November 2019 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF EDUCATION,

BELFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #13

NOVEMBER 14TH, 2019

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The meeting was called to order by Board President Obrigewitch at 7:00 p.m.

Present:  Keith Buckman, Danielle Jones, Dan Obrigewitch, Terry Johnson, Curt Buckman, Supt. Kurle, Bus. Mgr. Alice Berger, Ass’t. Bus. Mgr. Anna Ross, HS Prin. Meier, Belfield Public School Students: Tyler Johnson, Sullivan Haverluk, Tyler Lee, Katie Brevik, Jocelyn Walter.

M/S K Buckman/D Jones to approve the October 10th, 2019 regular board meeting with the following correction: Item #5 under Business Manager Report – SHE to SEH. Motion carried unanimously.

M/S T Johnson/D Jones to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

The elementary principal report:

  1. Balloons Over Belfield –Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held Nov 26th at 2:15pm.
  2. Annual Christmas Movie will be held Dec 20th at Belfield Theater and Performance Center.
  3. Elementary Christmas Program is scheduled for Dec 11th at Belfield Public Gym.
  4. Preschool Christmas Program is scheduled for Dec 18th.
  5. Parent Teacher Conferences were well attended.
  6. Mr. Troy Lecoe has joined Belfield Public School as a new Elementary Para.
  7. Midterms will be Nov 25 with reports going out the following day.
  8. The 6th grade has been awarded a new privilege – They may choose to remain on the bleachers over going outside during morning recess.

The secondary principal report:

  1. Northern Plains Music Festival scheduled for Nov 8th – 6 students attended.
  2. College Bus Tour scheduled for Nov 25th & 26th – 9 juniors attending.
  3. JH Ag Day scheduled for Nov 22nd – 27 Student helpers involved.
  4. Social Media Education.
  5. Blood Drive October 30th – 8 1st time ever donors, Total contribution could help up to 78 other people, Great overall turnout.
  6. Student Congress has wrapped up the regular season competition. Kate Brevik received 1st place in Senate, which qualifies her for the Nationals! It was a successful season!

Business Manager Report:

The assistant business manager presented the financial reports for Oct. 2019.

Supt. report:

  1. Attended Western Caucus meeting with area superintendents and Western Legislative Districts – Discussed Legacy Fund and how to utilize the money.
  2. CTS Update- Innovative Basement Systems completed boiler room work -Building Envelope Systems completed the weather stripping project
  3. SEH Update- Building design committee met yesterday, developed vision & mission, began discussion of haves/wants/needs of new school & will be planning a public meeting for January.
  4. Small boiler has a leak. Basically told that we would need to replace it. We will monitor it if we use it.
  5. Passed our SWDH Food Inspection
  6. Attended NDSBA Convention with Anna, Danielle, Terry, & Keith
  7. Staff Christmas Party Dec. 6

Committee Reports:

West River Update – Received Grant for Dyslexia Screening – $50,000.00

Old Business:

Policy KAB was presented the second and final reading.  M/S D Jones/T Johnson to approve and accept the second and final reading of changes to Policy KAB.  Motion carried unanimously.

New Business:

M/S T Johnson/D Jones to approve payment of the bills.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S K Buckman/C Buckman to approve the FCS Work Agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.

Pres. Obrigewitch stated that all evaluations for the Superintendent were turned in and all reported satisfactory with no issues.  M/S K Buckman/C Buckman to approve the Superintendent Evaluation.  Motion carried unanimously.

Business Manager Alice Berger, submitted her resignation effective as of Dec 31st, 2019.  The Board and Superintendent thanked Alice for her 30 years of service and dedication to Belfield Public School.  M/S T Johnson/D Jones to approve the resignation of Belfield Public School Business Manager, Alice Berger.  Motion carried unanimously.

Policy AAC, rescinding the old and implementing the new version, was presented for first reading.  M/S C Buckman/T Johnson to approve the first reading of the new version of Policy AAC.  Motion carried unanimously.

Policy ACEA, rescinding the old and implementing the new version, was presented for first reading.

M/S C Buckman/T Johnson to approve the first reading of the new version of Policy AAC.  Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 12th at 7:00 pm.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.