Mr. Kirk Flaten retired from MCPSD#1 culminating a position of 40 years served as a teacher then custodian.
North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators inducted Mr. Brad Foss into their Hall of Fame.
ND High School Coaches Association for 2021 named Mr. Tom Dwyer Class A Coach of the year. Mr. Dwyer coached the WCHS Girls Basketball team to their first Class A State Tournament in School History. The Wolves finished the season 18-6, second in the WDA.
Tractor Supply Company donated a Wahl clipper set to WCHS FFA
Dr. Holen provided the board with The Educational Partnership Agreement regarding the Workforce Skills Initiative, Williston State College (WSC), and WCHS. Dr. Miller, WSC President, discussed the proposed agreement and future possibilities with the Board.
Dr. Holen provided a brief update on the current legislative bill(s) status and potential impacts on MCPSD#1.
Dr. Holen recapped the Health & Safety Committee Meeting 3/8/2021. The committee discussed the possible revisions to the current plan or clarification on aspects of Green Phase.
Dr. Holen provided the board with a staffing update. The following professional resignation(s) were submitted for approval: Pat Schlosser, WCHS Phy. Ed. And Molly Doud, FHES Kindergarten, Alli Mogen FHES Teacher and Jeanne Kline WCHS Special Education. Dr. Holen presented the board with the following professional contract(s): Bryden Picklesimer - BA, Step 0. Building administrators will offer employee work agreements in early May. Building administrators will communicate directly with employees regarding intent not to rehire 2021 - 2022.
Dr. Holen present the work agreement for Monique Wisness. Motioned by Maki, seconded by Ceynar to approve the work agreement with Monique Wisness. Motion carried 6 - 0. Motioned by Samuelson, seconded by Ceynar, to approve the salary ($49,000.00) and immediate hire of Monique Wisness. Motion carried 6 - 0.
Dr. Holen provided a synopsis of the interim negotiations and current negotiations regarding fringe benefits, specifically health insurance. The negotiations committee and the WCEA continue to discuss the consideration of switching the administration of our health insurance from BCBS to ND PHIT. BCBS remains the insurance provider if switched to ND PHIT and plan specifics would not change.
RSP & Associates provided their revisited and reassessed report from January for the spring enrollment demographics.
Dr. Holen provided the board with an overview of the Technology Committees Meeting 3/31/2021. Discussion regarding 2021 - 2022 and 3 - 5 year plan, shortages affecting that plan, replacement and cycle of devices, and costs to maintain the devices.
The following open enrollments were received by the district: Sharalyn McNutt (Z. McNutt - Grade 7) and Jesus Leyva (A. Leyva - Grade 8).