August 15

Black River Falls

August 15, 2005

Meeting # 2

MINUTES OF MEETING # 2 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON AUGUST 15, 2005 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 11, 2005.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roger Kauffman addressed the board with concerns regarding the volunteer policy in the district and he also stated that he would like a schedule of the DARE program for the 2005-06 school year. Jeff Pugh explained that Mr. Kauffman should put his requests in writing to Dennis Richards, Superintendent.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the consent agenda items with the field trip and fund raisers removed. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

As part of the consent agenda Kris Wrobel was appointed as the Tiger Investment Club advisor for the 2005-06 school year replacing John Pellowski. Mr. Pellowski retired from the district on June 3, 2005

Discussion was held on the various field trips that were presented. The Board would like more information regarding supervision and information about the reasons for two (2) national FCCLA field trips. They would also like to know the cost to each student and the district. Action on the FCCLA field trips was tabled until further information is obtained.

Don Mathews moved to approve the FFA and Spanish Club field trips as presented. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding the various fund raisers that were presented. The Board would like to have the advisors be more specific in regard to use of the funds raised.

Don Mathews moved to approve the fund raisers as presented. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Nate Schurman, assistant high school principal, explained the possible assessment of a fee for student parking at the high school.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the assessment of a parking fee of $5.00 per semester for the right of students to park a student vehicle at the high school and a $5.00 replacement fee if the parking sticker is lost. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried with a vote of 6-1. Jeff Pugh cast the dissenting vote.

Discussion was held on the Annual Meeting Agenda. The Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing will be held next Monday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lunda Theatre.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to accept the Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing Agenda as presented. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the district has been awarded a READS (Reading Evaluation and Demonstration of Success) grant in the amount of $40,000 for the upcoming year. This is the third consecutive year that the district has received one of these competitive grants. The money will be used to support efforts to foster better staff collaboration and ultimately improve student achievement. There are no matching funds required with this grant. The district is sending a team to CESA 4 on August 23 for training on the strategic planning project. Opening day for staff is Monday, August 29 and the first day for students is Thursday, September 1. He also stated that the various summer projects in the district are being completed.

Channel 4 - Discussion was held on the status of cable Channel 4. Paul Bohac stated he has talked to Mayor Hunter in regard to helping the district with the funding of this channel as it does offer community service information in addition to school district information. Mayor Hunter stated that in the next budget year he would be willing to pay up to 50% of the cost ($2,000-5,000) for the operation of Channel 4.

Dr. Richards stated that Dave Meyer will take over the operation of Channel 4 when school starts as it is part of one of his classes.

Jeff Pugh reported that there is a WASB Bargaining seminar coming up and the WASB Fall Regional meeting will be held on October 25 in Sparta. Board members should let

Dr. Richards or Barb Prochaska know if they are interested in attending any of the WASB functions. There is an opening on the WASB Board of Directors in Region 6 if anyone is interested in running for the position.

Lois Corey moved to adjourn to closed session under Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f) to review the findings of an investigation related to a complaint concerning the discipline of a student lodged by the guardian of a pupil at 6:55 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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