August 16

Black River Falls School Board Minutes for August 16, 2004

Meeting # 3

MINUTES OF MEETING NO. 3 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON AUGUST 16, 2004 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE HIGH SCHOOL LMC.

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

Board Members Absent: None

The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Pugh at 6:02 p.m.

Notices of the meeting were delivered to the Banner Journal, WWIS Radio Station and Melrose Chronicle and posted in three (3) public places on August 12, 2004.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

The Annual Meeting agenda was reviewed. Barb Mackenzie moved to approve the Annual Meeting agenda as presented. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lunda Theatre.

Considerable discussion took place in regard to the athletic code modifications. Don Mathews moved to approve the athletic code modifications as presented. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6-1 vote. Mike Johnson cast the dissenting vote.

Dr. Richards will check on the status of a handbook that would include the guidelines for extra curricular activities that are not athletic.

Dr. Richards reported that the teachers and other staff members would report for a full day on Wednesday, August 25. A workshop for teachers new to the district will be held on Tuesday, August 24. The annual breakfast and general staff session will be held on Thursday, August 26. Students will start the school year on Wednesday, September 1. A theft detection system has been installed in the high school LMC. The system was acquired through a grant from the 3M Company.

Sherri Torkelson presented an overview of the Advanced Placement test results. AP scores are used to monitor students' achievement levels and to gauge the quality of the instructional program.

Lois Corey presented a "Board Member Compensation Plan" that would change the way board members are paid. At this time board members are paid $1,400.00 per year. The plan that Lois will propose at the Annual Meeting on August 23 will be a "per meeting" payment. The compensation would vary depending on the type of meeting held. The plan would also have a $100.00 per year payment for the School Board President and the School Board Clerk as they have additional duties.

Jeff Pugh reported that the WASB Fall meeting would be held on October 12 in Westby. Board members interested in attending this meeting should contact Barb Prochaska at the district office to register.

Dr. Richards stated that there are planning grants available to study the feasibility of starting a 4-year old kindergarten program. Dr. Richards and Sherri Torkelson are interested in applying for the grant. The consensus of the board was to allow them to apply for the grant.

Future agenda items:

Extra Curricular Activities Handbook

Youth and Governance

Mike Johnson moved to adjourn at 7:05 p.m. Lois Corey seconded the motion.

Roll call vote:

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

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned to executive session.

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