July 16, 2007

July 16, 2007

Meeting # 1

MINUTES OF MEETING # 1 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BLACK RIVER FALLS ON JULY 16, 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 July 12, 2007.

Lois Corey moved to approve the consent agenda. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried. The consent agenda included the June meeting minutes, monthly expenditures, the resignation of Jennifer Kriesel, early childhood special education teacher, gifts from the Krohn Clinic to be used for athletic training medical supplies and $17,000 from the Ho-Chunk Nation to support the Title VII program and restore it to its 2006-07 level of staffing, and the FFA field trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in October.

Randi Arneson, School Nurse, presented the Nurse’s Annual Report. The report summarized a wealth of information about the services provided by the school nurse and by the aides and secretaries that act as first aid assistants.

Liz Lund, Black River Memorial Hospital employee, addressed the board regarding the Worksite Wellness Grant involving the school district and various other employers in the area. The program promotes the establishment and maintenance of healthy lifestyles.

Discussion was held on the Athletic Code and Co-Curricular Handbook. The board wants to know who the members of the athletic appeal committee are before approving the changes to the Athletic Code and Co-Curricular Handbook. Action on this item was tabled until the next meeting to allow time to receive clarification of the athletic appeal committee members.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the revisions to the HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) policy as presented. Ramie Bakken seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bill Waughtal moved to approve the 2006-07 Budget Revisions as presented. Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Jill Collins, acting superintendent, reported that Emily Jordan, member of our FCCLA organization, has been selected to the National Executive Council for FCCLA for the 2007-08 school year. Emily is one of 10 students elected to represent over 250,000 students in FCCLA nationwide. She also stated that Wisconsin hasn’t had a National Officer since 1997. Congratulations to Emily!

She also reported the summer projects are continuing and the buildings are being cleaned.

The following policies are presented for 1st reading from the Policy Committee:

731.2 Electronic Surveillance of Public Areas of School Buildings and Grounds outlining the District’s position on video surveillance cameras and the procedures that will be used to view recordings, retain video and to notify the public of the existence of surveillance equipment in the District.

751.21 Use of Video Monitoring Systems on School Buses is similar to 731.2 and codifies existing practices as cameras have been on selected school buses for several years.

These policies have the support of the policy committee. In addition to the high school athletic code and co-curricular handbook revisions, the committee also discussed the facility agreement between the district and the local arts organizations. Other items discussed were students using supplements and visitors at lunch time in the schools.

Nick Brylla, Lunda Theatre Coordinator, presented the annual Lunda Theatre Report. The theatre continues to maintain a busy schedule with several dates having multiple events scheduled. 

Aaron Epps and Kaleb Milnthorpe presented the Tiger Investment Club report. They reported that the Club had a net income of $9,000 this year that allowed for the purchase of some TI 84 calculators, DVD projectors, and a GPS tracking device. The club members thanked Milt and Lydia Lunda for their additional $10,000 contribution to the Tiger Investment Club.

Future agenda items:

Core agenda items

WKCE test results

Textbook adoption

Ken Artis moved to adjourn at 7:08 p.m. Lois Corey 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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