advertising
  11. Form School Board Objectives Committee
4. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Elementary Principal's Report
5. Trustee reports
  1. Superintendent Evaluation Process
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 9th, 2014 AT 7:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of July 8th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for June 2014
      Items 3A2a-3A2g.
    3. Hire Substitutes
      I recommend the Board approve the attached list of substitute employees pending background
      checks and TB tests.
    4. Hire Classified Staff
      I recommend that Stacy Schlepp be hired for the Middle School Secretary position at the appropriate rate based on experience.
    5. Hire Coaches/Sponsors
      I recommend that Jesse Swanke be hired to coach Softball. I also recommend that Jen Rice and
      Gretta Henrickson be hired to coach Cross Country. We are still looking for a 6th grade Girls'
      Basketball Coach.

  2. Approve Trustee Financial Report 2013-14
    Laurie will go over this report during the work session. Trustees have hard copies and additional copies will be available at the meeting or by request. The trustees need to formally approve this report.

  3. Approve 2014-15 Budgets
    I have included a summary of all of our budgeted funds. Laurie will go over the full budget during the work session. Trustees have hard copies of all budget documents and additional copies will be available at the meeting or by request. Trustees will need to adopt a budget but changes may be made during the work session.

  4. Approve Negotiated Agreement
    Attached is the Negotiated Agreement as settled on by the Negotiations Committee and ratified by the Lockwood Unit of the MEA/MFT.

  5. Policy Update
    I recommend that we revise Policy 5140 in order to clarify probationary periods for new staff while meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

  6. Approve Staff Handbook
    Attached is an updated revision of our Employee Handbook. I will update the table of contents after I remove the strikeouts.

  7. Approve Para-Professional Handbook
    Included is a proposed Para-Professional Handbook.

  8. Approve 2014-15 Bus Routes
    Attached are the updated routes using TransFinder. These routes reflect one additional route. The expected ride time for the first child on the bus is under 30 minutes on all but three trips. The three exceptions are the Emerald Hills route (52 minutes), South on Highway 87 (34 minutes), and the industrial area North of the Interstate (40 minutes). Even with the additional route our buses are at above 95% of capacity. There still may need to be another major change to these routes as concerns about traveling Dinosaur Drive in the winter were just brought up to me by our lead driver today. In the interest of size I have included only the AM route maps. We will need to finalize our Special Education Pre-School routes and our afternoon YBGR route as we do not know at this time exactly where these students will need to be dropped off at this time.

  9. Approve Quality Schools Grant Application
    In order to complete our application we need a Board resolution approving the grant application and another addressing the Environmental Assessment. I have included all of this information including the grant application.

  10. Discuss Booster Advertising
    The attached letter is from Tony Koenig. Tony is an attorney with MTSBA. I wanted to discuss this practice with the trustees before moving forward. I think we are ok to proceed if we make a few small changes to the language in our contracts.

  11. Form School Board Objectives Committee
    Forming a committee to look at the Board Objectives was discussed at our goal-setting meeting.
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