A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland Choir Room on Monday, August 20, 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 July 16, 2018 regular meeting minutes, the July 16, 2018 regular meeting, and the August 6, 2018 work session minutes; the August bills; the first reading of Policies 412, 412 form, 304, 305, 306, 722, and 722 form; the second reading of Policies 514, 301, 302, 303, and Head Lice Protocol. Also the hires of Jasper Hamersma – elementary PLTW teacher, Morgan Howard – JH volleyball coach, Patricia DeYoung – food service dishwasher and the resignations of Linda Boland – food service, Morgan Howard – JH volleyball coach, and Belinda Klomps – food service. Lane changes for Morgan Jacobson (moving to BA+30), Erin Milz (moving to BA + 30), Aaron Thauwald (moving to MA+15), Laurie Hendrickson (moving to BA+60), Kevin Geer (moving to MA+15) and Christine Howard (moving to MA) were also approved. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried by a 6-0 vote.

Thank you to Valley Home Improvement for donating the 4 money aprons to the school. They will come in handy at events. Also thank you to our custodial staff for all the hard work they have put in to get ready for the new school year.

There were no public comments.

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

Old Business

Horsman moved to approve Baudoin Oil Company as the winning bid for fuel for the 2018-19 schoolyear. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried by a 6-0 vote.

Mundfrom to approve Dean Foods as the winning bid for milk for the 2018-19 schoolyear. Oeltjen seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Mundfrom moved to accept the new operating levy amount of $1042 for the duration of 10 years, one question for the November election. Horsman seconded. Motion carried by a 6-0 vote.

Horsman moved to adopt the Resolution Relating to the Election of School Board Members and Calling the School District General Election. Stier seconded. Roll Call: Aye – 6, Nay – 0. Motion carried unanimously.

The next work session will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Conference Room.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Oeltjen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 pm. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried unanimously.