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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 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 – Elementary Choir
  3. PTA Report
  4. Correspondence
    1. MQEC Membership
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
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of November 8th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for November 2016
    3. Hire Certified
    4. Hire Substitutes
    5. Hire Classified Staff
    6. Hire Coaches
  2. Family Night Policy – 3341 – Second Reading
  3. Approve Out of District Students
  4. Trustee Resignation
  5. Appointment of New Trustees
  6. Oath of Office for New Trustees
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS JANUARY 10th, 2017 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 November 8th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for November 2016
      We recently
    3. Hire Certified
      I recommend that the Board hire Moriah Krafft for the K1 position. This is a 101 day
      contract.
    4. Hire Substitutes
      I recommend the Board approve the attached list of Substitutes. All hires are 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. Family Night Policy – 3341 – Second Reading
    I recommend that the board approve the first second reading of this policy.

  3. Approve Out of District Students
    I recommend that the Board approve WB (6th) to finish the current school year as nonresident student.

  4. Trustee Resignation
    Trustee Vinton has to resign from the Board as she cannot hold two elected offices. I would ask that the board accept her resignation and declare the seat vacant. She has been on the Lockwood School Board since June of 2005.

  5. Appointment of New Trustees
    I recommend that the trustees appoint Sylvia Noble and Pam Ask to the two open seats on the School Board.

  6. Oath of Office for New Trustees
    Once appointed the two new trustees will need to be sworn in.

Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER - 6:00 pm

Chair Tim Sather called the Regular 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, Joe Borgstrom, Susanne Vinton, Scott Kiekover, Kat Luhman, Teresa Stroebe, Superintendent Tobin Novasio and District Clerk Laurie Noonkester. Trustee Joe Borgstrom arrived late to the meeting.

Dan Carter with ExxonMobil, Former Lockwood Trustee Jason Hamrick and Evelyn Pyburn with the Yellowstone County News were in attendance.

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

Public Comment: None were submitted.

Correspondence: A Christmas/thank you card from Jeanette Kimmel, a grievance letter from the Lockwood Paraprofessional Association to the Board of Trustees, a Christmas card featuring a Lockwood student’s art work from ExxonMobil and a MQEC Membership recruitment letter were reviewed.

Student Recognition: Elementary Choir lead by Teacher Lynette Larson sang in honor of Lockwood School Board Trustee Susanne Vinton’s thirteen years of service. Mrs. Vinton is resigning her position as Trustee to fulfill her elected seat in the Montana State House of Representatives.

PTA Report: PTA Representative was unable to attend due to the weather.

DISTRICT REPORTS
  1. Facilities- Manager Marc Dearing had nothing further to add to his written report. He fielded questions from the Trustees. Superintendent Novasio provided kudos to Mark and his staff for their efforts in the professional manner in which they handled the recent gas leak in the Intermediate building.

  2. Technology- Coordinator Darlene Hess had nothing further to add to her written report but offered to answer questions.

  3. Elementary Principal’s Report- K-5 Principal Mike Bowman had nothing further to add to his written report.

  4. Middle School Principal’s Report- Middle School Principal Gordon Klasna had nothing further to add to his written report

  5. Superintendent- Superintendent Tobin Novasio reviewed points of his written report adding free and reduced numbers have reached over the 50% mark, the upcoming Educator for the Day event to be held this week and a power point document he has prepared for the Educator for the Day presentation. Mr. Novasio noted he is doing investigation for the newly elected Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elsie Arntzen, in regard to the Pre-K students and how those districts who offer the program fund it.
TRUSTEE REPORTS
  1. SD2 Trustee Update- SD2 High School Trustee Gordon Klasna provided quick comments on recent happenings. Topics include mill levy, PLC expansion, reviewing facilities use, North Western energy grant, and a new SD#2 logo.

  2. Special Services Director Don Christman provided an update on the meetings with St. Vincent’s Health Care in regard to the Community Clinic Walk in pilot
    program.

    Mr. Klasna fielded questions regarding the Valedictorian GPA calculation issues SD#2 is experiencing and discussions regarding the use of Career Center.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Consent Agenda Items

  1. Approval of the November 8th, 2016 Work Session and Regular Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Approval of August 2016 Bills and Wages
  3. Hire Classified Staff
  4. Hire Substitutes
  5. Hire Coaches

Chair Tim Sather asked if there were any objections to the consent agenda items as presented. Hearing none, the above agenda items were approved as presented.

B. Family Night Policy – 3341 Second Reading

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees approve the policy for the second and final reading.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Scott Kiekover made the motion to approve policy 3341 for the second and final reading. Teresa Stroebe seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Luhman, Scott Kiekover, Joe Borgstrom, Teresa Stroebe and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

C. Approve Out of District Student

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustee approve student WB (7th) to finish the current school year as non-resident student.

Trustee Kat Luhman moved to approve attendance to the student as listed for out of district attendance for the remainder of the school year. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Discussion was held.

Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Luhman, Susanne Vinton, Scott Kiekover, Joe Borgstrom, and Teresa Stroebe voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

D. Trustee Resignation

Chairman Tim Sather noted that Trustee Susanne Vinton verbally submitted her letter of resignation in order to fulfill her elected term as District 56 State House of Representative beginning with January 2017 Legislative Session. Representative Vinton commented how very much she has enjoyed her work for the district over the years and is grateful for the opportunity. Mrs. Vinton extended an invitation to tour the capital building should anyone visit Helena.

E. Appointment of New Trustees.

Chairman Tim Sather introduced Sylvia Noble and Pamela Ask who will be filling to the two vacant seats on the Lockwood School Board.

Trustee Kat Luhman moved to appoint Sylvia Noble and Pamela Ask as Lockwood School Board of Trustees until the next regular election in May. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Luhman, Scott Kiekover, Joe Borgstrom and Teresa Stroebe voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

F. Oath of Office for New Trustees

Notary Public for the State of Montana and District Clerk, Laurie Noonkester, administered the Oath of Office to Trustees Sylvia Noble and Pamela Ask. Certificate of Appointment of Trustee documents will be presented for signatures at the conclusion of the meeting.

Newly appointed and duly sworn in, Sylvia Noble and Pam Ask were installed as the newest member of the Lockwood School District 26 Board of Trustees.

ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lockwood School District Board Room.

Trustee Kat Luhman moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:46 p.m. Joe Borgstgrom seconded the motion.

Tim Sather, Kat Luhman, Scott Kiekover, Joe Borgstrom, Sylvia Noble, Pam Ask and Teresa Stroebe voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.


___________________________ Tim Sather, Chairperson

___________________________ Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk

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