December 18

December 18, 2006

Meeting # 7

MINUTES OF MEETING # 7 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON DECEMBER 18, 2006 AT 4:30 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 4:35 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 December 13, 2006.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the consent agenda. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried. The consent agenda included the November meeting minutes, monthly expenditures and gifts from the Mathy Foundation totaling $3,000 for the purchase of LCD projectors at the high school and $25,000 from the Lunda Charitable Trust for the construction of bleachers at the baseball field.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the purchase of two buses; one (1) 82 passenger transit style vehicle stock unit and the other a 19 passenger vehicle with space for three (3) wheelchairs, at a cost of approximately $153,000 for the 2007-08 school year. Both units would be purchased from Mid-State Truck. Delivery will be taken soon on the stock unit with the payment deferred to July 1, 2007. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the revisions to Policy 372 Fundraising and the new policy 345.55 Class Rank/Honors as presented. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the change to Wausau Insurance Company as the district’s insurance carrier for all lines except property as recommended. Lois Corey seconded the motion.

Roll call vote: Ayes: Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh Barb Sedelbauer. Nays: Ramie Bakken, Bill Waughtal. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the lockdown drill at the high school went very well. The Jackson County Sheriff and the City Police departments were thanked for their participation in the drill. The Chronicle was recognized for its articles on the Madrigal and the Physical Education department. The Educational Enhancement fund is at about $150,000 to date. The committee hopes to reach its goal of $400,000.

Discussion was held on the WASB Convention Resolutions that will be presented to the Delegate Assembly during the Milwaukee convention in January. Jeff Pugh will represent the district at the meeting.

Jeff Pugh reported on several WASB meetings he had recently attended. Also, the WASB Annual School Board Convention will be held in January. Ramie Bakken, Lois Corey, Jeff Pugh, Dennis Richards, Jill Collins, and Mark Clark will be attending the convention.

The Policy Committee is recommending a new stand-alone Directory Data policy. The new policy differentiates the data to be made available between elementary students and those at the middle and high school levels. The policy is presented for its first reading at this meeting. As there were no changes recommended the policy will be brought back to the January meeting for approval.

The committee also discussed matters related to the awarding of scholarships and Policy 830 regarding the use of district facilities.

Don Mathews updated the committee on an agreement between the City of Black River Falls and Charter Communications that will result in more funds available to the school district for the operation of Channel 4. An initial payment of $3,000 is expected followed by an annual payment of about $1,200 based on a $.15 per month charge to all subscribers

The Board will hold a “Special Meeting” to discuss facility planning on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.

Lois Corey moved to adjourn at 6:05 p.m. Don Mathews 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.

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