July 18

July 18, 2005

Meeting # 1

MINUTES OF MEETING # 1 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON JULY 18, 2005 AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE HIGH SCHOOL LMC.

Board Members Present: Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Bill Waughtal

Board Members Absent: Ramie Bakken, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer

The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Lois Corey at 4:00 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 July 14, 2005.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Tina Mahan expressed concern over the fact that the Blue Stars were not allowed to use the football field for their performance. Dr. Richards stated there was a general misconception regarding the whole issue of the use of the football field. He also stated that all fees were waived for the Blue Stars to use the gymnasium, showers, parking, etc. for the entire time they were in Black River Falls. The maintenance staff prepared the field at no cost to the Blue Stars also.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the consent agenda items as presented. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the following policies:

# 243 Transportation Supervisor Job Description

#832.2 Weapons in Schools

Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the second session of summer school was held last week. It went well in spite of the warm weather. There is one week remaining of elementary summer school, which will be held August 1-5 and swimming lessons are continuing.

Bob Lecheler, high school principal presented an update on the high school collaboration.

He will keep the Board apprised of all that is happening/being planned at the high school.

Discussion was held on high school graduation. It was determined that graduation will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2006.

Discussion was held Channel 4 operations. The district office is handling the Channel 4 operations for the summer and Dave Meyer’s class will likely start the operations again in the fall. Dr. Richards will contact Mayor Hunter in regard to the district receiving some of the money the city receives for the operation of the channel. The city receives approximately a $30,000 franchise fee from Charter Communications.

District goals:

The district goal on student achievement was a two-year goal that was adopted last summer. The district has made considerable progress on student achievement with the district exceeding the state-designated proficiency levels at every grade in both Reading and Math. The district meets or exceeds the state average in 3 of 9 possible areas in Language, Science and Social Studies. The district will continue work on student achievement.

The board goals for 2005-06 that were adopted at the June meeting are as follows:

Continuation of the Functional Analysis process

Implementation of the newly adopted elementary grade alignment structure

Complete a strategic planning process.

Dr. Richards reported that WASB is monitoring the state budget and John Ashley is the new WASB Executive Director replacing Ken Cole. Mr. Cole is retiring after 17 years in the position.

Future agenda items:

Channel 4 Operations

Parking Fee Assessment at the High School

Don Mathews moved to adjourn at 4:45 p.m. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion.

Ayes: Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Bill Waughtal

Nays: None.

The meeting was adjourned.

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