May 17

Black River Falls Board of Education

May 17,2004

Meeting # 14

MINUTES OF MEETING NO. 14 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON MAY 17, 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 6:00 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 May 13, 2004.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Election of Officers was held. The following were elected as officers for the next year:

President: Jeff Pugh

Vice President: Lois Corey

Clerk: Barb Sedelbauer

Treasurer: Don Mathews

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the consent agenda items with the addition of Carol Nortman as department head for business education/family & consumer education and Dave Johnson as head girls' basketball coach. Mike Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Members of the FCCLA presented their program that has qualified them for national competition. Melissa Ernst, Maya Peterson, and Krystal Kostohryz received the top gold in the category National Programs in Action with their Financial Fitness Project Reality Day. The three (3) students will advance to National Competition to be held in Chicago July 11-15. This is the first time Black River Falls FCCLA has qualified for advancement to national competition.

Mike Johnson moved to approve the following board policies:

112 Nondiscrimination

411 Equal Educational Opportunities

511 Equal Employment Opportunities

343.2 Youth Options Program

523.5 HIPAA Privacy Policy

840 Grants and Gifts from Outside Sources

Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Mackenzie moved to approve the Youth Options requests as presented. Mike Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mike Johnson moved to keep the committee structure as it is at the present time. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mike Johnson moved to have Jeff Pugh continue to be the WASB Public Policy Correspondent and delegate to the WASB school board convention. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried..

Discussion was held on the 2004-05 budget - Dennis Richards and Jill Collins explained the budget requests for 2004-05 that had not been approved at previous meetings. As Black River Falls is one of the 98 low spending districts in the State, the current revenue limit law allows for a revenue limit increase. Jill also explained that the various levels of revenue limit growth also come with varying degrees of tax levy impact.

Mike Johnson moved to proceed with the planning stages of the budget using the Scenario II summary and to accept the budget requests as presented. Paul Bohac seconded the motion.

Roll call vote: Ayes - Paul Bohac, Mike Johnson, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer

Nays - Lois Corey, Barb Mackenzie, Don Mathews

Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the Honor Students Brunch was very successful and speakers included Governor Doyle's wife, former Miss Wisconsin and Todd Anderson. Tony Boerger and Rich Elrod were honored as outstanding teachers in the district. Jon Warmke, Dave Roou and Rosanne Weber will be attending the Gates Foundation Academy technology conference this summer. Graduation is Sunday May 30th. Barb Mackenzie and Don Mathews will hand out diplomas. Baccalaureate will be held on Wednesday, May 26.

Strategic Planning - Dennis Richards would like to renew the strategic plan. This could be discussed at the board summer planning meeting. Most recent strategic plans are 24-36 months instead of the longer range plans.

Board Goals update - The Results book has been successful for both administrators and department heads. Character Education goal is making progress.

The district has received a request from the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps to use the South lawn for marching practice and the West gym as sleeping quarters for the evenings of July 20-22. They will also use the locker rooms and restrooms. The Blue Stars will be using their own kitchen facilities and food and request minimal use of electricity and water for cooking. There is about 100 students and approximately 20-25 adults chaperoning and traveling with the corps. The district has been asked to waive the rental fees and custodial costs associated with this rental. Barb LeRoy, HS band director, will be offering a MS and HS "band camp" during the Blue Stars stay, in which our students will be able to interact and learn from the several Blue Stars directors and talented participants.

Mike Johnson moved to waive the rental fee and custodial fees for the Blue Star Drum & Bugle Corps with the understanding that they would clean up before they leave and that the district band director would oversee the group. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Title I program - The elementary principals have a plan in place to help the students that need additional instruction in reading/language arts and math due to the reduction of one (1) Title I teacher.

LMC Staffing - The LMC's will continue to have a half (1/2) time certified LMC director and a full-time LMC aide in each of the elementary schools for the 2004-05 school year. The high school and middle school each have a full-time certified LMC director and a full-time LMC aide.

CORE Agenda - Discussion was held on the CORE agenda. A few minor changes were made to the agenda and Mike Johnson would like to see the issue of Non-Represented Staff Compensation moved to a meeting earlier in the year. This item will be added to the June agenda as an action item.

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

523.2 Staff Physical Examinations

531.3 Library Media Center Director (Changed in most recent program review)

533 Professional Staff Recruiting/Hiring

Curriculum & Instruction Committee - Lois Corey reported on the discussion that was held at their most recent meeting. Items discussed were the summer school plan, textbook approval, youth options, and the ESEA evaluation process.

Business Services Committee - Jill Collins reported that discussion was held on the Fair Labor Standards Act at their most recent meeting.

Future agenda items:

CORE Agenda change - Non-Represented Staff Compensation

Mike Johnson moved to adjourn to closed session under Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(c) (e) & (f) to discuss the BRFESPA negotiations for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 school years, to act on an employee performance review, and to consider social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, or the investigation of charges against specific persons which, if discussed in public would likely have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations at 7:40 p.m. The Board will be discussing whether to reconsider the expulsion orders issued on May 10, 2004.

Barb Sedelbauer 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 closed session.

Barb Sedelbauer, Clerk

Barb Prochaska, Recording Secretary


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