February 19, 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 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Troy Asher, Deb Larson, Steve Tart and Doug Plaehn. Absent: none.

Howard moved to put policy 527.5 on hold. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously. Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the minutes from the January 22 meeting, the February bills, the first reading of Policies 418, 419, 420 and the second reading of Policies 414, 415, 416, and 417. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Thank you's were given to Swiss Valley Farms for the Robotics donation, Seabright Electric for wire donation for the electricity class, and Classic Carpets for carpeting for the Barnyard.

Lynn Kidd presented the board with a petition of recall the Wykoff motion.

Student Reports were given by Trevor S. and Jordan P. on FFA Week. Spotlight on Education presentations were presented by Laurie Hendrickson, Kristal Brogan and Brad Reiter on their PLC, as well as Emily Biske and Laurie Applen on the 5th/6th grade Smart Boards. Board member Tart reported on the Finance and Facility committee, 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. Building & Grounds Director Scott Stockdale submitted a written report. Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg gave a report on school finances via phone, and Superintendent McDonald gave his report to the board as well.

New Business

Beck moved to terminate the service contract with ProCare therapy for School Psychologist support. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to accept the resignation of Jackie Whitacre as Head Volleyball Coach. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of Amber Uhlenhake as Head Track & Field Coach. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of Emily Hahn and Megan Oakland as Spring Play Musical Director. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of Brent Stinson as Assistant Football Coach. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of Jacob Vetter as B-Squad Baseball Coach. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to hire Brian Feight as shared School Psychologist. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of John Fenske as Regular Route Bus Driver. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the opening of 9th and B-Squad football coaching positions. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the formation of a district Branding and Marketing committee. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the Open PO Process for local vendors. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Plaehn moved to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions. Aye: Beck, Howard, Tart, Larson, Plaehn, and Asher. Nay: none. Motion carried unanimously. The Resolution is on file in the District Office.

Howard moved to approve the teacher seniority list as presented. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to hold a Facility Community Meeting March 11th at 7:00 pm in the High School Café. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - February 27 - 7:00 p.m.

Finance/Facility - March 3 - 6:00 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel - March 10 - 5:00 p.m.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

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