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13 06, 2019

4 June 2019 – Special Meeting Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

SPECIAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

4 June 2019

MINUTES

I. Call to order. Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Shawn McDonough, Jessica Sandven-Sorensen and Julie Tikka. (Joanna Massie absent). Also, in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Kris Goss – MTSBA Director of Policy Services, Senior Counsel.

II. Public Participation / Correspondence– nil.

III. Board Policy Review – Kris Goss, is working with our district to customize our school district policies, procedures, and handbooks to comply with the legal requirements of state and federal law.  Today we reviewed 3000, 4000 and Flexibility & Efficiency series policies; also 7320 and 7405.

IV. Next Meeting Dates:

A. 13 June 2019 7:00am, Regular Meeting

B. Policy Review with MTSBA – date TBD

V. Adjourn.Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tammy Bartos, District Clerk                               Matt Hartle, Board Chair

 

13 06, 2019

9 May 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

9 May 2019

MINUTES

 

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.

V.      Reports:

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.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tammy Bartos, District Clerk                                        Matt Hartle, Board Chair

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CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

R = required

1000 SERIES

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

R   1000                               Legal Status, Operation and Organization

R   1105                                Membership

      1110                                Taking Office

1111                                        Election

1111P                                     Candidate Orientation

1112                                       Resignation

1113                                       Vacancies

1120                                      Annual Organization Meeting

1130                                      Committees

1210                                      Qualifications, Terms, and Duties of Board Officers

1230                                      Clerk

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

1635                                        Internships

1640                                       Board Participation in Activities

R   1700                                 Uniform Complaint Procedure

13 06, 2019

9 May 2019 Reorganization Minutes

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

SCHOOL BOARD REORGANIZATION MEETING

9 MAY 2019

MINUTES

 I.     Current Chair Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. in the Creston School Library with the following members present: Joanna Massie, Shawn McDonough, Jessica Sandven-Sorensen, and Julie Tikka.  Also, in attendance were: Tami Ward – Principal, Tammy Bartos – District Clerk, Jack Eggensperger – County Superintendent and Jen Johnson – 2ndgrade teacher.

II.   Public Participation – nil.

III.  Election of Trustees:  Matt Hartle and Joanna Massie were elected by acclamation.

IV.Swear in Newly Elected Trustees:  Matt Hartle and Joanna Massie were sworn in as Trustees by Jack Eggensperger.

V.  Election of Officers:

A.  Chair – Julie Tikka moved and Shawn McDonough seconded to nominate Matt Hartle as Board Chair.  Motion passed unanimously.

B.   Vice-Chair – Joanna Massie moved and Shawn McDonough seconded to nominate Jessica Sandven-Sorensen as Board Vice-Chair.  Motion passed unanimously.

VI.Appointment of District Clerk: Julie Tikka moved and Joanna Massie seconded to appoint Tammy Bartos as District Clerk.  Motion passed unanimously.

VII.       Swear in District Clerk: Tammy Bartos was sworn in as District Clerk by Jack Eggensperger.

VIII.     Meeting adjourned at 7:05 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Tammy Bartos, District Clerk                                    Matt Hartle, Board Chair

9 06, 2019

13 June 2019 Agenda – Regular

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

13 June 2019, 7:00 a.m. AT THE SCHOOL

AGENDA

Meetings are open to the public; guests are welcome.

I.         Call to order

II.       Minutes of 9 May 2019- Reorganization, 9 May 2019 – Regular & 4 June 2019

III.     Public Participation / Correspondence

IV.     Information Item:

A.  Wi-Fi Tower Installation – Update

B.  Property & Liability Insurance Plan School Inspection Report

C.  Bus Insurance Claim from 3-4-19 accident

V.      Reports:

A.  Clerk

B.  Principal

C.  Staff

VI.     Policies: 2000 Series, (See Attachment for complete list), 7320 & 7405– 1streading

VII.   Consideration of Action Items:

A.  Approval to hire Janitor & Contract approval

B.  Approval of Clerk Performance Evaluation Tool

C.  Flathead Crossroads Interlocal Agreement

D.  Bus Route 2019-2020 Approval

E.  Interlocal Transportation Agreements with Cayuse Prairie & Bigfork

F.  Property & Liability Insurance Renewal

G.  Hallway Flooring Approval

H.  Compensated Absences (121) Transfer Resolution

I.   Clerk Salary Negotiation and Contract for 2019-2020

J.   Principal Salary Negotiation and Contract for 2019-2020

K.  Classified Staff Contracts Renewal or non-renewal for 2019-2020 & Compensation for FY20

L.  Authority to process claims June through August without convening a board meeting

M. Gym & School Grounds Use request(s)

VIII.  Claims for 13 June 2019

IX. Next Meeting Dates:

A.  8 August 2019, 7:00 am Budget & Regular Meeting

B.  Policy Meeting with MTSBA -TBD

X.      Adjourn, then …Closed Session for Clerk evaluation.

Citizens may comment on items appearing on the agenda when invited to participate during that agenda item by the Board Chair.  Citizens may comment on items related to School District business not appearing on this agenda during the public comment portion of the meeting as noted in the public comment form.

