Meeting Date: November 11, 2014
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. 2nd Grade Clean Up
    2. 3rd Grade Interviewees
  3. Vision Team Report – Instruction Teams
  4. Correspondence
3. District Reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Elementary Principal's Report
  4. Middle School Principal's Report
  5. Superintendent's Report
4. Trustee reports
  1. MCEL Reports
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of October 14th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for October 2014
    3. Hire Substitutes
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Hire Coaches
    6. Employee Termination
  2. Approve Revised Bus Routes
  3. Discuss 8th Grade Football
  4. Consider Montana Rural Education Association (MREA) Membership
  5. Consider Montana Quality Education Coalition (MQEC) Membership
  6. Approve Expenditure for MTSBA's Caucus Day on the Hill
  7. Approve Section 125 Flexible Benefits Provider
  8. Create Booster Fund in Extra Curricular Account
  9. Approve Pre-School Program for Spring 2015
  10. Set Date for Christmas Luncheon
5. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS DECEMBER 9th, 2014 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

5. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    All of the items 1-6 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 October 14th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for October 2014
    3. Hire Substitutes
      I recommend the Board approve the attached list of substitute employees pending
      background checks and TB tests.
    4. Hire Classified Staff
      Mr. Guzman will have a recommendation for a custodial hire. I will update this item as I
      get information.
    5. Hire Coaches
      Mr. Swanke recommends Rob DiGialonardo and Joel Rogers for the 7th and 8th Grade
      Boys' Basketball Coaching Positions.
    6. Employee Termination
      I recommend that the trustees terminate the employment of Bryce Papke.

  2. Approve Revised Bus Routes
    We have made some adjustments to how we transport students to and from the
    Yellowstone Academy. We will now have an aide on this bus to assist the driver in dealing
    with students. We are also now picking the students up at their homes rather than having
    them meet the bus here at the school. This is an increase of 15.1 miles for the AM route
    and an average of 6.6 miles per day for the PM route. The County Transportation
    Committee, pending your approval, has tentatively approved this change.

  3. Discuss 8th Grade Football
    I would like some guidance from trustees regarding looking into the possibility of reviving
    our football program for 8th graders. Several parents that are interested in having a
    Lockwood School team once again have contacted me over the past few months and Mr.
    Reed has expressed his concerns regarding the lack of sports opportunities for middle
    school boys on many occasions. Mr. Swanke has put together some cost analysis that I
    have included.

  4. Consider Montana Rural Education Association (MREA) Membership
    I recommend that the Board consider membership in the Montana Rural Education
    Association. MREA is really taking the lead in advocating for the K-8 Expansion Bill. We
    would not need the Legal Option.

  5. Consider Montana Quality Education Coalition (MQEC) Membership
    MQEC Executive Director Dianne Burke presented information on the organization at the
    October meeting. We discussed at that time that we would address membership in MQEC
    as an action item.

  6. Approve Expenditure for MTSBA's Caucus Day on the Hill
    MTSBA is asking member districts to donate a minimum of $100 each in order to fund the
    "Caucus Day on the Hill" event. This year trustees and administrators will gather in Helena
    on Monday February 23rd to advocate for the needs of our students. I recommend that we
    help fund this activity.

  7. Approve Section 125 Flexible Benefits Provider
    I recommend that we approve American Fidelity Assurance Company as our Section 125
    Flexible Fringe Benefits Plan provider for employees effective January 1, 2015.

  8. Create Booster Fund in Extra Curricular Account
    I recommend that we create a Booster program fund in the Extra Curricular Accounts.
    This will allow us to track the revenues and expenses of this new program. I have
    included the working drafts of what the first signs will look like as well as the stickers we
    will provide sponsors to display at their place of business.

  9. Approve Pre-School Program for Spring 2015
    We would like to start moving forward with interviewing and hiring a staff member and
    getting information out to parents if we are going to offer this program again. Trustees will
    need to make this decision based on the available funding. The ability to provide this
    program will also depend on the Lockwood Education Association's willingness to work
    with us again on a MOU as well.

  10. Set Date for Christmas Luncheon
    We need to set plans for the Staff Appreciation Christmas Luncheon. Last year's date was
    December 13th.
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