AIM I: High Student Achievement/Lifelong Learners

AIM II: Safe & Respectful Learning Environment

AIM III: Efficient and Effective Operations

A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland District Conference Room on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Kristin Beck, Deb Larson, Peggy Merkel, Doug Plaehn and Al Williams. Absent - Steve Tart.

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the minutes from the regular meeting on January 23, 2012, the February bills, the first reading of Policies 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527 and 528. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Caleb Frank and Mathias Bush reported on FFA activities. Board member Merkel reported on the Finance/Facilities Committee, Larson reported on the Policy/PR Committee and Beck reported on the Curriculum/Personnel Committee. Superintendent McDonald, Building & Grounds Director John Dols, Technology Coordinator Bob Tieffenbacher, Community Education Director Jen Dessner, Business Manager Kathy Beevers and Assistant Principal/A.D. Jake Dodge submitted written reports.

Old Business

Larson moved to approve the 2012-2013 School Calendar as presented. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to approve the purchase of the baseball scoreboard. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Beck moved to approve the Gateway Academy Program. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the resignation of Dani Vogel as Speech Director. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve the maternity leave request for Niki DeBuhr. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to approve the addition of an Assistant Baseball Coach. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the Spring Coaching Staff as presented. Merkel seconded. Motion carried with Williams abstaining.

Larson moved to approve the additional fundraiser for 2011-2012 as presented for Kristal Brogan's Ag class. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - February 27 - 5:00 p.m.

Finance/Facilities - March 5 - 5:00 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel - March 12 - 5:00 p.m.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

Williams moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:13 p.m. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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