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Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved School Board Workshop Minutes Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Noon Professional Learning Lab The Dickinson Public School Board held a workshop on November 2, 2021, at the Professional Learning Lab.

Dickinson Public Schools
Unapproved School Board Workshop Minutes
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Noon
Professional Learning Lab
The Dickinson Public School Board held a workshop on November 2, 2021, at the Professional Learning Lab. Board members present were President Brent Seaks, Vice President Kim Schwartz, Board Member David Wilkie, and Board Member Jason Rodakowski. Board Member Michelle Orton was unable to attend. Also present were Interim Superintendent Dr. Marcus Lewton, Business Manager Stephanie Hunter, Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Trustem, Director of Career and Technical Education Aaron Anderson, and Board Secretary Twila Petersen.
Call to Order - Board President Seaks called the meeting to order at noon.
Build the November 8, 2021, Board Meeting Agenda - Interim Superintendent Dr. Lewton addressed the Board. The District will be developing a committee to draft a Long-range Facility Plan. The last time this was done was in 2014. It would be ideal if a Board member could volunteer to serve on the committee.
At Monday's Board meeting, representatives from Heart River and Prairie Rose elementary schools will be presenting information regarding the District's approach to social emotional learning.
President Seaks explained a topic on the agenda for Monday is an opportunity for Board members to attend training provided through the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Tenet Leadership, LLC. The training is Be Legendary School Board Leadership. This training would replace the national convention school board members have attended in the past. Board members are sensitive to the District operating in a deficit budget and will consider this alternative training at a lower fee than the National School Boards Association Convention. If the Board should decide on Monday to proceed with the DPI/Tenet training, President Seaks offered to complete the competitive grant application to assist with funding one-half the cost associated with the training.
A topic on the agenda for Monday is the Interim Superintendent's evaluation. Based on the results of the evaluation, Board members will choose the next steps regarding the next superintendent.
Interim Superintendent Lewton explained there is unneeded, non-educational equipment at the North Complex/Halliburton property that should be removed. The administration would like the ability to place the items out for bid. This led to a discussion regarding the grant application, improvements to the property, a partnership agreement with the area school districts and Dickinson State, etc. The first organizational governing board meeting for the Southwest Area Career and Technical Education Academy will be Wednesday evening, November 3.
Another topic on the agenda for Monday is a request for authorizing the Interim Superintendent to put out a Request For Qualifications for an architect and a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the CTE Center. Dr. Lewton will explain this process at Monday night's Board meeting.
Adjournment - At 12:45 p.m., President Seaks declared the workshop adjourned.
Brent Seaks, Board President
Stephanie Hunter, Business Manager
Twila Petersen, Board Secretary
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