February 19

February 19, 2007

Meeting # 10

MINUTES OF MEETING # 10 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON FEBRUARY 19, 2007 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM.

Board Members Present: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal

Board Members Absent: Lois Corey

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 February 15, 2007.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Don Mathews moved to deny the request of Arnold & Beverly Doud, Anthony & Laurie Tondola, to detach property from the Black River Falls School District to the Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan School District. Ramie Bakken seconded the motion.

Ayes: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer.

Nays: Bill Waughtal. Motion carried.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to deny the request of Calvin and Maria Casper to detach property from the Black River Falls School District to the Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan School District. Don Mathews seconded the motion.

Ayes: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer.

Nays: Bill Waughtal. Motion carried.

Don Mathews moved to deny the request of Jason and Stacey Carlson to detach property from the Black River Falls School District to the Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan School District. Ramie Bakken seconded the motion.

Ayes: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer.

Nays: Bill Waughtal. Motion carried.

Don Mathews moved to approve the consent agenda. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried. The consent agenda included the January meeting minutes, monthly expenditures, two (2) 21st Century Community Learning Grants, and a Family Literacy Grant.

Discussion was held on the 2007-08 graduation date. The recommendation is to conduct the graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 8, 2008 as the last of classes for students is June 6. The seniors would complete their exams on June 5 and use June 6 to prepare for the graduation ceremony.

Ramie Bakken moved to set the date of graduation for Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Jill Collins, director of business services presented an overview of the budget center allocations for the 2007-08 school year.

Don Mathews moved to approve the budget center allocations as presented. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported on the district goals for 2006-07 focusing on reducing the number of D and F grades at the middle and high school. The middle school goal has been achieved for the 2nd quarter. The high school exceeded the 2% goal in all grades except 10th. “Healthy Tastes for Jackson County”, sponsored by the proactive Wellness Initiative and the Jackson County Health Alliance, will be held on Monday, March 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the middle school and Lunda Theatre. This is Bus Driver Appreciation Week and all bus drivers are being recognized for their support of the school district. He also reported that the administrative staff met with Brad Simonson, architect, regarding facility planning.

Laura Reichenbach and members of the art department appeared to present a report on the Art Department’s program review. The review included highlights of the strengths of the department and also the need for more space and more face-to-face student time at the elementary level.

Jeff Pugh reported that the “Effective Bargaining Seminar” will be held on March 2 and that Day at the Capitol will be held on March 14.

Ramie Bakken passed out materials she had picked up at the convention she attended.

Curriculum & Instruction Committee – The committee discussed graduation requirements and whether more specific policies related to early graduation should be developed. The committee will continue discussion on this topic at their next meeting.

Policy Committee Meeting – Barb Sedelbauer presented an overview of the policy committee meeting. No changes are necessary to the Code of Conduct policy. The Directory Data policy was reviewed and it was determined the opt out provision provides enough safeguards for parents concerned about the potential release of information. Revisions to the head lice rule were adopted.

Future agenda items:

Core Agenda

Further Budget Center discussion

Ramie Bakken moved to adjourn to executive session at 7:40 p.m. under section 19.85 (1)(c) for consideration of continued employment of a professional employee. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion.

Ayes: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned to executive session.

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