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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.

February School Board Minutes (2-20-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jeana Jorde, Chris Kvilvang. VISITORS: Sherry Walters (Towner County Public Health), Cando, ND; Lavonne and Melanie Haugen, Cando, ND.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. No agenda changes.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2019 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

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

Monthly financial reports for February 2019 were reviewed. Business Manager proposed investing Special Reserve Fund cash balance in a long term CD; accessibility of Special Reserve fund monies to be reviewed prior to decision.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment 181, attendance 96.23%; contracts to be approved for new hires for kindergarten and 3rd grade positions; North Star PK-8 met NDDPI compliance criteria for STARS data accuracy; report on 2019 National ESEA Conference, preschool screening and upcoming elementary activities.

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve contracts for Kristin Murchie at step/lane 0/1 (kindergarten) and Bethany Voss at step/lane 2/2 (3rd grade) for the 2019-2020 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 119, attendance 95.3%; classes for HS staff member on long term leave to be covered by 6 in-staff subs until April 4; Kristin Murchie will cover the remainder of the long term leave period after April 3; North Star 9-12 met NDDPI compliance criteria for STARS data accuracy; discussed prom and other upcoming high school activities.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: District 8 GBB tournament report, Lake Region State College special (scholarship) event, fan of the year award (Casper Beck) and 2019-20 boys and girls basketball schedules.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Makeup plans for storm days; information about head lice and vaping presented by Sherry Walters; update on collection of overdue lunch/activity bills; four open enrollment applications (three families) for approval; limited access to school for a disruptive parent; update on legislative session, CPR/AED/First Aid training, and city bus route end date (March 14).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve open enrollment application for Bundermann family (Starkweather district residents). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve open enrollment application for Olson family (Edmore district residents). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve two open enrollment applications for Ahlberg children (Wolford district residents). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

Old Business: Opened bids received for music room roof replacement – decision tabled until special meeting to be held February 27 at 5 p.m.; negotiations seminar feedback; superintendent evaluation reviewed and presented for approval.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the February superintendent evaluation. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde and Kvilvang absent).

New Business: Lavonne and Melanie Haugen presented information about a trust fund bequest to the Cando Community Library (currently placed with the Impact Foundation for investment purposes) that would be gifted to North Star School if a future school construction or remodeling project is designed to incorporate the community library into the existing school library; reviewed school board election and deadline information.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. This will be a special meeting. Next regular meeting set for March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

School Board Minutes (1-16-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Chris Kvilvang, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jay Nicholas. VISITORS: Tyler Olsen, Cando, ND.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. No changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by John Peters, to approve the minutes of the December 19, 2018 regular meeting, amended to add Chris Kvilvang as a visitor at the start of the meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Chris Kvilvang, to approve the January 2019 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports for December 2018 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment 181, attendance 96.25%; three applicants to be interviewed for open kindergarten position; will consider hiring two applicants to cover present and future needs if applicants are well qualified; upcoming activities for elementary staff and students.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 119, attendance 95.4%; long term sub opening (computer classes) will be covered by North Star staff; upcoming activities/testing/surveys for JH/HS students.
Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: District GBB Tournament staffing schedule; attempting to reach settlement agreement with Hartley’s for coach bus damage during bus transport to Cando.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Discussed available SRO training courses-per Bob Kennedy, training cost will be covered by Sheriff’s Department; CPR/1st Aid/AED training for 10th graders to be continued without grant monies (none available); legislative update report; January 27th and 28th dates for NDSOS meeting and mid-winter Administrative Conference.

Old Business: Call for bids for music room roof replacement published in Peddler, Minot Daily and Towner County Record Herald; negotiations seminar on February 8th; 2019/20 school calendar to be revised(February PT conference date, possible additional PD date); HS boys bathroom project complete except for floor tile.

New Business: Superintendent evaluation forms due by February 18; considering once-monthly late starts next school year to allow for extended teacher/PD meetings.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

School Board Minutes (12-19-2018)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jeana Jorde. VISITORS: Chris Kvilvang, Cando, ND.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. Agenda item 11e. designated as Budget.
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye). MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the minutes of the November 21, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to appoint Chris Kvilvang to fill the at-large area board vacancy (replacing Brett Thomas) until the next annual election. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent). Oath of office was administered by board member Bob Kennedy.
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve the December bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports for November 2018 were reviewed.
Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment 181, attendance 97.02%; Chris Kvilvang will represent the board on interview committee for kindergarten position (to be advertised ASAP); resignation letter from Robert Reiser; new para hire Kristen Hillier; federal monitoring information completed/submitted; Vicki Held and Sherri Bonham to attend 2019 National ESEA Conference; upcoming elementary activities.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to accept Robert Reiser resignation as of the end of the FY2019 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholasyes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 121, attendance 95.1%; extra staff meetings being held to discuss student support strategies; Choice Ready workshop to be attended by Nancy Reiser and Karmen Teubner; long term sub opening still unfilled.
Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Payment of half of PWBBB Jamboree gate proceeds ($650) to be made to Starkweather School as revenue sharing.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Tuition agreement for approval; final taxable valuation of $1,242,000 and mill levy of 69.99; governor’s preliminary budget proposal re: per pupil payments; policy reviews of NDSBA policies KAB – DISTRICT-LEVEL PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY, ACEA – BULLYING POLICY, and ABCE – PROHIBITION ON AIDING SEXUAL ABUSE (tabled: waiting on additional guidance from NDDPI and NDSBA); general fund budget revision (revenues and expenditures).
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve no charge tuition agreement for two North Star resident students (1 family) to attend Munich Public School for the 2018-19 school year, with no transportation provided. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholasyes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Kvilvang, to rescind North Star School District #10 Policy KAB – PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT adopted 12/16/09, and to adopt KAB – DISTRICT-SCHOOLS PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY (as per attachment), and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to rescind North Star Board Policy AAD – BULLYING adopted 5/21/12, 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 insert 12/19/18 to replace 11/18 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, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to revise general fund revenue budget to $3,647,188.83 and expenditure budget to $3,679,070.39 (increase of $11,042 for Title I and Title II Reallocated grant awards). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

Old Business: Review and discussion of roof replacement options – call for bids for music room roof replacement to include bid options for pitched roof and/or rubber roof, local material supply requirement for pitched roof bids, bids due February 1 and work to be completed by August 1 with late penalty for late completion; Tuomala Plumbing to start HS boys’ restroom urinal replacement project on December 26.

New Business: Health inspection reports; committee assignments for Chris Kvilvang (Scholarship and Buildings & Grounds); NDSBA negotiations seminar scheduled for February 7-8, 2019 for negotiating committee – Bob Kennedy, John Peters, Chris Doehler.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.