Lancaster School Board – December 19, 2018

LANCASTER SCHOOL
BOARD PROCEEDINGS
The Lancaster School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the district office. The following members were present: Diamond, Hanson, Jerome, Nelson, Nordin and Peterson. Also present were Supt. Hunstad, Teacher Rep. Jamie Winterland, Lacey Lupien, and Mendy Coffield.
Chairperson Diamond called the meeting to order and took roll call. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance.
The agenda was approved on a motion by Hanson, second by Nordin. UC.
The School Board Member Oath of Office was taken by Justin Peterson.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Hanson, the consent agenda was approved as presented.  UC.
Items included:
• The minutes of the November 8, 2018, regular meeting were approved.
• Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) in the amount of $89,793.50.  Payroll EFTs in the amount of $103,608.74, and monthly bills in the amount of $48,231.03. Check numbers 39750-39798.
• The Budget Comparison and Treasurer’s reports were reviewed.
The current revenue totals by fund were reviewed.
• The City of Lancaster land donation was accepted for Lots 9, 10, 11 & 12, Block 3, in the First Addition to the City of Lancaster.
Supt. Hunstad presented the Truth In Taxation information to those in attendance.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Jerome and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Truth In Taxation information as presented by Supt. Hunstad.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Nelson and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, certifies the taxes payable in 2019 as follows:
Taxes Payable
General               $ 581,352.14
Community Service              $   12,110.59
Total              $ 593,462.73
On a motion by Hanson, second by Nordin and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, adopts the final budget for the 2018/19 school year as follows:
Expenditures    Revenues
General    $ 3,028,461    $ 2,975,824
Food Service    $    132,730    $    132,730
Community Education    $      97,989    $      97,989
Total Budget:    $ 3,259,180    $ 3,206,543
Deficit:      – $52,637
On a motion by Hanson, second by Jerome and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the use of the current signature plate until the new Officer’s signatures are ready for use.
Hanson explained there will be minimal fees for the City of Lancaster land donation and he will take care of it.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Nelson: WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and WHEREAS, there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and, WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and decrease in student enrollment must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,
Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, as follows:
That the School board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions, to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures, and, as a result of a reduction in enrollment, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, and discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
The following voted in favor of: Diamond, Hanson, Jerome, Nelson, Nordin and Peterson.
The following voted against the same: None.
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Hanson and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the resignation of Kris Heine as school Social Worker effective the end of the 2018/19 school year.
Supt. Hunstad reviewed the Wold’s Best Workforce Policy with the Board. Supt. Hunstad also publicly thanked Anne Dalbey for her work on this project.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Jerome and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the World’s Best Workforce policy as presented by Supt. Hunstad.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Nordin and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the final reading of Policies: #404 Employment background Checks, #406 Public and Private Personnel Data, #414 Form: Student Maltreatment Reporting Form, #418 Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School, #423 Employee-Student Relationships, #424 License Status, #427 Workload Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers as presented by Supt. Hunstad.
Supt. Hunstad presented the Administrative Report:
a. The Compulsory Instruction Report was reviewed.
b. MSBA Learning Opportunities were discussed. Phase I and Phase II for new board members will be January 15th and 16th. The MSBA Convention continues on January 17th and 18th.
c. The MREA Board of Directors ballot was distributed.
d. Region 1 Joint Powers Board election ballots were distributed to all Board Members.
e. Samantha Alme and Jamie Winterland presented at the TIES Conference earlier this month. Mrs. Winterland explained the conference and the benefits of it.
f. The Winter Concert was excellent!  Mrs. Nordin did an amazing job. The Bake Sale and Book Fair were very successful as well.
g. The KCC mats have been installed in the east gym and look great.
h. The Music Grant was received in the amount of $2240. Mrs. Nordin will begin ordering soon.
i. The Board meeting dates for January and February were set: January 30th (7pm) and February 27th (7pm). Also on February 27th there will be a work session at 5pm to discuss the Strategic Plan.
j. The KCC Basketball game on December 17th ended with an incredible last shot.     The players all showed great sportsmanship as they assisted the MP    CG player in swishing the three pointer. The clip was on WDAZ and also KVLY. It is also posted on the school Facebook page.
The next regular board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 pm.
Diamond adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.
James Diamond, Chairperson
Chris Jerome, Clerk
(January 2, 2019)
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