NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MARCH 21, 2018
The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met in regular session on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in North Star Room 101.
PRESENT: Vickie Jacksen, Bob Kennedy, Jay Nicholas, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas; Administration: Jeff Hagler, Vicki Held, Nancy Reiser, Cathy Johnson. ABSENT: Jeana Jorde
Board President Jacksen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Additions to the agenda: item 7. a. 3. Resignation and item 8. i. Compliance Report.
Sherry Walters, Towner County Public Health, Cando, ND was in attendance as a visitor.
MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jay Nicholas, to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2018 regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).
MOTION by John Peters, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve the March 2018 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all present voting aye).
Monthly financial reports were reviewed.
Principals’ and Activities Director Reports:
Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held: Enrollment 182, attendance 95.79%; shared letter of resignation from Mary Jo Hannesson (position will not need to be filled based on anticipated enrollment for FY19); noted state spelling bee finalists and FY19 Steve Dunn Writing training plans; reviewed AdvancEd activities to be conducted to prepare for November 2018 visitation team.
MOTION made by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to accept the resignation of Mary Jo Hannesson, effective at the end of the 2017/18 school year. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser: Enrollment 115, attendance 94.506%; update on science position interview results: position offered/teaching contract and signing bonus contract issued to Daniel Grande; ITV Spanish to be discontinued for the 2018/19 school year; reported on other activities: Remembrance Day activities held in memory of FL school-shooting students, Knowledge Bowl (April 5) and school carnival (April 6), National Honor Society induction banquet (March 19), regional vocal contest (March28), April/May 2018 state assessment schedule for 7th, 8th, and 10th grades.
MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve the teaching contract and the signing bonus contract of $4,500 over 3 years issued to Daniel Grande. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedyyes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler: Cooperative agreement signed with Wolford Public School to allow student to participate in NDHS Clay Target League (non-school affiliation); head/assistant/JH track coaches’ salaries per the extracurricular salary schedule will be pooled and split equally three ways ($1,966.67 each) in lieu of the scheduled payment amounts for each position (per coaches’ request).
Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler: Policy reviews – Second reading for policy FFA – STUDENT ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG USE/ABUSE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services. North Star policy incorporates the following options: North Star Public School District #10 inserted where appropriate to replace all [Name of District]; Reporting Violations section includes [or Superintendent]; Violation section does not include OPTION 1 or OPTION 2; Intervention section does not include either bracketed sentence (re: requiring therapy at school district expense and providing follow-up counseling) ; Policy
Implementation section includes the entire first and second paragraphs and the first sentence of the third paragraph of the bracketed section; remainder of third paragraph is “Students will be given a copy of the standards of conduct and the statement of sanctions required concerning the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Compliance with these standards of conduct is mandatory.” Added fourth paragraph: “The standards of conduct and the statement of sanctions required concerning the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol of will be made available to parents and employees upon request.” Copy of complete proposed North Star Policy FFA is in Dropbox
MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Todd Oakland, to approve the second reading of North Star Policy FFA – Student Alcohol & Other Drug Use/Abuse. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholasyes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
Reviewed policy ABBA-NORTH DAKOTA’S COMPREHENSIVE MODEL SCHOOL POLICY FOR TOBACCO USE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services.
MOTION by Jay Nicholas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to rescind Board Policy ABBA NORTH STAR COMPREHENSIVE MODEL TOBACCO-FREE SCHOOL POLICY Amended 10/22/14, and to adopt ABBA-NORTH DAKOTA’S COMPREHENSIVE MODEL SCHOOL POLICY FOR TOBACCO USE as proposed by NDSBA Policy Services, inserting “North Star Public School District #10” to replace [Name of District] on page 2, 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: Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
Discussed North Star School Loan Forgiveness Application/program provisions; reviewed tuition agreement for North Star student to attend Williston Public School and Grand Forks Public School approval of open enrollment application from North Star student. Reviewed discussion topics covered at Emergency Planning Meeting including lockdown procedures, school administration of Narcan in case of opioid overdose, and School Resource Officers; visitor Sherry Walters presented information to the board on Narcan administration and Bob Kennedy presented possible options for law officer presence in the school; March 5th storm day will be made up on April 2nd; increase in pre-school grant funding requires revenue budget revision; technology equipment purchases to be covered by erate application will be ordered April 1st; notification received from NDDPI of North compliance with performance indicators evaluated on the Annual Performance Report .
MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters, to approve the tuition agreement for North Star high school student to attend Williston Public School District. MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to increase the FY18 ECE grant revenue by $14,000 to a total of $28,000 and the total general fund revenue budget to $3,661,038.24 . MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote: Kennedy-yes, Nicholas-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Jorde absent).
Old Business: Update on bus repairs; Long Term Planning Meeting set for April 18 at 7 p.m. in room 101; filing deadline for school board candidacy is April 9th.
New Business: Downspout ice jams caused roof leaks; Tecta American will evaluate roof condition later this spring/summer; teacher contracts to be issued no later than April 16th to be returned by April 30th; negotiations for administrative contracts and ancillary staff wage increase determination to be held after April board meeting (John Peters, Todd Oakland, Bob Kennedy are on negotiating committee).
Next meeting set for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (regular board meeting) and 7:00 pm (Long Term Planning meeting).