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 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

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

Williams moved to approve the amended agenda to include items 9.1.1-Amendment of September 20, 2010 Board Minutes, 9.1.2-Resignation of Tanner Niemeyer and 9.1.3-Long Term Ag Sub. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the minutes from January 19, 2011 meeting, the February bills, the final reading of Policies 514, 522 and 524 and the first reading of Policies 201, 202, 203, 203.1, 203.2 and 203.5. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent McDonald publicly thanked Norbert & Dorothy Nass, Kathy Bly, Zeimetz Motors, City Auto Glass, Essig Agency, Bloomfield Mutual Insurance, Swiss Valley Farms, Biermann Insurance, Casey's General Store, the Kingsland Booster Club and Steve Novotney for their donations to the TEKnights Robotics Club and the Kingsland Athletic Booster Club for their $19,542.74 donation.

Student Council and FFA Representatives presented information on upcoming events.

Al Williams reported on the Facilities and Policy/PR Committees, Deb Larson reported on the Curriculum Committee, Kristin Beck reported on the Personnel Committee, and Doug Plaehn reported on the Finance Committee.

Business Manager Kathy Beevers updated the board on the monthly treasurer's and cash flow reports.

Administrative Assistant Trent Langemo reported on CLIMB Theatre, PLTW, KMS Master Schedule and calendar items.

Principal Hecimovich updated the board on PLTW, CIS, the Reading Corps Grant, PBIS, scheduling and curriculum.

Superintendent McDonald reported on the community FLY meetings, Kingsland staff workshop with Margaret Biggerstaff, MDE Data Specialist, analyzing our student data in math and reading on January 24, Peggy Merkel being elected to Vice Chair at the SE Service Coop, policy review, the state budget, the lien lifting/sale of the elementary and the new format of the board agenda.

AIM I: High Student Achievement/Lifelong Learners:

Old Business

Beck moved to approve All Day Every Day Kindergarten (ADEDK) beginning SY2011-2012.

Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve college courses in the curriculum at $2,000 per course beginning with SY2011-2012. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Larson moved to approve fund raising and participation in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) at the University of MN March 31st through April 2nd.

Special Education Director Micki Breitsprecher presented information on the Reading Corp Grant awarded to Kingsland to start SY2011-2012. Beck moved to approve the Reading Corp Program beginning SY2011-2012. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

AIM II: Safe & Respectful Learning Environment

Old Business

None

New Business

The board was informed of the posting for a Long Term Secretarial Substitute due to a medical leave.

Beck moved to approve a School Board Workshop on Wednesday, March 16 from 5 to 7:00 p.m. in the District Conference Room. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent McDonald presented information on the proposed 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-14 School Calendars.

AIM III: Efficient and Effective Operations:

Old Business

Larson moved to amend the September 20, 2010 School Board Minutes to reflect: Motion by Merkel, seconded by Williams to approve the sale of the former Elementary School Building to Mr. Lynn Schmeling for $1.00. Motion carried unanimously. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Beck moved to approve the hiring of the following Spring Coaches: Baseball-Taran Jack, Track-Jim Hubka, and Golf-Brent Kohn. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

William moved to accept the resignation of custodian Tanner Niemeyer effective March 2, 2011. Tanner's last day of service will be March 1, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve Jim Hubka as the Long Term Substitute to cover the maternity leave of Kristal Brogan beginning approximately in late April 2011. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m. in the Kingsland District Conference Room.

Committee Meetings

March 7 4:30 p.m. Finance

March 7 5:30 p.m. Facilities

March 14 4:30 p.m. Curriculum

March 14 5:30 p.m. Personnel

March 28 5:30 p.m. Policy & PR

Williams moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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