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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

 

 

Regular Meeting Minutes – March 18, 2013

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Monday, MARCH 18, 2013

6:30 P.M.

 

Community Open Forum:  6:30 – 6:45 P.M.  Cindy Dorn, W2549 Cty Rd. O, addressed the board on the issues of support of a week-long spring break and concern for the growing number of students participating in summer school physical education.  Keesha Taylor, 340 Mulberry Drive, Waldo, also addressed the board with support of a week-long spring break but commented in favor of continuing summer school physical education including freshmen.  Tammy Ison, N4401 Cty Rd. I, and Nicole Kuplic, 1136 Partridge Run, addressed the board and expressed their support of a week-long spring break.

This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, March 18, 2013, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board President, John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:52 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/Bigler to approve the agenda as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2013, Regular Board Meeting and the March 4, 2013, Special Board Meeting, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bramstedt/Johnson to approve the accounts for February, 2013, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for February, 2013, were $1,586,861.73.  Receipts for February, 2013, were $3,037,026.94.

 

Ann Roy. Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, and Carol Harpold, Occupational Therapist/Assistive Technology Specialist, along with staff members, Erin Higgins, Jodie Van Dixhorn, Linda Henry, Tammy Ison, Liz Miller, and Karen Shircel, presented to the board on assistive technology.  During the presentation the board had the opportunity to interact with numerous assistive devices currently used in our district.

 

Administrative Reports:

 

District/Jean Born:  Topics of discussion at legislative meeting included four areas of the budget-

funding in which a $0 increase per pupil is proposed, school vouchers, special education vouchers, and the state report card and the funding associated with it.  Also discussed was teacher evaluation, the school record system, and teacher licensing.

 

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.. Two meetings scheduled this week.

 

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.

District Administrator Jean Born and the administrative team bring to the board for approval a proposed 2013-2014 school calendar. The board previously has discussed and reviewed the proposed calendar.  M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to approve the 2013-2014 school calendar as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, reviewed the food service, debt service and community service budgets.

M/S/Adams/Johnson to approve the resignation of Mike Kobelsky, High School Special Education Teacher and Sarah Dengel, Middle School Guidance Counselor, as presented, with regrets and gratitude.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Luke Goral, High School Principal, requested that the board approve a FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Community Fundraiser Activity to be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013.  M/S/Johnson/Bramstedt to approve the fundraiser activity as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bigler/Adams to approve the gift of $1500 from Sigma-Aldrich Chemical to the High School Science Department, with gratitude and thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bigler/Johnson to approve the Advertising on School Property as presented by Aaron May, Associate High School Principal/Athletic Director.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Facilities Planning: Information Nights and community events are being attended by board members and staff in attempt to inform the public on the upcoming referendum.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

 

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

 

Approved by the Board of Education on April 15, 2013

 

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes – February 18, 2013

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

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

 

Regular Meeting Minutes – January 21, 2013

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Monday, JANUARY 21, 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 Jay and Stacy Schreurs, 130 Crestwood Drive, all of Sheboygan Falls, addressed the board on the topics of spring break, the retention of and district ability to attract quality teachers, and the consistent interpretation of excused/unexcused absences in the district.  The board will follow-up with each concern individually.  The board then asked opinions of how to communicate topics better in our district.

This regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Sheboygan Falls was held on Monday evening, January 21, 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. 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/Bigler/Adams to approve the minutes of the December 17, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the minutes of the January 10th, January 14th, and January 17th, 2013, Special Board Meetings, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bigler/Bramstedt to approve the accounts for December, 2012, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for December, 2012, were $1,793,847.43.  Receipts for December, 2012, were $2,761,211.08.

Administrative Reports:

 

District/Jean Born: Topic discussions included:  School Vouchers, waiver to No Child Left Behind-math/science standards, school funding; education is one of the five state priorities, and the additional topics of medicare and small business committees.

Luke Goral, High School Principal; Meloney Markofski, Middle 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.

Committee Reports:

 

Personnel…Geise/Adams/Bramstedt.. Compensation/performance based strategy model is being addressed to maintain and attract the best teachers.

 

Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Met and are working, with the teachers/staff, on the vision and mission branding statement.

 

Policy…Mauer/Bigler.. Met and discussed NEOLA policies, will address later in the meeting.

Finance…Mauer/Johnson.. Will report later in the meeting.

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

 

Recreation Board…Nothing to report.  Meeting on Feb. 13th.

CESA #7…Bigler.. Nothing to report.

Legislative/WASB…Adams.. Nothing to report.

 

School Foundation/Geise.. Nothing new to report.

M/S/Geise/Bigler to approve the Final reading of NEOLA Policy 5113: Open Enrollment.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Johnson/Bigler to approve the First 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.

M/S/Geise/Aykens to approve the resignation of Gwen Pribek, High School Mathematics Teacher, as presented with regrets and gratitude, upon payment of the contractual liquidated damage fee of $805.00.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Jean Born informed the board that a long-term substitute has been secured for the high school mathematics opening that will occur.
M/S/Geise/Adams to accept to accept the retirement letters from Anne Bilgo, Speech and Language Pathologist, Judith Hittman, Grade 5 Teacher and Kristine Williams, Grade 1/2 Teacher, as presented.   Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

Personnel Committee showed interest in conducting exit interviews with the retiring teachers seeking feedback on how the board is doing in regard to their role in the district.

 

Under Act 114 and BOE Policy 5113, school boards must determine the number of available spaces for regular and special education open enrollment students at their January board meeting.  M/S/Adams/Geise to approve 12 spaces for 4K, 5 for 5K, 10 for Grade 1, 9 for Grade 2, 8 for Grade 3, 5 for Grade 4, 14 for Grade 5, 3 for Grade 6, 0 for Grade 7, 0 for Grade 8, 10 for Grade 9, 10 for Grade 10, 10 for Grade 11, 10 for Grade 12, 0 special education spaces for Grades 4K – 12, and 2 special education spaces for EC (early Childhood/4 year old), for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

The Personnel Committee has been working on compensation for the professional staff employees and at this time are not ready for board approval.

 

M/S/Adams/Aykens to accept the donation of $1000 to the Finance Park Program from F.K. Bemis Family Foundation, with thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Geise/Johnson to accept the donation of $3,493.05 toward maintenance of the weight room in the High School from The Athletic Booster/Falcon Fit Clubs, with thanks.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Ken Liebenstein, High School Fishing Club Advisor, is requesting the board’s approval of the annual summer fishing club trip to Ontario, Canada, July 26 – August 3, 2013.  M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the fishing club trip to Canada next July, 2013 as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to approve the proposed changes to the 2012-2013 budgets as presented by Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

Mary Blaha also provided information for discussions regarding the upcoming 2013-2014 budget.

M/S/Geise/Adams to approve the contract between the School District of Sheboygan Falls and C G Schmidt, Inc.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

The Board of Education will need to officially approve the resolution that will appear on the ballot for the spring election on April 2, 2013.  The deadline for this wording, which has to be to the county clerk’s office, is Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  M/S/Bramstedt/Bigler to approve the Initial Resolution Authorizing General Obligation Bonds in An Amount Not to Exceed $33,800,000.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bramstedt/Bigler to approve the Resolution providing for a Referendum Election on the question of the approval of an Initial Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $33,800,000.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

 

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

 

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

 

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk

 

Regular Meeting Minutes – December 17, 2012

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Monday, DECEMBER 17, 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, December 17, 2012, 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. 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 with the exception of item #9, adding the wording “and Support Staff” following the existing wording, Compensation for Non-Represented Employees.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bigler/Geise to approve the minutes of the November 19, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the minutes of the November 29th, December 7th, and December 13th, 2012, Special Board Meetings, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bigler/Geise to approve the accounts for November, 2012, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for November, 2012, were $1,569,194.03.  Receipts for November, 2012, were $318,108.17.

Administrative Reports:

 

District/Jean Born: Background information on vouchers was sent to board members as requested.  Discussion this morning at legislative meeting included vouchers, regulation reform-administrative rules which includes 56 chapters, state funding linked to school performance/accountability, career readiness folders and youth options, apprenticeship programs, Sheboygan county mental health options, and FMLA at federal and state levels.  District Leadership team has been discussing the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year, survey data will be collected at some time and approval will be brought to the board at the February meeting.  School and educator effectiveness models are being looked into.  We have two choices- CESA 6 and DPI model.  Physical education policy- WIAA sport in lieu of PE .5 credit-policy committee will look at tomorrow.

 

Kellie Manning, Elementary School Principal; Ann Roy, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services; and Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction, gave their monthly reports to the Board.

Committee Reports:

 

Personnel…Geise/Adams/Bramstedt.. Met and discussed personnel compensation.  Will discuss later in the meeting, item #9.  Have come to an agreement with the support staff and non-represented employees, still working with the teachers.

 

Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Vision/Mission/Branding- committee will go back and get the teacher’s input at this point.

Policy…Mauer/Bigler.. Meeting tomorrow.

Finance…Bramstedt/Mauer.. 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.

 

In response to recent Board conversations and changing student demographics, Mary Lofy, Director of Instruction, and Ann Roy, Director of  Pupil Services and Special Education, presented information on the update and implications of poverty in our school community and specific data on local prevalence.

 

The Personnel Committee discussed their recommendation for compensation for the non-represented and support staff employees and seeks Board approval to move forward. The proposed recommendation is aligned with the 2012-13 budget and BOE compensation guidelines.  M/S/Geise/Bramstedt to approve the personnel committee’s recommendation of a non-base building compensation, $960 pro-rated according to Full Time Equivalency, divided into 2 payments, to be paid to all non-represented and support staff employees for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, presented in board packets the provisional updates to the 403(b) plan and seeks approval of these updates.  M/S/Bramstedt/Adams to approve the provisional changes to the 403(b) plan as presented. Motion Carried 6/0, Aykens/Abstained.

