August 12, 2014

LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT #19                                                                                                  
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 12, 2014

ATTENDANCE:  On Tuesday, August 12, 2014 President Rory Lien called the board meeting of the Lisbon School District #19 to order at 7:30 p.m.  Members present were Rory Lien, Mark Qual, Liz Anderson and Brent Dick.  Member absent was Matt Webb.  Also in attendance were Supt. Steven Johnson, HS Principal Adair, Elem. Principal Meckle, Lori Lyons and guest Terri Barta, Gazette.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Dick moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the established agenda, minutes of the July 8, 2014 board meeting, bills list and finance reports.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PRINCIPALS REPORTS:  Meckle and Adair both reported on open houses being held in the next weeks, fall activity practices starting, and estimated enrollment based on those registered so far.

BOARD REPORTS:  Dick and Principal Adair reported the county has received a grant of $120,000 and are working with county group representatives and organizations from Ransom County on setting up an Alcohol Abuse program.  Anderson reported she had been questioned if the School District was going to name the track complex, and Rory commented on an article regarding STEM and higher need for it at lower grade levels.

GUESTS:  were welcomed.

SUPT. REPORT:  Mr. Johnson reported LisbonÕs FFA did very well at the Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo leading the SE with $4,272 in Premiums, and they also had a good State Fair in Minot with $7677 of Premiums which put them in 3rd place out of the 11 SE schools;  attended the South Valley Annual School Board meeting on July 9 and the regional SEEC on July 22 in Gwinner; SEEC is preparing to complete their Strategic Plan and were meeting with area administrators to help with their plan;  Auction in July was very successful of the commercial kitchen equipment and surplus school items; and August has already proved to be very busy with a lot of changes in staff, students, and building projects.  All school registration was held  on the 7th and 8th, but should have a better handle on classesÕ schedules, bus routes, and enrollments after it is completed;  Fall sports activities have started; and staff in-service days have been scheduled for August 19-21.  And invited school board members and staff to the all staff picnic and barbeque on Thursday August 21 at noon.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:  Mr. Johnson reported the construction project is on schedule, and most of the equipment should arrive on the 13th and the damaged equipment will be shipped direct from the manufacturing company and arrive by the 20th.

PAYMENT REQUESTS:

Swanberg Construction: Qual moved, seconded by Anderson to approve payment to Swanberg Construction in the amount of $41,670.00.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

Bakkegard & Schell:  Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve payment to Backkegard & Schell in the amount of $33,961.50. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

Hi-Line Electric:  Qual moved, seconded by Dick to approve payment to Hi-Line Electric in the amount of $14,380.34.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

Foss Architecture:  Dick moved, seconded by Qual to approve payment to Foss Architecture & Interiors in the amount of $3247.25 for July services.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

A&R Roofing:  Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve final payment to A&R Roofing in the amount of $10,688.00. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

TITLE I IMPROVEMENT:  Mr. Johnson reported the approval of the Elementary and Middle School Improvement grants in the amount of $10,000 each.  Meckle reported these funds have been used to hire staff to help individual students in reading in the respective buildings, but with the large reduction funds will only cover a small percentage.  The additional staff working with these students has helped them make AYP and improved reading scores.

Approval:  Dick moved, seconded by Qual to approve the Elementary and Middle School Title I Improvement grants for 2014-15 in the amount of $10,000 each.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

Contracts:  Dick moved, seconded by Qual to offer .5 fte contracts to Cathy Boughton and Jodie Froemke for 2014-15 for the Title I Improvement with pay per negotiated agreement.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CONSOLIDATED BUDGET:  Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve the Title Consolidated Budget application for 2014-15.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PERSONNEL: 

CONTRACT:  Qual moved, seconded by Dick to approve the 2014-15 contract of Emma Meyer in the amount of $36,470.00 with benefits per negotiated agreement.

RESIGNATION:  Qual moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the resignation of Kristine Johnson with regrets.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CONTRACT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve the 2014-15 contract of Randi Lindemann in the amount of $40,700.00 with benefits per negotiated agreement.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CONTRACT:   Dick moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the 2014-15 contract of Tayelor Rufsvold in the amount of $36,000.00 with benefits per negotiated agreement.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CLASS ADVISORS:   Qual moved, seconded by Dick to issue contracts to the following for class advisors for 2014-15:  Jane Overmoe, Tayelor Rufsvold, Jacob Denault and Stacy Schimming.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

NC EMPLOYEES:  Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve Julie Schlecht and Deb Thompson as cooks with pay of $11.00 per hour.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

POWER TO HIRE:  Qual moved, seconded by Dick to give Supt. Johnson power to hire currently vacated classified staff positions for 2014-15.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

POLICY MEMBERSHIP:  Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve the Policy Maintenance and Policy Services Membership for 2014-15 in the amount of $1500.00.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

POLICIES:  Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve and re-affirm new code on policy DCAA – Compensation Policy Licensed Staff; and approve policy DDAA – Family & Medical Leave, waiving the second reading.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

NO CHARGE TUITION:  Qual moved, seconded by Dick to approve the no charge tuition agreement with the North Sargent District for 2014-15.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

OPEN ENROLLMENT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Qual to approve the open enrollment form with the Milnor School district for two (2) students to attend Lisbon Public Schools due to a physical move.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

BUDGET & CERTIFICATE OF LEVY:  The proposed budget for 2014-15 was reviewed.  Qual moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the 2014-15 General Fund Budget in the amount of $7,094,521; Special Reserve Fund – $26,250, Building Funds – $309,500, Debt Service Funds – $43,696, Food Service Fund – $306,951, Activity Fund – $197,456, and the Trust & Agency Fund – $14,500 for Grand Total Budget of $7,992,874; and approve the certificate of levy for the following amounts:  General Fund Property Tax Levy – $975,000, Miscellaneous Fund Levy – $188,000, Special Reserve Levy – $47,000, Building Fund Levy – $314,000, and the Sinking & Interest Levy – $31,000 for Total Amount of $1,555,000 Taxes Levied.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE:  Anderson moved, seconded by Qual to approve the 2014-15 Certificate of Compliance.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

GILBERT SCHOOL DISTRICT:  Mr. Johnson reported that we have been informed of small parcels of land in the Bale Township have a cloud on the title due to land transactions back in 1901 where the parcels of land were given to the Gilbert School District.  As Lisbon School District is the successor district, they are requesting release of the land to the adjoining land owners.

Qual moved, seconded by Dick the Lisbon School District, as successor district to the Gilbert School District, deed the parcels of land to the adjoining land owners.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

BOARD MEETING:   Qual moved, seconded by Dick to change the board meeting to Wednesday, September 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the high school conference room.   Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

HEARING:  Dick moved, seconded by Qual to hold the Property Tax Levy Increase Notices and Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school commons.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

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Date
Lori B. Lyons
Business Manager
8/12/2014

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President