Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved Special School Board Meeting Minutes Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:30 a.
Dickinson Public Schools
Unapproved Special School Board Meeting Minutes
Thursday, March 18, 2021,
Central Administration Offices
The Dickinson Public School Board held a Special Board Meeting on March 18, 2021, at the Central Administration Offices. Board members present were: Board President Brent Seaks, Board Vice President Kim Schwartz, Board Member Michelle Orton, and Board Member Jason Rodakowski. Board Member David Wilkie recused himself from this meeting. Others present were: Superintendent Dr. Shon Hocker, Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris, Business Manager Stephanie Hunter, Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Trustem, Attorney Nicholas Grant, and Board Secretary Twila Petersen.
Call to Order - Board President Seaks called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m.
Business Topic - Action Topic
Attorney Consultation-Teacher Grievance-Executive Session - President Seaks stated the next item on the agenda was Attorney Consultation-Teacher Grievance with an executive session anticipated. The legal authority for closing this portion of the meeting was North Dakota Century Code section(s) N.D.C.C. § 44-04-19.2. The topic or purpose of this executive session was Attorney Consultation-Teacher Grievance.
Mrs. Schwartz moved per North Dakota Century Code N.D.C.C. § 44-04-19.2 to close the meeting and go into executive session for the purpose of Attorney Consultation-Teacher Grievance. Mrs. Orton seconded the motion. There was no discussion. A roll call vote was taken on the motion: ayes-4 (Rodakowski, Orton, Schwartz, Seaks); nays-0; recused-1 (Wilkie). The motion carried.
President Seaks stated the executive session would be recorded and all members of the governing body were reminded to limit their discussion during the executive session to the announced topic. He added any collective decision, collective commitment, or other final action by the governing body must occur after it reconvenes in an open meeting unless final action was specifically required by law to be taken during the executive session. The prohibition on taking final action during the executive session does not apply to providing guidance or instructions from the District's attorney.
Board policy BCAD-Executive Session allows certain individuals to attend the closed meeting as directed by the Board President. President Seaks authorized the following individuals to remain in the room during the executive session: School Board Members Kim Schwartz, Michelle Orton, Jason Rodakowski, and Chair Brent Seaks. He further authorized the following to be in attendance: Attorney Nicholas Grant, Superintendent Shon Hocker, Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris, Business Manager Stephanie Hunter, and Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Trustem.
At 11:35 a.m., the meeting convened in executive session. President Seaks stated he anticipated adjourning the executive session, and reconvening the open portion of the meeting in approximately 90 minutes or at 1:00 p.m.
Attorney Consultation-Teacher Grievance-Executive Session (cont.)
The executive session began at 11:35 a.m. and was attended by Board Members Mrs. Schwartz, Mrs. Orton, Mr. Rodakowski, Chair Seaks, Attorney Grant, Superintendent Hocker, Assistant Superintendent Harris, Business Manager Hunter, and Community Relations Coordinator Trustem.
The executive session adjourned at 1:05 p.m. The public was invited to the meeting room and the meeting was back in open session. President Seaks stated the discussion of the executive session was attorney consultation-teacher grievance and that no other topics were discussed.
Adjournment - At 1:05 p.m., President Seaks declared the meeting adjourned.
Brent Seaks, Board President
Stephanie Hunter, Business Manager
Twila Petersen, Board Secretary
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