Meeting Date: October 13, 2015
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 Recognition - Tailey Leatherberry, One Class at a Time Award
  3. Correspondence
    1. MTSBA Golden Gavel Award
    2. Bus Route – Morin
    3. MTSBA Thank You
    4. OPI – Food Service Notification
  4. PTA Report – Lion's Lair Presentation – David Hill, Jennie Sumrell, Taggart Castleton
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. MCEL Information
  3. SD #2 High School Trustee Update

5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of September 8th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for September 2015
    3. Hire Substitutes
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Hire Coaches
  2. Policy Updates – Third and Final Reading
    1. 3100 Student Enrolment, 3100P Student Enrolment, 5321 Blackout Days
  3. Policy Updates – Revisions
    1. 1111 Election, 3121P Enrollment and Attendance Records, 3226 Bullying-Harassment-
      Intimidation-Hazing, 3310 Student Discipline, 3413 Student Immunization, 4332 Conduct on School Property, 8301 District Safety
  4. Mill Levy Discussion

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS NOVEMBER 10th, 2015 AT 6:00 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 September 8th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for September 2015
    3. Hire Substitutes
      I recommend that the attached list of substitutes be approved.
    4. Hire Classified Staff
      There are no recommendations at this time but we may have an addition prior to the
      meeting.
    5. Hire Coaches
      I recommend that Cinda Paynter be offered a contract for 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball and
      Peyton Spencer offered a contract for 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball.

  2. Policy Updates – Third and Final Reading
    1. 3100 Student Enrolment, 3100P Student Enrolment, 5321 Blackout Days
      I recommend that the Board approve the final reading of these three policies. 3100 and
      3100P allow us to enroll four year old students that meet the included requirements and
      5321 makes blackout days apply to all staff members that are not part of a bargaining unit.

  3. Policy Updates – Revisions
    1. 1111 Election, 3121P Enrollment and Attendance Records, 3226 Bullying-
      Harassment-Intimidation-Hazing, 3310 Student Discipline, 3413 Student Immunization, 4332 Conduct on School Property, 8301 District Safety. Each of these changes, with the exception of 4332, is required due to changes in law during the last legislative session. This will be the only reading of these revisions. I have included the Policy Notes with more details on the changes.

  4. Mill Levy Discussion
    I believe that we need to continue this discussion. Our enrollment is down 45 students
    from this same time last year. Thanks to increased property values, we are levying 14
    mills less this year than last year on individual taxpayers. This is approximately the same
    amount as 2010-11 and less than any year prior to that dating back to at least 2002-03.

    Our health insurance rates have increased by an average of 8.5% over the past five years.
    This year we are paying over $1.2M for Health Insurance; this means an anticipated
    increase of just over $100,000 in this area.

    Our teachers will receive a 3% increase on the base salary next year and we are still in
    negotiations with the Para-professional union regarding both salary and benefits. Keep in
    mind that about 80% of our Para salaries are currently not budgeted in our ongoing budget
    but rather out of non-guaranteed monies in the Flex Fund.

    One mill has a value of $23,366 this budget year. The highest amount that we could ask
    voters for is approximately $290,000 or just over 12 mills.
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