ADVERTISEMENT

Minutes for 7-18-2022

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL BOARD Regular Meeting Official Minutes School Board meeting on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 5:15 pm in the Thompson Community room at the Middle School. Present: Greg Allen, President, Heidi Larson, Vice President, Gayle Nelson, Aaron Roberts, Jason Rohr, Dan Tweten, Steve Veldkamp, Superintendent, Robert Lech and Sally Ost, Business Manager. Melissa Gleason by phone. Roger Haut was absent. Guests: Corey, Jodi and Isaac Bayer, Jennifer Gall, Cody Mickelson, Kathy Burkle and Jim Nyland. President Allen called the meeting to order and welcomed the audience, Jason Linz, Bluejay Channel and Amy Neustel, Administrative Assistant. Mr. Cody Mickelson, JEA President and Teacher, reported he and other members of the Policy Review Committee met. This group was created during negotiations. Mr. Mickelson wanted to share their appreciation for the work and progress done on the leave policies to meet the teachers’ needs for benefits. This committee is a positive for working through future items between negotiation sessions. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve the old business agenda which consisted of June 20, 2022 regular board meeting minutes, July 6, 2022 special board meeting minutes, June 30,2022 school lunch ad hoc committee meeting minutes, paid bills, and official election results: Heidi Larson, Jason Rohr and Dan Tweten for city; Melissa Gleason and Steve Veldkamp as a write in. Roll call vote with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. The board recognized, Isaac Bayer for his achievements as a Skills USA member. The board recognized, Greg Allen for his 28 years of service to Jamestown Public School Board. Vice President, Heidi Larson moved forward with the seating of the new board. Vice President Larson asked for nominations for 2022-2023 school board president and election of officer. Mrs. Nelson nominated Heidi Larson for President. Mrs. Gleason nominated Aaron Roberts for President. Members voted by paper: Melissa Gleason, Roberts; Heidi Larson, Larson; Gayle Nelson, Larson; Aaron Roberts, Larson; Jason Rohr, Larson; Dan Tweten, Roberts; Steve Veldkmap, Larson. Votes: Larson, 5 and Roberts, 2. Mrs. Heidi Larson accepted the position of President of the Board. President Larson asked for nominations for Vice President. Mrs. Nelson nominated Jason Rohr for Vice President. Mrs. Gleason nominated Aaron Roberts for Vice President. Mrs. Larson nominated Dan Tweten for Vice President. Members voted by paper: Melissa Gleason, Roberts; Heidi Larson, Tweten; Gayle Nelson, Rohr; Aaron Roberts, Roberts; Jason Rohr, Rohr; Dan Tweten, Tweten, Steve Veldkamp, Tweten. Votes: Roberts, 2; Rohr, 2; Tweten 3. Mr. Dan Tweten accepted the position of Vice President of the Board. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Veldkamp to approve the dates, time and place for regular school board meetings. The Jamestown School Board shall meet on the first and third Monday of each month at 5:15 P.M unless otherwise noted and with meetings to be held in Thompson Community Room located in the Middle School at 203 2nd Avenue Southeast, Jamestown, North Dakota. Roll call with unanimous “yes’ vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve no changes to School Board Compensation for 2022-2023 fiscal year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Board Member Committee assignments were reviewed. Mr. Rohr moved, seconded by Mr. Tweten to table the committee assignment until next meeting due to several members requesting changes. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Rohr to approve the 2022-2023 Board Education Plan. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Rohr to approve the new business consent agenda which consisted of payment of bills, pledged securities, review of FGA-E8 Parties approve to received student data, review of policy AAC Nondiscrimination & Anti-harassment, Policy FFK Suspension & Expulsion, Policy FFD Carrying weapons, Policy ABBA – ND Tobacco Use, and other items including: approval of signature cards for bank deposits/withdrawals to be the following individuals: School Board President, Superintendent, Business Manager, and Food Service Director at Wells Fargo Bank and Unison Bank; Resolution to permit the Jamestown Public School District to obtain personal and real property owned by the United States and declared surplus property, and to empower the Superintendent and