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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 19, 2017

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 19, 2017

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met for their annual meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in the North Star School lunchroom.

PRESENT:  Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas;             Administration – Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Vicki Held; Business Manager – Cathy Johnson ABSENT:  Jay Nicholas VISITORS:  Corey Hagler, Cando, ND              Senior board member Todd Oakland, acting as chair pro-tem, called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m.    Newly elected directors Jeana Jorde and Vickie Jacksen were seated on the board.   Administration of oath of office was confirmed by Business Manager Cathy Johnson. Chair pro-tem Oakland called for nominations for Board President.  Bob Kennedy nominated Vickie Jacksen, with a second by John Peters, and a unanimous ballot was cast. President Jacksen assumed the chair and called for nominations for Vice President.  Bob Kennedy nominated John Peters, seconded by Todd Oakland; motion carried.  Additional nominations were called for and, hearing none, a unanimous ballot was cast for John Peters.

There were no changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve the minutes of the June 21, 2017 regular meeting and the June 26, 2017 special meeting.  MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye). MOTION by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the July 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).  June 2017 monthly and yearend financial reports were reviewed.  General fund ended FY17 with a $5,053 surplus (revenues vs. expenditures).

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held:  Projected fall 2017 PK-6 enrollment:  178; August 8-11, 2017 professional development sessions will be eligible for UND credits; presented preliminary Title I, Title IIA and Title IV budgets to be submitted on consolidated application.     High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:    Registration date – August 9; provided information on professional development sessions to be offered August 8-11, 2017. Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler:  Information re:  NDHSAA post season payment ($2,324) and FY18 catastrophic insurance policy; discussed cross country update (no coach, 1-2 participants projected). MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Brett Thomas, to drop cross country from North Star extracurricular activities.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:   Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

Visitor Corey Hagler provided program overview information for Little League football.  Discussed school involvement in club football program:  $1500 equipment credit available to North Star from Nike (from BBB uniform purchase) will be used to purchase Little League football uniform tops and pants and school will provide bus for transportation needs.    Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:  Presented mill levy information and preliminary FY18 revenue and expenditure budgets.  The proposed general fund mill levy will require holding a public meeting. MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve preliminary FY18 budgets for revenue ($3,603,220.05) and expenditures ($3,628,874.48).  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

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Reviewed NDSBA policy template for Policy FDB – EDUCATION OF THE HOMELESS STUDENT. MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Brett Thomas, to rescind North Star Policy FDB adopted 12/16/09, and to adopt North Star Policy FDB as proposed by NDSBA, designating the Superintendent as the homeless student liaison, and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Policy BDA.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:   Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).         FY18 Teacher and Ancillary Staff Handbooks/Job Descriptions were provided.  North Star will renew membership in ND Small Organized Schools and NESC.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the 2017-18 NDSBA Policy Maintenance contract and membership.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Petersyes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).
Old Business:   Carpet installation is progressing; windows have been ordered and received; webinar re: eFunds program scheduled for July 24. New Business: MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Todd Oakland, to accept the 2017-2018 bakery products bid from Pan-O Gold Baking Co.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).    MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to accept the 2017—2018 coal bid from Belle Trucking at $53.00 per ton for coal from Wolf Mountain Coal, Inc. and $62.00 per ton plus an applicable fuel surcharge for hauling (total cost: $115.00 per ton plus fuel surcharge).  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).   MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to designate Program Representatives as follows:                    Jeff Hagler – Hot Lunch, Federal Surplus Property, Lake Region Special Education Board, NESC Board, ADA, Title IX, Technology Designate, and Title VI (1964 Civil Rights Act). Vicki Held – Title I, Title IIA, Title IID, Title III,Title IV, REAP, Elementary Technology Designate, School Improvement, Elementary Section 504 on a motion by Brett Thomas, seconded by Bob Kennedy.  Roll call vote (Jorde – absent):  Kennedy – yes, Nicholas– yes, Oakland – yes, Peters – yes, Thomas – yes, Jacksen – yes.  Motion carried. Nancy Reiser – Power School Coordinator, HS Technology Designate, HS Section 504.      MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to authorize the Business Manager and the Superintendent to make all deposits and invest money for North Star Public School District #10 at First State Bank, Cando; American Bank Center, Cando; and Ramsey Bank, Cando.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to authorize the Business Manager and the Board President or Vice President to sign all checks for North Star Public School District #10.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to designate the Towner County Record Herald as the Official School Publication Newspaper.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oaklandyes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).    MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters,  to designate the Board President as Appeals Official for Free and Reduced Hot Lunch applications.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

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07 July 19, 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

Assignments for Wellness, Technology, North Star Scholarship Fund, and Buildings & Grounds Committees were reviewed (Dropbox schedule). John Peters was designated as Board representative for NESC.  Negotiations Committee will be Todd Oakland, John Peters and Bob Kennedy.  School board meeting schedule for FY18 was reviewed.  All meetings will be held at 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month with the following exceptions:   October 18, 2017: 7:00 AM; June 6, 2018 (election canvass): Monday at 7:00 PM; July 18, 2018 (annual meeting): 6:00 PM. MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the FY18 school board meeting schedule presented.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

List of school board members, terms and represented areas was reviewed.   MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve payment as needed for payroll-related invoices, utilities, and student activities, prior to board meetings.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

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

School Board Meeting Dates 2017-2018

2017-18 School Board Meeting Schedule

  • August 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • September 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • October 18, 2017, 7 a.m.
  • November 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • December 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • January 17, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • February 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • March 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • April 18, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • May 16, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • June 18, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • July 18, 2018, 6 p.m.

This post replaces the .pdf of the School Board Meeting Schedule previously published in order to meet ADA accessibility requirements.