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Ancillary Services

About the Instructor

Rob Lech presently serving in his sixth year as the superintendent for the Jamestown School District.  This is Rob’s thirteenth year as a superintendent and he previously worked in that capacity for the Beulah and Mt. Pleasant School District (Rolla, ND). Additionally, Rob was a 7-12 principal with the Rolla High School and Tappen High School as well as a 7-12 Social Studies and Language Arts teacher at the Richland High School.  Rob is a native North Dakotan who has proudly spent the entirety of his professional career in North Dakota.  His wife, Sadie, works as a special education teacher at Jamestown High School and he has two sons that attend the Jamestown Public Schools.  


Important Course Dates

Course meeting date: October 27, 2018 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Class meeting location: Bismarck, Ramkota Hotel, Heart Room (800 South Third Street)

Final assignment due date: November 28, 2018


Syllabus

Ancillary Services Syllabus


Resources

Presentation

Construction

Transportation

Food Service

Contracts


Final Assignments

Complete two of the assignment options (20 points per assignment) listed below.    

  • Read one article from the School Planning and Management Magazine in the area of construction, school safety, maintenance and operations, or technology. Write a one-page analysis on the potential implications for your school district (i.e. operations, implementation, budget impact, etc.).  The completed analysis and a copy of the original article must be returned via mail to the NDSBA office with a postmark date of November 28, 2018 or through email to Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us by November 28, 2018.  
  • Review and revise a present Joint Powers Agreement using the JPA checklist to ensure that it meets all requirements. Provide both the original copy along with the revised JPA.  If your district does not have a JPA available to review, you may use the Jamestown exemplar linked in the Contract section of the syllabus.  Write a one page summary of the corresponding revisions. The completed summary must be returned via mail to the NDSBA office with a postmark date of November 28, 2018 or through email to Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us by November 28, 2018. 
  • Review your Building Fund expenses over the past 3-5 years to compare actual expenditures to allowable expenditures as outlined in NDCC 57-15-17. Write a one page summary of your findings.  The completed summary must be returned via mail to the NDSBA office with a postmark date of November 28, 2018 or through email to Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us by November 28, 2018.  
  • Create a 10-year vehicle replacement plan. This plan should include projected annual expenditures associated with the replacement.  The completed plan must be returned via mail to the NDSBA office with a postmark date of November 28, 2018 or through email to Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us by November 28, 2018.  
  • Create a transportation map for district busing, including estimated pickup and dropoff times, utilizing Google Earth or another GPS system or integrate GPS codes into PowerSchool. Evidence of completion of the map or the appropriate report from PowerSchool must be returned via mail to the NDSBA office with a postmark date of November 28, 2018 or through email to Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us by November 28, 2018.
  • Create a facility overview. This document should include the facilities, original build/addition dates, square footage, capacity, usage percentage, replacement cost, etc.  The completed plan must be returned via mail to the NDSBA office with a postmark date of November 28, 2018 or through email to Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us by November 28, 2018.  
  • Conduct a forced choice exercise with stakeholders to determine priorities within an area of ancillary services management. Write a one page summary of the   The summary should include the issue being explored, priorities determined and rationale, and stakeholders used to conduct the assessment. The completed forced choice and summary must be returned via mail to the NDSBA office with a postmark date of November 28, 2018 or through email to Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us by November 28, 2018.  
  • A student may propose a project that is not listed that relates to ancillary services.  This request must be submitted by November 2, 2018.  If approved by the instructor, the assignment must be returned via mail to the NDSBA office with a postmark date of November 28, 2018 or through email to Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us by November 28, 2018.

Questions

Questions about the course? Email: Robert.Lech@k12.nd.us