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Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved School Board Workshop Minutes Monday, August 17, 2020; 1:00 p.

Dickinson Public Schools
Unapproved School Board Workshop Minutes
Monday, August 17, 2020; 1:00 p.m.
Medora Badlands Ministries

The Dickinson Public School Board held a School Board workshop on August 17, 2020, at the Medora Badlands Ministries. Board members present were: Board President Brent Seaks, Board Vice President Kim Schwartz, Board Member Michelle Orton, Board Member David Wilkie, and Board Member Jason Rodakowski. Others present were: Superintendent Shon Hocker, Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris, and Director of Instruction Melanie Kathrein.
Call to Order - Board President Seaks called the workshop to order at 1:10 p.m. President Seaks thanked the group for taking time out of their busy schedules to discuss topics that are imperative to every family in the District for the upcoming school year. He added that no action would be taken on any of the topics.
Discussion Topics
Distance Learning Plan/Health and Safety Plan - Most of the discussion at the workshop was regarding the DSP Distance Learning Plan and DPS Health and Safety Plan. Superintendent Hocker distributed a draft of the plans. Board members thoroughly reviewed the plan and administrators discussed scenarios and answered questions. Board members thanked the District Cabinet, teachers, parents, health officials, committee members, and others for their contributions to the plans.
Academy Update - Superintendent Hocker and Assistant Superintendent Harris briefly updated Board members on the progress of the Dickinson High School Career Academy. Due to time constraints, Board members suggested continuing the discussion at a future Board workshop.
Building Fund Levy - Due to time constraints, this topic was not discussed.
Leadership Governance - Due to time constraints, this topic was not discussed.
Adjournment - At 5:25 p.m., President Seaks declared the workshop adjourned.
Brent Seaks, Board President
Kent Anderson, Business Manager
Twila Petersen, Secretary
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