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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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.

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1. Call to orde
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. PTA Update
  3. Staff Report – K-8 Technology, Middle School Relations
  4. Correspondence
3. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Superintendent's Report
4. Trustee reports
  1. SD #2 High School Trustee Update
  2. Trustee Discussion – Advocacy Guidelines
  3. High School Planning Update
  4. Election Calendar
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of December 5th, 12th and 15th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for December 2017
    3. Hire Certified Staff
    4. Approve Substitute Staff
    5. Hire Coaches
  2. Create Building Committee
  3. Approve Variance to Teachers’ Master Agreement
  4. TEDD Advisory Board Representative
  5. MTSBA Resolution – MS CTE Funding
  6. Approve Yellowstone Academy Placement
  7. Superintendent Contract

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS FEBUARY 13th, 2018 AT 6:00 PM
BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING JANUARY 12th, 2018 at NOON

Superintendent's Agenda Report - Action Items

5. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of December 5th, 12th and 15th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for December 2017
    3. Hire Certified Staff
    4. Approve Substitute Staff
    5. Hire Coaches
    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. The certified contract is for a long-term substitute exceeding 35 days in compliance with ARM 11.55.716. We had previously approved Jerry Zilkoski to run the 3-5 basketball program but he had to step down due to other time commitments.

  2. Create Building Committee
    I recommend that the Board create a Building Committee to represent the district as we work on the high school project. This committee would be able to meet with the various parties that we are working with to develop plans, especially when we need to meet during the workday. All meetings will be public and posted, other trustees are welcome to attend, this just eliminates the challenge of making sure we have a quorum of four trustees in order to make smaller decisions, all major decisions will still be brought to the Board as a whole for final approval. Based on the interest and availability I recommend that Pam Ask, Scott Kiekover and Tim Sather be designated as the Building Committee.

  3. Approve Variance to Teachers’ Master Agreement
    I have been approached by the Teachers’ Association to approve a variance to the Master Agreement. Specifically they would like to donate additional days of leave to a staff member that is dealing with a serious medical condition. I recommend that the Board approve of this variance by allowing this staff member to receive five additional days at this time with the option of bringing this issue back to the board at a later date for the approval of more days as needed.

  4. TEDD Advisory Board Representative
    The County Commissioners are forming a Lockwood TEDD Advisory Board to advise them in developing annual work plans, setting priorities and developing strategies. The TEDD Master Plan recommends one representative from the school district. I am hoping that one of the trustees is interested in serving on this board to represent the school’s interests.

  5. MTSBA Resolution – MS CTE Funding
    MTSBA has called for resolutions for their legislative platform in preparation for the 2019 legislative session. This is a resolution for creating a funding mechanism for Middle School Career and Technical Education based on the resolution we supported last session. There was good support from legislators, but due to budget shortfalls nothing was changed, the reality is that this will likely be the case again but I think it is best to keep this issue on the radar in Helena. I presented a similar resolution to SAM that was approved at our Delegate Assembly.

  6. Approve Yellowstone Academy Placement
    I recommend the approval of placement at the Yellowstone Academy for student 18-01.

  7. Superintendent Contract
    Traditionally the Board will take action to add an additional year to my contract provided the evaluation is acceptable. We usually work out contract details at the end of the fiscal year. The additional year would be the 2020/2021 school year.
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