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New Richmond School Board, Dec. 17, 2008

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New Richmond School Board, Dec. 17, 2008
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

School Board Proceedings

New Richmond District

New Richmond, Wisconsin

Superintendent: Morrie Veilleux

Director of Fiscal & Building Operations: Brian Johnston

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President: Rick Hinz Treasurer: Marty Wold

Vice President: Greg Gartner Clerk: Chris Skoglund

Board Members:

Marilyn Duerst Dr. Neal Melby Bryan Schafer

official proceedings of the board of education

regular School District Office Community Room

Board meeting December 17, 2008

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, Rick Hinz, Neal Melby, Bryan Schafer, Chris Skoglund, Marty Wold

Board Members Absent: Greg Gartner

Administration Present: Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Deb Heyerdahl

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

OPEN FORUM: None.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

Monthly Bill Auditing

Bryan Schafer 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.

Property Tax Charge Backs

Board members were given information on property tax charge backs from the City of New Richmond in the amount of $28,682.27.

Approval of Price Increase for Secondary Meal and Milk Break

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the recommendation for secondary hot lunch and milk break price increases as presented in document 1.c. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA:

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

• Resignation from extra-curricular positions of Jodi Markowski from Destination Imagination coordinator at the high school effective Dec. 1, 2008 and Jessica Mitchell from High School assistant Frosh basketball coaching position;

• Hire of Karen Johnson to 3 hour/day EIS teacher assistant at Starr Elementary;

• Hire to extra-curricular positions for the 2008-2009 school year of Derrick Anderson to High School assistant wrestling coach (1/4 position), Shaun Bird to High School assistant wrestling coach (1/4 position), Kyle Hinrichs to High School assistant wrestling coach (1/4 position), Brandon Merkt to High School assistant wrestling coach (1/4 position), Savanah Oelfjen to High School girls frosh basketball coaching position, Tara Van Eperen-Waldorf to Middle School newspaper advisor;

• Preliminary Notice of Non-Renewal per Article X., Section H of the Master Agreement for Dianne Albarado, Heather Boe and Pamela Norton;

• Monthly bills for November/December in the amount of $1,037,154.14 and construction account checks in the amount of $2,872,958.22;

• Minutes of previous school board meetings (November 17, 2008 Regular Board Meeting, December 1, 2008 Board Work Session, December 9, 2008 Special Board Meeting);

• Approval of Ed Foundation's Jack Record Star Grants in the amount of $2,250.00.

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve consent agenda items as presented. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

Deb Heyerdahl, Director of Curriculum & Instruction presented a draft of the 5-Year Curriculum Plan for the 2008-2013 school years.

FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

School Facilities Construction Project Hillside Elementary Project

• Approval of Change Orders

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the following change orders for Hillside Elementary: PCO #116 - B & B Electric Inc. with a decrease of $284,493.00; PCO #128 - B & B Electric Inc. with a decrease of $107,207.00; PCO #139 - A-1 Excavating with an increase of $7,060.00. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

High School Project

• Approval of Change Orders

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following change orders for the high school project: PCO #38 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with an increase of $1,383.00; PCO #43 - Century Fence Co. with a decrease of $2,625.00; PCO #44 - Monarch Paving Co. with an increase of $9,770.00; PCO #45 - B & B Electric Inc. with an increase of $11,153.00; PCO #47 - B & B Electric Inc. with a decrease of $3,596.00; PCO #52 - Wenzel Plymouth Plumbing, LLC with a decrease of $48,529.00; PCO #54 - Tekton Construction Co. with an increase of $708.00; PCO #60 - W. Neal Slate Co. with an increase of $4,400.00. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

Approval of Agreement with Minnesota Elevator, Inc.

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the agreement with Minnesota Elevator, Inc. in the amount of $67,488.00 as presented. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

Richmond Way Budget Review Budget Update

District Administrator Morrie Veilleux presented the Board with an updated budget spreadsheet.

Approval of Change Order

Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve contract change order number 2 with A-1 Excavating, Inc. with an increase of $94,140.11 as presented in document 4.b. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

Transportation Consultant Report

The Board discussed the Strategic and Financial Management Services Student Transportation Study Progress Report dated December 9, 2009 that was done by The Watson Consulting Group.

PERSONNEL

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the 2007-09 Paraprofessional/Paraeducator Contract Agreement as presented. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

POLICY & PLANNING

Use of Cameras and Other Recording Devices in Locker Rooms - Policy & Rule 826

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the first reading of Policy 826 - Use of Cameras and Other Recording Devices in Locker Rooms as presented in the draft dated 12/17/08. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

Admission of Foreign Students - Policy & Rule 422.1

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the first reading of Policy 422.1 - Admission of Foreign Students as presented in document 5.b. Marty Wold seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

Discussion of 2008-09 Board Goals: Action Plan

The Board reviewed the 2008-09 Board Goals: Action Plan document and an action step was added under Goal 3.1.

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Committee Updates

• A tentative Food Service negotiation meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 14th for an initial meeting to exchange offers;

• There have been ongoing discussions with the teachers. They would like to meet with Morrie Veilleux next week.

Schedule Work Session

• A work session is scheduled for January 7th. Board members will meet with Stu Waller of Neola to review the 9000 section of the policies.

• An expulsion hearing needs to be scheduled. Tentative dates for the hearing are January 6th or January 8th.

• Board members were given a letter from Morrie Veilleux regarding the administrator's contract renewal deadline.

• Michael Zuehl, one of the Hudson School District students involved in the vandalism to New Richmond school property sent an apology letter to the Board as part of his court-ordered obligation.

OTHER BUSINESS

Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Report - (Skoglund)

Clerk Chris Skoglund asked Board members to let her know if they had any strong feelings against any of the resolutions proposed for the Wisconsin State Educators Convention in Milwaukee on January 21-23.

CESA #11 Board Report - (Duerst)

No report.

Board Meeting Evaluation

President Hinz asked Board members to fill out the evaluation forms and leave with Julie Koop.

ADJOURNMENT

Marty Wold made a motion to adjourn at 8:57 p.m. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk

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