May 16

Board of Education Meeting
May 16, 2005
Meeting # 15

MINUTES OF MEETING # 15 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON MAY 16, 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 May 12, 2005 .

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the consent agenda items with the addition of the resignation of Chanda Janke, middle school teacher, the approval of the continuation of the Even Start grant and the removal of the field trip request.

Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Lois Corey was concerned about the number of chaperones for the FCCLA trip to San Diego. Rosanne Weber, high school principal stated that there are four (4) chaperones for sure and there may be more.

Lois Corey moved to approve the field trip request. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the 2005-2006 budget. Due to the decrease in Title I funding, it is proposed to reduce one position from the Title I (remedial reading and math) staff and reassign the teacher to an existing vacancy. Another proposal is to reduce the LMC director position at Gebhardt Elementary School from 2 ½ days per week to 2 days per week and using the other ½ day to help with the expansion of the MAPS program.

Lois Corey moved to tentatively approve the budget with the reduction of one (1) Title I position, to reduce Gebhardt LMC director time by .5 days per week, with this time being reallocated to the grant-funded MAPS program, and support the Phoenix program with Fund 10, non-grant funds. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Board reviewed the Core Agenda and the suggestions to make some changes.

Paul Bohac moved to include a reference about approving foreign exchange student providers to the March agenda and the June agenda to include a reference to the Proposed District Budget and Tax Levy currently listed for July. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the following policies as presented:

#362.1 Interlibrary Loan of Materials

#363.3 Technology Concerns for Students with Special Needs

#443.51 Student Use of Athletic Equipment and Apparel and corresponding application form with additional information

Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the Strategic Planning process is as follows: September 9 – Staff member input sessions; September 27 – Community input session; and October 4 – School board and administration work session. He also reported that Kathy Stetzer received the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award. Tina Gilbertson was been selected at Master Advisor of the FCCLA. Gebhardt Elementary has been selected as a recipient of a National School of Character Promising Practices award for the "Morning Program".

At the FFA Banquet Rosanne Weber was awarded the Honorary Chapter FFA Degree for her services and commitment to the FFA. The bus drivers and transportation department in general were also recognized for their services at the banquet. The last day of school for the students will be June 3.

Krista Paulson, a high school LD teacher, appeared to explain a new program she oversees aimed at providing students with learning disabilities improved transition services (school-to-work upon completion) as part of their Individual Education Plans (IEP). Transition services are mandated by state and federal regulations for students who have reached the age of 16.

Lois Corey and Sherri Torkelson presented an overview of 4K programming and an update on the status of the district’s study.

Administrative staff presented an overview of the materials that will be used at the

May 19 Information/Listening session to be held in the Middle School LGI at 6:30 p.m.

Athletic Facilities – Considerable discussion took place regarding the track and tennis court resurfacing. There are many options to consider and the board will take action at the next regular meeting.

Board Committee Assignments – Ramie Bakken expressed interest in serving on the Curriculum & Instruction Committee; Bill Waughtal stated he would serve on the Business Services Committee; Jeff Pugh stated that Mary Nordahl is interested in serving on the Policy Committee. The other board members expressed interest in remaining on the committees they are on. Action on these appointments will take place at the next regular meeting.

Future agenda items:

Athletic facilities

Committee assignments

High School happenings

Functional Analysis

Lois Corey moved to adjourn to executive session under Wisconsin Statues 19.85 (1)(c) to discuss and act on non-represented and administrators compensation for 2005-2006 and to review the status of collective bargaining with the BRFEA at 8:35 p.m. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion . Motion carried.

Ayes: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh,

Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned to executive session.

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