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JAMESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD Regular Mi

JAMESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD Regular Minutes Official Minutes School board meeting on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 5:15 pm in the Thompson Community room at the Middle School. Present: Heidi Larson, Vice President, Melissa Gleason, Diane Hanson, Roger Haut, Gayle Nelson, Aaron Roberts, Jason Rohr, Dan Tweten, Superintendent, Robert Lech and Business Manager, Sally Ost. Greg Allen Absent. Guests: Deb Fischer and Kim Lee. Vice President Larson called the meeting to order and welcomed the audience, Jason Linz, Bluejay Channel and Amy Neustel, Administrative Assistant. Mr. Rohr moved, seconded by Mrs. Gleason to approve the consent agenda which consisted of March 21, 2022 regular board meeting minutes, March 30, 2022 facility committee minutes, payment bills, reviewed open enrollment applications: a Pre-k student to attend Carrington Public School, a Pre-K and 6th grade students to attend Medina Public School and 6-Pre-K students to attend Pingree Buchanan Public School for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Deb Fischer, School Nurse and Kim Lee, Director of Nursing at Central Valley Health District reported on the definition of a school nurse and the services she provides to Jamestown Public Schools. Director Lee reported on the coordination of working with students and staff to stay healthy. Central Valley Health District has worked with Jamestown Public Schools since 1976. Superintendent Lech reported on potential personnel considerations. Louis L’Amour will not qualify for Title I funds next year. Title I funding is based on a percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced meals Louis L’Amour Elementary eligibility has been off and on. Gussner and Louis L’Amour schools have supplemental programs that are funded through the general fund. Superintendent reported with the Kindergarten numbers for 2022-2023 school year low, a decision is being considered to not fill the Kindergarten position and consider 6 sections of Kindergarten for 2022-2023 school year. Superintendent Lech reported the facility committee had challenges for the Middle School Project. The committee asked for a base bid with 6 alternates to stay within budget. The Middle School project came in lower than expected. The committee focused on 2 of the alternates and the 3-6 alternates will be worked into the Capital Projects plan. There will be a new transformer installed, which will accommodate present needs and the future plan of 3-6 alternates at the Middle School. Superintendent Lech reported Sally Ost and he did a cost breakdown of each project in a spreadsheet to show the 2020 indebtedness certificates allocations for audit purposes. Superintendent Lech reported with a special education opening that was not filled, he is recommending to have a new position – Blue Jay Academy Wellness, Behavioral Health and Life Skills Instructor. This positon functions to support the academic success of all students enrolled at the High School with supplemental and situational instruction for social, emotional, and behavioral health. Mr. Haut moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve the cooperative agreement with Maple Valley Public School for Girls Swim and Diving. Mr. Haut moved, seconded by Mr. Rohr to approve the Guaranteed Maximum Price #4 to include alternates 1 and 2. Mike Barsness and Jordon Nieuwsman from Consolidated Construction reported the base bid for the Middle School came in lower than expected. The main focus for the Middle School was to have cooling systems in instructional rooms. Window replacement will help with the heating and cooling systems to work more efficiently. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. A draft guaranteed maximum price #4 was provided for information until approved. Mr. Haut moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve to direct remainder of 2020 Certificate of Indebtedness to High School athletic addition and Gussner safety enhancements. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mrs. Gleason to approve the funding request from Central Valley Health in the amount of $43,000 to provide school nursing services for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Rohr moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve the hire of Christina Beardsley, Reading and Life Skills Teacher at the Middle School at BA/BS +0, with a salary of $45,207.77, for the 2022-2023 school year upon a successful completion of a background check. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Gleason moved, seconded by Mr. Haut to approve the hire of Hannah Lloyd, FACS teacher at the High School, at BA/BS+3 with a salary of $46,297.67 for the 2022-2023 school year upon successful completion of a background check. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Gleason moved, seconded by Mrs. Hanson to approve posting the Wellness, Behavioral Health and Life Skills Teacher at the High School for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve the 2022 summer school staff contracts. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Haut moved, seconded by Mr. Roberts to rescind GCC Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment & Third-Party Research on Students Policy. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Hanson to approve the first reading of GCC Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment Policy. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Haut moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve GCC-AR Criteria for Considering Third Party Student Surveys and Research. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Board review amended GCC-E1 Model Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment. Mr. Haut moved, seconded by Mrs. Hanson to approve the amended FFE Extracurricular Participation Requirements Policy. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Tweten to approve the amended FFE-AR1 Meals for Students Participating in Extracurricular Activates. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Haut moved, seconded Mrs. Gleason to approve the amended ABAC Virtual Learning Because of Weather or Other Conditions. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Rohr to approve the open enrollment application for a Barnes County North Kindergarten student to attend Jaestown Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Sally Ost, Business Manager announced the election timeline for School Board application to be filed at the District office. No further business, Vice President Larson adjourned the meeting. (June 29, 2022) 77487