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North Star School Board Meeting Minutes (December 21, 2017)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Todd Oakland, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jay Nicholas, Brett Thomas. VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. There were no additions to the agenda.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2017 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve the December 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 182, attendance 95.79%; discussed student turnover activity. High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 120, attendance 94.89%; reviewed ND Youth Risk Behavior Survey results, action plan to cover Tech Ed classes during instructor’s extended absence, and recent activities. Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Purchased new webcast video camera and stand; speech advisor position filled by Vickie Jacksen.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Presented Title I reallocated funds revenue and expenditure budget revision for board approval; reviewed final current year tax and mill valuations and continuing school website changes for ADA compliance; upcoming 1/15/18 staff training (AED/CPR/First Aid); sophomore class CPR training to be continued without grant funding; one custodian on extended medical leave; discussed E-rate program changes to include funding for internet connectivity equipment ($41,000 over next 5 years); kitchen health inspection completed by state.
MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jeana Jorde to increase the general fund revenue and expenditure budget totals by $6,842 for Title I reallocated funds grant award: total revenues to $3,647,038.24 and total expenditures to $3,637,327.71. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Thomas absent).

Old Business: School lunch program review completed on December 7th.

New Business: Proposed future building maintenance projects: elementary building – replace north side windows/window trim surround where needed; shop and music area roof repair. Will begin installation scheduling for window project now; revisit roof repair at later date. Reviewed mileage stats on three buses – need to replace one at yearend with new or used bus; will look for used bus with 18,000-40,000 miles until February 1st. Need to register for Feb 8-9 NDSBA negotiations seminar if attending. Mr. Hagler signed agreement to receive drug testing results via electronic notification.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 4:53 p.m.

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