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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 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 6:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Student Recognition - Special Olympics
  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 Delegate Assembly Resolutions
  3. High School Update
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of March 13th Meeting
    2. Building Committee Meeting March 27th
    3. Approve Bills and Wages for March 2018
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Approve Substitute Staff
    6. Certified Contract for 2017-18 School Year
  2. Offer Certified Contracts for 2018-19 School Year
  3. Non-Renewal of Non-Tenured Teachers
  4. Cancel Trustee Election
  5. Approve Facility Use – Yellowstone Sports Car Club
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS MAY 8th, 2018 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report - Action Items

5. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of March 13th Meeting
    2. Building Committee Meeting March 27th
    3. Approve Bills and Wages for March 2018
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Approve Substitute Staff
    6. Certified Contract for 2017-18 School Year

    Items 1-6 can be approved with one motion and vote. Item 6 is for a long-term substitute in a classroom where the regular teacher has been gone in excess of 30 days. 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. Item 6 is offering a teaching contract for a long-term (over 30 days) subbing position to Ingrid Noonkester.

  2. Offer Certified Contracts for 2018-19 School Year
    I have attached a list of tenured staff and a list of non-tenured staff to be offered contracts for the next academic year. I recommend that the Board approve the attached lists with a separate motion for each list.

  3. Non-Renewal of Non-Tenured Teachers
    I recommend that the Board take action to non-renew the contracts of the following certified staff members for the 2018-19 school year without cause: Artis Brandt and Ingrid Noonkester.

  4. Cancel Trustee Election
    The deadline to register as a write-in candidate is Friday. If no one registers, I recommend that we cancel the trustee election as we currently have four candidates for four positions.

  5. Approve Facility Use - Yellowstone Sports Car Club
    I recommend that the Board approve the Yellowstone Sports Car Club to have an event on our campus this summer. I have brought this event to you for approval due to its unique nature. I have conferred with our insurance provider and feel comfortable with their coverage. We also do not have a cost category for this type of event so my recommendation is to charge $200; this is the same cost we would have for a group using Sturtevant Gym (and the parking lots) for the day.


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, Kat Pfau, Jana Lind, Pamela Ask, Joe Borgstrom, Scott Kiekover, Superintendent Tobin Novasio and District Clerk Laurie Noonkester. Trustee Joe Borgstrom was late to the meeting with his arrival noted within the minutes. Trustee Sylvia Noble was absent.

Evelyn Pyburn with the Yellowstone County News, Dan Carter with ExxonMobil, Nick Pancheau with Collaborative Design and HD 56 Representative Susanne Vinton 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.

Student Recognition: Special Education Teacher Sigrid Noyd noted the Special Olympics will be held on April 27th through the 29th. Mrs. Noyd introduced a few of the district’s Special Olympics Athletes and invited everyone to attend the event to celebrate our athlete’s accomplishments. Mr. Gordon Klasna noted should the high school bond pass, he hopes the district can host this event in the future.

PTA Update: PTA President Lacy Horton provided a report on recent meetings and events that were held. Ms. Horton continued with her report by noting a few of the upcoming events. Celebrity Basketball Event on April 19th. Family Game & Movie night event is in planning stages and will be announced soon.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom arrived at this juncture of the meeting.

Correspondence: The yearly accreditation report was circulated for review.

DISTRICT REPORTS

  1. Facilities - Manager Marc Dearing had nothing further to add to his written report.
  2. B. Technology - Technology Director Darlene Hess had nothing further to add to her written report.
  3. Primary - Primary Principal Jenny Fox had nothing further to add to her written report. HD 56 Representative Susanne Vinton noted she stopped by the Sealants for Smiles event that was recently held and was pleasantly surprised to see how well attended it was and how many volunteers were there to ensure students were served.
  4. Intermediate - Intermediate Principal Kelly Kinsey had nothing further to add to his written report but did note the PTA ran the Read-a-Thon event very well and the students were very excited to participate. Mr. Kinsey further commented that students have volunteered to pick up trash on the playgrounds and it is wonderful to see them care so much about their environment.
  5. Middle School - Middle School Principal Gordon Klasna had nothing further to add to his written report but did comment upon the My Voice Survey recently polled. Mr. Klasna did note that Yellowstone Lawn Service and Yellowstone Coffee and Canvas came by to donate food not normally provided by the Back Pack Meals program. Donated items included fresh fruit, oreos and snack bars.
  6. Superintendent Novasio reviewed his written report, noting recent enrollment numbers have increased and the turnout for Educator for the day was encouraging. Mr. Novasio reviewed some of the important information he presented during the event. He had the opportunity to field the very important question of the potential high school operating budget and dispel some erroneous information he had heard circulating. Mr. Novasio further reported Frank Smith, the Reading Grant coach was recently on campus for initial meetings and he attended a JPT board meeting and is happy to report insurance renewal rates should come in with a 5 to 6 percent increase.

    Mr. Novasio concluded by noting a Community Luncheon will be held this Friday to bring community entities together to address needs and he has received three letters of resignations.
TRUSTEE REPORTS

  1. SD #2 Trustee Update – SD2 High School Trustee Gordon Klasna noted school safety issues, a resolution for funding nineteen year old students and CTE funding are the top issues currently being addressed. Superintendent finalist interviews will be conducted with a Saturday board meeting to determine the candidate selection.

  2. Trustee Discussion – Chair Sather asked for comments regarding MTSBA delegate assembly resolutions. Mr. Novasio discussed some of the resolutions pros and cons and where some of the divisions are derived from. Mrs. Vinton noted in her experience she is finding that school districts should not get hung up on dollar amounts but focus more on actual bill language. Each resolution was reviewed and general discussions held.

    A reminder that all HS Bond information is located on the website was noted. Mr. Novasio had written an article regarding bond information and finances which was published in the Yellowstone County News and in the School Newsletter. Recent and upcoming media events were noted. Two Community Education Meetings will be held here at the school. Mailers have been sent out to all residents with handouts available for further distribution. Mrs. Vinton commented she was a parliamentary pro judge at the recent State FFA Convention and thought how the district could potentially be represented in this event in the coming years.

  3. MTSBA Training – Not discussed.
ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Consent Agenda Items

  1. Approve Minutes of March 13th Meeting
  2. Building Committee Meeting March 27th
  3. Approve Bills and Wages for March 2018
  4. Hire Classified Staff
  5. Approve Substitute Staff
  6. Certified Contract for 2017-18 School Year

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. Offer Certified Contracts for the 2018-2019 School Year

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees renew the 2018-19 school year contracts for those listed.

Trustee Janna Lind moved to offer certified contract to those non-tenured certified staff listed as recommended. Kat Pfau seconded the motion.

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

Trustee Kat Pfau moved to offer certified contract to those tenured certified staff listed as recommended. Scott Kiekover seconded the motion.

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

C. Non-Renewal of Non-Tenured Teachers

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees take action to non-renew the following certified staff members for the 2018-19 school year without cause. Artis Brandt and Ingrid Noonkester.

Trustee Scott Kiekover made the motion to non-renew the certified teaching contracts for Artis Brandt and Ingrid Noonkester without cause as recommended. Pamela Ask seconded the motion.

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

D. Cancel the Trustee Election

Chair Sather called for a motion to cancel the May 8th, 2018 Trustee Election by acclimation.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom made the motion to cancel the May 8th, 2018 Trustee Election by acclimation. Kat Luhman seconded the motion.

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

E. Approval of Facility Use – Yellowstone Sports Car Club

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees approve the Yellowstone Sports Car Club the use of the campus this summer to hold their race event. Mr. Novasio noted that he has conferred with the District’s insurance carrier and finds no issues with the coverage. He also recommends the rental charges of $200.00 per day be applied, the same fee for groups renting gym space.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to approve the Yellowstone Sports Car Club to use the campus with the charges as noted. Pamela Ask seconded the motion.

Discussion was held.

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


ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lockwood School District Board Room.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 p.m. Kat Pfau seconded the motion.

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



___________________________ Tim Sather, Chairperson

___________________________ Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk

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