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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 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 order 6:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Student Recognition – Mathcounts Team
  3. PTA Update
  4. Correspondence
3. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Primary Report
  4. Intermediate Report
  5. Middle School Report
  6. Superintendent's Report
4. Trustee reports
  1. SD #2 High School Trustee Update
  2. Trustee Discussion – MTSBA
  3. MTSBA Training
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of February 13th and 26th Meetings
    2. Building Committee Meetings February 2nd, 9th and 23rd
    3. Approve Bills and Wages for February 2018
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Approve Substitute Staff
  2. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Lockwood Paraprofessional Association
  3. Declaration of Unforeseen Emergency Day
  4. Approve 2018-19 Calendar Addendum
  5. Approve Variance to Teachers’ Master Agreement
  6. Approve Contact with Bond Counsel
  7. Approve Estimated Permissive Funds Resolution
  8. Accept Bid for Phase I of Roofing Project
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS APRIL 10th, 2018 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report - Action Items

5. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of February 13th and 26th Meetings
    2. Building Committee Meetings February 2nd, 9th and 23rd
    3. Approve Bills and Wages for February 2018
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Approve Substitute Staff
    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.

  2. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Lockwood Paraprofessional Association
    I recommend that the board approve the attached MOU with the LPA. This clarifies the procedure for a Paraprofessional to notify the District of a lane change on the salary schedule due to obtaining a 4-year degree or becoming a certified teacher.

  3. Declaration of Unforeseen Emergency Day
    I recommend that the Board declare February 20, 2018 an unforeseen emergency closure day. I also recommend that under MCA 20-9-806(2) we do not have students make this day up. I would further recommend that we do not have staff make this day up either. Any certified staff member who put in leave for just that day will have the leave refunded; any certified staff member on planned leave of more than that one day will not. Classified staff that did not work on that day can either opt to use vacation leave or not be paid for the day.

  4. Approve 2018-19 Calendar Addenda
    I recommend that we make one addition to the 2018-19 school year before we publish it. I’d like to designate March 18, 2019 as a weather related make up day. We can use this day this way regardless but I’d prefer to notify parents and staff of the possibility ahead of time.

  5. Approve Variance to Teachers’ Master Agreement
    In January, we approved a variance to the Master Agreement that allowed staff to donate an additional five days of leave to a specific staff member dealing with an ongoing illness. I recommend that the Board approve allowing this staff member to receive five additional days at this time.

  6. Approve Contact with Bond Counsel
    I recommend that the board approve the agreement to utilize Dorsey as our bond counsel as outlined in the attached engagement letter. I clarified that the final bond amount being $900,000 more will not change their fee estimate. I also clarified that if the bonds should fail, due to this being a different process than a typical bond due to the expansion issues, their fee will be around $4,000 for work leading up to the vote.

  7. Approve Estimated Permissive Funds Resolution
    Last legislative session SB307, now codified as 20-9-116, requires public notice of non-voted levies prior to March 31st. The attached sheet includes both our BASE budget as well as the non-voted levies in order to give our taxpayers as much information as possible. Using our current taxable value we estimate a decrease of approximately 9 mills. These estimates are dependent on the HS bond passing, if it does not, then I will recommend increases from the current estimates to the Permissive Building Reserve and possibly other funds to address facility needs we have rolled into the bond cost.

  8. Accept Bid for Phase I of Roofing Project
    I recommend that we accept the bid from Perfect 10 Roofing to do the Phase I work of our roofing project. They were the lowest bid by a significant amount and we have experience in working with them as they re-roofed Sturtevant Gymnasium.
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