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, December 19, 2011 at 7:00 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.

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda with the addition of Policy 506 for Second Reading, the minutes from the regular meeting on November 21, 2011 with a correction to be made, the December bills, the first reading of Policies 514, 515, 517, 518, 519, 520 and 521, the final reading and adoption of Policies 506, 509, 510, 511, 512 and 513. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Board member Merkel reported on Finance and Facilities Committees, Larson reported on Curriculum and Policy/PR Committees and Beck reported on Personnel Committee. Superintendent McDonald, Building & Grounds Director John Dols, Business Manager Kathy Beevers, Principal Jim Hecimovich and Assistant Principal/A.D. Jake Dodge submitted written reports. Reports were also given for High School Student Council activities and FFA activities.

Old Business

(AIM III) Beck moved to approve the 2010-2011 School Audit as presented. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Larson moved to approve the Strategic Planning Process, Option 3. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

(AIM III) Merkel moved to change community weight lifting to Sunday evenings during open gym beginning January 8, 2012. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM I) Suzanne Riley from the Southeast Service Cooperative gave a presentation to the board on the 2010-2011 member participation.

(AIM III) Beck moved to approve the certification of the final property tax levy. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Merkel moved to approve the Teacher Seniority lists as presented. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Beck moved to approve the Virtual Reality Education Pathfinder program (VREP). Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Beck moved to approve the MSHS Clay Target League. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

(AIM III) Williams moved to hire Santi Drees as 9th grade girls basketball coach. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - No December Meeting

Finance - January 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Facilities - January 3 - 5:30 p.m.

Curriculum - January 9 - 4:30 p.m.

Personnel - January 9 - 5:30 p.m.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room. The special board meeting for election of board officers will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

The next item on the agenda is a personnel issue. The Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statute section 13D.05, subdivision 2(b), states that the board shall close a meeting for the preliminary consideration of allegations against an individual subject to its authority. During the closed meeting, the Board will discuss the allegations and the information that has been gathered so far relating to those allegations. Accordingly, pursuant to the law cited, a motion was made by Beck that this meeting be closed for the purpose of the preliminary consideration of allegations against an individual subject to the Board's authority. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously at 9:15 p.m.

Merkel moved to reopen the closed meeting at 10:04 p.m. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statute Section 13D.05, subd. 3(b), states that a meeting may be closed if the closure is permitted by the attorney-client privilege. The specific subjects to be discussed, pursuant to Minn. Stat. Section 13.01, subd. 3, are claims against the School District, the legal position of the District, and the status of litigation.

Beck moved to close the meeting by Minnesota Statute Section 13D.05, subd. 3(b) attorney-client privilege at 10:05 p.m. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to reopen the closed meeting at 10:22 p.m. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 p.m. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF

SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137

December 23, 2011

A duly posted special meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland District Conference Room on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. Present: Kristin Beck, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, Peggy Merkel and Al Williams. Absent: Steve Tart.

Chairman Plaehn introduced the Resolution Proposing Discipline of a Teacher and moved its adoption. Beck seconded. Roll Call: Aye - Plaehn, Beck, Merkel, Larson and Williams. Nay - None. Absent - Tart.

Strategic Planning dates were discussed. Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, February 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. are the dates. Williams moved to accept these dates for the planning sessions. Beck seconded. Motion carried.

The Teachers Seniority Lists were presented with revisions. Beck moved to accept the seniority lists as presented. Williams seconded. Motion carried.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 a.m. Williams seconded. Motion carried.

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

DISTRICT #2137

January 4, 2012

A duly posted organizational meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland District Conference Room on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Present: Kristin Beck, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, Peggy Merkel, Steve Tart and Al Williams.

The first order of business was to elect the Board Chair. Beck nominated Doug Plaehn for Board Chair. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson nominated Beck for Vice-Chair. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck nominated Larson for Clerk. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck nominated Merkel for Treasurer. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Williams moved to accept the following Committee appointments:

LMC/Meet & Confer - Deb Larson

MSHSL - Kristin Beck

Standards/Discipline - Steve Tart

Early Childhood/Community Ed - Kristin Beck

Special Needs - Peggy Merkel

Vocational Ag - Deb Larson

Labor - Doug Plaehn

Pupil Transportation - Al Williams

Legislative Liaison - Doug Plaehn

Designated School Rep - Jake Dodge

Systems Accountability - Kristin Beck

Cable Access - Doug Plaehn

Negotiations (Sup't/District Wide) - Doug Plaehn & Kristin Beck

Negotiations (Principals) - Doug Plaehn & Peggy Merkel

Negotiations (Classified) - Doug Plaehn & Peggy Merkel

Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Merkel moved to accept the time and dates of the committee meetings. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to restructure the sub-committee meetings as follows:

Finance/Facilities - 1st Monday - 5:00 p.m. - Merkel & Plaehn

Curriculum/Personnel - 2nd Monday - 5:00 p.m. - Tart & Beck

Policy & PR - 4th Monday - 5:00 p.m. - Larson & Williams.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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