Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved School Board Committee of the Whole Workshop Minutes Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Noon Professional Learning Lab The Dickinson Public School Board held a Board workshop on March 3, 2021, at the Professional Learning Lab.
Dickinson Public Schools
Unapproved School Board Committee of the Whole Workshop Minutes
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Noon
Professional Learning Lab
The Dickinson Public School Board held a Board workshop on March 3, 2021, at the Professional Learning Lab. Board members present were Board President Brent Seaks, Board Member Michelle Orton, Board Member David Wilkie, and Board Member Jason Rodakowski. Board Vice President Kim Schwartz was unable to attend the workshop. Others attending the workshop were Superintendent Shon Hocker, Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris, Business Manager Stephanie Hunter, Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Trustem, School Board Secretary Twila Petersen, and Ms. Fern Pokorny.
Call to Order - Board President Seaks called the workshop to order at noon.
Draft the March 8, 2021, Regular Board Meeting Agenda - Superintendent Hocker addressed the Board. He summarized the proposed informational topics for Monday's Board meeting.
There were several proposed action topics for the upcoming Board meeting Dr. Hocker briefly reviewed. The action topics included a resolution for general obligation school building fund bonds in the amount of $6.5 million, consider a petition from the Dickinson Education Association for recognition and representation in teacher negotiations, appoint two Dickinson Public Schools representatives to the CTE Governance Board, consider several open enrollment applications for fall 2021, approve several classified and certified early resignation notifications, review Superintendent Hocker's evaluation, reaffirm a policy with a new descriptor code, consider moving the April school board meeting date, and consider scheduling a Special School Board Meeting in mid-March.
The resolution for the building fund bonds may only be utilized for capital improvement projects. The 10 mill building levy generates $1.6 million which is insufficient to properly maintain all buildings in the District.
There was discussion regarding the potential responsibilities attached to an appointment to the CTE Governance Board. At Monday's Board meeting, Dr. Marcus Lewton will share updated information regarding the North Campus/Halliburton property.
There was a topic proposed to be added to the agenda regarding a short-term data analysis on the District's educational platform. Trial Runner's CEO Jill Healy's had offered services for the analysis. After discussion, the Board suggested Community Relations Coordinator Trustem contact Ms. Healy and share the District's appreciation for the work she has put into the project. The District may consider her company's services in the future.
Adjournment - At 12:50 p.m., President Seaks adjourned the workshop.
Brent Seaks, Board President
Stephanie Hunter, Business Manager
Twila Petersen, Board Secretary
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