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March 21, 2018 Meeting Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MARCH 21, 2018
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jeana Jorde

VISITORS: None.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Additions to the agenda: item 7. a. 3. Resignation and item 8. i. Compliance Report.

Sherry Walters, Towner County Public Health, Cando, ND was in attendance as a visitor.

MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve the March 2018 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).
Monthly financial reports were reviewed.
Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 182, attendance 95.79%; shared letter of resignation from Mary Jo Hannesson (position will not need to be filled based on anticipated enrollment for FY19); noted state spelling bee finalists and FY19 Steve Dunn Writing training plans; reviewed AdvancEd activities to be conducted to prepare for November 2018 visitation team.
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to accept the resignation of Mary Jo Hannesson, effective at the end of the 2017/18 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 115, attendance 94.506%; update on science position interview results: position offered/teaching contract and signing bonus contract issued to Daniel Grande; ITV Spanish to be discontinued for the 2018/19 school year; reported on other activities: Remembrance Day activities held in memory of FL school-shooting students, Knowledge Bowl (April 5) and school carnival (April 6), National Honor Society induction banquet (March 19), regional vocal contest (March28), April/May 2018 state assessment schedule for 7th, 8th, and 10th grades.
MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve the teaching contract and the signing bonus contract of $4,500 over 3 years issued to Daniel Grande. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Cooperative agreement signed with Wolford Public School to allow student to participate in NDHS Clay Target League (non-school affiliation); head/assistant/JH track coaches’ salaries per the extracurricular salary schedule will be pooled and split equally three ways ($1,966.67 each) in lieu of the scheduled payment amounts for each position (per coaches’ request).

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Policy reviews – Second reading for policy FFA – STUDENT ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG USE/ABUSE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services. North Star policy incorporates the following options: North Star Public School District #10 inserted where appropriate to replace all [Name of District]; Reporting Violations section includes [or Superintendent]; Violation section does not include OPTION 1 or OPTION 2; Intervention section does not include either bracketed sentence (re: requiring therapy at school district expense and providing follow-up counseling) ; Policy
Implementation section includes the entire first and second paragraphs and the first sentence of the third paragraph of the bracketed section; remainder of third paragraph is “Students will be given a copy of the standards of conduct and the statement of sanctions required concerning the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Compliance with these standards of conduct is mandatory.” Added fourth paragraph: “The standards of conduct and the statement of sanctions required concerning the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol of will be made available to parents and employees upon request.” Copy of complete proposed North Star Policy FFA is in Dropbox
MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve the second reading of North Star Policy FFA – Student Alcohol & Other Drug Use/Abuse. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholasyes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
Reviewed policy ABBA-NORTH DAKOTA’S COMPREHENSIVE MODEL SCHOOL POLICY FOR TOBACCO USE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services.
MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to rescind Board Policy ABBA NORTH STAR COMPREHENSIVE MODEL TOBACCO-FREE SCHOOL POLICY Amended 10/22/14, and to adopt ABBA-NORTH DAKOTA’S COMPREHENSIVE MODEL SCHOOL POLICY FOR TOBACCO USE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting “North Star Public School District #10” to replace [Name of District] on page 2, and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
Discussed North Star School Loan Forgiveness Application/program provisions; reviewed tuition agreement for North Star student to attend Williston Public School and Grand Forks Public School approval of open enrollment application from North Star student. Reviewed discussion topics covered at Emergency Planning Meeting including lockdown procedures, school administration of Narcan in case of opioid overdose, and School Resource Officers; visitor Sherry Walters presented information to the board on Narcan administration and Bob Kennedy presented possible options for law officer presence in the school; March 5th storm day will be made up on April 2nd; increase in pre-school grant funding requires revenue budget revision; technology equipment purchases to be covered by erate application will be ordered April 1st; notification received from NDDPI of North compliance with performance indicators evaluated on the Annual Performance Report .
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve the tuition agreement for North Star high school student to attend Williston Public School District. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to increase the FY18 ECE grant revenue by $14,000 to a total of $28,000 and the total general fund revenue budget to $3,661,038.24 . MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

Old Business: Update on bus repairs; Long Term Planning Meeting set for April 18 at 7 p.m. in room 101; filing deadline for school board candidacy is April 9th.

New Business: Downspout ice jams caused roof leaks; Tecta American will evaluate roof condition later this spring/summer; teacher contracts to be issued no later than April 16th to be returned by April 30th; negotiations for administrative contracts and ancillary staff wage increase determination to be held after April board meeting (John Peters, Todd Oakland, Bob Kennedy are on negotiating committee).
Next meeting set for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (regular board meeting) and 7:00 pm (Long Term Planning meeting).

November 15, 2017 School Board Minutes

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas; Administration – Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson VISITORS: None Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. There were no additions to the agenda.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2017 regular meeting. Motion carried (all voting aye).

MOTION by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the November 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment – 183, attendance-97.58%; reviewed ESSA information; reported 90% parent teacher conference attendance.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment – 117, attendance 95.5%; reviewed ESSA information; reported on parent teacher conference attendance (52%) and upcoming activities.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: discussed webcasting equipment needs (JP’s computer) and proposed payments to Tammy Haugen for FB and VB webcasting (to be made immediately if fee schedule is approved by Tammy); no applicants for speech advisor but Vickie Jacksen may consider filling the position.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Presented foundation aid revenue budget revision and FY19 school calendar for board approval; NS received certificate of approval re: DPI public school requirements; reported on new copier lease, ADA compliance for school website, training for background checks, and tuition payment to be made for NS student.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Brett Thomas, to increase the FY18 foundation aid revenue budget by $12,203.38 to a total of $2,189,031.94 and the total general fund revenue budget to $3,640,196.24. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksenyes.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve FY19 Calendar #2 (8/22 start date, 2-week Christmas break, 2-day Easter break, 5/23 end date). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Equipment at the Armory has been added to NDIRF F&T policy.
New Business: School lunch program review scheduled for December 7; raffle fundraiser (Carson Wentz jersey) is being conducted for North Star Scholarship Fund; $500 grant received from Cando Connection for North Star Scholarship Fund; superintendent evaluation has been completed.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve superintendent evaluation.

MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

February 21, 2018 School Board Minutes

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. VISITORS: None.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. No changes were made to the agenda.

MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the minutes of the January 17, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the February 2018 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve the 9/30/17 pledge of securities from American Bank Center and the 12/31/17 pledges of securities from Ramsey Bank and First State Bank of Cando. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 178, attendance 96.34%; requested an increase in LRSE social work services for the 2018-2019 school year; reported on spelling bee and preschool screening results and ECE grant funding increase; reviewed AdvancEd school improvement strategies.

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to increase the LRSE elementary counselor contracted time for 2018/19 school year from 1.5 days per week to 2 days per week. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 115, attendance 93.812%; update on science position applications/interview plans; reported on other activities/updates: senior class CTE day, Tech Ed teacher back at work, parent teacher conference attendance, staff member participation in ND education standards development meetings, upcoming Knowledge Bowl and Robotics competitions, ongoing schoolwide RESPECT challenge.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Discussed 2018-19 BBB and GBB schedules; presented/discussed information on new gym mats to be paid for primarily by the Booster Club: board consensus was to display North Star mat on west wall and Bearcats mat on east wall; school will share half the cost of a used four-wheeler purchased by Cando Baseball Association (total cost: $1200/North Star share: $600) to be paid from the General Fund.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Policy reviews – Reviewed/discussed current and updated policy FFA – STUDENT ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG USE/ABUSE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services. North Star policy will incorporate the following options: North Star Public School District #10 to be inserted where appropriate to replace all [Name of District]; Reporting Violations section to include [or Superintendent]; Violation section will not include OPTION 1 or OPTION 2; Intervention section will not include either bracketed sentence (re: requiring therapy at school district expense and providing follow-up counseling) ; Policy Implementation section will include the entire first and second paragraphs and the first sentence of the third paragraph of the bracketed section; remainder of third paragraph to be “Students will be given a copy of the standards of conduct and the statement of sanctions required concerning the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Compliance with these standards of conduct is mandatory.” Add fourth paragraph: “The standards of conduct and the statement of sanctions required concerning the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol of will be made available to parents and employees upon request.” Policy FFA will have 2nd reading at March meeting.

Reviewed updated policy KAAA-VISITORS IN THE SCHOOLS as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services.
MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Brett Thomas, to rescind Board Policy KAAA Amended 5/18/11, and to adopt KAAA-VISITORS IN THE SCHOOLS as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, including bracketed sentence in Policy Violation section as follows: “The Superintendent may periodically request a summary. . .”, and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes

Reported on: anticipated cost for student at Harmony House, 2018/19 NESC commitment, fire alarm inspection (report in Dropbox), new lockdown procedures/philosophy, new loan forgiveness program for teachers requiring school districts to apply for funds (instead of teachers), shared link to substance abuse video with a request from Towner County Public Health for board to view video. Reviewed two tuition agreements for North Star students to attend Munich and Williston schools; action on Williston agreement was tabled until March meeting.

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve a tuition free agreement for North Star high school student to attend Munich Public School. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Elementary hallway camera has been installed. Reviewed estimate for windows for north side of elementary building. Reviewed and discussed bids received from Harlow’s and Trucks of Bismarck for new school bus. Superintendent evaluation was reviewed.
MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to accept Harlow’s bid dated February 14, 2018 of $55,125 for 2018 Chevy/Collins 30 passenger school bus with specs as listed. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Brett Thomas, seconded by Todd Oakland, was made to accept the February superintendent evaluation. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

New Business: Brenna Bulman and Stephanie Miller presented proposed itinerary/chaperones for 2018 senior class trip and requested use of a school vehicle for transportation. (Senior Trip information was presented at meeting after Elementary Principal report.) Reviewed list of potential buildings and grounds projects developed at February 8th Building and Grounds Committee meeting. Reviewed school board election calendar, deadlines and open board positions for 2018.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.

January 17, 2018 School Board Minutes

01 Jan 17, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes
NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JANUARY 17, 2018

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, Brett Thomas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: John Peters VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Item 8.f. Policies ABDA was added to the agenda.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the minutes of the December 21, 2017 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve the January 2018 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 177 (loss of 8 students), attendance 96.8%; reviewed information re: ECE grant payment request, February 21 preschool screening and 2018/19 projected kindergarten enrollment; service dog to begin training/working with 3rd grade class.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 117 (loss of 3 students), attendance 94.662%; reviewed policy revision re: distance learning courses enrollment, temporary placement of Tech Ed students in alternate classes during instructor’s medical leave, tentative off campus student activities during March 28 vocal music contest to be held at North Star. AdvancEd parent survey with participation prize drawing will be conducted during February 8th PT conferences. Presented letter of resignation from Mason Haley (JH Science); position will be advertised immediately; Jay Nicholas will represent board on interview committee.
MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Brett Thomas, to accept resignation of Mason Haley effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oaklandyes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Have begun preliminary scheduling for next year.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Sophomore class to take CPR/AED/First Aid training class on February 13; custodian has returned to work with restricted duties; kitchen health inspection report was shared; discussed scheduling for long term planning meeting: to be held on April 18 at 7 p.m. as a special meeting following the regular monthly board meeting to be held at 4 p.m. (revised time). Reviewed website accessibility policy ABDA and accompanying board regulations.

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Brett Thomas, to adopt ABDA – ACCESSIBILITY POLICY as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting North Star Public School District #10 as the [Name of District], and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to adopt ABDA-BR1 – WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to adopt ABDA-BR2 – WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY CONCERNS, COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, and to waive the second
reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent)

Old Business: Last notice re: NDSBA negotiations seminar; windows for north side of elementary building will be ordered when they go on sale: payment to be made from Building Fund when received/Cando Lumber will store until installation date; discussed progress re: new bus purchase – Feb/March order date required to guarantee new bus delivery date in August; will obtain quotes from Hartley’s and Harlow’s with school spec list.

New Business: Presented NDTC quote for camera installation in upstairs elementary hallway; need to consider replacing sinks and pipes in HS girls bathroom per Glenn Johnson; superintendent evaluation forms are to be completed by board members and returned to board president by February 19; have new bus driver candidate (waiting on background check results).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

North Star School Board Meeting Minutes (December 21, 2017)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Todd Oakland, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jay Nicholas, Brett Thomas. VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. There were no additions to the agenda.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2017 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve the December 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 182, attendance 95.79%; discussed student turnover activity. High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 120, attendance 94.89%; reviewed ND Youth Risk Behavior Survey results, action plan to cover Tech Ed classes during instructor’s extended absence, and recent activities. Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Purchased new webcast video camera and stand; speech advisor position filled by Vickie Jacksen.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Presented Title I reallocated funds revenue and expenditure budget revision for board approval; reviewed final current year tax and mill valuations and continuing school website changes for ADA compliance; upcoming 1/15/18 staff training (AED/CPR/First Aid); sophomore class CPR training to be continued without grant funding; one custodian on extended medical leave; discussed E-rate program changes to include funding for internet connectivity equipment ($41,000 over next 5 years); kitchen health inspection completed by state.
MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jeana Jorde to increase the general fund revenue and expenditure budget totals by $6,842 for Title I reallocated funds grant award: total revenues to $3,647,038.24 and total expenditures to $3,637,327.71. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Thomas absent).

Old Business: School lunch program review completed on December 7th.

New Business: Proposed future building maintenance projects: elementary building – replace north side windows/window trim surround where needed; shop and music area roof repair. Will begin installation scheduling for window project now; revisit roof repair at later date. Reviewed mileage stats on three buses – need to replace one at yearend with new or used bus; will look for used bus with 18,000-40,000 miles until February 1st. Need to register for Feb 8-9 NDSBA negotiations seminar if attending. Mr. Hagler signed agreement to receive drug testing results via electronic notification.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 4:53 p.m.

Board Meeting Minutes October 18, 2017

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

OCTOBER 18, 2017

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in the North Star Teacher Workroom.

PRESENT:

Vickie Jacksen, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters;

Administration – Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson

ABSENT: Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Brett Thomas

VISITORS: None

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:03 a.m. There were no additions to the agenda.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2017 regular meeting. NOTION CARRIED (all voting aye). MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2017 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters, to approve the October 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report information was presented by Mr. Hagler:

Enrollment – 186, attendance-97.97%; Early Childhood Education Grant reimbursement for quarter 1 was revised by Dept of Commerce from $6,500 to $7,038.46.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:

Enrollment – 118, attendance 95%; reviewed JH and HS testing schedule.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler:

Three players will be participating in the hockey program- only one acknowledgment letter has been received to date re: no 2017/18 hockey transportation to be provided by NS; no applications were received for PWBBB: four men are sharing coaching duties as time permits for each – head coach and assistant salaries will be split at end of season; reviewed 2018 football and volleyball schedules; discussed volleyball assistant payment for Torie McTaggart; Tammy Haugen is/will be doing webcasting for VB and BB with payment arrangements to be determined.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Todd Oakland, to pay Torie McTaggart $700 for 2017 VB assistant duties. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:

Presented two tuition waiver agreements and revenue budget revision (for SRSA grant) for board approval, reported on Credit Bureau collection activity and discussed city bus route options.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve a tuition waiver agreement for three Devils Lake resident students (Weigel) to attend at North Star. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve a tuition waiver agreement for two North Star resident students (Moore) to attend at Munich. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by John Peters, to approve an increase of $5,205 to the 17/18 General Fund revenue budget for a revised total of $3,627,992.86. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to provide 17/18 city bus route service in the afternoon only. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Old Business:

NDSBA Law Seminar will be held on October 26.

New Business:

Superintendent evaluation must be completed by November 15 – evaluation forms are to be returned to board president by November 13. Reported on ALICE (active shooter) staff in-service training, 4-year grant awarded to NESC, comparative testing results information from DPI, NS Christmas party to be held December 9.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 7:47 a.m.

/s/ Vickie Jacksen, President

/s/ Cathy Johnson, Business Manager

Note: This post replaces a .pdf with the same information and was created to comply with ADA requirements.

Board Meeting minutes September 20, 2107

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT:

Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters;

Administration – Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson

ABSENT: Bob Kennedy, Brett Thomas

VISITORS: Emil Schoenfish, CPA, Devils Lake, ND

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. There were no additions to the agenda.

(Agenda item 10.a. New Business – Emil Schoenfish Report was the first agenda item presented at the meeting.)

Minutes for the August 2017 board meeting were not available.

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the September 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report information was presented by Mr. Hagler:
Enrollment – 188, attendance-98%; need approval for lane changes due to accumulated credits for two elementary teachers; pre-K program approval letter was received from DPI.

MOTION was made by John Peters, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve lane changes for Lavonne Haugen and Torie McTaggart from lane 1 to lane 2 with a $500 salary increase for fiscal year 2017. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:
Enrollment – 119, attendance 96%; 7th grade field trip scheduled; shared ACT data for NS students.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler:
Presented new pay scale ($1.00 increase for each position) for local athletic events workers (PWBB, JHBB and JHVB clock and referee) per Dropbox schedule; discussed transportation for hockey program participants: parents will be notified that NS will NOT provide transportation for any hockey activities (practices, games, meetings, etc.).

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:
Presented two tuition waiver agreements, School Annual Compliance Report, list of vendors with whom student information is shared and armory lease for board approval; explained letter of commitment signed with Cooperative Purchasing Connection for school lunch program food purchases for the 2018-2019 school year.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve a tuition waiver agreement for four Rolla resident students (Hendrickson) to attend at North Star. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve a tuition waiver agreement for North Star resident student (Robinette) to attend at Munich. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the 2017/2018 DPI School Annual Compliance Report. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the list of vendors with whom student data is shared, as presented with the addition of e-Transcript. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the automatically renewing year to year armory lease with Towner County, with a change in the Lessee name from Cando Public School to North Star Public School. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Visitor Emil Schoenfish, CPA, presented the preliminary June 30, 2017 audit report, noting that the final report will be signed by Wally Rygh and be submitted to the State Auditor for review. An unqualified (favorable) opinion was expressed in the preliminary report.

The Zero Mill Hearing scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM was not held as there were no general public attendees. Final FY 2018 revenue and expenditure budgets and tax levies were presented for approval; information was shared re: NDSBA law seminar and convention to be held October 26 and 27.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve FY 2018 General Fund revenue budget of $3,619,787.86 and General Fund expenditure budget of $3,630,485.71 (deficit spend of $10,697.85). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to set the 2017 General Fund Levy at $1,030,704.30 based on 60.0 mills. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to set the 2017 Miscellaneous Fund Levy at $25,000.00 based on 1.45532 mills. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by John Peters, to set the 2017 Tuition Levy at $17,500.00 based on 1.01872 mills. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to set the 2017 Building Fund Levy at $18,000.00 based on 1.04783 mills. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 AM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.

/s/ Vickie Jacksen, President

/s/ Cathy Johnson, Business Manager

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Board Meeting Minutes August 16, 2017

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

AUGUST 16, 2017

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in North Star Room 101.

Present:

Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas;
Administration – Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Vicki Held, Cathy Johnson

VISITORS: Bryan Haugen (Staff), Cando, ND; Paul Belzer, Cando, ND

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. There were no changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by John Peters, to approve the minutes of the July 19, 2017 annual meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the August 2017 bills presented for payment. Additional August invoices to be paid will be posted in Dropbox prior to being paid later this month. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the FY2017 Annual Financial Report to be submitted to NDDPI. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held:
Enrollment – 182; Laurie Komrosky and Trina Kvilvang will be splitting teaching duties for the elementary physical education position; additional funding may be possible for Early Childhood Education Grant (qualifying student base used for application was low); consolidated application for Title funds is complete.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve hiring Katrina Kvilvang (step 4/lane 1) and Laurie Komrosky (step 32/lane 6) to share the elementary physical education position, with additional contract terms as specified in Dropbox document. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by John Peters, to approve the consolidated application for Title funds. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:
Enrollment – 113 fulltime plus 4 part-time home school students; presented tentative JH/HS class schedule.

Activities Director report:
Bryan Haugen thanked the board for use of the school and bus for the July Saskota Bowl and presented donations to the music ($500) and football ($1500) programs and the scholarship fund ($1000) from Saskota Bowl fundraising activities. Cando group is trying to find another community to replace Cando as the ND host for future Saskota Bowl activities. Mr. Hagler reported that the NDHSAA had approved the dissolution of the cross country co-op with Starkweather; visitor Paul Belzer spoke in support of continuing the cross country program and requested reconsideration of the program’s termination; Board declined to change its decision for the current year but discussed requirements to reinstitute the cross country program in the future. Additional JH volleyball coach (Torie McTaggart) has been added with stipend amount for the position yet to be determined; reported on number of JH and HS football participants; no fall cheerleading squad.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:
Presented revised preliminary revenue and expenditure budgets; discussed mill levy information for the proposed total levy of 63.25 mills, including required letters to property owners and the notice of a public hearing re: the property tax levy increase; reported number of students on each bus route and bus route driver assignments; Back to School night scheduled for August 21; annual audit to be done September 5th and 6th; presented three tuition free agreements for consideration; update on eFunds payment activity and collection accounts.

