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New Richmond Board of Education Proceedings

Friday, May 1, 2009 - 3:20pm

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION School Board Proceedings

New Richmond District New Richmond, Wisconsin

Superintendent: Morrie Veilleux Director of Fiscal & Building Operations: Brian Johnston

President: Rick Hinz Treasurer: Marty Wold

Vice President: Greg Gartner Clerk: Chris Skoglund

Board Members: Marilyn Duerst Dr. Neal Melby Bryan Schafer

REGULAR SCHOOL District Office Community Room BOARD MEETING March 16, 2009

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Hinz in accordance with notice given the New Richmond News and WIXK Radio.

ROLL CALL: Board Members Present: Marilyn Duerst, Greg Gartner, Rick Hinz, Neal Melby, Chris Skoglund, Marty WoldBoard Members Absent: Bryan Schafer Administration Present: Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Deb Heyerdahl, Jeff Moberg, Doug Hatch, Steve Wojan, Frank Norton, Greg Gentle

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Additions to the agenda included: Consent Agenda - Approval of Ed Foundation's Jack Reckord Star Grants in the amount of $2,949.97; Facilities and Transportation - High School Project - Approval of the agreement with Haldeman-Homme. Neal Melby made a motion to approve the agenda with the additions as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

OPEN FORUM: None.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS Monthly Bill Auditing Rick Hinz and Marilyn Duerst met with Brian Johnston, Director of Fiscal and Building Operations before the regular meeting to review the monthly bills and found everything to be in order. Consideration and Action on Budget Reallocation Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the budget reallocation as outlined in document 1.b. Marty Wold seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA: Appointments, Reassignments, Resignations, Compensation, Adjustments; Approval of Monthly Bills; Approval of Minutes; Grant/Gift Approvals

• Hire of Jessica Dunlap, Shelli Fehrman, Jeff Kanewischer, Lori Klingler, John Larson, Cheryl Laux, Josh Martinson, Noreen Mason, Lynnete McCarty, Rick Montreal, Maryjo Peirson, Linda Reuvers, Ashley Rogge, Heather Thoe, Tara VanEperen, Tim Wall and Josiah Wilson to 6th grade camp chaperone positions for 2008-2009 school year;

• Hire to extra-curricular position of Stephanie Klecker to High School assistant freshman softball coaching position for the 2008-09 school year;

• Extra-curricular contract adjustments for Derrick Anderson, Shaun Bird and Kyle Hinrichs, high school assistant wrestling coaches from 1/4 position to 1/3 position;

• Monthly bills for February/March in the amount of $997,420.84 and construction account checks in the amount of $1,608,264.65;

• Minutes of previous school board meetings (February 16, 2009 Regular Board Meeting, March 2, 2009 Board Work Session);

• Approval of Ed Foundation's Jack Record Star Grants in the amount of $2,949.97. Neal Melby made a motion to approve consent agenda items as presented. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION New Course Proposals for 2009-2010 Jess Ferguson, Curriculum Coordinator, presented proposals for three new courses at the high school. Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the addition of Advanced Drawing, Advanced Placement Statistics and Freshman Family Consumer Education at the high school as presented. Greg Gartner seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. Charter School Discussion Deb Heyerdahl, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, presented the Board with handouts with information on charter school planning. The deadline for the Charter School Planning Grant Funds is April 15, 2009. Marty Wold made a motion to allow the administrative team to further explore options outside of current curriculum including a charter school. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. Approval of Youth Options Greg Gartner made a motion to approve the application for the youth options program for the first semester of the 2009-10 school year as presented for a total cost of $1,501.50. Motion carried 6-0. Approval of Open Enrollment Applications for 2009-2010 School Year Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the incoming and outgoing open enrollment applications for the 2009-2010 school year as presented in document 3.d. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. Virtual Education Programming Deb Heyerdahl presented the Board with handouts with options for virtual education programming for the 2009-10 school year for grades 6-12. K-5 Projected Enrollment Update Frank Norton presented the Board with handouts with projections for elementary class sizes for the 2009-2010 school year.

FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION School Facilities Construction Project

Hillside Elementary Project • Approval of Change Orders Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the following change orders for Hillside Elementary: PCO #144 - Minnesota Valley Wholesale Inc. with a decrease of $10,216.00; PCO #147 - RTL Construction Inc. with a decrease of $163.00; PCO #148 - JWC Building Specialties, Inc. with a decrease of $42,081.00; PCO #152 - John A. Dalsin & Son, Inc. with an increase of $2,719.00; PCO #159 - Minnesota Valley Wholesale, Inc. with an increase of $5,775.00; PCO #161 - Resch's Tile, Inc. with an increase of $201.00; PCO #163 - Twin City Acoustics Inc. with an increase of $1,103.00; PCO #164 - Minnesota Valley Wholesale, Inc. with a decrease of $5,589.00; PCO #165 - Tri State Carpets with a decrease of $214.00. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 6- 0.

Starr Elementary Project • Approval of Change Orders Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following change orders for Starr Elementary: PCO #13R - Dell Construction Co. with a decrease of $7,809.00; PCO #26R - Dell

Construction Co. with an increase of $11,385.00; PCO #32R - Dell Construction Co. with a decrease of $3,094.00; PCO #35R - Wm. M. Heinz & Sons, Inc. with a decrease of $11,284.00; PCO #52R - Dell Construction Co. with a decrease of $19,408.00; PCO #66 - Dell Construction Co. with a decrease of $4,529.00; PCO #72 - LaForce, Inc. with a decrease of $225.00; PCO #73 - Carciofini Caulking Co. with an increase of $402.00; PCO #74 - St. Paul Linoleum & Carpet Co. with an increase of $1,303.00; PCO #75 - Twin City Acoustics Inc. with an increase of $6,638.00; PCO # 76 - Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. with an increase of $2,768.00; PCO #77 - Dell Construction Co. with an increase of $23,176.00. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

High School Project • Approval of Change OrdersMarilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the following change orders for the high school project: PCO #42 - Greenscape Companies, Inc. with an increase of $2,761.00; PCO #49 - Greenscape Companies, Inc. with a decrease of $127,801.00; PCO #71 - Greenscape Companies, Inc. with a decrease of $12,933.00; PCO #78 - Greenscape Companies, Inc. with a decrease of $15,511.00; PCO #87 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with an increase of $446.00; PCO #88 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with an increase of $1,204.00; PCO #91 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $3,015.00; PCO #92 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $12,881.00; PCO #93 - S. G. O. Roofing & Construction, LLC with a decrease of $12,646.00; PCO #94 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with a decrease of $30,747.00; PCO #96 - B & B Electric, Inc. with a decrease of $39,454.00; PCO #97 - B & B Electric, Inc. with an increase of $5,042.00; PCO #98 - Net Tel Communications with an increase of $2,414.00; PCO #99 - Nyen Excavating, Inc. with an increase of $2,240.00; PCO #101 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with an increase of $4,358.00; PCO #102 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with an increase of $2,650.00;PCO #104 - Construction Supply, Inc. with an increase of $125.00; PCO #105 - Valley Custom Welding with an increase of $5,320.00; PCO #106 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with an increase of $12,203.00; PCO #113 - S. G. O. Roofing & Construction, LLC with a decrease of $53,536.00. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. High School Principal, Jeff Moberg updated the Board on the progress of the high school project.

• Approval of Agreement with Haldeman-HommeNeal Melby made a motion to approve the agreement with Haldeman- Homme in the amount of $239,403.00 as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. Middle School Conversion Project Middle School Principal, Doug Hatch updated the Board on the high school to middle school conversion.

PERSONNEL Approve the Hire of Additional Soccer, Track & Baseball Coaching Staff for 2008-09 School Year Greg Gartner made a motion to approve the hiring of additional high school coaching staff for the 2008-09 school year including two baseball coaches, 2 track coaches and 1 girls soccer coach with an estimated cost of $15,000 as presented. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

POLICY & PLANNING Review of Policy Group 9000 Board members reviewed the first draft of policy group 9000. Update on Policy Book Review The Administrative team will be reviewing the first draft of policy groups 3000, 4000 and 5000 on Wednesday, March 18th.

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT Committee Updates

• Negotiations with the teacher's group are moving forward;

• There is a negotiations meeting with the Food Service on Tuesday, March 31st;

• Negotiations with the custodians, secretaries and paraprofessional/ paraeducators will be coming up. Work Session Planning

• A work session was scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2009. The Board will meet at the high school site at 5:00 p.m. for a walkthrough and then return to the District Office for the meeting. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Governmental Entities Network (GEN) A draft letter from the Board to the Governmental Entities Network was included in the Board packet. There is a GEN meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23rd at the District Office. Board Member Leave of Absence Board member Marty Wold was called to active duty and presented a request for a leave of absence beginning April 16, 2009 through redeployment in 2010. Greg Gartner made a motion to accept Marty Wold's leave of absence request as outlined in the letter dated March 16, 2009. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Yes - Duerst, Gartner, Hinz, Melby, Skoglund No - Abstain - Wold Motion carried 5-0-1

Education Stimulus Package Update District Administrator, Morrie Veilleux reported that not a lot of information is available yet. He has registered for grant applications and is getting information on the DPI website as to what is available. COPS Grant Program High School Principal Jeff Moberg provided an update on the COPS Grant Program. It allows municipalities to hire police officers for a liaison. Communications Informational handouts were given to Board members in their packets.

OTHER BUSINESS Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Report - (Skoglund) Chris Skoglund provided Board members with handouts including the 2009-11 State Budget Qualified Economic Offer Sample Resolution, 2009-11 State Budget Qualified Economic Offer Sample Letter and an article on the QEO. She asked Board members to review the documents for discussion at the next Board meeting. CESA #11 Board Report - (Duerst) Nominations are being sought from CESA for the State School District Boundary Appeal Board. Board Meeting Evaluation President Hinz asked Board members to fill out the evaluation forms and leave with Julie Koop. Neal Melby moved and Marty Wold seconded a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at 10:10 p.m. Yes - Duerst, Gartner, Hinz, Melby, Skoglund, Wold No - Motion carried 6-0.

ANTICIPATED EXECUTIVE SESSION Adjourn to closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1) (b) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. • Discuss Teacher Contract negotiations Progress

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION & TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION: The Board reconvened to open session at 11:02 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT Marty Wold made a motion to adjourn at 11:03 p.m. Greg Gartner

seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk

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