August 13, 2013

LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT #19
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 13, 2013

ATTENDANCE: On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Vice-President Qual called the board meeting of the Lisbon School District #19 to order at 7:30 p.m. Members present were Mark Qual, Tim Mairs, Liz Anderson and Matt Webb. Member absent was Rory Lien. Also in attendance were Supt. Steven Johnson, HS Principal Adair, Elem. Principal Meckle, Lori Lyons, LyDell Mairs and guests Ron Carlson and Terri Barta, Ransom County Gazette.

CONSENT AGENDA: Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to approve the established agenda, minutes of the July 10, 2013 board meeting, bills list and finance reports. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PRINCIPALS REPORTS: Mrs. Meckle reported on workshop trainings this summer including Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), PD360, and representative from Reading Wonders ~ the new elementary reading series trained staff on instructional materials. Mr. Adair also reported workshops attending including PLC conference in July, CPI and the PD360; and that fall sports are in process of starting practices and we have one JH football coach position to fill yet.

GUESTS: were welcomed.

SUPT. REPORT: Mr. Johnson reported on the following: Central office is busy getting ready for the start of school ~ emphasis in Staffing/HR, Budget, Training and Professional Development, Facility management and summer construction projects, and ensuring that materials/supplies are arriving to distributed before school starts. Gave update on the construction projects with Track – mainly done except for the installation of the bleachers which is scheduled for September 3rd, HS science lab tables, shop ventilation and elementary flooring is done, and the Bus Garage project still in process. He also reported on training attended by LPS staff including Power School Training, Career and Tech Ed Workshop, Crisis Prevention In-service, NDHSAA Administrative meeting, K-6 reading in-service, Website Calendar workshop for office staff, PD360, ND Food Service and then reviewed the agenda for the Teacher In-service Workshops August 20th – 22nd.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

DUAL SPORTS: Committee member Mairs reported he and Rory had met with Amy Lyons, John Monilaws, and Pat Adair to discuss the Dual Sports Program proposed. Numerous scenarios and options were discussed by the committee, and consensus was to leave the current policy as it is. Discussion was held. Anderson moved to allow dual sports and approve the proposed program ~ died to a lack of second.

NEW BUSINESS:

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

Payment Requests:

– Mairs moved, seconded by Anderson to approve payments of $104,490 to ParaÕs Contracting and $26,555 to Dakota Fence. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

– Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to approve payment of $2076.00 to J&K Seamless Inc. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE: Mairs moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the 2013-14 Annual Certificate of Compliance for the Lisbon Public Schools. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CONSOLIDATED BUDGET: Title I and Title IIA budgets were reviewed. Webb moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the 2013-14 Consolidated Application. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

ELEM/MS IMPROVEMENT FUNDS: Meckle reported she has been officially notified the Title I Improvement Grants in the amount of $9808 each for the elementary and middle school have been accepted. 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.

Anderson moved, seconded by Mairs to offer .5 fte contracts to Mary Ford and Cathy Boughton for 2013-14 with pay per negotiated agreement. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

ELEM CONTRACT: Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to approve the 2013-14 teaching contract of Kori Knipple in the amount of $35,970 and C squad volleyball coach in the amount of $2380 plus benefits per negotiated agreement. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

FOOD SERVICE: Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to approve Jennifer Hehn as Food Service Administrative Assistant at $11.75 per hour plus applicable benefits. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PARK BOARD: Mairs moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the 2013-14 agreement with the Lisbon Park Board for the football field in the amount of $1500. Approved by unanimous roll call vote

BUDGET & TAX LEVY: The proposed budget for 2013-14 was reviewed. Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to approve the 2013-14 General Fund Budget in the amount of $6,946,126.00 and Levy of the following amounts for 2013: General Fund – $869,990, Special Reserve Levy – $43,500, Building Fund – $290,000.00, and Asbestos Bonding – $29,000 for total amount of $1,232,490.00. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

NO-CHARGE TUITION: Mairs moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the no-charge tuition agreement with the North Sargent School District for K student. Approved by unanimous roll call vote

NO-CHARGE TUITION: Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to approve the no-charge tuition agreement with the Enderlin Area School District for two students. Approved by unanimous roll call vote

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to change the board meeting to Wednesday, September 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the high school conference room. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

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Lori B. Lyons
Business Manager
8/13/2013
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President