Meeting Agenda

Meeting Date: September 9, 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.

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 7:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Correspondence
  3. Exxon Mickelson Academy Report
3. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of August 12th and 15th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for August 2014
    3. Hire Substitutes
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Hire Coaches/Sponsors
  2. Revise Bus Routes
    1. Stop Changes
    2. Alternate Sites for Walkzone Students
    3. Yellowstone Trail Request
  3. Approve Out of District Students
4. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Elementary Principal's Report
  4. Middle School Principal's Report
  5. Superintendent's Report

5. Trustee reports

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS OCTOBER 14th, 2014 AT 7:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    All of the items 1-5 can be approved with one motion and vote. 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 August 12th and 15th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for August 2014
      We are in the process of switching over our Activities accounting system and this has been severely hampered by our internet issues. We will have bills to approve next month from August forward.
    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 Krystle Iverson be hired for a Para-professional position at the appropriate rate based on experience pending background checks and TB tests.
    5. Hire Coaches/Sponsors
      Mr. Swanke and I recommend Alicia Simms for the 6th Grade Girls' Basketball Coaching
      position.

  2. Revise Bus Routes – Policy 8110
    1. Stop Changes
      I am recommending that we make three minor changes to our bus routes. There are two additional stops on Route #9. One of these stops is at El Paso and Nogales, another is at 611 Lyle Road and the other one is at 3504 Lorang Drive. I have included a map with these new stops marked. This does not add any additional miles to the route. We are also trying to work with some families that have concerns about students crossing roads on some of our busier rural roads. This does significantly increase ride time for these students so we are working with the parents to let them choose an option. We are also gathering data on the arrival time of buses in the mornings, as the drivers get used to the new routes and ridership gets to normal we may adjust some routes to get the kids here a little earlier so they can eat breakfast.
    2. Alternate Sites for Walkzone Students
      There is a situation that has come to our attention now that we have revised the routes. We have several students that live in the Walkzone and therefore are not provided busing, but in the past have utilized our buses to get to Alternate Sites, usually day cares or relatives homes. I am asking the Board for guidance on this issue. I currently have six Alternate Site requests that fall into this category, but whatever decision the Board makes will be applied to future requests.
    3. Yellowstone Trail Request
      We have a parent requesting that we bring a bus up Yellowstone Trail. In my time here, we have not taken buses up this road for the AM run due to safety concerns from the drivers. We have taken kids up here in the afternoon occasionally provided that there were no weather issues. At that time, this stop was the last one on the route; this is no longer the case and this type of arrangement would drastically affect the stop times for the other riders. Also, if the trustees decide to have the bus go up into this area, we will have to request permission from Huntley to cross into their district as the only turn around is a significant distance into their district. I will have some drivers at the meeting to share their concerns about this road. I also had Deputy Skillen go out and review the current bus stop for safety issues based on the parent's concerns.

  3. Approve Out of District Students – Policy 3141
    I recommend that we accept DM(1st) and GM(3rd) as out of district students for the 2014-
    15 school year. These students are being recommended for approval now because we recently became aware that their home is just outside of our district and because due to location we are closer to their residence than their home school district. All other applications have been denied.
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Meeting Minutes


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Regular Board Meeting
September 9, 2014

REGULAR SESSION CALL TO ORDER - 7:00 pm

Vice-Chairman Peter Freivalds opened the regular meeting and called it to order at 7:04 p.m. and
led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The following trustees and officers were present: Trustees Susanne Vinton via phone conference
call, Peter Freivalds, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Jennifer Wagner, Kat Luhman, Joe Borgstrom and
Superintendent Tobin Novasio. District Clerk Laurie Noonkester was absent with Technology
Director Darlene Hess taking minutes of the proceedings.

Evelyn Pyburn with the Yellowstone County News was in attendance.

All guests are asked to sign in upon arrival.

Mr. Freivalds 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

Teresa Bybee – represents Home School, have had requests that parents would like home school
part time and send their child to middle school part time. Would like to be put on a future agenda.

Thank you card from Q. Staton for gift board sent while he was in hospital.

Exxon Mickelson Academy Report-

Lynette Larson, Shawna Halsey and Savanah Smith shared how much they enjoyed the academy
and had the board do an activity to build the tallest structure that would hold a washer using
supplied materials.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Consent Agenda Items - Approval of August Minutes, August Bill and Wages,
Hire of Substitutes, Hire of Classified Staff, Hire Coaches/Sponsors

Superintendent Novasio noted the addition of 3 people to the list of substitute hires, Wes
Urbaniak, Moriah Kraft and Ingrid Noonkester pending background check.

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September 9, 2014

Vice Chair Peter Freivalds asked if there were any objections to the consent agenda items as
presented. Hearing none, the above agenda items were approved as presented.

B. Bus Routes

Superintendent Novasio explained the need for the additional bus stops and noted that he is
seeking guidance on the issue regarding the request of several families that live within the
Walk Zone but have utilized the buses to get to alternate sites, usually day cares or relative's
homes.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Don Reed moved to approve the bus stop changes as presented. Jennifer Wagner
seconded the motion.

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

Trustee Katherine Luhman moved to approve the walk zone students alternative site bus using
existing stops 1 stop AM, 1 stop PM seats as presented. Don Reed seconded the motion.
Joe amended the motion to include the phrase "K-5, and no MS students". Peter Freivalds
seconded it.

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

On the initial motion of approving the walk zone students using the existing stops, 1 stop during
AM and 1 stop PM seat, trustees Peter Freivalds, Katherine Luhman, Jennifer Wagner, Don Reed
and Joe Borgstrom voted yes; Tim Sather, Susanne Vinton voted nay, the motion passed.

Mr. Novasio continued with the request to add a route to Yellowstone Trail that would include
obtaining permission from the Huntley Project School District to do so.

Trustee Don Reed moved to leave the routes the way they are and not add the Yellowstone Trail
route. Jennifer Wagner seconded the motion.

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

C. Approve Out of District Students – Policy 3141

Superintendent Novasio recommended that the Board of Trustees accept students DM, a first
grader and GM, a third grader as out of district students for the 2014-15 school year. The students
are being recommended for approval now because only recently he had became aware that their

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September 9, 2014

home is just outside of the district boundaries and because due to location we are closer to their
residence than their home school district. All other applications have been denied.

Trustee Jennifer Wagner moved to approve the admittance of the out of district students as
presented. Trustee Katherine Luhman seconded the motion.

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

DISTRICT REPORTS
  1. Facilities- Director Rob Guzman talked about the Intermediate roof and the Quality
    Schools grant. Mr. Guzman fielded questions from the Trustees.

  2. Technology - Coordinator Darlene Hess reported upon the recent network issues and
    the steps she has taken to correct the problem.

  3. Mr. Bowman passed out a chart showing where the Pre-K students from last spring are
    placed in kindergarten this year in Intervention, regular AP, and those that have
    moved out of district.

  4. Mr. Klasna's MS report was given by Mr. Kinsey. Talked about 3 8th grade students
    last year who did Geometry.

  5. Superintendent - Mr. Novasio reviewed his written report for the board noting the
    enrollments, accreditation issue pertaining to counselors, PIR day training, evacuation
    drill, Vision teams sharing goals with the board, adult education classes.
TRUSTEE REPORTS

Nothing to report
Celebrate Lockwood is October 14th 6pm

ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lockwood
School District Board Room.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m. Don Reed seconded the
motion.

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




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Susanne Vinton, Chairperson                       Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk



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