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February School Board Minutes (2-20-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 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, Chris Kvilvang. VISITORS: Sherry Walters (Towner County Public Health), Cando, ND; Lavonne and Melanie Haugen, Cando, ND.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. No agenda changes.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2019 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters, to approve the February 2019 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports for February 2019 were reviewed. Business Manager proposed investing Special Reserve Fund cash balance in a long term CD; accessibility of Special Reserve fund monies to be reviewed prior to decision.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment 181, attendance 96.23%; contracts to be approved for new hires for kindergarten and 3rd grade positions; North Star PK-8 met NDDPI compliance criteria for STARS data accuracy; report on 2019 National ESEA Conference, preschool screening and upcoming elementary activities.

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve contracts for Kristin Murchie at step/lane 0/1 (kindergarten) and Bethany Voss at step/lane 2/2 (3rd grade) for the 2019-2020 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 119, attendance 95.3%; classes for HS staff member on long term leave to be covered by 6 in-staff subs until April 4; Kristin Murchie will cover the remainder of the long term leave period after April 3; North Star 9-12 met NDDPI compliance criteria for STARS data accuracy; discussed prom and other upcoming high school activities.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: District 8 GBB tournament report, Lake Region State College special (scholarship) event, fan of the year award (Casper Beck) and 2019-20 boys and girls basketball schedules.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Makeup plans for storm days; information about head lice and vaping presented by Sherry Walters; update on collection of overdue lunch/activity bills; four open enrollment applications (three families) for approval; limited access to school for a disruptive parent; update on legislative session, CPR/AED/First Aid training, and city bus route end date (March 14).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve open enrollment application for Bundermann family (Starkweather district residents). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve open enrollment application for Olson family (Edmore district residents). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve two open enrollment applications for Ahlberg children (Wolford district residents). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

Old Business: Opened bids received for music room roof replacement – decision tabled until special meeting to be held February 27 at 5 p.m.; negotiations seminar feedback; superintendent evaluation reviewed and presented for approval.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the February superintendent evaluation. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

New Business: Lavonne and Melanie Haugen presented information about a trust fund bequest to the Cando Community Library (currently placed with the Impact Foundation for investment purposes) that would be gifted to North Star School if a future school construction or remodeling project is designed to incorporate the community library into the existing school library; reviewed school board election and deadline information.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. This will be a special meeting. Next regular meeting set for March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

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