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October School Board Minutes

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in North Star’s teacher workroom..
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Jay Nicholas, John Peters. Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Bob Kennedy. VISITORS: Barbara Rohrich, Cando, ND.

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

MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2019 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters, to approve the October bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for September 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: PK-6 enrollment-191, attendance 97.41%; temporary para hired through November for kindergarten student support; first quarter payment request submitted for 2019/20 pre-school grant; received $1,967 State of ND grant for K-5 music education; 16 teachers/paras participating in professional development book study (Resilient Learners: Kids in Trauma); application to be submitted for Title I reallocated funds when available.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: JH/HS enrollment-117, attendance 96.2%; comparative ACT information (North Star vs state results); October/November activities: Value Up presentations re: respect/diversity, substance abuse/bullying /academic engagement issues (funded with city sales tax grant and SADD and Student Council donations), assessment tests, Red Ribbon Week, Breakfast Buddies, college application day, engagement survey, special education students’ employment “internships”.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Proposal to increase payment for 2019 C-squad VB coach by $500; PWBBB jamboree (November 2); 2020 VB and FB schedules.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: FY20 e-rate payment received; DOT/non-DOT testing; no charge tuition agreement for board approval; October snow removal, tuition bill from Boys/Girls Ranch in Fargo.

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve a no charge tuition agreement for three elementary North Star residents to attend Mt. Pleasant (Rolla) School. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

Old Business: Reviewed results of superintendent evaluation.
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve superintendent evaluation results. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

New Business: None

Next meeting set for Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
Meeting adjourned at 7:43 a.m.

September School Board Minutes

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy. Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jay Nicholas, John Peters. VISITORS: Emil Schoenfish, CPA, Devils Lake, ND; Barbara Rohrer, Cando, ND.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. There were no changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the minutes of the August 20, 2019 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the September bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for August 2019 were reviewed. FY2019 Annual Financial Report and Financial Report for Publication presented for board approval.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the 2019 (NDDPI) Annual Financial Report. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).
MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Michelle Gibbens, to approve the 2019 Financial Report for Publication. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens,-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

June 30, 2019 draft audit report was presented by Emil Schoenfish, CPA (agenda item 11. g.); 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.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: K-6 enrollment-192, attendance 97.75%; lane change request for elementary teacher for board approval; outlined plans for RTI and professional development sessions.
MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve a lane change from lane 2 to lane 3 and a $500 salary increase for Bethany Voss. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: JH/HS enrollment-118, attendance 96.3%; lane change request for JH/HS teacher for board approval; North Star PTO formed with 14-15 parents and 5 teachers; Cognia update.
MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve a lane change from lane 2 to lane 3 and a $500 salary increase for Jesse Vote. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: NDHSAA concussion insurance for school athletes available at $1.50 per student – NS will pay premiums; $3000 BSN merchandise credit t/b used for BSB, VB and BB jerseys; October game programs will promote breast cancer awareness; $2 increase in local officials’ pay (clock/ref: PW/JH FB, BB, VB); PWBB jamboree gate raised $1700 for NSPSD Foundation; meeting t/b held with Pepsi to discuss 7 year contract.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: 2019/20 NDDPI School Annual Compliance Report for board approval; review of ND Insight Dashboard; update on weekend custodial position opening; no charge tuition agreement and 2019/20 NS Wellness Plan for board approval. MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve a no charge tuition agreement for 3rd and 6th grade North Star residents to attend Leeds Public School. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehleryes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the 2019/20 NS Wellness Plan. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

Old Business: D & D Roofing invoice for shop building roof replacement in Dropbox.

New Business: Budget hearing information was presented by Mr. Hagler, including historical and proposed revenues, expenditures, tax valuations, mill levies, and cost per pupil. Final 2019/20 tax levies and revenue and expenditure budgets were presented for board approval; NDSBA convention dates noted-Michelle Gibbens required to attend the New Board Member seminar; superintendent evaluation required by November 15 – forms to be returned to Vickie Jacksen by October 14 for review and presentation at October board meeting.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Michelle Gibbens, to approve a General Fund levy of $1,150,000 (61.25023 mills). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve a Tuition Fund levy of $7,000 (.37283 mills). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve a Building Fund levy of $40,000 (2.13044 mills). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve a Miscellaneous Fund levy of $90,000 (4.79350 mills). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve a General Fund expenditures budget of $3,742,162. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve a General Fund revenue budget of $3,701,350. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas and Peters absent).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

