JAMESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD Regular Meeting Official Minutes School Board meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:15 pm in the Thompson Community room in the Middle School.
School Board meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:15 pm in the Thompson Community room in the Middle School.
Present: Roger Haut, President, Heidi Larson, Vice President, Melissa Gleason, Daine Hanson, Gayle Nelson, Aaron Roberts, Jason Rohr, Robert Toso, Superintendent, Robert Lech and Business Manager, Sally Ost. Greg Allen by phone.
Guests: Lauryn Hibl
President Haut called the meeting to order and welcomed the audience, Jason Linz and Amy Neustel, Administrative Assistant.
Mr. Toso called a conflict of interest in regards to the tuition agreement with Pingree Buchanan School. President Haut asked him not to vote on that item.
Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve the January 18, 2021 regular board meeting minutes, payment of bills, and approval of special education unit eligibility for IDEA - B Grant. Roll call with unanimous "yes" vote. Motion carried.
Diane Hanson arrived at 5:17 pm.
President Haut asked the School Resource Office report from Officer Jeffrey be moved up in the agenda. Officer Jeffrey presented her background of education that led her to be a police officer. She has been a Jamestown Police Officer for 3 years. Officer Jeffrey is eager to make a difference in student lives and be a good role model for them. She will begin classroom visits next week.
Lauryn Hibl, Student Council President, reported the council is working on snow week activities presently. The council is working on a student blood drive in March at the High School. Another future project they are looking at is to do a food drive.
Joe Oster, Food Director, reported on his educational background and family. This school year with the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has provided funding to give free breakfast and lunch to all students. Mr. Oster reported the department has served over 2,000 more breakfasts in January 2021 over last January. Mr. Oster has a future vision to expand the menu choices.
Superintendent Lech reported the COVID -19 trend is low and the instructional plan committee believes we should stay in Instructional plan 1 with the continuing of masks and 6 feet distancing.
Superintendent Lech reported the facility needs with the practice field being at the High School and the capital projects plan needed an update to help with potential next steps to see dollars spent and ESSER dollars that may be available.
Superintendent Lech reported Serial Testing is showing low interest. The National Guard came and trained 6 volunteers for this testing. The District may need to make a few changes to see better interest.
Superintendent Lech reported the COVID bank had 27.22 days used so far.
Superintendent Lech reviewed the legislative bills regarding education.
Superintendent Lech and Adam Gehlhar, High School Principal, reported on the facility proposal overview. The approval of the JPS and UJ agreement to have a turf space at the High School brings forth the need for a locker room. $500,000 allotted for this project has a committee of administrators and coaches with JLG looking at the wish list and breaking it down to the priorities. This brings forth 3 options to consider. The options have long term future expansion steps also. The committee recommends Option 1 North. Superintendent Lech reported he would meet with Consolidated Construction to get an updated Capital Project plan. The Board consenus is to move forward with JLG on planning phase. Mrs. Larson moved to move forward with the next steps of the locker room facility. Mrs. Larson withdrew motion due to it is only informational step and no action is needed at this time.
Mr. Allen left the meeting by phone at 6:27 pm.
Mrs. Larson moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to accept the resignation of Paul Hanson, Social Studies Teacher at the High School at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year. Roll call with unanimous "yes" vote. Motion carried.
Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mrs. Larson to approve the second reading of Leave of Absence Policy DDDB. Roll call with unanimous "yes" vote. Motion carried.
Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Rohr to approve the tuition agreement for a 11th grade Jamestown student to attend Medina Public School for the 2020-2021 school year. Roll call with unanimous "yes" vote. Motion carried.
Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve the tuition agreement for a 9th grade Jamestown student to attend Pingree Buchanan Public School for the 2020-2021 school year. Roll call with unanimous "yes" vote. Mr. Toso did not vote due to conflict of interest. Motion carried.
Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Toso to remain in Instructional Plan 1. Roll call with unanimous "yes" vote. Motion carried.
No further business, President Haut adjourned the meeting.
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