August 21

Black River Falls
August 21, 2006
Meeting # 2

MINUTES OF MEETING # 2 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON AUGUST 21, 2006 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 August 17, 2006.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Don Mathews moved to approve the consent agenda items with the fund raiser request removed. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the fund raiser request. Ramie Bakken moved to accept the fund raiser request. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the 2007 graduation date.

Don Mathews moved to set the graduation date for Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. for 2006-07. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on adding Graduation Date to the CORE agenda for discussion in April with a decision in May for the following year or possibly allowing the date to be set by the administration. No decision was made at this time.

The Annual Meeting Agenda was reviewed.

Ramie Bakken moved to accept the annual meeting agenda as proposed. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the Annual Meeting will be held next Monday, August 28 in the Lunda Theatre. Registration for mainly middle school and high school students will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There is still one (1) teaching position and three (3) support staff vacancies. The new staff will start on Tuesday, August 29 and the rest of the staff will come back on Wednesday, August 30. Barb Sedelbauer will welcome staff on Thursday, August 31 at 1:00 p.m. He also gave an update on the various projects that have been worked on this summer.

Dr. Richards also reported that the group that worked to raise money for the high school baseball field lighting project is now organized to solicit funds to install new bleachers at the site. The estimated cost of the project is $50,000. The Lunda Charitable Trust is prepared to match donations up to $25,000. It is important to note that no district funds will be diverted to this project.

Discussion was held on the possibility of changing the name of Forrest Street Elementary School. The possibility of changing the names of all the elementary schools was also discussed. The Board would like feedback from the elementary principals and staff in regard to the possibility of changes.

WASB report – Jeff Pugh reported that the Fall Regional Meeting is scheduled for September 27. An Employment Seminar will be held on December 1 in Wausau and December 8 in Madison. Anyone interested in attending any of these meetings should contact Dr. Richards or Barb Prochaska to register.

Nick Brylla presented the Lunda Theatre report. The renovation of the sound system is complete and the theatre continues to maintain a very busy schedule.

Tina Gilbertson and Emily Jordan reported on their participation at the national FCCLA convention held in Nashville earlier this summer. Emily received the highest rating available for her presentation.

Lois Corey moved to adjourn at 7:15 p.m. Barb Sedelbauer 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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