CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
24 August 2020
I. Call to order. Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees meeting to order at 10:01 a.m. The meeting was conducted at the school as well as via a Zoom Meeting platform to allow remote access. Present were Board Trustees, Matt Hartle, Jessica Sandven-Sorensen, Arnold Bjork, Barry Farrell and Nevada Hafer. Also, in attendance were Tami Ward, Principal and Tammy Bartos, District Clerk.
II. Public Participation / Correspondence – None.
A. Review MTSBA Policy Series 1900 – Revised for Instructional Year 2020-2021. Policies 1905 and 1906 were presented with revisions; Policy 1908 and 1908F were presented as additions. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved to approve the changes and additions as presented. Barry Farrell seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
IV. Consideration of Action Items:
A. Offsite Instruction for Instruction Year 2020-2021 – Nil.
B. Memorandum of Agreement with Creston Education Association. MTSBA collaborated with MFPE on the agreement (MOA); that document was amended to fit our specific school situation. The Creston Education Association (CEA) has reviewed the MOA as written. Arnold Bjork moved to approve the MOA with the CEA as presented. Nevada Hafer seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
C. Afternoon Bus Route and Interlocal Agreement with Cayuse Prairie. There was a requested change to the afternoon bus route as Sweet Pea Outdoor School will not be offering an afterschool program. This change also affects our Agreement with Cayuse Prairie. Nevada Hafer moved to approve the change to Route 1 as presented and to approve the change to the Interlocal Agreement with Cayuse Prairie for Transportation as presented. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Note: Nevada Hafer left the meeting at 10:40am and did not participate in any further items.
D. Substitute Teacher Pay Rate. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved to increase our Substitute Teacher Pay to $92 per day and to offer a COVID-19 incentive to Substitute Teachers of an additional $12 per day to be offered while Flathead County is in Phase 1 or 2 of the current public health emergency. Barry Farrell seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
E. Substitute List for 2020/2021. Arnold Bjork moved to approve the Substitute re-hire and new hire lists, the extra-duty contract for Mrs. Mumm as a substitute, and to approve hiring substitutes from the County Superintendent of Schools list for the 2020-2021 school year. Barry Farrell seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
F. Extra Duty Contracts for Custodial Duties. Arnold Bjork moved to approve the extra-duty contracts for custodial duties as presented for the school year 2020-2021. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
V. Claims – 24 August 2020 – None
VI. Next Meeting Dates:
A. 10 September 2020, 7:00 am Regular Meeting
B. 8 October 2020, 7:00 am Regular Meeting
VII. Adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.
Tammy Bartos, District Clerk
Matt Hartle, Board Chair