Regular Meeting Minutes – April 15, 2013




Monday, APRIL 15, 2013

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, April 15, 2013, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:32 P.M.


Present:           Mr. John Mauer, President

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

Roll call was taken with 7 board members present.


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


M/S/Bramstedt/Aykens to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2013, Regular Board Meeting and the April 9, 2013, Special Board Meeting, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve the accounts for March, 2013, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for March, 2013, were $1,702,417.02.  Receipts for March, 2013, were $2,642,357.22.


Administrative Reports:


District/Jean Born:  Topics of discussion at legislative meeting included the sequester, ESEA and waivers, state’s voucher school program, common core standards, and the state budget.  DPI issued a news release which recognized nine businesses at the state level as a “Friend of Education”.  Kohler Company was named in the top nine in connection with the robotics program.


Luke Goral, High School Principal; Aaron May, Associate Principal/Athletic Director, 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…Geise/Adams/Bramstedt.. Nothing to report.


Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Met on March 19th and March 20th and discussed next steps with the mission, vision and branding.  Meeting on April 17th.


Policy…Mauer/Bigler.. Met and will address later in the meeting.


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


Recreation Board…Met last Wednesday, numbers will be reported later in the agenda.  Adult class offerings was discussed.

CESA #7…Bigler.. Tom Bigler encouraged the new representative to attend the CESA convention coming up on May 8th.

Legislative/WASB…Adams.. Nothing to report.


School Foundation/Geise.. Nothing significant to report.

M/S/Adams/Aykens to approve the retirement of Betty Salata, Elementary School Special Education Teacher, as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Bigler to approve professional staff contracts for 2013-2014, for John Henney, High School Math, and Marlee Clark, High School Science, as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Geise/Johnson to approve the gift of $750 from Wal-Mart Foundation to the Elementary School Character Education, and $14,186 from the Booster Club to the high school athletics, with gratitude and thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Adams/Bramstedt to approve the overnight travel requested by Deb Wehrman to take her students on an overnight outdoor learning experience to Pine Ridge Campground in Waldo, May 29-31, 2013.  Motion Carried Unanimously.


M/S/Bramstedt/Adams to approve High School Wednesday events due to the late start of our athletic season due to weather.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Geise to remove Policy 7530.01V1 Cell Phone Allowance (Replacement Policy).  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Johnson/Bramstedt to approve the first reading of NEOLA Policies: Bylaw 131.1 Functions (Revised), Bylaw 167.6 E-mail Public Records (Revised), Bylaw 167.7 Use of Personal Communication Devices, Policy1422 Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity (Revised), Policy 2260 Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity (Revised), Policy 5724 High School Voter Registration Program (Revised), Policy 5722 School-Sponsored Publications and Productions (Revised), 5730 Equal Access for Non-District Sponsored, Student Clubs and Activities (Revised), Policy 6350 Prevailing Wage Coordinator (Technical Correction), Policy 7217 Weapons (Revised), Policy 7510 Use of District Facilities (Revised), Policy 7530.01V2 Board-Owned Personal Communication Devices (Replacement Policy), Policy 7530.02 Staff Use of Personal Communication Devices, Policy 7542 Access to District Technology Resources from Personally-Owned Communication Devices (Replacement Policy), Policy 8330 Student Records (Revised).  Motion Carried Unanimously.


Bryan Hansen, Recreation and Aquatic Director, gave an annual report to the board.


Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, presented to the board changes to the nutrition break and lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year.  M/S/Aykens/Adams to approve the changes as presented.  Motion Carried 6Yes/1No.


Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, discussed the 2013-2014 budget with the board.

Facilities Planning: Referendum-The board has agreed that they would like to get feedback from the community.  The board spent time discussing a possible timeline and the contents of a survey that will go out.


President John Mauer selected Victoria Bramstedt as the CESA 7 delegate.

The School District and Board recognized Tom Bigler, School board member, for his 12 years of service to the district and students of Sheboygan Falls.

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


The meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.


Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary


Approved by the Board of Education on May 20, 2013.


Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk