Regular Meeting Minutes – October 22, 2012




Monday, OCTOBER 22, 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, October 22, 2012, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:31 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

Roll call was taken with 5 board members present.


M/S/Bramstedt/Aykens to approve the agenda as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Geise/Aykens to approve the minutes of the September 17, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the October 18, 2012, Special Board Meeting, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Adams to approve the accounts for September, 2012, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for September, 2012, were $1,518,519.14.  Receipts for September, 2012, were $1,506,637.65.


Administrative Reports:


District/Jean Born:  Legislative Breakfast consisted of discussion including the state wide report cards to be released on October 22nd, P20 Committee-Career Preparedness would like to see Grade 6-12 career portfolios, State surplus-more dollars into education, and Act 10-no stay declared.  Diana Woodworth, Family and Consumer Education Teacher, attended the Culinary Arts Institute in Sheboygan last week and two of our students are involved.  Bemis Manufacturing was nominated and has been named to the 2012 WASB Business Honor Roll for its support of our school.
Luke Goral, High 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.

Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction, walked the board through the School Report Cards that were issued by DPI today.  All three of our schools received a score in the “meeting or exceeding expectation” level.  Congratulations to all for this accomplishment.


Committee Reports:


Personnel…Geise/Adams.. Met and discussed compensation for this school year.


Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Met and discussed Phase I of CESA 6’s Communication Plan- the internal examination of our school’s communication.

Policy…Mauer/Bigler.. Nothing to report.

Finance…Bramstedt/Mauer.. Met and discussed the 2012-2013 budget.

Facilities…Bigler/Bramstedt…Will discuss later in the meeting.


Recreation Board…Nothing to report.

CESA #7…Bigler.. Nothing to report.

Legislative/WASB…Adams.. Nothing to report.


School Foundation/Geise.. Nothing significant to report.


M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the Recreation Department and Aquatic Center Wednesday and Sunday programs/events as submitted by Bryan Hansen, Recreation Director.  In his absence, Mr. Bigler asked to express his concern for these activities in conflict with family time.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the resolution authorizing the issuance of Individual Procurement Cards as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to approve the renewal of the Kohler/Sheboygan Falls girls’ swimming co-op agreement for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve the elementary, middle school and high school handbooks as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


The board furthered their discussion on facility planning.  Site and cost reduction remain the top priorities in the next stage of the process.  The Facility Committee has decided that until we are further in the process we will be waiting to do site visits.


Mary A. Blaha, Director of Business Services, outlined the 2012-2013 budget which is being brought to the Board for final adoption tonight.  M/S/Geise/Adams to adopt the 2012/2013 budget as presented.  A roll call vote was taken.  Mauer/yes, Bramstedt/yes, Aykens/yes, Geise/yes, Adams/yes. Motion Carried 5/0.


M/S/Adams/Aykens to certify the 2012/2013 levy in the amount of $8,652,395.00 as presented in the 2012/2013 budget.  A roll call vote was taken.  Mauer/yes, Bramstedt/yes, Aykens/yes, Geise/yes, Adams/yes. Motion Carried 5/0.


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


Adjournment @ 7:50 P.M.


Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary


Approved by the Board of Education on November 19, 2012.


Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk