Special Meeting Agenda

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Budget Meeting: 5:00 pm
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. Hire Classified Staff
  2. Approve Trustee Financial Report 2014-15
  3. Approve 2015-16 Budgets
  4. Policy 5221 – Blackout Days – Revision
  5. Employee Handbook Revision
4. District reports
  1. Elementary DIBELS Effectiveness Reports
  2. Pre-K Data Report
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 8th, 2015 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report – Action Items

3. Items for Action

  1. Hire Classified Staff
    I recommend that we hire Brittnee Brown and Wanda Guzman as Para-professionals

  2. Approve Trustee Financial Report 2014-15

  3. Approve 2015-16 Budgets

  4. Policy 5221 – Blackout Days – Revision
    This revision clarifies "full-time" and "part-time" employees to match our Handbook changes and
    the Affordable Care Act.

  5. Employee Handbook Revision
    There has been inconsistency on how breaks have been handled between the buildings and
    amongst different classified categories. This language change addresses this issue. By law, we
    are not required to provide breaks if the Board would prefer to just strike this section.

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Special Meeting Minutes

SPECIAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER - 6:00 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 Tim Sather, Vicki Krause, Scott Kiekover, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Susanne
Vinton, Superintendent Tobin Novasio and District Clerk Laurie Noonkester. Trustee Joe
Borgstrom was absent but joined during the hearing of agenda item C.

Evelyn Pyburn with 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.

Superintendent Tobin Novasio requested that an out of district attendance item be added as Item
L on the Agenda due to it being so late in the school year. The Trustees agreed to hear the item.

INDIVIDUALS, RECOGNITION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

There were no Public Comment Requests submitted.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Hire Classified Staff

Superintendent Novasio recommended that Wanda Guzman and Brittnee Brown be hired as
Paraprofessionals for the 2015-16 school year.

Trustee Kat Luhman moved to approve the hiring of the individuals as recommended. Don Reed
seconded the motion.

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

B. Approve Trustee Financial Summary

Business Manager Laurie Noonkester presented the 2014-2015 Trustees Financial Summary
(TFS) Report for approval by the Board of Trustees. The TFS had been provided earlier in hard
copy format with additional copies available at the meeting. During the Trustee Work Session
that was held prior to the regular meeting, Business Manager Noonkester explained and clarified
the document as presented.

Trustee Tim Sather moved to approve the 2014-2015 TFS as presented. Kat Luhman seconded
the motion.

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

C. Budget for 2015-2016 School Year

Business Manager Laurie Noonkester presented the 2015-2016 Budget Report for approval by
the Board of Trustees. The budget and supporting documents had been provided earlier in hard
copy format. Additional copies were available at the meeting for trustees and the public.

Business Manager Noonkester had reviewed the supporting documents and fielded questions in
the work session before the commencement of the regular meeting.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom joined the meeting at this point of the meeting.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Don Reed moved to adopt the budgets as presented for the 2015-2016 school year. Vicki
Krause seconded the motion.

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

D. Policy 5221- Personnel- Revision

Superintendent Novasio explained the revision to this policy would clarify “full-time” and “parttime”
employees to match the District Handbook changes and the Affordable Care Act.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to approve the revision to Policy 5221. Don Reed seconded the
motion.

Superintendent Novasio recognized that the Policy number was incorrect and asked the Trustees
to table the motion until he can clarify the language and policy number.

Trustee Don Reed moved to table his previous motion. Joe Borgstrom seconded.

This motion was tabled for clarification.

Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Kat Luhman, Vicki Krause, Don Reed, Joe Borgstrom and
Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion to table the issue was passed unanimously.

E. Employee Handbook Revision

Superintendent Novasio explained there has been inconsistency on how breaks have been
handled between the buildings and amongst different classified staff. This language change
addresses this issue. Mr. Novasio noted that the district is not required to provide breaks so the
Board could strike this section if they wish. As a footnote the ongoing negotiations with the LPA
prevents changing the handbook for the Paraprofessionals as this also must be a negotiated item.

Trustee Vicki Krause made the motion to approve the employee handbook as presented. Joe
Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Further discussion was held.

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

ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lockwood
School District Board Room.

Trustee Kat Luhman moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m. Tim Sather seconded the
motion.

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


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Susanne Vinton, Chairperson                       Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk



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