REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS GRAND FORKS SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING March 8, 2021 The Grand Forks School Board met in regular session on Monday, March 8, 2021, with President Amber Flynn presiding.
REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS
GRAND FORKS SCHOOL BOARD
March 8, 2021
The Grand Forks School Board met in regular session on Monday, March 8, 2021, with President Amber Flynn presiding.
Board Members Present: Doug Carpenter, Chris Douthit, Amber Flynn, Jacqueline Hoffarth via phone, Eric Lunn, Jeff Manley, Shannon Mikula, Bill Palmiscno, and Cynthia Shabb. Absent: None.
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; Catherine Gillach, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education; Melissa Buchhop, President, Grand Forks Education Association; and Cindy Johnson, Executive Secretary.
Call to Order: 6:00 p.m.
Motion and second to approve the agenda as written carried unanimously. Absent: Mikula.
Motion and second to approve the minutes of February 22, 2021, as written carried unanimously. Absent: Mikula.
Discussed: Review School Board Norms, Legislative Update.
Motion and second to approve the consent agenda as follows: One-Year Childcare Leave effective the 2021-2022 school year for Ann Freund; Open Enrollment Applications as presented and Resignations of Scott Lloyd, Cynthia Nelson, Tina Parkes, and Karen Schneider effective May 28, 2021, carried unanimously. Absent: Mikula.
Mikula joined the meeting at 6:25 p.m.
Motion and second to approve all of the summer school programs as presented carried unanimously.
Motion and second to declare that an emergency exists for significant moisture damage on the athletic addition at Grand Forks Central High School carried unanimously.
Motion and second to not reopen West Elementary School carried unanimously.
Motion and second to affirm the Resolution Granting Emergency Powers to the Superintendent remain in place carried unanimously.
Motion and second to complete the second reading as written of the following policies and adopt each one as an official policy of the district: ABCA, Copyrighted Material & Intellectual Property; ABEA, Wellness Policy; ABEB, Child Nutrition Programs; ACAA, Emergency Closings; ACAB, Emergency & Disaster Plans & Drills; ACBA, Automated External Defibrillators (AED); CBAB, Administration in Policy Absence; DEAE, Occupational Safety; FAAA, Open Enrollment; FFE, Extracurricular Participation Requirements; IAAA, Asbestos Management; and AAC, Golden Age Pass carried unanimously.
Motion and second to complete the required one reading of ABEB-BR1, Child Nutrition Program Civil Rights Complaint Procedures and ABEB-BR2, Free & Reduced Priced Meal Eligibility Appeals and adopt each one as an official board regulation of the district carried unanimously.
Motion and second to rescind the following policies: 6175, Wellness; 2120, Administrative Leeway in Absence of Board Policy; 3454, Nonresident Students-Open Enrollment; and 1303, Golden Age Pass carried unanimously.
Motion and second to accept the superintendent's March evaluation as developed by the Superintendent Evaluation Committee and the one-year extension of this three-year contract carried unanimously.
Recess: 7:33-7:43 p.m.
Dela Cruz left the meeting.
Work Session Topics: Review of the Board's previous workshop and direction, a comprehensive approach to facility improvement planning and funding, "Big Rock" category investment and Cabinet feedback, survey results, and determine/reaffirm referendum components and ultimate ask of the community including scope and investment.
Flynn left the meeting at 8:00 p.m. and continued participation via phone at 8:30 p.m. Lunn continued the meeting as chairperson.
Mikula left the meeting at 8:39 p.m.
Whalen left the meeting at 8:52 p.m.
Discussed: School Board Norms - How Did We Do?
Adjourned: 9:54 p.m.
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