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve tuition waiver agreements as follows: Starkweather resident student (Thompson) to attend at North Star; six North Star resident students (Clay) to attend at Wolford; North Star resident student (Colton) to attend at Grand Forks. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business:

Updated committee assignments for Technology (removed Jerel Peterson, added Kara Frey and Lisa Held) and Buildings and Grounds (removed Megan Tompkins; replacement teacher to be added); status report on summer projects: windows, gym floor, outbuilding painting all completed; carpet base board left to be finished in elementary music room.

New Business:

Milk bid presented for approval.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the milk bid as presented from Lakeview Dairy. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

/s/ Vickie Jacksen, President

/s/ Cathy Johnson, Business Manager

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Board Meeting Minutes November 15, 2017

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
NOVEMBER 15, 2017

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT:

Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas;
Administration – Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson

VISITORS: None

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. There were no additions to the agenda.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2017 regular meeting. Motion carried (all voting aye).

MOTION by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the November 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held:
Enrollment – 183, attendance-97.58%; reviewed ESSA information; reported 90% parent teacher conference attendance.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:
Enrollment – 117, attendance 95.5%; reviewed ESSA information; reported on parent teacher conference attendance (52%) and upcoming activities.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler:
Discussed webcasting equipment needs (JP’s computer) and proposed payments to Tammy Haugen for FB and VB webcasting (to be made immediately if fee schedule is approved by Tammy); no applicants for speech advisor but Vickie Jacksen may consider filling the position.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:
Presented foundation aid revenue budget revision and FY19 school calendar for board approval; NS received certificate of approval re: DPI public school requirements; reported on new copier lease, ADA compliance for school website, training for background checks, and tuition payment to be made for NS student.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Brett Thomas, to increase the FY18 foundation aid revenue budget by $12,203.38 to a total of $2,189,031.94 and the total general fund revenue budget to $3,640,196.24. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve FY19 Calendar #2 (8/22 start date, 2-week Christmas break, 2-day Easter break, 5/23 end date). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business:

Equipment at the Armory has been added to NDIRF F&T policy.

New Business:

School lunch program review scheduled for December 7; raffle fundraiser (Carson Wentz jersey) is being conducted for North Star Scholarship Fund; $500 grant received from Cando Connection for North Star Scholarship Fund; superintendent evaluation has been completed.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve superintendent evaluation.

MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

/s/ Vickie Jacksen, President
/s/ Cathy Johnson, Business Manager

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November School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 15, 2017
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas; Administration – Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson VISITORS: None Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. There were no additions to the agenda.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2017 regular meeting. Motion carried (all voting aye).

MOTION by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the November 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment – 183, attendance-97.58%; reviewed ESSA information; reported 90% parent teacher conference attendance.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment – 117, attendance 95.5%; reviewed ESSA information; reported on parent teacher conference attendance (52%) and upcoming activities.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: discussed webcasting equipment needs (JP’s computer) and proposed payments to Tammy Haugen for FB and VB webcasting (to be made immediately if fee schedule is approved by Tammy); no applicants for speech advisor but Vickie Jacksen may consider filling the position.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Presented foundation aid revenue budget revision and FY19 school calendar for board approval; NS received certificate of approval re: DPI public school requirements; reported on new copier lease, ADA compliance for school website, training for background checks, and tuition payment to be made for NS student.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Brett Thomas, to increase the FY18 foundation aid revenue budget by $12,203.38 to a total of $2,189,031.94 and the total general fund revenue budget to $3,640,196.24. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksenyes.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve FY19 Calendar #2 (8/22 start date, 2-week Christmas break, 2-day Easter break, 5/23 end date). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Equipment at the Armory has been added to NDIRF F&T policy.
New Business: School lunch program review scheduled for December 7; raffle fundraiser (Carson Wentz jersey) is being conducted for North Star Scholarship Fund; $500 grant received from Cando Connection for North Star Scholarship Fund; superintendent evaluation has been completed.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve superintendent evaluation.
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MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

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