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Board Meeting minutes September 20, 2107

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT:

Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters;

Administration – Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson

ABSENT: Bob Kennedy, Brett Thomas

VISITORS: Emil Schoenfish, CPA, Devils Lake, ND

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. There were no additions to the agenda.

(Agenda item 10.a. New Business – Emil Schoenfish Report was the first agenda item presented at the meeting.)

Minutes for the August 2017 board meeting were not available.

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the September 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report information was presented by Mr. Hagler:
Enrollment – 188, attendance-98%; need approval for lane changes due to accumulated credits for two elementary teachers; pre-K program approval letter was received from DPI.

MOTION was made by John Peters, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve lane changes for Lavonne Haugen and Torie McTaggart from lane 1 to lane 2 with a $500 salary increase for fiscal year 2017. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:
Enrollment – 119, attendance 96%; 7th grade field trip scheduled; shared ACT data for NS students.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler:
Presented new pay scale ($1.00 increase for each position) for local athletic events workers (PWBB, JHBB and JHVB clock and referee) per Dropbox schedule; discussed transportation for hockey program participants: parents will be notified that NS will NOT provide transportation for any hockey activities (practices, games, meetings, etc.).

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:
Presented two tuition waiver agreements, School Annual Compliance Report, list of vendors with whom student information is shared and armory lease for board approval; explained letter of commitment signed with Cooperative Purchasing Connection for school lunch program food purchases for the 2018-2019 school year.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve a tuition waiver agreement for four Rolla resident students (Hendrickson) to attend at North Star. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve a tuition waiver agreement for North Star resident student (Robinette) to attend at Munich. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the 2017/2018 DPI School Annual Compliance Report. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the list of vendors with whom student data is shared, as presented with the addition of e-Transcript. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the automatically renewing year to year armory lease with Towner County, with a change in the Lessee name from Cando Public School to North Star Public School. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Visitor Emil Schoenfish, CPA, presented the preliminary June 30, 2017 audit report, noting that the final report will be signed by Wally Rygh and be submitted to the State Auditor for review. An unqualified (favorable) opinion was expressed in the preliminary report.

The Zero Mill Hearing scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM was not held as there were no general public attendees. Final FY 2018 revenue and expenditure budgets and tax levies were presented for approval; information was shared re: NDSBA law seminar and convention to be held October 26 and 27.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve FY 2018 General Fund revenue budget of $3,619,787.86 and General Fund expenditure budget of $3,630,485.71 (deficit spend of $10,697.85). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to set the 2017 General Fund Levy at $1,030,704.30 based on 60.0 mills. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to set the 2017 Miscellaneous Fund Levy at $25,000.00 based on 1.45532 mills. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by John Peters, to set the 2017 Tuition Levy at $17,500.00 based on 1.01872 mills. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to set the 2017 Building Fund Levy at $18,000.00 based on 1.04783 mills. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 AM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.

/s/ Vickie Jacksen, President

/s/ Cathy Johnson, Business Manager

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