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September School Board Minutes (2020-221)

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in North Star Room 101, with the annual budget hearing meeting slated to begin at 8:00 p.m.

PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Jessica Gunderson, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Bob Kennedy. NO VISITORS. Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

No changes to the agenda. MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters, to approve the minutes of the August 17, 2020 meeting. MOTION CARRIED – all voting aye.

MOTION by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the September bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED – all voting aye. Monthly financial reports for August 2020 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Gunderson: Enrollment K-6: 175, PK: 15, attendance: 96%; discussion re: class size increases, possible staffing needs/configurations, and resumption of elementary music classes on 10/26/20: will advertise opening for a combination elementary opening (music/library/misc duties).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: JH/HS enrollment: 126, attendance: 97%; foreign exchange student from Thailand t/b attending NS.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Homecoming activities; extracurricular activity participation reviewed regularly based on current COVID data; NFHS cameras t/b installed this week. Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Reviewed areas covered in annual compliance report presented for board approval; report on action taken re: school vandalism this summer; analysis of number of school days in the last 7 years with temperatures above 83 degrees; no-charge tuition agreement for board approval; new hire (Cassie Dilley) for school lunch staff; changes to Health and Safety Plan re: use of county risk level color to help determine the learning plan to be used was presented for board approval; discussed school response to scenarios re: positive tests, close contact designations; contract with Midco @ $14.95/month per family (as needed) to pay for student home internet access during school year (for distance learning).

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the annual compliance report as presented. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve no charge tuition agreement with Rolette School District for Yoder family students to attend North Star. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve changes to Health and Safety Plan. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

Old Business: None

New Business: Budget hearing information was presented by Mr. Hagler, including the effects of the new DPI “ontime funding” revenue calculation method and multi-year comparative financial information. Current year tax levies (at same total dollar amount as FY20) and revised revenue and expenditure budgets were presented for board approval; shared registration info for NDSBA annual seminars/meetings (t/b held virtually this year); USDA Summer Food Service Program (free meals to ALL students) has been extended to December 31, 2020 or until all funds are expended; board members are to complete superintendent evaluation forms and return to board president by 10/19 for presentation at October meeting.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by John Peters, to approve revised revenue and expenditure budgets for FY21 of $3,874,068 and $3,851,032. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve FY21 tax levies as follows: General Fund: $1,160,000; Miscellaneous Fund: $80,000; Tuition Fund: $12,000; Building Fund: $30,000. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

Special July School Board Meeting Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 29, 2020 The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met for a special session on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in person and via Zoom (Mtg ID: 636 948 0672; PC: 280900) in the North Star gym. PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jeana Jorde, Jay Nicholas (all in person); Administration: Jeff Hagler, Jessica Gunderson, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: John Peters. VISITORS: North Star parents/staff (in person and via Zoom). Board

President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Superintendent’s Report: Mr. Hagler informed attendees about a variety of health and safety products that will be made available for staff and students when school starts. New Business: Mr. Hagler presented the initial 2020-21 North Star School Health and Safety Plan which covers responsibilities of and health and safety protocols to be followed by students, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, kitchen and custodial staff, office personnel and administrators in each of three possible learning style phases, as well as building access rules. Learning style phases are defined as follows: Phase 1 – Full in-person school for all students; Phase 2 – Hybrid plan (limited number of students in grades 6-12 in school each day; K-5 in school full days Monday-Thursday and until 12:30 pm on Friday); Phase 3 – Full distance learning using Microsoft Teams platform (school closed to in-person). Options and responsibilities were presented for parents and students not comfortable with in-person attendance during Phases 1 or 2. A special school schedule for August 19 – August 28 will be used to familiarize students and staff with new health and safety protocols for building access, classes and lunch, and to assign technology devices to each student. Information re: isolation, quarantine, close contact exposure and positive diagnoses was also presented and discussed. Questions, comments and suggested changes to the Health and Safety Plan were solicited from visitors and board members, and the plan was revised as necessary.

MOTION was made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the North Star School Health and Safety Plan developed with input from community members, faculty and staff, and local public health professionals, and to allow school administrators to make revisions as necessary in consultation with Towner County Public Health and according to state guidelines. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

The North Star Public School Distance Learning Plan was also made available to board members and visitors.

MOTION was made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the North Star Public School Distance Learning Plan. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholasyes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent). Risk assessment guidelines and health and safety protocols for extracurricular fall sports practices, home and away games and spectator attendance were presented by Mr. Hagler.

