12 December 2019

I. Call to order. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:02 a.m. in the Creston School Library. The following members were present: Arnold Bjork, Joanna Massie, and Shawn McDonough. Also in attendance: Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Tami Ward – Principal, and Jen Johnson – 2nd grade teacher.

II. Minutes of 14 November 2019. Joanna Massie moved and Shawn McDonough seconded approval of the minutes as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

III. Public Participation / Correspondence – nil.

IV. Information Item:

A. Technology Seminar Summary Report – Joanna Massie. Joanna Massie gave a summary report of a seminar she attended given by Collin Kartchner regarding youth and the negative effects of unattended technology use and social media.

B. Candidates for Trustee Election may file a Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy between Thursday, December 12, 2019 and Thursday, March 26, 2020.

C. Flathead County Superintendent of Schools Statistical Report of Schools 2019. A copy of the annual report was distributed to each board member.

D. Video Surveillance Equipment. Preliminary estimates on installing video surveillance equipment were presented. A brief discussion regarding the pros and cons of this type of equipment was held with a few follow up questions that Mrs. Ward will look into. Prior to moving forward with this type of equipment board policy would need to be in place.

V. Reports:

A. Clerk. Statement of Expenditure includes payroll and claims through 12 December 2019. The General Fund is at 33% committed and the Grand Total of all funds is at 29% committed. Reconciliation to County Treasurer has been completed for October 2019. Fund 115 Projects report was also presented.

B. Principal. Student Enrollment is at 117. Yard light update project will hopefully be completed by end of January as well as assembling the new 2-tier aluminum bleachers; no current recommended repairs or hazards for the facilities and playground inspections. Teresa Mumm, P.E. teacher, was awarded a grant through First Tee which provides golf equipment and lesson plans for teaching students the game of golf. Mid-year math (easyCBM) and reading (Fountas & Pinnell) benchmark assessments will begin in January.

C. Staff. Jen Johnson shared the staff report via a Google Slides presentation which highlighted student work and projects.

VI. Policies:

A. 3000 & 4000 Series (see attached list) – 2nd reading. Reviewed policies in the 3000 & 4000 series, taking into consideration MTSBA recommendations of which current policies to keep, modify or replace with MTSBA model policies as well as policies to add or repeal. Joanna Massie moved and Jessica Sandven-Sorensen seconded approval of the 3000 & 4000 series as presented, with noted changes to 4210, 4330, 4330F to replace our existing 3000 & 4000 policy series. Motion passed unanimously.

B. 1000FE, 7000, 8000 Series (see attached list) – 1st reading. Presented the policies in this series. No motion needed.

VII. Consideration of Action Items:

A. Northern Energy Propane/AmeriGas Propane, L.P., Three-year Propane Services Agreement with Price of Propane (Attachment A). An agreement to lock-in a three-year price and dispenser service/use contract for propane for our new bus. Joanna Massie moved and Arnold Bjork seconded approval of the agreement with Northern Energy Propane/AmeriGas Propane, L.P. as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

B. MTSBA Ballot – Voting on Pending Association Matters. The Montana School Board Association sent a ballot with seven (7) items up for a vote. Joanna Massie moved and Shawn McDonough seconded voting in support for each of the seven items. Motion passed unanimously.

C. Contract for Bus Purchase. The purchase of a propane bus was approved at the November 2019 Board Meeting. The Purchase Order Agreement from Hartley’s School Buses was presented. The final quote is for a purchase price of $126,650, which includes the cameras discussed at the November meeting. Shawn McDonough moved and Joanna Massie seconded approval of the Hartley’s School Buses Purchase Order Agreement for 1 Blue Bird Body Company propane bus as per quote #184187 dated 12/11/2019. Motion passed unanimously.

D. Substitute Teachers List – nil.

E. Transportation Contract(s) – nil.

F. Before School Care Contract(s) – nil.

G. Out of District Request(s) – nil.

H. Gym & School Grounds Use Request(s) – nil.

VIII. Claims November December 2019. Board approved all claims as presented.

IX. Next Meeting Dates:

A. 9 January 2020, 7:00 am Regular Meeting

B. 13 February 2020, 7:00 am Regular Meeting

X. Adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:16 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tammy Bartos, District Clerk Matt Hartle, Board Chair


