OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – February 20, 2019

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – February 20, 2019

A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland Choir Room on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

Board Chair Jackie Horsman called the meeting to order. Present: Jackie Horsman, Maranda Emig, Kyle Rader, Leah Stier, Natasha Howard, and Tiffany Mundfrom. Absent: none. Also in attendance was Superintendent James Hecimovich.

Emig moved to approve the following consent items as presented: the board agenda; the January 23, 2019 regular meeting minutes and the February 4, 2019 work session minutes, and the February 2019 bills. Also approved was the first reading of Policies 711, 712, 713, 714 and the Recordings policy; and the second reading of 410, 413, 414, 415, and 215. the hires of Kristina Howard as SACC Coordinator and Dakota Rostad as head baseball coach. Rader seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Thank you to Racks for the donation of food; preparation of food by Judy Tart and Pat Deyoung; volunteers that helped set up and take down were Judy Rose, Maranda & Chuck Emig, Cora Reidemann, Sasha Bicknese and Tanya Carlson, all for the Father/Daughter Dance. Also thank you to Land O’ Lakes for the donation to the library of $1000 on behalf of Polly Lentz, $1000 on behalf of Nevin Stender, and $1000 on behalf of Gareld Stockdale. Thank you to Lyle Kruegel for the $3000 donation to the High School Band Boosters and thank you to Gene Halvorson for the donation of $60 to the Athletic Department. All donations and volunteer work are greatly appreciated.

There were no public comments.

Due to school being cancelled today because of inclement weather, there were no student reports for FFA, Key Club, or Student Council.

Written reports were submitted by Elementary Principal Scott Klavetter, Activities/Building & Grounds Director John Dols, Community Ed Director Becky Bicknese, and Business Manager Amber Herbrand (Uhlenhake). Superintendent/High School Principal Jim Hecimovich submitted a written report and updated the board as well.

Old Business

Mundfrom moved to adopt the revised FY19 general fund budget as presented. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to set the operating levy amount at $1142. Emig seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Rader moved to accept the senior class trip proposal as presented. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Howard moved to approve the preschool fee increase as proposed for the 2019-2020 schoolyear as presented. Rader seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

No action was taken on the Lanning Housing Tax Abatement issue. More information is needed to make a decision.

A new business item was added to the agenda giving administration authority to adjust the academic calendar as needed due to the numerous snow days we have accrued this year. Moved by Mundfrom, seconded by Stier. Motion carried unanimously.

The next work session will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Conference Room.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Mundfrom moved to adjourn the meeting. Rader seconded. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:31 p.m.

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