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JAMESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD Regular Me

JAMESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD Regular Meeting Official Minutes School Board meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5:15 pm in the Thompson Community room at the Middle School. Present: Heidi Larson, Vice President, Melissa Gleason, Diane Hanson, Gayle Nelson Aaron Roberts, Jason Rohr, Dan Tweten, Superintendent, Robert Lech and Business Manager, Sally Ost. Greg Allen and Roger Haut were absent. Guest: Evan Lureen Vice President Larson called the meeting to order and welcomed the audience, Jason Linz, Bluejay Channel and Amy Neustel, Administrative Assistant. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Tweten to approve the consent agenda which consisted of May 16, 2022 regular school board minutes, May 18, 2022 special school board meeting minutes, May 24, 2022 special school board meeting minutes, payment of bills, Foreign Exchange student, Freya Hermansen from Denmark, open enrollments for3rd and 4th grades Medina student to attend Jamestown Public School for the 2021-2022 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Superintendent Lech reported on board vacancy process, given there is only one candidate running for 2 open rural positions in the upcoming school board election. There are 3 options for the board to choose from to proceed with filling a vacancy. School Resource Officer’ report was provided to the board members to read. Mr. Tweten, board member on the Health Insurance Committee, reported the committee reviewed the Brown and Brown renewal information and approved to leave the plan the same as last year. Superintendent Lech reported on Kindergarten enrollment which is 109 as of today. Enrollment numbers make it challenging to decide on staffing for next fall. Superintendent Lech reported changes have been made for the long range planning report from the discussion at previous meeting. A copy will be available on our website for the public. Superintendent Lech reported during last negotiations it was brought up to create a committee to have discussion on multiple leave policies we have as a district and to make it uniform for different levels Superintendent Lech reported there is available Title IV funds to increase allocation for an additional school resource officer. The city police department would need to work out the details to see if it would work for them. Superintendent Lech reported he shared an ESSER budget and pathway document for board members. Superintendent Lech reported a property tax incentive for expanding business request which we have approved in the past for Agri Cover. Superintendent Lech reported Teacher’s Leadership Academy will begin soon. University of Jamestown prefers the Burgum Foundation funds flow through Jamestown Public Schools for payment for Dr. Lech to instruct the class. Mr. Tweten moved, seconded by Mr. Roberts to postpone approval of textbooks for 2022-2023 until further information on how the textbooks were chosen and if it is within the ND Century Code regarding critical race theory. Discussion brought forth was is this a responsibility of the board to understand how the process came to choose these textbooks, teacher’s hard work on developing curriculum from the textbooks, and what the public perceives. Roll call vote: Gleason, yes; Hanson, no; Larson, no; Rohr, yes; Nelson, no; Tweten, yes; Roberts, yes. Passed 4-3. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve the budget revisions: Program Current Budget Budget Change Revised Budget Title II and CLSD Grant Line Item Changes only General Fund Equipment $97,023.59 -$77,097.85 $19,925.74 ESSER II Equipment $0.00 $77,097.85 $77,097.85 Genera Fund Vehicle $0.00 $67,998.00 $67,998.00 ESSER II Rental/License $0.00 $98,536.76 $98,536.76 General Fund- Adjustment for Vehicle $430,000.00 -$67,998.00 $362,002.00 General Fund - Central Valley Health $42,600.00 -$42,600.00 $0.00 ESSER II Central Valley Health $0.00 $42,400.00 $42,400.00 St. John’ EANS $0.00 $77,010.89 $77,010.89 Total $569,623.59 $175,347.65 $744,971.24 Current General Fund Budget $35,175,536.01 Budget Adjustment $175,347.65 Total $35,350,883.66 General Fund Revenue $34,995,501.97 Increase to Revenue $77,010.89 Total $35,072,512.86 Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Hanson to approve the 2022-2023 MOU for E-nursing services with Central Regional Education Association. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Gleason moved, seconded by Mrs. Hanson to approve release of contract contingent upon finding of a qualified applicant for Mrs. Nancy Reed-Butz. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mrs. Gleason to approve the first reading of FCAC Head Lice policy and review of Head Lice Treatment Verification Form GCAC-E1, Steps for Treatment and Control of Head Lice FCAC-E2 and Head Lice Management FCAC-E3. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Hanson moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve the first reading of GACG Educational Opportunities through Sponsoring Entities Policy and review of JPS Sponsoring Entity Proposal Application GACG-E. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mrs. Gleason to approve to rescind the old Family and Medical Leave Policy DDAA, approve the first reading of the new Family and Medical Leave Act Policy and DDAA-BR Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations, and review of DDAA-E1 Family and Medical Leave Act Law and DDAA-E2 Family and Medical Leave Act Forms. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Hanson to approve the 2022-2023 Elementary Handbook and Innovation Academy Handbook. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Gleason to approve a tuition agreement for a 11th grade Jamestown student to attend Barnes County North Public School for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Gleason moved, seconded by Mrs. Hanson to approve a tuition agreement for a 11th, 8th, 3rd, and 1st grade Jamestown students to attend Medina Public School for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Tweten moved, seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve a tuition agreement for a Pre-K Jamestown student to attend Pingree Buchanan Public School for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Hanson to approve the 3-5 year Demographic Plan. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. No further business, Vice President Larson adjourned the meeting. (Aug. 6, 2022)