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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 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 – Lions’ Lair Video, Two Roads Project
  3. Staff Report – School Wide Management Team
  4. PTA Report
  5. Correspondence
3. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Elementary Principal Report
  4. Middle School Principal Report
  5. Superintendent’s Report
4. Trustee reports
  1. SD2 Trustee Update
  2. Legislative Report
  3. MTSBA Training Opportunities
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of March 14th
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for March 2017
    3. Hire Substitutes
  2. Offer Certified Contracts for 2017-18
  3. Permissive Funds Resolution
  4. Approve K-5 Handbook
  5. Cancel Trustee Election
  6. Discuss Negotiations Team
  7. Approve Out of District Students

6. Adjourn

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

Superintendent's Agenda Report - Action Items

5. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    All three items 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 March 14th
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for March 2017
    3. Hire Substitutes

  2. Offer Certified Contracts for 2017-18
    I have attached a list of tenured staff and a list of non-tenured staff to be offered contracts for the next academic year. I recommend that the Board approve the attached lists with a separate motion for each list.

  3. Permissive Funds Resolution
    I recommend that the trustees approve the attached resolution. This resolution is the result of Senate Bill 307. There has been much discussion of said bill through MTSBA; I have included a copy of the Grey Bill that has Lance Melton’s notes on it. This bill authorizes a permissive Building Reserve fund for an amount equal to our enrolment times $100 plus $15,000 per district. This would be in excess of $125,000 per year or just over 5 mills for us. There will be a partial state match in future years. The political exchange for this budgetary flexibility is that districts have to publish preliminary estimates of potential changes to any permissive levies. Laurie and I have serious concerns about this requirement as we are putting very preliminary information out there to our taxpayers; we are over four months from having a budget adopted by trustees and don’t even know what our taxable value is yet. There is a possibility that I may recommend levying this Building Reserve if we are unable to pass our General Fund levy this spring. We would then begin building this fund up to address our roofs. Passing this resolution gives us the ability to make those decisions at a later date.

  4. Approve K-5 Handbook
    Mr. Bowman and Mrs. Fox have submitted this Handbook for your approval. They will be available to answer any questions.

  5. Cancel Trustee Election
    I recommend that the Board cancel the trustee election. We have five open seats and only three candidates. The three candidates that filed will be accepted by acclimation, the other two seats will have to be appointed by the trustees. I have included the notification letter from the county letting us know we can cancel the election.

  6. Discuss Negotiations Team
    The Paraprofessional Association canceled the original negotiations date. We have tentatively agreed to meet on the 19th at 6:30. Trustees Borgstrom and Noble were put on this team, but did not file for the open Board seats. I’m assuming that this was an oversight and that both trustees plan on reapplying for their seats and are willing to stay on the negotiations team, but I want to confirm this. If not, we will need to reassign trustees to this committee that is why I’m placing this on the agenda as an action item.

  7. Approve Out of District Students
    I recommend that the Board approve EM (K), CP (3rd) and JP (6th) to finish the current school year
    as non-resident students.
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