A duly posted special meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland District Conference Room on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Roll call - Kristin Beck, Peggy Merkel, Al Williams, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn and Steve Tart.

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda with the following changes: 9.2.4; the meeting from the regular meeting on December 20, 2010, the special meeting on January 3, 2011 and the January bills. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent McDonald publicly thanked the Kiwanis Club for their $500.00 donation to the SACC program, Land O' Lakes for a $500.00 donation and Polly Lentz for volunteering her time.

Student Council members presented information on the Sadie Hawkins Dance and announced that KnightWear is now available for sale online.

FFA Representatives reported on a Snow Tubing activity, Dairy Food CDE, and FFA Week plans.

Building & Grounds Director John Dols reported that the Motorola radios are in.

Administrative Assistant Trent Langemo reported on the SHIP Wellness Grant activities.

Principal Hecimovich updated the board on the PBIS grant, District Staff Development/Work Day, upcoming scheduling, ASVAB Test results and new parking safety procedures.

Superintendent McDonald reported on the Staff Inservice, Margaret Biggerstaff reviewing school information, the MSBA Convention and discussed the possibility of state budget cuts.

Deb Larson reported on the Curriculum Committee and Kristen Beck reported on the Personnel Committee.

AIM I: High Student Achievement/Lifelong Learners:

Old Business

Beck moved to approve Flexible Learning Year Community Meeting dates for January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Spring Valley; January 31 at 7:00 p.m. in Wykoff and February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Spring Valley. Tart seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Jim Mecklenburg (Minnesota PLTW Coordinator) was present and announced that Kingsland received $65,000 in grant monies for PLTW (Project Lead the Way).

New Business

Principal Hecimovich reported on the High School Registration and Curriculum Timelines as well as All Day Every Day Kindergarten.

AIM II: Safe & Respectful Learning Environment

Old Business

Merkel moved to implement PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Support) if the grant is received. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

AIM III: Efficient and Effective Operations:

Old Business

Business Manager Kathy Beevers presented the Treasurer's Report and current enrollment numbers.

Principal Hecimovich updated the board on the Elementary Student Drop Off procedures. Beck moved to approve the $1,300.00 expenditure to implement the program for the remainder of the school year. Merkel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Merkel moved for approval of the second reading of Policies 410, 413, 414 and 415 as presented.

Williams seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Policies 514, 522 and 524 with alternatives were presented for the first reading. Policy 616 was presented as an information item and needs to be developed.

Merkel moved to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reduction. Aye: Beck, Larson, Merkel, Plaehn, Tart and Williams. Nay: None. Motion carried unanimously. The Resolution is on file in the District Office.

Williams moved to approve the lane changes for Tara Holmen and Joshua Hogberg. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Initiation of Litigation. Merkel seconded. Aye: Beck, Larson, Merkel, Plaehn, Tart and Williams. Nay: None. Motion carried unanimously. The Resolution is on file in the District Office.

The regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the Kingsland District Conference Room.

Merkel moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:57 p.m. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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