OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – December 18, 2017

A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland Choir Room on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Heather Betts, Jackie Horsman, Ann Oeltjen, Tiffany Mundfrom, Leah Stier, and Doug Plaehn. Absent: none

Horsman moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda; the November 20 regular meeting minutes; the December bills; the first reading of Policies 528, 529, 530, 531, 532 and second reading of Policies 521, 523, 525, 526, 527. Also, the resignation (retirement) of Gary Zwart and the hire of Candice Strahl as part-time van driver and Dustin Tart as full-time Building and Grounds Maintenance Specialist. Betts seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Thank You and Recognition was given to Todd Davis 2017 Special Olympics Polar Plunge $175 donation to be designated to the Robotics Team, Chris Young donation of trombone to band, and Red Essig for the meat and cheese trays for staff.

No public comments.

Kori K. and Rachel H. reported to the board for FFA. Rachel H. reported to the board for Student Council. Kori K. and Nora J. reported to the board for Key Club. Plaehn and Oeltjen updated on the Finance/ Facilities/ Personnel and Curriculum/Policy/PR committees. Written reports were submitted from Principal Hecimovich, Principal Klavetter and Activities/Building and Grounds Director Dols, and Business Manager Amber Uhlenhake. Superintendent Hecimovich updated the board.

Old Business

Oeltjen moved to approve the WBWF goals for the 2017-18 school year as presented by Mr. Hecimovich. Horsman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to approve the Rebranding Committee’s plan to conduct a district-wide, citizen- wide competition for potential logos. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to approve B-voter approved for $7,779,744 and B-non-voter approved for $8,906,997. Betts seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Plaehn moved to approve Resolution Relating to the Issuance of School Building Bonds and Calling an Election Theron. Horsman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Plaehn moved to approve Resolution Directing the Administration to Submit a Revised Ten-Year Plan to the Commissioner of Education for Approval. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Board discussed child care center.

New Business

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) representatives spoke to the board about the possibility of establishing a HOSA chapter at Kingsland.

There will be a board reorganizational meeting on January 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Conference Room.

The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room.

Oeltjen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 p.m. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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