Regular Meeting Minutes – August 20, 2012




AUGUST 20, 2012

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, August 20, 2012, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:29 P.M.


Present:           Mr. John Mauer, President

Mr. Peter Geise, Treasurer

Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Mrs. Linda Adams, Clerk Pro-Tem

Mr. Steve Aykens

Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary
Absent:            Mr. Tom Bigler, Vice President
Ms. Kari Riddell


Roll call was taken with 5 board members present.


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


M/S/Bramstedt/Aykens to approve the minutes of the July 23, 2012 Regular Board Meeting, the July 23, 2012, Budget and Annual Meeting, and the August 13, 2012 Special Board Meeting, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the accounts for July, 2012, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for July, 2012, were $968,436.78.  Receipts for July, 2012, were $252,206.97.

Sarah Kemp, Associate Researcher of the Applied Population Laboratory UW-Madison, reported to the board the results of the recently conducted population study along with the models used to project enrollment.


Administrative Reports:


District/Jean Born:  WASB will be sending a lot of workshop information out as it is the start of the school year.  New copy of the community facility survey in your emails, please view and let Jean know your availability of a special meeting tomorrow night.
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…Geise/Adams/Riddell.. Compensation will be finalized August 28th, along with the district administrator evaluation tool.  The committee is also developing a 360 evaluation tool for the board to evaluate itself.

Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Proposed community feedback plan in place will be addressed later in the meeting.  Branding statement still being worked on along with auditing the communication plan in the district.


Policy…Mauer/Bigler.. Nothing to report.

Finance…Bramstedt/Mauer.. Nothing to report.

Facilities…Bigler/Bramstedt/Riddell.. Nothing to report.


Recreation Board…Riddell.. Nothing to report.

CESA #7…Bigler.. Nothing to report.

Legislative/WASB…Adams.. Nothing to report.


School Foundation/Geise.. Meeting this Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

English 12 Staff, Kimberly Johnson and Amy Harter, presented to the board for approval a community event to be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.   M/S/Aykens/Geise to approve the English 12 Community Event to be held on May 1, 2013, as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Emily Vetting, Project Specialist for the Nonmotorized Transportation Grant, presented to the school some background and information on school siting, safe routes to school, and school location.


Mary Lofy shared with the board what it means for the District and more specifically the Middle School to be a Focus School.  She also discussed some reassigning of duties and the addition of a .5 FTE RtI support position funded by Title 1 monies.  This position will allow for increased instructional support for the implementation of the Focus School plan.

M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to approve the contract for Amber Large, Grade 2 Teacher, as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Adams/Bramstedt to approve the resignation of Elizabeth Jesse, High School Science Teacher, as presented, with regrets and gratitude, upon payment of the contract release fee of $805.00.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve the administrative contract rollover protocol as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.
Mike Nikson, Summer School Coordinator, presented to the board on the 2012 Summer School Program.  New procedures and cost saving measures were implemented and discussed in this year’s program along with recommendations/changes for summer school 2013.


The Public Relations Committee brought to the full board their proposed Community Feedback Response Plan. M/S/Adams/Geise to approve the proposed plan, as presented, with the elimination of  the word “Interested” in the second column action line.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


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


Adjournment @ 8:22 P.M.


Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary


Approved by the Board of Education on September 17, 2012.


Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk