TrekNorth High School
Members Present: L Mengelkoch, Karen
Forbes (formerly Krueger), S. Plum, E Haynes, M.Munson, J Benner
Others Present: Johnson-Wilborg, K.Munson, J. Plum
I. Reading by Karen
Forbes, Patience--next reading assigned to Erica Haynes
of Revised Board Minutes from October 7, 2003
Sec. Munson. Unanimous
III. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of TrekNorth Contracts
- Simonson's Market Cafe
- Beltrami County Public Health Services
- Peterson Sheet Metal
- Outdoor Program Center
B. Approval to accept additional incentive
monies from 1st federal grant.
(Additional Federal monies are available
MN Dept. of Ed. Extension of first grant
allows TN to receive additional 10,000.)
Motion to table PSM contract
for maintenance of heating/air conditioning units. Munson.
sec. Benner. passed unanimous. (S. Plum will investigate
an alternate vendor.)
Motion to approve consent agenda minus
the PSM contract (tabled) and OPC (previously approved). Benner,
Sec. Haynes. passed Unanimous
Old business (previously tabled)
A. Bus purchase update Report from
the State Patrol suggests the bus wouldn't be a good investment.
TrekNorth is no longer pursuing
B. Calendar --Lottery Date and board schedule
Motion to establish
Feb. 10, 2004 as the next lottery date and to shift scheduled
Board Meetings on 1st and 2nd Tuesdays
order to allow attendance
at Schoolcraft's board meetings).. Haynes. Sec. Plum.
C. Graduation Date: May 28, 2004 (decided at previous
V. New business
A. Release control to staff/students of fundraised
B. Proposed Agreement w/ BHS to encourage transfers
in between terms
Motion to accept the agreement to limit enrollment
between weeks 3 and 9.
Plum, sec. Haynes. Failed -2 in favor (Haynes, Plum),
4 against (Mengelkoch, Munson, Krueger, Benner)
computer use--TrekNorth Technology Policy clearly states that computers
are to be used
supports this policy and understands that teachers
are making vigorous efforts to enforce
D. Relations w/ Schoolcraft board--SLC board members
and community. Members are informed and invited to
Meetings. In turn,
TN board schedule
to accomodate SLC board calendar. (See earlier motion.)
Parent's comments--Discussion involved several issues
raised by a parent in a letter.
Motion that Mengelkoch write
letters in response to
parent in question and to VOA.
Forbes. Sec. Munson. Passed Unanimous
F. VOA letter (15 min.) Motion
that Sundog Teching cooperative addresses the issues raised by
of VOA. Mike, Second
Forbes. passed unanimous.
VI. Policy Updates
A. Parent Involvement Policy
Motion to form ad-hoc parent involvement
committee to begin immediately and be chaired by Julia Plum.
Haynes. passed unanimous.
B. Policy regarding
notice to board members -Discussion included requesting that
Julie JW send the board
members updates on
any student suspension
to include the student'name.) For now, email
will be used. Later, perhaps powerschool
will be utilized.
C. Technology policy-Discussion included
a general review of technology policies
(mostly covered in
an above agenda
where parent concerns
and also where 'recreational'use was addressed.)
Adding another board member
Motion to appoint Mengelkoch, J.Plum,
Forbes as ad-hoc cmommittee to explore and recommend
sec. Haynes. passed unanimous
policy - tabled until committee has something to report
policy-quick review of procedure
G. Financial Credit Policy --
VII. Next Meeting: 6 pm on November
4, 2003 at TrekNorth High School
Motion Forbes, Sec. Haynes.