Regular Meeting Minutes – December 19, 2011




DECEMBER 19, 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, December 19, 2011, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:42 P.M.


Present:           Mr. John Mauer, President

Mr. Tom Bigler, Vice President

Mr. Christopher Lacey, Treasurer

Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Mrs. Sandy Seifert, Clerk Pro-Tem

Mr. Peter Geise

Mrs. Linda Adams

Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary


Roll call was taken with 7 board members present.


M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the agenda as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the minutes of the November 21, 2011 Regular Board Meeting and the November 28 and November 29, 2011 Special Board Meetings, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve the accounts for November, 2011, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for November, 2011, were $1,513,931.58.  Receipts for November, 2011, were $429,447.26.


Administrative Reports:


District/Jean Born: Recycling pickup is down to once every two weeks.


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


Committee Reports:


Personnel/Bramstedt/Seifert/Adams: Met on December 12th and discussed the 2012-2013 calendar, employee handbook and health insurance updates. 


Public Relations/Adams/Seifert/Geise: Met on December 6th and discussed the budget and the need for a public relations staff and the next step with the information received with the Breakfast with the Board meetings.


Policy/Lacey/Mauer:  Have not met.


Finance/Bigler/Geise:  Have not met.


Facilities/Bigler/Bramstedt/Mauer: Met on December 15th and discussed the facilities options and ongoing communications and ongoing research related to facilities’ pre-planning phase.


Rec Board/Lacey:  Met last week and the programs to date were looked at.  Swimming program is going strong.  Traveling basketball will try to communicate with the school coaches earlier.  All current programs are going well.


CESA #7/Bigler: Nothing to report.


WASB/Seifert/Adams:  Nothing to report. 


Legislative/Born: Met this morning and discussed was school accountability, numbers rather than grading for rating schools, phase one of teacher effectiveness, vocational ed diploma, state budget, WERC and base wages, teacher handbook and layoff wording, and mandatory reporting with bus contracting. 


Sheboygan Falls School Foundation/Geise:  Have not met.


Jill Preissner, Career Prep Specialist from Lakeshore Technical College, updated the Board on the Youth Apprenticeship Program and shared the students from our high school that are currently participating in the program.  Kyle Marten, senior, is with Kohler Company in mechanical design, Kaylee Graff, senior, is with Aurora Memorial Hospital in the Cardiac ICU, Dylan Setzer, senior, is with United One Credit Union in finance, and Nicholas Schefsky, junior, is with Kohler in the CAD drafting.  Jill works as a liaison between all parties to ensure that the program and the students have the opportunity for a “jump start” to their future education.  Monday, February 27th, there will be a Youth Apprenticeship program in the High School Auditorium.   


At October’s board meeting, Jean Born, District Administrator, approached the board on their interest in participating in an enrollment projection study which would be done by the Applied Population Laboratory/UW Madison.  The board tabled the motion and suggested Jean contact the city and chamber main street to see if either party had any interest in sharing the costs and do a more comprehensive study in which all parties could use the results.  At this point chamber main street does not have any interest and Jean has not heard from the city.  Jean will make further attempts with the city to get a response.  After further discussion, the board decided to take more time to get all the questions answered before pursuing this matter.


Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction, updated the board on the Sheboygan County Rural School Consortium- Carl Perkins Grant.  We have participated in this previously and is to be renewed every three years.  This agreement shall be effective for the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and the 2014-2015 school years.  M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the continued participation in the Sheboygan County Rural School Consortium- Carl Perkins Grant.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction, and Luke Goral, High School Principal, will be seeking approval for a semester math elective for seniors, Trigonometry, and a semester PE/Health elective, Active and Health Lifestyle Choices for juniors and seniors for the 2012-2013 school year.  M/S/Adams/Geise to approve the two courses as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to accept the resignation of Magdalena Kleban, 40% High School German Teacher, upon payment of the contractual liquidated damage fee as presented.  Motion Carried 6/1.  Geise/Yes, Seifert/Yes, Lacey/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bigler/No, Bramstedt/Yes, Adams/Yes.


Rae Anne Beaudry, Representative from the Horton Group-Health Care System Consultants, updated the board on health insurance and what she is seeing around the state regarding health insurance along with the market review.


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


Adjournment @ 8:23 P.M.


Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary


Approved by the Board of Education on January 16, 2012


Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk