TrekNorth High School
Call to order: Karen Forbes 6:10PM
Members present: K. Forbes, J. Benner, E. Haynes, M. Munson, S. Plum,
Guests: J. Plum (Operations Mgr.), K. Munson (Business Mgr.), Vicki
Ross-Rhodes (TrekNorth Parent), David DenHartog (Director VEHS)
Absent: Dan Hawkins, Louise Mengelkoch, Lisa Harmon, McKeon.
I. Reading by Mike "To Joe Strummer" --Next reading assigned
to Karen Forbes.
II. Approval of Board Minutes from 9 December 2003
Motion: S.Plum, Sec. Benner. Passed unanimous.
III. Consent Agenda
- Enter board email(s) into the public record
- Checks #1222-1261
- Acceptance of $90,000 grant from EdVisions Inc.
Motion to Accept Consent items Benner, Sec. Munson. Unanimous
IV. Open Forum - visitors
Discussion X-C ski and other relations
with Voyageurs Exp. H.S.
Motion to assign responsibility for pursuing, deciding and defining
parameters in which TrekNorth and VEHS would collaborate in extracurricular
activities for the school year 2004-2005.
Haynes. Sec. Plum. Passed Unanimous.
V. Old business
- Lottery Date-February 17, 2004
Motion Plum, Sec. Benner. Passed unanimous
- Proposed budget changes.
Motion to approve the budget changes recommended by the Finance
Committee to support the hiring of additional staff, as well
as the additional $3000 to cover the January pay of two special
S. Plum, Sec. Haynes. Passed unanimous.
- Update on Peterson Sheet
Motion to approve the service contract with PSM, Munson.
Sec. Plum. Unanimous.
- Use of Board Commitment Document.
Motion to strike this from the agenda, Haynes.. Sec. Munson.
VI. New business
- Relationships with other charter. Decided during
- Board Training Update --Karen/Julia --see attachments
- Karen and
Julia will attend the SLC board meeting January 20.
calendar change to accommodate BSTs.
Motion to approve calendar change to accommodate 10th grade writing
BST on January 27th, Munson. Sec. Plum. Passed Unanimous.
Discipline Policies will be written by lead teachers and Karen
Forbes and submitted to board at March 2 meeting or sooner.
Munson. Sec. Plum. Passed unanimous.
- Update on staff structure and
An additional 5.5 fte position have been hired. TN will employ
an administrative point person to handle communication with parents
and discipline issues with students, two half-time special education
paraprofessionals who will assist students with needs that are
outside the parameters of the regular education program. One
of these paraprofessionals will seek a waiver from the Dept.
of Ed. as a half-time special education teacher. That position
will also assume advisor duties in the afternoon. Another position
is a half-time technology coordinator who will oversee the functioning
of the technology apparatus at TrekNorth, train staff in the most efficient
and productive use of technology and oversee the development of a long-term
technology plan. The technology position will also serve as an advisor
during PBL time. Science and History teaching and advising positions
were also filled.
VII.Next Regular Meeting at 6pm on January 13, 2004-to include the
VIII.Motion to adjourn. Munson. Sec. Forbes. Passed unanimous.