February 20

February 20, 2006

Meeting # 11

MINUTES OF MEETING # 11 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON FEBRUARY 20, 2006 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, 2006.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the consent agenda items with the addition of the approval of Meeting Minutes # 10 (Special) and the retirements of the following teachers:

Mary Peterson has been with the district for thirty (30) years; Steve Schneider and Karen Brandt have each been with the district for thirty-three (33) years.

Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Board expressed their appreciation for all the years of service Mary Peterson, Steve Schneider and Karen Brandt have given to the district and wished them well in their retirement.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the cooperative hockey program with Melrose-Mindoro School District beginning with the 2006-07 school year. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Don Mathews moved to approve the 2005-06 budget revisions as presented. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the proposed 2006-07 budget center allocations as presented. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried. The per-pupil allocation will remain the same as used to develop the current budget.

The board determined not to revise Policy 185.1 Board Policy Committee therefore no action is necessary.

The Policy Committee requested the appointment of Carl Hermann to represent the public on the policy committee and David Mack as the instructional staff representative. The consensus of the board was to go ahead with the appointments.

Dr. Richards reported that the IDEA legislation has arrived at a compromise that is much more favorable to school districts. He asked for feedback on the bill lists. A team is needed for negotiations with the Black River Falls Educational Support Personnel Association (BRFESPA). Negotiations with the BRFESPA for the 2006-2008 school years will begin in March. Plans are proceeding for the grade centers beginning with the 2006-07 school year.

Strategic Planning – Plans are proceeding with the track project, with the bids to be received by March 15.

Jeff Pugh and Ramie Bakken each reported on the various sessions they attended at the WASB Convention in January.

Don Mathews reported that the policy committee has received recommendations for changes to 751-Rule Student Transportation Guidelines. The rule will be brought to the Board in March for its approval, since it will differ significantly from current practice. The committee recommended that the transportation of open enrollment students should be set on a case by case basis. The School Nurse Job Description, policy 531.5 was presented for its first reading. The policy will be on the agenda next month for formal approval as they were no changes requested. The next meeting of the policy committee will be on Monday, March 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room.

Future agenda items:

Core agenda

Don Mathews moved to adjourn to executive session under Sec. 19.85 (1(c) Wis. Stats. to discuss and act on individual teacher employment contract renewals for 2006-07 at

7:18 p.m. 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 closed session.

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