A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland District Conference Room on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Present: Kristin Beck, Deb Larson, Peggy Merkel, Doug Plaehn and Al Williams. Absent: Steve Tart.

Merkel moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the minutes from the June 18, 2012, June 29, 2012 and July 2, 2012 meetings, the July bills, the first reading of Policies 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709 and 205, the final reading and adoption of Policies 614, 615, 624, 701, 701.1, 702 and 703, board member compensation, mileage rate, official newspaper, official depositories, authorization for payment of monthly bills for utilities and contracted services, authorization for the Superintendent to invest school district funds as per law, authorization of electronic funds transfer for state and federal taxes, PERA, TRA, BCBS, MN child support, P-card, life insurance, workman's comp, AFLAC, TSA's and Select Account, approval of 2012-2013 miscellaneous fees, approval of memberships in MSBA, MREA, MSHSL, MCQ, SE Service Coop, SEMNET, RAMSP and 3 Rivers Conference, designation of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney as the legal firm, posting places and the technology coordinator contract. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent McDonald gave a special thank you to an anonymous donor for the $5000 donation toward the Gateway Academy Program.

Board member Merkel reported on Finance/Facility Committee, Beck reported on Curriculum/Personnel Committee and Larson reported on Policy/PR. Principal Hecimovich and Superintendent McDonald gave reports.

Beck moved to approve the second reading of the Activities, Activity Fund, K-12 Staff and PK-12 Handbooks as presented. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to change the start time of the board meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. beginning with the August 20, 2012 meeting. Meetings will be held the third Monday of the month in the District Office Conference Room. Larson seconded. Motion carried by a 4-1 vote.

Williams moved to approve the 2012-13 substitute pay (non-licensed B/2/1 Step 1 @ 70%/hr - licensed $95/day). Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the 2012-13 meal prices of:

Lunch Breakfast

Adult 3.05 1.65

High School 2.00 1.10

Middle School 2.00 1.10

Elementary 1.85 1.10

Reduced Price 0.40 No charge

Extra Milk 0.30 0.30

Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to approve the 2012-13 Athletic/Extra Curricular fees of:

MS HS

Participation Fees 50.00 65.00

MSHSL Activity Fee 0 25.00

Student Adult

General Admission 3.00 5.00

Senior Citizen (62+) FREE

10 Punch Card Pass 15.00 40.00

Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the 2012-13 Preschool fees of:

3 Day Class $205

2 Day Class $150

1 Day Class $95

Supply Fee $25

Larson seconded. Motion failed by a 5-0 vote. Merkel moved to approve the Preschool fees as presented based on if we can charge $25.00. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve the 2012-13 School Age Child Care fees at $2.75/hr per child. Beck seconded. Motion carried by 4-0 vote with Merkel abstaining.

Merkel moved to approve the 2012-13 facility rental fees of:

If admission is not being charged: Classroom $15, Gym $25/half day or $50/full day.

If admission is being charged:

Gym $150, Kitchen/Cafeteria $150.

Larson seconded. Motion carried by a 4-1 vote.

Beck moved to call for the 2012-13 milk, bread and gas/fuel bids. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to accept the resignation of Lyndsey Crossley as School Psychologist. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to accept the resignation of Chris Howard as SACC Coordinator. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Merkel moved to approve the ProCare Therapy contract. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Plaehn moved to approve the resolution of membership renewal in the Minnesota State High School League and participation in the approved interschool activities sponsored by said League and its various subdivisions. Roll call vote - Aye: Beck, Larson, Merkel, Plaehn and Williams. Nay: none. Absent: Tart. Motion carried. The resolution is on file in the District Office.

Williams moved to approve the first reading of the Technology and Coaches Handbooks. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - July 30 - 5:00 p.m.

Finance/Facilities - August 9 - 5:00 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel - August 13 - 5:00 p.m.

Beck moved to go into closed session at 8:11 p.m. following Minnesota Statute Section 13D.03, Subdivision 3(b). Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to reopen the meeting at 8:47 p.m. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 p.m. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

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