OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – April 16, 2018

A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland Choir Room on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Heather Betts, Ann Oeltjen, Leah Stier, Jackie Horsman, Tiffany Mundfrom, and Doug Plaehn. Absent: none. Also in attendance was Superintendent James Hecimovich.

Stier moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda; the March 19, 2018 regular meeting minutes, the April 9 special meeting minutes, and the April 9 work session meeting minutes; the April bills; the first reading of Policies 534, 611, 612.1, 614, and 615 and second reading of Policies 605, 606, 607, 608, 609 and 610. Also the resignations of Paul Eckheart – head dance coach, and the hires of Tim Bestor – varsity football assistant coach and Christine Vreeman – yearbook co-advisor. Betts seconded. Motion carried unanimously. Oeltjen moved to not approve the recommendation from administration to hire Steve Hauser as the varsity girls’ basketball coach and to repost the position. No second. Motion failed. Mundfrom moved to hire Steve Hauser for the varsity girls’ basketball coach. Plaehn seconded. Roll call: Aye: Betts, Horsman, Plaehn, Stier, Mundfrom. Nay: Oeltjen. Motion carried by a 5-1 vote.

Public Thank You and Recognition was given to Community Ed Soccer Coaches: Jen Fergeson, Brynjil Hyde, Jared Hagstrom, Kyle Rader, Liz Newberg, Matt Jordan, Kelly Opseth, Karen Stephans,
Shaun & Sheila Knode, Ross Musel, Mike Rainey, Trevin Rath, Cody Stuart, Noah Williams, Shane Mensink, Santi Drees; Anne Jo Voorhees for volunteering to supervise the Kids Night Out Field trip to Sherlock Gnomes; Our Savior's Lutheran Church donated a piano to the music department; Deer Creek Long Spurs Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation for the $500 and $250 donations to the Trap Team; Daniel Hellerud for the $100 donation to the Trap Team; and to Mari Blanchard for chaperoning the art club trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Sculpture Garden and to our bus driver Mike Blanchard.

No public comments.

Cody M. presented to the board for FFA. Written reports were submitted from Principal Hecimovich, Principal Klavetter, Activities/Building & Grounds Director Dols, Community Ed Director Becky Bicknese, and Business Manager Amber Herbrand (Uhlenhake). Superintendent Hecimovich updated the board. KSP also submitted a written report.

Old Business

Horsman moved to amend the December 2017 Regular Board Meeting Minutes to reflect the dollar amounts for the voter/non-voter approved projects. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Betts moved to approve the tenure of Erin Milz, Morgan Jacobsen, and Ben Hansen. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next work session will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Conference Room.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

There will be a special board meeting held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:45 pm in the Elementary Conference Room to Canvass the special election votes.

Oeltjen moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:53 p.m. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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