July 21, 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, July 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Asher moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the June minutes, the July bills, the first reading of Policies 502, 503, 514, and the second reading of Policy 501. The current board member compensation, the mileage rate, the Spring Valley Tribune as official newspaper, Security State Bank, Home Federal & MSDLAF+ as the banks and official depositories, authorized payments of monthly bills for utilities and contracted services, the Superintendent to invest school district funds as per law, and authorize the district office to use electronic funds transfer for State and Federal taxes, PERA, TRA, BCBS, MN Child Support, P-Card, Life Ins., Workman’s Comp, AFLAC, TSA’s and Select Account. Miscellaneous fees for copies, fax and returned checks, memberships in MSBA, MREA, MSHSL, SE Service Coop, SEMNET, RAMSP, Kiwanis & 3 Rivers conference, designation of Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A. as legal firm, the 2nd reading of Preschool Teaching job description and 1st reading of SACC job description. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to post notices on school doors, as well as the district office, Wykoff building & Kingsland website. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Asher moved to approve the June minutes as corrected. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.  

Thank you’s were given for the Osterud scholarship.

In public comments, Cody Krahn addressed the board about a lack of speed and strength program and starting a buddy system for weight room access.

Board member Tart reported on the Finance/Facilities committee, Larson reported on the Curriculum/Personnel committee, and Plaehn reported on the Policy & PR committee. Principal Chris Priebe submitted a written report. AD Steve Hauser updated the board on the PAC meeting, CC junior high coach and resignation of the dance instructor. Special Ed Director Micki Breitsprecher, Building & Grounds Director John Dols, and Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg all submitted written reports. Superintendent McDonald presented to the board.

Old Business

Tart moved to approve Fund Raising where names, businesses, organizations or groups who donate $100 or more will be listed on a plaque attached to the sign. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Howard moved to accept the resignation of Nevin Stender as van driver. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to approve the resignation of Emily Biske. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Tart moved to accept the resignation of Megan Newbold as dance instructor. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Tart moved to approve the resignation of Amanda Seabright as 9th grade volleyball coach. Asher seconded. Motion carried by unanimously.

Asher moved to approve the resignation of Lindsey Tart as JH volleyball coach. Larson seconded. Motion carried 4-0, with Tart abstaining.

Howard moved to approve the hire of Kelsey Frank as the Head Volleyball Coach. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to approve the hire of Karli Beissel as B-Squad Volleyball coach. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve the hire of Amanda Harms as DCD Transition to Work Teacher. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to approve the hire of Anna Krahn as .5 Preschool Teacher. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve the hire of Anna Krahn as Wellness Coordinator. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Asher moved to approve the addition of a junior high assistant cross country coach, as well as Jeffery Ubinger and John Schulz as JH football coaches. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to approve the first reading of the handbooks as presented. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Tart moved to approve the second reading of the handbooks as presented. Plaehn seconded. Motion carried 4-0, with Larson abstaining.

Asher moved to approve to keep current the day, time and location of the Board Meeting. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Asher moved to approve the 2014-15 substitute pay. Tart seconded. Motion carried 4-1, with Howard voting nay.

Howard moved to approve the 2014-15 lunch prices as presented. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Tart moved to approve the 2014-15 athletic/extra-curricular fees as presented. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Troy moved to approve the 2014-15 preschool fees as presented. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to approve the 2014-15 SACC fees to $2.75/hour per child. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Asher moved to approve the 2014-15 facility rental fees as presented. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Asher moved to approve the call for 2014-15 milk & gas/fuel bids. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Klomps and Mr. Dols presented on the proposed change to the bus arrival and departure location.

Information pertaining to the “Annual Disclosure Report” was presented as per state law.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR – July 29 – 6:00 p.m.

Finance/Facility – August 6 – 6:00 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel – August 11 – 5:00 p.m.

Tart moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

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