January 15

January 15, 2007

Meeting # 9

MINUTES OF MEETING # 9 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON JANUARY 15, 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, Bill Waughtal

Board Members Absent: None

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 January 11, 2007.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment:

Arielle Hall, parent of student at Forrest Street, appeared with a concern about the woods behind the playground. She would like to see the playground fenced. The board will take this concern under advisement.

Xena Rademacher, parent of student at Forrest Street, appeared with a concern about the supervision of students on the playground and why a student cannot be disciplined before a police investigation. The policy committee will review the “Code of Conduct” policy to see if any changes are needed.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the consent agenda. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried. The consent agenda included the December meeting minutes, monthly expenditures and a gift of $8,068 from the Lunda Charitable Trust to the newly formed DECA Club at the high school. The money will be used as start-up funds for the new school store.

Lois Corey moved to approve policy 347.1 Directory Data. Ramie Bakken seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the 2007-2008 school calendar. Don Mathews moved to accept the 2007-08 calendar as presented. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the 2007-2008 maintenance projects. Don Mathews moved to approve the 2007-2008 maintenance projects as presented. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the State Superintendent’s Rural Advisory Committee will be meeting on January 30 in the district office board room. Kaye Henrickson will present a study on obesity at the state conference for middle level educators. There was a bus accident this morning with no injuries. Lois Corey and Ken Artis are the candidates for the school board vacancies this spring. Lois is an incumbent and Ken is a local attorney. Jeff Pugh is not running for re-election.

West Salem High School personnel appeared to present an overview of their process of a Senior Exit Project required by all of the seniors at their school. West Salem has been using a portfolio approach for the last several years. The BRF High School staff and Board C & I Committee are currently studying an exit project for seniors.

The Student Senate recently adopted a resolution aimed at increasing awareness about the value of recycling was presented. Board members expressed solid support for the recycling resolution.

Board Goals – 1st quarter progress report was reported at a previous meeting with both the middle and high schools meeting their targets. The semester data will not be available until the close of the second quarter and will be presented at the February meeting.

The Strategic Plan goals are proceeding well. The facilities report was presented on January 10; the WKCE results will be reported as soon as the November test results are released by the DPI.

Building principals each provided a report on the progress being made implementing and utilizing PLC’s in their respective buildings.

Jeff Pugh reported that the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) convention is this week. Board members Jeff Pugh, Lois Corey and Ramie Bakken will be attending the convention, along with Dennis Richards, Jill Collins, and Mark Clark. The Day at the Capitol is scheduled for March 14 and an Effective Bargaining Seminar is scheduled for February 16 in Wausau and March 2 in Madison. Board members should contact Barb Prochaska at the district office to register for any of the upcoming conferences.

Business Services Committee report: The committee reviewed the proposed summer maintenance projects and recommended adoption of the projects that were presented by the administration. The committee also considered a request to modify a position at the bus garage that would change the secretarial position to a dispatcher position which would have secretarial and driving duties. Since the committee meeting it was learned that the Support Staff Union will not support the change to the proposed position. Therefore, other options will need to be considered.

Future agenda items:

Graduation date

Core agenda items

Don Mathews moved to adjourn to executive session at 7:12 p.m. under section 19.85 (1)(c) & (f) to review administrator performance evaluation and act on contract matters, and to consider pupil requests for program modifications. Paul Bohac seconded the motion.

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

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned to executive session.

 

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