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Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved School Board Committee of the Whole Workshop Minutes Wednesday, September 9, 2020; 12:00 p.

Dickinson Public Schools
Unapproved School Board Committee of the Whole Workshop Minutes
Wednesday, September 9, 2020; 12:00 p.m.
Central Administration Offices Board Room
The Dickinson Public School Board held a School Board workshop on September 9, 2020, in the Central Administration Offices Board room. Board members present were President Brent Seaks, Vice President Kim Schwartz, Mrs. Michelle Orton, Mr. David Wilkie, and Mr. Jason Rodakowski. Others present were Superintendent Shon Hocker, 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.
Draft the September 14, 2020, Regular Board Meeting Agenda - Superintendent Hocker inquired what type of delivery Board members preferred for Monday's Board meeting. Board members wished to be as transparent as possible. Ideally, the Board would like to have Board meetings both in person and also virtual such as via Zoom or recorded live on FaceBook, YouTube, or another similar video-sharing platform. Dr. Hocker reported that attendance at the meetings via Zoom has been very good. It is easy for individuals to log into Zoom and watch the meetings from their own homes. For the next meeting, since there has been interest from members of the public to attend in person, the Board wished to give the public that opportunity. Therefore, the regular Board meeting will be held face-to-face. The Board will continue to explore options that follow the local health official's recommendations, allow the Board to have effective meetings, and be accessible to the public.
Dr. Hocker briefly went through the proposed topics for Monday's School Board Meeting. Under the Superintendent's Report at Monday's meeting, Dr. Hocker will be reporting on the bus registration numbers, employees utilizing the optional employee benefits, student enrollment, and a COVID-19 update. President Seaks inquired how the District would be billing and refunding parents for busing. Superintendent Hocker responded the District will collect for busing for the entire year and will reimburse families at the end of the school year, similar to the refunding the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Families seem to be satisfied with this process.
Superintendent Hocker explained a survey would be going out to families later this month. He is working with Odney to create and distribute the survey.
Adjournment - President Seaks declared the meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.
Brent Seaks, Board President
Kent Anderson, Business Manager
Twila Petersen, Board Secretary
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