R = required

3100 – 3100P Student Enrollment, Exceptional Circumstances Meriting Waiver of Age Requirements for Pupils
3110 Entrance, Placement, and Transfer
3110F Educational Authorization Affidavit
R 3120 Compulsory Attendance
3121 Enrollment and Attendance Records
3121P Enrollment and Attendance Records Procedure
3122 Attendance Policy
R 3123 Attendance Policy Procedure-Truancy
3124 Military Compact Waiver
R 3125 Education of Homeless Children
3125F McKinney-Vento Homeless Educational Assistance Dispute Resolution Form
3140 Class Size Policy
3141 Discretionary Nonresident Student Attendance Policy
3150 Part-Time Attendance
3200 Student Rights and Responsibilities
R 3210 Equal Education, Nondiscrimination and Sex Equity
3221 Student Publications
3222 Distribution and Posting of Materials
3224 Student Dress
R 3225 Sexual Harassment/Intimidation of Students
3225F Harassment Reporting Form for Students
R 3226 Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation/Hazing
3231 – 3231P Searches and Seizure
3233 Student Use of Buildings: Equal Access
R 3300 Suspension and Expulsion – Corrective Actions and Punishment
R 3310 Student Discipline
3310F Discipline Citation
3310P Discipline of Students with Disabilities
R 3311 Firearms and Weapons
3410 Student health/Physical Screenings/Examinations
3413 Student Immunization
3413F1 Medical Exemption Form for Immunization
3413F2 Religious Exemption form for Immunization
R 3415 Management of Sports Related Concussions
R 3415P Management of Sports Related Concussions Procedure
R 3415F Student Athlete and Parent/Legal Custodian Concussion Statement
R 3416 Administering Medicines to Students
R 3416F Montana Authorization to Possess or Self-Administer Asthma, Severe Allergy, or Anaphylaxis Medication
3416F1 Designation and Acceptance to Administer Glucagon
3417 Communicable Diseases
3420 Head Lice
3431 Emergency Treatment
3431F Accident Report Form
3440 Removal of Student During School Day
3440P Removal of Student During School Day Procedures
3510 School-Sponsored Student Activities
3510P Extracurricular Procedure
R 3520 Student Fees, Fines, and Charges
3530 Student Fund-Raising Activities
3600 Student Records
3600P Student Records Procedures
R 3600F1 Student Records Notification Form
3600F2 Student Directory Information Notification Form
R 3606 Transfer of Student Records
R 3608 Receipt of Confidential Records
R 3612 – 3612P District-Provided Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks
R 3612F Internet Access Conduct Agreement Form
3630 Cell Phones and Other Electronic Equipment

© MTSBA 2011

Policies to repeal: Policies related to 3000 series to repeal:
3350 9007
3416A 9010

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R = required

4000 Goals
R 4120 Public Relations
4210 School-Support Organizations
4301 Visitors to Schools
R 4310 Public Complaints and Suggestions
4315 Spectator Conduct and Sportsmanship for Athletic and Co-Curricular Events
R 4316 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities
4320 Contact With Students
4321 Distribution of Fund Drive Literature Through Students
R 4330 Community Use of School Facilities
4330F School Facilities and Grounds Use and Liability Release Agreement
4331 Use of School Property for Posting Notices
4332 Conduct on School Property
4340 Public Access to District Records
4350 Website Accessibility and Nondiscrimination
4520 Cooperative Programs with Other Districts and Public Agencies
4550 Registered Sex Offenders

4301 (merged into 4315)
4330A (merged into 4330F)
4332 (merged into 4315)

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1000FE Overview of Flexibility and Efficiency Policies
1001FE Scanning of the Horizon
1002FE The District’s SMaC Recipe
1002FE-F SMaC Analysis
1003FE The District’s Technology Program
1004FE Scaled Innovations
1004FE-F Scaled Innovations Analysis
1005FE Proficiency-Based ANB
1006FE Transfers for School Safety
1007FE Multidistrict Agreements
1007FE –F1 Model Multidistrict Agreement Form
1008FE Increase in Over Base Levy Authority Without a Vote
1009FE Flexible Instructor Licensing
1010FE Early Enrollment Exceptional Circumstances
1011FE Cooperative Purchasing
1012FE Non-voted Levy for Excess IDEA Costs
1013FE Adult Education
1014FE Intent to Increase Non-Voted Levy
1014FE-F1 Notice of Intent to Impose an Increase in Levies Form

R = required 7000 SERIES


7000 Goals
7008 Nonresident Student Attendance Agreement (Tuition/Transportation Costs)
7110 Budget and Program Planning
7121 Budget Adjustments
7210 Revenues
7225 Crowdfunding
7251 Disposal and Sale of School District Property
7260 Endowments, Gifts, and Investments
7310 Budget Implementation and Execution
7320 Purchasing
7325 Accounting System Design
7326 Documentation and Approval of Claims
7329 Petty Cash Funds
R 7330 Payroll Procedures/Schedules
7330F Payroll Procedures Schedule Form
7332 Advertising in Schools/Revenue Enhancement
7335 Personal Reimbursements
7336 Travel Allowances and Expenses
7400 Credit Card Use
7405 Procurement Cards
7425 Extra- and Co-Curricular Funds
7430 Financial Reporting and Audits
7500 Property Records
7510 Capitalization Policy for Fixed Assets
R 7515 GASB 54
7525 Lease – Purchase Agreement
7530 Procurement of Supplies or Services
7535 Electronic Signatures
7550 Indirect Cost Reimbursement

XI. R = required 8000 SERIES


8000 Goals
8100 Transportation
8110 Bus Routes and Schedules
8111 Transportation of Students with Disabilities
8123 Driver Training and Responsibility
8124 Student Conduct on Buses
8125 School Bus Emergencies
8130 Air Quality Restrictions on Outdoor Activities, Practice and Competition
8132 Activity Trips
R 8200 Milk Services
R 8225 Tobacco Free Policy
8300 Risk Management
R 8301 District Safety
8320 Property Damage
8410 Operation and Maintenance of District Facilities
8420 District-Wide Asbestos Program
8421 Lead Renovation
R 8425 Service Animals
8425P Service Animals Procedures
R 8430 Records Management
8440 Computer Software
8450 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)
8450F1 AED Incident Report Form
8450F2 AED Notification Letter
8450F3 AED Service Log
8500 Cyber Incident