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November School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 21, 2018
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson.

ABSENT: Bob Kennedy, Brett Thomas. VISITORS: None.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 4:38 p.m. Changes to agenda: Item 11c. Other changed to School Board Resignation and Memorandum of Understanding.
Minutes of the October 17, 2018 regular meeting were not available to approve.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the November bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for November 2018 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment (186 w/regular and special services PK); attendance 97.1%; parent/teacher conference attendance; information re: upcoming federal programs monitoring review, including NS protocols for homeless education program, best interest determination for foster care school placement and unaccompanied youth school enrollment; letters of resignation from Deborah Bergdahl (kindergarten teacher) and Melissa Heisler (Title I para); para replacement status update (new hire-Anne Vangen; hire-in-process for Title I para); NDDPI certificate of approval for 2018-2019 school year; upcoming Christmas program; post-review AdvancED considerations.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by John Peters, to accept Deborah Bergdahl resignation as of the end of the 2018-2019 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to accept resignations of paraprofessionals Kathleen Graber (on October 12, 2018) and Melissa Heisler (on December 6, 2018). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 120, attendance 95.2%; parent teacher participation report for 2009-2018; Heartview staff to do presentations to North Star classes.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: new JHBB girls/boys uniforms are here; Jake Hagler will be JHBBB coach; discussed JHBB participation numbers and game format for 2018-19; LRSE promotional event to be held at NS on 1/17/19; list of 2008-2018 North Star All State athletes.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: school pictures taken in November; discussed initial findings of AdvancED review-full report t/b received in 30 days; policy reviews of NDSBA policies ABCD – RECORDS RETENTION, ABCE – PROHIBITION ON AIDING SEXUAL ABUSE (discussed policy with no action taken: waiting on additional guidance from NDDPI and NDSBA); ACBF – MEDICAL MARIJUANA, FDH – STUDENTS IN FOSTER CARE with Board Regulations FDHBR1 and BR2 – Foster Care Student Transportation and Transportation Dispute Resolution Procedures; revenue budget revision due to change in foundation aid; reviewed three versions of 2019-2020 school calendar; North Star’s content contribution (SRO information and loan forgiveness program) to Governors Website.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to adopt policy ABCD – RECORDS RETENTION as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting “North Star Public School” to replace [Name] on page 2, and inserting “Superintendent and Business Manager” to replace [Superintendent] [Business Manager], and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to adopt policy FDH – STUDENTS IN FOSTER CARE with Board Regulations FDH-BR1 and BR2 – Foster Care Student Transportation and Transportation Dispute
Resolution Procedures as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting “North Star Public School District” to replace [Name of District], insert “Principal” to replace [Title], and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).
MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to adopt policy ACBF – MEDICAL MARIJUANA as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting “North Star Public School District” to replace [Name District], and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler to approve general fund revenue revision from $3,626,437.70 to $3,636,146.83 due to increase in K-12 Foundation Aid from $2,063,379.87 to $2,073,089. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).
MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas to adopt the red 2019-2020 school calendar with a start date of 8/21/19 and a final date of 5/21/20. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Old Business: Reviewed NDSBA information on bidding requirements for construction projects; roof project would be considered construction with no bid requirement if under $150,000; will start advertising for quotes in Dec/Jan.

New Business: Board members invited to staff Christmas party 12/8/18 at Gordy’s Bar; heat tape applied to downspouts to prevent icing up/roof leaks; resignation letter from board member Brett Thomas; reviewed vacancy appointment rules and discussed possible appointees – Jay Nicholas to contact two individuals; reviewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be executed by Towner County Sheriff’s Office and North Star Public School District for SRO services.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to accept resignation of Brett Thomas from the North Star School Board, effective as of the November 2018 meeting. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehleryes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Towner County Sheriff’s Office and the North Star Public School District, with the addition of clause IV. C.: “If either party terminates this MOU before the end of the current school year, the school payment amount will be prorated based on the number of school year months actually served by the SRO.” MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m

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