Regular Meeting Minutes – February 18, 2013




Monday, February 18, 2013

6:30 P.M.


Community Open Forum:  6:30 – 6:45 P.M.
Nicole Kuplic, 1136 Partridge Run, Carla Behling, 122 Menominee Drive, and Emily Rathke, W2429 Winter Court, addressed the board and expressed their support of a spring break.


This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, February 18, 2013, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board Vice-President, Tom Bigler, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.


Present:           Mr. Tom Bigler, Vice President
Mr. Peter Geise, Treasurer

Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Mrs. Linda Adams, Clerk Pro-Tem

Mr. Steve Aykens

Mr. John Johnson

Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary

Absent:            Mr. John Mauer, President
Roll call was taken with 6 board members present.


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


M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2013, Regular Board Meeting and the minutes of the January 30, 2013, Special Board Meeting, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Aykens/Johnson to approve the accounts for January, 2013, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for January, 2013, were $1,544,327.97.  Receipts for January, 2013, were $3,884,699.96.


Julie Holbrook, CESA 6, presented on the Educator Effectiveness Project, a professional evaluation system, which will be implemented in our district in 2014-2015, with a pilot group beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.

Administrative Reports:


District/Jean Born:  Governor Walker’s budget plans for education include public school aid increase, and Wisconsin’s voucher school program would expand to nine districts across the state, including special education vouchers.  SWAT training was held at the elementary school today.

Luke Goral, High School Principal; Aaron May, Associate Principal/Athletic Director, Meloney Markofski, Middle School Principal; Kellie Manning, Elementary School Principal; Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction, and Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, gave their monthly reports to the Board.

Committee Reports:


Personnel…Geise/Adams/Bramstedt.. Met and discussed educator compensation design and employee benefits.  Teacher group has filed for mediation after rejecting the last settlement.


Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Met on January 22nd and summarized and incorporated staff input that was gathered.  Also discussed on-line format with which to proceed and set up future meeting dates.  Protocol for addressing parents that bring issues to the board was also discussed.


Policy…Mauer/Bigler..Nothing to report.


Finance…Mauer/Johnson…Nothing to report.
Facilities…Bigler/Bramstedt… Nothing to report.


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/Johnson to approve the gift of $3880 to the district from Jamie and Julie Caldwell in memory of Dominick Debbink.  This donation is to be used to educate students at the high school on Reckless Driving Awareness.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


2012-2013 Calendar: Jean Born reported that Board protocol was followed and that the Board of Education and Administration strongly believe that,  improving student achievement and supporting the professional development of all staff to improve student achievement, should direct the school calendar.  Achieving this goal was the reason that three days were removed from spring break and distributed throughout the rest of the school year.  Letters were sent to the parents who shared concern at the last board meeting and administration is clarifying language in all handbooks for a consistent practice in all three buildings that is communicated to our families.  The 2013-2014 calendar will be approved at the March board meeting.


M/S/Adams/Johnson to approve the high school student trip to Germany from approximately June 7 – July 4, 2013.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to approve the Final Reading of NEOLA Policies…Bylaw 0167.2 Closed Session (Revised), Policy 1422 Non Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (New), Policy 2414 Human Growth and Development (Revised), Policy 3122/4122 Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (Revised), Policy 3131/4131 Reduction in Staff (Revised), 3140 Termination, Non-Renewal and Resignation (Revised), Policy 3220 Staff Evaluation (Revised), Policy 3340/4340 Grievance Procedure (Revised), Policy 5630.01 Use of Restraint and Seclusion with Students (New), Policy 6320 Purchasing (Revised), Policy 8141 Required Reporting of Staff Conduct (New), Policy 8210 School Calendar, Policy 8330 Student Records (Revised), Policy 8405 Environmental Health and Safety Program (Revised), Policy 8462 Student Abuse and Neglect (Revised), Policy 8500 Food Service (Revised), Policy 8540 Vending Machines (Revised), Policy 9160 Public Attendance at School Events (Revised).  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Facilities Planning:  Referendum information boards have arrived; they will be distributed with the information fact sheets at various places in the community and in our schools.  March 12 and March 20 are the community referendum information nights at the middle school. Postcards have been mailed and the newsletter will go out soon.


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


The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.


Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary


Approved by the Board of Education on March 18, 2013.


Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk