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Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved School Board Workshop Minutes Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Noon Professional Learning Lab The Dickinson Public School Board held a workshop on April 5, 2022, at the Professional Learning Lab. Board members present were President Brent Seaks, Vice President Kim Schwartz, Board Member David Wilkie, Board Member Michelle Orton, and Board Member Jason Rodakowski. Also present were Superintendent Dr. Marcus Lewton, Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris, Business Manager Stephanie Hunter, Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Trustem, and Board Secretary Twila Petersen. Call to Order - Board President Seaks called the workshop to order at noon. Build the April 11, 2022, Board Meeting Agenda – Superintendent Lewton addressed the Board. He summarized several proposed topics for Monday’s meeting. Dr. Lewton reported under the Consent Agenda the student enrollment report is up 146 students from the same time last year. He suggested Board members review the list of great accomplishments and celebrations under the recognitions. The elementary principals have been researching possibilities for encouraging parents to pre-register their child for kindergarten. There will be a Kinder Kid kickoff event on April 26 for families of incoming kindergarteners. Parents will have an opportunity to visit their child’s school, meet the kindergarten teachers, and their child will receive a t-shirt. Early Childhood Program registration opened up last week for those that had previously shown an interest. It will open up to the general public next week. Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6. The DPS Employee Appreciation Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the Dickinson Middle School. At 6:00 on May 5 will be the annual Teacher/Staff Recognition and Retirement Program. The Board proposed a date of Friday, April 29 to build the agenda for the May 9 Board Meeting. There was a discussion regarding the monthly reports to the Board from the building principals. Dr. Lewton updated the Board on the CTE Center. There was a discussion regarding potential excess District-owned real estate. The discussion included the bus barn, a duplex, and the Hagen field. Board members suggested Superintendent Lewton and Assistant Superintendent Harris do some additional research. At Monday’s Board Meeting, Assistant Superintendent Harris will provide a proposal for the Board’s consideration regarding student busing. The proposal recommends a $5 per month increase or $50 for the school year. Parents that register early will receive a discount. Adjournment – At 12:38 p.m., President Seaks declared the workshop adjourned. Brent Seaks, Board President Stephanie Hunter, Business Manager Twila Petersen, Board Secretary (April 13, 2022) 51981