SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 15, 2011
Community Open Forum: 6:30 – 6:45 P.M.
This scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, August 15, 2011, 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
Mrs. Sandy Seifert, Clerk Pro-Tem
Mr. Peter Geise
Mrs. Linda Adams
Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary
Absent: Mr. Christopher Lacey, Treasurer
Roll call was taken.
M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the agenda as printed. Motion Carried Unanimously.
M/S/Bramstedt/Adams to approve the minutes of July 19, 2011 Special Board Meeting, July 25, 2011 Regular Board Meeting and the July 25, 2011 Budget and Annual Meeting and the August 2, 2011 Special Board Meeting as printed. Motion Carried Unanimously.
M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve the accounts for July, 2011, as prepared. Motion Carried Unanimously. Expenditures for July, 2011, were $1,024,221.01. Receipts for July, 2011, were $289,554.35.
District/Jean Born: Jean welcomed and introduced Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction. Middle School has had some repairs recently with drainage pipes. The 2 elementary staff that received the layoff notices, one 1.0 FTE and one .20 FTE, have both been recalled. Site councils will be taken off the board agenda until they can be addressed further. The press release that was included in board packets will be sent out tomorrow if no changes/comments are needed.
Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, updated the board on the food service manager opening left by the resignation of Shelley Juedes. This year we will be sharing a position with Random Lake School District. We will then evaluate the position after the year trial period.
Luke Goral, High School Principal, Kellie Manning Elementary School Principal, Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction, and Ann Roy, Director of Pupil Services gave the board their reports.
Personnel/Bramstedt/Seifert/Adams: Met today and have a recommendation for tomorrow night’s special board meeting.
Public Relations/Adams/Seifert/Geise: Trying to schedule a meeting this week.
Policy/Lacey/Mauer: Meeting tomorrow.
Finance/Bigler/Geise: Nothing to report.
Facilities/Bigler/Bramstedt/Mauer: Nothing to report.
Rec Board/Lacey: No meeting this month.
CESA #7/Bigler: Nothing to report.
WASB/Seifert/Adams: Nothing to report.
Legislative/Born: No one was able to attend today’s breakfast meeting.
Sheboygan Falls School Foundation/Geise: Nothing to report.
Site Councils: Will be taken off the agenda until further notice.
M/S/Seifert/Adams to accept the donation to the H.S. Boys Soccer Team from The Sewing Machine Shop, with thanks. Motion Carried Unanimously.
M/S/Bramstedt/Seifert to accept the donation to the H.S. FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) for the National Convention from The Kiwanis Club, with thanks. Motion Carried Unanimously.
Tom Bigler discussed the topic of child care through our school district/recreation department. Tom shared his thoughts on the possibility of fulfilling a need here in our community. He suggested a committee be formed to look into this venture, along with talks with our YMCA, Boys and Girls Club and local churches. John Mauer and Sandy Seifert will team up with Jean Born to form a community committee.
John Mauer discussion board structure. After the board met with WASB consultant, Louis Birchbauer several items came up regarding board structure. One recommendation was to move the executive session prior to the regular board meeting. The board agreed to try this structure. Another item of discussion was to add New Business to the end of the agenda. The board agreed to add this to the agenda starting in September. Committee meeting minutes will now be forwarded to the full board.
Enrollment Numbers were discussed at the elementary level. All three schools have seen growth in class sizes, but with SAGE at the elementary school we have to be in compliance with the state. Kellie Manning forwarded several options to Jean prior to the meeting. Jean recommended that a long term substitute be hired for one kindergarten class which would allow numbers to expand to the team teaching room size of 30. Second grade will also be closely watched regarding numbers of class sizes.
M/S/Geise/Seifert to hire a long term substitute for the kindergarten class and expand one classroom to a team teaching room. Motion Carried Unanimously.
M/S/Seifert/Bigler to adjourn. Motion Carried Unanimously.
Adjournment @ 7:57 P.M.
Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary
Approved by the Board of Education on September 19, 2011
Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk