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Regular Meeting Minutes – February 21, 2011




FEBRUARY 21, 2011

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, February 21, 2011, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:32 P.M.


Present:           Mr. John Mauer, President

Mr. Tom Bigler, Vice President

Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Mrs. Sandy Seifert, Clerk Pro-Tem

Mr. Peter Geise

Mrs. Linda Adams

Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary


Absent:            Mr. Christopher Lacey, Treasurer


M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the agenda as printed with the exception of removing item #8 and #9 from the agenda.  M/S/Seifert/Geise to reschedule item #8 and #9 to the March 28th board meeting.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Geise/Bigler to approve the minutes of January 24, 2011 Board Meeting as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Seifert to approve the accounts for January, 2011, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for January, 2011, were $1,758,764.55.  Receipts for January, 2011, were $3,267,679.54.


Administrative Reports:


District/Dave Wessel:  Dave Wessel did not report as he was unable to attend tonight’s meeting.


John Phelps, High 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.

Meloney Markoski, Middle School Principal’s report, was included in the board packets.


Committee Reports:


Personnel/Mauer/Bramstedt/Seifert: Will update on a task given in executive session.


Public Relations/Seifert/Geise/Adams:  Nothing to report.


Policy/Bramstedt/Mauer:  Will be addressed later in the agenda, NEOLA policies.


Finance/Bigler/Lacey/Geise:  Nothing to report.


Facilities/Bigler/Lacey/Adams: Met and discussed with local architect Jennifer Lehrke, her tour of the middle school, and task force update.


Rec Board/Seifert:  Met on Feb. 9th, Sandy Seifert supplied the board with the recreation department minutes from that meeting.


CESA #7/Bigler:  Nothing to report.


WASB/Seifert/Adams: WASB’s Governance and Leadership Development has created an advisory committee of board members to assist in the development of new programming and we are pleased to report that Sandy Seifert has been appointed to the committee.


Legislative/Wessel: Legislative Breakfast did not meet this morning due to the weather and school closings.


Sheboygan Falls School Foundation/Geise: Foundation is set to meet on February 23rd, 2011.


H.S. Site Council/Bramstedt/Phelps:  Did not meet.


M.S. Site Council/Seifert/Markofski:  Did not meet.


Elem. Site Council/Bigler/Manning: Did not meet.


Ann Roy presented to the board for approval an overnight trip for the Falcon Academy students, along with Jason Peters and Mike Kobelski, Special Education Teachers, to Fox Lake, WI.  M/S/Seifert/Geise to approve the overnight trip to Fox Lake from May 17-20, 2011 as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

John Phelps, high school principal, requested that the board approve a FBLA Community Fundraiser Activity to be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011.  M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the fundraiser activity as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously


M/S/Adams/Bramstedt to approve a leave request for personal leave without compensation for Laurie Born as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve the first reading of NEOLA Medication Administration Policy Update as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the final reading of NEOLA Policy Updates as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to approve the proposed changes to the 2010-2011 budget as presented by Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services.  Motion carried unanimously.


The 2011 Summer School programs for the district were discussed.


Open enrollment discussion was tabled to the March meeting.


M/S/Bramstedt/Bigler to Adjourn Into Executive Session Per Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(c)(f) to discuss preliminary consideration of a specific personnel issue involving an employee of the School District.   A roll call vote was taken. Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes, Adams/Yes.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bigler/Seifert to return to open session.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


Return to open session.  No action taken.


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


Adjournment @ 8:16 P.M.


Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary


Approved by the Board of Education on March 28, 2011.


Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk