November 15

November 15, 2004

Meeting # 6

MINUTES OF MEETING # 6 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON NOVEMBER 15, 2004 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE HIGH SCHOOL LMC.

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

Board Members Absent: Lois Corey

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 November 11, 2004 .

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the consent agenda items. Mike Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Don Mathews moved to approve the Spring Youth Options requests as presented. Barb Mackenzie seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Mackenzie moved to approve the following policies:

# 531.2 Speech/Language Pathologist (Job Description)

# 531.4 School Psychologist (Job Description)

# 532.3 Professional Staff Fringe Benefits

#532.41 Military Leave

# 542.3 Support Staff Fringe Benefits

# 542.4 Support Staff Leaves and Absences

Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 5-1 vote. Jeff Pugh cast the dissenting vote.

Dr. Richards reported that this is American Education Week and various activities are taking place throughout the district. The District received a $10,000 planning grant for the 4 year old kindergarten program. A meeting will be held next Tuesday, November 23 for members of the planning committee.

The December School Board Meeting will be held in the High School LMC at 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Richards and Jill Collins gave a presentation on School Finance 101. This program has been presented to staff members and also many community groups.

Jeff Pugh reported that WASB will be holding an "Employment Seminar" on December 3 in Wausau and again on December 10 in Madison . Board members were asked to let Dr. Richards or Barb Prochaska know if they were interested in attending either of these seminars.

Board Policy Committee report: The following policies are presented for the 1st reading by the full board:

# 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 Audit

# 690 School Properties Disposal

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

Dr. Richards stated that Mike Dougherty is unable to continue as a community member on the Board Policy Committee. A notice of the opening for a community member on the Board Policy Committee will be placed in the "Insights". Anyone interested in serving on this committee should contact Dr. Richards.

Mike Johnson moved to adjourn at 6:40 p.m. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion.

Ayes: Paul Bohac, Mike Johnson, Barb Mackenzie, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.

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