Killdeer school board finds $350,000 after recalculationsKILLDEER — The Killdeer Public School Board found an extra $350,000 after recalculations.
KILLDEER — The Killdeer Public School Board found an extra $350,000 after recalculations.
“After recalculating the formula dollars we found that we had not accounted for what the fiscal stabilization fund had reduced that payment by last year,” Superintendent Gary Wilz said. “Through the formula payment we will be receiving about $1.35 million this year.”
Wilz originally calculated that amount as slightly less than $1 million.
The North Dakota High School Activities Association three class basketball proposal was discussed because Wilz (the voting delegate at the fall North Dakota High School Activities Association meeting) wanted the board’s opinion regarding this proposal. Wilz said it would also affect volleyball.
The school board consensus was to have Wilz vote no on the proposal.
The proposal would keep Class A the same, except the name will be changed to Class AA. The next class would be the next 40 largest schools and would be called Class A; the remaining schools would be called Class B.
Only two state champions would be named, one from Class AA and one from Classes A and B, who would each have four teams competing in the state tournament.
The proposal will be voted on by North Dakota High School Activities Assoiation member schools on Oct. 21 in Bismarck.
The extracurricular ticket seller compensation policy was approved.
This policy would allow the ticket sellers for school extracurricular events to be compensated at minimum wage as wage and hour laws. The Athletic director will be responsible for reporting ticket seller’s time to the business manager.
Before this policy was put in place ticket sellers were volunteers.
“We decided to change this policy because it’s getting difficult to get people to help out with games, and most folks were still at work when the games were taking place. This is kind of an incentive to get people to help,” Wilz said.
In other business:
r The school board rejected all general, electrical and mechanical contractors’ bids for library and multipurpose room construction.
“The bids came in way higher than we anticipated, or had hoped for,” Wilz said.
r The superintendent evaluation form was reviewed and approved, the evaluation form will be handed out in November with a December due date.
r Killdeer Wrestling Coach Shane Olson came to the school board meeting to discuss the rising cost of travel expenses the wrestling team has experienced over the past few years. Olson said it was out of fundraising ideas and asked for district support.
r Judy Thompson, Coordinated School Health Program manager for the North Dakota Department of Health, presented the school board with a certificate award for the school’s work in increasing asthma education.