January 2020 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF EDUCATION,

BELFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #13

January 9th, 2020

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

Present: Keith Buckman, Danielle Jones, Terry Johnson, Curt Buckman, Supt. Kurle, Bus. Mgr. Anna Ross, HS Prin. Meier, Ericka Hutzenbiler, Ella Jo Corneil, Mary Baer, Belfield Public School Students: Kati Brevik, Abby Kessel, Justin Hutzenbiler, Blaine Schuhrke, and Cassidy Grossman.

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

M/S D. Jones/K. Buckman to approve the amended agenda removing New Business item 11. Other.  Motion carried unanimously.

The elementary principal report: No report

The secondary principal report:

  1. January 21, 2020 – Vaping Prevention Game Show, by PEERS Foundation (peersfoundation.org)
  2. Revised 7th-12 grade student numbers: Total: 118 Reduction by 5
  3. Report cards will be sent next week.
  4. NWEA testing starts next week. Subjects to be tested are Math and Reading.
  5. After Prom – Booster Club is considering a new adventure for after prom: bowling in Dickinson.
  6. Changes to the student handbook to address senior driving privileges.

 Business Manager Report:

  1. The assistant business manager presented the financial reports for Dec. 2019.
  2. The Negotiations Seminar is scheduled for February 6-7, 2020. Buckman,  D. Jones, D. Kurle and A. Ross will all attend.

 Supt. report:

  1. 3-story painting is done.
  2. Met with SEH on Jan. 7. Looked at budget
  3. Applying for $40,000 grant from OneOK. Money to be used to purchase 10 flat panel interactive displays for classrooms.  Notification of award will be in May.
  4. Working on contingency grant through Land Board, and a grant/donation through Hess.
  5. Met with Riley Mattson today to discuss the ND Comprehensive Literacy Grant.

 Committee Reports:

  1. The RESP Board Minutes were presented.
  2. The RACTC Directors Board Report for December was presented.
  3. West River – No report
  4. Coop- Head FB coach Jamie Wyantsubmitted his resignation.  The job opening is posted on School Websites.

 Old Business:

Senior’s Driving Proposal –

The decision to allow seniors to have a lunch time driving privilege will be left up to the school administration.  The HS principal will implement the new policy.

 New Business:

M/S K. Buckman/D. Jones to approve payment of the bills.  Motion carried unanimously.

Belfield Math Instructor, Mary Baer, submitted her letter of retirement effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The board thanked her for all her hard work over the years and stated that they appreciate everything she has done.  M/S C. Buckman/T. Johnson to approve the resignation of Belfield Public School Math Instructor, Mary Baer.  Motion carried unanimously.

Belfield Public School Elementary Principal, L. Marie Lorge, submitted her letter of retirement effective as of June 5th, 2020. M/S K. Buckman/T. Johnson to approve the resignation of Belfield Public School Elementary Principal, L. Marie Lorge.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S D. Jones/K. Buckman to approve a raise in wages, $19/hr to $21/hr, for Anna Ross, due to being appointed Business Manager. Motion carried unanimously.

M/S C. Buckman/D. Jones to approve the destruction of records through 2011/2012 school year in accordance with NDCC 15.1-07-25.2.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S C. Buckman/D. Jones to approve the audit report results.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S K. Buckman/T. Johnson to approve the 2020/2021 school year calendar.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S C. Buckman/T. Johnson to approve Choice Financial Insurance as the Agent of Record for all NDFT matters.  Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Feb 13th, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Meeting adjourned at 8:07 pm.