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April School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING APRIL 15, 2020

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in person and via Zoom meeting (#6369480672; PW: 280900) in the North Star gym.

PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens (via Zoom), Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde (via Zoom), Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas (via Zoom), John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson; VISITORS: Jessica Gunderson, new Elem Principal for 20/21 (via Zoom).

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m. No changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2020 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).

MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the April bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).
Reviewed March 2020 monthly financial reports.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 189; attendance 96.34%; report on distance learning; ECE grant 3rd quarter reimbursement request submitted; 4th quarter request is allowed to be submitted; CARES (COVID19) estimated allocation available to North Star: $64,689; discussed possible eligible reimbursable costs (including technology hardware replacement, meal delivery, PTO wages).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 116, attendance 95%%; report on distance learning schedule/methods; results of Parent Distance Learning Survey.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Current school closure effective through April 30. Status update on spring school activities: NDHSAA will determine scheduling for spring sports, music/speech contests; North Star to determine local event scheduling; definite or probable cancellations: Honor Society banquet, prom, music concerts, Career Fair/Knowledge Bowl, senior trip, music trip, State FCCLA; senior banquet and graduation ideas to be discussed; discussion about spring sports coaches’ payments: full payment to be made per canvass of board members; Long Term Planning Meeting: scheduled for May 20, 2020 – YouTube live broadcast was suggested.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: FY20 estimated student tuition cost/reimbursements; LRSE social work services purchase commitment for FY21 (two days/week); meal delivery information/$3000 grant application for delivery costs; budget savings anticipated due to school closure; reviewed twenty (20) North Star board policies and related documents. Review of document KAB-E: School-Parent Compact was tabled until a subsequent meeting.

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy AACNONDISCRIMINATION & ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY adopted 8/17/16, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy AAC-NONDISCRIMINATION AND ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbensyes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to rescind Board Regulation AAC-BR: DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE amended 4/20/11, to adopt Board Regulation AAC-BR: DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksenyes.

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy ABCCWELLNESS POLICY adopted 5/18/11, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy ABCC-WELLNESS POLICY as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy ACEA-BULLYING POLICY adopted 8/20/19, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy ACEA-BULLYING POLICY as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy BDDCOMPENSATION AND EXPENSES FOR BOARD MEMBERS adopted 12/16/09, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy BDD-COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES FOR BOARD MEMBERS as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. New policy effective date is 7/1/2020. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy DEAA-DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE WORKPLACE adopted 12/16/09, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy DEAA-DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE WORKPLACE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Michelle Gibbens, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy FCAF-CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT adopted 8/17/16, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy FCAF-CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Jeana Jorde, seconded by John Peters, to adopt North Star School District #10 Administrative Rule FCAF-AR: CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy FFBATTENDANCE & ABSENCES adopted 12/16/09, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy FFBATTENDANCE & ABSENCES as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Michelle Gibbens, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy FFD-CARRYING WEAPONS adopted 9/21/16, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy FFDCARRYING WEAPONS as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy FFEEXTRACURRICULAR PARTICIPATION adopted 5/18/11, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy FFEEXTRACURRICULAR PARTICIPATION as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Regulation FFK-BR: SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION REGULATIONS adopted 4/20/11, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board North Star School District #10 Board Regulation FFK-BR: SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION REGULATIONS as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy GABAA-ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS adopted 12/16/09, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy GABAA-ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy GABDB-TITLE PROGRAMS DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE adopted 5/18/11, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy GABDB-TITLE PROGRAMS DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Jeana Jorde, seconded by John Peters, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy HBAAFEDERAL FISCAL COMPLIANCE adopted 12/16/09, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy HBAAFEDERAL FISCAL COMPLIANCE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Chris Doehler, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy IB-FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM adopted 12/16/09, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy IB-FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksenyes.

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy IDCDATA PROTECTION & SECURITY BREACHES adopted 12/16/09, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policy IDC-DATA PROTECTION & SECURITY BREACHES as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as noted in the attached document and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by John Peters, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy LAC-RELATIONS WITH COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES adopted 12/16/09 and North Star School District #10 Policy LBA-RELATIONS WITH ARMED FORCES RECRUITING UNITS ADOPTED 12/16/09. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Reviewed three bids for new 24 passenger bus (FY21 purchase); information re: used bus available from Harlow’s to replace 1999 49-passenger bus (#56); discussed FY2020 school board election.
MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to accept the $57,325 bid from Harlow’s for a new 24 passenger bus with specs as stated in the bid and a trade-in allowance of $3000 for 2009 Collins bus (North Star bus #58). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to hold June 9, 2020 school board election by mail/absentee ballot only. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

New Business: FY21 salary/benefits negotiations for superintendent, HS principal and ancillary staff set for 8 am Wednesday, April 22, 2020; discussed distance learning feedback from staff/parents/students; staff efforts to be recognized with Cando Cash/gift certificate awards.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
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