OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – January 17, 2018

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 17, 2018 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

Oeltjen moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda; the December 18 regular meeting minutes and January 2 special meeting minutes; the January bills; the first reading of Policies 410, 413, 414, 415, 213 and second reading of Policies 528, 529, 530, 531, 532. Also, the resignation of Mari Blanchard – special ed paraprofessional. Also, lane changes for Tara Holmen, Ben Hansen, Amanda Lorentz, Baily Mahowald, Erin Milz, Kelly Opseth, Angela Forland, Tonia Gardner, Kayli Hareldson, and Rachael Burt. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Thank You and Recognition was given to Land O’Lakes Foundation for donating $2000 as part of the Dollars for Doers Program recognizing 100 volunteer hours for Gareld Stockdale, Dale Wondrasch, Nevin Stender, and Pauline Lentz. The funds are allocated to the library. Also, Valley Lanes for the donation of $1540 to be used for grades K-4 supply budgets; Walmart Stores for the donation of $750 to the Media Center for the MakerSpaces Program; Osterud-Winter Scholarship donation of $15,500; Julee Warren for taking on the Head Coach responsibilities for Community Education Youth Basketball; and Knights of Columbus St. Ignatius Council #13609 - $250 donation to the art department.

No public comments.

Audrey Farlinger reported to the board for Student Council. Josh Meskill reported for Builder’s Club. 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.

Old Business

Horsman moved to approve submitting the Review & Comment document to MDE as presented. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Oeltjen moved to approve the 2018 Senior Class Trip Proposal as presented. Betts seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Horsman moved to Approve the SMEC Audit as presented. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Plaehn moved to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons Therefor. Roll call: Aye – Plaehn, Oeltjen, Stier, Mundfrom, Horsman, Betts. Nay – none. Motion carried unanimously.

Oeltjen moved to approve changing to nine-man football for School year 18-19. Horsman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to approve conducting a student survey for gymnastics. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Horsman moved to approve food service the Request for Proposal – Joint Powers Agreement as presented. Betts seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next work session will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Conference Room.

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

Oeltjen moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:52 p.m. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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