Property was a key topic of discussion at District 318’s School Board meeting on Tuesday. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Line wants to either – purchase about an acre of District 318’s property or get permission to stage some equipment there – and asked the Board for approval of either option which was granted. The other property discussion concerned the US Geological Service property adjacent to the RJE Middle School. Superintendent Bruce Thomas said he had a conversation with Congressman Rick Nolan about the property and the Congressman will be entering a bill into the house for the land swap. In other actions the school board heard an indicator report on Maintenance, Facilities, Health & Safety from Rod Leistikow, approved two replacement hires and approved the 2014 / 2015 calendar & graduation dates.