SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOMERSET
SOMERSET SCHOOL BOARD | REGULAR SESSION
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018 | 7:00 P.M.
LEARNING CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM
639 SUNRISE DRIVE, SOMERSET, WI 54025
Board President, Marie Colbeth, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
All present stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call was taken. Bruce Baillargeon, Katie Thurmes, Marie Colbeth, Bob Gunther, Catherine Cranston and Lorri Baillargeon were present. Courtney Kurkowski was absent. This was done before special session.
Colbeth reviewed the District Mission, Core Values, and Protocol Reminders.
Approve the agenda. Motion passed unanimously. This was done at special session.
Student, Staff, & Community Recognition
Coach Todd Myers recognized the Golf Coaches Association of WI Academic All State Honorees, Jake Wittstock and Dominic Abbott.
2018 Somerset School District Retirees were recognized for their years of service to the district. In attendance were Mary Anne Crawford, Cheryl Ek and Lorri Baillargeon.
Colbeth recessed at 7:15.
Reconvened at 7:27.
Bezek spoke about Pam Phillipi's first day with the district and will let Bezek know next week what other help is needed at Elementary School. Sheridan passed her Superintendent License exam. Bezek spoke to John Melvin about the Police Liaison officer position. Wold is coming in to district regarding facility assessment. Bezek is Researching groups for referendum surveys. McGrath handbook work should be done by end of July. July 25 joint village meeting and Bezek will be attending, invited board to attend as well. License renewals will be addressed this fall. Bezek also spoke about the conference he recently attended and the topic of the teacher shortage.
Gerberding shared the revenue document was incomplete at this time and was not included.
School Board Member Reports:
Bridging Somerset: meeting is upcoming, talked about including Star Prairie Township.
CESA 11: Nothing to share.
Community Education: Calendar will be out mid August.
Employee Council: Nothing to share.
Somerset Scholarship: L. Baillargeon reported they met in July, there is new criteria to judge applications.
Gunther to provide village updates.
B. Baillargeon to provide Wold updates.
L. Baillargeon and Thurmes to continue work on policies.
No one came forward.
Educational Delivery and Learner Connectedness
___ moved with a second by ____ to approve the 2018-19 All School Handbook.
___ moved with a second by ____ to approve the 2018-19 Middle School Handbook.
___ moved with a second by ____ to approve the 2018-19 High School Handbook.
Approval of the handbooks was removed at the start of the meeting: Thurmes moved with a second by L. Baillargeon to approve the agenda. Motion passed unanimously with the removal of the approval of item 4, Recommend the School Board Approve the 2018-19 All School Handbook, Recommend the School Board Approve the 2018-19 Middle School Handbook and Recommend the School Board Approve the 2018-19 High School Handbook.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
2017-18 Seclusion and Restraint Report: Bohatta spoke of the seclusion and restraint rules.
Custodial / Kleenmark Discussion: Gerberding spoke of $138K increase to the Kleenmark contract. This would put the cleaners at a marketable rate and would allow for an additional FTE. Discussion ensued on topic with Gerberding, George Leopold and the school board. The costs to bring the jobs in house versus using an outside vendor were discussed. Cranston moved to go to RFP as soon as possible for custodial services with a second by Gunther. Upon roll call vote: B.Baillargeon yes, Thurmes no, Colbeth yes, Gunther yes, Cranson yes, L. Baillargeon yes. Motion passed 5-1.
Services and Facilities
B. Baillargeon moved with a second by Cranston to approve the 2018-19 Meal Prices. Motion passed unanimously.
Thurmes moved with a second by Gunther to approve the Additional Athletic / Activity Positions as presented. Motion amended to table this item. Item tabled.
______ moved with a second by to approve the 2018-19 All School Handbook. This was removed, see above.
Approve the Updates to Policy Series 5000, Series 6000, Series 7000, Series 8000, and Series 9000 as presented. This whole motion was changed to: Colbeth moved with second by Thurmes to approve the following policies: 5111, 5341, 5460.01, 7430 (with one change), 2107 this number changed to 2117, 8310, 8320. Motion passed unanimously.
5421 Cannot discuss as not enough time
5530 Check all the boxes and motion will be approved. L. Baillargeon moved with second by Thurmes to approve 5530 with all boxes checked. Motion passed unanimously.
5780: Thurmes moved with second by Gunther. Motion passed unanimously
6800: L. Baillargeon stated last sentence should have business manager checked. L Baillargeon moved with second by Thurmes. Motion Passed unanimously.
7000 policies are on hold.
7540.04 to work session
7540.06 has been sent to IT.
8500 to work session
8510 to admin team.
8531 checking 'shall seek out and apply'. L Baillargeon moved with the addition of checking 'shall seek out and apply' second by Thurmes. Motion Passed unanimously.
8605, remove on the highway. Thurmes moved with second by Colbeth to remove on the highway. Motion Passed unanimously.
9130, hold as long discussion is needed.
9160 page 2 of final paragraph, change in title only. L. Baillargeon moved with second by Thurmes. Motion Passed unanimously.
Thurmes moved with a second by Gunther to approve updates to 5113.01-Part Time Open Enrollment as amended, Motion passed unanimously.
Approve updates to 5136-Personal Communication Devices. TABLED, need list from admin.
Approve updates to 5136.01-Electronic Equipment. TABLED, Need list from admin.
Approve updates to 5310.01-Emergency Nursing Services TABLED. Questions on this to Bezek.
L. Baillargeon moved with a second by Thurmes to approve updates to 5771-Search and Seizure with the addition of "Assistant Principal". Motion passed unanimously.
Engaging the Community Through Partnerships:
Reminder of meeting on July 25 that Bezek and Gunther will be attending.
Gunther moved with a second by Thurmes to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion passed unanimously.
Next meetings Aug 6 and 20.
Once Around Table:
L. Baillargeon would like to move more slowly on policies.
Thurmes would like policies to be reviewed by admin team prior to being brought to meetings.
B. Baillargeon: cannot get through as many policies as were presented. Also Mcgrath support staff items on agenda soon.
Gunther: would like to move regular session time to be starting at 6:00 pm.
Gunther moved with a second by B. Baillargeon to adjourn at 8:49 motion passed unanimously.
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