Meeting Date: April 12, 2016
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm
5:00 - Work Session - Discuss MTSBA Resolutions
Meeting Location: Administration Building Board Room

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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 Recognition – Special Olympics, Spelling Bee
  3. Staff Report – Technology Team
  4. Correspondence
  5. PTA Report
  6. MQEC – Dianne Burke, Executive Director
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. Negotiations Update
  2. SD #2 High School Trustee Update
  3. MTSBA Training Opportunities
  4. Summarize MTSBA Resolution Discussion
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of March 8th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for March 2016
    3. Hire Substitutes
    4. Hire Coaches
  2. Cancel Trustee Election
  3. Offer Certified Contracts for 2016-17
  4. Non-Renewal of Certified Staff
  5. Offer Classified Contracts for 2016-17
  6. Approve Classified Salary Increases for 2016-17 Fiscal Year
  7. Resolution to Participate in State of MT 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  8. Policy 3141 and Policy 3141P – Discretionary Nonresident Student Attendance – 2nd Reading
  9. Purchase of Property
  10. Approve K-5 Handbook
  11. Approve Out of District Students
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS May 10th, 2016 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    All of the items 1-4 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 March 8th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for March 2016
    3. Hire Substitutes
      I recommend that the Board approve the attached list.
    4. Hire Coaches
      Jesse Swanke needs to be approved as the Head Track Coach; Cinda Paynter as an
      Assistant Track Coach.

  2. Cancel Trustee Election
    We had three candidates file for three open seats; thus there is no need for an election.
    I recommend that the Board cancel the election.

  3. Offer Certified Contracts for 2016-17
    I have attached a list of tenured staff and a list of non-tenured staff to be offered
    contracts for the next academic year. I recommend that the Board approve the attached
    lists with a separate motion for each list.

  4. Non-Renewal of Certified Staff
    I recommend that the Board non-renew the contract of Cinda Paynter without cause.

  5. Offer Classified Contracts for 2016-17
    I recommend that the Board offer contracts to the attached list of secretaries,
    maintenance, custodial and other various classified positions for next year.

  6. Approve Classified Salary Increases for 2016-17 Fiscal Year
    I recommend that all hourly employees (with the exception of Para-professionals due to
    ongoing negotiations) receive a $.25 hourly increase for the upcoming fiscal year. This
    is a net increase of $35,782 to the district.

  7. Resolution to Participate in State of MT 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
    This resolution is required by the state and allows MPERA employees to participate in a
    Deferred Compensation Plan that allows them to supplement their state retirement plan.

  8. Policy 3141/Policy 3141P – Discretionary Nonresident Student Attendance - 2nd Reading
    After meeting with the parents of some non-resident students, I have made some
    changes to the proposed policy. Namely, we reached out to the Department of Revenue
    to get data on the average tax paid on residential property in Lockwood; this amount is
    $1,497. 24% of mills come to Lockwood Schools; therefore the average residential
    taxpayer contributes approximately $360 to our budget. I have adjusted the tuition
    amount to reflect this number. I have also inserted language that adjusts this amount for
    families that have multiple children.

  9. Purchase of Property
    I recommend that the Board make an offer on the property that is now available adjacent
    to our current campus.

  10. Approve K-5 Handbook
    Mr. Bowman, Mrs. Fox, and their staff have prepared the K-5 Student Handbook for your
    approval. Mrs. Fox will be at the meeting to answer any questions you may have.

  11. Approve Out of District Students
    I recommend that DB (6th) and WB (8th) be allowed to finish the current school year.
    Both are currently enrolled students.
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