January 13, 2015

LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT #19
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 13, 2015

ATTENDANCE: On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Vice-President Mark Qual called the board meeting of the Lisbon School District #19 to order at 7:30 p.m. Members present were Mark Qual, Liz Anderson, Matt Webb and Brent Dick. Member absent was Rory Lien. Also in attendance were Supt. Steven Johnson, Elem. Principal Meckle, Lori Lyons, and guests Gary Mairs and Terri Barta.

CONSENT AGENDA: Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to approve the established agenda, minutes of the December 9, 2014 board meeting, bills list and finance reports. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PRINCIPALS REPORTS: previously submitted to board. Mrs. Meckle reported further on the recycling issue will be at a cost of approx. $54/month for 3 bins that will be handled by the teachers / students; and reported on the usage of the approved reallocated Title I monies.

– Recycling: Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve the recycling project for the Lisbon Schools. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

BOARD REPORTS: Dick requested information on cumulative statistics for percentage of students failing classes after completion of the 1st semester. Veteran board members commented on what information they already or will receive. Dr. Johnson will talk with HS Principal Adair. Dick also reported the healthy lifestyle will be holding a meeting tomorrow hitting on 4 main areas of the alcohol and drug abuse. Mr. Johnson commented that both he and Mr. Adair have worked with Chelsey Jones on programs and resources available.

GUESTS: were welcomed.

CORRESPONDENCE: Thank you from the Hoistad family was received for the flower sent in memory of PamelaÕs father; and a letter from the Paul Ptacek Family thanking the staff and administration for exceptional work done for their children.

SUPT. REPORT: Dr. Johnson reported on the following: NDDPI School Approval Monitoring found all of our schools in compliance. Due to resignations, Mrs. Meckle is working on filling the MS special education aide and elementary recess aide positions. State Board of High Education has approved new admissions index, which will go into effect fall of 2016. Mr. Adair and Mrs. Zahrbock will communicate those new admission requirements to our students and parents during registration for the 2015-2016 school term and are also posted on the schoolsÕ website. The facilities are continued to be scheduled for use by our community, including another ASL course in our ITV room and a photography class on Wednesday nights. Administration is concerned about the latest of our new State Assessment announcement, as we did not receive notice of the contractor selected or the training schedule for staff until Christmas break. It will be mid-January before we will receive training and schedules of activities and products. The administration of the test is scheduled for March of 2015, and of course all these materials and training come with a price tag. The Middle SchoolÕs Program Improvement provisions requires supplemental education services, as we received notice before Christmas break that our schoolÕs supplemental educational services has been selected for monitoring. The Milk Scholarship program, Athletic Department and the Music Department have been awarded grants from the Lisbon Community Endowment Fund. SEEC held an administrative meeting via video conference on January 8th, South Valley school board will be meeting on Wednesday, no classes on Monday January 19 for Martin Luther King Day ~ faculty will have professional development, and he will be attending the winter conference on January 25th – 27th which will focus on the current legislative session, curriculum, and new eligibility rules for NDHSAA and professional development. He will be tracking and sending out weekly reports on K-12 legislation throughout the session.

Dr. JohnsonÕs abstract from his dissertation was selected by Global Education ReviewÕs themed issue on Rural Education. He has been invited to submit a full manuscript for peer review and is very excited for being selected for this professional opportunity.

CAPITAL PJT: Dick moved, seconded by Webb to approve final payment to Bakkegard & Schell in the amount of $2819.10. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

POLICY: Webb moved, seconded by Anderson to rescind the version of policy ABCC – Wellness dated before the December 9, 2014 version. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CLASS ADVISORS: Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve contracts of Catlin Holm and Allison Orr as class advisors for 2014-15 with pay per negotiated agreement. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

ACADEMIC CALENDER 2015-16: Two drafts were reviewed and presented to the school board. They will be put out for comments.

BUS BIDS: Gary Mairs reviewed the bus conditions and recommendations for the bid specs. Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to call for bids for a 2015 or newer with bids due by Friday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

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Lori B. Lyons
Business Manager
1/13/2015
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President