A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland Café on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6:30 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 October 15, 2012 and November 9, 2012 meetings, the November bills, the first reading of Policies 101, 101.1, 102, 103 and 104 and the final reading and adoption of Policies 901, 903, 904, 905, 906 and 907. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

High School FFA representatives reported on the fruit sales, PALs meeting and forest judging. Board member Merkel reported on Finance and Facility Committee, Beck reported on Curriculum/Personnel Committee, and Larson reported on Policy/PR Committee. Athletic Director Tom Speltz, Principal Jim Hecimovich and Principal Chris Priebe submitted written reports.

Old Business

Plaehn moved to approve the District Office restructure and the second reading of the job descriptions for the Business Manager, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and the Bookkeeper/Accounts Payable positions. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Larson moved to approve the maternity leave request for Ann Halloran. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Kelly Hansen as lunchroom cashier for the 2012-13 school year. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Rebecca Bicknese as Community Education Coordinator. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Tart moved to hire School Management Services to fill the Business Manager position. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Scott Stockdale as Director of Building and Grounds. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Merkel moved to hire Ann Priebe as ECFE teacher for the 2012-2013 school year. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Merkel moved to hire Rebecca Bicknese as Jr. High Builders Club advisor. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to hire Paul Eckheart as Middle School Student Council advisor. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to waive the statutory notice and comment period contained in MN Statutes Section 469.175, subdivision 2 with regard to the proposed Tax Increment Financing District No. 1-12 in the City of Spring Valley. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted: Policy/PR - November 26 - 5:00 p.m.

Finance/Facility - December 3 - 5:00 p.m. Curriculum/Personnel - December 11 - 5:00 p.m.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

The meeting was followed by the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) National Certification Presentation and tour of high school classrooms.

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