School District of Sheboygan Falls

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Regular Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2012




MARCH 19, 2012

6:30 P.M.


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

The board recognized four members of the 2012 wrestling team that qualified for state this year.  Members included:  Lucas Lambrecht, state wrestling champion for the 2nd year in a row, Alex Fitzgerald, finished 6th, Jeff Becker and Drew Setzer.  Congratulations to all the wrestlers.


Carol Schwobe, W3183 Cty PP, approached the board on AP Calculus.  She advised that she had heard that options were being explored on how AP Calculus is going to be offered next school year and she showed concern regarding the possibility of the lack of “face-to-face” instruction here at our location.  Chris Bilkey, 735 Denison Circle, and Dan Mathieu, 161 Summer Street, also expressed their concerns on the possibility of the class being offered off-site and concerns included driving to that location and safety, along with students being with their classmates.


Dan Mathieu, 161 Summer Street, President of the United Football League, also addressed the board on the positioning of lighting being added and Administrator Jean Born added that she will share with him recent information she has learned.


The board offered its sympathy and condolences to the family of Peter McNulty.  They thanked them for his involvement and commitment to our school and community.  A thank you letter was read from his family.


This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, March 19, 2012, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:45 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/Bramstedt to approve the agenda as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bigler/Seifert to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the March 5, 2012, and March 8, 2012, Special Board Meetings, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bigler/Adams to approve the accounts for February, 2012, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for February, 2012, were $1,544,641.81.  Receipts for February, 2012, were $2,994,770.23.


Administrative Reports:


District/Jean Born:  Jean shared that 2012 Wisconsin Robo Riot regionals will take place on March 22-24 at the US Cellular Arena in Milwaukee.  Legislative breakfast topics included the voucher expansion bill fix, special education voucher bill, seclusion and physical restraint, concussions/head injuries in youth athletics, read to lead, and voter registration at high schools.


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, Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, and Aaron May, Associate Principal/Athletic Director, gave their monthly reports to the Board.


Committee Reports:


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


Public Relations/Adams/Seifert/Geise: Met on March 13th and through a process, have come up with a draft of a vision/mission for our district.  The process began with the meeting with staff, gathering information from them and incorporating the information into the vision/mission.
Policy/Lacey/Mauer:  Will address later in the meeting.


Finance/Bigler/Geise:  Nothing to report.


Facilities/Bigler/Bramstedt/Mauer: Full board is meeting on March 22th to discuss criteria for facility planning.  The community is also invited.


Rec Board/Lacey:  Nothing to report.


CESA #7/Bigler: Nothing to report.


WASB/Seifert/Adams:  Nothing to report.


Legislative/Born: Covered above in District report.


Sheboygan Falls School Foundation/Geise:  As several organizations support the school, the coordination of fund-raising may be best done through the foundation.

M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the final reading of NEOLA Policies 2260.01 Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Discrimination Based on Disability (Revised), 1623/3123/4123 Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Disability Discrimination in Employment (New), 1422.02/3122.02/4122.02 Nondiscrimination Based on Genetic Information of the Employee (New), 1460/3160/4160 Physical Examination (Revised), 1461/3161/4161 Unrequested Leaves of Absence/Fitness for Duty (Revised), as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Geise/Seifert to approve the first reading of NEOLA Policies 3125 Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative (Number correction only), 3217, 4217, 5772, 7217 Weapons (Revised), 5200 Attendance (Revised – State Statute change), 5330 Administration of Medications/Emergency Care (Revised), 5514.02 Student Use of Service/Companion Animal (Deletion), 8210 School Calendar (Revised), 8410 School Safety and Crisis Intervention (Revised), 8660 Transportation by Private Vehicle (Revised), 9160 Public Attendance at School Events (Revised), as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Seifert/Bramstedt to approve personal leaves without compensation for Cindy Kwekkeboom, Middle School Food Service, for March 14-16, 2012 and for Olivia O’Keefe, Part-Time Elementary Instructional Assistant,  from the finish of her family medical leave, through the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


Under Act 114, school boards must determine the number of available spaces for regular and special education open enrollment students.  At the February board meeting, preliminary numbers were presented to the board for initial discussion, which are the numbers presented to the board this month for approval.    M/S/Seifert/Adams to approve 7 spaces for 4K, 7 for 5K, 1 for Grade 1, 5 for Grade 2, 2 for Grade 3, 3 for Grade 4, 2 for Grade 5, 0 for Grade 6, 0 for Grade 7, 1 for Grade 8, 5 for Grade 9, 5 for Grade 10, 5 for Grade 11, 5 for Grade 12, 0 special education spaces for Grades 4K – 12, and 2 special education spaces for EC (early Childhood),  for the 2012-2013 school year.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


The board continued its discussion on the new state law which would involve high school graduation physical education credit requirement change.  The board will put together a smaller group to look into the possibility of this change.


M/S/Adams/Seifert to accept the gift of $250 to the High School Robotics Program from Pemco, $400 gift for the high school football team from Knox Furniture, and the gift of $260 for the high school girls soccer program from St. Peters Episcopal Church, with thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, reviewed the food service, debt service and community service budgets.


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


Adjournment @ 8:01 P.M.


Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary


Approved by the Board of Education on April 16, 2012


Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk