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

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Correspondence
  3. Middle School Instruction Team
3. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Primary Report
  4. Intermediate Report
  5. Middle School Report
  6. Superintendent’s Report
  7. Literacy Coach Report
  8. High School Project Update – Mark Qualman, Jeff Kanning, and Nick Pancheau
4. Trustee reports
  1. MCEL – Pam Ask
  2. 9th Grade Discussion
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of September 11th Meetings and September 5th and 6th Work Sessions
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for September 2018
    3. Hire Substitutes
    4. Hire Classified
    5. Hire Coaches
    6. Approve Out of District Students
  2. Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) Contract
  3. Approve FCCLA
  4. Create FCCLA Account
  5. Re-name “Athletics” Fund as “Activities”
  6. LEA Request to Re-Open Master Agreement
  7. Set Tentative Schedule for Work Sessions
  8. Create Board Committees
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS NOVEMBER 13th, 2018 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report - Action Items

5. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of September 11th Meetings and September 5th and 6th Work
      Sessions
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for September 2018
    3. Hire Substitutes
    4. Hire Classified
    5. Hire Coaches
    6. Approve Out of District Students
    All of the items 1-6 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. Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) Contract
    I am hoping to have a contract to approve at the board meeting. Our attorney is working with Langlas and Associates to get the details worked out. I have included a letter that Mark Qualman put together on the CMAR selection to comply with MCA 18-2-503 (4) regarding the CMAR selection.

  3. Approve FCCLA
    Our Middle School Family and Consumer Science teacher Ashley Koss is requesting to start a FCCLA chapter here at Lockwood. I recommend that we approve the creation of this new extracurricular opportunity for our students.

  4. Create FCCLA Account
    I recommend that we create an account for FCCLA funds.

  5. Re-name “Athletics” Fund as"Activities"
    I recommend that we change our “Athletic” fund to an “Activities” fund. This clears up that this account can be used for student activities other than athletics. We use this fund as a place to hold monies for drama, music, and other non-athletic student opportunities.

  6. LEA Request to Re-Open Master Agreement
    I have included a request from LMEA President Teresa Marchant requesting to open the negotiated agreement in order to renegotiate the portion of the agreement that references blackout dates. Included is contract language and the informal guidelines administration uses to approve or deny leave on these days. I’ve had discussions with union leadership to discuss their concerns. At a later date we are going to need to sit down with the union to address some possible contract issues as we add high school staff. My recommendation would be to table this request for now and address the union’s concerns with the blackout days in conjunction with those discussions with the intent of crafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would be in place until negotiations open up again in 2021. This recommendation comes from working collaboratively with union leadership and adequately addresses their concerns.

  7. Set Tentative Schedule for Work Sessions
    We have contracted with MTSBA to do a full policy review and update this year. As we work with their schedule, I would like to set a firm monthly date to have these work sessions.

  8. Create Board Committees
    Chairman Sather would like to establish a couple of committees based on previous discussions you have had as a Board. I believe he is looking at one committee revising the Superintendent evaluation tool/process and a second committee looking at employee compensation as compared to other Class “A” school districts.
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