JANUARY 23, 2012

AIM I: High Student Achievement/Lifelong Learners

AIM II: Safe & Respectful Learning Environment

AIM III: Efficient and Effective Operations

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, January 23, 2012, at 5:00 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.

Merkel moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the minutes from the regular meeting on December 19, 2011, and the special meetings on December 23, 2011, and January 4, 2012, the January bills, the final reading and adoption of Policies 514, 515, 517, 518, 519, 520 and 521. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Board member Merkel reported on the Finance and Facilities committees and Larson reported on the Curriculum Committee. Superintendent McDonald, Building & Grounds Director John Dols, Technology Coordinator Bob Tieffenbacher, Community Education Director Jen Dessner, Business Manager Kathy Beevers and Assistant Principal/A.D. Jake Dodge submitted written reports.

Old Business

(AIM I) Beck moved to approve the additional fundraisers presented for the 2011-2012 school year. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

(AIM III) Plaehn moved to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions. Beck seconded. Roll Call - Aye - Beck, Larson, Merkel, Plaehn, Tart and Williams. Nay - None. Motion carried unanimously. The resolution is on file in the district office.

(AIM I) Larson moved to approve the first reading of the Student Activity Fund Handbook. Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Beck moved to renew and approve the pay equity report. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM I) Beck moved to approve the MDE Alternative Learning Program (ALP) for Kingsland Public Schools. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Williams moved to hire Laurie Hays as long term special education substitute teacher. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Beck moved to approve the addition of a Jr. High Track Coach. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Larson moved to approve the maternity leave request by Tara Holmen. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted: Policy/PR - January 30 - 5:00 p.m.; Finance/Facilities - February 1 - 5:00 p.m.; Curriculum/Personnel - February 13 - 5:00 p.m.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room. Strategic Planning meetings will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, February 6, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. in the Kingsland Café.

Williams moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:47 p.m. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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