01/10/2019 Regular Minutes

REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF EDUCATION,

BELFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #13

JANUARY 10, 2019

SCHOOL LIBRARY

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Pres. Obrigewitch at 6:00 P.M.

Present:   Keith Buckman, Curt Buckman, Terry Johnson, Anthony Krebs, Dan Obrigewitch, Supt. Northrop, Bus., Mgr. Berger, HS Prin. Kurle, Elem. Prin. Lorge.  Also present were staff members, students and the Dickinson Press and Billings County Pioneer representatives.

Pledge of Allegiance.

M/S C Buckman/K Buckman to approve the December 13, 2018 minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S K Buckman/Krebs to approve the agenda with addition of football bleachers added to #13.  Motion carried unanimously.

Tim McCaffrey presented the results of the Feasibility Study.

The board recessed at 7:50 and reconvened at 7:55.

Elem. Prin. Lorge reported on student activities, testing and noted a preschool teacher (substitute) has not been found for second semester.  At this time preschool will close on January 31st and reopen next fall.  She noted the school improvement review will be held in February.

HS Prin. Kurle reported on student activities, student classes, and enrollment and noted the science teacher is teaching classes.

Bus. Mgr. Berger presented the financial reports for December 2018.  She asked board members to let her know if they will be attending the Negotiation Seminar.

M/S Johnson/Krebs to approve payment of the bills.  Motion carried unanimously.

Supt. Northrop reported on the School Improvement Review and the fitness room rules.  He noted that Pat Calkins has been employed as the kindergarten/noon aide and the Emergency Safety Plan is completed and will be shared with the local police department.

No committee meetings.

Pres. Obrigewitch noted the makeup of the superintendent search committee and asked for a board volunteer; Krebs volunteered to be on the committee.   Discussion was held on starting wages and benefits.  It is the board’s consensus to set base wage at $85,000 for a full year contract which would include 20 vacation days exclusive of school holidays, with 5 carry over days allowed.  No accumulative vacation days allowed.  All other benefits to remain the same.

A quote was received from Rohr’s for repair of the 3 story building in the amount of $199,700 .  M/S Johnson/K Buckman to accept this quote and start repairs as soon as the state approves the project.  Motion carried unanimously.

No report from CTS.

Pledge of Securities was tabled until February.

The following policies were reviewed.  M/S Krebs/Johnson to adopt the following policies with one reading (as allowed under policy BDA)  as written to expedite the completion of the Belfield Public School District Policy Manual:  Motion carried unanimously.

January Board Meeting Policies Reviewed

FBB-R ………..         Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure

FBEA-A …….           Post-Secondary Dual Credit

FCA …………..         Illness

FCAA …………        Accommodating Students with Allergies & Special Dietary Needs

FCAC ………….       Head Lice

FCD ……………       Absences for Family Trips

FCF ……………..      Semester Tests

FDH ……………       Students in Foster Care

FDH-E1 ………         Foster Care Student Best Interest Determination Form

FDH-E2 ………         Foster Care Student Transportation Plan

FDH-BR2 ……          Foster Care Student Transportation Dispute Resolution Procedure

FEBAA ………          Student Psychological Services

FFCA  …………        Reporting Accidents and Injuries

FFEA …………         Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

FHC-1 ………..          Dress Code

FHCC …………        Dance Regulations

GAAC-BR …….        Review & Complaints of Instructional Material forms

GAB ……………      Instructive Goals

GABA …………       Priorities of the Basic Instructional Program

GBD ……………      Teaching about Controversial Subjects

GBF-E …………       The School Library Bill of Rights

GC ………………     Requirements for Graduation

GCACB ………..       Student Progress Reports to Parents

GCF ……………       Honorary Diploma for Veterans

HA …………….        Fiscal Management Goals

HAA …………..        Budget Planning, Preparation, Adoption

HCB …………..         Tuition Fees

HCBAA ………         Authorization for Setting Fees

HDA …………..        Investments

HDAA ………..         Depositories

HEAB …………        Payment of Bills

HGA …………..        Inventories of School Properties

HGC …………..        Rental, Lease or Use of School Property

IC ………………       Transportation

ICA …………….       Bus Safety

ICC …………….       Special District Transportation

ICD ……………        Student Transportation in Private Vehicles

IEA ……………        School District Records

IGC …………….       Safety Policy

IHA ……………        Insurance Management

 

 

Supt. Northrop noted that Jody Arthaud has raised the funds for the football bleachers.  M/S C Buckman/Krebs to order the football bleachers and have them in place by next fall.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:44 pm.

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