As the administration begins to determine open enrollment seats for January Jean asked that the BOE discuss their feelings about class sizes in the District.  Board policies were reviewed and there are no specific number guidelines identified. In grades 5K-3 the SAGE grant determines the class size, 18 to 1.  Prior to that the BOE kept class sizes in the low 20’s in those grades.  In grades 4-8 the class sizes have ranged from 24–30 and in grades 9-12 they have ranged from 24-35.  There are some exceptions to that range including music and PE which may have 40+ students in the class or in courses where larger numbers of students may create a safety concern such as welding or lab science courses.  With the changing demographics of our students and the increasing accountability measures in place from the state the administration would certainly recommend that the BOE stay within the guidelines we currently support, 5K-3 (currently SAGE), 4-8 (22-25), 9-12 (24-35).  Administration continues to explore alternatives for instruction that are less dependent on class sizes with the use of technology tools.  John Mauer expressed concern with the high end of 35 at the high school level.  Jean reminded the board that when numbers have gotten high in the past, it is brought back to the board for possible solutions including staff additions.
Facilities Planning:  The board approved the resolution of necessity, results of the traffic study have been reviewed and EUA has been working with administration with necessary spaces in the new building as we proceed with programming.  Appraisals are in process.  Resolution deadline is January 22nd.  Next meeting is scheduled for January 10th,  when they hope to have a footprint and flow of traffic for the potential site.  The cost of bleachers was brought up by Tom Bigler.  He expressed concern of the cost that has been estimated.

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

 

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

 

Approved by the Board of Education on January 21, 2013.

 

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk

 

 

Regular Meeting Minutes – November 19, 2012

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Monday, NOVEMBER 19, 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, November 19, 2012, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board Vice-President, Tom Bigler, called the meeting to order at 6:31 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/Aykens/Bramstedt to approve the agenda as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Adams/Aykens to approve the minutes of the October 22, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the November 12, 2012, Special Board Meeting, as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

M/S/Bramstedt/Aykens to approve the accounts for October, 2012, as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for October, 2012, were $1,687,854.14.  Receipts for October, 2012, were $156,072.88.

Bemis Manufacturing was honored as part of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) 2012 Business Honor Roll program.  Linda Verfuerth, Bemis employee, accepted a certificate on their behalf.  The program recognizes school districts and local businesses that have partnered to provide additional learning opportunities or support for students, staff, and their local communities.

Ed Hughes, High School Technology Education Teacher, the Robotics Mentor Team, and Sheboygan County Robotics Team Members Brian Schlagenhaft and Cameron West, presented to the board on the First Robotics Program.

 

Administrative Reports:

 

District/Jean Born: Reminder State Convention is January 23-25, 2013.  Early bird registration is December 14th, 2012.  Seemed to be agreement with legislators that a per pupil increase may be a possibility; vouchers for private schools and special education are still in discussion.  Strategies continue on the skills gap.  WASB Certificates of appreciation for achievement in member recognition were presented to Tom Bigler and Victoria Bramstedt.

 

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; and Mary Blaha, Director of Business Services, gave their monthly reports to the Board.

Committee Reports:

 

Personnel…Geise/Adams.. Met on November 5th and discussed personnel compensation.

 

John Mauer joined the meeting.

 

Public Relations…Adams/Geise/Aykens.. Met on November 15th 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.. Nothing to report.

Facilities…Bigler/Bramstedt…Possible discussion 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.

 

Technology team, Barry Ludvik, Joshua Schuren and Phil Marr, presented to the board on their technology plan and what is happening in the district.  Items included Citrix/Infrastructure, Chromebooks-Chromeboxes, Increased Google Apps Usage, BYOD(Bring Your Own Device), Data Warehouse, BIRTS (on-line bullying reporting program), 4K-12 internet safety curriculum and document cameras.

 

There was no discussion on facility planning.

 

M/S/Mauer/Aykens to Convene into Executive Session per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c)(e) for discussion on the development of negotiating strategies with regard to potential acquisition of real estate and discussion on negotiation strategy.  Geise/Yes, Mauer/Yes, Bramstedt/Yes, Bigler/Yes, Adams/Yes, Aykens/Yes, Johnson/Yes.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

The board discussed negotiating strategies with regard to potential acquisition of real estate.

The board discussed negotiation strategy.

 

M/S/Adams/Johnson to return to open session.

 

The board returned to open session.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:46 p.m.

 

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

 

Approved by the Board of Education on December 17, 2012.

 

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk

 

Regular Meeting Minutes – October 22, 2012

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

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