REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS
GRAND FORKS SCHOOL BOARD
GRAND FORKS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #1
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
May 10, 2021
The Grand Forks School Board met in regular session on Monday, May 10, 2021, with Vice President Eric Lunn presiding.
Board Members Present: Doug Carpenter, Chris Douthit, Jacqueline Hassett via phone and in person, Eric Lunn, Jeff Manley, Shannon Mikula, Bill Palmiscno, and Cynthia Shabb via phone. Absent: Amber Flynn.
Student Board Members Present: Alicia Dela Cruz and Evan Whalen. Absent: None.
Others Present: Dr. Terry Brenner, Superintendent of Schools; Scott J. Berge, Business Manager; Jody Thompson, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Education; and Melissa Buchhop, President, Grand Forks Education Association.
Call to Order: 6:00 p.m.
Motion and second to approve the agenda as amended carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn and Mikula.
Motion and second to approve the April 26, 2021, minutes as written carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn and Mikula.
Discussed: Review School Board Norms; Legislative update: Smart Restart Update; K-8 Campus Predesign Committee Report: Bond Program Planning Group Report; Referendum Communications Plan Update.
Motion and second to approve the consent agenda as follows: Appointment of Lindsay Koopman (salary $44,358) effective August 23, 2021; Open Enrollment applications as presented; and Resignations of Kirsten Aafedt, Amy Archibald, Chelsey Chaput, Moire Dunn, and Alexa Spotts effective May 28, 2021, carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
Hassett joined the meeting in person at 8:24 p.m.
Motion and second to complete the second reading of the following policies and adopt each one as an official policy of the district: AAA, Philosophy of Public Schools; AAB, District Goals & Objectives; ABABA, Religious Observances; ABBF, Ticket Sales for Accessible Seating; ABCD, Records Retention; ACDB, Video Surveillance & Recording in Schools; ACE, Violent & Threatening Behavior; ACEB, Hazing; BAA, Employing Board Members; BAB, Board Conflict of Interest; BBA, School Board Elections & Terms of Office; BBBA, Officers of the Board; BBBD, Student School Board Members; BBC, Method of Filling a Board Vacancy; BC, Meetings of the Board; BCAB, Board Meeting Procedures; BCAC, Minutes, carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
Motion and second to complete the required one reading of BCAB-BR, Procedures for Seating New Board at the Annual Meeting, and adopt it as an official board regulation of the district carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
Motion and second to rescind the following policies: 3460, Records Retention; 8110, Number of Members, Terms of Office, and Procedure for Notification of Candidacy; 8101, Purpose and Role of the Board; President; Vice President; Counsel; 8111, Student Member of the School Board; 8120, Steps in Filling a Board Vacancy; 8100, Organization; Time, Place and Notice; Special Meetings; Notification to Members; Work Sessions; Executive Sessions; Meetings, Summary Statutory Notice of Requirements; 8507, Construction of the Agenda; Agenda; Communications; Actions; Roll Call Votes; 8512, Procedures; 8515, Minutes, carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
Motion and second to appoint Ms. Wendy Mankie as the director of the Child Nutrition Program at a salary of $92,799 effective sometime early to mid-June, 2021, as recommended carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
Motion and second to appoint Mr. Loren Hoheisel as the principal of Lewis & Clark Elementary School at a salary of $106,303 effective July 1, 2021, as recommended carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
Motion and second to consent to the substitution of fiscal agent and amendment to modify agency agreement into endowment fund and authorize the school board president to sign the appropriate document carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
Motion and second to approve the election contract between Grand Forks County and the Grand Forks Public School District regarding the school district special election to be held on June 22, 2021, carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
Motion and second to approve the selection of the Alerus Center as the polling location for the June 22, 2021, special election carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn.
A brief recess was held at this point in the meeting.
Whalen left the meeting at 8:25 p.m.
Dela Cruz left the meeting at 8:40 p.m.
Shabb left the meeting at 8:45 p.m.
Motion and second to convene into executive session to discuss negotiating strategy with legal counsel regarding SitelogIQ contract carried unanimously. Absent: Flynn. The legal authority for closing this portion of the meeting is North Dakota Century Code Sections 44-04-19.1(9) and 44-04-19.1(9). The executive session began at 8:49 p.m. and ended at 9:37 p.m. Following the executive session, the meeting returned to an open session and the public was invited to return to the meeting.
Discussed: School Board Norms - How Did We Do?
Adjourned: 9:41 p.m.
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