March 19

March 19, 2007

Meeting # 11

MINUTES OF MEETING # 11 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON MARCH 19, 2007 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM.

Board Members Present:
Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer

Board Members Absent: Bill Waughtal

The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Pugh at 6:00 p.m.

Notices of the meeting were delivered to the Banner Journal, WWIS Radio Station and Jackson County Chronicle and posted in three (3) public places on March 15, 2007 .

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roger Kaufman appeared to request information regarding when the drug dog was at the high school and what the findings were. He also requested information regarding expulsion hearings. Mr. Kaufman was asked to put his requests in writing and submit them to the district office as an “Open Records” request.

Nick Brylla, representing the Black River Falls Education Association, addressed the Board regarding the district budget.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the consent agenda. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried. The consent agenda included the February meeting minutes, monthly expenditures, gift from the Middle School Student Council and the CESA # 5 contracts from 2007-08.

Don Mathews moved to approve the Open Enrollment Applications for the 2007-08 school year as recommended by the administration. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the 2007-08 Budget Center Allocations. Jill Collins, director of business services, explained what is being done to stay within the revenue cap limits.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve AFS as a Foreign Exchange Provider for the 2007-08 school year. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that April Grimm, a senior at the high school has been selected as a 2007 Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship recipient. The Ministry of Education in Thailand and the Department of Public Instruction of Wisconsin has organized a cultural exchange.

Five (5) students and one (1) teacher from Thailand will be in the district from April 14 – May 2. They will be staying with families in our community and going to school at the high school. First lady Jessica Doyle was here meeting with 8th graders and then with parents and community members regarding the covenant. The Healthy Tastes of Jackson County was a complete success. Jump Rope for Heart, an annual event for elementary students, raised $10,000 for the Heart Association. Tim Torkelson headed the group of students from BRF that participated in the Junior Achievement Business Challenge. The group placed 3rd out of 26 districts competing. There will be a special meeting on April 3 regarding facilities for the future.

The Board self-assessment document should be completed by board members and turned in to Jeff Pugh, Board President.

Community Survey of Board Performance – The annual Community Survey of Board Performance will be available on the district website allowing the public to complete the document online again this year. Notice of the survey will be in the April issue of “Insights”. Paper copies will also be available at the district office for anyone that would like to complete a paper copy.

Future agenda items:

Core Agenda

Budget discussion.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to adjourn to executive session at 6:55 p.m. under section 19.85 (1) (b) & (c) to act on an employee grievance and to consider employment of a professional employee. Don Mathews seconded the motion.

Ayes: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer
Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned to executive session.

 

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