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Regular Meeting Minutes – May 17, 2010

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
May 17, 2010
6:30 P.M.

This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, May 17th, 2010, in the Cafeteria at the Sheboygan Falls Elementary School. Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Present: Mr. John Mauer, President
Mr. Tom Bigler
Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt
Mrs. Sandy Seifert
Mr. Peter Geise
Mr. Christopher Lacey
Mrs. Audrey Sager, Board Secretary

M/S/Bramstedt/Bigler to approve the agenda as printed with the exception of moving item #21, (Review Applications for School Board Member, Interview Candidates, Appoint New Board Member) to item #4. Motion Carried Unanimously.

John Mauer laid out the guidelines to be followed for tonight’s school board selection process. Because of the resignation of Greg Pribek, the Board is going to make a one year appointment to fill the vacancy. The following candidates addressed the board with their background and interest: Kris Raeder, Linda Adams, Kevin Kolb, Mike Micoliczyk, Kathleen Quigley and John Raml. An elimination ballot process was explained and then administered. M/S/Seifert/Geise to eliminate Quigley/Micoliczyk from the ballot. A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Lacey/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes. Motion Carried Unanimously.

In consideration of the 4th grade students, the Board viewed an Online Technology Education Presentation along with three 4th grade students, Ben Hiles, Elaina Krumholz, and Kendra Ison, and their 4th grade teachers, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Winter and Mr. Berlowski.

Jason Peters and Mike Kobelsky, H.S. EBD Teachers, were in attendance with an update on Growth of Alternate Education and the High School Falcon Academy.

The Board returned to the board appointment process. M/S/Bramstedt/Bigler to remove Kris Raeder and John Raml from the ballot. A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/No, Lacey/No, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes Motion Carried with 4 Yes/2 No.

M/S/Seifert/Geise to appoint Linda Adams to fulfill the one year term left vacant by the resignation of Greg Pribek. A full account of the ballot results is attached to the official minutes of the meeting. A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Lacey/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to approve the minutes of the April 19th, 2010 Board Meeting and the May 10th Special Board meeting as printed with one minor correction. Motion Carried Unanimously.

Linda Adams took the oath of office and took seat up front with the board.
M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to approve the accounts for the month of April, 2010, as prepared. Motion Carried Unanimously. Expenditures for April were $1,577,328.30. Receipts for April were $362,727.14.

Administrative Reports:

District/Wessel: Reported on WI ACT 301-SAGE.

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

Committee Reports:

Personnel/Mauer/Bramstedt: Progress is being made on support staff bargaining.

CESA #7/Bigler: Mr. Bigler attended a CESA #7 meeting and was shown what CESA #7 can do for us along with a financial report.

Legislative/Wessel: Rescheduled and will be meeting next Monday at Sargento Cheese in Plymouth.

WASB/Seifert: Mrs. Seifert and Mrs. Blaha, Director of Business Services, shared information regarding health insurance in our bargaining.

H.S. Site Council/Bramstedt/Pulaski: Discussed H.S. Principal selection process and the new marquee.

M.S. Site Council/Seifert/Markofski: Discussed the breakfast program.

Elem. Site Council/Bigler/Manning: Discussed transportation/communication and Rock ‘N Recess.

Election of Officers took place. Dave Wessel, District Administrator, temporarily chaired the meeting to ask for nominations for the office of School Board President.

Geise nominated John Mauer as School Board President.
No other nominations came forward. Nominations closed.
M/S/Bigler/Geise to cast a unanimous vote for John Mauer for School Board President.

President John Mauer took over the chair of the meeting.

Seifert nominated Bigler as School Board Vice President.
No other nominations came forward. Nominations closed.
There was a unanimous vote for Tom Bigler for School Board Vice President

Seifert nominated Lacey as School Board Treasurer.
No other nominations came forward. Nominations closed.
There was a unanimous vote for Christopher Lacey for School Board Treasurer.

Bigler nominated Bramstedt as School Board Clerk.
No other nominations came forward. Nominations closed.
There was a unanimous vote for Victoria Bramstedt for School Board Clerk.

Bigler nominated Seifert as School Board Clerk Pro-Tem.
No other nominations came forward. Nominations closed.
There was a unanimous vote for Sandy Seifert for School Board Clerk Pro-Tem.

M/S/Lacey/Geise that National Exchange Bank and Wisconsin Government Pool be appointed as the District Depository for the 2010-2011 school year. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Seifert/Bramstedt to continue with the Falls News as the official District newspaper for the 2010-2011 school year. John Mauer thanked Jeff Peterson for the great job that he continues to do for the district. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Bigler that we continue with Davis and Kuelthau as the official District legal firm for the 2010-2011 school year. Motion Carried Unanimously.

Committee appointments were discussed. John Mauer will finalize appointments at our June board meeting.

Marty Gross, Computer Technology Specialist for the district, was in attendance to review the Library Media and Technology Plan. M/S/Seifert/Lacey to approve the Library Media and Technology Plan as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Bigler to approve the contracts of our new Technology Education Teacher, Collin Kachel, our new High School Social Studies Teacher, Amanda Roethle, and our new 60% High School English Teacher, Kimberly Johnson, as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Seifert to accept the resignation of Jennifer Cathey, Middle School Business Education Teacher as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously.

Changes in the SAGE Law Staffing were discussed. The Board asked Kellie Manning to thank ALL of the staff for their flexibility with staff reassignments. M/S/Bigler/Geise to authorize administration to issue a lay-off notice to the least senior teacher in the K-5 category before May 31, 2010. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Seifert/Lacey to approve the $250 donation from the Sheboygan Falls High School Football Alumni Association towards the purchase of the new Marquee at the High School. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Lacey to approve the Memorandum of Understanding for the Wisconsin Phase Two Race to the Top. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Adams/Lacey to approve compensation of $25 per month towards the District Administrator’s cell phone. Motion Carried Unanimously.

MS//Bigler/Seifert Adjourn into Executive Session per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) (e) (f) for discussion on 2010-2011 compensation for administration and/or other non-represented groups, review compensation package and contract for high school principal, and discuss possible parameters in support staff negotiations. A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Lacey/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes, Adams/Yes. Motion Carried Unanimously.
Return to Open Session at 12:25 a.m.

M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to Adjourn back into Executive Session per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) (e) (f) for discussion on 2010-2011 compensation for administration and/or other non-represented groups, review compensation package and contract for high school principal, and discuss possible parameters in support staff negotiations. A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Lacey/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes, Adams/Yes. Motion Carried Unanimously.

Return to Open Session.

M/S/Bramstedt/Seifert to approve administrative compensation at 3.8% total package, a flat rate increase of $2,261.87 for Mary A. Blaha, Director of Business Services, Jean Born, Director of Instruction, Ann Roy, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, Kellie Manning, Elementary School Principal, Luke Goral, Associate High School Principal/AD and the approval of Meloney Markofski, Middle School Principal at $3,261.87. A salary for the second year of the contract will be established by the Board of Education, but will not be less than the salary in the first year of this contract.

M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to amend the motion and remove the contract language “a salary for the second year of the contract will be established by the Board of Education, but will not be less than the salary in the first year of this contract”. A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Lacey/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes, Adams/Yes. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Seifert to approve a 3.8% total package with a percent increase for the technology and exempt staff. These groups include Phil Marr, District Network Administrator, Martin Gross, Computer Technology Specialist, Zachary Deprey, Technology Support Specialist, Julie Sonnenberg, School Nurse, Mary Raml, School Nurse, Shelley Juedes, Food Services Supervisor, Julie Hahn, Administrative Assistant to the District Administrator, and Audrey Sager, Administrative Assistant to the District Administrator. A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Lacey/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes, Adams/Yes. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Bigler to approve the contract of John Phelps as High School Principal as presented with the exception of the re-wording of item #8. A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Lacey/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes, Adams/Yes. Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Seifert to Adjourn. Motion Carried Unanimously.

Adjournment @ 12:52 a.m.

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

Approved by the Board of Education on June 21, 2010

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk