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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6:00 pm - Lockwood 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 6:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Student Recognition – Special Olympics
  3. Correspondence - – MQEC Membership
  4. PTA Report
3. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Curriculum/GT Report
  4. Elementary Principal's Report
  5. Middle School Principal's Report
  6. Superintendent’s Report
4. Trustee reports
  1. Legislative Update
  2. Negotiations Update
  3. SD #2 High School Trustee Update
  4. MTSBA Training Opportunities -
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda Part 1
    1. Approve Minutes of April 11th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for April 2017
  2. Canvas Levy Election Results
  3. Election of Trustees by Acclimation

    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD   ***Oath of Office for New Trustees***
        Recognition of appreciation for Teresa Strobe


  4. Election of Officers
  5. Interview Trustee Candidates
  6. Appointment of Trustees ***Oath of Office for New Trustees***
  7. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
  8. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
  9. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
  10. Hire Certified Staff
  11. Approve Middle School Student Handbook
  12. Set 2017-18 Lunch Prices
  13. Policy Update – Policy 5120
  14. Approve Out of District Students
  15. Approve Non-Union Classified Salaries
  16. Offer Contracts to Classified Staff for 2016-17
  17. Approve Administration/Management Salaries
  18. Approve Summer Volleyball Camp

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS JUNE 13th, 2017 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report - Action Items

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 April 11th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for April 2017
      Items 1 and 2 can be approved with one motion and vote; these are items that reflect last month’s business and should be approved by the current trustees. 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.

  2. Canvas Levy Election Results
    As of the final count our levy failed by 13 votes. I spoke with the Election Office today and there were 27 rejected ballots that need to have signatures or some other follow through. Their office sends out letters and tries to contact these voters, but I do not anticipate there being enough of a swing to change the results. If we get within .5%, this may trigger a recount.

  3. Election of Trustees by Acclimation
    Pamela Ask, Janna Lind and Kat Pfau have been elected by acclimation to one, three and two-year terms respectively.

    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD   ***Oath of Office for New Trustees***
        Recognition of appreciation for Teresa Strobe


    Pamela, Janna and Kat will take the oath of office administered by Laurie Noonkester after we recognize Teresa for her service.

  4. Election of Officers
    The Board will need to elect a Chair and Vice-Chair.

  5. Interview Trustee Candidates
    We have two candidates for two open board positions. I will have questions available if trustees want to interview the candidates.

  6. Appointment of Trustees
    The seated trustees will need to appoint trustees to the two open board seats for oneyear terms. The appointed trustees will take the oath of office administered by Laurie Noonkester.

  7. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
    I recommend that Laurie Noonkester be appointed as the Clerk of the Board.

  8. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
    I recommend that Laurie Noonkester and I be designated to serve as the District’s Authorized Representatives at the Board’s discretion.

  9. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
    I recommend that Melissa Kittelmann be appointed as the District’s Activities Fund Custodian.

  10. Hire Certified Staff
    I recommend that we offer teaching contracts to Jaclyn Tobin (Elementary) and Ashley Koss (family and Consumer Science) pending background check results. I also recommend that we designate Tony Derrig as the Middle School Dean of Students and Activities Director; we will offer him an administrative contract at his current salary plus 20 additional contracted days at his day rate and the AD stipend. He will retain his tenure and receive the same benefits he is currently getting. I also request approval of a $300 stipend for Nikki Wolff to assist with facilitating the June Curriculum Workdays.

  11. Approve Middle School Student Handbook
    Mr. Klasna and Mr. Kinsey will present next year’s Middle School Handbook for approval.

  12. Set 2017-18 Lunch Prices
    Based on federal reimbursement guidelines we need to increase our lunch prices slightly. My recommendation is to increase them by $.05 to $2.80 in the Elementary and $2.90 in the Middle School.

  13. Policy Update – Policy 5120
    The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services repealed section 37.1 14.1010 of ARM. This is the rule that required school employees to be tested for tuberculosis (TB). It has been determined that school employees are at low risk for TB and the CDC has put out guidance not to test low risk groups. Changing this policy removes this requirement from our hiring process allowing it to move faster.

  14. Approve Out of District Students
    I have attached a list of students that the Principals have recommended for acceptance as out of district students for next school year. Additionally, I recommend that TD (5) and LP (6) be allowed to finish this school year.

  15. Approve Non-Union Classified Salaries
    I recommend a $.15/hr increase for all hourly employees that are not covered by a Collectively Bargained Agreement with the exception of Marc Dearing and Vanessa Spint, for whom I recommend an increase of $.50/hour. This will be a total impact of about $36,000 on our budget.

  16. Offer Contracts to Classified Staff for 2016-17
    I recommend that the Board offer contracts to the attached list of employees. Para salaries and benefits are still based on the current agreement due to status quo being in effect while we negotiate. Additionally I recommend that we hire Sarah Schug as a new Para-professional working in the ABA room. Sarah has previously been a substitute.

  17. Approve Administration/Management Salaries
    I recommend a salary of $71,000 for both Jen Fox and Kelly Kinsey. I recommend a salary of $78,000 for Don Christman. I recommend a 1.25% increase for Gordon Klasna, and Darlene Hess. Laurie Noonkester has asked to not take a raise but would opt to have the same days off that the teaching staff does during the school year.

  18. Approve Summer Volleyball Camp
    I recommend that the Board approve RanDee Ochinero’s use of our facilities for a Lockwood volleyball camp this summer.
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