December 2019 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF EDUCATION,

BELFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #13

December 12th, 2019

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

Present: Keith Buckman, Danielle Jones, Terry Johnson, Curt Buckman, Supt. Kurle, Ass’t. Bus. Mgr. Anna Ross, HS Prin. Meier, Erika Hutzenbiler, Belfield Public School Students: Katie Brevik, Lane Chruszch, Jade Anderson, Sean Ross.  Absent: Dan Obrigewitch.

M/S T. Johnson/C. Buckman to approve the November 12th, 2019 regular board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

The senior class presented a Driving Proposal for the Board to review.  The Proposal is for senior privileges to include being able to drive during lunch hour, with specific rules in place.  The board will revisit this topic at the next meeting.

The elementary principal report:

  1. Our elementary is still showing growth with 162 students currently enrolled in Prek-6th.
  2. The Christmas Program was a great success with SRO and wonderful music and lots of talent!
  3. The Elementary and High School participated in a workshop geared to help them hone their math teaching skills using the new Big Ideas math series.
  4. The PreK Christmas programs will be on December 18th.
  5. Our annual Christmas movie will be shown at our community theatre on December 20th.
  6. I will proctor the STAR tests during the week of January 6th.
  7. Christmas break runs from December 23rd through January 3rd

The secondary principal report:

  1. Day of Code – December 12, 2019.
  2. Semester Tests will be held December 18 and December 19.
  3. HS Christmas Concert was on December 9.
  4. Semester grades will be stored January 6. Report cards will be mailed at that time.
  5. December 20 there will be Shortened class schedule with a party begins around 1:15 that afternoon.
  6. HS principal PLC: The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America’s broken education system and how to fix it by Natalie Wexler

Business Manager Report:

  1. The assistant business manager presented the financial reports for Nov. 2019.
  2. The Negotiations Seminar is scheduled for February 6-7, 2020. Any board member wanting to attend should contact the Business Manager.

Supt. report:

  1. Acoustic Panels are here.  Looking to install on stage after painting is completed.
  2. Western Edge Painting will be painting 3-story over Christmas break.  $6950 is the estimate.
  3. Received $62,805 from the state for Rapid Enrollment Grant.
  4. Small boiler is leaking but is not being used right now. Replacement would be roughly $120,000 for equipment and to install.
  5. First payment to CTS being made.
  6. Participating in RESP book study called Energy Leadership:  Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core
  7. Working on Comprehensive Literacy Development Grant with the help of RESP.
  8. School audit was on December 10.
  9. Developing calendar for 20-21.
  10. Apptegy video on Teams.

Committee Reports:

  1. The RACTC Directors Board Report for December was presented.

Old Business:

Policy AAC, rescinding the old and implementing the new version, was presented for the second & final reading.         M/S C. Buckman/D. Jones to approve the second & final reading of the new version of Policy AAC.  Motion carried unanimously.

Policy ACEA, rescinding the old and implementing the new version, was presented for the second & final reading.        M/S C. Buckman/D. Jones to approve the second & final reading of the new version of Policy AAC.  Motion carried unanimously.

New Business:

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

The final Title I grant amount is $47989.00 and the final Transfer grants amount is $27027.00.  $4798.00 in reallocated funds for 2019-2020 was approved.  M/S T. Johnson/D. Jones to revise the Title Budget accounts to equal the final grant amount.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S C. Buckman/D. Jones to appoint Anna Ross as Belfield Public School Manager.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S D. Jones/C. Buckman to remove Alice Berger’s name as of Dec 27, 2019 and add Anna Ross’ name to the banking/financial information.  Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for January 9th, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.