April 27th, 2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes

Pioneer Elementary School

1937 Dover Road

Billings, MT   59105     Telephone (406)-373-5357

www.pioneerschool.us

Mission Statement:  Our mission is to serve the community and the school by creating a safe environment that fosters Respect, Trust, Accountability, and Responsibility while promoting life-long learning for all.

 

Special Meeting Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 27, 2020

Presented for Approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  May 11, 2020

 

TIME: 4:30 p.m. 

 

PLACE: Pioneer School, Via Zoom

 

MEMBERS Kari Jones, Chairperson

PRESENT: Luke Rome, Trustee  

Colleen Shaw, Trustee

MEMBERS

ABSENT: None

 

CLERK: Marilyn Michael

 

ADMIN: Melissa Schnitzmeier

 

STAFF: None

 

VISITORS: None

GUESTS:  None

 

  1. OPENING

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER:

Trustee, Kari Jones called the meeting of the trustees of Pioneer Elementary School District #41 to order Via Zoom, Monday, April 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm.  Trustee, Kari Jones welcomed all those attending.  Trustee, Kari Jones read the Montana Law about public meetings.  

 

  1. MINUTE APPROVAL:  Tabled to May 11, 2020 meeting.

 

 

  • HEARING OF THE PUBLIC:  None

 

 

 

  • LEAD TEACHER REPORT:  None 

 

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS
  1.  None

III. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Declaration of an Emergency – Luke Rome made a motion that the board of trustees declare an unforeseen emergency within the meaning of the term as set forth in Title 20, Chapter 9, Part 8, to become immediately effective and to continue through June 30, 2020. This motion is based on COVID-19 risks; in recognition that the Governor’s waiver of student instruction time will expire on May 7; and in recognition that he Governor’s April 22, 2020 Directive implicating Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 specify that elected school boards and their districts that adopt their own declaration of emergency will continue to receive all state funding, including transportation funding.  Colleen Shaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous; the motion carried.
  2. Policy Updates – Melissa presented policies that need to be adopted as per MTSBA.
    1. 1903 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – School district meetings, gatherings, events & visitors
    2. 1904 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – Use of transportation funds during periods of Emergency Declaration
    3. 1905 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – Student, Staff, & Community Health & Safety
    4. 1906 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – Student Instruction and Services 
    5. 1907 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – School district declaration of Emergency
    6. 1908 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – Family Engagement
    7. 1909 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – Human Resources & Personnel
    8. 1910 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – Personnel Use of Leave
    9. 1911 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – School District Budget Adoption, Amendment & Audit
    10. 1912 – COVID19 Emergency Measures – School District Elections Rescheduled Due to Emergency

Colleen Shaw made a motion to adopt Policies 1903 through 1912. Kari Jones seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous; the motion carried.

 

  1. TRUSTEES CONCERNS – 

MAIL

OTHER CONCERNS

 

IV .  ADJOURNMENT:  

A motion was made by Luke Rome to adjourn the meeting. Kari Jones seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous; motion carried.  The meeting ended at 4:40 pm.  The next scheduled regular meeting is Monday, May 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the Room 102 of the main building or via Zoom.

 

APPROVAL

 

Attest: __________________________     SIGNED: ____________________________

Kari Jones, Board Chairperson

 

DATE: _________________________