OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – January 23, 2019

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – January 23, 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, January 23, 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; Business Manager, Amber Uhlenhake; and student school board representative, Zachary Queensland.

Mundfrom moved to approve the following consent items as presented: the board agenda; the December 17, 2018 TNT meeting minutes, the December 17, 2018 regular meeting minutes, the January 7, 2019 work session minutes, and the January 7, 2019 reorganizational meeting minutes. Also approved was the first reading of Policies 410, 413, 414, 415, and 215 and the second reading of 707, 708, 709, and 710. Also the hire of Laura Lanning as long term sub for Kristine Swier’s leave of absence and the resignation of Emily Wilson as SACC Coordinator. Lane changes approved for Brent Stinson and Morgan Jacobson. Rader seconded. Motion carried by a 6-0 vote.

Public comments included Noella Lund regarding voting Yes for Kingsland group. They made their support known for the upcoming operating referendum.

Jacob W. and Elijah M. reported to the board for FFA, Faith L. reported to the board for Key Club, Zachary Queensland reported to the board for Student Council.

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

Old Business

Mundfrom moved to approve the Resolution Stating the Intention of the School Board to Issue General Obligations Bonds to Finance Projects included in the District’ approved ten-Year Facility Plan; convenanting and obligating the District to be bound by and to use the provisions of Minnesota Statues Section, 126.55 to guarantee the payment of the principal and interest on the bonds. Emig seconded. Roll Call: Aye – 6, Nays: 0. Motion carried unanimously. The resolution is on file in the District Office.

New Business

Mundfrom moved to terminate the probationary employment of employee, Eaen O’Byrne, effective January 15, 2019. Rader seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Emig moved to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons Therefor. Howard seconded. Roll Call: Ayes – 6, Nays: 0. Motion carried unanimously. The resolution is on file in the District Office.

Mundfrom moved to accept the SEMNET Quote as presented. Emig seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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

The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Mundfrom moved to adjourn the meeting. Howard seconded. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:39 p.m.

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