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New Richmond School Board, Feb. 16, 2009
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New Richmond, 54017
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 February 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, Bryan Schafer, Chris Skoglund, Marty Wold

Board Members Absent: Neal Melby (arrived at 7:20 p.m.)

Administration Present: Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Deb Heyerdahl, Jeff Moberg, Doug Hatch, Steve Wojan

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

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

OPEN FORUM: None.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

Monthly Bill Auditing

Rick Hinz 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

Brian Johnston asked the Board to defer to this item to the March 16th meeting.

Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of $10,000,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009A.

Marty Wold made a motion to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of $10,000,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009A as presented. 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

• Hire of Tricia Schlict to additional 10 hour/week paraprofessional at Starr Elementary;

• Hire to extra-curricular positions for the 2008-2009 school year of Lori Klingler to Middle School track coaching position; Luis Sanchez to High School boys assistant tennis coaching position; Frank Segerstrom to High School boys assistant tennis coaching position;

• Monthly bills for January/February in the amount of $865,832.30 and construction account checks in the amount of $1,619,590.60;

• Minutes of previous school board meetings (January 19, 2009 Regular Board Meeting, January 28, 2009 Special Board Meeting, February 3, 2009 Board Work Session);

• Approval of the Project ADAM Training Grant;

• Approval of Community Foundation Grant for Gifted and Talented in the amount of $600.00.

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

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

Overview of MAP Testing

Deb Heyerdahl, Director of Curriculum and Instruction presented an update on the Winter 2009 MAP testing and provided handouts to the Board that included the current year's results and also longitudinal data from 2005-09.

Neal Melby arrived at 7:20 p.m.

Agriscience Courses for Science Credit

Greg Gartner made a motion to approve the addition of the three agriscience courses at the high school as presented including Greenhouse Management, Large Animal Science and Small Animal Science. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Student Financial Institution Program Proposal

Marty Wold made a motion to approve the establishment of the Student Financial Institution Program as presented and to authorize the request for proposals. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

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 #120 - Dell Construction Co. with a decrease of $223,615.00; PCO #137 - LSI Corporation of America with an increase of $436.00; PCO #153 - B & B Electric Inc. with a decrease of $62,691.00; PCO #154 - McDowall Co. with an increase of $2,699.00; PCO #156 - Dell Construction Co. with a decrease of $3,445.00; PCO #157 - B & B Electric Inc. with an increase of $5,923.00; PCO #158 - Monarch Paving Co. with a decrease of $8,340.00; PCO #160 - B & B Electric Inc. with an increase of $6,483.00. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

• Construction Meeting Minutes from January 28, 2009 Meeting

Board members were provided with a copy of the Construction Coordination Meeting Minutes from January 28, 2009 for review.

Starr Elementary Project

• Approval of Change Orders

Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the following change orders for Starr Elementary: PCO #70 - Countryside Plumbing and Heating, Inc. with a decrease of $3,776.00; PCO #71 - Grazzini Brothers and Company with a decrease of $24,491.00. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

High School Project

• Approval of Change Orders

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following change orders for the high school project: PCO #26 - Nova-Frost, Inc. with an increase of $4,650.00; PCO #32 - Nova-Frost, Inc. with a decrease of $55,831.00; PCO #48 - Nova-Frost, Inc. with a decrease of $1,046.00; PCO #73 - Nova-Frost with a decrease of $38,802.00; PCO #75 - Cosney Corp. with an increase of $1,283.00; PCO #76 - Century Fence Co. with a decrease of $8,020.00; PCO #77 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $57,477.00; PCO #79 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $7,398.00; PCO #80 - S. G. O. Roofing & Construction, LLC with a decrease of $13,546.00; PCO #81 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with a decrease of $151,715.00; PCO #82 - Wenzel Plymouth Plumbing, LLC with a decrease of $2,932.00; PCO #83 - B & B Electric, Inc. with a decrease of $80,441.00; PCO #84 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with a decrease of $957.00; PCO #85 - Nova-Frost, Inc. with an increase of $5,139.00; PCO #86 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with an increase of $1,189.00; PCO #89 - Twin City Acoustics, Inc. with a decrease of $150.00; PCO #95 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with a decrease of $141,282.00. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

• Approval of Agreement with A. J. Spanjers Co.

High School Principal, Jeff Moberg suggested the Board table this item until the needed documentation is received.

• AET Progress Report #4

The Quality Assurance Program Report #4 from American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET) was provided to the Board for review.

• AET Progress Report #5

The Quality Assurance Program Report #5 from American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET) was provided to the Board for review.

• Construction Coordination Meeting Minutes #16 & #17

Board members were provided with a copy of the Construction Coordination Meeting Minutes from January 20, 2009 and February 3, 2009 for review.

Construction Project Budget Updates

Handouts of the updated construction budget were provided to the Board.

Approval of Amendment #6 to the Architects Contract

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Contract #6 for an amount not to exceed $19,250 plus reimbursable expenses as presented in document 4.b. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Petitions to Alter School District Boundaries

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the petition to alter the school district boundary for Adolph and Ruth Karis as presented. Greg Gartner seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the petition to alter the school district boundary for Jeff Anderson and Mary Sonnenberg as presented. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

PERSONNEL

Administrator Contract Renewals

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the extension of Administrative contracts as outlined in document 5.a.1. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Final Notice of Non-renewal for Bruce Berglund

Marty Wold made a motion to approve the final notice of non-renewal for Bruce Berglund as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

POLICY & PLANNING

Review of Policy Group 0000

This item was tabled until the next work session.

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Committee Updates

• Morrie Veilleux told Board members that the proposed tentative agreement with the teachers was rejected. A negotiations meeting may need to be set up.

• There is a negotiations meeting with the Food Service on Thursday, February 19th.

• No meetings with the secretaries or paraprofessional/paraeducators have been scheduled yet.

Work Session Planning

• A work session was scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. Items to be included on the agenda will be the monthly financial reports and the review of Neola policies 0000 and 1000.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Governmental Entities Network (GEN)

There is a meeting of the Governmental Entities Network planned for Monday, February 23rd. Further discussion will take place at the March meeting.

Communications from Bill Driscoll

Board members received a letter from community member Bill Driscoll with suggestions on possible uses for the Middle School when it is no longer being used as a school building.

Board Member Leave of Absence

Board members discussed the options per Wisconsin statutes for replacing member Marty Wold when he is called up to active duty.

Education Stimulus Package Update No report.

Announcements

Informational handouts from WASB and Lathrop & Clark were given to Board members in their packets.

OTHER BUSINESS

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

Chris Skoglund and Marilyn Duerst reported on highlights from Wisconsin's State Education Convention held in Milwaukee on January 21st-23rd.

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.

Marilyn Duerst moved and Neal Melby seconded a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at 9:13 p.m.

Yes - Duerst, Gartner, Hinz, Melby, Schafer, Skoglund, Wold

No - Motion carried 7-0.

ANTICIPATED EXECUTIVE SESSION

Adjourn to closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)

(a) Deliberating concerning a case which was the subject of any judicial or quasi-judicial trial or hearing before that governmental body.

• Litigation

(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.

• Teacher Contract Negotiations

(c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

• District Administrator Evaluation

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION & TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION:

The Board reconvened to open session at 10:24 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

Marty Wold made a motion to adjourn at 10:25 p.m. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion.

Motion carried 7-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk

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