The first official school board meeting of 2018-19

On Monday, July 16 the Langdon Area School Board met to discuss a full agenda. Several visitors spoke to the board regarding their concerns about students bullying other students. One member expressed their desire to hire another counselor for the school to combat the bullying issues.

Posted 7/19/18

By Lisa Nowatzki

President Cindy Stremick assured the visitors that the school board members would discuss the bullying issues at their retreat in July. Superintendent Christianson hoped that the school could use the newly formed Behavioral and Mental Health Task Force to help combat any problems that arise from bullying.

Christianson then gave the board an update on the on-going summer projects underway at the school. The asbestos abatement project is completed, and the sewer and street projects are underway. Within the next month, the track resurfacing should also be underway. The donations for the remodel of the crow’s nest on the football field have been coming in. Christianson will have an update at the next school board meeting.

School board member Tiffany Hetletved, who had been re-elected was sworn in. Cindy Stremick remains the board president with Dave Hart settling in as vice president. The board also voted to change meeting hours from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. of the second Monday of every month. The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13 at the high school.

Other business designated the Cavalier County Republican as the official newspaper. Administrators were assigned as representatives of the school for various programs. The board appointed Mortenson & Rygh as the school’s auditing firm. The board will keep the hot lunch and activities prices the same for the coming year.

During the meeting, a motion was made to pay the dues for the ND School Board Association membership and to wait on payment of the National School Board Association membership. The board members were encouraged to attend the State School Board Association convention if possible. More would be discussed at the annual school board retreat concerning national convention.