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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:00 pm - Lockwood Board Room
Work Session with 8th Grade Students - 5:00

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. PTA Report
  3. Relations Teams
  4. 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. MCEL Review
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of October 10th and 11th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for October 2016 – Student Activities September and October
    3. Hire Coaches
    4. Hire Substitutes
    5. Hire Classified
  2. Discuss Budget Projections for 2017-18
  3. Establish a Negotiations Committee
  4. Family Night Policy – 3341 – First Reading
  5. Approve Kindergarten Readiness Program for Spring 2017
  6. Approve Contract for Counseling Services
  7. Trustee Resignation
  8. Approve Out of District Students
  9. Set Date for Christmas Luncheon
  10. Establish Position on TEDD

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS DECEMBER 13th, 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 October 8th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for October 2016 – Student Activities September and October
      We are approving two months worth of Student Activity transactions.
    3. Hire Coaches
      I recommend the Board approve the attached list of Coaches and Sponsors. 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.
    5. Hire Classified
      I recommend the Board approve the attached list of classified employees. All hires are contingent on background checks.

  2. Discuss Budget Projections for 2017-18
    Laurie and I will have preliminary budget projections to go over with you. We are projecting a shortfall of almost $300,000 from this year’s budget.

  3. Establish a Negotiations Committee
    We have pending negotiations with both the Teachers’ Association and the Paras’ Association this spring. I would like to take some proactive steps to work with union leadership to limit the disruptiveness of this process on the district as a whole. I’m asking that the board form a committee that can advise me as to how to take action.

  4. Family Night Policy – 3341 – First Reading
    I recommend that the board approve the first reading of this policy.

  5. Approve Kindergarten Readiness Program for Spring 2017
    I recommend that the board approve the Kindergarten Readiness program for this spring. Once approved, we will begin advertising the position and reaching out to parents of potential students.

  6. Approve Contract for Counseling Services
    We have the opportunity to add Drug and Alcohol Counseling to the services we offer our students. Similar to CSCT, Medicaid and private insurance will primarily fund this program with no monetary cost to the district. We provide an office space, phone, Internet and access to students. We have a significant need for this service at this time; many students are dealing with family or personal issues. Mrs. Morris will initially be available on a part time basis with the ability to add more time if needed. She will be based in the Middle School but will also be available to students in the elementary grades as well. I recommend that the board approve of this agreement.

  7. Trustee Resignation
    Trustee Gomez has submitted a letter of resignation as she is moving out of the area. I would ask that the board accept her resignation and declare the seat vacant. I will post the vacancy and we should be able to appoint a candidate to the board in December.

  8. Approve Out of District Students
    I recommend that the Board approve EK (1st), BK (6th) and KK (7th) to finish the current school year as non-resident students.

  9. Set Date for Christmas Luncheon
    Last year the date was December 11th, the corresponding date this year would be December 9th or we could move it to Friday the 16th, after the December board meeting.

  10. Establish Position on TEDD
    We have been discussing the possible Lockwood TEDD for over a year now. Lockwood Schools have not committed to support or oppose the economic development tool as of yet. I would like to continue to discuss where individual trustees stand on the subject. At this point, I do not have a strong recommendation but am leaning towards opposition. I see the positives and understand the negatives. I like that we will have say on the growth in this designated area and have become quite disenfranchised with the tax abatement tool. My biggest concern is the ability to extend the life of the TEDD beyond the 15 years by bonding, something that I believe will be necessary in this case. Asking us to forego any taxable value increases for 25 plus years is just too much.
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