School Board Makes Decision on Snow Make-Up Days: 2013-2014 School Year

This winter season has certainly provided all of us with challenges. Currently, the School District has missed three school days as a result of inclement weather. This year’s calendar has one built-in weather make-up day on Friday, May 23, 2014. School will be in session on Friday, May 23, 2014. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, February 24, 2014 the Board voted to forgive the additional two make-up days. Students will not be required to make-up the additional two days and the last day of school will remain Friday, June 6. The School District is still meeting the required days and hours mandated by the Department of Public Instruction. If you have any questions regarding this information please contact your child’s school office.

IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL NEED TO AGAIN REVIEW THE CALENDAR.

Open Enrollment

Have you considered Open Enrollment?

The Open Enrollment application dates for the 2014-2015 school year are
February 3, 2014 to April 30, 2014.
Click HERE to apply!

Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. Wisconsin residents in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade may apply to participate in open enrollment.

Children who are eligible for Early Childhood or 4-year old kindergarten may also apply if their resident district offers a similar program and they are eligible for that program in their resident district.

There is no tuition cost to parents for their children’s participation in open enrollment provided they meet the timelines outlined below. Parents will be charged the same yearly fees as a resident student including class fees, laboratory or extra-curricular activity fees.

Detailed information regarding the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Full-Time Inter-District Open Enrollment program can be found at www.dpi.state.wi.us/sms/psctoc.html.

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How and when may parents apply?

Parents may apply on-line at http://sms.dpi.wi.gov/sms_psctoc.

The Open Enrollment application dates for the 2014-2015 school year are
February 3, 2014 to April 30, 2014.

State Open Enrollment Window to Open February 3

State Open Enrollment window to open February 3

February 3 – April 30, 2014 – Parents must submit applications online through the WI Department of Public Instruction website: http://sms.dpi.wi.gov/sms_psctoc, or a direct link will be placed on our district website, teacher.sheboyganfalls.k12.wi.us, starting February 3rd.  A computer will be available in the Sheboygan Falls District Office at 220 Amherst Avenue between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM for parents who do not have access to the Internet.

The school district of Sheboygan Falls is reminding families that the Open Enrollment “window” of opportunity to submit applications is February 3 to April 30.  Wisconsin’s inter­-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live.

Since the inception of Open Enrollment in the state, the school district has seen a steady increase in the number of non­resident parents opting to send their child to school in Sheboygan Falls.

“I believe the increase in numbers is because some parents are simply interested in the size of our schools. That is, we are small enough that students receive a great deal of support, while at the same time we are large enough to offer academic and extracurricular opportunities that smaller area schools are not able to offer,” explained Superintendent Jean Born.

In a recent interview with parents of two open enrolled students, Dave Krueger from Oostburg, indicated, “Our initial thought was need and convenience-­based.  Our oldest son graduated in the spring and was leaving home in the fall, leaving us with a transportation gap, as I work in Milwaukee, and my wife Karla’s business is in Sheboygan Falls. Further thought quickly lead to the possibility that as a larger district, additional opportunities might also be available to our sixth grader and his sister at the high school.  This has certainly proven to be the case.  Also, we had heard only good things about the reputation of the district from others around the area, and felt we needed to explore the opportunity.”

Krueger added, “While the overall population of their class is now doubled in size, the number of students per classroom is about the same.  More kids brings more diversity, which translates into wider options for academic success and elective alternatives.”

The Krueger’s sixth grade son has found great success in ALEKS, an online math program used at Sheboygan Falls Middle school.  Their son is able to accelerate at a pace that has been a great fit for him this school year.

When asked if the Krueger family plans to continue to open enroll into Sheboygan Falls, next school year, Dave’s response was, “Absolutely.”

For more information about Open Enrollment, please check out the district website or contact Julie Hahn at the district office, 467­-7893.

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Sheboygan Falls 2014-2015 School Calendar

School District of Sheboygan Falls

Jean Born Telephone: (920) 467-7893
District Administrator Fax: (920) 467-7899
220 Amherst Avenue E-mail: jborn@sheboyganfalls.k12.wi.us
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

December 20, 2013

Sheboygan Falls Families:

Please accept our wishes for a happy and safe winter break.

As we approach 2014, the School District of Sheboygan Falls Board and administration are looking ahead to 2014-2015. At its December 16 meeting, the Sheboygan Falls Board of Education approved the District’s 2014-2015 school year calendar. While that seems a long way off, the Board and administration work 6 months in advance on the calendars to ensure the District has time to plan for educational needs and families have sufficient planning time for personal events.The 2014-2015 calendar is posted to the District’s website.

The 2014-2015 school year starts on September 2, 2014 and ends on June 5, 2015.

As you may be aware, this school year’s spring break is two days instead of the traditional 5-day break. This change was made for educational purposes and is a reflection on our commitment to providing the best educational environment for the students in our schools. After this change, several parents expressed disappointment in the decision. We listened to this feedback and made changes for 2014-2015 to address those concerns. The compromise solution adds another day to spring break to balance our goal of keeping most children in school while allowing some parents to take advantage of a short planned absence to spend family time together for the full week.

The Board and administration agree that the approved 2014-2015 school year calendar is a good compromise that balances educational and family needs. Please find the calendar and an explanation of how the decisions were made regarding this calendar using the links below.

Thank you,

Jean Born


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Closing of Schools Due to Inclement Weather

Updated:  October 1, 2013

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS
220 AMHERST AVENUE

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WISCONSIN  53085-1799

 

NEWS RELEASE
CLOSING OF SCHOOLS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

As winter approaches, it is again time to make plans for possible school closings due to inclement weather.  The procedures that have been followed by the School District of Sheboygan Falls over the past several years will be followed again this year.

This means that any decision to close schools for all or any portion of a school day will be made as early as possible in order to afford parents the opportunity to make alternate child care or transportation plans.  All closing announcements or early dismissals will be made on the school web page:  teacher.sheboyganfalls.k12.wi.us, School Messenger family/staff notification service, and on the following area radio stations:

WTMJ 620 AM WLWK 94.5 FM WMIL 106.1 FM
WRNW 97.3 FM WISN 1130 AM WLKN 98.1 FM
WOKY 920 AM WRIT 95.7 FM WXER 104.5 & 96.1 FM
WHBL 1330 AM WHBZ 106.5 FM WJUB 1420 AM
WBFM 93.7 FM WSTM 91.3 FM

We are also announcing school closings on the following television stations:

TODAY’S TMJ4

WFRV Local 5 News

WISN TV (Weather Watch 12) and the internet at WISN.com

WITI (FOX 6 Storm Center)

The school district, radio stations and television stations ask that NO individual phone calls for information be made.  With the cooperation of everyone, the information can be relayed via the radio and television stations, allowing everyone to be informed as quickly as possible.

Regular Meeting Minutes – July 22, 2013

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Monday, JULY 22, 2013

6:30 P.M.

 

Community Open Forum:  6:30 – 6:45 P.M.

 

High School Baseball Coaches Ryan Fladvid and Travis Christenson, along with members of the Sheboygan Falls Baseball team, were recognized for an outstanding season this year as the team made it to the state semi-final game.  They were all congratulated on a great season.

 

This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, July 22, 2013, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

 

Present:           Mr. John Mauer, President

Mr. Steve Aykens, Vice-President

Mr. Peter Geise, Treasurer

Mrs. Linda Adams, Clerk Pro-Tem

Mr. Mark Debbink

Mr. John Johnson

Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary

Absent:            Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Roll call was taken with 6 board members present.

 

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

 

M/S/Debbink/Geise to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2013, Regular Board Meeting, and the June 27th and July 15th Special Board Meetings, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Johnson to approve the accounts for June, 2013, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for June, 2013, were $2,965,674.66.  Receipts for June, 2013, were $3,707,531.84.

 

Administrative Reports:

 

District/Jean Born: Legislative Breakfast did not meet this month, nothing additional to report.

 

Luke Goral, High School Principal; Meloney Markofski, Middle 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… Meeting in early August.

 

Professional Compensation Design Team met on July 16th and discussed some concepts to consider in a professional compensation model.  Next meeting is scheduled for August 13th.

 

Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Met on July 16th with CESA 6 on more direction for implementation of the mission/vision statement.  Met today with city officials from Sheboygan Falls to discuss ideas for future planning and collaboration.

 

Policy…Mauer/Johnson.. Nothing to report.

 

Finance…Mauer/Johnson… Met on July 2, will discuss later in the meeting.
Facilities…Bramstedt/Debbink… Nothing to report.

 

Recreation Board/Mauer… Met in June and reviewed numbers and programs.

 

CESA #7…Bramstedt.. Nothing to report.

 

Legislative/WASB…Adams.. Nothing to report.

 

School Foundation/Geise.. June 26th strategic planning session.  A consultant came on board and helped develop a core for future planning.

M/S/Geise/Johnson to approve employment contracts for Erin Brown and Katelyn Webster, Elementary Kindergarten Teachers, Kristin Vogel and Nicole Bohman, Elementary Cross-Categorical Teachers, Nancy Mathieu, Grade 3 Teacher and Dawn Hogue, 70% FTE High School English, for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

There were no staff resignations to act on but the board will be filling a 70% High School English vacancy left by Kimberly Johnson.

 

M/S/Geise/Aykens to approve the athletic and events calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Adams/Debbink to approve the gift of $12,175 from Sheboygan Falls Booster Club, with gratitude and thanks.  $2400 to the boys soccer program for soccer balls and plyometric training boxes, $250 to the Cross Country Team for a quick shade instant shelter, $825 to the Volleyball Team for travel bags, $700 to the Boys Basketball for a locking ball rack, $1500 to the Wrestling Program for materials to complete the sub-flooring of the wrestling room, $5000 to athletic department budget supplementation and $1500 to provide an athletic trainer at HS practices and events.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

The board set a standing meeting that will meet on the 1st Tuesday of the  month to discuss facilities planning.  The board will also leave facilities planning as an agenda item on their regular monthly board meeting for follow-up to the 1st meeting of the month.

