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New Richmond School Board, June 16, 2008

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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 June 16, 2008

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:01 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

Board Members Absent: Bryan Schafer, Marty Wold

Administration Present: Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Deb Heyerdahl, Jeff Moberg, Frank Norton, Steve Wojan

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Changes to the agenda included:

Consent Agenda - Hire of Amy Friederichs and hire of Redgie Nielsen were added;

Facilities and Transportation, School Construction Project, High School Project was moved after the Consent Agenda.

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the agenda with the additions. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

OPEN FORUM:

New Richmond resident Andy Lieffort spoke on behalf of the New Richmond Basketball Association. He presented a check in the amount of $1,000 for the enhancement of baskets in the Hillside Elementary gym. The NRBA is also supporting basketball tournaments and camps for boys and girls from New Richmond.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

Monthly Bill Auditing

Brian Johnston, Director of Fiscal and Building Operations met with Greg Gartner and Neal Melby before the regular meeting. They reviewed the monthly bills and found everything in order.

Approval of Meal Prices for 2008-2009 School Year

Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the breakfast, hot lunch and milk prices for 2008-2009 as presented in the document dated June 3, 2008. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

Approval of Bread Bid

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the bread bid from Pan-O-Gold for the 2008-2009 school year as presented in the document dated June 16, 2008. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

Approval of Depositories

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following depositories for 2008-2009: Anchor Bank, First National Community Bank of New Richmond and Bremer Bank as presented in the document dated June 10, 2008. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

CONSENT AGENDA:

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

• Resignation of Brian Nadeau from 1.0 eighth grade teaching position as requested in memo dated 6/17/08;

• Resignation from extra-curricular tech committee position of John Pundsack;

• Hire of Kristine Denucci to replacement school nutrition secretarial position;

• Hire of Steve Gaffer to replacement computer technician position;

• Hire to extra-curricular positions for the 2008-2009 school year of Brian Anderson to assistant high school freshman boys basketball coach, Bo Brandt to assistant high school JV basketball coach, Bo Brandt to 7th grade House B team leader position, Charles Conley to girls head soccer coach, Rachelle Fehrman to middle school volleyball coach, Travis Gibson to middle school basketball coach, Brian Kaczmarski to assistant high school football coach, Lori Klingler to middle school volleyball coach, Mark Kohlrusch to assistant high school baseball coach, Teresa Kvam to girls head tennis coach, Beth L'Allier to middle school cross country coach, John Larson to girls head hockey coach, Isaac Lundquist to assistant middle school football coach, Bradley Malpert to assistant high school football coach, Peter Melloy to boys head soccer coach, Brian Miller to middle school cross country coach, Mike Montello to boys head tennis coach, Mike Pike to assistant middle school football coach, Matthew Schmitz to assistant high school football coach, Ryan Stowers to assistant high school football coach, Adam Swanda to boys head hockey coach, Danette Tellijohn to assistant high school forensics advisor, Ryan Unger to assistant high school boys hockey coach, Judy Weiss to girls head track coach, Aaron Zinck to assistant high school football coach;

• Hire of Amy Friedrichs to replacement District Office receptionist/payroll secretarial position;

• Hire of Redgie Nielsen to 1.0 FTE additional middle school/high school computer applications teaching position at MA-0 Step 1 for the 2008-2009 school year;

• Monthly bills for May/June in the amount of $958,252.35 and construction account checks in the amount of $2,358,470.86;

• Minutes of previous school board meetings (February 13, 2008 Board Work Session, May 19, 2008 Regular Board Meeting, June 3, 2008 Board Work Session);

• Approval of AODA Grant in the amount of $40,000• Approval of the New Richmond Basketball Association donation in the amount of $1,000;

Neal Melby made a motion to approve consent agenda items as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

School Facilities Construction Project

High School Project

• Project Update

High School Principal, Jeff Moberg discussed the erosion issues at the high school site and what is being done to correct it.

Richmond Way Project

• Construction Meeting Minutes - 6/2/08

Minutes from the June 2, 2008 construction meeting were provided to the Board.