his designee as authorized representatives of the Jamestown Public School District, Designate Superintendent Lech as representative of Jamestown Public Schools to the advisory committees for the James Valley Career and Technology Center, designate “The Jamestown Sun” as the official newspaper of the Jamestown Public Schools, approval to submit Summer School Membership reports to the Department of Public Instruction, resolution to permit the School Board President, Superintendent and Business Manager to execute or cancel a lease or leases for rental of one or more safe deposit boxes, to have access, exchange or surrender and appoint deputies to act on behalf of the District; to submit the Annual Financial Report to the Department of Public Instruction, Membership in the North Dakota High School Activities Association and designation of the Superintendent, Activity Director, and Principals as the official representatives in administering interscholastic activities of the association, Board approval authorizing the individual school administrators to administer the School Immunization Law, Section 23-07-17.1 NDCC , to submit the IDEA-B, Preschool Grant to the Department of Public Instruction for 2022-2023 school year, approval to designate Superintendent Lech as authorized representative for Title I, Title IIA, Title IVA, and other federal, state and local grants and in his absence grant authority to Sally Ost, Business Manager, to sign as authorized representative on his behalf, approval to designate Jennifer Jung as Homeless Coordinator and Foster Care Liaison, Eddy Delzer as Title I Coordinator and as EL Coordinator, approval to designate Sally Ost, Business Manager, as Title IX Coordinator, approval of Heidi Budeau, Director of James River Special Education Cooperative, as District 504 Coordinator, approval of Robert Lech, Superintendent as Nondiscrimination Coordinator, Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with James River Education Cooperative in the amount of $20,000.00, deletion of fixed assets, Approval of foreign exchange student, Approval of summation of E-rate Applications for Jamestown Public schools and James Valley Career and Technology Center and appoint the District Administrator or his designee as authorized representative. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Jennifer Gall, Middle School Librarian, reported on the role of Library Media Specialist. The librarian role has changed over the years. They lead in selection of curriculum and sharing digital resources and tools. They teach literacy and partner with teachers to assess and integrate elements for learning. Librarians are an important role for students to explore and read what they are interested in. The board members are invited to come visit the district’s libraries. Mrs. Nelson thanked the Librarians for their work in the district. Superintendent Lech reported kindergarten students are still enrolling but very slowly. We currently will move forward with 8 sections. Superintendent Lech reported on the hire of Courtney Perleberg with an alternative license. This consistent with previous Career and Technology Education hires. Dr. Lech reported an extended contract of 5 additional days for Mindy Skunberg which is consistent with other high school counselors. This is due to the unfilled counseling position. Superintendent Lech reported the new parental leave policy will impact 5 staff members in the coming year. Superintendent Lech reported on the facility update for Gussner, Middle School, High School and Lincoln parking lot. Superintendent Lech reported on the school lunch supply issues continuing and the legislative decision to be flexible. The meals for students will not be free this year. The policy and overdue balances for school lunch was reviewed. There will be immediate communication, elimination of ala carte purchases with negative balance, push for completion of free and reduced applications and judicious use of the counselor/food service account. Superintendent Lech reported the 14 passenger buses are required to have annual bus inspections and staff driving students need to complete training requirements every 5 years. Jamestown Public Schools is working with Dietrich’s and contracting with ND Safety Council for training options. Superintendent Lech asked board members who have not done the strengths-finder assessment to complete so he can bring the complied information for future board education. Superintendent Lech reported he presented a formal request for a second School Resource Officer to the Jamestown City Fire and Policy committee. The committee had personnel and financial concerns but did vote in favor of making a recommendation to the city council. Superintendent Lech reported the Return to Learning and Continuity of Services Plan.The requirement of the ESSER III funds is to review and revise every 6 months. There are no changes to our plan. Superintendent Lech reported on bank deposit changes this year to Unison Bank. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve the checking and savings accounts with General Fund transitioning to Unison Bank. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. The board received the 2021-2022 general fund balance and summary of debt sheets. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Veldkamp to approve the monthly financials. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Sally Ost, Business Manager presented the 2022-2023 draft budgets and executive summary to the board. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Tweten to approve the 2022-2023 draft budgets. General Fund $ 36,492,550.53 Special Reserve $ 199,537.00 Building Fund $ 7,738,743.06 Debt Service $ 292,540.00 Food Service $ 1,633,107.00 Activities/Athletics $ 1,087,745.00 Health Insurance $ 3,611,500.00 JVCareer and Tech Center $ 1,313,670.35 Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Tweten to approve the 2022-2023 Certificate of Levy. General Levy 70 mills $5,700,000.00 Building Levy 10 mills $ 825,000.00 High School Tuition Levy 7 mills $ 575,000.00 Miscellaneous Milly Levy 12 mills $ 980,000.00 Special Assessments 3 mills $ 250,000.00 Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve the submission of the BCBSND Caring Foundation Grant in the amount of $5,000. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Veldkamp to approve the hire of Courtney Perleberg as Kindergarten Teacher at Washington Elementary, Salary of $45,207.77 for the 2022-2023 school year upon a successful background check and receipt of licensure. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve 5 additional counseling days for Mindy Skunberg at the High School for the 2022-2023 school year, Salary $1,415.70. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve the second reading of DDAE Parental Leaves Policy and DDAE-AR Parental Leave Regulations. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Rohr to approve the second reading of DDA Sick Leave Policy and DDA-AR Sick Leave Requests. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Rohr moved, seconded by Mr. Veldkamp to approve the second reading of DDC Unpaid Leave. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve the 6 month review of Return to Learning and Continuity of Services Plan. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mrs. Nelson to approve rescinding IB Food Service Program Policy, IB-BR Meal Charging Procedure. Board reviewed and removed IB-E1 Free & Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Appeals and IE-E5 Food Service Lunch Fund Refunds. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Tweten to approve the first reading of ABEC School Meal Charge Policy and ABEC-AR Adult Meals. Board reviewed ABEC-E Outstanding Balance Letter. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mrs. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Veldkamp to approve a tuition agreement for a 7th grade student to attend Montpelier Public School for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, seconded by Mr. Rohr to approve a tuition agreement for a 7th grade student to attend Pingree Buchanan Public School for the 2022-2023 school year. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. Mr. Roberts moved, second by Mrs. Nelson to approve the Non-Teaching Professional Benefits Handbook, Teacher Handbook, Support Staff Handbook, Director, Coaches and Advisors Handbook, Activity Guide and Code of Conduct for Parents & Students Handbook, High School Handbook, Blue Jay Academy Handbook, Transportation Handbook, Home Education Handbook and Library Handbook. Roll call with unanimous “yes” vote. Motion carried. No further business, President Larson adjourned the meeting. GENERAL FUND AMAZON.COM 1,781.78 ANDERSON, LUKE 30.00 ARMITAGE, MICHAEL 45.97 ASSOCIATED SUPPLY 2,197.86 AT & T MOBILITY 305.21 BACKGROUND INVSTGTN BUR 66.50 BLACKBOARD INC 5,576.00 BUFFALO CITY POPCORN 237.50 CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY 126.06 CDW GOVERNMENT 1,320.12 CENTRAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS 3,186.20 CITY OF JAMESTOWN 5,024.37 CITY OF JAMESTOWN 13,318.74 COLE PAPERS INC 8,037.01 CONNECTING POINT 297.30 CONNELL, JUSTIN 30.00 CONWAY, JOHN 30.00 COUNTRY GARDENS 52.00 DACOTAH PAPER CO 311.02 DAKOTA CENTRAL 2,710.31 DAKOTA DUST TEX 80.10 DAKOTA RAIN LAWN IRRGTN 591.55 DELZER, EDDY 30.00 DIDIER, DONALD 30.00 DIETRICH BUS 6,464.44 DOMINO’S PIZZA 27.73 EAI EDUCATION 80.80 ECKROTH MUSIC 376.50 ENERGY TECH SYSTEMS 625.52 FARMERS UNION COOP 658.76 FRONTLINE TECHNLGS 18,206.33 GEHLHAR, ADAM 30.00 GOOGLE 12.00 HARTY INSURANCE 33,328.00 HEGLAND, JOSEPH 30.00 HIGH PLAINS WATER TREMNT 18.00 HIGH POINT NETWORKS 18,513.75 HILLERUD CONSTRUCTION 1,045.00 INFORMATION TECH DEPT 735.00 INNOVATIVE 583.51 JAMES VALLEY MULTI DIST 6,621.11 JMSTN PLUMBING 116.05 JMSTN PUBLIC SCHOOL 202,117.50 JONNY B’S BRICKHOUSE 203.00 JUNG, JENNIFER 30.00 LECH, ROBERT 30.00 MAIER, NATHAN 36.67 MARCIA BRENNER ASSOC 880.00 MARCO TECHNOLOGIES 1,963.59 MENARDS 564.89 MICHAELSON, NATHAN 30.00 MONTANA DAKOTA UTLTS 2,753.19 ND ATTORNEY GENERAL 78.75 ND DEPT OF PUBLIC INSTRUC 1,800.76 ND SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOC 9,072.00 ND TEACHERS FUND FOR RETIREMNT 416,461.81 ND EDUCATORS SERVICE 250.00 ORRIGINALS 595.00 OSLUND, ANDREW 48.95 OST, SALLY 30.00 OTTERTAIL POWER 22,076.67 PEARCE DURICK 596.25 PETTYS, QUENTIN 60.48 PITNEY BOWES 1,000.00 POPPLERS MUSIC 204.95 POWERSCHOOL GROUP 35,825.75 QUIZNOS SUB 148.00 RECORD KEEPERS 47.70 RECYCLING CENTER 539.00 ROCHESTER 100 146.45 SCHMIDT, SHERRY 30.00 SCHMITT MUSIC 62.00 SCHOOL MATE 300.00 SCHOOL SPECIALTY 1,003.62 SCOTTS ELECTRIC 2,815.04 SECURLY 27,552.00 SMITH, PATRICIA 30.00 SOFTWARE UNLIMITED 5,800.00 STILWELL, MARK 30.00 TDS METROCOM 126.83 TEACHER DIRECT 200.46 TEACHERSPAYTEACHERS.COM 30.00 TEAMVIEWER GMBH 1,609.00 TMS INC 2,183.00 TRITSCHLER MASONRY 1,300.00 VALLEY PLAINS EQUIP 192.64 VECTOR SOLUTIONS 2,687.04 VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICE 5,000.00 WALMART COMMUNITY 293.90 WEGNER, JEROME 30.00 WEX HEALTH INC 176.40 WRIGHT EXPRESS FLEET 1,270.63 Fund Total: 883,202.02 BUILDING FUND CONSOLIDATED CONSTRUCT 862,746.90 DAKOTA FIRE PROTECTION 1,370.00 HARTY INSURANCE 52,731.00 JMSTN PUBLIC SCHOOL 55,290.00 JLG ARCHITECTS 6,690.60 L & M CONTRACTORS 7,350.00 OTIS ELEVATOR 3,842.76 SMITTY’S CARPET 5,524.83 SUMMIT COMPANIES 1,950.00 TRIO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULT 6,975.00 Fund Total: 1,004,471.09 DEBT SERVICE FUND BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON 257,407.50 Fund Total: 257,407.50 STUDENT ACTIVITY ALLARD TROPHY 361.00 AMAZON.COM 59.96 AUSTAD’S GOLF 215.48 BISMARCK PUBLIC SCHOOL 200.00 CONLON, FRANK 200.00 COURTCART 598.00 DRAGON BASKETBALL CAMP 275.00 GERRELLS SPORTS 1,527.61 GREAT SHOTS GOLF 1,083.00 JOSEPH, AMY 183.50 MENARDS 519.98 ND HIGH SCHOOL COACH ASSN 125.00 ORIENTAL TRADING 174.84 ORRIGINALS 477.60 PERFORM BETTER 245.95 PORTOLITE PITCHING MOUNDS 1,098.00 RIDDELL ALL AMERICAN SPORTS 9,900.95 ROALDSON, JAMES 30.00 ROVERTRONICS DESIGN 4,769.00 SCHMEICHEL, ASHLYN 731.86 SKUNBERG, ANDREW 186.62 SPANIER, KELLY 100.00 SPRINGHILL SUITES 525.00 SUPER DUPER PBLCTNS (14.52) TDS METROCOM 6.07 TRAINING ROOM 233.76 Fund Total: 23,813.66 HEALTH INSURANCE UNITED STATES TREASURY 1,234.41 Fund Total: 1,234.41 SCHOOL LUNCH BACKGROUND INVSTGTN BUR 35.00 CITY OF JAMESTOWN 1,946.00 CREDIT BUREAU OF BISMARCK 61.98 DAKOTA CENTRAL 274.20 EAST SIDE JERSEY DAIRY 384.86 GAINSFORTH, VALERIE 188.00 GRIM, MARY 117.00 HEIMANN, SARAH 117.00 KROPP, AMANDA 117.00 MARTELL, MONA 117.00 ND ATTORNEY GENERAL 26.25 RUSSELL, JACKIE 117.00 SCHULTZ, JAN 117.00 TDS METROCOM 4.39 WALL, CINDY 117.00 Fund Total: 3,739.68 JAMES VALLEY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER AMAZON.COM 326.60 BACKGROUND INVSTGTN BUR 17.50 BAYER, ISAAC 500.00 CAREER & TECHNICAL ED 975.00 CENTRAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS 315.00 CITY OF JAMESTOWN 589.84 COLE PAPERS 17.68 DAKOTA CENTRAL 217.63 DAKOTA DUST TEX 49.25 DOMINO’S PIZZA 65.56 FLITE TEST 1,848.22 GRB INVESTMENTS 91.18 HEINERT, DARBY 30.00 IRON MOUNTAIN 109.41 JAMESTOWN PLUMBING 5,573.85 LINDE GAS 69.63 MONTANA DAKOTA UTLTS 588.76 ND ATTORNEY GENERAL 26.25 ND TEACHERS FUND FOR RETIREMNT 15,094.92 NEWMAN SIGNS 560.00 OREILLY AUTO PARTS 29.45 ORRIGINALS 252.00 OTTERTAIL POWER 2,156.70 RECYCLING CENTER 35.00 ROOSEVELT GRAND DAKOTA 172.80 STAMPS.COM 17.99 TDS METROCOM 0.88 THORESON, ROBERT 628.50 Fund Total: 30,359.60 (Oct. 29, 2022) 116586