Regular Meeting Minutes – March 15, 2010

MARCH 15, 2010
6:30 P.M.

The middle school Low Brass Rhythm Ensemble performed for the Board. Members of the ensemble are (student/instrument – grade level): Maria Mueller/horn-8; Ellie Lund/trombone-8;
Mitchell Kaland/trombone-8; Will Otte/trombone-7; Tanner Prinsen/trombone-7;
Michael Buhler/trombone-8; Mike Bonner/euphonium-8; Alex Hiles/euphonium-8’
Branden Strysick/euphonium-8; Jordan LaPean/baritone-7; Cole Nallin/baritone-7;
Jacob Barthels/tuba-7; Nate Heili/drum set-8; Caitlynn Winkler/Bass Guitar -11 (sub for Mitchell Lambrecht).

Mary Van Wyk, Grade 8, performed her vocal musical solo for the Board. Mary has qualified to perform at State.

This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, March 15, 2010, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School. Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:45 P.M.

Present: Mr. John Mauer, President
Mr. Tom Bigler, Vice President
Mr. Steve Thimmig, Treasurer
Mr. Greg Pribek, Clerk
Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk Pro-Tem
Mrs. Sandy Seifert
Mr. Peter Geise
Mrs. Audrey Sager, Board Secretary

M/S/Thimmig/Bigler to approve the agenda as printed. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Pribek to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2010 Board meeting as printed. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Thimmig to approve the accounts for February, 2010 as prepared. Motion Carried Unanimously. Expenditures for February were $1,472,770.36. Receipts for February were $3,596,036.95.

Administrative Reports:

District/Dave Wessel: The School Perceptions Community Survey will take place between April 15th and May 2nd

Dr. Bud Pulaski, High School Principal; Meloney Markofski, Middle School Principal; Kellie Manning, Elementary School Principal; Ann Roy, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services; and Jean Born, Director of Instruction gave their monthly reports to the Board.

Renee Moldenhauer and JulieAnn Jarentowski, members of the middle school teaching staff, gave a synopsis of Read 180. This program will give more students an opportunity to improve their reading skills in a short period of time. This program will touch every student who struggles with their reading skills, not just a select few.

Committee Reports:
Finance/Bigler/Seifert/Geise: They will be meeting this Wednesday to discuss upcoming budget issues.
Facilities/Bigler/Pribek: Will meet on March 31st to interview 4 Architects to discuss the RFP’s.
Rec Board/Seifert: They met on February 17th. Minutes from the meeting were reviewed.
H.S. Site Council/Bramstedt/Pulaski: Athletic Code additions/violations were discussed.
M.S. Site Council/Seifert/Markofski: Sneak-a-peek numbers were reviewed and cell phone discussions took place.
Elem. Site Council/Bigler/Manning: Peaceful Playground, Family Fun Fest, and what is available regarding school pictures were discussed.

M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to APPROVE 43 open enrollment applications received from students who are requesting to attend school in Sheboygan Falls in the 2010-2011 school year under Open Enrollment guidelines and to DENY 6 applications based on unavailability of regular education space, special education space, or because the students special education evaluation has not taken place. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Thimmig/Bigler to tentatively APPROVE 64 applications received from Sheboygan Falls students who are requesting to attend school in surrounding districts in the 2010-2011 school year under Open Enrollment guidelines and to tentatively DENY 6 applications pending receipt of requested special education and expulsion records. When we receive the tuition costings from the non-resident districts and they do not exceed the Open Enrollment State Aid Adjustment amount for the year, the denials will be reversed. Any expulsions that may be received will remain denied. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve Policy #7550/Joint Use of Facilities/Inter-Library Loans and #9130/Public Requests, Suggestions or Complaints as presented. This is the final reading of these policies. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Thimmig to approve the first reading of Policy #7540.03/Acceptable Use as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to approve the first reading of NEOLA Policy Updates as presented. Legal opinions regarding FMLA were reviewed. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the $1,000 donation from Masters Gallery Foods for Computer Integrated Mfg. Program. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Seifert/Thimmig to approve the requested leave without compensation for Dana Raquet as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Thimmig to accept the retirement letters from John Zemke, H.S. Vocational Ed Teacher and Lee McGlade, H.S. Social Studies Teacher as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Seifert/Bigler to approve the request from Jason Peters and Mike Kobelsky, Special Education and Alternative Education Teachers at the high school, for overnight travel with 5 students. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Thimmig/Seifert to approve attendance on May 2 and 3 for ten 7th and 8th grade Student Council Representatives to attend the State Conference in Green Bay. This is an annual event for Middle School Student Council. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Seifert to adjourn Into Executive Session per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) to Discuss High School Principal Candidates for the 2010-2011 school year and Layoffs/Staffing for the 2010-2011 School Year. A roll call vote was taken. Thimmig/yes, Bramstedt/yes, Bigler/yes, Mauer/yes, Pribek/yes, Seifert/yes, Geise/yes Motion Carried Unanimously.

The Board adjourned to executive session @ 8:00 P.M.

M/S/Geise/Thimmig to return to open session. Motion Carried Unanimously.

Return to open session. No action taken.

M/S/Bigler/Thimmig to adjourn. Motion carried Unanimously.

Adjournment @ 9:50 P.M.

Minutes taken by: Audrey L. Sager, Board Secretary

Approved by the Board of Education on April 19, 2010.

Greg Pribek, Board Clerk

Executive Session – March 3, 2010

4:00 P.M.

1. Call to order

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Adjourn Into Executive Session Per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) to Conduct Interviews for High School Principal for the 2010-2011 school year

4. Return to Open Session. The Board will take action as it pertains to discussion in Executive Session

5. Adjournment