April 17

April 17, 2006

Meeting # 13


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

Board Members Absent: None

The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Pugh at 6:00 p.m.

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 April 13, 2006.

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Paul Bohac moved to approve the consent agenda items with the addition of the employment of Chad Anderson, Assistant Baseball Coach and Tom Leadholm, Head Girls’ Basketball Coach, the retirements of Kathy Stetzer, 3rd grade teacher, Susan Marose, 3rd grade teacher, Joan Higgins, kindergarten teacher and the resignation of Jason Janke, Head Boys’ Basketball Coach. Lois Corey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Don Mathews moved to approve Policy 425 Non-Resident District Full-Time Enrollment and 535.1 Volunteer Coaches/Advisors as presented. Bill Waughtal seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Budget Development – Jill Collins explained that the district will be adding an additional 1st grade position, eliminating one 5th and one 2nd grade teaching position, and reducing the total elementary staffing by one (1) teaching position for the 2006-07 school year.

Bus Garage Remodeling project revisions were explained by Mark Clark, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor. The revisions will include adding an addition for the FFA storage shed and removal of the existing FFA storage shed which will give the district more storage area vertically. Bill Waughtal moved to approve the proposed revisions and accept the bid from Tessmer Construction in the amount of $194,000 for the project.

Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the WIAA Annual Meeting Resolutions. Board members were all in favor of the WIAA Annual Meeting Resolutions. Jim Hornby, athletic director, will represent the district at the WIAA Annual Meeting and will cast the district’s vote on the resolutions.

Lois Corey was nominated as the CESA Annual Meeting Delegate. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Jeff Pugh announced that Dr. Richards will be honored as having been a superintendent for thirty (30) years at the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) Convention on Wednesday, April 26.

Dr. Richards reported that the track project schedule will be as follows:

May 4 – Bids due

May 22 – Construction begins

August 18 – Project completion

He also reported that the Coulee Region Art Exhibit is being held at the Pump House in La Crosse until April 28th. The district has many art exhibits on display. The elementary principals will have a transition day on May 18 so students will be able to visit the school building they will be attending next year; the 5th grade students will be visiting the middle school. Next week is Native American Awareness Week and there will be various activities throughout the district.

Native American Parent Involvement Policy 811.1 – Discussion was held on this policy and it will be sent to the Policy Committee to determine if any changes are needed at this time.

Paperless Board meetings will be tried at the next board meeting along with a paper packet to determine if this method would be feasible.

The Oath of Office was administered to:

Paul Bohac

Don Mathews

Barb Sedelbauer

Lois Corey suggested that board members provide reports of seminar and workshop activities they attend. The Board agreed to begin providing the reports.

Don Mathews reported that the policy committee worked on a School Wellness Policy required for participation in the federal School Nutrition Program. Among the key points included in the policy and rules is a plan to remove all soda machines that are accessible to students from district schools by next fall. The policy would also limit the types of snacks sold in vending machines and provide guidance to groups selling food items in fund-raising activities. The committee also reaffirmed the existing policy and procedures guiding district sponsored summer camps.

Future agenda items:

CORE agenda

Lois Corey moved to adjourn to executive session under Sec. 19.85 (1(c) Wis. Stats. to discuss contract negotiations and administrative compensation at 7:12 p.m. Don Mathews seconded the motion.

Ayes: Ramie Bakken, Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Don Mathews, Jeff Pugh,

Barb Sedelbauer, Bill Waughtal

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned to closed session.

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