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Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved School Board Meeting Minutes June 10, 2019; 5:00 p.

Dickinson Public Schools
Unapproved School Board Meeting Minutes
June 10, 2019; 5:00 p.m.
Central Administration Offices

The Dickinson Public School Board held a regular meeting on June 10, 2019, at the Central Administration Offices. Board members present: President Brent Seaks, Vice President Kim Schwartz, and Board Member Jason Rodakowski. Board Members Michelle Orton and David Wilkie were not present. Others present were: Superintendent Shon Hocker, Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris, Director of Student Services Dorothy Martinson, Business Manager Kent Anderson, Partners in Parenting Coordinator Stacy Kilwein, Dickinson Middle School Principal Marcus Lewton, JE Dunn Construction Vice President Marc Mellmer, Mr. Andy Schmidt, The Dickinson Press Reporter Kayla Henson, and School Board Secretary Twila Petersen.

Call to Order - Board President Seaks called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Public Participation - There were no requests for public participation.

Additional Agenda Items/Removal of Items from the Consent Agenda - Mrs. Schwartz moved to accept the agenda and the consent agenda, as presented. Mr. Rodakowski seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken on the motion. The motion carried.

Business Topics-Informational Topics
West Dakota Parent and Family Resource Center/Partners in Parenting Update - Mrs. Stacy Kilwein, coordinator, addressed the Board. She prepared an annual report which is posted on the website under the BoardDocs link. Mrs. Kilwein provided an overview of the education, resources, and services offered at the Center.

The West Dakota Parent and Family Resource Center has been serving students and families in the community for 25 years. The Center reinforces that the success of a student includes what happens before and after school as well as during school and that parents are a vital part of their child's success.

Several of the programs provided are the Changing Program, Gearing Up for Kindergarten, parenting workshops, homeless liaison, foster care liaison, Head Start Program transition, Boundaries, and many parent education sessions. Mrs. Kilwein noted the importance of having routines with students. Also important is reading and communicating with children.

Director of Student Services Dorothy Martinson addressed the Board. She emphasized the importance of the programs and resources that Mrs. Kilwein is providing for the District and community and also commended Mrs. Kilwein for her great work and professionalism. Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris also shared comments about the success of the programs provided by Mrs. Kilwein.

Board members shared their appreciation for what Mrs. Kilwein is doing for the students and the community. This agenda item was informational only. No action was requested.

Self-funded Health Insurance Committee Update - Available on the website are the minutes from the May 16 Self-funded Health Insurance Committee meeting. Superintendent Hocker addressed the Board and stated the health committee anticipates another meeting before the end of June. At that meeting, there will be a decision regarding the increase of the health insurance premiums. He added the next school year would also be a good time to introduce the high deductible plan. This agenda item was informational only. No action was requested.

Business Topics-Action Items
2019-2020 Classified Salary and Benefits Package - Available on the website is a copy of the proposed 2019-2020 Classified Salary and Benefits Package. Action was requested. Mrs. Schwartz moved to approve the 2019-2020 Classified Salary and Benefits Package with an effective date of July 1, 2019, as presented. Mr. Rodakowski seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken on the motion: ayes-3 (Rodakowski, Schwartz, Seaks); nays-0; absent-2. The motion carried.

Breakfast and Lunch Meal Prices - Mr. Rodakowski moved to approve a fee of $1.50 for student breakfast, $2.00 for adult breakfast, $2.55 for lunch for students in grades K-5, $2.85 for lunch for students in grades 6-8, $3.45 for lunch for grades 9-12, $4.20 for lunch for adults, $.40 for extra milk in grades K-12, and monthly milk break price of $6.00, effective fall of 2019. Mrs. Schwartz seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken on the motion: ayes-3 (Schwartz, Rodakowski, Seaks); nays-0; absent-2. The motion carried.

School Board Policy Revision, First Reading- Available on the website under the BoardDocs link is a copy of the proposed policy KAB-Parental Involvement. The North Dakota School Boards Association (NDSBA) recommended revisions are noted in red text. Action was requested. Mrs. Schwartz moved to approve for first reading the revisions to Board policy KAB-Parental Involvement, as presented. Mr. Rodakowski seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken on the motion: ayes-3 (Rodakowski, Schwartz, Seaks); nays-0; absent-2. The motion carried.

Schedule Special School Board Meeting - Mrs. Schwartz moved to schedule a special school board meeting for Monday, June 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Offices. Mr. Rodakowski seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken on the motion. The motion carried.

Schedule Board Retreat - Mr. Seaks moved to schedule a Board retreat for Wednesday, June 26 at the location of the Badlands Ministries from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Mrs. Schwartz seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken on the motion. The motion carried.

Transportation Contract - Available on the website under the BoardDocs link is a copy of the proposed contract with Harlow's School Bus Service. Mrs. Schwartz moved to approve the student transportation contract with Harlow's Bus Service, as presented. Mr. Rodakowski seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken on the motion: ayes-3 (Schwartz, Rodakowski, Seaks); nays-0; absent-2. The motion carried.

Business Manager Evaluation - Mrs. Schwartz acknowledged that the Dickinson Public School Board evaluated Business Manager Kent Anderson using a modified version of the assessment tool created by the North Dakota School Boards Association and the School Board determined that Mr. Anderson performed well in all areas. Mr. Rodakowski seconded the acknowledgement. A roll call vote was taken: ayes-3 (Rodakowski, Schwartz, Seaks); nays-0; absent-2.

Adjournment - At 5:25 p.m., President Seaks declared the meeting adjourned.

Brent Seaks, Board President
Kent Anderson, Business Manager
Twila Petersen, Secretary
(Published: July 5, 2019)