September 10, 2014

LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT #19
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

TAX LEVY HEARING:   was held in the HS conference room at 7:00 p.m.  Board members present were Mark Qual, Liz Anderson, and Brent Dick.  Also in attendance were Steven Johnson and Terri Barta, Ransom Co. Gazette.  Mr. Johnson reviewed the law requiring the hearing, the letter sent out to taxpayers who received notice of an assessment increase as required by NDCC 57-15-09, calculation of the Zero Increase Mills – Valuation and Levy Information and a history of levies and mills of the Lisbon School District for the past 7 years. Six community members attended the hearing.  Questions included:  ÒWhere is the additional money being used from the raised levy? Ò, ÒHow much increase will there be in the taxes on an average home in the Lisbon District? Ò  Adjourned at 7:25 p.m. 

ATTENDANCE:  On Wednesday, September 10, 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, Pamela Hoistad and guests, Allison Kempel, Terri Barta, LyDell Mairs, Sebastian Erfelt, and Ben Zahrbock.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Mark moved, seconded by Liz to approve the established agenda, minutes of the August 12, 2014 board meeting, bills list and finance reports.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PRINCIPALS REPORTS:  previously submitted to board. Mrs. Meckle reported on that the grant received from the state to run the Gearing up for Kindergarten has been limited on a state basis and we will only be able to run one session unless the school district would like to fund the second session.  Mr. Adair reported on the summer school enrollment numbers, upcoming events, and Super Region AD meeting.

BOARD REPORTS:  Mark Qual reported on the SRCTC meeting he attended.  Caitlin Holm received the NDACTE Award and will completion the national award.

GUESTS:  were welcomed.

SUPT. REPORT:  Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Johnson reported that on the bus accident the morning of Tuesday, September 9th. Fall reports are being submitted to DPI such as calendar, MIS01, MIS02, MIS03, PERS, and Federal Consolidated Application.  These reports must be submitted by due dates.  August 28 enrollment has the Lisbon school district at 619 students, which is up from 605 last year at the same time.  Most of our bus drivers attended their mandatory bus driverÕs workshop on Wednesday August 27 in Gwinner. Mrs. Meckle and Dr. Johnson attended a planning meeting on Tuesday September 2 for the Ransom County School Emergency Exercise scheduled for Lisbon High School on October 1.  The emergency exercise will be a joint simulation with schools, law enforcement, fire department, emergency medical, hospital, and other county agencies involved.  The funding for this exercise is provided by a federal grant written in cooperation between three southeastern counties.  On Wednesday September 10, Dr. Johnson had meeting with South Valley Special Education and a joint meeting of South Valley and Rural Cass Special Education.  Today Dr. Johnson attended a meeting with the newly formed Super Region I made up of all school from districts I and II playing BB, GBB and VB.  The first administrative meeting of the year for SEEC is on September 11 in Valley City.

NEW BUSINESS:

GEARING UP FOR KINDGARTEN:  Liz moved, seconded by Brent to fund a second session for Gear Up for Kindergarten if there is demand for it.  It will be an estimated additional $ 6,000 that the State Grant will not cover. The grants were cut by the State.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

PAYMENT REQUESTS: Mark moved, seconded by Liz to approve payments to: Swanberg Construction in the amount of $176,746.50, Bakkegard & Schell in the amount of $19,601.40, Hi-Line Electric in the amount of $15,507.66, Foss Architecture & Interiors in the amount of $2,728.96 for August services.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CONTRACTS:  Brent moved, seconded by Liz to approve the .5 fte contracts of Jodie Froemke – $24,150 and Cathy Boughton – $25,150 plus benefits per negotiated agreement.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

ACTIVITY CONTRACTS: Mark moved, seconded by Liz to approve the following extra-curricular / activity contracts for 2014-15:  Jane Overmoe – $65.00 Class 2015 Advisor; Stacy Schimming – $30 Class 2018 Advisor; Tayelor Rufsvold – $65 Class 2015 Advisor; Jacob Denault – $30 Class 2018 Advisor; Sherri Surerus – $500 Student Council; and Ginger Louden – $2210 Speech Advisor.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

CLASSIFIED STAFF:  Liz moved, seconded by Mark to approve the following classified staff for 2014-15:  Food service – Bev Dick – $11.00 and Brenda Dick – $10.50; Library Aide – Courtney Qual – $12.00; Special Ed Para – Kristi Freeberg – $10.50; and Maintenance – Tatum Fraase – $11.75 Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

NO-CHARGE:  Liz moved, seconded by Brent to approve the no-charge tuition agreement with the Enderlin Area School District for a 3rd grader to attend Lisbon school.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

NO-CHARGE:  Mark moved, seconded by Liz to approve the no-charge tuition agreement with the Enderlin Area School District for a K and 3rd grader to attend Lisbon school.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  Liz moved, seconded by Brent to change the board meeting to October 13, 2014 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

Pamela Hoistad
Sub Business Mgr.
9/10/2014

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President