August 18

Black River Falls School Board Minutes: August 18, 2003

Meeting # 3


Board Members Present: Lois Corey, Mike Johnson, Barb Mackenzie, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh, Barb Sedelbauer, Wayne Torkelson

Board Members Absent: None

The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Pugh at 7:00 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 August 14, 2003.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Lois Corey moved to approve the consent agenda as presented. Mike Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Jeff Pugh requested that thank you letters be sent to the donors of the gifts.

Michelle Kloser, nutrition services supervisor presented a report on irradiated meat products. The products will be available to school districts starting in January 2004. The Board will consider whether to purchase irradiated meat products when they become available in January.

Discussion was held on the 2003-04 board goal – Program Review.

Mike Johnson moved to approve the following board policies:

# 221 District Administrator

#232 Middle School Principal

#236 Director of Curriculum and Instruction

343.1 Non-Traditional Credit Options

#521.2 Offensive Behavior

Wayne Torkelson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The annual meeting agenda was reviewed.

Lois Corey moved to approve the annual meeting agenda. Mike Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing will be held on Monday, August 25, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lunda Theatre.

Dr. Richards reported that there were four (4) burglaries at the high school and middle school this summer. There are one or more suspects in custody at this time. The fall sports teams are practicing as well as the band.

Tribal School update – Dr. Richards was unable to make contact with anyone in regard to the Tribal School.

ADA requirements – Dr. Richards has checked with legal counsel in regard to Section 504 and ADA requirements. Brad Simonson, HSR Architects, has been contacted to evaluate the district office to see what would need to be done to make the building handicap accessible. He will provide information and sketches to be reviewed by the Business Services Committee.

Don Mathews moved to hold the regular board meetings at the High School in the LMC due to accessibility issues at the district office. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, September 22, 2003.

It was also determined that the committee meetings should be held in a handicap accessible location.

The next committee (Policy and Business Services) meetings will be held on Monday, September 15, 2003. The time and place will be determined and will be posted in the notice of the meetings.

The district has advertised for a 60% time LMC director but has been unable to locate a qualified person.

Barb Sedelbauer moved to continue to seek applicants to fill the 60% time LMC director position by the September Board meeting. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6-1 vote.

WASB report – Jeff Pugh reported that the WASB Fall meeting would be held on October 15th at Logan High School. Interested board members should contact Barb Prochaska to register to attend. Barb Mackenzie stated she plans to attend.

Board Policy Committee report – The following policies are presented for their 1st reading by the full board:

# 223 Administrator Contracts

# 234 Director of Business Services

# 241 Nutrition Services Supervisor

# 242 Buildings and Grounds Supervisor

# 243 Transportation Supervisor

These policies will be brought before the board for final approval at the September meeting.

Barb Sedelbauer reported on the other activities that the policy committee is working on at this time, including the volunteer policy and the superintendent evaluation document.

Barb Mackenzie thanked Barb Sedelbauer for her presentation prior to the Board meeting regarding the WASB Leadership Academy she attended.

Future agenda items:

Committee Reports

At-Risk Plans

ADA Accessibility

Don Mathews moved to adjourn at 8:08 p.m. Mike Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.

Barb Sedelbauer, Clerk
Barb Prochaska, Recording Secretary

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