December 20

Black River Falls
December 20, 2004

Meeting # 7

MINUTES OF MEETING # 7 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON DECEMBER 20, 2004 AT 4:30 P.M. IN THE HIGH SCHOOL LMC.

Board Members Present: Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Mike Johnson, Don Mathews,
Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer

Board Members Absent: Barb Mackenzie

The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Pugh at 4:30 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 December 16, 2004.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mike Johnson moved to approve the consent agenda items as presented. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the Co-Curricular Handbook.

Mike Johnson moved to approve the Co-Curricular Handbook with the Statement of Compliance with Federal Law and Grievances moved toward the back of the handbook and to add in bold letters on the Table of Contents page "Please note that after reading the booklet students and parents must sign and students must return the participants pledge". Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the following policies:

#623 Budget Hearings and Reports
#661 Depository of Funds
#661.1 Authorized Signatures
#663 Bonded Employes and Officers
#671.1 Payday Schedules
#671.3 Tax-Sheltered Annuities
#672.1 Bidding Requirements
#673 Payment Procedures
#684 Annual Audits
#690 School Properties Disposal

Mike Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Board of Education Meeting Minutes # 7
December 20, 2004
Page 2


Discussion was held on the new course proposals for the 2005-06 school year. Each course has been through the departmental and administrative review process. No new staff is required for any of the courses. The courses are as follows:

Advanced Placement (AP) Biology
Outdoor Literature
British Literature
Peer Tutoring in Adapted PE
Marketing

Mike Johnson moved to approve the new course proposals for the 2005-06 school year. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that federal law requires that the district make public the vehicle the district uses to publish a required Child Find notice. Child Find is the process used to identify children ages 3-5 who may benefit from special services. The district coordinates its notification efforts with other CESA # 4 schools and uses the La Crosse Tribune as its official source for notifying parents. Board members suggested that the Child Find notice also be placed in the local newspaper.

Work is continuing to address the board's goal of conducting a functional analysis activity. The listening sessions are concluding and data gathering via the web site and other written means is continuing through Wednesday, December 22. Administrators are finalizing program summaries that will be used by staff and the board to rate programs starting in January.
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Copies of the proposed 2005-06 and 2006-07 school calendars were presented. The teachers union conducted a survey of its membership to decide which calendar options are preferred. Teachers voted for Option B for both the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years.

Classes will end on December 22 for the holiday break. The District Office will be closed December 23, 24 and 31 during the break.

Dr. Richards recognized staff for the work they did with Project Christmas this year.

The district would like to participate in a strategic planning process with the Whitehall, Blair-Taylor and possibly Melrose-Mindoro School Districts.

Discussion was held on the WASB Convention resolutions. Jeff Pugh was advised to use his own discretion in regard to voting on the resolutions at the School Board Convention in January.
Board of Education Meeting Minutes # 7
December 20, 2004
Page 3


Jeff Pugh reported that there is a WASB Bargaining Seminar and the WASB Convention is in January.
Board Policy Committee report: The following policies are presented for the 1st reading by the full board:

#722.1 Accident Reports
#723.2 Bomb Threats
#723.3 Emergency School Closings
#751.3 Extra-Curricular Transportation
#751.4 Alternative Student Transportation
#762 Milk Program

These policies will be brought before the board for final approval at the January meeting.

Lois Corey moved to adjourn to executive session under Wisconsin Statues 19.85 (1)(c) to discuss administrative and non-represented employee compensation issues at
5:20 p.m. Mike Johnson seconded the motion.

Ayes: Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Mike Johnson, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh,
Barb Sedelbauer
Nays: None
Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.



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