Information about this agenda, including the Board packet and supplemental documents, is available at the School District office.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

The Board Chair is authorized to adjust the order of agenda items to accommodate scheduling needs of interested parties.

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CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

R = required

2000 SERIES

INSTRUCTION

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

R   2000                                Goals

R   2100                                 School Year Calendar and Day

R   2105                                 Grade Organization

2110                                        Objectives

2113                                        Pre-Kindergarten Programs

R   2120                                 Curriculum and Assessment

2123                                        Lesson Plan

2130                                        Program Evaluation and Diagnostic Tests

R   2132                                  Student and Family Privacy Rights

2140                                        Guidance and Counseling

R   2150                                  Suicide Awareness and Prevention

2151                                         Interscholastic Activities

2151F                                      Assumption of Risk Sign-Off Form

R   2158                                 Family Engagement

R   2160 – 2160P                 Title I Parent Involvement

R   2161 – 2161P                   Special Education

R   2162 – 2162P                  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”)

2166                                        Gifted Program

2168                                        Distance Learning Courses

2170 – 2170P                        Digital Academy

2171                                        Significant Writing Program

2221 – 2221P                        School Closure

2240                                       Summer School

R   2250                                 Community and Adult Education

R   2309                                 Library Materials

R   2310 – 2310P                  Selection of Library Materials

R   2311                                   Instructional Materials

R   2311P                                 Selection, Adoption, and Removal of Textbooks and Instructional

Materials

R   2312                                   Copyright

R   2312P                                Copyright Compliance

R   2314                                  Learning Materials Review

2320                                        Field Trips, Excursions, and Outdoor Education

2322                                        Contests for Students

R   2330                                  Controversial Issues and Academic Freedom

2332                                        Religion and Religious Activities

R   2333                                 Participation in Commencement Exercises

2334                                        Release Time for Religious Instruction

2335                                        Health Enhancement

R   2413                                  Credit Transfer and Assessment for Placement

2420                                        Grading and Progress Reports

2421                                        Promotion and Retention

2430                                        Homework

R   2450                                  Recognition of Native American Cultural Heritage

2500                                        Limited English Proficiency Program

R   2510                                   School Wellness

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

School Board Meeting Procedure

Notice Regarding Public Comment

 

Montana law requires school districts to include on the agenda for public meetings an item allowing public comments on any public matter not otherwise specifically listed on the agenda. As has also been the practice of the District, and in accordance with Montana law, if any member desires to speak to an item that is specifically listed on the agenda, you will be allowed to do so when the item comes up for discussion and action.  The public comment portion of the agenda is not the time designated to hear items that are listed on the agenda.

If you wish to address the Board during the “public comment” portion of the meeting, please fill out the Public Participation Form at the bottom of this page. The Board Chairman will call individuals to speak. The Board would like to remind everyone in attendance that to avoid violations of individual rights of privacy, a member of the public wishing to address the Board during this time will not be allowed to make comments about any student, staff member, or member of the public while speaking. Individual comments will be limited to two (2) minutes.

By law the District cannot take any action on any matter discussed during the “public comment” portion of the meeting, until such time as the matter is noticed on the agenda, and the public has been allowed the opportunity to comment.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORM

 

Name (Please Print)____________________________________________________

 

General Topic________________________________________________________

2 06, 2019

4 June 2019 Special Board Meeting Agenda

CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9

SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

4 June 2019, 4:00 pm AT THE SCHOOL

AGENDA

 

Meetings are open to the public; guests are welcome.

I. Call to Order

II. Public Participation / Correspondence

III. Board Policy Review with MTSBA Policy Services Staff

IV. Next Meeting Dates:

A. 13 June 2019, 7:00 AM Regular Meeting

B. Policy Review with MTSBA – date TBD

V. Adjourn

Citizens may comment on items appearing on the agenda when invited to participate during that agenda item by the Board Chair.  Citizens may comment on items related to School District business not appearing on this agenda during the public comment portion of the meeting as noted in the public comment form.

Information about this agenda, including the Board packet and supplemental documents, is available at the School District office.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

The Board Chair is authorized to adjust the order of agenda items to accommodate scheduling needs of interested parties.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

School Board Meeting Procedure

Notice Regarding Public Comment

 

Montana law requires school districts to include on the agenda for public meetings an item allowing public comments on any public matter not otherwise specifically listed on the agenda. As has also been the practice of the District, and in accordance with Montana law, if any member desires to speak to an item that is specifically listed on the agenda, you will be allowed to do so when the item comes up for discussion and action.  The public comment portion of the agenda is not the time designated to hear items that are listed on the agenda.

If you wish to address the Board during the “public comment” portion of the meeting, please fill out the Public Participation Form at the bottom of this page. The Board Chairman will call individuals to speak. The Board would like to remind everyone in attendance that to avoid violations of individual rights of privacy, a member of the public wishing to address the Board during this time will not be allowed to make comments about any student, staff member, or member of the public while speaking. Individual comments will be limited to two (2) minutes.

By law the District cannot take any action on any matter discussed during the “public comment” portion of the meeting, until such time as the matter is noticed on the agenda, and the public has been allowed the opportunity to comment.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORM

Name (Please Print)____________________________________________________

General Topic________________________________________________________