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October School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OCTOBER 17, 2018
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the North Star teacher workroom.

PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson.

ABSENT: Jeana Jorde, Brett Thomas; Vicki Held (Admin). VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:05 a.m. No changes were made to the agenda.
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters, to approve the October bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for October 2018 were reviewed.
Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report: No enrollment and attendance information (Mrs. Held absent); 1st quarterly reimbursement request for pre-K grant has been submitted; resignation letter from para Kathleen Graber—will advertise and interview to fill position.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 121, attendance 95.3%; discussed ACT test results, ESSA HS accountability assessment options (NDSA vs. ACT) and JH and HS fall assessment schedule; long term sub will be needed mid-February through mid-May to cover maternity leave absence; AdvancED update.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: 2019 volleyball and football schedules with changes from current year; hockey program information (2 participants @ $500 participation fee/student with no transportation to be provided by NS); football uniforms to be replaced before next season; North Star responded “not in favor” on 3-class system survey by NDHSAA.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: NS met mandatory (by October 1)student immunization compliance requirements for students to be allowed to attend school; presented three tuition agreements for approval; reviewed 3-year contract to be entered into with Lifetouch for school pictures; update on preparations for AdvancED review scheduled for 11/14,15; reviewed Coke proposal for exclusive contract to supply vending/concession products: decided to buy Coke products w/o contract on a trial basis for concession sales; November school board meeting time changed from 7:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve no charge tuition agreement for four Devils Lake resident students (1 family) to attend North Star for the 2018-19 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve two no charge tuition agreements for North Star resident students (2 families) to attend Munich School District for the 2018-19 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Thomas absent).

Old Business: Reviewed superintendent evaluation results; update on NDSBA convention registrations.
MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve superintendent evaluation results. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Thomas absent).

New Business: Senior class representatives presented information on the senior class trip to Minneapolis planned for May 10-12, 2019; Mr. Vote will drive white bus for the trip. Update on school intercom system equipment/school bell system review; discussed quote from Tuomala Plumbing & Heating for HS boys’ restroom urinal replacement.

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