August School Board Minutes

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. VISITORS: Hannah Alto, Cando, ND.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:05 a.m. Agenda item 8.a.4. (Other) will be “Program” and 8.c.2. (Other) will be “FCCLA”.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Michelle Gibbens, to approve the minutes of the July 17, 2019 annual meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve the August bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for July 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: K-6 initial enrollment-191; part time contract for elementary PE teacher to be approved by board; consolidated application for federal funds (Title I $77,658; Title II Transfer $25,439; Title IV Transfer $15,000) to be approved by board; reports on registration day and Maple Family Dental program for limited free dental care for students.
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve a 13% contract (71 days) for $8,320 with Bob Reiser to teach elementary physical education. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbensyes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.
MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve consolidated application for federal Title funds. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Initial JH/HS enrollment-119; class enrollment numbers; combination teaching period for Accounting III/IV and Piano classes; co-teaching for Biology, Math 8, and English 10; AdvancED (now Cognia) to explore establishing a North Star Parent/Teacher Organization; discussed request for noon hour student interaction from two community members.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Fall sports participation numbers/fee payment status; Hannah Alto (FCCLA co-advisor) reported on North Star students’ participation at 2019 FCCLA National Leadership Conference.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: No Charge Tuition Agreement presented for board approval; three-year asbestos hazard re-inspection results; west bus route expanded to cover stops south of Cando; reviews of NDSBA policies ACEA–BULLYING POLICY, ABCE–PROHIBITION ON AIDING SEXUAL ABUSE and FDB–EDUCATION OF THE HOMELESS STUDENT and board regulation FDB-BR–EDUCATION OF THE HOMELESS DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE:

MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by John Peters, to approve a no charge tuition agreement with Devils Lake Public Schools for 5th grade North Star student to attend in Devils Lake. 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 Jeana Jorde, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy ACEA– BULLYING POLICY adopted 12/19/18; and to adopt ACEA–BULLYING POLICY as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting North Star Public School District #10 to replace all occurrences of [Name of District], inserting 60 to replace [specify number of days . . .] in the Investigation Procedures section and 8/20/19 as the date adopted; and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star 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 Michelle Gibbens, to adopt ABCE–PROHIBITION ON AIDING SEXUAL ABUSE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting Board in the Reporting and Investigation section, North Star Public School District #10 to replace [Name of District] and 8/20/19 as the date adopted; and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star 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 Chris Doehler, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policy FDB– EDUCATION OF THE HOMELESS STUDENT adopted 07/19/17 and Board Regulation FDB-BR: EDUCATION OF THE HOMELESS DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE approved 12/16/09; and to adopt FDB–EDUCATION OF THE HOMELESS STUDENT as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting the Elementary Principal as the Homeless Student Liaison, North Star Public School District #10 to replace [Name of District] and 8/20/19 as the date adopted, and to adopt Board Regulation FDB-BR: EDUCATION OF THE HOMELESS DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting 15 to replace [specify number of days . . .] in the District Resolution Procedure section (subsections 1. and 5.), North Star Public School District #10 to replace [Name of District], and 8/20/19 as the date adopted; and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.
President Jacksen left the meeting and the chair was assumed by Vice President John Peters. Mr. Hagler finished his report with information on the “days to hours” change in school scheduling and the 8/19/19 Back to School Night.

Old Business: Roof replacement on the shop building (per D & D Roofing proposal for$40,675) is nearly complete; Building Fund levy increase from $35,000 to $40,000 is under consideration.

