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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.

November School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 21, 2018
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson.

ABSENT: Bob Kennedy, Brett Thomas. VISITORS: None.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 4:38 p.m. Changes to agenda: Item 11c. Other changed to School Board Resignation and Memorandum of Understanding.
Minutes of the October 17, 2018 regular meeting were not available to approve.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the November 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 (186 w/regular and special services PK); attendance 97.1%; parent/teacher conference attendance; information re: upcoming federal programs monitoring review, including NS protocols for homeless education program, best interest determination for foster care school placement and unaccompanied youth school enrollment; letters of resignation from Deborah Bergdahl (kindergarten teacher) and Melissa Heisler (Title I para); para replacement status update (new hire-Anne Vangen; hire-in-process for Title I para); NDDPI certificate of approval for 2018-2019 school year; upcoming Christmas program; post-review AdvancED considerations.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by John Peters, to accept Deborah Bergdahl resignation as of the end of the 2018-2019 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to accept resignations of paraprofessionals Kathleen Graber (on October 12, 2018) and Melissa Heisler (on December 6, 2018). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 120, attendance 95.2%; parent teacher participation report for 2009-2018; Heartview staff to do presentations to North Star classes.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: new JHBB girls/boys uniforms are here; Jake Hagler will be JHBBB coach; discussed JHBB participation numbers and game format for 2018-19; LRSE promotional event to be held at NS on 1/17/19; list of 2008-2018 North Star All State athletes.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: school pictures taken in November; discussed initial findings of AdvancED review-full report t/b received in 30 days; policy reviews of NDSBA policies ABCD – RECORDS RETENTION, ABCE – PROHIBITION ON AIDING SEXUAL ABUSE (discussed policy with no action taken: waiting on additional guidance from NDDPI and NDSBA); ACBF – MEDICAL MARIJUANA, FDH – STUDENTS IN FOSTER CARE with Board Regulations FDHBR1 and BR2 – Foster Care Student Transportation and Transportation Dispute Resolution Procedures; revenue budget revision due to change in foundation aid; reviewed three versions of 2019-2020 school calendar; North Star’s content contribution (SRO information and loan forgiveness program) to Governors Website.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to adopt policy ABCD – RECORDS RETENTION as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting “North Star Public School” to replace [Name] on page 2, and inserting “Superintendent and Business Manager” to replace [Superintendent] [Business Manager], and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to adopt policy FDH – STUDENTS IN FOSTER CARE with Board Regulations FDH-BR1 and BR2 – Foster Care Student Transportation and Transportation Dispute
Resolution Procedures as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting “North Star Public School District” to replace [Name of District], insert “Principal” to replace [Title], and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).
MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to adopt policy ACBF – MEDICAL MARIJUANA as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting “North Star Public School District” to replace [Name District], and to waive the second reading of the new policy in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler to approve general fund revenue revision from $3,626,437.70 to $3,636,146.83 due to increase in K-12 Foundation Aid from $2,063,379.87 to $2,073,089. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).
MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas to adopt the red 2019-2020 school calendar with a start date of 8/21/19 and a final date of 5/21/20. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Old Business: Reviewed NDSBA information on bidding requirements for construction projects; roof project would be considered construction with no bid requirement if under $150,000; will start advertising for quotes in Dec/Jan.

New Business: Board members invited to staff Christmas party 12/8/18 at Gordy’s Bar; heat tape applied to downspouts to prevent icing up/roof leaks; resignation letter from board member Brett Thomas; reviewed vacancy appointment rules and discussed possible appointees – Jay Nicholas to contact two individuals; reviewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be executed by Towner County Sheriff’s Office and North Star Public School District for SRO services.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to accept resignation of Brett Thomas from the North Star School Board, effective as of the November 2018 meeting. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehleryes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Towner County Sheriff’s Office and the North Star Public School District, with the addition of clause IV. C.: “If either party terminates this MOU before the end of the current school year, the school payment amount will be prorated based on the number of school year months actually served by the SRO.” MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Kennedy, Thomas absent).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m

October School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OCTOBER 17, 2018
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the North Star teacher workroom.

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

ABSENT: Jeana Jorde, Brett Thomas; Vicki Held (Admin). VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:05 a.m. No changes were made to the agenda.
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by John Peters, to approve the October bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for October 2018 were reviewed.
Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report: No enrollment and attendance information (Mrs. Held absent); 1st quarterly reimbursement request for pre-K grant has been submitted; resignation letter from para Kathleen Graber—will advertise and interview to fill position.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 121, attendance 95.3%; discussed ACT test results, ESSA HS accountability assessment options (NDSA vs. ACT) and JH and HS fall assessment schedule; long term sub will be needed mid-February through mid-May to cover maternity leave absence; AdvancED update.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: 2019 volleyball and football schedules with changes from current year; hockey program information (2 participants @ $500 participation fee/student with no transportation to be provided by NS); football uniforms to be replaced before next season; North Star responded “not in favor” on 3-class system survey by NDHSAA.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: NS met mandatory (by October 1)student immunization compliance requirements for students to be allowed to attend school; presented three tuition agreements for approval; reviewed 3-year contract to be entered into with Lifetouch for school pictures; update on preparations for AdvancED review scheduled for 11/14,15; reviewed Coke proposal for exclusive contract to supply vending/concession products: decided to buy Coke products w/o contract on a trial basis for concession sales; November school board meeting time changed from 7:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve no charge tuition agreement for four Devils Lake resident students (1 family) to attend North Star for the 2018-19 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve two no charge tuition agreements for North Star resident students (2 families) to attend Munich School District for the 2018-19 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Thomas absent).

Old Business: Reviewed superintendent evaluation results; update on NDSBA convention registrations.
MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve superintendent evaluation results. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde, Thomas absent).

New Business: Senior class representatives presented information on the senior class trip to Minneapolis planned for May 10-12, 2019; Mr. Vote will drive white bus for the trip. Update on school intercom system equipment/school bell system review; discussed quote from Tuomala Plumbing & Heating for HS boys’ restroom urinal replacement.

September School Board Minutes

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in North Star Room 101. PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters, Brett Thomas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. VISITORS: Emil Schoenfish, CPA, Devils Lake, ND; Chris Kvilvang, Cando, ND.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. No changes were made to the agenda. MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

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

Monthly financial reports for August 2018 were reviewed. MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the pledge of securities as of June 30, 2018 submitted by American Bank Center, First State Bank of Cando, and Ramsey Bank. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehleryes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the 2018 (NDDPI)Annual Financial Report. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Thomas, to approve the 2018 Financial Report for Publication. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes. Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: K-6 enrollment–150; North Star ELL Policy updates for board approval – ELL changed to EL, NCLB changed to ESSA; PreK program approval application for board approval; recap of professional development offerings for school years 2012/13–2018/19; 2018 SRSA grant award ($5545) t/b used as additional Title I funding; highlights of recent and upcoming workshops or events. MOTION by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve changes made to NS EL Policy. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksenyes. MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Nicholas, to approve Pre-K program approval application. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksenyes.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment-124, attendance-95.4%; upcoming events/in service; update on SRO Snyder’s duties.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Homecoming royalty selection process; unruly fan discipline policy; football clock repair; football region reorganization.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: 2018/19 LEA Annual Compliance Report for board approval; Mr. Hagler to join NDSOS board; student level SLDS data sharing agreement between North Star and NESC for board approval. MOTION by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the 2018/19 LEA Annual Compliance Report. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes. MOTION by Chris Doehler, seconded by John Peters, to approve the LEA Authorization for SLDS access to LEA Student Level Data by NESC through June 30, 2020. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Estimates from Cando Lumber LLC for pitched roof construction on shop and music buildings; information on spray foam roofing system (eliminated as viable option following discussion of insurability issue).

New Business: June 30, 2018 draft audit report was presented by Emil Schoenfish, CPA; final report will be signed by Wally Rygh and be submitted to the State Auditor for review. An unqualified (favorable) opinion was expressed in the preliminary report. Budget hearing information was presented by Mr. Hagler, including historical and proposed revenues, expenditures, tax valuations, mill levies, and cost per pupil. Final 2018/19 tax levies and revenue and expenditure budgets were presented for board approval; NDSBA convention dates noted; superintendent evaluation due by November 15 – forms to be returned to Vickie Jacksen by October 15 for review and presentation at October board meeting.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve a General Fund levy of $1,080,000 (60.85598 mills). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve a Miscellaneous Fund levy of $87,000 (4.90229 mills). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Chris Doehler, to approve a Tuition levy of $45,000 (2.53567 mills). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION made by Chris Doehler , seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve a Building Fund levy of $30,000 (1.69044 mills). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve a General Fund expenditures budget of $3,668,028.39. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by John Peters, to approve a General Fund revenue budget of $3,626,437.70. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jordeyes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.

August School Board Minutes

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AUGUST 15, 2018
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in North Star Room 101. PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Chris Doehler, Brett Thomas. VISITORS: None. Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 8:32 p.m. Item 11.b. Roof was added to the agenda.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve the minutes of the May 17, 2018 and June 18, 2018 regular board meetings and the July 18, 2018 annual board meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

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

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Registration day results – preliminary projected enrollment PK-6: 180; revised 2018/19 federal title budgets to be approved; lane change for Hannah Alto to be approved; professional development workshops available to staff.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve revised budgets for Title I – $75,761 and Transferability (Title II and Title IV) – $43,304. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve a lane change form lane 1 to lane 2 for Hannah Alto, with a salary increase of $500. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler, Thomas absent).

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: 7th grade orientation held on registration day; enrollment 116 with 1-2 additional possible; new Biology books ordered; class schedule with enrollments; staff attendance at Standards workshop (professional development); discussed the proposed role of the new School Resource Officer.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: PWGBB starts 8/15/2018 with coaches Jacob Hagler and Sherri Miller (schedule included); VB and FB participation numbers; JHBB uniforms ordered. Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Narcan policy to be read and approved; Policy Ponderings availability; approvals required for two tuition agreements and milk bid; Strategic Planning Workshop on 9/6/2018 (Vickie Jacksen, Vicki Held and Jeff Hagler to attend); Back to School Night on 8/20/2018.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to adopt Board Policy ACBE – NALOXONE (NARCAN) ADMINISTRATION as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, incorporating the following options: First paragraph, last sentence to read “. . . store Naloxone at all high schools.”; Delegation of Responsibility section to include “. . . trained annually “; Education section to include the bracketed sentence “The District shall pay the cost of all district-authorized education and training for school medication providers.”; insert North Star Public School District #10 to replace [Name of District], and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Board Policy BDA. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve a tuition free agreement for seven North Star students to attend Wolford School District. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler, Thomas absent).

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MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve a tuition free agreement for Edmore kindergarten student to attend North Star Public School District. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler, Thomas absent).

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the milk bid presented by Lakeview Dairy (prices good thru 2/1/2019). MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Petersyes, Jacksen-yes (Doehler, Thomas absent).

Old Business: Status update on resource officer presented earlier in meeting; will investigate feasibility of installing a pitched roof over the Music and Shop room rubber roofs.

New Business: Demonstrated NDDPI school report card site; ESSA policy and criteria re: persistently dangerous public schools included in Dropbox information. Next meeting set for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in room 101. Meeting adjourned at 9:23 p.m.