May 12, 2015

LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT #19
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MAY 12, 2015

ATTENDANCE: On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 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, Matt Webb and Brent Dick. Also in attendance were Supt. Steven Johnson, HS Principal Adair, Elem. Principal Meckle, Lori Lyons and guests Alison Kempel, and Terri Barta.

CONSENT AGENDA: Qual moved, seconded by Webb to approve the established agenda, minutes of the April 7, 2015 board meeting, bills list and finance reports. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PRINCIPALS REPORTS: previously submitted to board. Mrs. Meckle reported the Title I staff and school improvement team is busy working on Title I grants for next year, and administration is discussing the option of asking for reconfiguration of AYP that is currently available. Mr. Adair submitted the two nominations that he received for ÒHall of FameÓ for 2015.

HALL OF FAME: Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve the nominations of Roger Hamre and Ken Berntson for 2015 Hall of Fame. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

GUESTS: were welcomed.

CORRESPONDENCE: A letter from ND School Boards Assoc. on supported bills from 2015 Legislative Session summary was reviewed; and notification from ND Dept. of Health the Clean Diesel Grant application has been denied.

SUPT. REPORT: Supt. Johnson reported on the following: attended the FFA Banquet and congratulated Mrs. Holm and our local Chapter for their successful year; he has been named to the VCSU Business DepartmentÕs advisory committee representing education; the food service department received a fruit & vegetable grant for next year in the amount of $11,500; attended the Tri-College Education Job Fair on April 27th at MSUM as LPS is currently advertising for 7-12 Math and a HS Special Education instructor; he and Mrs. Meckle attended DPIÕs Administrative Regional meetings where ND Supt. Baesler and ND Title staff were there all day. There are a lot of changes with little or no increases in $ to help meet those requirements. LHS hosted two presentations by States Attorney Fallon Kelly on ÒHost LiabilityÓ on May 6th with one in the morning for our high school students and staff and another at 6:00 for the public; Reviewed a summary of the 2015 Legislature; pointed out that LPS needs to talk about the excessive loss of school time for our students and our staff, have a conversation to find ways to increase academic performance and reduce the number of classes missed by our staff and students. He has directed administration to start discussions with the staff on reducing loss of class time. And important upcoming events as we end the school year include Awards night 7:00 HS Commons May 19th, Last Day of School May 22nd dismissing at 2:00 pm. and Graduation Ceremony in the Gymnasium on Sunday May 24th at 2:00 pm.

RESIGNATION: Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve with regrets the resignation of Jacob Denault. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Dick moved, seconded by Anderson to approve Jodie Froemke, Cathy Boughton and Marie Fiechtner as Title I summer school with pay of $30 per hour; and Joseph Gerding for high school class supervisor at rate of $25.00 per hour for 2015. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CONTRACTS: Qual moved, seconded by Webb to approve the contracts of Brittney Bunn – $36,470, Emily Stibbe – $36,000.00, and Alexie Adair – $40,050.00 for 2015-16 with benefits per negotiated agreement. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

POLICIES: 1st reading of several policies was held (attached).

– RESCIND: Webb moved, seconded by Dick to rescind the following policies that were replaced by a new version: FFI – Student Use of Electronic Devices and HCAA – Purchasing Agent. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

– REAFFIRM: Dick moved, seconded by Webb to reaffirm the following new policy descriptor codes: DEAE – Occupational Safety (was DEAF); DGAA – Teacher Grievance Procedure (was DGA); and DGGA – Professional Development Plan (was DHBA). Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

FEDERAL PROGRAMS: Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve Dr. Steven Johnson as the Authorized Agent for Title I & II and Elinor Meckle as the Title I Contact. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 8:26 p.m. Anderson moved, seconded by Qual to go into executive session to discuss negotiation strategies per NDCC 44-04-19.2.

– Member Webb left the meeting – conflict of interest NDCC 44-04-22
– Board reconvened in open session at 9:35 pm.
– Member Webb returned to the meeting.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to hold the June board meeting on Monday, June 15th at 6:00 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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Date
Lori B. Lyons
Business Manager
5/12/2015

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President