Regular Meeting Minutes – September 20, 2010




SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

6:30 P.M.

Community Open Forum:  6:30 – 6:45 P.M.

This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, September 20, 2010, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Present:           Mr. John Mauer, President

Mr. Tom Bigler, Vice President

Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Mr. Christopher Lacey, Treasurer

Mrs. Sandy Seifert, Clerk Pro-Tem

Mr. Peter Geise

Mrs. Linda Adams

Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary

A roll call vote was taken.

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

M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to approve the minutes of August 16, 2010 Regular Board Meeting and the August 30, 2010 Special Board Meeting as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Geise to approve the accounts for August, 2010 as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for August, 2010 were $1,099,136.13.  Receipts for August, 2010 were $107,678.02.

Administrative Reports:

District/Dave Wessel: Dave Wessel spoke on the state superintendent’s conference that he recently attended.  Board members were also invited to the WASB Regional Dinner Meeting on October 7th in Kiel and the CESA Standards Meeting on October 18th in Sheboygan.

John Phelps, 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.

Committee Reports:

Personnel/Mauer/Bramstedt/Seifert: Support staff negotiations will be going to mediation with hopes of setting their expired contract.

Public Relations/Seifert/Geise/Adams: Met on Sept 2nd– Items included student/community services, and the school board and school district addressing the recent community survey.  The committee will be seeking professional, pubic relations help, to set up a plan/framework to better get this goal accomplished.

Policy/Mauer/Bramstedt: Will be addressed later in the meeting.

Finance/Bigler/Lacey/Geise: Met and went over budget items.

Facilities/Bigler/Lacey/Adams: Met and discussed the feasibility study, what is the next step once the board has approved the content of the study, and look toward a vision.

Rec Board/Seifert: Updates since the August Rec Dept. meeting include: safety issues on the baseball diamond fields, possibility of adding two fields at the elementary school, water aerobics will be starting and fees have been set.

CESA #7/Bigler:  Nothing to report.

WASB/Seifert/Adams:  Linda Adams and Sandy Seifert will be attending the WSPRA Annual Fall Conference on Nov. 4-5 in Green Bay.

Legislative/Wessel: Met this morning. The next meeting is on Oct. 18th which all board members are invited to attend if possible.

Sheboygan Falls School Foundation/Geise:  Have not met.

Site Councils:  Will meet next week for the first time this school year.

M/S/Bigler/Lacey to approve the 9 week waiver from Susan Jennings as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Lacey to approve the choir trip to New York in April 2011 as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

Middle school 7th grade teachers, Dick Bemis and Vicki Udelhoven, with the support of principal, Meloney Markoski, presented the service learning project, to be started with this year’s 7th grade class, which will beautify the front of the school. The children will raise the money by hiring themselves out to the community doing jobs such as raking, mowing, snow shoveling, etc. Friends of Middle School/PTO will also help fund this project.  Restoration Gardens came up with a basic landscaping plan which they hope to follow.  They were thanked for their pride and initiative in this project and the school.

M/S/Bigler/Lacey to validate the findings of the Feasibility Study as represented by EUA and the facilities committee.  EUA has come up with a press release to help with the interpretation and communication of the results, which the facilities committee and Mr. Wessel will review before release.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Update on the progress/process of the board goals as September 15th board goals were due.  On October 12th the board will be holding a special meeting where the administrative team can present on RTI and the new Common Core State Standards as these may be incorporated in the academic goals of the board.

M/S/Seifert/Lacey to approve the change of the October board meeting from October 18th to October 25th to provide more time to finalize the budget.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve the first reading of the NEOLA policy updates as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Seifert/Bramstedt to accept the gift of $5000 from the Booster Club, to be put towards the general athletic fun, with thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Lacey to approve the resolution approving a line of credit for $2,7000,000 for cash flow needs.  This is the second year in a row we have opted for a line of credit for short term borrowing needs.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Seifert to Adjourn Into Executive Session Per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) to discuss specific qualifications of candidates for 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/Geise/Seifert to return to open session.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Return to open session.

No action taken.

M/S/Adams/Geise to adjourn.  Motion carried Unanimously.

Adjournment @ 9:58 P.M.

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

Approved by the Board of Education on October 25, 2010

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk