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Regular Meeting Minutes – May 20, 2013

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Monday, MAY 20, 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, May 20, 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. Peter Geise, Treasurer

Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Mr. Steve Aykens

Mr. John Johnson

Mr. Mark Debbink

Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary
Absent:            Mrs. Linda Adams, Clerk Pro-Tem

Roll call was taken with 6 board members present.

 

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

 

M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to approve the minutes of the April 15, 2013, Regular Board Meeting and the April 29, 2013, Special Board Meeting, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Aykens to approve the accounts for April, 2013, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for April, 2013, were $1,593,258.22.  Receipts for April, 2013, were $444,251.01.

 

Amy Lawrenz, Food Service Director, presented to the board on our food service program with specifics on nutritional value.

 

Administrative Reports:

 

District/Jean Born:  Conversation around joint finance included state student record system, vouchers, along with per pupil funding.  Jean reminded the board of the end of year luncheon June 7th and upcoming WASB trainings.

 

Luke Goral, High School Principal; Aaron May, Associate Principal/Athletic Director, 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.. Meeting on May 28th and May 29th.

Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Meeting on May 22nd.

 

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…Meeting in June.

 

CESA #7…Bigler.. Vicky attended the CESA 7 meeting.

 

Legislative/WASB…Adams.. Nothing to report.

 

School Foundation/Geise.. Met and invested funds have done quite well.

Kathy Rowe informed the board on the Helping Kids Organization.  Helping Kids is an organization funded by 9 churches all from the Sheboygan Falls Community that directly support “kids” with needs including but not limited to, food, school supplies, clothing, and winter apparel.  M/S/Johnson/Geise to approve the gift of $5000 from St. Paul Lutheran Church and gift of $320 from St. Luke’s Church/East Sheboygan County Chapter of Thrivent Financial, for the Helping Kids/Outreach Organization, with gratitude and thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Aykens to accept the gift of $2000 from Kohler Foundation for the “Wired for Reading” (Technology to support Literacy) project, with gratitude and thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

Election of Officers took place.  Jean Born, District Administrator, temporarily chaired the meeting to ask for nominations for the office of School Board President.

 

Victoria Bramstedt nominated John Mauer as School Board President.

No other nominations came forward.  Nominations closed.

There was a unanimous vote for John Mauer for School Board President.

 

President John Mauer took over the chair of the meeting.

 

John Johnson nominated Steve Aykens as School Board Vice President.

No other nominations came forward.  Nominations closed.

There was a unanimous vote for Steve Aykens for School Board Vice President

 

John Johnson nominated Peter Geise as School Board Treasurer.

No other nominations came forward.  Nominations closed.

There was a unanimous vote for Peter Geise for School Board Treasurer.

 

John Johnson nominated Victoria Bramstedt as School Board Clerk.

No other nominations came forward.  Nominations closed.

There was a unanimous vote for Victoria Bramstedt for School Board Clerk.

 

Peter Geise nominated Linda Adams as School Board Clerk Pro-Tem.

No other nominations came forward.  Nominations closed.

There was a unanimous vote for Linda Adams for School Board Clerk Pro-Tem.

 

M/S/Geise/Johnson that National Exchange Bank and Wisconsin Government Pool be appointed as the District Depository for the 2013-2014 school yearMotion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Johnson to continue with the Falls News as the official District newspaper for the 2013-2014 school years.  The board thanked Jeff Peterson and his staff for the great job that he continues to do for the district.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Bramstedt that we continue with Davis and Kuelthau as the official District legal firm for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

John Mauer will be sending out an email to work out committee appointments.

Mission/Vision Checkpoint:  Steve Aykens guided the board through the vision/mission update.  The board was asked to explain in their own words what the vision/mission has meant to each member in their own words.

 

M/S/Geise/Aykens to approve the second and final 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.

 

M/S/Bramstedt/Geise to act on administrative recommendations concerning 75 open enrollment applications received from students who are requesting to attend school in Sheboygan Falls in the 2013-2014 school year under Open Enrollment guidelines.  69 applications are approved pending receipt of additional special education records, special education cost estimates, and discipline records. 6 applications are denied: 2 denied special education, 1 denied referred for special education, and 3 denied no space-but on a waiting list.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to tentatively approve administrative recommendations concerning the 97 applications received from students who are requesting to attend school in surrounding Districts in the 2013-2014 school year under Open Enrollment guidelines.  All 97 applications are approved pending receipt of requested special education records, special education cost estimates, and discipline records.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

PERSONNEL DECISIONS: None at this time.

 

Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, discussed the 2012-2013 and the 2013-2014 budgets.

 

M/S/Geise/Aykens to approve the Support Staff Employment Handbook as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bramstedt/Debbink to approve the Professional Staff Employment Handbook as presented.  Motion Carried 5/Yes. Steve Aykens abstained.

 

Facilities Planning:

Post referendum survey: The electronic version is online and paper copies were mailed today.  Deadline to return is June 3, 2013.

 

Kevin Dulmes updated the board on the temporary bleacher solution and excavation options.

 

M/S/Geise/Debbink to start the demolition of the current bleachers, secure the rental of the 2 units starting August 19th and obtaining 1 additional unit after September 2nd with an approximate total cost of $9,500-$10,500.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.

 

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

 

Approved by the Board of Education on June 17, 2013.

 

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk