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, May 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.

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the May bills, the updated teacher seniority list, the first reading of the Preschool Teacher job description and Policies 616 and 807, and the second reading of Policies 506, 522, and 524.

Thank you's were given to the American Legion for a Trap Team donation, IBM for a Robotics donation, Pheasants Forever for a Trap Team donation and the Tech Staff for their help during trying times with the internet.

Public Comments included girls' varsity basketball concerns. Student Reports were given by McKayla N. on FFA. Spotlight on Education presentations were by the 10th graders Morgan S. and Josie B. inviting the public to the Decades Project at the Community Center on 5-22 and by Mrs. Campbell in KES on the PBIS program. Board member Asher 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. Special Education Director Micki Breitsprecher submitted a written report. Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg presented his report. Superintendent McDonald gave his report to the board as well.

Old Business

Robert Tieffenbacher presented on the "Bring Your Own Device" program.

Beck moved to partner with Best Buy in the BYOD Program. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to allow students to bring their own purchased device as part of the BYOD program. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Members Beck and Larson updated the board on the progress of the Branding & Marketing committee.

Beck moved to approve the correction to the 2014/2015 school calendar. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Beck moved to approve the resignation of Jennifer Simon as library paraprofessional. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the resignation of Jamie Fenske as JH Football Coach. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to accept the resignation of Deb Doherty as custodian effective June 27th. Larson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the resignation of Brent Stinson as PLTW teacher and Assistant Football Coach. Asher seconded. Motion carried by unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the resignation of Jill Thalmann as 3rd grade teacher. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Tart moved to approve the resignation of Scott Stockdale as Building and Grounds Director. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Board Chair Plaehn introduced the following Resolution of Nonrenewal of Reeny Asprey-Smith and its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Beck and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Beck, Howard, Tart, Larson, Plaehn, and Asher. The following voted against: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. A copy of the resolution is on file in the district office.

Howard moved to approve the ESY Staff as presented. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of Jacob Vetter as Head Girls Basketball Coach. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to approve the hire of Brad Reiter as B Squad Football Coach. Beck second. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of Paul Eckheart as B Squad Football Coach. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of Steve Hauser as Interim Athletic Director. Asher seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the hire of Angela Forland and Kim Bly as summer SACC assistants. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher service contract with SMEC. Larson seconded. Motion carried 5-0 with Howard abstaining.

Larson moved to approve the Vision Services contract with SMEC. Beck seconded. Motion carried 5-0, Howard abstained.

Beck moved to approve the Autism Services Agreement as presented. Larson seconded. Motion carried 5-0, Howard abstained.

The FY15 Capital Outlay Items were deferred to the June meeting.

Beck moved to approve the addition of a .5 Preschool Teaching Position. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Priebe gave a brief presentation in regards to the Middle School name.

Beck moved to accept community names, administration, two board members, and staff to consist of the new Facilities Task Force committee. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the tenure of Mollie McMahon. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to approve the tenure of Rachael Burt. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Discussion on the electronic message sign with possible funding from the KABC was deferred to June.

Beck moved to approve the addition of an Intermediate Teaching Position. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - May 28 - 7:30 p.m.

Finance/Facility - June 2 - 6:00 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel - June 9 - 6:00 p.m.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

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