September 17, 2007

September 17, 2007

Meeting # 5

MINUTES OF MEETING # 5 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON SEPTEMBER 17, 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, Bill Waughtal

Board Members Absent: Barb Sedelbauer

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 September 13, 2007 .

Public Comment – Dave Meyer presented a collection of sports memorabilia he would like stored at the district office. A place will be set aside at the district office to store these materials.

Emily Jordan, high school student, presented a report on her recent election as National Vice-President of Finance of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Emily was elected to the position during the FCCLA National Convention this summer.

Jeff Walker, transportation supervisor, stated that the air was let out of all the tires on the buses, either by stems being cut or letting the air out of them. There was a considerable amount of community and staff support to get the tires fixed and the buses ready to go again. Thanks to all who helped in this effort.

Jon Warmke stated that some of the staff members stayed at school this morning to help with the students that were dropped off and were unaware that school had been cancelled.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the consent agenda. Ramie Bakken seconded the motion. Motion carried. The consent agenda included the August meeting minutes, August 27 special meeting minutes, monthly expenditures, resignation of Sherryl Gingerich, special education teacher at the high school effective January 22, 2008, and gifts from the Lunda Charitable Trust.

Motion carried.

Ramie Bakken moved to adopt the revision to Article V H, 3, relative to Professional Development Plans, of the Black River Falls Education Association contract as presented. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Ramie Bakken moved to approve the recommendation of the Business Services Committee to commit a pledge of $1,000 per year for five years to assist with the construction of new ball fields at the Lunda Park . Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bill Waughtal moved to approve the proposed plan to select a person to fill the vacancy on the school board due to the resignation of Paul Bohac. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Ramie Bakken moved to approve Policy 830, Use of District Facilities and Other Properties, as presented. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Paul Bohac moved to approve a request of Michael Doud to allow a non-resident student to attend school in BRF and to have tuition waived for the first grading period. Ken Artis seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the school year was off to a good start, other than today with the bus incident. Friday is the 3rd Friday Count Date and parents are encouraged to have their children attending school that day.

Dave Roou, middle school principal, requested the hiring of an assistant middle school wrestling coach.

The general consensus of the board was to allow the addition of an assistant wrestling coach.

WASB – October 16 is the Fall Regional Meeting in Holmen. There is a Legal Issues seminar on September 27 at CESA #4. Lois Corey and Ramie Bakken plan to attend. There is also a Legislative Issues Conference coming up and Ramie Bakken plans to attend. The WASB State Convention will be held in January. Ramie Bakken and Lois Corey plan to attend.

Business Services Committee – As stated, the business services would like to make a contribution to assist with the construction of new ball fields at the Lunda Park .

Future agenda items:

Core agenda items

Lois Corey moved to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Ramie Bakken seconded the motion.

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

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.

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