LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT #19
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MARCH 10, 2015
ATTENDANCE: On Tuesday, March 10, 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 Ben Zahrbock, Alison Kempel, and Terri Barta.
CONSENT AGENDA: Dick moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the established agenda, minutes of the February 10, 2015 board meeting, bills list and finance reports. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
PRINCIPALS REPORTS: previously submitted to board. Mrs. Meckle also reported further on NWEA scores, and Gearing up for Middle School program. The program was covered by a SEEC grant last year, but is not available. Trista Ziegleman, MS counselor felt it was a helpful transition for the 5th graders and estimated the cost to be approx. $1000.
– Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to continue supporting the Gearing Up for MS Program and to have it included in budget. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
Mr. Adair reported further on the estimated participants for track, and on the issue of consistency of grading system and how the staff felt. Discussion was held.
GUESTS: were welcomed.
SUPT. REPORT: Dr. Johnson report was previously submitted, and reported further on the following:
AYP, Title I weighted units, legislative session is back to work – at break the current funding formula for the biennium has LPS receiving a 6% increase in the first year and 2% increase in the second; will be hosting another Legislative Forum on April 5th; Clean Diesel grant was submitted; teacher and administrative evaluations are complete; Annual Kiwanis Honors Banquet is scheduled for March 17th and reported on sessions and thanked the board for allowing Dr. Johnson to attend the National AASA Conference.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Mr. Johnson reported he only received 9 comments from parents and staff with nearly an even split on whether to have a spring p/t conference day. Discussion was held. Dick moved, seconded by Qual to approve Draft 2 which includes a spring p/t conference day. Academic calendar for 2015-16 will start on Monday, August 31st and end on Friday, May 27th. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
POLICIES: Anderson moved, seconded by Qual that after the second reading, the following policies were approved with changes as suggested by the NDSBA Policy Services: Wellness Policy – ABCC; Bullying Policy – ACEA; Compensation and Expenses for Board Members – BDD; Education of Pregnant and Parenting Students – FDD; Student Educational Records – FGA; English Language Learners – GABAA; and Food Services – IB. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
OPEN ENROLLMENTS: Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to approve the open enrollment applications of Lexi and Aubrey Aaland, Alexander Leach, Meadow Malone, Lane Bunn, Addison Wall, and Aiden Larson. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
DRIVERS ED: Webb moved, seconded by Qual to approve Kim Mark as Drivers Ed Instructor for 2015 with classroom pay of $2944.30 and Behind the Wheel at $22 per hour. Student fees for the class will stay the same at $125 and $400 for students taking the course for a 2nd time or out-of-district students. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
JH TRACK: Adair previously reported on estimated participants. Qual moved, seconded by Dick to give Mr. Adair authorization to hire the 4th JH Track coach per negotiated agreement if needed. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
LUNCH PRICES: Discussion was held on prices and USDA recommendations to get lunch prices closer to reimbursement rates.
FEDERAL FUNDS: The Federal ESEA funding bill has been stalled in Congress. Qual moved, seconded by Webb that due to the Òuncertainty of Federal FundsÓ have Mr. Johnson seek agreements to reduction-in-force for those part-time teachers. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
PLEDGE OF SECURITIES: Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to approve the pledge of securities as submitted by Bremer Bank. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
SUPT. EVALUATION: was reviewed. Webb moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the Superintendent Evaluation of Dr. Steven L. Johnson dated March 2015. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS: Qual moved, seconded by Dick to offer principal contracts to Elinor Meckle and Patrick Adair for 2015-16 with details to be negotiated at a later date. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Member Matt Webb declared a conflict of interest per NDCC 44-04-22
for any negotiation items.
BOARDS NOTICE OF RECOGNITION: Qual moved, seconded by Anderson that the school board, after investigation of the petition filed by the Lisbon Education Associating requesting that said organization be recognized as the representative organization for the previously recognized Appropriate negotiating unit, has determined that the Education Association does represent a majority of the persons within that unit and recognizes the Education Association as the exclusive representative organization for a minimum of one year beginning August 1, 2015. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.
At 8:45 pm Anderson moved, seconded by Qual to go into executive session per NDCC 44-04-19-2 to discuss negotiation strategy. Member Webb left the meeting.
Board reconvened at 9:20 pm. Member Webb returned to the meeting.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Anderson moved, seconded by Dick to change the board meeting to Tuesday, April 7, 2015 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.
Lori B. Lyons