Regular Meeting Minutes – June 17, 2013




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