REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS
GRAND FORKS SCHOOL BOARD
GRAND FORKS PUBLIC
SCHOOL DISTRICT #1
November 12, 2019
The Grand Forks School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Mark Sanford Education Center with Bill Palmiscno presiding.
Board Members Present: Bill Palmiscno, President/Voting Member; Amber Flynn, Vice President/Voting Member; Doug Carpenter, Voting Member; Eric Lunn, Voting Member; Jeff Manley, Voting Member; Shannon Mikula, Voting Member; Cynthia Shabb, Voting Member; and Matt Spivey, Voting Member.
Board Members Absent: Jacqueline Hoffarth, Voting Member.
Student Board Members Present: Riley Thoreson, Non-voting Member and Oliver Wolfe, Non-voting Member.
Student Board Members Absent: None.
Others Present: Dr. Terry Brenner, Superintendent of Schools; Scott J. Berge, Business Manager; Jody Thompson, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Education; Catherine Gillach, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education; Lewis Isassi, GFAFB School Board Liaison; Melissa Buchhop, Vice President, Grand Forks Education Association (GFEA); and Cindy Johnson, Executive Secretary.
Call to Order: 6:00 p.m.
Motion and second to approve the agenda as written carried unanimously. Absent: Hoffarth.
Discussed: Celebrating Success (Viking Elementary School).
Motion and second to approve the October 28, 2019, minutes as written carried unanimously. Absent: Hoffarth.
Citizen Comments (non-agenda items): Tiffany Hager shared a personal experience concerning her child about school safety. Amanda Weston Caillier, President of the Grand Forks Education Association, read a prepared statement indicating the GFEA's opposition to eliminating the early retirement policy.
Discussed: Review School Board Norms.
Discussed: NDSBA Seminars/Convention Attendee Report.
Discussed: Reminder of Upcoming Joint School Boards Meeting.
Discussed: Reminder of Upcoming Joint City Council/School Board Meeting.
Motion and second to accept the superintendent's November Evaluation as written carried unanimously. Absent: Hoffarth.
Motion and second to approve the proposed wage schedule and revised Classified Personnel Policy Manual for 2019-2020 as presented carried unanimously. Absent: Hoffarth.
Discussed: School Board Norms - How Did We Do?
Adjourned: 6:46 p.m.
Meeting minutes are found online at www.gfschools.org or by calling the superintendent's office at 787-4880.
(November 30, 2019)