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May 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
I. Call Meeting to Order
Description:  President Ramage called to order the McKenzie County School District No. 1 School Board regular meeting at 6:3x p.m
II. Introduction of Guests
III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Correspondence 
Description: 
  1. ND DPI released preliminary Title allocations for 2021-2022.  They are as follows:
    1. Title I = $711,532.00
    2. Title II = $116,187.00
    3. Title III (consortium) = $28,888.39
    4. Title IVA = 76490.00
  2. The consolidated application will be approved at the 08/2021 board meeting.
V. Board Actions
V.1. Approval of the regular school board minutes
Description:  April 12, 2021
Attachments: (1)
V.2. Approval of the special board meeting minutes
Description:  May 4, 2021
Attachments: (1)
V.3. Approval of the financial report
Description:  April 2021
V.4. Approval of the district bills by fund
Description:  April 2021
VI. Recognition of Activities
Description: 
  1. Teacher appreciation week was May 3rd - 7th. WC PTO provided lunch and refreshments for all district employees 5/7/2021.  Thank you for the recognition and donation.
  2. Mr. Hebert participated in the ND Business Manager Certification Program for the past two years.  He graduates 6/18/2021 at the Heritage Center in Bismarck.
  3. Mrs. Krogen graduates this month from the University of Jamestown with her Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction.  Congratulations Mrs. Krogen
Attachments: (1)
VII. Old Business
Description: 
  1. Dr. Holen reviewed legislation passed during the 2021 legislative session and possible impacts on MCPSD#1.
Attachments: (1)
VIII. New Business
Description: 
  1. Dr. Holen provided a staffing update.
    1. The following resignation require approval:
      1. James Ashley - WCA
      2. Donna Ashley - WCMS Sp. Ed. 
    2. The following professional contracts require ratification:
      1. Taylor Conrad - Elem. P.E. at BA Step 0
      2. Mona Slitcher Elem. Teacher at MA+32 Step 9
      3. Carter Buelow - WCHS P.E. at BA Step 0
      4. Tina Peterson - Elem. Teacher at BA+16 Step 14
      5. Isaac Taylor - WCHS P.E. at BA-48MA Step 0,
      6. Maleah Schmeling - Elem. Teacher at BA Step 0. 
    3. Dr. Holen provided an overview of remaining professional position open as of 5/11/2021.
    4. Administrator contracts are in negotiation.  Classified staff, manager, and professional support staff are pending board consideration.
  2. The district received an open enrollment application from Karen George for J. George (grade 3) and G. George (Grade 1). 
  3. Dr. Holen provided an update regarding the 2021 - 2022 general fund budget following Budget and Finance Committee meeting.  The budget remains in draft form until the deadline 10/10/2021.  The preliminary budget is due 8/15/2021.
IX. Administration Reports
IX.1. Superintendent - Dr. Holen
Description: 
    1. Enrollment update
    2. Food Service - free meals through 6/30/2022
    3. ND PHIT enrollment and transition 10/1/2021
    4. Virtual Learning Plan - HB 1388 discussion
    5. Wolf Run housing update - WRI: 43% occupancy/WRII: 30% occupancy
    6. ND Energy Conservation Grant Award $24,900 (50/50 match)
    7. Elementary boundary waiver forms due 5/31/2021
    8. WCHS digital kiosk
    9. Teachers on Call 2021 - 2022 discussion
    10. ESSER funding updates and options
    11. Fox Hills construction/landscaping outline
IX.2. Director of Teaching and Learning - Mrs. Krogen
Description: 
    1. NDSA status report
    2. Literacy Grant 2021 - 2022
IX.3. Bad Lands - Stansfield
Description: 
    1. Kindergarten registration update
    2. 2021 - 2022 building schedule
    3. Summer school preview
    4. Spring music concerts (BLES)
Attachments: (1)
IX.4. Fox Hills - Foss
Description: 
    1. Kindergarten registration update
    2. 2021 - 2022 building schedule
    3. Summer school preview
    4. KidStop summer building utilization (FHES)
IX.5. Middle School - Green, N.
Description: 
    1. Summer School Preview
    2. End of school year report
    3. Written report
Attachments: (1)
IX.6. High School - Green, J.
Description: 
    1. Summer School Preview
    2. End of school year report
    3. Graduation 2021 proposals/planning (board member participation)
    4. Choice Ready grant application
    5. Written report
Attachments: (1)
IX.7. Activities Director - Dokken
Description: 
    1. Spring activities update
    2. Trap shooting league proposal
    3. Preliminary 2021 - 2022 activities budget discussion
Attachments: (1)
X. School Board Committee Reports
Description: 
  1. Committee meetings/minutes:
    1. Negotiations committee (April 13/22/27 2021): 2021 - 2023 Professional Negotiated Agreement ratified on 5/4/2021. Contracts issued 5/5/2021 and due 5/19/2021.  The board recognized the WC Administration Association group 5/4/2021.  Manager, non-educational professional staff, and classified staff pending.
    2. Strategic Planning 4/14/2021
    3. Budget & Finance 4/29/2021
    4. Building & Grounds 5/4/2021
      1. Infrastructure and deferred maintenance project(s) proposal.
        1. Transportation building project update.  .
        2. JLG WCMS Facilities study and timeline.  Motioned by , seconded by , to approve the study and timeling as presented.  Motion carried - 0.
        3. BLES and WCMS furniture bid opening 5/20/2021
      2. Annual maintenance allocation and potential utilization 2021 - 2022.  Motioned by , seconded by , to approve the allocation as presented.  Motion carried - 0.
      3. CTE Center/Academy application discussion.  Motioned by , seconded by , to approve the application for the CTE Center.  Motion carried - 0.
      4. ESSER funding discussion and options.
    5. Curriculum Committee 5/6/2021: WCMS & WCHS student handbooks.  Motioned by , seconded by , to approve the handbooks as presented.  Motion carried - 0.
X.1. Curriculum Committee 5-6-2021
X.2. Upcoming meetings
Description: 
  1. Future committee meetings:
    1. Board retreat - TBD
    2. Budget & Finance - TBD
    3. Building and Grounds - TBD
    4. Health & Safety Policy - TBD
    5. Transportation - TBD
    6. Negotiations - TBD
    7. Planning - TBD
    8. Curriculum - TBD
    9. District WIT - 05/19/2021
    10. Policy - TBD
XI. Set date of next meeting
Description: 
  1. June 14, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
XII. Adjournment
Description:  Hearing no further business to come before the school board, President Ramage adjourned the meeting

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