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February Special School Board Minutes (2-27-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in special session on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Chris Kvilvang, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. VISITORS: Bruce Klingenberg, Cando, ND.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. Item 7.c. CD Rates was added to the agenda.

No Principals’, Activities Director or Superintendent’s reports were presented.

Old Business: Bids received for music room roof replacement were reviewed. The highest bid, submitted by Tecta America, was rejected and the remaining bids submitted by D & D Roofing from Aneta, ND and Master Level Construction from Devils Lake, ND were considered. Lengthy discussion was held to decide between a flat vs. pitched roof style, considering cost, useful life, R value and aesthetics.
MOTION was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to accept the base bid of $35,365.00 from D & D Roofing and to include the additional cost of $11,910.00 to add a tapered insulation system to slope the roof. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-no, Jacksen-no.

The North Star Teacher Group submitted petitions for recognition of the appropriate negotiating unit and recognition of the representative organization.
The following MOTION was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to recognize the appropriate negotiating unit: “Pursuant to 15.1-16-10 of the North Dakota Century Code, the School Board of North Star School District recognizes as the appropriate negotiating unit all employees licensed to teach by the ESPB or approved to teach by the ESPB and employed primarily as classroom teachers.” MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

The North Star Teacher Group’s petition for recognition of the representative organization and the Board’s notice of intent to consider will be posted March 1, 2019 at North Star School to be acted on March 20, 2019.

CD rates available from Ramsey Bank and American Bank Center for 15, 28 or 37 month terms for the Special Reserve Fund cash balance of $43,684.48 were presented by the Business Manager. Following discussion, the Board’s instructions were to invest the cash balance at Ramsey Bank in a 37 month CD (2.65% APR).

No New Business was presented.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 5:57 p.m.

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