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New Richmond School Board, Jan. 19, 2009

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New Richmond School Board, Jan. 19, 2009
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 January 19, 2009

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:02 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, Bryan Schafer, Chris Skoglund, Marty Wold

Board Members Absent:

Administration Present: Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Deb Heyerdahl, Steve Wojan

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

OPEN FORUM: None.

DISTRICT NEWSLETTER - SPECTRUM AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Lisa Vergin presented the Board with the Spectrum Award of Excellence plaque that was received from the Wisconsin School Professional Communications Association for the District Newsletter. President Hinz gave Mrs. Vergin a certificate of recognition for her work as the editor of the newsletter.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

Monthly Bill Auditing

Greg Gartner 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.

CESA #11 Shared Services Contract

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the Cooperative Shared Services Contract with CESA #11 for the 2009-2010 school year as presented. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Public Depository Bids

Marty Wold made a motion to approve First National Community Bank as the district's depository of funds. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Resolution Authorizing Taxable Tax and Revenue Anticipation Promissory Note for Cash Flow Purposes in an Amount Not to Exceed $1,900,000.

Marty Wold made a motion to approve the Resolution Authorizing Taxable Tax and Revenue Anticipation Promissory Note for Cash Flow Purposes in an Amount Not to Exceed $1,900,000 and to approve the line of credit bid from Bremer Bank in an amount not to exceed $6,729.17. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA:

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

• Resignation from extra-curricular position of Sandy Bonney from Middle School volleyball coaching position as requested in memo dated 1/8/09; rescind contract for Brandon Merkt for .25 High School assistant wrestling coaching position;

• Hire of Rebecca Dahlquist to 35 hour/week replacement paraprofessional position at the middle school;

• Hire to extra-curricular positions for the 2008-2009 school year of Josh Calleja to High School boys junior varsity hockey coaching position; Chad Fehrman to High School boys hockey coaching position; Ashley Rogge to High School and Middle School Destination Imagination coordinator; Ashley Rogge to Middle School forensics coaching position; Lisa Schmidt to Middle School Dramatics coach (1/2 position); Amanda Soczka to Middle School Dramatics coach (1/2 position);

• Approval of an additional 10 hours per week paraprofessional time during the 11:00-1:00 lunch period at Starr Elementary;

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

• Monthly bills for December/January in the amount of $1,033,148.14 and construction account checks in the amount of $1,977,519.85;

• Minutes of previous school board meetings (December 17, 2008 Regular Board Meeting, January 7, 2009 Board Work Session);

• Approval of $1,000.00 donation from the John Doar Foundation for Middle School library books;

• Approval of $1,000.00 grant from AnnMarie Foundation for the Middle School reading program.

Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve consent agenda items as presented. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

Approval of NR4Kids Charter School Partner Sites for 2009-2010

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve Bear Buddies Child Development Center, First Lutheran Church Child Care Center, New Richmond Area Centre, New Richmond CESA #11 Head Start, Primarily Kids First, LLC and St. Mary's School as the NR4Kids Charter School Partner sites for 2009-2010 as presented in the document dated 1/19/09. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Discussion of 2009-2010 Staffing Needs

Deb Heyerdahl, Director of Curriculum and Instruction presented the Board with a draft document of possible staffing needs for the 2009-2010 school year.

FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

School Facilities Construction Project Hillside Elementary Project

• Approval of Change Orders

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following change orders for Hillside Elementary: PCO #138 - Fransen Decorating, Inc. with an increase of $1,067.00; PCO #141 - W. L. Streich Equipment Co. with a decrease of $28,475.00; PCO #145 - Steenberg Watrud Construction LLC with a decrease of $1,007.00; PCO #146 - The Centre Stage Mfg. Co. LLC with a decrease of $6,253.00; PCO #149 - B & B Electric Inc. with an increase of $3,816.00; PCO #151 - Steenberg Watrud Construction LLC with a decrease of $2,200.00. Greg Gartner seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Starr Elementary Project

• Approval of Change Orders

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the following change orders for Starr Elementary: PCO #69 - Simon Electric Construction Co. with a decrease of $43,469.00. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

