January 16

January 16, 2006

Meeting # 9

MINUTES OF MEETING # 9 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON JANUARY 16, 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 January 12, 2006.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the consent agenda items with the addition of the following employment recommendations:

Julie Jensen, science department head, replacing Brian Stemper

David Cooley, resignation as LMC Director, Middle School, at the end of the 2005-06 school year. David has been employed by the district for thirty-two(32) years.

Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Board expressed their appreciation for all the years of service Dave has given to the district and wished him well in his retirement.

Lois Corey moved to table action on the Elementary Boundary Committee’s recommendation for the 2006-07 elementary boundary configurations. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 5-2 vote. Ramie Bakken and Jeff Pugh cast the dissenting votes.

The Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, February 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the middle school commons to act on a plan to realign the elementary schools for 2006-2007.

Ramie Bakken moved to approve the School Forest Advisory Council Charter. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Jill Collins, director of business services, explained the various options available for the track. Considerable discussion took place regarding the track and the 2006-07 maintenance projects.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the 2006-2007 maintenance projects as presented and the use of fund balance monies to pay for the reconstruction of an 8-lane asphalt track with the option of going to a synthetic surface track if the district receives donations to cover the difference in the cost. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 5-2 vote. Don Mathews and Barb Sedelbauer cast the dissenting votes.

Ramie Bakken moved to approve the following policies:

345.2 Homework, 460 Student Awards and Scholarships, 511 Equal Employment Opportunities, and 841 Staff Requests for Grants and Gifts.

Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the Melrose Mindoro School District is interested in a co-op with the district for the high school hockey program. The district is checking into the possibility at this time. The administrative team has put together an “Administrative Team Leadership” document that includes a mission, vision, values, goals and norms.

He also reported that this is the first year of the at-large school board election. There are four (4) candidates vying for three seats on the school board. Incumbents Paul Bohac, Don Mathews and Barb Sedelbauer are running for reelection and Cory Allen Myher is also on the ballot.

Progress is continuing on the three (3) board goals for 2005-06 which are:

  • Continuation of the Functional Analysis Process
  • Implement the newly adopted elementary grade alignment structure
  • Complete a strategic planning process

The administrators will be providing Dr. Richards with data concerning the twelve programs being studied in the Functional Analysis process. He and Jill will provide the board with these results and use the information for budget planning beginning in March. Progress in meeting goal # 2 is clear and a newly adopted elementary grade alignment structure should be in place in February. Goal # 3 has been completed and we are beginning the implementation phase of the new strategic plan.

“Students in the district will achieve a proficiency level equal to or above the state average in Language, Science, and Social Studies and meeting or exceeding the state-designated proficiency levels in Reading and Math on the fall 2005 state tests in 4th, 8th and 10th grades, and on the fall 2006 state tests in 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th grades”

We will have the results of the fall 2005 state tests in March which will indicate if the district has met their goal.

Jeff Pugh reported that the School Board Convention starts Wednesday and Ramie Bakken, Lois Corey and Jeff Pugh are attending along with Dennis Richards and Jill Collins.

Barb Sedelbauer reported that the Policy Committee has one policy revision for the board to review: Policy 185.1 Board Policy Committee. The policy was distributed to the full board for the 1st reading and will be placed on the February agenda for final action.

Jill Collins reported that the Business Services Committee’s primary topic of discussion centered on the athletic facilities and the 2006-07 maintenance needs.

Future agenda items:

Core agenda items

Elementary boundaries

Expense summaries (long & short version)

Paul Bohac moved to adjourn to executive session under Sec. 19.85 (1(c) Wis. Stats. to review administrator performance evaluation data and to act on contract matters at 7:25 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 to closed session.

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