Pledge to the Flag
2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence
3. Items for Action
Chair Tim Sather called the Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees to order at 6:05 p.m. by
leading those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. The following trustees and officers were
present: Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Pfau, Joe Borgstrom, Scott Kiekover (via Facetime), Pamela
Ask, and Superintendent Tobin Novasio. District Clerk Laurie Noonkester was absent. Trustees
Sylvia Noble and Jana Lind were absent.
Evelyn Pyburn with the Yellowstone County News, Nick Pancheau and Jeff Kanning with Collaborative Design 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.
Public Comment: None were submitted.
A. Approve Contract with Langlas and Associates
Superintendent Novasio presented a contract with Langlas and Associates to serve as the
Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for Lockwood High School. OCR Mark Qualman noted
he is seeking clarification with insurance carriers regarding how the errors and omissions and
builder’s insurance overlaps will be addressed.
Discussion was held as well as audience questions were addressed by the Trustees in regard to the CMAR selection process; specifically the voting and scoring process for each company.
Trustee Pamela Ask moved to grant the Superintendent authority to sign the contract once the district’s attorney and OCR come to an agreement with Langlas and Associates on the errors and omissions insurance and builder’s insurance overlap as well as the wage rates in exhibit B. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.
Trustees Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom, Pamela Ask and Scott Kiekover voted yes; Trustee Kat Pfau voted no.
The motion passed with a four to one vote. Trustee Scott Kiekover signed off with the FaceTime connection and was absent the remainder of this meeting.
B. Discussion Freshman Academy
Superintendent Novasio noted School District 2 has notified him they would not agree to the
Inter-local Agreement presented to them. The agreement would have allowed next year’s
freshman to continue attending SD2 high schools if they wished, with Lockwood paying the
tuition and providing transportation. This decision leaves the District two options; scrap the idea
of the Freshman Academy and have all 9th graders continue to attend SD2 high schools or move
forward with plans for the Freshman Academy. Mr. Novasio further explained, moving forward
means planning for approximately 30 additional students and any Lockwood 9th graders who want
to attend HS in Billings next year will have to be approved for out of district attendance, pay
approximately $1,400 per year in tuition in addition to providing their own transportation. Mr.
Novasio is seeking guidance from trustees on this issue prior to the Regular January Board
Discussion was held with numerous audience members asking questions.
Parental/District communications regarding the issue will be done using the district’s BrightArrow system.
Further discussion was held.
The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lockwood
School District Board Room.
Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m. Kat Pfau seconded the motion.
Trustees Tim Sather, Kat Pfau, Joe Borgstrom, and Pamela Ask voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.
___________________________ Tim Sather, Chairperson
___________________________ Tobin Novasio, Superintendent