Regular Meeting Minutes – October 25, 2010




October 25, 2010

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 25, 2010, in the High School Library at Sheboygan Falls High School.  Board Vice-President, Tom Bigler, in the absence of John Mauer, called the meeting to order at 6:32 P.M.

Present:           Mr. Tom Bigler, Vice President

Mrs. Victoria Bramstedt, Clerk

Mr. Christopher Lacey, Treasurer

Mrs. Sandy Seifert, Clerk Pro-Tem

Mr. Peter Geise

Mrs. Linda Adams

Mrs. Julie Hahn, Board Secretary

Absent:            Mr. John Mauer, President

A roll call vote was taken.

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

M/S/Seifert/Geise to approve the minutes of September 9th, September 20th and October 12th, 2010, Board Meetings as printed.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Adams/Lacey to approve the accounts for September, 2010 as prepared.  Motion Carried Unanimously.  Expenditures for September, 2010 were $1,592,833.36.  Receipts for September, 2010 were $1,591,196.71.

Administrative Reports:

District/Dave Wessel: Next Board Meeting is November 15, 2010.  Several Board Members along with Dave Wessel attended a CESA 7 meeting on Monday night in Sheboygan which addressed common core state standards.

Luke Goral, Associate High School Principal; Meloney Markofski, Middle School Principal; Kellie Manning, Elementary School Principal; Ann Roy, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services; and Jean Born, Director of Instruction gave their monthly reports to the Board.

Committee Reports

Personnel/Mauer(John Mauer excused himself and is replaced by Peter Geise for Support Staff negotiations)/Bramstedt/Seifert: Support staff negotiations will be going to mediation November 2nd.

Public Relations/Seifert/Geise/Adams: Met on Oct. 8th, Consultant Mark O’Brien met with the PR team to help them develop a format for a district wide communication plan.

Policy/Mauer/Bramstedt: Nothing to report.

Finance/Bigler/Lacey/Geise: Will be addressed later in the agenda as their last meeting addressed the approval of the upcoming budget.

Facilities/Bigler/Lacey/Adams: Three houses behind the tennis courts had been having trouble with rain coming into their back yards.  That area had been address and repaired.

Rec Board/Seifert: Met and talked on financing, the budget and ways to increase the revenue.

CESA #7/Bigler:  Nothing to report.

WASB/Seifert/Adams: Same event as Legislative Breakfast.

Legislative/Wessel: Met last Monday at UW Sheboygan and topics included the Wisconsin Way.

Sheboygan Falls School Foundation/Geise:  Peter Geise reported he has met with Terry Van Engen regarding the financial status of the Foundation and with Steve Schmitt on how to revitalize the foundation.  Grant writing and fund raising volunteers will be solicited.

Site Councils:

Elementary:  Met and talked about the butterfly garden out front of the elementary school. This project has slipped due to no one managing it, so the problem was addressed.  Peter Geise suggested that we open this up to community volunteers.  Sandy Seifert suggested that we check with the master gardener.

Ann Roy was excused and left the meeting.

Middle School:  Traffic situation is better this year.  Building goals, read 180, map testing and breakfast program were addressed.

High School:  Did not meet.

Luke Goral left the meeting.

M/S/Bramstedt/Seifert to approve the final reading of the summer 2010 NEOLA Policy Updates as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S/Geise/Seifert to accept the gift of a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan from Sheboygan Chevrolet, to the Falcon Academy, with gratitude and thanks.  Motion carried unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Lacey to approve the unpaid personal leave of Linda Gross for the days of November 3,4,5 and 8th, 2010, as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Bramstedt/Lacey to approve the contract of Erin Doede, Elementary/Middle School Counselor, as presented.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

M/S/Lacey/Seifert to approve the Recreation Department and Aquatic Center Wednesday and Sunday programs as submitted by Fred Brown, Recreation Director.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Mary A. Blaha, Director of Business Services, outlined the 2010-2011 budget which is being brought to the Board for final adoption tonight.  M/S/Geise/Lacey to adopt the 2010/2011 budget with the exception of amending the initial tax levy proposal of $8,359,261.00 to $8,330,261.00.  A roll call vote was taken.  Bigler/yes, Bramstedt/yes, Lacey/yes, Seifert/yes, Geise/yes, Adams/yes. Motion Carried 6/0.

M/S/Geise/Lacey to certify the 2010/2011 levy in the amount of $8,330,261.00 as amended and presented in the 2010/2011 budget.  A roll call vote was taken.  Bigler/yes, Bramstedt/yes, Lacey/yes, Seifert/yes, Geise/yes, Adams/yes. Motion Carried 6/0.

M/S/Seifert/Lacey to adjourn.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

Adjournment @ 7:55 P.M.

Minutes taken by Julie M. Hahn, Board Secretary

Approved by the Board of Education on November 15, 2010.

Victoria Bramstedt, Board Clerk