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June School Board Minutes (6-18-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Chris Kvilvang, Jay Nicholas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: John Peters. VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. No agenda additions.

MOTION to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2019 regular meeting was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Bob Kennedy. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION to approve the June bills presented for payment was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for May 2019 were reviewed. Discussed end of fiscal year spending options and projected fund balance outcomes, including deficit spending, projected 2019/20 state funding, and preliminary district tax valuation.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report: Final FY19 enrollment 185 (including pre-k 3 year olds receiving special education services), attendance 95.81%; submitted 2019/20 ECE grant application for $22,000; new 6th grade social studies curriculum; new section added to Federal Programs Dispute Resolution & Grievance Procedures; staff/student SRO survey results.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Final FY19 enrollment 114, attendance 95.2%; recognition of spring sports athletes/teams.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: 2019/20 extracurricular advisors; recap of state baseball trip fundraiser; summer baseball program will use North Star bus as needed.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Reviewed/discussed handbook changes re: professional development goals, school meal prices ($.25 increase for all student meals and adult breakfast; $.35 increase for adult lunch) and extracurricular discipline provisions; vehicle mileage report; DPI Transportation Routes report; DPI District Pupil Membership Summary report; confirmed 2019/20 North Star budget of $35,000 for SRO funding; custodians to attend asbestos training workshop; first reading and discussion of NDSBA revised policy DBBA – DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES.
MOTION to approve handbook changes and increases to breakfast and lunch meal prices was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

MOTION to rescind North Star policy DBBA – DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES adopted 8/17/16, to adopt North Star policy DBBA as proposed by NDSBA and revised per attachment, and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star policy BDA was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

Old Business: Official returns and ballots from June 12, 2019 election presented for canvassing; roof and ceiling replacement plans; scholarship golf tournament.

MOTION to declare the following official results for June 12, 2019 election was made Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Kvilvang:
Ballots cast – Fifty two (52); Area #1 (Cando) 3-year term – Robert Kennedy winner with 50 votes (1 scattered write-in, 1 blank); Area #2 Bisbee-Egeland 3-year term – John Peters winner with 51 votes (1 blank); At Large Area, remaining 2 years of 3-year term – Michelle Gibbens winner with 36 votes (2 scattered write-ins, 10 blank, 4 invalid).

MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

New Business: 2019/20 Dropbox file available; annual meeting time.

Next meeting (annual): Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and meeting to follow.

Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

May School Board Minutes (5-15-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Chris Kvilvang, Jay Nicholas, John Peters; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. VISITORS: Jesse Vote (Staff).

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. No agenda additions.

No minutes available for the April 17, 2019 meeting.

MOTION to approve the April bills presented for payment was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports for April 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report: Enrollment 186 (includes 3-yr-olds receiving special education services), attendance 95.71%; staff resignations; new kindergarten hire (7 applicants/5 interviews); 2019/20 ECE grant application to be submitted; 2019/20 Pre-K calendar; SRO effectiveness questionnaire/survey; handbook updates re: dates/Federal Programs Grievance Policies, milk/meal prices when determined; new playground equipment (Triple Shootout) t/b purchased with Activity Fund monies; elementary awards/upcoming activities.
MOTION to accept resignations of Sarah Vogel (kindergarten) and Katrina Kvilvang (elementary PE) was made by John Peters, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve contract offer to Miranda Larson (kindergarten) was made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 114, attendance 95.08%; student handbook update: academic honesty policy w/b given a 1-yr trial before addition; 2019/20 JH/HS class schedule; ND Choice Ready individual student sessions conducted by Mrs. Reiser and Mrs. Teubner.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: North Star to host regional baseball tournament; summer sports camps w/b held at North Star; 2019/20 extracurricular openings; coach recertification plan (1 day attendance at national conference in June in Bismarck); Jesse Vote presentation re: baseball outfield leveling/reseeding project plans with multiple funding sources; preplanning for possible state participation in all spring sports.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Legislative session summary (school policies/teachers/funding & budgets/bus drivers); 2019/20 school calendar changes (183 days w/monthly scheduled late starts for teacher meetings/professional development); probable meal price increases.

MOTION to approve changes to 2019/20 school calendar was made by John Peters, seconded by Bob Kennedy. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Old Business: Election notice publication; roof project finish-up work.

New Business: Reviewed technology needs for FY20 t/b purchased in June 2019 w/remaining FY19 budget funds or included in FY20 budget; 2019/20 and 2020/21 negotiated agreement (183-day contracts, $500 increase to base each fiscal year, $500 experience step increments, 2.5% partial pickup by district of employee TFFR contribution, $200 increase to extracurricular salaries each fiscal year, rewording re: sick/personal leaves); FY20 negotiated administrative salaries and benefits; proposed FY20 ancillary staff wages (3% increase) and benefits schedule.

MOTION to approve the 2019/20 technology needs equipment and license schedule was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by John Peters. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve the 2019/20 and 2020/21 certified staff negotiated agreement was made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve the FY20 negotiated administrative salaries and benefits was made by Chris Doehler, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

MOTION to approve the FY20 ancillary staff wages and benefits schedule was made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Jeana Jorde. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholasyes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

Discussed continued funding for FY20 for SRO position with proposed North Star share at $35,000; invitation for North Star to present information re: courses/extracurricular activities/busing at May 21, 2019 Wolford school board meeting; D.A.R.E Program information.

Next meeting set for Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 9:26 p.m.

School Board Meeting Dates (2019-20)

School Board Meeting Dates (2019-20)

July 17, 2019                          6:00 PM

August 20, 2019                      7:00 AM

September 18, 2019                7:00 PM

October 16, 2019                    7:00 AM

November 20, 2019                7:00 PM

December 18, 2019                 7:00 PM

January 15, 2020                     7:00 PM

February 19, 2020                   7:00 PM

March 18, 2020                       7:00 PM

April 15, 2020                         7:00 PM

May 20, 2020                          7:00 PM

June 9, 2020                School Board Election

June 15, 2020              7:00 PM

April School Board Minutes (4-17-2019)

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in North Star Room 101.

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

VISITORS:  Connie Nelson (Staff), Jennifer Heisler.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.  No agenda additions.

MOTION made by Chris Kvilvang, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the minutes of the March 20, 2019 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Chris Doehler, seconded by John Peters, to approve the March bills presented for payment.   MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

Monthly financial reports for March 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment 186, attendance 95.79%; classroom teacher assignments for 2019/2020; plans for sensory room presented by Jennifer Heisler and Mrs. Held; Upstart Program: kindergarten readiness program for PK students; approval of quote for new K-4 reading curriculum materials (6-yr contract); NDSA progress report; upcoming elementary activities; Mrs. Held and Mrs. Bonham to co-teach summer reading program.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the K-4 reading curriculum quote from       McGraw Hill Education for $39,062.71. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote:  Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-      yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:  enrollment 115, attendance 95%; 2019/20 class schedule under construction; info re: home placement of 2 students for remainder of FY19; drug dog visit if possible before end of school year .

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: dance co-op with Devils Lake approved by DL board; presentation of FCCLA national-qualifying STAR projects; spring sports underway.

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:  storm days makeup complete; will keep 8:15 am start time until end of year; legislative update; full time head custodian opening filled by Martin (Jens) Bjornstad; researching app for school ; certificate of completion for CRDC report; will look for used large (49 passenger)bus w/approx. 70,000 miles to replace #56; upcoming committee meetings; staff appreciation plans; IDEA compliance.

Old Business:  candidates filed for Cando and Bisbee-Egeland positions, write-in for At-Large position; designation of precinct, polling place, poll hours; negotiations process to begin with setting ground rules; April 29 start date for music room roof project; full compliance accreditation recognition from AdvancEd.

MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Chris Doehler , to designate one precinct and one polling place (North Star School lobby) with poll hours from 11 am to 7 pm for June 12, 2019 election.   MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote:  Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-   yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Peters-yes, Jacksen-yes.

New Business: discussion re: conversion of shop room into combined school/community library; declined membership in TC Economic Development Corporation; Chris Kvilvang to present diplomas at graduation.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

March 20, 2019 School Board Minutes

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NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING March 20, 2019

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in North Star Room 101.

PRESENT: Chris Doehler, Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: John Peters. VISITORS: None.

Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Agenda item 10h. designated as Retirement.

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2019 regular meeting and the February 27, 2019 special meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).

MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jorde, to approve the March bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).
Monthly financial reports for February 2019 were reviewed.

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:

Elementary Principal’s report: enrollment 183, attendance 95.93%; new curriculum materials for reading and social studies being reviewed; upcoming elementary activities and state assessment schedule.

High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: enrollment 115, attendance 93%; upcoming activities/events; PT conference attendance; new JH science curriculum being reviewed.

Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: new football uniforms to be purchased (purchase will qualify for $3000 merchandise credit award); spring sports schedules; new weight room equipment cost to be shared by sports with positive fund balances; guidelines for summer activity camps; request for approval of dance co-op with Devils Lake to be structured similarly to the hockey co-op.
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve entering co-op with Devils Lake for dance. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: storm days makeup plan; legislative update meeting to be held in Devils Lake; Hwy 66 bridge repair project (2021); NESC and TLC memberships renewal agreements; CRDC report preparation; custodial staff openings: part time custodian (weekends and VB/BB games) and full time head custodian (Bruce Klingenberg to retire on April 26, 2019). Head custodian position to be advertised immediately; Bob Kennedy and Jay Nicholas will represent the board on the interview committee.

Old Business: 2019 school board election and canvass meeting dates to be moved from June 11th and June 17th to Wednesday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 18th, respectively, to comply with required election notices schedule (due to change in newspaper publishing day); recognition of the representative organization for the teacher negotiating unit; will propose to teacher group that negotiations begin after the current legislative session concludes.

MOTION by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jay Nicholas: “The School Board has investigated the petition filed by the North Star Teacher Group requesting that the Teacher Group be recognized as the representative organization for the negotiating unit and has determined that the Teacher Group represents a majority of the teachers within that unit. The Board recognizes the North Star Teacher Group as the representative organization for a minimum of one year beginning March 20, 2019. MOTION CARRIED on roll call vote: Doehler-yes, Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Kvilvang-yes, Nicholas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Peters absent).

New Business: Discussed AdvancED Performance Accreditation and Engagement Review Report and continuing AdvancED activities.

Grade 6 School Supply List

Grade 6

  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue and glue stick
  • Expo dry-erase markers (4)
  • Pencils
  • Pens (2-red, 2-black)
  • 1 large binder
  • Eraser-rectangular/pink
  • 6 notebooks (1 subject,
  • college or wide ruled)
  • Box of tissues as needed
  • 3folders to be placed in binder
  • Ruler
  • Highlighter

*** K-6 students need non-marking shoes to be left at school to be worn for gym only.

Grade 5 School Supply List

Grade 5
  • Pencils
  • Pen
  • Ruler – cent. & in.
  • Erasers / Glue
  • Protractor
  • Crayons or Colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Box of tissues
  • Pencil box
  • Markers

*** K-6 students need non-marking shoes to be left at school to be worn for gym only.

Grade 4 Supply List

Grade 4

  • 3 single-subject notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Red ink pen
  • Blue or black ink pen
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue stick and Scissors
  • Box of tissues            
  • 4 Expo dry erase marker
  • 2 folders

*** K-6 students need non-marking shoes to be left at school to be worn for gym only.

Grade 3 Supply List

Grade 3

  • Box of 24 crayons
  • 1 doz. sharpened pencils
  • Erasers-rectangular/pink
  • 4 Wide-lined spiral notebooks (different colors)
  • Scissors
  • 4 Glue sticks
  • Wooden Ruler w/in & cent
  • 2 – Large box of tissues
  • 3 – 2 pocket folders
  • Crayola Markers
  • Box 12 colored  pencils
  • 4  black dry-erase markers