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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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Day #182 @ NS 5.21.2020

Thursday May 21, 2020                                                                                   Day #182 (B) Day #42 (DL)

-We made it!

-Graduation practice today at 1:30 PM.  Graduation is looking like it will be on Saturday or Friday evening.  We will have a final decision after graduation practice today.

-Graduation will be on the FB Field and only the graduates and the others they have in their vehicle will be allowed on the FB Field.  Other spectators may park in the limit parking areas on the north side of the FB Field.  Spectators may view from the vehicle or from a chair on the track.  Vulnerable people should not attend the ceremony, it is being webcasted.  No congregating before or after the ceremony and no running around.

-The last day of school and meal deliveries will be today.

-The School Board Election that is scheduled for June 9th will be done by absentee vote only. There is a form on the North Star Website and the North Star Facebook page that will need to be filled out. Soon to be forms at businesses around town. If you have any questions, contact the school.

-The school playground is not sanitized and if you must use the playground you should wipe equipment and keep social distance of 6 or more feet.

-Remember to ask questions.

-Thought for the Day:

Lunch Menu – Sack Lunch

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) –

Birthdays – Alayna Vote (today); Jens Bjornstad (Saturday); Bella Bjornstad and Vicki Held (Monday)

Day #181 @ NS 5.20.2020

Wednesday May 20, 2020                                                                                   Day #181 (A) Day #41 (DL)

-The dribble challenge and math challenge have ended. (Dribbles finished at 1,112,204.)  The winners of the dribble challenge were Gracie F, Amiya B, Genevieve A, and Karsen S.  Honorable Mention with the dribble challenge were McKenzie L, Maria H, Asher H, Jorie A, Jacob R, Wyatt M, and Sofia J.

-The Math Challenge winners were the Frey Family, Doll Family, Hillier Family, and the Jeff Peters Family.  Thank you for participating.

-If you are interested in purchasing Yearbook, please contact Mrs. Frey or Bella. 2020 Yearbooks can be purchased for $43 until the end of the year.

-Supply bring back will take place today.  The times will be from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

-Graduation practice on Thursday at 1:30 PM.  Graduation is looking like it will be on Saturday or Friday evening.  We will have a final decision by tomorrow afternoon.

-The last day of school and meal deliveries will be tomorrow.

-The School Board Election that is scheduled for June 9th will be done by absentee vote only. There is a form on the North Star Website and the North Star Facebook page that will need to be filled out. Soon to be forms at businesses around town. If you have any questions, contact the school.

-The school playground is not sanitized and if you must use the playground you should wipe equipment and keep social distance of 6 or more feet.

-Remember to ask questions.

-Thought for the Day:

Lunch Menu – Chicken Nuggets and Mac & Cheese

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) –

Birthdays –

Tuesday May 19, 2020                                                                                   Day #180 (B) Day #40 (DL)

-The dribble challenge and math challenge will end today. We will have prizes. (NOTE: dribbles are at 1,108,204.

-There is a form on the NS Webpage for students that plan on participating in VB, FB, GBB, and BBB to fill out for the 2020-21 school year.  Normally there are meetings with these groups at the end of the school year to discuss open gyms, team camps, acceleration etc.  We need information so we can contact participants this summer to let them know when we are able to begin open gyms or weightlifting.  The form is for students that will be in grades 7-12 in 2020-21.

-If you are interested in purchasing Yearbook, please contact Mrs. Frey or Bella. 2020 Yearbooks can be purchased for $43 until the end of the year.

-Supply bring back will take place tomorrow.  The times will be from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

-Graduation practice on Thursday at 1:30 PM.  Graduation scheduled for Sunday at 3:00 PM on the FB Field.  The time and day may be changed pending weather.

-The last day of school and meal deliveries will be on Thursday.

-The School Board Election that is scheduled for June 9th will be done by absentee vote only. There is a form on the North Star Website and the North Star Facebook page that will need to be filled out. Soon to be forms at businesses around town. If you have any questions, contact the school.

-The school playground is not sanitized and if you must use the playground you should wipe equipment and keep social distance of 6 or more feet.

-Remember to ask questions.

-Thought for the Day:

Lunch Menu – Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) –

Birthdays – Toby Thacker

Day #179 @ NS 5.18.2020

Monday May 18, 2020                                                                                   Day #179 (A) Day #39 (DL)

-The dribble challenge will continue.  As of this morning we are at 1,103,204 dribbles. We have reached our goal but are encouraging everyone to keep dribbling through tomorrow.  We will have prizes.

-There is a form on the NS Webpage for students that plan on participating in VB, FB, GBB, and BBB to fill out for the 2020-21 school year.  Normally there are meetings with these groups at the end of the school year to discuss open gyms, team camps, acceleration etc.  We need information so we can contact participants this summer to let them know when we are able to begin open gyms or weightlifting.  The form is for students that will be in grades 7-12 in 2020-21.

-Math challenge will conclude tomorrow, we will have prizes.

-If you are interested in purchasing Yearbook, please contact Mrs. Frey or Bella. 2020 Yearbooks can be purchased for $43 until the end of the year.

-Supply bring back will take place on Wednesday.  The times will be from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

-Graduation practice on Thursday at 1:30 PM.  Graduation scheduled for Sunday at 3:00 PM on the FB Field.  The time and day may be changed pending weather.

-The School Board Election that is scheduled for June 9th will be done by absentee vote only. There is a form on the North Star Website and the North Star Facebook page that will need to be filled out. Soon to be forms at businesses around town. If you have any questions, contact the school.

-The school playground is not sanitized and if you must use the playground you should wipe equipment and keep social distance of 6 or more feet.

-Remember to ask questions.

-Thought for the Day:

Lunch Menu – Potato Bowl

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) –

Birthdays – Jaelyn Buckman

Bearcat Bingo at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15

Bearcat Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Hopefully we will have a record number of players and there will be “No Prob-llama” with the livestream!

Get your mobile Bingo Card. Be sure to tap “New Card” a few times to get a unique card!

We will broadcast via YouTube live again. Check back here at about 12:45 for a link on our NorthStarReadsTogether YouTube channel. We will try lining up multiple livestreams in case one goes down so we can get back in the game more quickly. Be sure to keep this post open in a tab during the game – refresh the page and go to the new link to rejoin the game.

Mr. Hagler will call out the numbers for the game. Just tap the number on your card to mark it. When you have a BINGO, post “BINGO” to the chat and text or email a photo or screen capture of your card to Mr. Hagler at Jeffrey.hagler@k12.nd.us or 701-351-0402.

 

Livestream Link #2

Livestream Link #3

Livestream Link #4

GOOD LUCK and GO BEARCATS!

 

Day #178 @ NS 5.15.2020

Friday May 15, 2020                                                                                   Day #178 (B) Day #38 (DL)

-The dribble challenge will continue.  As of this morning we are at 1,053,434 dribbles. We have reached our goal but are encouraging everyone to keep dribbling through next Tuesday.  We will have prizes for those with the most dribbles.

-There is a form on the NS Webpage for students that plan on participating in VB, FB, GBB, and BBB to fill out for the 2020-21 school year.  Normally there are meetings with these groups at the end of the school year to discuss open gyms, team camps, acceleration etc.  We need information so we can contact participants this summer to let them know when we are able to begin open gyms or weightlifting.  The form is for students that will be in grades 7-12 in 2020-21.

-If you are interested in purchasing Yearbook, please contact Mrs. Frey or Bella. 2020 Yearbooks can be purchased for $43 until the end of the year.

-Bingo today at 1:00 PM.

-Today is the last day of new learning.  Reminder once again any student that is not at the point they should be are required to meet virtually with teachers on Monday and Tuesday or they will not receive credit or advance to the next grade.

-Supply bring back will take place on Wednesday.  The times will be from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

-We will have our math challenge ready to go by this evening.  This will be a challenge for all families.  More information will be sent out in an instant alert tonight.

-The School Board Election that is scheduled for June 9th will be done by absentee vote only. There is a form on the North Star Website and the North Star Facebook page that will need to be filled out. Soon to be forms at businesses around town. If you have any questions, contact the school.

-The school playground is not sanitized and if you must use the playground you should wipe equipment and keep social distance of 6 or more feet.

-Remember to ask questions.

-Thought for the Day:

Lunch Menu – Sandwiches

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) –

Birthdays –