NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 16, 2017
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in North Star Room 101.
Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas;
Administration – Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Vicki Held, Cathy Johnson
VISITORS: Bryan Haugen (Staff), Cando, ND; Paul Belzer, Cando, ND
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. There were no changes to the agenda.
MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by John Peters, to approve the minutes of the July 19, 2017 annual meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
MOTION by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the August 2017 bills presented for payment. Additional August invoices to be paid will be posted in Dropbox prior to being paid later this month. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the FY2017 Annual Financial Report to be submitted to NDDPI. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports were reviewed.
Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:
Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held:
Enrollment – 182; Laurie Komrosky and Trina Kvilvang will be splitting teaching duties for the elementary physical education position; additional funding may be possible for Early Childhood Education Grant (qualifying student base used for application was low); consolidated application for Title funds is complete.
MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve hiring Katrina Kvilvang (step 4/lane 1) and Laurie Komrosky (step 32/lane 6) to share the elementary physical education position, with additional contract terms as specified in Dropbox document. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.
MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by John Peters, to approve the consolidated application for Title funds. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.
High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:
Enrollment – 113 fulltime plus 4 part-time home school students; presented tentative JH/HS class schedule.
Activities Director report:
Bryan Haugen thanked the board for use of the school and bus for the July Saskota Bowl and presented donations to the music ($500) and football ($1500) programs and the scholarship fund ($1000) from Saskota Bowl fundraising activities. Cando group is trying to find another community to replace Cando as the ND host for future Saskota Bowl activities. Mr. Hagler reported that the NDHSAA had approved the dissolution of the cross country co-op with Starkweather; visitor Paul Belzer spoke in support of continuing the cross country program and requested reconsideration of the program’s termination; Board declined to change its decision for the current year but discussed requirements to reinstitute the cross country program in the future. Additional JH volleyball coach (Torie McTaggart) has been added with stipend amount for the position yet to be determined; reported on number of JH and HS football participants; no fall cheerleading squad.
Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:
Presented revised preliminary revenue and expenditure budgets; discussed mill levy information for the proposed total levy of 63.25 mills, including required letters to property owners and the notice of a public hearing re: the property tax levy increase; reported number of students on each bus route and bus route driver assignments; Back to School night scheduled for August 21; annual audit to be done September 5th and 6th; presented three tuition free agreements for consideration; update on eFunds payment activity and collection accounts.
MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve tuition waiver agreements as follows: Starkweather resident student (Thompson) to attend at North Star; six North Star resident students (Clay) to attend at Wolford; North Star resident student (Colton) to attend at Grand Forks. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.
Updated committee assignments for Technology (removed Jerel Peterson, added Kara Frey and Lisa Held) and Buildings and Grounds (removed Megan Tompkins; replacement teacher to be added); status report on summer projects: windows, gym floor, outbuilding painting all completed; carpet base board left to be finished in elementary music room.
Milk bid presented for approval.
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the milk bid as presented from Lakeview Dairy. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.
Next meeting set for Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
/s/ Vickie Jacksen, President
/s/ Cathy Johnson, Business Manager
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