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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:08pm


Minutes of Regular Board Meeting

The Red Lake School Board Red Lake Schools #38

A Regular Board Meeting of the School Board of Red Lake Schools #38 was held Wednesday, November 21, 2018, beginning at 2:00 PM in the District Office.-

1. Dr. Giniwgiizhig providing the Opening Ceremony

2.Mike Barrett called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

Members Present: Mike Barrett, Tina Stately, Roy Nelson, Barb Thomas, Douglas Desjarlait, Chris Jourdain and Superintendent Melinda Crowley.

Guests Present: Amanda Norman, Tracy Olson, Ashley VanHorn, Mark Bensen, Mary Jo Lange, Mike Nelson, Sr., Donald Brun, Chris Borg and Willie Larson

3.Superintendent Crowley reviewed the agenda with the board. Crowley pointed out the District's Mission and Vision Statements have been added to the top of the board agenda.

4.M/M/S Tina Stately & Barb Thomas to approve agenda for November 21, 2018. Motion carried unanimously.

5.Public Comments and Delegations: None


A.Gichi-ogimaakwe dibaajimowin (Superintendent Report)

Superintendent Crowley provided the board with a copy of the 2018 School Board Meeting Schedule, Information requested at October Board meeting, Superintendent's written report, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment October 2018 Newsletter and Enrollment reports as of November 13, 2018.

Superintendent Crowley provided the board with an overview of the non licensed performance evaluation tool that will be used to complete performance evaluations beginning in the next few months. This tool will be used to measure each employees knowledge of their job, skills needed to complete the job and any training needed in order for the employee to complete their job. Each supervisor will complete the performance assessment tool for their supervisees and then review the results with the employee.

B.Zhooniyaa-gichi-ogimaa dibaajimowin (Business Manager Report)

The Board was provided with the October 2018 financial statement and a written report.

A reminder to board members that the 2018 Truth-in-Taxation hearing is scheduled for Monday December 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office.

C.Ojibwe-gikendaasowin-wedaakad (Ojibwe Education Steward)

Written report provided. The Board was shown the Language Website and discussion regarding the long-range plan for language and culture.

Long Range Plan for Language and Culture

D.Genawenimaad Gaa-wiidookawindwaa Ogimaa dibaajimowin (the ones being helped boss) (Special Services Department Report)

Written report provided.

E.Genawenimaad Enokiinijin (Human Resources Coordinator) Written report provided

F.Wiigiwaam-gichi-ogimaa dibaajimowin (Building and Grounds Manager Report)

Written report provided

G.Gaa-naadamaagewaad Ogimaa dibaajimowin (Security Coordinator Report)

Written report provided

H.Ashange-gichi-ogimaakwe Gaa-diba'amaaged diba!\jimowin (Food Service Coordinator Report)

Written report provided

I.Abinoojiyag Gikinoo'amaadiwigamig dibaajimowin (Red Lake K-5 School Principal Report)

Written report provided

J.Obaashing Gikinoo'amaadiwigamig dibaajimowin (Ponemah K-8 School Principal Report)

Written report provided

K.Abinoojiyag Gikinoo'amaadiwigamig dibaajimowin (Secondary Complex Report)

Written report provided

L.Bimiwizhiwe-odaabaniwigamig dibaajimowin (Transportation Department Report)

Written report provided

M.Community Education Report

Written report provided

7.M/M/S Roy Nelson & Barb Thomas to approve consent agenda for November 21, 2018. Motion carried unanimously.

November 21, 2018 Consent Agenda

A.Approve minutes from October 17 2018, Board meeting.

B.Approve minutes from November 9, 2018, Board meeting.

C.Approve an unpaid leave request from Peggy Nelson until January 25, 2019.

8.Action Items

A.M/M/S Chris Jourdain and Roy Nelson to approve the list of bills check #197577 through #198037and wire payments in the amount of $1,866,682.89. Motion carried unanimously.

B.M/M/S Roy Nelson & Douglas Desjarlait table the housing contract with Group Works Camp for Summer 2019 until the December 2018 meeting. Motion


A.Roy Nelson reported to the Board on the National Association of Gifted Children conference he attended in Minneapolis November 15-16, 2018

10. Adjournment

M/M/S Chris Jourdain and Roy Nelson to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

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