New Business: Cement was poured to replace sidewalk section and make new playground equipment slab; setup of automated time/attendance system (ETC) is underway; shirts will be purchased for staff/board members in lieu of 2019 Christmas party; school board member information on website will be updated.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. with Budget Hearing at 8:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

July School Board Minutes (2019-20)

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 17, 2019

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met for their annual meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the North Star School lunchroom.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholads, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Vicki Held; Business Manager: Cathy Johnson VISITORS: None

Senior board member Vickie Jacksen, acting as chair pro-tem, called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
Newly elected directors Michelle Gibbens, Bob Kennedy and John Peters were seated on the board. Administration of oath of office was confirmed by Business Manager Cathy Johnson. Chair pro-tem Jacksen called for nominations for Board President. Bob Kennedy nominated Vickie Jacksen, seconded by Jay Nicholas. Additional nominations were called for and, hearing none, a unanimous ballot was cast for Vickie Jacksen. President Jacksen assumed the chair and called for nominations for Vice President. Jeana Jorde nominated John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy. Additional nominations were called for and, hearing none, a unanimous ballot was cast for John Peters.
There were no changes to the agenda.

MOTION to approve the minutes of the May 15, 2019 regular board meeting was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2019 regular board meeting was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION to approve the end of fiscal year invoices paid in June 2019 was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

June 2019 monthly/yearend financial reports were reviewed. General fund ended FY19 with a $50,029 deficit (revenues vs. expenditures). MOTION to approve the FY2019 yearend reports was made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION to approve the July 2019 invoices presented for payment was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal report by Mrs. Held: Aug 5 fall registration; Aug 13-14 professional development sessions; 2019/20 consolidated application for Title funds completed/submitted.

High School Principal report by Mrs. Reiser: Fall registration and professional development sessions schedules; DL Tech Ed program attendance as possible trial option for North Star tech education students.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Information re: FY20 catastrophic insurance policy; NDHSAA post season participation payment; backboards from Egeland gym will replace current sideline backboards.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: final 2018/19 budget review; 2019/20 teacher handbook and ancillary staff handbook/job descriptions provided for board review; 2019/20 ND Small Organized Schools (NDSOS) membership renewal; NDSBA 2019/20 membership and policy services contract for board approval; list of third party vendors with access to student information for board approval; online bus driver training provided by NDSOS; Back to School Night – Aug 19; open para position offered to Kathleen Graber; preliminary FY20 revenue and expenditure budgets (projected deficit: $39,578) for board approval; preliminary FY20 mill levies for board approval with supporting mill lev and DPI funding information.

MOTION to approve the 2019/20 NDSBA Policy Maintenance contract and membership was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve list of third party vendors with access to student information was made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve preliminary FY20 budgets for revenue ($3,701,349.84) and expenditures ($3,740,928.15) was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve preliminary FY20 mill levies as follows: General Fund – 61.28957 mills ($1,150,000); HS Tuition – 0.37307 mills ($7,000); Miscellaneous Fund – 4.79658 mills ($90,000); Building Fund – 1.86533 mills ($35,000) was made by John Peters, seconded by Kennedy,. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Shop roof leaking so will try to schedule fall replacement; sloping elementary sidewalk sections have caused basement water problems and will be replaced when new playground equipment pad is poured.

New Business: Review of bakery products and coal bids; program representatives, district depositories, check signing authority and official school newspaper designations; appeals official for free and reduced hot lunch applications; committee assignments and board representative for NESC; FY20 board meeting schedule; review of school board members, terms and represented areas; payroll and utilities payment approval; school board information resources; discussion re: FY20 school day start times/late starts.

MOTION to accept the 2019/20 bakery products bid from Pan-O-Gold Baking Co was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to accept the 2019/20 coal bid from Belle Trucking at $55.00 per ton for coal from Wolf Mountain Coal, Inc. and $69.50 per ton plus an applicable fuel surcharge for hauling (total cost: $124.50 per ton plus fuel surcharge) was made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehleryes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to designate Program Representatives as follows was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Michelle Gibbens: Jeff Hagler – Hot Lunch, Federal Surplus Property, Lake Region Special Education Board, NESC Board, ADA, Title VI (1964 Civil Rights Act), Title IX and Technology Designate. Vicki Held – Title I, Title IIA, Title IID, Title III, Title IV, REAP/SRSA, Transferability, Elementary Technology Designate, Elementary Section 504, Homeless Liason. Nancy Reiser – Power School Coordinator, HS Technology Designate, HS Section 504, Foster Care, AdvancEd.

MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION 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 was made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to authorize the Business Manager and the Board President or Vice President to sign all checks for North Star Public School District #10 was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to designate the Towner County Record Herald as the official school publication newspaper was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to designate the Board President as Appeals Official for free and reduced hot lunch applications was made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve the FY20 school board meeting schedule with the following time and date exceptions – July 17, 2019 – 6:00 pm; August 20, 2019 – Tuesday at 7:00 am; October 16, 2019 – 7:00 am; June 15, 2020 (election canvass) – Monday at 7:00 PM – was made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve payment prior to board meetings as needed for payroll-related invoices, utilities, and student activities was made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Next meeting set for Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:00 AM

 

June School Board Minutes (6-18-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Chris Kvilvang, Jay Nicholas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: John Peters. VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. No agenda additions.

MOTION to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2019 regular meeting was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Bob Kennedy. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION to approve the June bills presented for payment was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for May 2019 were reviewed. Discussed end of fiscal year spending options and projected fund balance outcomes, including deficit spending, projected 2019/20 state funding, and preliminary district tax valuation.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report: Final FY19 enrollment 185 (including pre-k 3 year olds receiving special education services), attendance 95.81%; submitted 2019/20 ECE grant application for $22,000; new 6th grade social studies curriculum; new section added to Federal Programs Dispute Resolution & Grievance Procedures; staff/student SRO survey results.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Final FY19 enrollment 114, attendance 95.2%; recognition of spring sports athletes/teams.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: 2019/20 extracurricular advisors; recap of state baseball trip fundraiser; summer baseball program will use North Star bus as needed.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Reviewed/discussed handbook changes re: professional development goals, school meal prices ($.25 increase for all student meals and adult breakfast; $.35 increase for adult lunch) and extracurricular discipline provisions; vehicle mileage report; DPI Transportation Routes report; DPI District Pupil Membership Summary report; confirmed 2019/20 North Star budget of $35,000 for SRO funding; custodians to attend asbestos training workshop; first reading and discussion of NDSBA revised policy DBBA – DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES.
MOTION to approve handbook changes and increases to breakfast and lunch meal prices was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

MOTION to rescind North Star policy DBBA – DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES adopted 8/17/16, to adopt North Star policy DBBA as proposed by NDSBA and revised per attachment, and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star policy BDA was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

Old Business: Official returns and ballots from June 12, 2019 election presented for canvassing; roof and ceiling replacement plans; scholarship golf tournament.

MOTION to declare the following official results for June 12, 2019 election was made Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Kvilvang:
Ballots cast – Fifty two (52); Area #1 (Cando) 3-year term – Robert Kennedy winner with 50 votes (1 scattered write-in, 1 blank); Area #2 Bisbee-Egeland 3-year term – John Peters winner with 51 votes (1 blank); At Large Area, remaining 2 years of 3-year term – Michelle Gibbens winner with 36 votes (2 scattered write-ins, 10 blank, 4 invalid).

MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

New Business: 2019/20 Dropbox file available; annual meeting time.

Next meeting (annual): Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and meeting to follow.

Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

May School Board Minutes (5-15-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Chris Kvilvang, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. VISITORS: Jesse Vote (Staff).

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. No agenda additions.

No minutes available for the April 17, 2019 meeting.

MOTION to approve the April bills presented for payment was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports for April 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report: Enrollment 186 (includes 3-yr-olds receiving special education services), attendance 95.71%; staff resignations; new kindergarten hire (7 applicants/5 interviews); 2019/20 ECE grant application to be submitted; 2019/20 Pre-K calendar; SRO effectiveness questionnaire/survey; handbook updates re: dates/Federal Programs Grievance Policies, milk/meal prices when determined; new playground equipment (Triple Shootout) t/b purchased with Activity Fund monies; elementary awards/upcoming activities.
MOTION to accept resignations of Sarah Vogel (kindergarten) and Katrina Kvilvang (elementary PE) was made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve contract offer to Miranda Larson (kindergarten) was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 114, attendance 95.08%; student handbook update: academic honesty policy w/b given a 1-yr trial before addition; 2019/20 JH/HS class schedule; ND Choice Ready individual student sessions conducted by Mrs. Reiser and Mrs. Teubner.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: North Star to host regional baseball tournament; summer sports camps w/b held at North Star; 2019/20 extracurricular openings; coach recertification plan (1 day attendance at national conference in June in Bismarck); Jesse Vote presentation re: baseball outfield leveling/reseeding project plans with multiple funding sources; preplanning for possible state participation in all spring sports.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Legislative session summary (school policies/teachers/funding & budgets/bus drivers); 2019/20 school calendar changes (183 days w/monthly scheduled late starts for teacher meetings/professional development); probable meal price increases.

MOTION to approve changes to 2019/20 school calendar was made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Election notice publication; roof project finish-up work.

New Business: Reviewed technology needs for FY20 t/b purchased in June 2019 w/remaining FY19 budget funds or included in FY20 budget; 2019/20 and 2020/21 negotiated agreement (183-day contracts, $500 increase to base each fiscal year, $500 experience step increments, 2.5% partial pickup by district of employee TFFR contribution, $200 increase to extracurricular salaries each fiscal year, rewording re: sick/personal leaves); FY20 negotiated administrative salaries and benefits; proposed FY20 ancillary staff wages (3% increase) and benefits schedule.

MOTION to approve the 2019/20 technology needs equipment and license schedule was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by John Peters. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve the 2019/20 and 2020/21 certified staff negotiated agreement was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve the FY20 negotiated administrative salaries and benefits was made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve the FY20 ancillary staff wages and benefits schedule was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholasyes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Discussed continued funding for FY20 for SRO position with proposed North Star share at $35,000; invitation for North Star to present information re: courses/extracurricular activities/busing at May 21, 2019 Wolford school board meeting; D.A.R.E Program information.

Next meeting set for Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 9:26 p.m.

School Board Meeting Dates (2019-20)

School Board Meeting Dates (2019-20)

July 17, 2019                          6:00 PM

August 20, 2019                      7:00 AM

September 18, 2019                7:00 PM

October 16, 2019                    7:00 AM

November 20, 2019                7:00 PM

December 18, 2019                 7:00 PM

January 15, 2020                     7:00 PM

February 19, 2020                   7:00 PM

March 18, 2020                       7:00 PM

April 15, 2020                         7:00 PM

May 20, 2020                          7:00 PM

June 9, 2020                School Board Election

June 15, 2020              7:00 PM

April School Board Minutes (4-17-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT:  Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Chris Kvilvang, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration:  Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson.

VISITORS:  Connie Nelson (Staff), Jennifer Heisler.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.  No agenda additions.

MOTION made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the minutes of the March 20, 2019 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by John Peters, to approve the March bills presented for payment.   MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports for March 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment 186, attendance 95.79%; classroom teacher assignments for 2019/2020; plans for sensory room presented by Jennifer Heisler and Mrs. Held; Upstart Program: kindergarten readiness program for PK students; approval of quote for new K-4 reading curriculum materials (6-yr contract); NDSA progress report; upcoming elementary activities; Mrs. Held and Mrs. Bonham to co-teach summer reading program.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the K-4 reading curriculum quote from       McGraw Hill Education for $39,062.71. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote:  Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-      yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:  enrollment 115, attendance 95%; 2019/20 class schedule under construction; info re: home placement of 2 students for remainder of FY19; drug dog visit if possible before end of school year .

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: dance co-op with Devils Lake approved by DL board; presentation of FCCLA national-qualifying STAR projects; spring sports underway.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:  storm days makeup complete; will keep 8:15 am start time until end of year; legislative update; full time head custodian opening filled by Martin (Jens) Bjornstad; researching app for school ; certificate of completion for CRDC report; will look for used large (49 passenger)bus w/approx. 70,000 miles to replace #56; upcoming committee meetings; staff appreciation plans; IDEA compliance.

Old Business:  candidates filed for Cando and Bisbee-Egeland positions, write-in for At-Large position; designation of precinct, polling place, poll hours; negotiations process to begin with setting ground rules; April 29 start date for music room roof project; full compliance accreditation recognition from AdvancEd.

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler , to designate one precinct and one polling place (North Star School lobby) with poll hours from 11 am to 7 pm for June 12, 2019 election.   MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote:  Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-   yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

New Business: discussion re: conversion of shop room into combined school/community library; declined membership in TC Economic Development Corporation; Chris Kvilvang to present diplomas at graduation.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

March 20, 2019 School Board Minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No New Business was presented.

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

Meeting adjourned at 5:57 p.m.