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, January 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Kristin Beck, Deb Larson, Gwen Howard, Doug Plaehn, Steve Tart and Troy Asher.

Beck moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda, the minutes from the December 17, 2012 and January 2, 2013 meetings, the January bills and the final reading and adoption of Policies 410, 413, 414, 415, and 506. Also the addition of Agenda Items 8.5 - Snow Day and 8.6 - Change of Attorney. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent McDonald publicly thanked Land-O-Lakes for their $2000.00 donation in recognition of volunteerism and Swiss Valley Farms for a $500.00 donation towards the Robotics Club.

High School representatives from the Student Council and FFA reported on mid-year activities for their groups. Board member Tart reported on Finance and Facility Committee, Larson reported on Curriculum/Personnel Committee, and due to weather there was no Policy/PR report to present. Building & Grounds Director Scott Stockdale, Principal Jim Hecimovich and Principal Chris Priebe, Athletic Director Tom Speltz, and Business Manager Todd Netzke submitted written reports. Superintendent McDonald also gave a report.

Old Business

Elementary and mid-level students and staff presented an iPad demonstration to show air server capabilities in the school.

Troy Miller of TSP Architecture & Engineering gave an update on the Facilities Analysis.

New Business

Beck moved to accept the resignation of Sue Foster as paraprofessional. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to accept the resignation of Mollie McMahon as assistant track coach. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to accept the resignation of Lisa Kimball as head volleyball coach. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Jill Ramaker as Elementary Principal's Secretary. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to hire Morgan Rohr as High School Attendance Clerk. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Larson moved to hire Brandon Papenfuss as Grade 4-6 Long Term Science Substitute for Emily Biske. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to hire Brad Reiter as Head Baseball Coach. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Plaehn moved to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions. Beck seconded. Roll Call - Aye - Beck, Howard, Tart, Larson, Plaehn, and Asher. Nay - None. Motion carried unanimously. The resolution is on file in the district office.

Beck moved to approve the transfer of bank signatures from Kathy Beevers to Todd Netzke for financial transactions. Tart seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to approve May 10, 2013 as a regular day of instruction to replace December 20, 2012 snow day. Beck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Beck moved to utilize Kevin Rupp's Attorney at Law Office. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Meeting dates are as posted:

Policy/PR - January 28 - 5:00 p.m.

Finance/Facility - February 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Curriculum/Personnel - February 11 - 5:00 p.m.

Beck moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

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