October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007

Meeting # 6

MINUTES OF MEETING # 6 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON OCTOBER 15, 2007 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM.

Board Members Present: Ken Artis, Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal

Board Members Absent: None

The meeting was called to order by President Don Mathews at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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 11, 2007 .

Paul Bohac moved to approve the consent agenda. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried. The consent agenda included the September meeting minutes, monthly expenditures, and the employment of Stephanie Greenwold, elementary guidance counselor and Theresa Bulin, Gifted/Talented Resource teacher.

Motion carried.

Sue Leadholm, guidance counselor presented information on the state’s new guidance curriculum titled the Comprehensive School Counseling Model. The model establishes standards and performance benchmarks along the lines of the assessed areas found in the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exams (WKCE).

Ramie Bakken moved to accept the Mission Statement and standards associated with the Model. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The 2007-08 budget modifications and certification of the 2007-08 tax levy will not take place tonight as the state budget has not been set yet. As soon as the district receives the information from the DPI certifying the amount of state aid they are scheduled to receive, a special meeting will be scheduled to set the levy. Most likely this will happen later this month.

The Board interviewed the four (4) individuals that have completed the application process for the board vacancy. The candidates are: Cory Fisher, Jay Toth, Ron Wirtz, and Cory Myher.

Ron Wirtz was elected by the Board to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Paul Bohac. Mr. Wirtz will begin his term on December 21, 2007 .

Bill Waughtal moved to delete policy 185.2 Board Assessment Committee from the district’s policy manual. The Curriculum and Instruction Committee has taken on the duties previously assigned to the Assessment Committee. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that a new Charter School application is being completed. The district is involved in the 2nd year of the ProActive Wellness program. Red Ribbon Awareness Week is next week. WKCE testing is taking place in October and November; Access testing will take place in December.

Strategic Plan update – The district is focusing on high academic standards and facilities for the future.

Patty Harelson presented the results of the English/Language Arts program review.

WASB report – Ramie Bakken reported on the Legal Issues workshop she attended at CESA # 4. Don Mathews reported the results of the Board Self Assessment survey.

Athletic Boosters request for a fundraiser and discussion on summer camps took place at the Policy Committee Meeting, along with the request to delete Policy 185.2 Board Assessment Committee from the district’s policy manual.

Future agenda items:

Ho-Chunk Charter School

Core agenda items

Ramie Bakken moved to adjourn to closed session under section 19.85 (1)(c) to review superintendent Applications at 7:30 p.m. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion.

Ayes: Ken Artis, Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned to closed session.

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