Board Minutes of Luck Schools
Regular Board Meeting
December 21st, 2016
The meeting was called to order by Jacob Jensen at 12:00 p.m. Present at the meeting were Board members Amy Dueholm, Kurt Stonesiefer, Rick Palmer arriving at 12:30 was Todd Roehm. Also present were Aaron Arjes, Logan Grey, Elem Principal Jason Harelson, Sec. Principal Brad Werner and newspaper reporter Mary Stirrat.
Pledge of Allegiance by all
Motion for approve the agenda as presented made by Kurt S. seconded by Amy D. all aye. Motion carried.
Motion to approve the minutes of the November 28, 2016 meeting made by Amy D. seconded by Kurt S. all aye. Motion carried.
Motion to approve vouchers 81700-81762 made by Kurt S. seconded by Rick P. all aye. Motion carried.
Motion to approve the Treasurer's Report dated Nov. 29, 2016 made by Rick P. seconded by Kurt S. all ayes. Motion carried.
Citizen request to speak before the Board. None STUDENT REPORT
Student Rep. Logan Grey passed out a report and highlighted a number of activities. Her
lesson highlight featured "Spanish Christmas Cards" being done in Ms. Koons class and a special activity in Ms McLoones class. Club activities included the FFA fruit sales which went really well, Kinship party, FCCLA Star events, Upcoming Ice Fishing contest, concert, and the NHS doing special food bags for Christmas. She highlighted the sports teams and also the dance team. Financial aid night for Jrs. and Srs. and the rejuvenation of the FCA Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Mr. Schultz reported on a number of issues that he had summarized in his report. Dates are being set for additional meetings for the development of a Strategic Plan and areas of Goal setting. Jan 9th a possible date. Audit report will be provided by Larry Stoltz at our Jan. meeting. Admin are now using electronic purchase orders and will have staff training shortly. Several grants have been received lately with Renee Gavinski getting a $200 and a $500 grant to help her culinary arts class. Good Job Renee. Update on the Energy Efficiency Project. Still no tile in the main entrance and still no resolution on the door locks. Both issues are being addressed and hopefully a resolution is close. A Town Hall meeting is still being looked into also.
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL REPORT
Mr. Harelson had a summary in the packet that he went over. The Leadership team is currently working on a School Improvement Plan that is specific to the Elementary. He was amazed at the turnout for the K-3 and the 6-8 Christmas concerts which were very successful. The SPARK team was back the first week of Dec. for more Observations and Coaching opportunities. High praise and great interest is being displayed. Recess Kinship is going to start in the next few weeks. Teacher peer observations are underway and going well. TIP is going strong and the benefits are starting to show in test results.
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL REPORT
Mr. Werner had a summary in the packet that he reviewed with the Board. Scheduling is starting to shape up for next year. Our new Guidance person is learning how to set it all up and begin the process. The Leadership Team and RTI Team have had ongoing discussions and they are going well. He also highlighted a lesson done by Ms. Mcloone on Breakout Education where they had to solve a problem and look for clues to get to leave the room. Mr. Werner is applying for a grant to install another AED in the building and is working with the local ambulance crew to get a compatible brand.
BOARD MEMBERS REPORTS
Aaron Arjes reported on a number of items to the Board. He has been working with the Elem Teachers and they have the Standard Based Report Cards done. The phone install that he headed up was done in November and seems to be working well. The 4 carts seem to be working very well in the Elem. Security on the website has been improved and is working well. Chromebooks are needing to be replaced in the near future.
ANNUAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Mr. Werner and Mr. Harelson provided the Board with a Handout that had 3 distinct areas "Elementary" "Secondary" and "District" In each area they had between 7 and 10 items that they will be focusing on for the year. Examples are TIP, RTI, SPARK, Standard based assessment, Teacher Peer evaluation, and other key educational items.
Motion to approve "Staff Stipends" in the amount of $50 to $125 for preparation to present and to present Staff Development to other Teaching staff made by Todd R. seconded by Rick P. all aye. Motion carried.
Update of possible Board Retreat. Details are still being explored.
Update and Info. on 4-K program. Mr. Harelson had done a survey at the Boards request and he presented the results to the Board. Only 35 or so people returned the survey. There was considerable discussion on the program as to where it might be located and the benefits or both. This will continue to be studied and action must be taken at the January Board meeting. No action this month.
Discussion on the "Student Support Coordinator" position. Mostly all positive, the person in the position is doing a great job despite the many issues that are involved. Some concern over Mr. Longhenry not being available in the Elem to hold his Elem counseling due to emergencies in the 7-12. Exceptional year for needs in the 7-12 was stated. Principals will continue to monitor and work towards solutions if needed.
Motion to convene into Executive session made by Amy D. seconded by Todd R. roll call vote, Amy D. yes, Todd R. yes, Kurt S. yes, Rick P. yes, Jacob J yes. Motion carried.
Motion to reconvene into open session made by Rick P. seconded by Kurt S. roll call vote, Amy
D. yes, Todd R. yes, Kurt S. yes, Rick P. yes, Jacob J. yes. Motion carried In open session no action was taken from Executive Session
Motion to adjourn made by Amy D. seconded by Todd R. all aye. Motion carried
The Board hosted a Christmas Tea after this meeting where a majority of the Board was present but No action of any kind took place.
Minutes submitted by Rick Palmer