The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Chris Kvilvang, Jay Nicholas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: John Peters. VISITORS: None.
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. No agenda additions.
MOTION to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2019 regular meeting was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Bob Kennedy. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
MOTION to approve the June bills presented for payment was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for May 2019 were reviewed. Discussed end of fiscal year spending options and projected fund balance outcomes, including deficit spending, projected 2019/20 state funding, and preliminary district tax valuation.
Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:
Elementary Principal’s report: Final FY19 enrollment 185 (including pre-k 3 year olds receiving special education services), attendance 95.81%; submitted 2019/20 ECE grant application for $22,000; new 6th grade social studies curriculum; new section added to Federal Programs Dispute Resolution & Grievance Procedures; staff/student SRO survey results.
High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Final FY19 enrollment 114, attendance 95.2%; recognition of spring sports athletes/teams.
Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: 2019/20 extracurricular advisors; recap of state baseball trip fundraiser; summer baseball program will use North Star bus as needed.
Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Reviewed/discussed handbook changes re: professional development goals, school meal prices ($.25 increase for all student meals and adult breakfast; $.35 increase for adult lunch) and extracurricular discipline provisions; vehicle mileage report; DPI Transportation Routes report; DPI District Pupil Membership Summary report; confirmed 2019/20 North Star budget of $35,000 for SRO funding; custodians to attend asbestos training workshop; first reading and discussion of NDSBA revised policy DBBA – DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES.
MOTION to approve handbook changes and increases to breakfast and lunch meal prices was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).
MOTION to rescind North Star policy DBBA – DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES adopted 8/17/16, to adopt North Star policy DBBA as proposed by NDSBA and revised per attachment, and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star policy BDA was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).
Old Business: Official returns and ballots from June 12, 2019 election presented for canvassing; roof and ceiling replacement plans; scholarship golf tournament.
MOTION to declare the following official results for June 12, 2019 election was made Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Kvilvang:
Ballots cast – Fifty two (52); Area #1 (Cando) 3-year term – Robert Kennedy winner with 50 votes (1 scattered write-in, 1 blank); Area #2 Bisbee-Egeland 3-year term – John Peters winner with 51 votes (1 blank); At Large Area, remaining 2 years of 3-year term – Michelle Gibbens winner with 36 votes (2 scattered write-ins, 10 blank, 4 invalid).
MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).
New Business: 2019/20 Dropbox file available; annual meeting time.
Next meeting (annual): Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and meeting to follow.
Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.