High School Project

• Approval of Change Orders

Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the following change orders for the high school project: PCO #41R - Halverson Brothers Inc. with an increase of $20,095.00; PCO #46 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $3,017.00; PCO #50 - Monarch Paving Co. with a decrease of $8,433.00; PCO #51 - Halverson Brothers Inc. with a decrease of $49,786.00; PCO #53 - Twin City Garage Door, Inc. with an increase of $1,175.00; PCO #55 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $170,719.00; PCO #56 - S. G. O. Roofing & Construction LLC with a decrease of $122,896.00; PCO #57 - Valley Custom Welding with a decrease of $379,855.00; PCO #58 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with an increase of $1,610.00; PCO #59 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with a decrease of $154,820.00; PCO #61 - Monarch Paving Co. with an increase of $26,298.00; PCO #62 - W. L. Streich Equipment Co. with a decrease of $37,693.00; PCO #63 - Monarch Paving Co. with an increase of $35,523.00; PCO #64 - Wenzel Plymouth Plumbing, LLC with a decrease of $102,369.00; PCO #65 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with a decrease of $230,866.00; PCO #66 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with a decrease of $18,239.00; PCO #67 - S. G. O. Roofing & Construction, LLC with a decrease of $198,771.00; PCO #68 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $56,130.00; PCO #69 - Valley Custom Welding with a decrease of $273,582.00; PCO #70 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $11,350.00; PCO #72 - Monarch Paving Co. with a decrease of $28,847.00; PCO #74 - B & B Electric, Inc. with an increase of $1,898.00. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Construction Coordination Meeting Minutes - December 16, 2008

Board members were provided with a copy of the Construction Coordination Meeting Minutes from December 16, 2008 for review.

Construction Project Budget Updates

Morrie Veilleux provided Board members with summaries of the budget updates for the construction projects.

PERSONNEL

Request for Increase in Food Service Employees Hours

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the request for increase in hours for the following food service employees: Debra Kunze from 6.5 hours/day to 6.75 hours/day; Amy Karpenske from 3.5 hours/day to 3.75 hours/day; Annette Sislo from 6.25 hours/day to 6.5 hours/day and Barb VanderWyst from 6.25 hours/day to 6.5 hours/day as presented in document 5.a. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Leave of Absence Request for Amy Knutson

Greg Gartner made a motion to approve the leave of absence request for Amy Knutson as presented in document 5.b subject to a letter received from the union stating this as a non-precedent setting request. Marty Wold seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

POLICY & PLANNING

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

Second Reading of Admission of Foreign Students - Policy & Rule 422.1

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the second reading of Policy & Rule 826 - Use of Cameras and Other Recording Devices in Locker Rooms and Policy & Rule 422.1 - Admission of Foreign Students as presented. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Committee Updates

• Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston and the Food Service Negotiation Committee met with food service employees and their representatives on Thursday, January 15th for an initial meeting to exchange proposals;

• Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston and the Teacher Negotiation Committee met with the teachers on January 15th.

Schedule Work Session

• A work session is scheduled for February 3rd at 5:00 p.m. Board members will meet at the new high school site for a tour. There will be a closed session to discuss staffing and administrative contracts.

Afternoon Bus Route Changes

A handout outlining the changes for the afternoon bus routes was provided to Board members. The changes will begin on February 3rd. Morning start times will remain the same.

January Enrollment Count

Board members were given a handout with a preliminary pupil count for the second Friday in January.

Software Upgrades

Morrie Veilleux updated the Board on upgrades made to the software system including facility scheduling, activity scheduling and an automated phone message system for notifying staff and parents.

Governmental Entities Network MOU

Board members were provided with a draft of the Memorandum of Understanding from the New Richmond Area Government Entities Network.

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. Board members Chris Skoglund and Marilyn Duerst, District Administrator Morrie Veilleux, Business Manager Brian Johnston and High School Principal Jeff Moberg will be leaving tomorrow for the Convention.

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

Greg Gartner made a motion to adjourn at 9:15 p.m. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk

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