October 18

Black River Falls
October 18, 2004

Meeting # 5

MINUTES OF MEETING NO. 5 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON OCTOBER 18, 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 October 14, 2004 .

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dr. Richards stated that the high school would like the support of the School Board for the KIDSVOTE 2004 activities.

The board approved a proclamation supporting the KIDSVOTE 2004 activities.

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

Jill Collins, Director of Business Services, explained the 2004-05 budget modifications.

Barb Mackenzie moved to approve the 2004-05 budget modifications as presented. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Mackenzie moved to certify the 2004-05 tax levy of $4,811,726 with a tax rate of $8.05 per $1,000 of property valuation. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Mackenzie moved to approve policy 531.1, Teacher Job Description, as presented. Mike Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that this is National School Bus Safety Week and National Chemistry Week. The district is the co-sponsor of the forum tomorrow night with Terry Musser and Michael Taft. The debate will be held in the middle school commons. The community presentation of "Cyrano" will be held on Thursday evening in the Lunda Theatre. The annual Lions Club pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday morning and the Troop send off will be held on Sunday afternoon. Beth Hansen, Sarah Staff, Todd Fendt, Shelly Severson and Sherri Torkelson will have a presentation at the Wisconsin Association of School Curriculum Directors conference. Al Barczak and Sherri Torkelson will be presenting an overview of the district's Alternative Education program at the WEAC Conference.

Discussion was held on the functional analysis activity.

Brian Stemper, science department chairperson, appeared to present a comprehensive report of the science department program review.

Jeff Pugh reported the School Law Seminar will be held on October 22 and the Legislative Issues Conference will be held on November 13.

Barb Sedelbauer reported on the WASB regional meeting she attended last week.

The Board Policy Committee presented the following policies for their 1st reading by the board:

531.2 Speech Pathologist

531.4 School Psychologist

532.3 Professional Staff Benefits

532.41 Military Leave

542.3 Classified Staff Fringe Benefits

542.4 Classified Staff Leaves

Mike Johnson moved to adjourn at 7:30 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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