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, September 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda with the following deletion: 8.3 Leave of Absence request tabled until October, the minutes from the August 20, 2012 meeting, the September bills, the first reading of Policies 801, 802, 805 and 806 and the final reading and adoption of Policies 710, 711, 712, 713, 714 and 720. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

High School representatives from the Student Council and FFA reported on the beginning of the year activities for their groups. Board member Merkel reported on Finance and Facility Committee, Beck reported on Curriculum/Personnel Committee and Larson reported on Policy/PR Committee. Building & Grounds Director John Dols, Principal Jim Hecimovich and Principal Chris Priebe submitted written reports. Superintendent McDonald also gave a report.

Old Business

Larson moved to approve the second reading of the Emergency Management Plan as presented. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Beck moved to accept the resignation of Brenda Hofner as paraprofessional. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Merkel moved to accept the resignation of Bobbi Jean Tweed as ECFE teacher. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to accept the resignation of Jennifer Dessner as Community Education Coordinator. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to accept the termination of Heather Lawson as ECSE paraprofessional. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to hire Kelly Opseth as kindergarten teacher for the 2012-13 school year. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to hire Aaron Thauwald as paraprofessional for the 2012-13 school year. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Mark Kossman as school psychologist for September and October. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Andrew Brouwer as an additional assistant varsity football coach for the 2012-13 school year. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the 2012-13 Winter Coaching Staff as presented. Larson seconded. Motion carried with Williams abstaining.

Merkel moved to approve the 2012-13 Extra Curricular Assignments as presented. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to certify the Proposed Property Tax Levy for Payable 2013. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the food service, bus drivers, classified staff and miscellaneous staff seniority lists as presented. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve the Truth in Taxation meeting on December 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to deny Tracy Sigl's request for criminal defense charges reimbursement. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - September 24 - 5:00 p.m.

Finance/Facility - October 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel - October 9 - 5:00 p.m.

Merkel moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:34 p.m. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

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