June 16, 2014
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, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Deb Larson, and Doug Plaehn. Absent: Steve Tart, Troy Asher.
Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the May minutes, the June bills, the first reading of Policy 501, and the second reading of Policies 616 and 807.
Thank you’s were given to ALCO for the sign donation, SMS for the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, and BP for the Whitewater Trip donation.
Board member Larson reported on the Curriculum/Personnel committee, and Beck reported on the Policy & PR committee. Principals Chris Priebe and James Hecimovich submitted written reports as well as presented. Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg presented his report. Superintendent McDonald gave his report to the board as well.
Old Business
Superintendent McDonald updated the board about the current donations for the electronic message sign, with the current total near $14,500.
Beck moved to approve the FY15 Capital Outlay Items as presented. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the Teacher Evaluation Plan. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
New Business
Larson moved to approve the FY 2014-15 budget as presented. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the resignation of Jennifer Campbell. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to accept the resignation of Kerry Kading. Larson seconded. Motion carried 3-1, with Howard voting nay.
Beck moved to approve the resignation of Becky Bicknese as Builder’s Club Advisor. Larson seconded. Motion carried by unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the resignation of Elliott Grandall. Larson seconded. Motion carried 3-1, with Howard voting nay.
Beck moved to approve the hire of John Dols as Building and Grounds Director. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the hire of John Koch as evening custodian. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the hire of Seth Heusinkveld as PLTW teacher. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the hire of Karli Beissel as Preschool Teacher. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the hire of Jeffery Ubinger as Intermediate Teacher. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the hire of Angela Forland as Elementary Teacher. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the hire of Devin Pokorney as Summer Weight Training Supervisor. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Chair Plaehn introduced the following Resolution Establishing Dates and Filing Affidavits of Candidacy 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, Larson, and Plaehn. The following voted against: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. A copy of the resolution is on file in the district office.
Beck moved to approve the audiology service contract with Ericksen Hearing Services. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the sharing agreement for the Director of Special Education services for the 2014-15 school year. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the Health and Safety estimated 3 year budget as presented. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the maternity leave request of Kristal Brogan for six weeks staring around October 9th. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the paternity leave request of Paul Wilson around September 20th for 3 weeks. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve Kingsland as a pilot site for the second twelve modules of PLTW/STEM curriculum for grades K-5. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Beck moved to approve the first reading of the activities and coaches handbooks as presented. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Committee Meeting dates are as posted:
Policy/PR – June 25 – 6:30 p.m.
Finance/Facility – July 7 – 6:00 p.m.
Curriculum/Personnel – July 14 – 5:00 p.m.
Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.
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