January 14, 2014

LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT #19
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 14, 2014

ATTENDANCE: On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 President Rory Lien called the board meeting of the Lisbon School District #19 to order at 6:30 p.m. Members present were Rory Lien, Mark Qual, Tim Mairs, Liz Anderson and Matt Webb. Also in attendance were Supt. Steven Johnson, HS Principal Adair, Elem. Principal Meckle, Lori Lyons, and guests Dan Rood, Kraig Steinhoff, Alison Kempel and Terri Barta.

CONSENT AGENDA: Mairs moved, seconded by Qual to approve the established agenda, minutes of the December 11, 2013 board meeting, bills list and finance reports. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PRINCIPALS REPORTS: previously submitted to board. Mrs. Meckle noted on needed increase for supplemental services in the Title I program and that LPS had advertised for an aide position for the 4th grade, pending this board meeting. Discussion was held.
– Qual moved, seconded by Mairs to approve administration hiring of a part-time aide for the 4th grade class for this fiscal year. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
Adair reported in more detail on career explorations and career education opportunities for the high school students.

BOARD REPORTS: Lien reported the activities committee met and did some brain storming of ideas ~ they will meet again and report in February.

GUESTS: were welcomed. Dan Rood, Director and Kraig Steinhoff, Asst Director of the SE Region Career & Tech Center gave presentation on this past year and new proposed enhancements for the Career & Tech Center – including Agricultural and Hi-Tech departments in Lisbon.

SUPT. REPORT: Mr. Johnson reported on the following: Freedom Resource Center will be having an open house on January 23 from 2-4 at their new Lisbon location 701 Main Street Lisbon. The Freedom Resource Center is a disability rights organization that serves people with any disability at any age; No classes on Monday January 20 with all teachers having Professional Development starting at 8:30; he will be attending the NDASA and NDHSAA Conferences in Bismarck on January 26-28; The school cancellation on January 6th does not need to be made up as our school day is longer than required; LPS now has eFunds and Payroll Weblink on our website. Parents can pay their childrenÕs lunch bills online by credit card or electronic check, and with Payroll Weblink all staff members can retrieve payroll information online including copies of pay stubs, W-2Õs, leave, etc.; Lori will have the State auditors here during the week of January 20-24; We will work on tentative budget projections for 2014-2015; Administration would like to issue teaching contracts on Monday March 3, 2014; and the Negotiation Committee of the school board should start talking to the administration, business manager, secretaries, food service, custodians, aides and bus drivers to secure their positions for next year.

CAPITAL PROJECTS: Mr. Johnson reported we have some rough estimates on the kitchen, but due to the cost we need to hire an engineer and bid out the project. Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to approve HockenbergÕs as engineer design and preparing bid specifications work in the amount of $3500. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CALENDAR 2014-15: A draft of the 2014-15 school calendar was reviewed. It will be put out to staff for comments.

JH TRACK: Mairs moved, seconded by Anderson to approve recommendations and hire Joe Gerding and Patricia Schmit as junior high track coach and issue contracts with pay per negotiated agreement. Approved by unanimous roll call vote

POLICIES:

– The policy committee met and reviewed the policies received from the NDSBA Policy Services. 1st reading of the policies was held (list available upon request).

– Qual moved, seconded by Webb to rescind the following policies: DBF – Supervision of Instructional Staff; DBM/LACB – Student Teachers; FBFA – Transfers and Withdrawals; and FHCC – Dress Code as recommended by the NDSBA Policy Services. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

AMEND BUDGET: Anderson moved, seconded by Qual to approve the additional expenditures and revenue in the amount of $10,923.07 for the Title I Elementary and MS Program Improvement Programs which were approved. The funds will be used for summer school. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

Mrs. Meckle reported we are servicing more students than expected through the One-One Learning tutoring. As in the past, we only budgeted 10% of the possible 20% Title I budget for those supplemental services. An additional $7078.25 funds are needed to complete the tutoring services for students currently using the One-One Learning.
– Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to approve the use of regular general fund monies to continue with the tutoring of the students with One-One Learning and amend budget accordingly in the amount of $7100. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

BOARD MEETING: Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to change the board meeting to Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30 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
1/14/2014
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President