TrekNorth School Board Minutes

TrekNorth High School
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2006

Meeting called to order: 6:05
Board Present: Julia Conlon, Bob Bernstrom, Jim Lubke, Shane Corning, Dan McKeon, Mike Munson
Absent excused: Lisa Peterson
Late: Dan Hawkins, Jim Walker
Staff guest: Chance Adams

Formal Agenda
Welcome and Call to Order
Reading of the Mission Statement: “Preparing young people to make a positive difference in their local and global communities.”

M/S/C Motion to move the presentation on the Outdoor Adventure Program by Dan McKeon to the start of the meeting. Munson, Corning
Motion carries unanimously

M/S/C Motions to add letter from Superintendant Hess and letter from VOA to new business agenda Munson, Hawkins
Motion carries unanimously

I. Presentation on the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) by Dan McKeon

Dan McKeon, OAP director, gave a presentation on the mission, education, wilderness, leadership, community, and risk management of the OAP.

II. Management Team Report

  • Regular Mgmt Team Business
    • Handout of Management Team Minutes with cover sheet detailing items to be noted.
  • Report on Margaret Lubke’s visit
    • Handout addressing Management Team response to Margaret Lubke.

III. Consent Agenda (Approval of the Following Items)

  • Minutes from Dec 13, 2005 Board meeting
    M/S/C Motion to approve Dec 13, 2005 board minutes. McKeon, Hawkins
    Motion carries unanimously

II. Old Business

  1. Report on Strategic Planning Process by Committee

    Munson spoke with IDI, Rod Hanke, regarding working on strategic plan. Could work with Board on week in January30-February 4. Jim Walker will check into an open facility.

    M/S/C Motion to schedule workday hours with Rod Hanke on Feb 2-3 for strategic planning, with Feb 4 as a final day if necessary. Hawkins, Munson
    Motion carries unanimously
  2. Report on Collaboration/Merger with Voyageurs
    1. See handout from Management Team. Continue to research, but unlikely for 2006-2007 school year.
  3. Management Team report on addition of Jr. High
    1. See handout from Management Team. Management Team would like to continue at a minimal cost the start up for the expansion in the 2006-2007 school year. With the knowledge that after the Strategic Plan is done this may or may not be in the long term goals.

    M/S/C Motion to continue the process of expansion to the lower grades for the 2006-2007 school year with compensation not to exceed $5000. Hawkins, Walker
    Motion carries unanimously

III. New Business

  1. January Monitoring
    • Appoint Management Team Evaluation Committee
      • Dan Hawkins, Jim Lubke, Bob Bernstrom (Chair)
        Committee reports to Board @ March Board Meeting
  2. Letter from VOA
    M/S/C Motion that the management team address the areas that need improvement in the VOA letter from Justin. Hawkins, Lubke. Motion carries unanimously.
  3. Letter from Superintendent Hess - The board reviewed the letter sent by District #31 Superintendent Hess regarding the request for an additional list of students in attendance at Trek North for the purpose of residency information. The Board concluded that District #31 does not need that additional list as we are already providing them with residency information through the transportation information that is sent to the district transportation office. Jim Walker and Mike Munson will get together and draft a letter back to the district in response.

IV. Adjournment - Motion to adjourn. McKeon, Hawkins. Motion carries unanimously.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Kari Munson


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