 

The 2013-2014 Budget Meeting and Annual Meeting took place.

 

The Board returned to the regular board meeting and resumed discussion on facilities planning.  Further discussion continued around today’s meeting with the city.  A timeline for future referendum was discussed and the board consensus is that the February primary will be the target date for referendum.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

 

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

 

Approved by the Board of Education on August 19, 2013.

 

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk

 

Regular Meeting Minutes – June 17, 2013

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Monday, JUNE 17, 2013

6:30 P.M.

 

Community Open Forum:  6:30 – 6:45 P.M.

 

Coach Linda Goedert and the 2012-2013 track and field team along with Coach Phil Marr and assistant Andrew Jagow and the 2012-2013 golf teams shared with the board their success this school year.  Both teams made it to state this year and placed exceptionally well.  The board congratulated all members and coaches for a very successful season.

 

This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, June 17, 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. Steve Aykens, Vice-President

Mr. Peter Geise, Treasurer

Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Mrs. Linda Adams, Clerk Pro-Tem

Mr. Mark Debbink

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 with the addition of one item 14, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2013, Regular Board Meeting, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bramstedt/Johnson to approve the accounts for May, 2013, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for May, 2013, were $1,703,968.48.  Receipts for May, 2013, were $187,086.07.

 

Bill Foster, School Perceptions, reported to the board the results, along with a supplemental report, of the spring 2013 post referendum community survey that was completed.  Mary Blaha reviewed new timelines with moving forward.

 

Administrative Reports:

 

District/Jean Born: Legislative meeting discussion centered on the proposed budget and a great deal of time spent on vouchers.  Special education vouchers and charter school language has been taken out of the budget.  Per pupil increase and freezing of Fund 80 proposals were also talked.

 

Luke Goral, High School Principal; Aaron May, Associate Principal/Athletic Director, 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 on May 28, and 29.  Mediation was initiated by the Faculty Association after an impasse was reached.  Agenda items later in the meeting will be acted on.

Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Met on May 22,  Mission/Vision Statement has been well received and will be looked at by our communications facilitator.

 

Policy…Mauer/Johnson.. Nothing to report.

 

Finance…Mauer/Johnson… Met on May 28.
Facilities…Bramstedt/Debbink… Nothing to report.

 

Recreation Board/Mauer… Meeting in June.

 

CESA #7…Bramstedt.. Nothing to report.

 

Legislative/WASB…Adams.. Nothing to report.

 

School Foundation/Geise.. June 26th strategic planning session.

M/S/Adams/Johnson to approve employment contracts for Dale Kaster, High School Cross Categorical Special Education Teacher and Katie Meyer, High School English, for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bramstedt/Aykens to approve the resignations of Kellie Manning, Elementary School Principal, and Addie Degenhardt and Amy Harter, High School English Teachers, as presented, with regrets and gratitude.  Motion Carried 6/0.  Aykens abstained.

Jean Born acknowledged the donations of a Jupiter Alto Saxophone valued at $500 from Peg Heili and the donation of two Getzen Capri Trumpets valued at $550 from Brenda Shircel, with gratitude and thanks.

 

M/S/Johnson/Geise to approve a one-year contract extension for the following administrators, Luke Goral, HS Principal; Aaron May, HS Associate Principal/Athletic Director; Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services; Mary Lofy,  Director of Instruction; Ann Roy, Director of Pupil Services; and Meloney Markofski, MS Principal.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to approve the District’s Final Offer to the Sheboygan Falls Faculty Association concerning Base Wages for the 2012-2013 School Year.  This includes a movement of some staff to a master’s lane if they were scheduled to move in the term when the schedule was frozen, a salary alignment for previous new hires, and a one-time, across-the-board stipend of $904.35 for 1.0 FTE staff members of the Sheboygan Falls Faculty Association for the 2012-2013 school year.  Motion Carried 6/0.  Aykens abstained.

 

M/S/Johnson/Bramstedt to approve the Initial Proposal to the Sheboygan Falls Faculty Association concerning Total Base Wages for the 2013-2014 school year.  The base wage for all new and current teachers, below the new base, will be increased to a base of $39,000.  Motion Carried 6/0.  Aykens abstained.

 

Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, reported on the preliminary budget for the 2013-2014 school year.

M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the preliminary budget for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the use of the General Fund Balance as of June 20, 2013, for cash flow purposes.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Adams/Aykens to approve Sunday pitching clinics for girls’ softball grades 3rd-8th to run mid-July to late August.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

Jean Born asked that the board review the Health Services Annual Report that was prepared by our school nurses as there is a lot of detail included in this report.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.

 

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

 

Approved by the Board of Education on July 22, 2013.

 

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk

 

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

 

Regular Meeting Minutes – April 15, 2013

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

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