Regular Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2011




NOVEMBER 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, November 21, 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 with 6 board members present.


M/S/Geise/Bigler to approve the agenda as printed with the exception of moving item #13 after item #5.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Adams to approve the minutes of the October 24, 2011 Regular Board Meeting and the November 8 and November 14, 2011 Special Board Meetings, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to approve the accounts for October, 2011, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for October, 2011, were $1,636,653.18.  Receipts for October, 2011, were $151,401.52.


Ann Roy, Director of Pupil Services, along with Nikole Humski, Bill Van Dyk, Erin Doede, Sarah Dengel and Janis Jarosch, school counselors, outlined to the board the Sheboygan Falls Comprehensive school counseling program and where they are looking to the future.


Administrative Reports:


District/Jean Born: The Annual Convention is coming up in Milwaukee, January 18-20, 2012, Creating New Possibilities.  Early Bird registration is December 15th, 2011.  Board Members interested in attending should let Julie Hahn know before December 15th.


Luke Goral, High School Principal; Meloney Markofski, Middle School Principal; Kellie Manning, Elementary School Principal; Ann Roy, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services; and Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction gave their monthly reports to the Board.


Committee Reports:


Personnel/Bramstedt/Seifert/Adams: Nothing to report.


Public Relations/Adams/Seifert/Geise: Met on Nov. 4, 8 and 10th with staff at all three buildings, Breakfast with the Board, to obtain input to define a unified public relations message.


Policy/Lacey/Mauer:  Met on November 3rd and discussed signage/advertising for the baseball fence area.  Businesses will be contacted once a price has been set for an opportunity to advertise.  The athletic code was also discussed.


Finance/Bigler/Geise:  Nothing to report.


Facilities/Bigler/Bramstedt/Mauer: Will discuss later in the meeting.


Rec Board/Lacey:  Nothing to report.


CESA #7/Bigler: Nothing to report.


WASB/Seifert/Adams:  WASB is piloting their first webinar tonight.


Legislative/Born: Read to Lead committee, student evaluation committee and the teacher evaluation/assessment committee were discussed.  Teacher evaluation models were also discussed.


Sheboygan Falls School Foundation/Geise: Nothing to report.


M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to accept the gift of two portable defibrillators to the District from the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club with thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to accept the gift of $500 to the District from the National Exchange Bank with thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


Bob Vajgrt, EUA Architect, went over 9 solutions, all with different scenarios and grade configurations that came out of the community task force’s recommendations.  The facilities committee then reviewed the possible options and suggestions, keeping in mind their previous discussions. The board decided to eliminate solutions based on grade configurations they are not comfortable with.  The grade level configurations they decided on were EC-K, 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12.


M/S/Bramstedt/Seifert to approve the final reading of NEOLA policy 2461: Recording of IEP Team Meetings. Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Seifert/Bramstedt to approve the Pupil Nondiscrimination and Educational Equity Report as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Seifert/Geise to approve the personal leave for Ingrid Price, 3 days without compensation, as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


Course Additions/Modification:  Luke Goral and Mary Lofy have solicited the staff for two possible course additions.  A one semester elective in math and a health related course at the high school.  This was presented to the board for informational purposes and, should the need arise; they will bring to the board for approval in the future.


M/S/Adams/Seifert to adjourn.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


Adjournment @ 9:42 P.M.


Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary


Approved by the Board of Education on December 19, 2011


Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk