CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9
REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9 May 2019
I. Call to order. Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:05 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Joanna Massie, Shawn McDonough, Jessica Sandven-Sorensen, Julie Tikka. Also, in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent, Jen Johnson – 2ndgrade teacher.
II. Minutes of 11 April 2019. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved and Julie Tikka seconded approval of the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.
III. Public Participation / Correspondence – nil.
IV. Information Item:
A. Wi-Fi Tower Installation – Update. MontanaSky is currently waiting on Flathead Electric for power. They will be hanging radios next week. Landscaping is also being planned.
A. Clerk. Statement of Expenditure includes Payroll and Claims through 9 May 2019. General Fund is at 75% Committed. Grand Total of all Funds is at 59%. Reconciliation to County Treasurer has been done for March 2019. New Credit Cards have been received – waiting for policies to be in place before using. Bus Accident Insurance Claim is approved and repairs are underway. Clerk Evaluation Tool was discussed.
B. Principal. Student Enrollment is 104. We had a successful turnout of 16 students attending Kindergarten Roundup. Regular monthly maintenance tasks have been completed. Staff attended the Teacher Appreciation Evening provided by the NW Education Cooperative where Emily Russell was awarded Rookie of the Yearand Deb Christiansen was awarded the Extra Mile Educatoraward. Third-sixth grade students started Smarter Balanced Assessments for ELA and Math April 15th. ESSA Report Card information was sent out to families via Friday Folders and there is also a link on our website. Our 5thand 6thgrade students are hosting an Alumni Reception May 14thfrom 9-10 a.m. Updates on the various Cooperatives we belong to were given. A School Risk Specialist from our Property & Liability Insurance Plan did a walk through and pointed out some areas of minor concern; the report will be made available when it is received. The Custodian Position is still open.
C. Staff. Jen Johnson shared the staff report via a Google slides presentation.
D. Class Presentation – K. Kindergarten shared their Show Me the Moneypresentations.
VI. Policies: 1000 Series (See Attachment for complete list) – 2ndreading. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved and Julie Tikka seconded approval of the 1000 Series policies as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
VII. Consideration of Action Items:
A. Approval to hire Janitorial Company. Copies of bids were provided. Item tabled for now. No motion required.
B. Approval to hire a .5 “Specials” Teacher for 2019/2020 & Contract Approval. Julie Tikka moved and Shawn McDonough seconded approval to hire Teresa Mumm for the 2019-2020 school year and of her teaching contract. Motion passed unanimously.
C. Teacher Contracts Renewal or Non-renewal of non-tenured teachers for 2019-2020. Shawn McDonough moved and Joanna Massie seconded to renew all teacher contracts as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
D. Flathead Special Education Cooperative – Recommitment to Cooperative Agreement. An agreement to continue membership in the Flathead Special Services Cooperative. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved and Shawn McDonough seconded approval of the Agreement as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
E. Flathead Special Education Coop. – Severe Communication Disorders Program Agreement. This is a program to meet the needs of students who have severe communication disabilities with accompanying behavior and learning difficulties. Joanna Massie moved and Shawn McDonough seconded approval of the Agreement as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
F. Flathead Special Education Cooperative – Preschool Program Agreement. This program provides preschool services to children ages 3 through 5 who are residents of participating school districts and who meet eligibility criteria under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved and Joanna Massie seconded approval of the Agreement as presented. Motion passed unanimously
G. Substitute Teacher List – nil.
H. Transportation Contract(s) – nil.
I. Before School Care Contract(s). Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved and Shawn McDonough seconded approval of the contracts as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
J. Out of District request(s) – nil.
K. Gym & School Grounds Use request(s) – nil.
VIII. Claims for May 2019. Board approved all claims for May 2019.
IX. IX. Next Meeting Dates:
A. 13 June 2019, 7:00 am Regular Meeting
B. Policy Meeting with MTSBA -TBD
X. Adjourn, then …Closed Session for Principal EPAS year end.
Tammy Bartos, District Clerk Matt Hartle, Board Chair
CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
R 1000 Legal Status, Operation and Organization
R 1105 Membership
1110 Taking Office
1111P Candidate Orientation
1120 Annual Organization Meeting
1210 Qualifications, Terms, and Duties of Board Officers
R 1240 Duties of Individual Trustees
R 1310 District Policy and Procedures
1332 Authorization of Signatures
R 1400 Board Meetings
1401 Records Available to Public
1402 School Board Use of Electronic Mail
1410 Notice Regarding Public comment
R 1420 School Board Meeting Procedure
1425 Abstentions From Voting
R 1441 Audience Participation
1511 Code of Ethics for School Board Members
1512 Conflict of Interest
R 1513 Management Rights
1520 Board/Staff Communications
R 1521 Board-Administrator Relationship
1531 Trustee Expenses
1531F Trustee Mileage Reimbursement Form
1532 Trustee Insurance
R 1610 Annual Goals and Objectives
1620 Evaluation of Board
1621 In-Service Conference for Trustees
1630 Utilization of Montana School Boards Association
1640 Board Participation in Activities
R 1700 Uniform Complaint Procedure