A duly posted meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland Conference Room on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 6:01 p.m.

Board Chair Mitch Lentz called the meeting to order. Roll call - Mitch Lentz, Mike Zimmer, Deb Dahl, Kristin Beck and Peggy Merkel. Absent - Al Williams.

Merkel moved to approve the following consent items: the agenda; the minutes from the regular meeting on November 15, 2010 and the special meeting on December 15, 2010; and the December bills. Dahl seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The three outgoing board members, Mitch Lentz, Mike Zimmer and Deb Dahl, were thanked and recognized for their many years devoted to the school.

Business Manager Kathy Beevers gave a PowerPoint presentation on Truth in Taxation.

Suzanne Riley from the Southeast Service Cooperative presented their 2009-10 annual report via Skype.

AIM I: High Student Achievement/Lifelong Learners:

Old Business

Superintendent McDonald updated the board on the College in the Schools program.

More information will be forthcoming.

New Business

Superintendent McDonald presented a PowerPoint on the Flexible Learning Year progress. Beck moved to approve proceeding with the FLY. Merkel seconded. Motion carried.

AIM II: Safe & Respectful Learning Environment:

Old Business

Superintendent McDonald updated the board on the asbestos removal and the sale of the old elementary building.

New Business

AIM III: Efficient & Effective Operations:

Old Business

Business Manager Kathy Beevers updated the board on enrollment figures, projected budget expenditures and projected cash flow.

Merkel moved to approve the 2009-10 audit. Dahl seconded. Motion carried.

Dahl moved to approve the second reading of the Classified Job Descriptions as presented. Beck seconded. Motion carried.

New Business

Beck moved to approve the Certification of the Final Property Tax Levy of $1,942,570.53. Dahl seconded. Motion carried.

Merkel moved to approve the first reading of Policies 410, 413, 414 and 415 as presented. Dahl seconded. Motion carried.

Personnel

Dahl moved to approve the teacher seniority lists as presented. Beck seconded. Motion carried.

Merkel moved to hire Jennifer Dessner as Jr. High Student Council Advisor. Beck seconded. Motion carried.

Reports

Mikaylah Hellickson and Kaylee Beevers addressed the board on the high school student council activities, including the sale of Knightwear and thanking the outgoing board members.

Regan Zimmer gave an update on FFA activities, including fruit sales and reward activities.

John Dols' Building and Grounds report was read since he was busy with snow removal.

Trent Langemo reported on building goals and the fall athletic season wrap-up report.

Principal Hecimovich updated the board on the time capsule status. He also reported on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS).

Superintendent McDonald reminded the board members of the January 3rd organizational meeting and reported on the legislative forum meeting.

Next Meetings:

The next regular Board Meeting will be Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. A special meeting will be on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room to elect board officers.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

Mike Zimmer, Clerk

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