Approval of Certified Survey Map (CSM)

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the Certified Survey Map as outlined in the transmittal letter dated June 10, 2008 and the six pages that follow. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Student Achievement Report

Deb Heyerdahl, Director of Curriculum and Instruction updated the Board on the results for WKCE and MAP testing for the 2007-2008 school year.

NR4Kids Charter School Parent Survey

Deb Heyerdahl reviewed the results from a survey given to NR4Kids parents.

PERSONNEL

Appointments, Reassignments, Resignations, Adjustments

• Assistant Principal/Activities Director Position

District Administrator Morrie Veilleux updated the Board on the progress of the hiring of an Activities Director. Second interviews were held Wednesday for 3 candidates. A recommendation will be brought to the Board at the next work session or the July 21st regular meeting.

POLICY AND PLANNING

District Technology Staff Restructuring Proposal

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the District Technology Staff Restructuring Proposal for 2008-2009 as presented. Greg Gartner seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

St. Croix County Habitual Truancy Policy

Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the St. Croix County Truancy Policies and Procedures as presented. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

School Facilities Construction Project

Hillside Elementary School

• Approval of Change Orders

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following change orders: PCO #37 - B & B Electric with a decrease of $12,177.00; PCO #49 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $2,039.00; PCO #53 - John A Dalsin & Son, Inc. with a decrease of $69,698.00; PCO #56 - Esser Glass of Eau Claire, Inc. with a decrease of $26,655.00; PCO # 59 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with a decrease of $109,420.00; PCO #62 - A-1 Excavating with a decrease of $5,200.00. Greg Gartner seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

• Project and Budget Update

Hillside Elementary Principal Frank Norton updated the Board on the progress of the Hillside Elementary project including:

-- The project is on schedule;

-- "A" wing is complete;

-- Furniture will be delivered August 18th;

-- An open house is being scheduled for September 6th. State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster will be invited.

Starr Elementary Project

• Project and Budget Update

Frank Norton provided an update on the progress of the Starr Elementary Project.

-- Project is on schedule;

-- Furniture will be delivered August 18th.

• Construction Schedule and Coordination Meeting Minutes #6

Meeting minutes from the Construction Coordination Meeting #6 were provided to the Board.

• Polished Concrete Floor Proposal

Frank Norton discussed with the Board the option of polished concrete floors at Starr Elementary. The initial cost would be more than tile, but after 1-1/2 years there would be a savings of $55,000 yearly in maintenance costs. There was no objection by the Board for administration to make the decision when the time comes.

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Committee Updates

Teacher mediation is scheduled for June 24th at 1:00 p.m. The committee will meet with attorney Steve Weld before mediation.

The secretarial negotiations committee should have a counter proposal from the secretarial unit at the end of this week.

The non rep committee met on June 10th at 4:45 p.m. A recommendation will be brought to the Board in executive session.

Work Session Planning

A work session was scheduled for July 1, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. One of the items to be discussed will be Board goals.

WITC Survey Results

Included in the Board packet were the results of an annual student employment survey from WITC.

Hudson Student Apologies - Brandon Crockett, Nicholas Filipiak, Nathan Kovatch, Aaron Ludgatis, Andrew Olson, Jacob Walczak, Samuel Wegleitner

Six of the students involved in the vandalism to New Richmond school property addressed the Board and publicly apologized as part of their court-ordered obligation. Aaron Ludgatis was not present.

OTHER BUSINESS

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

No report.

CESA #11 Board Report - (Duerst)

Marilyn Duerst attended the annual convention on June 2nd and provided a report to the Board.

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 9:05 p.m.

Yes - Duerst, Gartner, Hinz, Melby, Skoglund

No -

Motion carried 5-0.

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.

• Civil Litigation

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

• Discuss Administrative and Confidential Personnel Contracts

• Employee Disciplinary Matter

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION & TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION:

The Board reconvened to open session at 10:29 p.m.

Greg Gartner made a motion to approve a 3.8% package increase for all non-rep employees for 2008-2009. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT

Neal Melby made a motion to adjourn at 10:34 p.m. Greg Gartner seconded the motion.

Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk

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