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, May 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Steve Tart, Deb Larson, Troy Asher and Doug Plaehn.

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the minutes from the April 15, 2013 meeting, the May bills, the policy review schedule and the first reading of Policies 201, 202, 203, 203.1. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The presentation of plaques to recognize Kingsland retirees was presented in honor of their years of dedicated service to the district. Thank you's were also read.

FFA members Dane Gillespie and McKayla Nauman reported on recent FFA events, including the state convention. Board member Troy Asher reported on the Finance and Facility Committee. Larson reported on the Curriculum/Personnel committee, and Beck reported on the Policy & PR committee. Business Manager Todd Netzke, Principal James Hecimovich and Principal Chris Priebe gave reports, and Guidance Counselor Bruce Rohne reported on Ramp-up To Readiness. Building and Grounds Director Scott Stockdale submitted a written report. Superintendent John McDonald also gave a report.

Old Business

Howard moved to approve a Board Study Session on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the District Conference Room with Facility Efficiencies and Improvements as the topic. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the Capital Outlay Budget for the 2013/2014 school year as presented. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Asher moved to approve the purchase of an electronic message sign using donated and district funds. Tart seconded. Motion failed by a 4-2 vote.

New Business

Howard moved to hire Kathy Grabau as the Long Term Sub Kindergarten position. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Stacey Hogberg as High School English Teacher. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to hire Julia Salzman as School Psychologist. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire the ESY Staff as presented. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to accept the resignation of Paula Ruesink as Health & Wellness Coordinator. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to extend the contract to Indianhead Foodservice Distributor as primary food vendor. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to accept the low bid made by EnviroBate for Asbestos Removal. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to implement the GRASP Summer Program. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Tart moved to approve the services of CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP for the year ended June 30, 2013 audit. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to accept the agreement to extend the services with Maureen Asprey and ProCare for additional Speech Services for the ESY Program. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Board Chair Plaehn introduced the following Resolution of Nonrenewal of Kathy Sportsman and its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Beck and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Beck, Howard, Tart, Larson, Plaehn and Asher. The following voted against: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Board Chair Plaehn introduced the following Resolution of Nonrenewal of Samantha VanGorp and its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Larson and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof. Beck, Howard, Tart, Larson, Plaehn and Asher. The following voted against: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

The move to accept the Leave of Absence request of Elliot Grandall died with lack of motion.

Beck moved to approve the contract with Stanley Jones to extend services for PT in addition to OT starting June 2013. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to take the identified list of items for sale at auction. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to add an additional staff day to the 2012/2013 calendar for the missed snow day on May 2nd. Tart seconded. Motion failed. Howard moved to not have teachers come in on Friday, June 7th. Motion passed 4-2.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - May 28 - 5:30 p.m.

Finance/Facility - June 3 - 5:30 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel - June 10 - 5:00 p.m.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

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