Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved School Board Committee of the Whole Workshop Minutes Wednesday, July 8, 2020; 12:00 noon Central Administration Offices Board Room The Dickinson Public School Board held a School Board workshop on July 8, 2020, in the Central Administration Offices Board room.
Dickinson Public Schools
Unapproved School Board Committee of the Whole Workshop Minutes
Wednesday, July 8, 2020; 12:00 noon
Central Administration Offices
The Dickinson Public School Board held a School Board workshop on July 8, 2020, in the Central Administration Offices Board room. Board members present were: President Brent Seaks, Vice President Kim Schwartz, Mrs. Michelle Orton, Mr. Jason Rodakowski, and Mr. David Wilkie. Others present were: Superintendent Shon Hocker, Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris, Business Manager Kent Anderson, and School Board Secretary Twila Petersen.
Call to Order - Board President Seaks called the workshop to order at 12:00 p.m.
Build the Agenda for July 13, 2020, Annual Board Meeting - Superintendent Hocker addressed the Board. He refreshed the Board on the steps for the annual election of officers.
Dr. Hocker explained at Monday's Board meeting he would make comments under his report regarding options potentially provided by State Superintendent Baesler next week regarding the reopening of school for 2020-2021. President Seaks inquired if the Board would need to take action on the plan drafted by the District administrators for the reopening of school. Superintendent Hocker responded that the Board should take action on the plan and potentially an additional Board meeting may need to be scheduled in July or early August for the Board to consider the plan.
There was a brief discussion regarding the District's bank depositories. Business Manager Anderson explained this is not a bid process. Board members will review potential dates for a Board retreat at Monday's meeting. President Seaks inquired the format of the Board meetings for the upcoming school year, via Zoom or face-to-face. Dr. Hocker responded this will be decided on a month-to-month basis. It will be up to the Board members and recommendations from local health officials.
Board member committee assignments will take place at Monday's meeting. There was a brief discussion if it would be advantageous to have the same Board representatives on the teacher negotiations and the administrative negotiations since topics tend to overlap. Board member conflict of interests and potential negotiation targeted discussions were explained.
There will be a Budget Input and Development Meeting on Thursday, July 9. Superintendent Hocker noted a topic being discussed at the budget meeting will be the District potentially proceeding with the purchase of the Halliburton property. Dr. Hocker explained the potential utilization of the property for the District. Members of the CTE committee have been working with DPS administration on repurposing the building to suit the needs of the District and costs associated with the repurposing.
Adjournment - At 12:50 p.m., President Seaks declared the workshop adjourned.
Brent Seaks, Board President
Kent Anderson, Business Manager
Twila Petersen, Secretary
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