CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
10 September 2020
I. Call to order. Matt Hartle called the Board of Trustees meeting to order at 7:02 a.m. The meeting was conducted in the school library 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, Tammy Bartos, District Clerk and Jennifer Johnson, 2nd Grade Teacher and CEA President.
II. Minutes of 13 August 2020, 24 August 2020 and 31 August 2020. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved to approve the minutes as presented. Nevada Hafer seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
III. Public Participation / Correspondence – nil.
IV. Information Items:
A. District Policies 1000 Series Review. These policies were presented as a review only.
A. Clerk. The 2018-2019 Audit is still in process.
Principal. Enrollment is at 103. Mrs. Ward continues to be in close contact with area administration and other government entities regarding the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Monthly building inspections have been completed. A new bottle filling station and sink water heaters have been installed. The School Facility Conditions Inventory Report was provided. There is still a need of substitute teachers, custodians, bus and maintenance. Substitute Teacher training will be held next week. Teachers have completed transition meetings. Various student assessments have been conducted for Dyslexia, math and reading; classroom interventions as well as Title 1 support is being offered to those in need. Cooperatives and Crossroads board meetings will resume later this month. All staff completed safety training prior to the start of the school year.
B. Staff. Jen Johnson shared the Staff report via a Google Slides presentation, which highlighted what teachers are working on at the beginning of the school year. New this year, via Google Slides, each class will have a month where they are the “focus class”.
A. 1904 – Use of Transportation Funds – 1st Read of MTSBA Revision. The revisions are to replace references to fiscal year 2020 with fiscal year 2021 and capitalize Board of Trustees. Arnold Bjork moved to approve the revisions to policy 1904 as presented. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
VII. Consideration of Action Items:
A. Hold Harmless Agreements with Creston Fire & Eastside Grange. These are annual agreements in consideration of the use of their respective buildings for a temporary shelter during a school emergency. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved to approve the agreements as presented. Barry Farrell seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
B. District Goals for 2020/2021- Strategic Plan of Education (as per policy 1610). The District Goals that reflect the strategic plan of education for Creston School were presented for review. No motion needed.
C. Coaching Contracts for Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, and Cross Country. Janessa Williams has agreed to coach all three sports. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved to approve the contracts as presented. Barry Farrell seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
D. Principal Goals – executive session. This Item was moved to the end of the meeting. At 7:48 a.m. Matt Hartle closed the meeting in order to conduct a personnel evaluation. At 8:18 a.m. the meeting reconvened in open session. Arnold Bjork moved to approve the Principal evaluation and to approve the executive session minutes. Nevada Hafer seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
E. Stipend J. Shanks – Managing Google Classroom. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen moved to approve the extra-duty contract for Jamie Shanks to Manage Google Classroom as presented. Nevada Hafer seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
F. Substitute List(s). Nevada Hafer moved to approve the substitute new hire list as presented. Arnold Bjork seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
G. Transportation Contract(s) – nil.
H. Before School Care Contract(s) – nil.
I. Gym & School Grounds Use request(s) – nil.
J. Out of District Request(s) – nil.
VIII. Claims – September 2020. The claim approval list for September claims will be presented at a future board meeting.
IX. Next Meeting Date(s):
A. 8 October 2020, 7:00 am Regular Meeting
X. Adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:19 a.m.
Tammy Bartos, District Clerk
Matt Hartle, Board Chair