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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:00 pm - Lockwood Board Room

Superintendent Evaluation - 5:00 pm

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 – Heights Exchange Club Students of the Month
  3. Staff Report – Instruction Team
  4. PTA Report
  5. Correspondence
3. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Superintendent’s Report
4. Trustee reports
  1. SD2 Trustee Update
  2. Legislative Report
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of December 13th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for December 2016
    3. Hire Classified
    4. Hire Substitutes
    5. Hire Coaches
  2. Declaration of Unforeseen Emergency Day
  3. Paraprofessional Grievance
  4. Enrollment of Students Under Exceptional Circumstances
  5. Approve Out of District Students
  6. Approve Student Placement at YBGR
  7. Adopt School Song
  8. Superintendent Contract

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS FEBRUARY 14th, 2016 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report - Action Items

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 December 13th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for December 2016
    3. Hire Classified
      I recommend that the Board hire Kayla Shandy and Emily Bonham for Paraprofessional positions. All hires are contingent on background checks.
    4. Hire Substitutes
      I recommend the Board approve the attached list of Substitutes. All hires are contingent on background checks. contingent on background checks.
    5. Hire Coaches
      I recommend the Board approve the attached list of Coaches and Sponsors. All hires are contingent on background checks.

  2. Declaration of Unforeseen Emergency Day
    I recommend that the Board declare December 16, 2016 an unforeseen emergency closure day. I recommend that we not plan to make this day up under MCA 20-9-806(2). My tentative plan for any additional weather days would be to add some additional time to the school day at the end of the year to make up the hours and have staff check out on June 3rd.

  3. Paraprofessional Grievance
    In accordance with their negotiated agreement, the Lockwood Paraprofessional Association has appealed a grievance to Step III. This level of the procedure calls for a hearing with the School Board. The issue at hand started October, when I transferred a non-Para into a Para position so that we could support special needs students in two MS class periods, a grand total of 13⁄4 hours per day, without going through the recall procedure with the staff that was let go last spring. All these employees had been encouraged to get on the substitute list and none had done so prior to our need to fill this opening. Additionally, we have subsequently gone through the recall process for multiple positions, at 5 hours per day, and none of the qualifying employees were interested in these positions with more hours. I have included paperwork from step I and step II of the grievance. Also attached are the pertinent sections of the negotiated agreement with the Para Association. The Board will have 14 days to respond to the union with a written summary of your decision.

  4. Enrollment of Students Under Exceptional Circumstances
    I recommend that the Board approve the attached list of students under Policy 3100. These students will be enrolled in our Kindergarten 1 program this spring.

  5. Approve Out of District Students
    I recommend that the Board allow RM (8th) to finish the school year as an out of district student.

  6. Approve Student Placement at YBGR
    I recommend that the Board approve the placement of student 16/17-01 at the Yellowstone Academy day school at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. This placement will be for one semester only.

  7. Adopt School Song
    Mr. Staton and his daughter Skyy have written a Lockwood School song and I would recommend the Board adopt it as our official school song.

  8. Superintendent Contract
    Traditionally the Board will take action to add an additional year to my contract provided the evaluation is acceptable. We have worked out contract details at the end of the fiscal year. The additional year would be the 2019/2020 school year.
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