A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland District Conference Room on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the minutes from the July 24, 2012 meeting, the August bills, the first reading of Policies 710, 711, 712, 713, 714 and 720 and the final reading and adoption of Policies 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709 and 205. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Board member Merkel reported on Finance and Facility Committee, Tart reported on Curriculum/Personnel Committee and Larson reported on Policy/PR Committee. Building & Grounds Director John Dols, Principal Jim Hecimovich, Principal Chris Priebe and Activities Director Tom Speltz submitted written reports. Superintendent McDonald also gave a report.

Old Business

Merkel moved to approve Kemps LLC for milk bids for the 2012-13 school year. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve Earthgrains Sara Lee for bread bids for the 2012-13 school year. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve Baudoin Oil Co. for gas/fuel bids for the 2012-13 school year. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to approve increasing the adult lunch price from $3.15 to $3.25 as required by the MDE for the 2012-13 school year. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve the second reading of the Coaches and Technology handbooks as presented. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Beck moved to accept the resignation of Jill Thalmann as junior high volleyball coach. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Angela Solberg as the SACC Coordinator for the 2012-13 school year. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Tart moved to hire Daniel Rodenwald as the long-term substitute teacher for Rachael Burt. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to hire Grayce Enriquez as junior high volleyball coach for the 2012-13 school year. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve hiring an additional football assistant coach for the 2012-13 school year. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve the Resolution Calling the School District Election. Tart seconded. Roll call vote - Aye: Beck, Larson, Merkel, Plaehn, Tart and Williams. Nay: none. Motion carried unanimously. The resolution is on file in the District Office.

Beck moved to approve the first reading of the Emergency Management Plan as presented. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Head Cook Judy Tart gave a presentation on the new food service guidelines.

Williams moved to approve the addition of a kindergarten teacher if the kindergarten student numbers are greater than fifty students. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - August 27 - 6:00 p.m.

Finance/Facility - September 5 - 5:00 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel - September 11 - 5:00 p.m.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:58 p.m. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

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