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January 24, 2013

City, School officer agreement on Monday's board agenda


Knoxville —

President Miller asked if there were any additions or corrections to the agenda.  There was one personnel item added to the agenda.  Vickroy made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  McDonald seconded the motion.  Roll Call:  AYES – Vickroy, McDonald, Mahoney, Helle, Miller.  NAYS –None.
President Miller asked if there were any citizens present who wished to address the Board.  There were none.
Consent Action Items:
The consent action items considered by the Board were as follows:
1.     Approve minutes of December 10, 2012, Regular Meeting
2.     Approve Financial Statements
3.     Approve Warrants
4.     Approve a teaching contract for Paige Bolton, high school Family & Consumer Science, as well as FCCLS advisor
5.     Accept the resignation of Josh Visser, GOAL teacher, effective upon the employment of a suitable replacement
6.     Approve a work agreement for Deb Dakin, one-on-one associate at Northstar
McDonald made a motion to approve the consent action items as recommended.  Mahoney seconded the motion.  Roll Call:  AYES – McDonald, Mahoney, Vickroy, Helle, Miller.  NAYS - None. 
Discussion Action Items
1.     Middle School Report – 7th Grade Interdisciplinary Unit
Brian McNeill, Sara Finnegan, Angela Caughey, Kelsey Derby, and several middle school students presented information about the 7th grade interdisciplinary unit consisting of science, language arts and art classes.
2.     Receive Initial Proposal for 2013-14 Master Contract (KEA)
Marty Duffy presented the Knoxville Education Association’s initial proposal for the 2013-14 master contract of 6.9% total package to the board of education.
3.     Approve Students for Early Graduation
Vickroy made a motion to approve students for early graduation.  Helle seconded the motion.  Roll Call:  AYES-Vickroy, Helle, McDonald, Mahoney, Miller.  NAYS-None.
4.     Enrollment in College Credit Classes (Kevin Crawford)
Kevin Crawford provided a summary of the college credit courses high school students have completed or are enrolled in.
5. Approve Termination of Employee Contract
Mahoney made a motion to approve the termination of the teaching contract with Kay Jensen, effective January 11, 2013.  Helle seconded the motion.  Roll Call:  AYES-Mahoney, Helle, McDonald, Vickroy, Miller.  NAYS-None.

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