TrekNorth School Board Minutes

TrekNorth High School
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
April 11 , 2006

Present: Walker, Bernstrom, Lubke, Conlon, Corning, M. Munson, McKeon, Peterson, Hawkins
Staff: K. Munson, Adams
Guests: Susan Chapman, parent; Marcy Doud and Mary Pat Nessler, Minnesota Charter School Special Education

Call to Order
Chair Conlon called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. and read the mission statement.

M/S/C Motion to move Old Business item C. Management Team Report on addition of Jr. High to the beginning of the section. McKeon, Munson, all in favor.

I. Special Education Presentation – Bob Bernstrom

II. Management Team Report – Dan McKeon
Discussion about the impending hearing for a student who is suspended and action that should be taken regarding his remaining at TrekNorth.

III. Consent Agenda

M/S/C Motion to approve the consent agenda items as presented. McKeon, Bernstrom, all in favor.

IV. Old Business

A. Report on strategic planning process

  • Marketing committee and planning meeting was recapped by McKeon. Review of action to be taken by staff before year end.
  • Financial viability goals - Internal structure will be studied over the course of the summer.

M/S/C Motion to have the finance committee submit to the board TrekNorth’s financial goals and processes as soon as possible. Munson, Lubke, all in favor.

B. Management Team Evaluation Committee Report

  • Because there are only two members of the management team, action could not move forward by the committee.
  • Discussion of the management team’s evaluation of staff

M/S/C Motion to disband the evaluation committee and focus on the executive director hiring. Munson, Lubke, all in favor.

C. Management Team report on addition of Junior High

Waiting for approval from the State of MN. Adams reported there has been interest from the public and word is getting out that 7th and 8th grades will be taught at TrekNorth. Discussion about build-out of spaces for classrooms and purchase of textbooks.

D. Minnesota Department of Education Board Training Update

No report

V. New Business

A. Approval of 2006-07 Attendance Policy

Review of document outlining the policy.

M/S Motion to approve the attendance policy. Hawkins, Munson, Motion failed.

M/S/C Motion for the board to appoint a teacher committee to revise the attendance policy to bring to the board for approval at the May meeting. Munson, McKeon. All in favor.

Committee will be comprised of three teachers: Munson, Corning, Lubke.

B. School Calendar

A draft of the coming year’s calendar was presented.

M/S/C Motion to approve the school calendar. McKeon, Lubke.

Amend motion: Match District #31 and adjust the calendar conference times with mandatory class days during the October term; conference hours to be determined. Peterson, Hawkins, all in favor.

C. April Monitoring

  • Report on Board Elections process for May
    Ballot appeared in the school newsletter with instructions for filing. Terms are expiring for Hawkins, Munson, Bernstrom, Lubke and Walker; Hawkins and Lubke will not run again. Discussion of recruiting members from outside the school and among staff.

D. Director Search Process

Margaret Lubke has declined the hiring offer due to her husband not finding employment in the area. An ad has been placed and inquiries are being
received. Ad Hoc hiring committee volunteers are Lubke, Conlon, Bernstrom, M. and K. Munson.

VI. Adjournment

Motion Munson, Hawkins, all in favor.

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Peterson, Secretary/Treasurer


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