Lengthy discussion by visitors and board members addressed suggested revisions to guidelines and the advisability of having fall extracurricular sports at all. Suggested revisions were incorporated in the guidelines.

MOTION was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the guidelines as amended for conducting fall sports activities. MOTION CARRIED (4 ayes, 2 nays) on a roll call vote: Doehler-no, Gibbens-no, Kennedy-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent). Next meeting set for

Monday, August 17, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. in North Star 101.

Meeting adjourned at 9:26 p.m.

August School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AUGUST 17, 2020 The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Monday, August 17, 2020 in North Star Room 101. PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Jessica Gunderson, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:37 a.m. No changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Michelle Gibbens, to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2020 annual meeting. MOTION CARRIED – all voting aye.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the minutes of the July 29, 2020 special board meeting. MOTION CARRIED – all voting aye.

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the August bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED -all voting aye. Monthly financial reports for July 2020 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Gunderson: registration day; K-6 initial enrollment: 191; staggered schedule for lunch and recess; part time contracts for elementary/JH PE teachers to be approved by board; Early Childhood Education Grant letter of agreement.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve 19% contracts (83 days) for Laurie Komrosky and Bob Reiser at $12,160 and $12,350, respectively, to teach elementary and JH physical education. (Prior year’s contracts were at 13%.) 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: 120 (increase of six from FY20); JH/HS schedule and procedural changes for FY21; professional development session completed for TEAMS platform training.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: New coaching assignments: Tanner Komrosky – JHFB; Sara Walsh –JHVB; parent /coach meetings held for VB and JHFB; North Star to participate in the NFHS Network (subscription-based broadcasting) for school sports events for next five years; Safety Plans for school sports activities.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Update on budgeting challenges for this fiscal year; milk bid from Lakeview Dairy for board approval; FY21 bus routes/drivers/protocols; new staff; no-charge tuition agreements (3) for board approval.

MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the bid for milk and dairy products from Lakeview Dairy for FY21. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve three no charge tuition agreements – with Devils Lake Public Schools for 6 th grader (Wessels) to attend in Devils Lake, with Mount Pleasant School District (Rolla) for 12th grader (Lloyd) to attend North Star, and with Rolette Public School District for two 3 rd graders and one 6 th grader (Walsh) to attend North Star. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Reviewed startup phase activities and sports spectator attendance guidelines/protocols; discussed the North Star Health and Safety Plan guidelines for determining the applicable school learning phase and extracurricular activity participation; revised Phase II and Phase III determination guidelines. MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to add “or the number of close contacts” to the Phase II and Phase III guidelines for determining the school learning phase. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

New Business: Waiting for delivery of and estimated installation date for new water heater; concerns expressed to board members by patrons should be referred to administration; split practice days for PWGBB 5 th and 6th graders.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. with Budget Hearing at 8:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:46 a.m

July School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 15, 2020 The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met for their annual meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in person and via Zoom in North Star Room 101. PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Admin: Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Jessica Gunderson (via Zoom); Business Manager: Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jeana Jorde VISITORS: Vicki Held, retired elementary principal (via Zoom) Senior board member Vickie Jacksen, acting as chair pro-tem, called the meeting to order at 6:50 p.m.

Newly elected directors Vickie Jacksen and Jeana Jorde were seated on the board. Oath of office administration was confirmed by Business Manager Cathy Johnson. Chair pro-tem Jacksen called for nominations for Board President. Bob Kennedy nominated Vickie Jacksen. Additional nominations were called for and John Peters moved to cast a unanimous ballot for Vickie Jacksen. MOTION CARRIED (all present voted aye). President Jacksen assumed the chair and called for nominations for Vice President. Vickie Jacksen nominated John Peters. Additional nominations were called for and Jay Nicholas moved to cast a unanimous ballot for John Peters. MOTION CARRIED (all present voted aye). There were no changes to the agenda.

MOTION to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2020 special board meeting and the May 20, 2020 and June 15, 2020 regular board meetings was made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED (all present voted aye). MOTION to approve the end of fiscal year invoices paid in June 2020 was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Michelle Gibbens. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

June 2020 monthly/yearend financial reports were reviewed. FY20 general fund activity ended with a $6,351 deficit (revenues vs. expenditures). MOTION to approve the July 2020 invoices presented for payment was made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION to approve the pledge of securities information for American Bank Center, First State Bank of Cando and Ramsey Bank as of June 30, 2020 was made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal report by Vicki Held: 8/6/20 fall registration; reviewed 2020/21 budgets for Title funds per the consolidated application; noted that Sherri Bonham will be ELL certified for FY21.

High School Principal report by Mrs. Reiser: 8/6/20 fall registration schedule; library digitalization project update; TEAMS training scheduled for staff; NS teams received gold awards at FCCLA virtual national competition.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: FY21 catastrophic insurance policy coverage increased from $1 million to $5 million; NDHSAA post season participation payment; FY21 activities planning t/b done by NDHSAA; extracurricular assignments/position openings and clause to be added to agreements re: payment arrangements for cancelled/ shortened seasons.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: final 2019/20 budget review; 2019/20 teacher handbook and ancillary staff handbook/job descriptions provided for board review; COVID leaves available to staff; list of third party vendors with access to student information for board approval; update on kitchen staff hires (Brett Tarno-head cook; Connie Huntkitchen help); preliminary FY21 revenue/expenditure budgets (projected deficit: $45,959) and mill levies for board approval.

MOTION to approve list of third party vendors with access to student information by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas; MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION to approve preliminary FY21 budgets for revenue ($3,780,905) and expenditures ($3,826,864) by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Chris Doehler; MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION to approve preliminary FY21 mill levies for General Fund $1,160,000 (60.3823 mills); Tuition Fund $12,000 (0.62464 mills); Miscellaneous Fund $75,000 (3.90403 mills); Building Fund $35,000 (1.82188 mills) by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by John Peters;MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

Discussion re: FY21 school reopening plans for in-school, distance, and hybrid learning situations; plan input and review meetings scheduled – administration and staff on 7/28/20, special school board meeting with parents on 7/29/20 at 7 pm; available health and safety supplies; protocols for bus and lunch service and daily routines; discussion re: additional end of day cleaning staff, student desk guards, other concerns. Old Business: NSPSD Foundation golf tournament had 66 golfers (largest participation to date).

New Business: Bakery products and coal bids for approval; estimate for review from Cando Electric for rewiring elementary computer lab; program representatives, district depositories, check signing authority, official school newspaper designation and appeals official for free and reduced hot lunch applications for approval; review committee assignments and board representative for NESC; FY21 board meeting schedule for approval; review of school board members, terms and represented areas; payroll, utilities and student activities advance payments for approval.

MOTION to accept the FY21 bakery products bid from Pan-O-Gold Baking Co made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas; MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION to accept the FY21 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) made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler;MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION to designate Program Representatives made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by John Peters: 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. Jessica Gunderson – Title I, Title IIA and IID, Title III, Title IV, Transferability, REAP/SRSA, Elementary Technology Designate, Elementary Section 504, Homeless Liaison. Nancy Reiser – Power School Coordinator, HS Technology Designate, HS Section 504, Foster Care, Cognia. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksenyes (Jorde absent).

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 made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Chris Doehler; MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

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

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

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

MOTION to approve the FY21 school board meeting schedule with the following addition/time and date exceptions – July 15, 2020 – 6:00 pm; July 29, 2020 – special board meeting at 7:00 PM; August 17, 2020 – Monday at 7:30 am; October 21, 2020 – 7:00 am; March 17, 2021 – 7:00 AM; June 14, 2021 (election canvass) – Monday at 7:00 PM – by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas; MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehleryes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).

MOTION to approve payment prior to board meetings as needed for payroll-related invoices, utilities, and student activities was made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent). Next (special) meeting set for Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:57 pm.

June School Board Minutes

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

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Monday, June 15, 2020 in person and via Zoom in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson, Jessica Gunderson (via Zoom); ABSENT: Bob Kennedy. No Visitors.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m. No changes to the agenda.
There were no minutes of the May 8, 2020 special meeting and the May 20, 2020 regular meeting to review.

MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the June bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).
Reviewed May 2020 monthly financial reports. Pledge of Securities review postponed until July meeting.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: FY20 ending enrollment 190 (includes 3-year-old receiving special services); attendance 97.04%; two applicants interviewed for elementary music teacher opening, with offer made to Sara Walsh to teach PK-4 music and team teach reading and/or math in larger elementary classes.

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by John Peters, to approve the FY21 contract offer to Sara Walsh on North Star FY20/21 salary schedule at step 9, lane 2 ($49,000) for teaching duties as assigned. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy and Nicholas absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: FY20 ending enrollment 115, attendance 95.4%; tentative FY21 JH/HS class schedule presented w/proposed science electives to include Biotechnology, Forensics, Meteorology, and Astronomy; graduation ceremony format was very successful and well accepted.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Open gym start date postponed due to an issue with the gym floor; Dropbox documents include acceleration program registration form, open gym rules and waiver/release of liability form; gym floor refinish was done poorly – Mr. Hagler to meet with company representative to resolve; NDHSAA change re: FY21 physicals – requirement will be waived for FY20/21 if student had FY19/20 physical and all answers on waiver application form are “NO”.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Expected FY20 final revenue/expenditure results and plans to balance FY20 budget (vs originally planned deficit spending); FY20 NDDPI Transportation Routes report – decrease in routes/riders will result in estimated $31,000 decrease in FY21 transportation payment; vehicle mileage report – #58 w/b traded-in on new bus and #57 w/b used as the spare bus; NDDPI District Pupil Membership Summary report shows small increase in final ADA; Johnson Control contract t/b renewed at $4,600 for final year of 3-year term; new 3-year usage commitment/end user lease agreement for soap/tissue/towel dispensers; in-house NDSC defensive driving course for school drivers t/b held in September; technology update: Microsoft Teams will be used for all grades as distance learning platform as required in FY21; committee-proposed purchases schedule – $76,000-$77,000 required to cover licensing and to meet 1:1 device availability (iPads: K-5, laptops: Gr 6-12, teacher/school board devices) for FY21 with funding from FY20 and FY21 budgets and ESSER grant.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the requested technology purchases. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

Request by Mr. Hagler to carryover 10 vacation days from FY20 with 5 days to be used during the week of daughter’s wedding this summer.

Old Business: Three options (3% + $.50, 3% + $1.00, 3% + HRA) for FY21 ancillary staff payment schedule were reviewed by negotiating committee – recommended proposal is for 3% raise plus $.50/hour for ancillary staff not eligible for group health coverage.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve FY21 ancillary pay schedule at 3% plus $.50/hour raise for ancillary staff not eligible for NS group health coverage, excluding bus drivers. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy absent).

Two applicants hired for summer cleaning help (one @ 4 days per week and one @2 days per week). School board election: June 9, 2020 official returns and ballots were presented for canvassing along with twelve (12) additional ballots postmarked June 8, 2020 but received after June 9. Affidavits for the additional twelve ballots were reviewed, ballots were determined to be eligible and were counted by school board members who were not on the 2020 ballot, and the official results were updated with the results of the additional ballot counts.

MOTION was made John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to declare the following official results for the June 9, 2020 election: Two hundred thirty five (235) qualified ballots cast; for Geographical Area #1 – Cando 3-year term: Jeana Jorde declared winner with two hundred twenty seven (227) votes (1 scattered write-in, 7 blank); for Geographical Area #2 -Bisbee-Egeland 3-year term: Victoria Jacksen declared winner with two hundred seven (207) votes (5 scattered write-ins, 23 blank); on the question “Should a record of the proceedings of the school board be published in the official district newspaper for the succeeding two years?”: the question is declared carried with two hundred eight (208) votes for publishing, twenty three (23) votes against publishing, and four (4) blank votes.

MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholasyes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes, (Kennedy absent). Referred board members to Dropbox document – legal order re: dissolution of Wolford School District. New Business: Three applicants to be interviewed for kitchen help, tentatively on June 24th. Bob Kennedy and Nancy Reiser will be on the interview committee.

Supt. Hagler presented Long Term Planning Meeting PowerPoint information at 8:00 p.m., covering topics including purpose/goals of the biennial meeting, North Star enrollment projections/history, academic and extra-curricular programs, instructional and administrative staffing, financial history and facility improvements history/needs.

Board compensation and mileage reimbursement claim forms were distributed to school board members.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, July 15, 2020, with a meal to be served at 6 p.m., followed by the annual meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.

May School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MAY 20, 2020

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in person and via Zoom in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Michelle Gibbens, Bob Kennedy, John Peters (all in person); Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, and Jay Nicholas (all via Zoom); Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson; ABSENT: Chris Doehler; VISITORS: Jennifer Heisler, Cando, ND; Jesse Vote, North Star staff (via Zoom).

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m. No changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Michelle Gibbens, to approve the minutes of the April 15, 2020 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the May bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).
Reviewed April 2020 monthly financial reports.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 189; attendance 97.02%; letter of resignation from Carlyss Kurtti (elementary music/counselor) – opening is currently advertised on Job Service and NDJobs.
MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to accept the resignation of Carlyss Kurtti effective at the end of the current school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler absent).
ECE grant application for FY2020/21 in the amount of $14,000 submitted to ND Dept of Commerce; 2020/21 Elementary Parent-Student Handbook with new FY and principal name changes and suggested edits for next year (sick child attendance guidelines, distance learning information); FY21 elementary teacher assignments (changes: two 2nd grade classrooms – Bethany Voss moving from 4th to 2nd grade for the additional classroom; Torie McTaggart moving from 4th to 3rd grade; Cassie Tohm moving from 3rd to 4th grade); student awards (attendance/Presidential Education/ND State Art).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 116, attendance 95%; FY21 HS handbook w/changes to calendar, elementary principal name, vision statement, library hours, meal prices. Continuing work on FY21 class schedule; graduation time/date still t/b/d; virtual senior banquet attended by 16 of 17 graduates. Quote from Book Systems for library automation/digitalization. Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: June 8th is target date to begin open gym/summer weight room use (staterecommended guidelines t/b followed). Cando summer baseball program has requested permission to use NS baseball field; provided practice guidelines. Discussion re: coaches’ payments for fall sports if season(s) are not allowed and VB coaches staffing/pay recommendations (C-Squad coach @ $2100 only when # of participants warrant).
Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Letter of resignation/retirement from Connie Nelson (librarian); discussed filling librarian position vs. utilizing paras for elementary library activities (w/pay increases for additional duties if necessary): decision to discontinue job listing, to hire Nancy Reiser and Hannah Alto to digitalize library over the summer (with additional help as needed), and to conduct fall professional development sessions re: new library operation.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to accept the resignation of Connie Nelson, effective at the end of the current school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler absent).
Presented retirement letters from Mary Timms and Carol Falde (kitchen staff) – will be reviewing staffing and advertising for kitchen staff.

Long Term Planning meeting w/b held on June 15th at 8 p.m. ESSER grant award for $65,272 will be used primarily for technology purchases to achieve 1:1 device availability; other possible spend categories include student internet connection fees, supplies, professional development and transportation cost; spending deadline is 2022. Recommendation to increase all school lunch program prices by $0.10/meal – new prices t/b included in parent-student handbooks (Breakfast K-12: $2.10, Adults: $2.45; Lunch K-6: $2.80, 7-12: $3.10, Adult $3.85).

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve a FY2021 price increase of $0.10 per meal for all school lunch program meals. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler absent).

Summer school programs update: Drivers Ed classes will be held in house beginning June 1st; behind the wheel sessions will be conducted later in June; appropriate health and safety guidelines will be followed; Title I summer reading program will be held in-house June 1-21, with limited group sizes. Fall 2021 reopening plan: Microsoft Teams platform will be used consistently for all distance learning; other ideas have been/will continue to be discussed.

Board policy review: Content changes and/or wording changes/choices were reviewed for ten (10) existing recommended policies.

MOTION was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to rescind North Star School District #10 Board Policies: • ABBA NORTH DAKOTA’S COMPREHENSIVE MODEL SCHOOL POLICY FOR TOBACCO USE adopted 03/21/18 • ABCB SPORTSMANSHIP adopted 12/16/09 • ACCA SEXUAL OFFENDERS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY amended 05/18/11 • BCAC MINUTES adopted 12/16/09 • BCBA PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS adopted 12/16/09 • BCAD EXECUTIVE SESSIONS adopted 12/16/09 • FGBD STUDENT HANDBOOKS adopted 12/16/09 • FGCA SEARCHES OF LOCKERS amended 10/13/10 • FGCB SEARCHES OF STUDENTS & STUDENTS’ PERSONAL PROPERTY amended 10/13/10 • FGCC STUDENT INTERROGATIONS amended 5/18/11, to adopt North Star School District #10 Board Policies as proposed by NSDSBA Policy Services, with North Star specified wording as discussed and noted in attached documents: • ABBA NORTH DAKOTA’S COMPREHENSIVE MODEL SCHOOL POLICY FOR TOBACCO USE • ABCB SPORTSMANSHIP • ACCA SEXUAL OFFENDERS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY • BCAC MINUTES • BCBA PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS • BCAD EXECUTIVE SESSIONS • FGBD STUDENT HANDBOOKS • FGCA SEARCHES OF LOCKERS • FGCB SEARCHES OF STUDENTS & STUDENT’S PERSONAL PROPERTY • FGCC STUDENT INTERVIEWS, INTERROGATIONS, AND CUSTODY BY SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND OUTSIDE AUTHORITIES and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA.

MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler absent).
The following exhibits will be deleted: BCAD-E1 Notice of Executive Session, DDAA-E3 Designation Notice of FMLA, and DEAF-E Employee Safety Orientation, and exhibit KAB-E North Star School-Parent Compact will be added.

Old Business: Reviewed FY21 ancillary staff pay schedule with minimum 3% rate increase. Discussed “extra” monthly payment structured as HRA for ancillary staff not currently covered by NS group health plan. More information about this option will be obtained and reviewed by the negotiating committee prior to the June meeting.

Proposed FY21 administration salary changes per negotiating committee: superintendent increase from $93,000 to $95,000, HS principal increase from $72,000 to $77,000; other benefits to remain the same as FY20.

MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve administration salaries for FY21 at $95,000 for Jeff Hagler and $77,000 for Nancy Reiser. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler absent).

School board election update: 300+ absentee ballot requests have been received. ND Department of Commerce Energy Conservation Program has awarded North Star a $7,925 matching grant to retrofit the gym with LED lights. Received bid from Hendrickson Electric for $15,850 to remove and replace 30 halide lights in the gymnasium with LED lights. Disposal of the old lights and cages for the new ones are not included in the bid.

MOTION by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to accept the $15,850 bid from Hendrickson Electric for the gym light retrofit project. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler absent).

New Business: NSPSD Foundation Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament fundraiser is scheduled for June 27, 2020; one opening for summer cleaning help t/b advertised in newspaper; request to use school lunchroom for bridal shower on June 13th.
Next meeting set for Wednesday, June 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. with Long Term Planning meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m.
 

 

April School Board Minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
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February School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FEBRUARY 19, 2020
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Michelle Gibbens, Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jeana Jorde. VISITORS: None.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. No changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Michelle Gibbens, to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2020 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).

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

Monthly financial reports for January 2020 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 188; attendance 96.42%; PT conference attendance 95%; State Spelling Bee contestants/qualifiers.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 115, attendance 95.3%; update/discussion on FACS position applicants; discussion of Youth Risk Behavior Survey results for JH/HS age groups; PT conference attendance 56.1%; staffing update: HS paraprofessional resignation; upcoming activities.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Application of football equipment grant submitted to help with helmet reconditioning cost; requested electrical bid to convert 30 gym lights from ballast/halide to LED’s; seven North Star GBB players qualify for All District Academic Team.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Reviewed long-term planning meeting Power Point presentation for March 18 meeting; discussed two versions of 2020/2021 school calendar with differing start and end dates and scheduling options for PD and PT conference comp days; discussed/declined radon testing offer by Lake Region District Health Unit; NESC annual membership to increase from $1000 to $2000; upcoming retirements at LRSE; update on elementary principal applicants – interview committee to hold planning meeting on February 27 at 4:30 pm.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the 2020/21 yellow calendar with a start date of August 19, 2020 and a last date of May 19, 2021. MOTION CARRIED 4-2 on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-no, Peters-yes, Jacksen-no (Jorde absent).

Old Business: Waiting for final closing on donation acquisition of Family Mutual Insurance Building; Vickie Jacksen added to Library Committee; superintendent evaluation reviewed and presented for approval; update on bus bids (only one received to date).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the February superintendent evaluation. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksenyes (Jorde absent).

New Business: Reviewed NDSBA school board election calendar-Vickie Jacksen’s and Jeana Jorde’s terms expire this year; information from ND Health Dept re: corona virus; building/lunchroom December inspection results; USDA proposed school lunch and breakfast program changes.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. followed by Long Term Planning Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m.
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March School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MARCH 18, 2020
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 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, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Nancy Reiser VISITORS: None.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. No changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2020 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).

MOTION made by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the March bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for February 2020 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 189; attendance 95.9%; Student Art Show winners; report by Mr. Hagler and interview committee on interview (3) for elementary principal and contract for board approval.
MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve a contract for Jessica Gunderson for 2020/21 elementary principal position. 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 Mr. Hagler (Mrs. Reiser absent): Enrollment 116, attendance 94.8%; report on FACS position interviews (3) and hiring decision for board approval; HS paraprofessional position offered to/accepted by Lynnsey Moyer.
MOTION by Michelle Gibbens, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve contract offer to Michelle Swanson for fulltime 2020/21 FACS position. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Region music contest (3/26/20) and prom (3/28/20) postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 control precautions; brief discussion about payments to spring sports coaches: half payment proposed – final decision to be made at a subsequent meeting.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Long-term planning meeting moved to May 20 w/time specifics to be decided in April; reviewed proposed change to 2020/21 yellow school calendar re: date for fall PT conference comp day; 2020/21 NESC and TLC services commitments for board approval; report on dispute re: student tuition payment; comprehensive policy review process to be done using NDSBA policy compliance review chart w/ board review/approval at May meeting.

MOTION by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve a revision to the 2020/21 yellow calendar approved on 2/19/20 to move the November PT conference comp day from November 6, 2020 to March 18, 2021. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve 2020/21 NESC membership @ $2000. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksenyes.

MOTION by Chris Doehler, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve 2020/21 TLC Participation/Cooperative Agreement @ $2500. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Gibbens-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Mr. Hagler reviewed current provisions of the school plan for closure/distance learning being developed for submission to and approval by NDDPI and the governor; reviewed the provisions currently being proposed for the school plan for reopening, also mandated by NDDPI. Discussed proposal for ancillary staff payment during school closure period.

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to pay ancillary hourly staff during the school closure period at their regular rate of pay for a guaranteed minimum of eight (8) hours per day for all regularly scheduled full workdays or a prorated lesser number of hours per day for staff with regularly scheduled shortened workdays; to pay bus drivers for one (1) route run per day for regularly scheduled workdays; and to suspend required use of accumulated leave time to generate payment for hours not worked due to mandated closure; and to give authority to the superintendent to develop the specifics of the payment plan. 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 Wednesday, April 15, 2020, tentatively at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
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January School Board Minutes (1-15-2020)

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

JANUARY 15, 2020

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in North Star Room 101.

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

VISITORS:  None.

 

Board Vice President Peters called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.  No changes to the agenda.

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

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the January bills presented for payment.   MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).

Monthly financial reports for December 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held:  enrollment 18; attendance 96.54%; projected FY21 preschool enrollment (only 12 students) and staffing considerations; retirement letter from Vicki Held for board approval; discussion re: filling elementary principal position: Job Service listing, March 2020 target hire date, interview committee (2 admin, 2 elementary teachers, 2 board members, PTO member/parent – Mr. Hagler to post committee assignments in Dropbox document); upcoming activities.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to accept resignation/retirement of Vicki Held effective June 26, 2020, with thanks for years of service.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes (Jacksen, Jorde and Gibbens absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:  enrollment 114, attendance 95.6; resignation letter from FACS teacher Marie Wolsky for board approval; discussion re: filling position: will advertise as full- or part-time, interview committee – Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, board member Jeana Jorde; upcoming in-service and activities.

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to accept the resignation of Marie Wolsky at the end of the FY19-20 school year.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes (Jacksen, Jorde and Gibbens absent).

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler:  Academic ineligibility (hockey) incident reported to NDHSAA by North Star.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: NDSBA information on Board Book Premier software subscription; report on annual fire alarm system review; discussion re: long-term planning meeting required this year: meeting date March 18, 2020 – regular board meeting at 5:30 pm (revised time) followed by long-term planning meeting at 7:00 pm; open enrollment application for board approval.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve open enrollment application for Edmore School District pre-k student to attend North Star.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes (Jacksen, Jorde and Gibbens absent).

Old Business:   Discussed acquisition/use of Family Mutual Insurance Building (on 4th Avenue south of Main): proposed committee w/members from North Star staff and school board and Cando Community Library board to discuss use as combined school and community library.

New Business: 2/7/20 NDSBA Negotiations Seminar; bus accident; call for bids w/specs for bus t/b purchased to replace #58; summer maintenance on gym floor (done every 3 years); superintendent evaluation forms to be completed and submitted to board president before February board meeting for review/action at February meeting.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.