June 20

Black River Falls

June 20, 2005

Meeting # 18

MINUTES OF MEETING # 18 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON JUNE 20, 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 6:02 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 June 16, 2005.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The consent agenda includes the retirement of Alice Larkin, school nurse with 35 years in the district and Ron Jacoby, technology education teacher at the middle school after fifteen and one-half (15 ½) years with the district.

Lois Corey moved to approve the consent agenda items with the field trip and fundraiser requests removed. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Alice Larkin was recognized for her many years of service as the school nurse for the district.

Lois Corey moved to not accept the Spanish Club request of a field trip to Spain. Don Mathews seconded the motion.

Roll call vote: Ayes: Lois Corey, Don Mathews

Nays: Paul Bohac, Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal, Jeff Pugh, Ramie Bakken.

Motion failed.

Bill Waughtal moved to approve the Spanish Club request for a field trip to Spain. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion.

Roll call vote: Ayes: Paul Bohac, Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal, Jeff Pugh, Ramie Bakken

Nays: Lois Corey, Don Mathews

Motion carried.

Lois Corey moved to approve the fund raisers as presented. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Shawn Danzinger and Aaron Epps, representatives from the Tiger Investment Club, presented the club’s annual report. They explained how they go about buying and selling stocks. The club had a very successful year and thanked Milt and Lydia Lunda for their initial investment to the district that has allowed the students to have this experience. The club received national attention for its activities and success earlier this year.

Lois Corey moved to approve the change to grade level centers (PreK-1, 2-3 & 4-5) beginning with the 2006-07 school year. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion.

Roll call vote: Ayes: Lois Corey, Barb Sedelbauer

Nays: Ramie Bakken, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Paul BohacBill Waughtal

Motion denied.

Don Mathews moved to approve the change to a Pre-K-1 and two grade 2-5 schools beginning with the 2006-07 school year. Lois Corey seconded the motion.

Roll call vote: Ayes: Paul Bohac, Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal, Jeff Pugh,

Don Mathews, Lois Corey, Ramie Bakken

Nays: None

Lois Corey left the meeting at 6:50 p.m.

Don Mathews moved to approve the 2004-05 budget revisions as presented. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Jill Collins, director of business services, presented the proposed 2005-06 budget for all funds. The fund 10 budget is proposed to increase 3.2% over 2004-05.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the tentative 2005-06 fund 10 budget of $17,158,196 as presented. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the preliminary tax levy of $4,965,189. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the tennis courts/track renovation projects.

Paul Bohac moved to commit $250,000 toward tennis courts/track renovation projects pending a community fundraising drive to increase the pool of dollars available to expand the scope of the projects. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Don Mathews moved to ratify the Black River Falls Education Association collective bargaining agreement for 2005-2007 as presented. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the 2005-06 handbooks with minor changes as presented. Ramie Bakken seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that Alice Larkin’s final report as the district’s school nurse is provided for review. The report highlights the complexity of today’s schools. He also commented on the success of the Renaissance and Phoenix programs that are for students unable to cope with the regular class schedule. Without the programs these students would not likely graduate from high school. The school auction will be held on June 23 at 5:00 p.m. Central registration for the 2005-06 school year will take place on August 16 & 17. Parents will be able to register all their children at once no matter what school they attend in the district and be able to pay for school lunch, activity fees, etc. all with one check.

Discussion was held on the continuation of the Functional Analysis exercise. The consensus of the Board was to continue with the Functional Analysis process as presented.

Jill Collins explained the findings of the transportation study. The study recommended that the district continue with its present configuration of transportation and consider some bus routing software. The consensus of the Board was to continue with the present transportation configuration.

2005-06 Goals: The Board goals for the 2005-06 school year will be as follows:

1. Actively participate in the Functional Analysis process

2. Strategic plan implementation in the fall of 2005

3. Elementary boundaries: (process & school choice)

WASB Report: Jeff Pugh reported that the WASB Leadership Academy will be held in Wausau on July 15 & 16. If anyone is interested in attending they should contact Barb Prochaska at the District Office.

Policy Committee Report: Policy #243, Transportation Supervisor, was revised to include computer skills required for the position and #832.2, Use or Possession of Weapons, was revised to update the statutory references. These two (2) policies were presented for the 1st reading and will be added to the July agenda as an action item as there were no additional changes recommended at this time.

Future agenda items:

Core agenda items

Channel 4 operation

Barb Sedelbauer moved to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Ayes: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer,

Bill Waughtal

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.

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