LANCASTER SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS

The Lancaster School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. in the district office. The following members were present: Diamond, Hanson, Jerome, and Nordin. Also present were Supt. Hunstad, Teacher Rep. Becky Johnson and Mendy Coffield. Absent: Nelson
Chairperson Diamond called the meeting to order and took roll call. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance.
The agenda was approved on a motion by Hanson, second by Nordin. UC.
On a motion by Jerome, second by Hanson, the consent agenda was approved as presented.  UC. Items included:
• The minutes of the September 19, 2018, regular meeting were approved.
• Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) in the amount of $80,595.62, Payroll EFTs in the amount of $94,865.87, and monthly bills for June in the amount of $93,307.36. Check numbers 39657-39709.
• The Budget Comparison and Treasurer’s reports were reviewed.
• The current revenue totals by fund were reviewed.
• The preschool reading program donations of $675 were accepted from various donors.
Tracee Bruggeman was present via a telephone interview to review the 2017/18 Audit Report. Discussion was held.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Nordin, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the 2017/18 Audit Report as prepared by Brady Martz.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Hanson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Seniority List for 2018/19 as presented by Supt. Hunstad.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Jerome, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the resignation of Sheila Billings as Title Program Paraprofessional and Student Council Advisor, effective September 21, 2018.
On a motion by Diamond, second by Hanson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the transfer for Teresa Weleski from Paraprofessional to Title Program Paraprofessional effective September 25, 2018. This transfer will be for the remainder of the 2018/19 school year.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Nordin, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the addition of a second Lego League Advisor, Kelli Amb, for the 2018/19 school year. Kelli and Julie Nordin will split the $664 salary per the Lancaster School Extra-Curricular Schedule.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Jerome, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, hires Krystal Peterson as Student Council Advisor effective immediately.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Hanson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, acknowledges the first reading of Policies: #401 Equal Employment Opportunity, #413 Harassment and Violence, #413 Harassment & Violence Form, #419 Tobacco-Free Environment, #421 Gifts to Employees and School Board Members.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Jerome, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, agrees to comply with all sections of the Assurance of Compliance with state and federal law including Mandated Reporting training that will be completed by November 15th.
Supt. Hunstad presented the Administrative Report:
a. The Strategic Plan was briefly discussed. Members were encouraged to review for next months’ meeting.
b. The MSBA Board Member Compensation resolution was discussed as MSBA has requested a dollar amount be stated. The Board discussed and agreed with the proposed language from MSBA.
c. The Elementary Ed position has been posted. The interested and very qualified in-house Teacher will be moved to Title I as soon as a replacement can be hired.
d. 2019/20 Staffing was discussed. Debbie Groves will be retiring around June 2019. We are currently looking at hiring a full-time cleaner, moving Patrick to more of a maintenance position, and covering the office duties in-house.
e. Clean-Up Day went very well in our community.
f. The PBIS Paw program rolled out this week and many Paws have been given out!
g. The Football Team plays on Saturday at Kelliher at 7:00pm. If they win, they advance and will play Thursday at Fargo at 12:30pm. There will be no school Thursday if this happens.
h. The Volleyball Team plays Thursday in Greenbush.
i. Discussion was held on the current use of Chromebooks during the meeting or if the Board preferred to have the information on the TV. Members prefer the Chromebooks.
Due to canvassing the election, the next regular board meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 pm.
Diamond adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m.
James Diamond, Chairperson
Chris Jerome, Clerk
(November 7, 2018)
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