April 18

Board of Education
Meeting Minutes # 13
April 18, 2005

MINUTES OF MEETING # 13 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON APRIL 18, 2005 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM.

Board Members Present: Paul Bohac, Barb Mackenzie, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer

Board Members Absent: Lois Corey, Mike Johnson

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 April 14, 2005.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Oath of Office was administered to Paul Bohac, Ramie Bakken and Bill Waughtal.

Jeff Pugh presented Barb Mackenzie with a plaque and thanked her for her service to the School Board.

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

Don Mathews moved to accept the gift of high school band uniforms from Dr. and Mrs. Al Lahmayer. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Considerable discussion took place regarding the 2005-06 budget and staffing for the 2005-06 school year. Jill Collins explained the proposed budget requests/revisions using the Governor’s proposal of $8,100 per pupil. The administration was asked to develop a list of potential cost reductions.

Nick Brylla and Barb LeRoy appeared to give an update on their proposed trip to New York that would take place in June 2006. The trip is open to any student enrolled in Music at the high school.

Don Mathews moved to approve the request from Nick Brylla and Barb LeRoy for the trip to New York. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Board members were all in favor of the WIAA Annual Meeting Resolutions. Jim Hornby, athletic director, will represent the district at the WIAA Annual Meeting and will cast the district’s vote on the resolutions.

Dr. Richards reported that the Tiger Investment Club was recognized in the National Investors Weekly and Channel 13 News visited the high school and interviewed members of the Club, along with John Pellowski, advisor and Rosanne Weber, high school principal. Michelle Kloser, food service director, was elected president of the Regional Food Service Directors Association.

Athletic Facilities Update – Jill Collins presented an overview of the tennis court and track upgrades along with several possible solutions. No action was taken at this time.

The following board members agreed to serve on the BRFEA Contract Negotiations committee: Lois Corey, Jeff Pugh, and Barb Sedelbauer.

Discussion was held on the Native American Parent Involvement policy. There were no changes recommended at this time.

Grade Level Alignment – Considerable discussion took place concerning the issue of elementary school alignment. The board will hold listening sessions to discuss this issue.
President Jeff Pugh stated he does not support any significant changes for the 2005-2006 school year.

Lois Corey was appointed as the delegate for the CESA #4 Annual Meeting to be held on August 3 in West Salem.

WASB Report – Jeff Pugh reported that the Spring Academy will be held in Lake Geneva and if any board members are interested in attending they should contact Barb Prochaska at the District Office to register.

The following policies were reviewed by the Policy Committee:

# 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

Also, the committee completed its work revising the facility rental fee schedule and application.

Future agenda items:

Athletic facilities

Barb Sedelbauer moved to adjourn to executive session under Wisconsin Statues 19.85 (1)(c) to discuss contract negotiations with the BRFEA and to act on principal compensation at 8:30 p.m. Don Mathews seconded the motion.

Ayes: Paul Bohac, Barb Mackenzie, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer
Nays: None
Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned to executive session.

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