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March 20, 2019 School Board Minutes

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NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING March 20, 2019

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: John Peters. VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Agenda item 10h. designated as Retirement.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2019 regular meeting and the February 27, 2019 special meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jorde, to approve the March bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for February 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment 183, attendance 95.93%; new curriculum materials for reading and social studies being reviewed; upcoming elementary activities and state assessment schedule.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 115, attendance 93%; upcoming activities/events; PT conference attendance; new JH science curriculum being reviewed.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: new football uniforms to be purchased (purchase will qualify for $3000 merchandise credit award); spring sports schedules; new weight room equipment cost to be shared by sports with positive fund balances; guidelines for summer activity camps; request for approval of dance co-op with Devils Lake to be structured similarly to the hockey co-op.
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve entering co-op with Devils Lake for dance. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: storm days makeup plan; legislative update meeting to be held in Devils Lake; Hwy 66 bridge repair project (2021); NESC and TLC memberships renewal agreements; CRDC report preparation; custodial staff openings: part time custodian (weekends and VB/BB games) and full time head custodian (Bruce Klingenberg to retire on April 26, 2019). Head custodian position to be advertised immediately; Bob Kennedy and Jay Nicholas will represent the board on the interview committee.

Old Business: 2019 school board election and canvass meeting dates to be moved from June 11th and June 17th to Wednesday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 18th, respectively, to comply with required election notices schedule (due to change in newspaper publishing day); recognition of the representative organization for the teacher negotiating unit; will propose to teacher group that negotiations begin after the current legislative session concludes.

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas: “The School Board has investigated the petition filed by the North Star Teacher Group requesting that the Teacher Group be recognized as the representative organization for the negotiating unit and has determined that the Teacher Group represents a majority of the teachers within that unit. The Board recognizes the North Star Teacher Group as the representative organization for a minimum of one year beginning March 20, 2019. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

New Business: Discussed AdvancED Performance Accreditation and Engagement Review Report and continuing AdvancED activities.

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