Board Minutes

711, 2017

October 2017 Board Meeting

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

3 OCTOBER 2017

MINUTES

Chairman Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Austin Hughes, Nancy Keeton and Julie Tikka. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent, JoAnna Massie – trustee designate to be, Jen Johnson – 2nd grade Teacher and Melissa Potts – 1st grade teacher.

Minutes: Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the minutes of the 7 September 2017 meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos presented report. Statement of Expenditure for October was presented. A letter from MTPEC to Superintendent Arntzen was referenced regarding possible further budget cuts. Jack Eggensperger stated he does not anticipate any further cuts to school districts. All board members have been signed up for MTSBA MTSUIP 2017 Back-to-School Legal Primer video workshop available for viewing 6 October – 10 October.

Principal – Tami Ward presented report. Student Enrollment is currently 87. We are being audited for our Title I and II programs and funds. Options for improving our Internet connection are being explored. Building Maintenance: trees have been trimmed and lots of odds and ends fixed around the school. Northwest Educational Cooperative: This year we will do a science curriculum review. Crossroads: The K-2 program is up and running. Special Education Cooperative: next meeting is set for October 26th. Safety/Playground: new slide has been installed; benches to be replaced; estimates for a new keypad entry system for the 2nd and 3rd grade building are being done; teachers and staff met to practice lockdown drills; we are working with the Sheriff’s Department to set up intruder training for the staff. Smarter Balanced Scores: our school placed fourth in the State for ELA and math. Mindset for Learning: focus this month is persistence.

Staff – Jen Johnson, 2nd grade teacher reported. Teachers are planning upcoming field trips to enhance learning including Skype Virtual Field trips. Combined art classes are starting off successful.

Safety – Tami Ward reported in her Principal report.

Information Items:

  • Asbestos Inspection Report form was distributed and reviewed. No significant changes since our last inspection.
  • Alarm System Call List Update: An update to our alarm response call list was passed around.
  • 2015-2016 Audit Report: Tammy Bartos reported that she and auditor are working on finalizing reports and adjustments. The official report will be available at the next board meeting.

Policies: In order to include the soon to be new trustee in all action items, Board Chair Matt Hartle moved the policy item to after the appointment of a new trustee.

Consideration of Action Items:

  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka seconded to declare a vacant trustee position due to Jeff Sullivan moving out of the district and to fill the vacancy by appointment. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the appointment of JoAnna Massie as trustee. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve policy 3431 STUDENTS – Emergency Treatment as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Pasture Lease Agreement – discussion only, tabled until next month.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Make-up Days as presented – June 8th will be a full day, June 11th will be added to the school calendar as a full day and June 12th will be added to the calendar as an early out at 1:30 p.m. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the resolution to not reschedule one pupil-instruction day because of an unforeseen emergency (per MCA 20-9-806). Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve hiring substitutes from the County Superintendent of Schools list for school year 2017-2018. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to waive the fee for occasional bus riders – occasional defined as no more than once a month. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and JoAnna Massie seconded to approve the transportation contract as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and JoAnna Massie seconded to acknowledge receipt of the attendance agreements for students living in the Creston School District and attending elsewhere. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the attendance agreement of a student choosing Creston School District as district of placement. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Gym & School Grounds use request(s) – nil.

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims: The Board approved all claims for August & October 2017.

Next Meeting(s) Date:

  • 7 November 2017 at 7:30 am. (Austin Hughes will not be in attendance – work.)

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tammy Bartos                                             Matt Hartle

District Clerk                                                 Chairman

 

310, 2017

September 2017 Board Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

7 SEPTEMBER 2017

MINUTES

Chairman Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Nancy Keeton and Julie Tikka. (Austin Hughes & Jeff Sullivan both had other obligations.) Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal and Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Jen Johnson – Teacher.

Minutes: Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the minutes of the 15 August 2017 meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos presented report. Statement of Expenditure for September was presented. MTSBA MTSUIP 2017 Back-to-School Legal Primer information was given.

Principal – Tami Ward presented report. Student Enrollment is currently 92. Science CRT results: 80% of 4th graders were at or above benchmark. Principal Goals were presented. Health & Safety Committee will meet twice a month. Building Maintenance: sidewalks are being repaired, stained and sealed. Mindset for Learning: focus this month is empathy. Northwest Montana Administrator Association: ESSA and budget concerns were discussed. Special Education Cooperative: we have a new Occupational Therapist this year.

Staff – Jen Johnson, 2nd grade teacher reported. Teachers attended literacy and math conferences prior to school beginning. All teachers are using the Responsive Classroom model and it has been a success; it is meaningful and uses common language for all teachers and students.

Playground – Tami Ward reported. Inspection was completed 8/8/17 and any issues are being taken care of.

Consideration of Action Items:

  • Julie Tikka explored a bike/walk path from the school to Many Lakes Entrance, it appears it would require someone or an organized group to pursue this as funding from the county, state or other government is unlikely. Discussion only, no motion made.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the Student Privacy Statement and Staff/Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka Keeton seconded to approve the Disposition of abandoned, obsolete and undesirable property resolution as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Records Disposal – Tammy Bartos will work on this at a later date, no motion needed.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the AED Policies, Procedures and Forms as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the Safety Manual and Policies as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the Substitute Teacher List as present. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to accept the Transportation Contracts as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the out of district attendance agreements with Creston as the district of choice as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the gym use agreements by the Stan Uskoski Family and Flathead Valley Football-4th graders as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims: The Board approved all claims for September 2017.

Next Meeting(s) Date:

  • 3 October 2017 at 7:30 am.

Meeting adjourned at 8:18 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tammy Bartos                                                 Matt Hartle

District Clerk                                                                Chairman

709, 2017

August 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

15 AUGUST 2017

MINUTES

Chairman Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:33 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Austin Hughes, Nancy Keeton and Julie Tikka. (Jeff Sullivan was at work.) Also in attendance were: Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent, Tami Ward – Principal and Tammy Bartos – District Clerk.

Minutes: Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the minutes of the 6 June 2017 meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos presented report. BMS accounts were reconciled with the County Treasurer for June. The summer months have been busy with end of year transactions, TFS and Budget preparations. Infinite Campus/AIM has been set up to take attendance – this will allow for easier reporting to OPI. Board Meeting Agenda Format Updates per MTSBA recommendations were explained. Due to auditor scheduling conflicts the FY16 audit has not yet been completed – estimated completion is August 31st.

Principal – Tami Ward presented report. Student Enrollment is currently 94. Smarter Balanced Test Results: 83% of students tested were at/above benchmark in English Language Arts (compared to 87% last year); and in math, 75% of students tested were at/above benchmark (compared to 86% last year). Discipline Program: we will be using the Responsive Classroom philosophy as our whole school discipline. Safety Training: working to ensure all areas of our building are safe and would pass an inspection by the Department of Labor and Industry. AED training: have received the AED and will have staff training on August 28th. Building maintenance: insulation installed in the basement yesterday; sidewalk repairs and HVAC maintenance is scheduled to be completed before school starts. Back-to-School Night: August 28th at 5:30 the PTO is providing a free taco bar just prior to our Open House from 6:00 – 7:00. First day of school is August 30th. Bus route: reviewed adopted route.

Staff – nil.

Playground – Tami Ward reported. Inspection was completed 8/8/17 and any issues are being taken care of.

Policy: nil.

Information Items:

  • Tami Ward briefly went over the Safety Policy Statement, Emergency Action Plan and Accident Reporting. These will be brought to the Board for approval at a later meeting.

Consideration of Action Items:

  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the 2016-17 Trustees Financial Summary & 2017-18 Budget. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Interlocal Agreements for Transportation between Creston School and Cayuse Prairie School. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the employment agreement for Rachel Leighty as a teacher’s aide for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the stipend adjustment for Deborah Christiansen from $2000 to $1000. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the Classified and Hourly Staff Pay Period change to the 25th of the month through the 24th of the following month. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Transportation Contracts as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to acknowledge receipt of an attendance agreement with Creston as the district of residence. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the out of district attendance agreements with Creston as the district of choice. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the gym use agreement by Creston Fitness for 2017-2018. Motion passed unanimously.

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims: The Board approved all claims for June 27, 2017 and July 28, 2017.

  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to give authority to Tammy Bartos, District Clerk, to process claims for August without convening a board meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Next Meeting(s) Date:

  • 7 September 2017 at 7:30 am.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Matt Hartle

District Clerk                                                                Chairman

409, 2017

June 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

6 JUNE 2017

MINUTES

Chairman Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:32 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Austin Hughes, Nancy Keeton, Julie Tikka and Jeff Sullivan. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal and Tammy Bartos – District Clerk.

Minutes: Jeff Sullivan moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the minutes of the 2 May reorganization and regular meetings. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Participation/Correspondence: The Flathead County Planning and Zoning Department sent a letter regarding a preliminary plat approval of a Subdivision on Riverside Road – a proposal to create 3 lots for residential use.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos presented report. Statement of Expenditure shows General Fund at 100% committed through the beginning of June, we will be receiving the budget amendment monies, which will offset end of year expenses not yet paid for; Fund 115 Title monies have been fully used for the year; Post-Session Preliminary Budget Data Sheets are out and our numbers remained stable with a slight increase of $500.00 to our BASE Budget.

Principal – Tami Ward presented report. Math EasyCBM testing results at year end show 84% of all students at/above benchmark, 11% nearing benchmark, and 5% needing intervention; the teachers and Mrs. Ward will be reviewing and selecting a whole school discipline program this summer to implement next school year; Classroom assignments for next school year are: Kindergarten: Mrs. Milne, First: Ms. Potts, Second: Mrs. Johnson, Third: Mrs. Davidson, Fourth: Mrs. Shanks, Fifth/Sixth: Ms. Hess, Title Reading: Mrs. Christiansen; Flathead Crossroads – all vacant positions have been filled, they will have a three-week summer program this year.

Staff – nil.

Special Education Coop – nil.

Educational Coop – Tami Ward reported. The Co-op hired Karla Miller to be the new director; teacher professional development this summer will be Math in the Mountains and Northwest Montana Reading Conference.

Playground – Tami Ward reported. The slide will be replaced this summer and woodchips will be ordered in August before school starts.

Policy: nil.

Information Items:

  • The Bus Driver/Maintenance position has been offered and accepted by Jeff Hagen, he’s ready to start immediately.
  • OPI sent a letter acknowledging receipt of the General Fund Budget Amendment Resolution and stating we are eligible to receive an additional $26,680 in direct state aid which will be paid in the June 2017 DSA payment.

Action Items:

  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the Interlocal Agreement for Communication Disorders with the Flathead Special Education Cooperative. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the property and liability insurance proposal by Payne West (Montana Schools Property & Liability Insurance Plan). Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the renewal of the Principal Teacher employment contract for 2017-2018 as presented for Tami Ward. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Jeff Sullivan seconded to approve the Title 1 2017 summer tutoring employment agreement as presented for Melissa Potts. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the Custodian employment agreement for 2017-2018 as presented for Susan Peters. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the mentor/coaching stipend for 2017-2018 as presented for Deborah Christiansen. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the Bus Driver/Maintenance 2017-2018 employment agreement as presented for Jeff Hagen. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Nancy Keeton moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the new Teacher 2017-2018 employment contract as presented for James Christiansen. (He will be .5 counselor, .2 PE, and .3 Title 1.) Motion passed unanimously.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to give authority to Tammy Bartos, District Clerk, to process claims the remainder of June through the beginning of August without convening a board meeting. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the 2017-2018 bus route as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Transportation Contract(s) – nil.
  • Out of District request(s): – Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to acknowledge the two out of district requests from Evergreen, as the district of choice, and with Creston as the district of residence.
  • Gym & School Grounds Use request – nil.

Board Comments: Matt Hartle brought up the subject of the crosswalk on Highway 35 and safety issues; he would like to pursue signage, and the like, further.

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims: The Board approved all claims for June 6, 2017.

Miscellaneous Items of Business: An update on the AED situation was asked for. The refund has been requested and the company (AEDGrant.com a division of Express Companies, Inc.) says it will issue the refund by check in 30 days. The 30 days is up later this week. If we do not receive it we may need to pursue it further through the State Auditors office.

Next Meeting(s) Date:

  • Final Budget and Regular Meeting: 10 August 2017 at 7:30 am.

Meeting adjourned at 8:23 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tammy Bartos                                                 Matt Hartle

District Clerk                                                    Chairman

606, 2017

May 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

2 MAY 2017

MINUTES

Chairman Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:38 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Austin Hughes, Nancy Keeton, Julie Tikka and Jeff Sullivan. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk and Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent.

Minutes: Jeff Sullivan moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the minutes of the 13 April 2017 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos presented report. Statement of Expenditure shows General Fund at 78% committed. Reconciliations to the County Treasurer are completed through March. Fund 115 Projects are in good shape.

Principal – Tami Ward presented report. Social Skill Theme this month is Respect. The full-time teacher position for .5 counseling, .2 PE and .3 Title 1 has been posted, applications have been received and she is looking for volunteers to review applications on May 4th. Smarter Balanced, Math EasyCBM and Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessments have started and will continue through the month of May. Also, reported on Kindergarten Roundup, End-of-Year Activities, status of AED and IEFA Day.

Staff – nil.

Special Education Coop – Tami Ward reported that they hired another school psychologist and have offered a job to a speech therapist. Also, unfortunately, the cooperative decided not to move forward with a special education preschool building at this time. Crossroads is still on track to open the K-2 program next fall.

Educational Coop – Tami Ward reported that the cooperative has offered the director job to a teacher leader and hope to have an answer this week. Also, the science curriculum committee met and teachers will be coming together to share teacher created resources.

Playground – Tami Ward reported – the slide is in need of repair and depending on the cost of the replacement parts we may possibly replace the entire slide. After raking woodchips around the footings Tami has decided to wait until the fall to bring in more woodchips.

Policy:

  • Julie Tikka moved and Jeff Sullivan seconded to accept Policy #2105 Grade Organization. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Austin Hughes seconded to accept Policy #5222 Evaluation of Non-Administrative Staff. Motion passed unanimously.

Information Items:

  • Liability Insurance Proposals – Two proposals have been received – one from our existing insurer MSPLIP and another from MSGIA. A representative from MSGIA will be visiting with us (Tami Ward and Tammy Bartos) later today. The proposals are in the office and anyone interested in reviewing them is welcome to do so. We will bring our recommendation to the next board meeting.
  • The Bus Driver/Maintenance position has been offered to an applicant and we hope to get a response later this week.

 1st Grade Presentation: at 8:00 a.m. Ms. Potts along with some of her 1st grade students gave book report presentations from the Mary Pope Ausborne Magic Tree House series they have read this year, to demonstrate their social studies, science and writing learning.

 Action Items:

  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Julie Tikka seconded to accept the resignation of the paraprofessional. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the Budget Amendment Resolution due to an unanticipated enrollment increase. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Jeff Sullivan seconded to approve the renewal of certified teacher employment contracts for 2017-2018 as presented for Jamie Shanks, Melissa Potts, Paula Rich, Deb Christensen, Ariann Hess, Shanta Bisch Milne, Jennifer Johnson, Cindi Siler and Pauline Davidson. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the District Clerk Employment Contract for Tammy Bartos for 2017-2018. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Nancy Keeton seconded to approve the Pasture Lease Agreement. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative Agreement. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the Montana Small School Alliance Agreement. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Transportation Contract(s) – nil.
  • Out of District request(s): – Nancy Keeton moved and Jeff Sullivan seconded to acknowledge the out of district request from Evergreen, as the district of choice and, with Creston as the district of residence.
  • Gym & School Grounds Use request – nil.

 Board Comments: nil.

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims: The Board approved all claims for May 2017.

 Miscellaneous Items of Business: Tami Ward extended a welcome to Nancy Keeton as a new trustee and a thank you to Jeff Sullivan for his Board Chair service last year; also a thank you to Jack Eggensperger for his attendance today.

 Next Meeting(s) Date:

  • Regular Meeting 6 June 2017 at 7:30 am.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Matt Hartle

District Clerk                                                                Chairman

606, 2017

May 2017 Reorganization Board Meeting Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REORGANIZATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

2 May 2017

MINUTES

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:32 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Matt Hartle, Austin Hughes, Nancy Keeton and Julie Tikka. Also in attendance were:, Tami Ward – Principal,; Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent of Schools and Tammy Bartos – District Clerk.

 Public Participation/Correspondence: nil

  • Nancy Keeton and Julie Tikka were elected by acclamation.

 

  • Nancy Keeton and Julie Tikka were sworn in as Trustees by Jack Eggensperger.

 

  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Julie Tikka seconded to nominate Matt Hartle as Board Chair. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

  • Matt Hartle moved and Jeff Sullivan seconded to nominate Julie Tikka as Vice-chair. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

  • Jeff Sullivan moved and Austin Hughes seconded to appoint Tammy Bartos as District Clerk. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

Meeting adjourned at 7:37 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                     Matt Hartle

District Clerk                                        Chairman

 

205, 2017

April 2017 Board Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

13 APRIL 2017

MINUTES

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle, Austin Hughes and Julie Tikka. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent and Nancy Keeton – Trustee Candidate.

Minutes: Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the minutes of the 7 March 2017 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos presented report. Statement of Expenditure shows General Fund at 70% committed. Reconciliations to the County Treasurer are completed through February. PERS Step Two documents have been received. Gutters and Siding still need to be done to complete the Water/Ice Damage Claim. A Preliminary General Fund Line Item Budget for next year has been put together.

Principal – Tami Ward presented report. Social Skill Theme this month is Acceptance. There have been no applicants for the Counselor position so she will repost the position for a full-time teacher to do counseling, PE and Title 1 and we will get the variance. All third through sixth graders will take Smarter Balanced Assessments in May. We will have an IEFA Day at then end of the month. Kindergarten Roundup is May 8th. School repairs in the works are some doors to be replaced and repaired and insulation in the basement to prevent pipes from freezing.

Staff – nil.

Special Education Coop – Tami Ward reported that they are continuing to move forward with adding K-2 to the Crossroads program.

Educational Coop – Tami Ward reported that the hiring process for a new director is progressing. Jen Johnson is our representative for IEFA (Indian Education For All). Pauline Davidson received Rookie of the Year Award Wednesday night at the NW Co-Op Teacher Appreciation Night.

Playground – Tami Ward reported – woodchips will need to be brought in soon.

Policy:

  • Julie Tikka moved and Austin Hughes seconded to accept Policy #8110 NONINSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS – Bus Routes and Schedules. Motion passed unanimously.

Information Items:

  • The 2016-2017 Accreditation Status Report from OPI has been received and our final status is Regular (we are fully accredited).
  • There is a MTSBA Workshop in Kalispell May 18th. Trustees encouraged to attend.
  • The trustee election has been cancelled by acclamation.
  • A Hiring Committee for the Bus Driver/Maintenance position is being assembled. Matt Hartle and Nancy Keeton both volunteered to be part of the committee.
  • We had only one applicant for the Scholarship Award. Tami will present it at the Flathead High School Scholarship Banquet.

3rd Grade Presentation: at 8:00 a.m. Mrs. Davidson along with some of her 3rd grade students gave presentations using Chatter Pix, Scratch Jr., Device Gears, Tellagami and stop motion videos to demonstrate their math, social studies and technology learning.

Action Items:

  • Tammy reported that the approval of the petition for a Budget Amendment Proclamation due to an unanticipated enrollment was received; however, the deadline to post the notice in the newspaper was missed. After speaking with an OPI representative the next step will be to go ahead with the posting with a May meeting date for the resolution. No action needed.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve a One-Time Retention Stipend for Returning Teachers at $1500 each. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Audit Engagement Letter from Nicole Noonan, CPA, for the FY 2015/16 audit. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Transportation Contract(s) – Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the transportation contract for two more bus riders. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Out of District request(s): – nil.
  • Gym & School Grounds Use request – nil.

Board Comments: Discussion and Instruction about how to address after hours phone calls from the security company.

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for April 2017.

Miscellaneous Items of Business: Thanks was given to Jack Eggensperger for his attendance and input today.

Next Meeting(s) Date:

  • Reorganization Meeting 2 May 2017 at 7:30 am.
  • Regular Meeting 2 May 2017 immediately following the Reorganization meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tammy Bartos                                                 Matt Hartle

District Clerk                                                    Chairman

1404, 2017

March 2017 Board Minutes

 

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

7 MARCH 2017

MINUTES

 Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:32 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle, Austin Hughes and Julie Tikka. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal and Tammy Bartos – District Clerk.

Minutes: Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the minutes of the 9 February 2017 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos reported. See attached.

Principal – Tami Ward reported. See attached.

Staff – nil.

Special Education Coop – Tami Ward reported that they are moving forward with adding K-2 to the Crossroads program. It should be up and running in the Fall.

Educational Coop – Tami Ward reported that Eliza Sorte, the current director, has accepted a new job and will be leaving the Coop. Tami is on the hiring committee to seek a new program director.

Playground – Tami Ward reported the playground is covered in snow and water. Swing seats and tetherball are on order.

Policy:

  • Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to accept Policy #2166 INSTRUCTION – Gifted & Talented Program. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.

Information Items: Trustee Candidates Updates – Julie Tikka and Nancy Keeton have filed their Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy for Trustee Candidates.

Action Items:

  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve a Resolution not requiring the school to reschedule because of an unforeseen emergency closure on February 6, 2017 as allowed per MCA 20-9-806. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the Budget Amendment Proclamation due to an unanticipated enrollment increase. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.
  • Trustees signed the Petition for Permission to Adopt a Resolution for A Budget Amendment. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve an additional Teacher’s Aide position for the remainder of the school year. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve adding a part time Counselor position for the next school year. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Gifted & Talented Program as presented by Tami Ward. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded the adoption of a resolution estimating changes in revenues/mills from tuition, building reserve, transportation and bus depreciation levies for school fiscal year 2017-18. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.
  • Transport Contract(s) – nil.
  • Out of District request(s): – nil.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the Gym use request by the Many Lakes HOA for a meeting on Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. See Attached.

Board Comments: nil.

6th Grade Presentation: at 8:00 a.m., in the 6th grade room, Ms. Hess along with some of her students gave presentations using Ed puzzle, I-movie, and Chatter Pix apps and stop motion videos to demonstrate their social studies and technology learning.

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for March 2017. See attached.

Miscellaneous Items of Business:

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular Meeting Thursday 13 April 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                    Chairman

703, 2017

February 2017 Board Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

9 FEBRUARY 2017

MINUTES

 

Vice Chairman Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:35 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington and Julie Tikka. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, and Gloria Graves, Creston Fire. Jeff Sullivan, Chairman, arrived at 7:40 a.m. and presided over the meeting from then on. Austin Hughes was absent.

Minutes: Linda Addington moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the minutes of the 10 January 2017 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Participation/Correspondence: 1) Gloria Graves, Creston Fire Auction representative, present some auction details. The auction is April 1st and 2nd; 2) Tammy Bartos read a letter from the Montana Department of Administration, Local Government Services Bureau regarding their receipt of our audit – see attached.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos reported. See attached.

Principal – Tami Ward reported. See attached.

Staff – nil.

Special Education Coop – Tami Ward reported that she attended 504 training.

Educational Coop – January meeting was cancelled.

Playground – Tammy Bartos reported. See attached.

 

Policy:

  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to accept Policy #1520 BOARD OF TRUSTEES – Board/Staff Communications. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to accept Policy #5325 PERSONNEL – Breastfeeding Workplace. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.
  • Julie Tikka moved and Matt Hartle seconded to accept Policy #5336 PERSONNEL – Compensatory Time and Overtime/Classified Employees. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.

 

Information Items: nil.

 

Action Items:

  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Trustee Resolution Calling For An Election. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the 2017/2018 School Year Calendar as presented. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.
  • The 2018/2019 Tentative School Year Calendar was presented. Item was tabled until next year after Flathead High School has a more definitive calendar in place.
  • Transport Contract(s) – nil.
  • Out of District request(s): 1) Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve two requests as district of placement. Motion passed unanimously; 2) Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to acknowledge one request as district of residence. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Linda Addington moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Gym use request by Jared Wink for basketball practice on Tuesday’s and Friday’s from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Motion passed unanimously. See Attached.

 

Board Comments: nil.

 

4th/5th Grade Presentation: at 8:00 a.m. Mrs. Shanks along with some of her students gave presentations on app smashing, green screen and stop motion videos to demonstrate their social studies and technology learning.

 

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for February 2017. See attached.

 

Miscellaneous Items of Business:

 

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular Meeting Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                    Chairman

902, 2017

January 2017 Board Minutes

 

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

10 JANUARY 2017

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle, Austin Hughes and Julie Tikka. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Melissa Potts – 1st grade teacher.

Minutes: Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the minutes of the 6 December 2016 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos reported. See attached.

Principal – Tami Ward reported. See attached.

Staff – Ms. Potts gave a summary of activities in 1st grade.

Special Education Coop – Tami Ward reported there was no Coop meeting in December; there was a Crossroads meeting. Crossroads currently services 3rd – 8th graders and there is a proposal to include K – 2nd

Educational Coop – no December meeting.

Playground – due to snow, Tami was unable to complete the report.

Policy: nil.

Information Items: Trustee positions subject to election this year: Julie Tikka and Linda Addington.

Action Items:

  • Transport Contract(s) – nil.
  • Out of District request(s) – nil.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the Gym use request by Bigfork Flight (a travel basketball team) for basketball practice on Thursday’s from 5:30 – 7:00 pm from 1/11/17 to 3/1/17 and additional times as approved by the school administration. Motion passed unanimously. See Attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the Gym use request by H.O.A. Fox Hill Estate for a meeting on Thursday, 19 January 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Motion passed unanimously. See Attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the Gym use request by Tom Martinez on Wednesday’s from 6:30 – 9:30 pm beginning immediately through May 31, 2017. Motion passed unanimously. See Attached.

Board Comments:

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for January 2017. See attached.

Miscellaneous Items of Business: For the May 2017 school election we will need to look for a replacement for Linda Addingtons position.

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular Meeting Thursday 9 February 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:57 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                    Chairman

1001, 2017

December 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

6 DECEMBER 2016

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle and Julie Tikka. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Jen Johnson – 2nd grade teacher and Zachary White – community member. Absent: Austin Hughes.

 

Minutes: Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the minutes of the 8 November 2016 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Participation/Correspondence: Mr. White commented on his concern regarding the relocation of the Many Lakes bus stop from the pull out to the highway.

Reports:

Clerk – Tammy Bartos reported. See attached.

Principal – Tami Ward reported. See attached.

Staff – Mrs. Johnson reported a summary of activities happening in several of the classes.

Special Education Coop – Tami Ward reported there’s been a lot of growth in the valley, which has increased the need for special services. For us that means we will be getting a new speech pathologist assigned to our school. Also, our long time Occupational Therapist is moving so we will also be having a new person in that position. We also will be having a Behavioral Therapist visiting our school to give recommendations in that area.

Educational Coop – Tami Ward reported they are gearing up for science.

Playground – Tami Ward reported. See attached.

Policy:

Julie Tikka moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the revision of Policy 3110 Students – Entrance, Placement & Transfer to include varicella (line 19) as a required immunization. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.

Information Items:

Sick Bank Committee Formation – There has been a request made to use the sick bank. A committee of three needs to be put together comprised of the principal, a teacher volunteer and a board member volunteer. Linda Addington volunteered as the board member. Tami will seek out a teacher and proceed as per policy.

Indian Ed For All (IEFA) – Tami Ward presented information regarding what IEFA is and the seven Essential Understandings that teachers are working on. See attached.

Action Items:

  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded hiring Michael Dedman as a special education para-professional. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Transport Contract(s) – nil.
  • Linda Addington moved and Julie Tikka seconded to acknowledge the two Out of District requests with Creston as the District of Residence. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the two Out of District requests with Creston as the District of Placement.
  • Gym & School Grounds Use request(s) – nil.

Board Comments: There was discussion about the Many Lakes bus stop. Tami Ward suggested having someone from Harlow’s come to the next meeting to explain bus stop requirements.

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for December 2016. See attached.

Miscellaneous Items of Business: The question about our missing board member came up and if we needed to find a replacement. Jeff Sullivan will try to contact Austin Hughes before the next meeting.

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular Meeting Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 7:30 a.m. (Julie Tikka informed us she will be out of town.)

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                    Chairman

2112, 2016

8 November 2016 Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

8 NOVEMBER 2016

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle and Julie Tikka. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, and Jen Johnson – 2nd grade teacher. Absent: Austin Hughes.

 

Minutes: Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the minutes of the 4 October 2016 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

 

Reports:

            Clerk – Tammy Bartos reported. See attached.

            Principal – Tami Ward reported. See attached.

            Staff – nil.

            Special Education Coop – Tami Ward reported.

            Educational Coop – Tami Ward reported.

            Playground – Tami Ward reported. See attached.

 

Policy:

Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve Policy 8450 Financial Management – Automated External Defibrilators (AED). Motion passed unanimously. See attached.

 

Julie Tikka moved and Matt Hartle seconded to table Policy 3235 Video Surveillance. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Linda Addington moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve Policy 4301 Visitors to School. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.

 

Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve Policy 5010 Equal Employment Opportunity. Motion passed unanimously. See attached.

 

Information Items: nil.

 

Action Items:

  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to table a Proclamation & Budget Amendment for Unanticipated Increase in Enrollment until budget needs can be better assessed. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Linda Addington moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve the purchase of an AED. Motion passed unanimously.
  • After reviewing the contract it was decided that the Arthur Contract was acceptable as written and no Revision is needed. No motion needed.
  • Transport Contract(s) – nil.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Julie Tikka seconded to acknowledge the Out of District requests with Creston as the District of Residence. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Gym & School Grounds Use request(s) – nil.

 

Board Comments: nil.

 

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for November 2016. See attached.

 

Miscellaneous Items of Business: nil.

 

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular Meeting Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

 

At 8:00 am the 2nd Grade Students presented their scientific knowledge about the pumpkin life cycle.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                    Chairman

511, 2016

6 September 2016 Minutes

 

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

6 SEPTEMBER 2016

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:32 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle and Austin Hughes. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent, Julie Tikka – trustee designate and Jen Johnson – 2nd grade teacher.

 

Minutes: Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the minutes of the 4 August 2016 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

 

Reports:

            Clerk– Tammy Bartos reported. See attached.

Principal – Tami Ward reported. See attached.

Staff – Jen Johnson reported the teachers have had a great start for this year.

            Special Education Coop – nil.

Educational Coop – nil.

Playground – nil.

 

Policy: Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve both the revised Community Use of School Facilities Policy (4330) and the agreement (4330a). Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Information Items: Three notices for upcoming meetings that would be of possible interest were distributed to all board members. They were for the MTSUIP Back-to-School Legal Primer, MTSUIP Annual Membership Meeting and MCEL.

 

Action Items:

  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the appointment of Julie Tikka as a trustee. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to accept the resignation of Stephanie Brackel as Aide. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the paraprofessional contract for Carol Arthur. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to accept the Transportation Contracts. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to accept the Out of District requests. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the school grounds request by FVF. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.

 

Board Comments: nil.

 

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • Austin Hughes moved and Julie Tikka seconded to approve all claims for August 2016 and September 2016. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.

 

Miscellaneous Items of Business: nil.

 

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular Meeting Tuesday 4 October 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                                Chairman

609, 2016

4 August 2016 Board Minutes

 

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

4 August 2016

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington and Matt Hartle. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, and Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent.

 

Minutes: Austin Hughes moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the minutes of the 15 July 2016 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

 

Reports:

            Clerk– Tammy Bartos reported that BMS accounts have been reconciled with the County Treasurer for June.

Principal – nil.

Staff – nil.

            Special Education Coop – nil.

Educational Coop – nil.

Playground – no report.

 

Policy: nil.

 

Information Items: 2014-2015 Audit Report distributed to board members and was summarized by Tammy Bartos.

 

Action Items:

  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the 2015-2016 Trustees Financial Summary & 2016-2017 Budget as presented. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to accept the resignation of Rene Johnson. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve having the ductwork cleaned. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to accept the Interlocal Transportation Agreement from Cayuse Prairie with a change specifying Foxtail as the location. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to accept the Interlocal Transportation Agreement request from Creston to Cayuse Prairie. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve a library stipend for Tammy Bartos. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.

 

Board Comments: Matt Hartle commented that the test scores were outstanding and would like to see the information published in a place that people can readily see.

 

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to authorize the request by the clerk to give to process August 2016 claims without convening an additional Board Meeting.

 

Miscellaneous Items of Business: nil.

 

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular Meeting Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                                Chairman

109, 2016

15 July 2016 Board Minutes

 

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

15 July 2016

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle and Austin Hughes. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal and Tammy Bartos – District Clerk

 

Agenda Review: Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Minutes: Austin Hughes moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the minutes of the 7 June 2016 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

 

Reports:

            Clerk– Tammy Bartos reported: see attached report.

Principal – Tami Ward reported: see attached report.

Staff – nil.

            Special Education Coop – nil.

Educational Coop – nil.

Playground – no report.

 

Policy: nil.

 

Information Items: Meeting Agenda Procedure reviewed. See attached.

 

Action Items:

  • Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve a one-year transportation and maintenance service contract with Harlow’s. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Matt Hartle seconded to amend the 10 May 2016 minutes to include approving Paula Rich 2016-17 teaching contract. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. Contract attached to May minutes.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the Art Instruction Contract for Services from Jan Lord for the 2016-17 academic year. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve hiring out lawn care maintenance for the rest of the season. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Matt Hartle seconded to accept the revised 2016 Summer Title teaching contract for Melissa Potts. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Jeff Sullivan declared a vacant position on the Board of Trustees due to failure to attend three consecutive meetings of the trustees without good reason (See attached Policy #1113 item #5). Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. Tami Ward will contact possible appointees.

 

Board Comments: nil.

 

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for June and July 2016.

 

Miscellaneous Items of Business: nil.

 

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular/Final Budget Meeting Thursday 4 August 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                                Chairman

208, 2016

7 June 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

 

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

7 June 2016

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:32 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington and Matt Hartle; with Austin Hughes arriving at 7:45. Also in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Deb Christiansen – teacher; Tammy Bartos – District Clerk; Sandy Evenson – Harlow’s.

 

Agenda Review: Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Minutes: Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the minutes of the 10 May 2016 reorganization meeting. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the minutes of the 10 May 2016 regular meeting. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil.

 

Reports:

            Clerk– Tammy Bartos reported: see attached report.

Principal – Tami Ward reported: see attached report.

Staff – Deb Christiansen reported on each grade’s curriculum activities.

            Special Education Coop – nil.

Educational Coop – nil.

Playground – no report.

 

Policy:

  • Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the Religion and Religious Activities (2332 Instruction) policy. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the Field Trips, Excursions, and Outdoor Education (2320 Instruction) policy. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the Release Time for Religious Instruction (2334 Instruction) policy. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Information Items: nil.

 

Action Items:

  • After further discussion on the options for running the bus a decision was tabled.
  • Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve a $3,000.00 stipend to compensate Tami Ward for teaching the 5th/6th grade since the end of March. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the Principal teacher contract for Tami Ward. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the Janitor contract for Susan Peters. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to not renew the Maintenance contract. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to give authority to Tammy Bartos to process Claims in June and July without convening a Board meeting. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the gym use request of Creston Bootcamp. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.

 

Board Comments: The board recognized that one of its members has missed three meetings. Tami Ward will contact the member and if needed will contact Julie Tikka as a possible replacement.

 

Miscellaneous Items of Business: The board would like to pursue reorganizing the bus driver and maintenance positions into one job that would also include snowplowing. Tami will put together a job posting and a July meeting will be arranged to discuss this further.

 

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for June 2016.

 

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular Meeting Friday 15 July 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Regular/Final Budget Meeting Thursday 4 August 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                                Chairman

202, 2016

May 2016 Minutes & May 2016 Reorganization Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

10 May 2016

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:40 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle and Austin Hughes. Also in attendance were:, Tami Ward – Principal, Deb Christiansen, and Melissa Potts – teachers; Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent of Schools and Nick Marshall – District Clerk; Tammy Bartos – District Clerk Designate; Sandy Evenson and Jacob Iverson – Harlow’s.

 

Agenda Review: Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Minutes: Linda Addington moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the minutes of the 5 April 2016 meeting. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

Public Participation/Correspondence: Jacob Iverson from Harlow’s presented options for running the school bus route. See attached proposal.

 

Reports:

            Clerk– Nick Marshall reported that reconciliations to the County Treasurer for March accounts had been completed. The SOE included both Payroll and Claims for May. The 2014-15 audit on-site visit is scheduled for later in May. See attached reports.

Principal – Tami Ward reported: see attached report.

Staff – Deb Christiansen reported on each grade’s curriculum activities.

            Special Education Coop – nil.

Educational Coop – nil.

Playground – no report..

 

Policy: nil

 

Information Items:

  • nil

 

Action Items:

  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the option 1 calendar. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the CBA as amended. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the 2016-17 teacher contracts for Jamie Shanks, Melissa Potts, Shanta Milne, Jen Johnson, Deb Christiansen, Ariann Hess, Cindi Siler and Pauline Davidson. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the Teacher Aide contract for Stephanie Brackel. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the 2016 summer Title teaching contract for Melissa Potts. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Linda Addington seconded to approve the District Clerk contract for Tammy Bartos Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the further amendment to the Mentoring contract for Jamie Shanks to allow payment of $200. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to approve the award of the painting contract to Amazing Painting. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • Matt Hartle moved and Austin Hughes seconded to support the draft MTSBA Resolution. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached resolution.
  • Austin Hughes moved and Matt Hartle seconded to approve Ariann Hess’s request for one unpaid leave day. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed. See attached.
  • After further discussion on the options for running the bus a decision was tabled till June’s meeting.

 

Board Comments:

 

Miscellaneous Items of Business:

 

Payroll/Substitutes/Claims –

  • The Board approved all claims for May 2016.

 

Next Meeting(s) Dates:

  • Regular meetings Tuesday 7 June 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:48 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos                                                 Jeff Sullivan

District Clerk                                                     Chairman

 

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REORGANIZATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

10 May 2016

MINUTES

 

Chairman Jeff Sullivan called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Linda Addington, Matt Hartle and Austin Hughes. Also in attendance were:, Tami Ward – Principal, Deb Christiansen, and Melissa Potts – teachers; Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent of Schools and Nick Marshall – District Clerk; Tammy Bartos – District Clerk Designate; Sandy Evenson and Jacob Iverson – Harlow’s.

 

Public Participation/Correspondence: nil

 

  • The Trustees canvassed the election results and certified the election results for the Building Reserve levy. See attached.

 

  • Jeff Sullivan and Matt Hartle were elected by acclamation.

 

  • Jeff Sullivan and Matt Hartle were sworn in as Trustees by Jack Eggensperger.

 

  • Jeff Sullivan was nominated Chairman.

 

  • Matt Hartle was nominated Vice-chairman.

 

  • Linda Addington moved and Matt Hartle seconded to appoint Tammy Bartos as District Clerk. Motion passed unanimously, none opposed.

 

  • Tammy Bartos was sworn in as District Clerk by Jack Eggensperger.

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:38 a.m.