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Special Meeting
Tuesday, August 15, 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
3. Items for Action
  1. Hire Classified Staff
  2. Approve Negotiated Agreement with Lockwood Paraprofessional Association
  3. Approve Trustee Financial Report 2016-17
  4. Approve 2017-18 Budgets
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 12th, 2017 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report – Action Items

3. Items for Action

  1. Hire Classified Staff
    I recommend that we hire Stephanie Green as a Para-professional (5 hours) pending background check.

  2. Approve Negotiated Agreement with Lockwood Paraprofessional Association
    Information will be available at the meeting.

  3. Approve Trustee Financial Report 2016-17
    Information will be available at the meeting.

  4. Approve 2017-18 Budgets
    Information will be available at the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER - 6:00 pm

Chair Tim Sather called the Annual Budget/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, Scott Kiekover, Janna Lind, Joe Borgstrom, Sylvia Noble, Pamela Ask, Superintendent Tobin Novasio and District Clerk Laurie Noonkester. Trustees Joe Borgstrom and Sylvia Noble arrived late to the meeting with their arrival time being noted upon the vote count of the agenda item. Trustee Kat Pfau was absent.

All guests are asked to sign in upon arrival.

Mr. Sather 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. Visitors wishing to record this meeting electronically may do so providing the recording does not disrupt the orderly conduct of the meeting. As a courtesy, all cell phones should be turned off. The public is also reminded that they may provide input on all motions being considered by the board at this meeting.

INDIVIDUALS, RECOGNITION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

A moment of silence was held in loving memory of former Lockwood Trustee Don Reed who recently passed away.

Evelyn Pyburn with the Yellowstone County News and Dan Carter with Exxon Mobil were in attendance.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Hire Classified Staff

Superintendent Novasio recommended hiring Stephanie Green as a Paraprofessional for 5 hours per day pending the return of a successful background check.

Trustee Janna Lind moved to hire Paraprofessional Stephanie Green for 5 hours per day as recommended. Pamela Ask seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Janna Lind and Pamela Ask, voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

B. Approve Negotiated Agreement with the Lockwood Paraprofessionals Association

Superintendent Novasio reviewed changes to the agreement.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Sylvia Noble moved to approve Negotiated Agreement with the Lockwood Paraprofessionals Association as presented. Pamela Ask seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Janna Lind, Joe Borgstrom, Sylvia Noble and Pamela Ask, voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

C. Approve 2016-2017 Trustees Financial Report

Business Manager Laurie Noonkester reviewed the 2016-17 TFS report.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to approve the 2016-2017 Trustees Financial Report as presented. Scott Kiekover seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Janna Lind, Joe Borgstrom, Sylvia Noble and Pamela Ask, voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

D. Approve 2017-2018 Budget

Business Manager Laurie Noonkester presented her budget proposal for the 2017-2018 school year. Mrs. Noonkester strongly urged the Trustees and Administrators to be extremely mindful of the budget shortfalls that the district is facing this year and the ensuing budget year, noting it is imperative to save as much of the flex fund as possible.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to approve the 2017-2018 Budget as presented. Sylvia Noble seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Janna Lind, Joe Borgstrom, Sylvia Noble and Pamela Ask, voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

E. Adopt Proclamation of September as Attendance Awareness Month

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees Proclaim September as Attendance Awareness Month.

Trustee Sylvia Noble moved to proclaim September as Attendance Awareness Month. Janna Lind seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Janna Lind, Joe Borgstrom, Sylvia Noble and Pamela Ask, voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lockwood School District Board Room.

Trustee Pamela Ask moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 p.m. Sylvia Noble seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Janna Lind, Joe Borgstrom, Sylvia Noble and Pamela Ask, voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.


___________________________ Tim Sather, Chairperson

___________________________ Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk

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