NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
Board of Directors Meeting
December 14, 2011– 3:30 p.m.
Video Conference Sites
Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks, Fargo, Oakes, Steele
I. Call to Order: President Todd Bertsch called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m. Present: Tonya Hunskor, Scott Faul, Linda Davis, Darnell Schmidt, Todd Kaylor, Steve Quintus, Kevin Hoherz, Russ Ziegler, Don Warren, and Executive Director Doug Johnson.
II. Reading and Approval of Minutes: Approved as amended. Kaylor/Davis (MSC).
III. Financial Reports: In addition to adopting the financial report, Doug Johnson gave the Board a brief review of how the budget is set and bills are paid. He discussed the budget categories used by several other affiliates. Warren/Ziegler (MSC) to accept the financial reports.
IV. Additions to the Agenda
V. Old Business
A. Winter Conference: The Winter Conference will be held in Bismarck at the Radisson Hotel on February 5-7, 2012. NASSP President Ken Griffith will possibly join during the luncheon and tentative topics could be principal evaluations or the NASSP President. Other presenters tentatively set are Mel Riddile, Patti Kinney (Courageous, Collaborative Leadership and Middle Level Advocacy: No Longer an Option); Gretchen Shipley (Cyber Bullying and Cyber Ethics); Dr. Jim Stenehjem (Success at the Core); Steve Quintus and Tonya Hunskor (Teaching and Principal Evaluations); Mike McNeff (Google Docs Teacher Evaluations), and round table discussions. The directors decided to have principals honored/recognized after the second general session.
B. Recognition Awards: Region Directors are to confirm information handed out on the membership list and are to let Doug Johnson know if there are any changes/corrections. The honors/recognition will be done after the second general session of the Winter Conference.
C. APOY/POY: The APOY has been selected and it is Perry Just of Mandan High School. There has been one POY nomination thus far and that is from Region 6 and no MPOY nominations. The directors decided to extend the deadline for nominations from January 6, 2012 to January 30, 2012.
D. Review of Elections/Nominations from Business Meeting:
President-Elect: Scott Faul, Magic City Campus, Minot
NDASSP Region IV Diversity Representative: Shane Azure, Northwood has been nominated.
VI. New Business
A. NASSP National Convention: There have been 14 principals’ sign up for the hotel block at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tampa Bay, Florida. Registration will still be accepted. Doug Johnson is still working to finalize the reception.
B. Terms Up for Election: Kelly Peters’ second term on the NDCEL Board will be up on June 30, 2012. The following board member’s terms will be up June 30, 2012:
Region I – Scott Faul and Region II – Kim Anderson. The nomination and election process was discussed. Information will be in the January Umbrella.
C. NASSP Region IV Board of Director Report: Steve Quintus discussed the change of leadership in the NASSP. He expressed JoAnn Bartoletti’s looking at a major organizational overhaul with a goal of making it more user friendly and putting more responsibility on committees. The NASSP endorsed the Common Core Standards that will start in 2014-2015. He also reported that Capitol Hill is looking into the Waiver Application including Principal-Teacher evaluations.
D. Update on Current Issues: Doug Johnson gave an updates on Measure 2, ESEA Reauthorization, and Principle III on the Waiver Application.
VII. Other Business
VIII. Review of Goals and Objectives:
IX. Executive Director’s Report:
X. Regional Directors’ Reports:
A. Region 1 – Did not meet.
B. Region 2 – Did not meet.
C. Region 3 – Did not meet.
D. Region 4 – Did not meet.
E. Region 5 – Darnell Schmidt reported they had Doug Johnson out to discuss updates. They also discussed bullying legislation, FaceBook, and current issues.
F. Region 6 – Don Warren reported they discussed state assessments and hot topics.
XI. Standing Committee Reports: An oral or written report is expected for each meeting of the board.
A. NASSP Coordinator (Sherry Heaton): Not Present
B. Contests and Awards (
C. NDHSAA (Scott Ulland): Email was sent.
D. Middle Schools (Linda Davis): No Report
E. National Student Council/National Honor Society (Les Anderson): Report was emailed. Had over 1400 students at the state convention.
F. NDCEL Reports (Mark Andresen, Tonya Hunskor,
XII. Adjournment/Next Meeting Date: February 5, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Bismarck’s Radisson Hotel. Kaylor moved to adjourn (MSC) at 4:38 p.m.