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School Board Minutes (12-19-2018)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jeana Jorde. VISITORS: Chris Kvilvang, Cando, ND.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. Agenda item 11e. designated as Budget.
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye). MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the minutes of the November 21, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to appoint Chris Kvilvang to fill the at-large area board vacancy (replacing Brett Thomas) until the next annual election. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent). Oath of office was administered by board member Bob Kennedy.
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve the December 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 181, attendance 97.02%; Chris Kvilvang will represent the board on interview committee for kindergarten position (to be advertised ASAP); resignation letter from Robert Reiser; new para hire Kristen Hillier; federal monitoring information completed/submitted; Vicki Held and Sherri Bonham to attend 2019 National ESEA Conference; upcoming elementary activities.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to accept Robert Reiser resignation as of the end of the FY2019 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholasyes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 121, attendance 95.1%; extra staff meetings being held to discuss student support strategies; Choice Ready workshop to be attended by Nancy Reiser and Karmen Teubner; long term sub opening still unfilled.
Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Payment of half of PWBBB Jamboree gate proceeds ($650) to be made to Starkweather School as revenue sharing.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Tuition agreement for approval; final taxable valuation of $1,242,000 and mill levy of 69.99; governor’s preliminary budget proposal re: per pupil payments; policy reviews of NDSBA policies KAB – DISTRICT-LEVEL PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY, ACEA – BULLYING POLICY, and ABCE – PROHIBITION ON AIDING SEXUAL ABUSE (tabled: waiting on additional guidance from NDDPI and NDSBA); general fund budget revision (revenues and expenditures).
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve no charge tuition agreement for two North Star resident students (1 family) to attend Munich Public School for the 2018-19 school year, with no transportation provided. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholasyes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Kvilvang, to rescind North Star School District #10 Policy KAB – PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT adopted 12/16/09, and to adopt KAB – DISTRICT-SCHOOLS PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY (as per attachment), and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to rescind North Star Board Policy AAD – BULLYING adopted 5/21/12, and to adopt ACEA – BULLYING POLICY as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting North Star Public School District #10 to replace all occurrences of [Name of District], inserting 60 to replace [specify number of days . . .] in the Investigation Procedures section and insert 12/19/18 to replace 11/18 as the date adopted, and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to revise general fund revenue budget to $3,647,188.83 and expenditure budget to $3,679,070.39 (increase of $11,042 for Title I and Title II Reallocated grant awards). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

Old Business: Review and discussion of roof replacement options – call for bids for music room roof replacement to include bid options for pitched roof and/or rubber roof, local material supply requirement for pitched roof bids, bids due February 1 and work to be completed by August 1 with late penalty for late completion; Tuomala Plumbing to start HS boys’ restroom urinal replacement project on December 26.

New Business: Health inspection reports; committee assignments for Chris Kvilvang (Scholarship and Buildings & Grounds); NDSBA negotiations seminar scheduled for February 7-8, 2019 for negotiating committee – Bob Kennedy, John Peters, Chris Doehler.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

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