August 20, 2007

August 20, 2007

Meeting # 3

MINUTES OF MEETING # 3 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON AUGUST 20, 2007 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM.

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

Board Members Absent: Lois Corey

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 August 16, 2007.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the consent agenda. Ken Artis seconded the motion. Motion carried. The consent agenda included the July meeting minutes, August 13 special meeting minutes, monthly expenditures, fund raising requests, annual operating resolutions, and two shared services agreements.

Motion carried.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the Local Government Property Insurance Fund Resolution as presented. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the Annual Meeting Agenda. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried. The annual meeting will be held on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lunda Theatre.

Ramie Bakken moved to approve policy and rule 731.2, Electronic Surveillance of Public Areas of School buildings and Grounds and Policy 751.21 Use of Video Monitoring on School Buses. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to approve the adoption of the Houghton Mifflin series called “Math Expressions” textbooks for the elementary students. Ramie Bakken seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Ramie Bakken moved to ratify the 2007-09 Master Agreement between the Board of Education and the Black River Falls Education Association (BRFEA) contingent on BRFEA ratification of the contract. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Jill Collins reported that the new teacher workshop will be held on August 23. The re-construction meeting was held and work has begun at Forrest Street School. Lockers at the high school are completed. Automatic sinks have been installed at Forrest Street. Surveillance cameras are being installed at the high school. KinderKamp was held August 6-10 and was a success. There are about 140 students registered for kindergarten this year. There are four (4) foreign exchange students joining the high school this year. The students are from Germany, France and Brazil. 

Sherri Torkelson presented an overview of the standardized student assessments, WKCE, MAP, and SAGE that are administered to students in the district. She explained their purpose, how progress is measured and how the results are used. The tests also identify areas that students may need to improve in.

WASB – There are several conferences coming up that board members may be interested in attending including the Fall Regional Meeting, Personnel Management & Employment Law Seminar, WASB School Law Seminar and Legislative Issues Conference. Board members interested in attending any of these conferences should contact Barb Prochaska or Jill Collins to register.

The policy committee presented revisions on Policy 830, Use of District Facilities and Other Properties, for a 1st reading. The changes are intended to better organize the cross-references for rules, exhibits and appendices as they relate to the different facilities. The revisions separate the general facility use from the Lunda Theatre and the Lunda Recreation Center.

Future agenda items:

Core agenda items

Ramie Bakken moved to adjourn at 6:50 p.m. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion.

Ayes: Ken Artis, Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac,

Don Mathews, Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.

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