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Special Meeting
Monday, February 26, 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.

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
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, Delegations, Correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Collaborative Design Architects Update
3. Items for Action
  1. Hire Classified Staff, Substitute
  2. Approve Bond Amount
  3. Approve Updated Resolution Calling for Bond Election
  4. Approve MOU with St. Vincent’s Healthcare
4. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS MARCH 13th, 2016 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report – Action Items

3. Items for Action

  1. Hire Classified Staff, Substitute
    We have two recommended hires: Shawn Eldridge as a custodian and Cari Larson as a substitute. Both hires are pending a clean background check and a pre-employment physical for the custodial position.

  2. Approve Bond Amount
    I recommend that we approve a bond amount of $49.9M. This amount provides us with a larger contingency than the minimal $49M amount. This contingency can be used to address needs in the K-8 schools if not needed for the HS. This will increase the mills levied for the bond payment by less than 3 mills; I plan on recommending we reduce our permissive building reserve this same amount.

  3. Approve Updated Resolution Calling for Bond Election
    I have worked with bond counsel to add an amount and slightly change the language in this resolution. There are some changes in the order of item to help with clarity as well as specifically addressing safety improvements including an integrated intercom system for all schools.

  4. Approve MOU with St. Vincent’s Healthcare
    Don, Marc, and Darlene worked with St. Vincent’s to make sure all the questions that came up at the regular meeting were answered to their satisfaction. They will not use any of our internet bandwidth. Storage of the unit will not be an issue as the bay doors are not tall enough.

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, Scott Kiekover, Kat Pfau, Janna Lind, Sylvia Noble, Pamela Ask, Joe Borgstrom, Superintendent Tobin Novasio and District Clerk Laurie Noonkester. Trustee Sylvia Noble arrived late to the meeting. Her arrival is noted in the minutes.

Evelyn Pyburn with the Yellowstone County News was 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.

Collaborative Design Architects Update: Architect Nick Pancheau provided the full Board of Trustees with the cost methodology for the proposed new high school. Mr. Pancheau reviewed a story board breaking down the costs and fielded numerous questions from the Trustees and audience members.

Chairman Sather explained the contingency amount included in the cost of the bond.

Trustee Sylvia Noble arrived at the meeting before the action items were heard.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Hire Classified/Substitute Staff

Superintendent Novasio recommended hiring Shawn Eldridge as a custodian and Cari Larson as as a substitute pending the return of successful background checks and a pre-employment physical for the custodial position.

Trustee Scott Kiekover moved to hire the recommended employment candidates as noted. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Pfau, Janna Lind, Scott Kiekover, Pamela Ask, Joe Borgstrom and Sylvia Noble voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

B. Approve Bond Amount

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees approve the Bond amount of $49.9 million explaining the contingency can be used to address needs in the K-8 schools if not needed for the High School project. Mr. Novasio explained the net impact the bond will have on the tax bill of various priced homes.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Pamela Ask moved to approve the High School Building Bond as recommended. Janna Lind seconded the motion.

Discussion was held.

Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Pfau, Janna Lind, Scott Kiekover, Pam Ask, Joe Borgstrom and Sylvia Noble voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

C. Approve Updated Resolution Calling for Bond Election

Superintendent Novasio noted he has worked with bond counsel to add an amount and slightly change the language in this resolution. The language changes were made to clarify as well as specifically address safety improvements including an integrated intercom system for all schools.

Trustee Kat Pfau moved to approve the updated Resolution Calling for a Bond Election as recommended. Sylvia Noble seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Pfau, Janna Lind, Scott Kiekover, Pamela Ask, Joe Borgstrom and Sylvia Noble voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

D. Approve MOU with St. Vincent’s HealthCare

Superintendent Novasio explained Special Services Director Don Christman, Facilities Director Marc Dearing and Technology Director Darlene Hess has worked with St. Vincent’s to address all the questions that came up during the regular meeting in regard to internet use, electricity hookup cost and storage unit use.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to approve St. Vincent’s HealthCare MOU as presented. Janna Lind seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Pfau, Janna Lind, Scott Kiekover, Pamela Ask, Joe Borgstrom and Sylvia Noble voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.


ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lockwood School District Board Room.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:33 p.m. Janna Lind seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Pfau, Janna Lind, Scott Kiekover, Pamela Ask, Joe Borgstrom and Sylvia Noble voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.


___________________________ Tim Sather, Chairperson

___________________________ Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk

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