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New Richmond School Board, Sept. 15, 2008

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New Richmond School Board, Sept. 15, 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 High School Little Theater

Board meeting September 15, 2008

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 8:14 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, Sue Curtis, Jeff Moberg, Doug Hatch, Greg Gentle, Frank Norton, Steve Wojan

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Additions to the agenda included:

Curriculum & Instruction - K-5 Report Card Recommendation

as item 3.b.

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion.

Motion carried 7-0.

OPEN FORUM: None.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

Monthly Bill Auditing

Board members Chris Skoglund and Marilyn Duerst reviewed the monthly bills and found everything in order.

CONSENT AGENDA:

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

• Resignation from extra-curricular positions of Ken Bessac from .6 department head position for 2008-09 school year; Dan Bowar from 5th grade team leader position for 2008-09 school year; Susan Bull from Language Arts department head position for 2008-09 school year; Renee Kaczmarski from assistant c-squad volleyball coaching position;

• Hire of Jenny Benysek to 3 hours/day additional Early Intervention Services Teacher Assistant position for the 2008-09 school year;

• Hire of Heather Harris to 3 hours/day additional Early Intervention Services Teacher Assistant position for the 2008-09 school year;

• Hire of Kelly Lien to 3 hours/day additional Early Intervention Services Teacher Assistant position for the 2008-09 school year;

• Hire of Julie Maul to 3 hours/day additional Early Intervention Services Teacher Assistant position for the 2008-09 school year;

• Hire of Cheryl Rogers to 3 hours/day additional Early Intervention Services Teacher Assistant position for the 2008-09 school year;

• Hire of Donna Velez to 3 hours/day additional Early Intervention Services Teacher Assistant position for the 2008-09 school year;

• Hire to extra-curricular positions for the 2008-2009 school year of Amy Almendinger to Language Arts department head; Gabe Henk to 8th grade House B team leader position; Jessica Mitchell to freshman assistant volleyball coaching position; Tricia Perau to high school Arrive Alive advisor position; Neal Ziller to Science department head;

• Transfer of Linda Kukacka from 20 hours/week Middle School regular ed TA position to 35 hours/week Middle School regular ed TA position for the 2008-09 school year; transfer of Lizabeth Kilibarda from 7 hour/day security TA at high school position to 7 hr/day media center TA at Hillside Elementary for the 2008-09 school year;

• Contract adjustment for Bonita Crisp from 3rd grade department head at Step 1 ($2,346) to 3rd grade department head at Step 7 ($2,630); contract adjustment for Jane Kerber from .5 FTE BA+00 Step 1 long-term sub salary of $15,260.50 to .5 FTE BA+00 Step 1 long-term sub salary of $7,951.68; contract adjustment for Rick Montreal from 6th grade extended field trip overnight chaperone at year 5 ($427) to 6th grade extended field trip overnight chaperone at year 6 ($711);

• Monthly bills for August/September in the amount of $1,112,026.54 and construction account checks in the amount of $5,799,552.37;

• Minutes of previous school board meetings (August 18, 2008 Regular Board Meeting, September 3, 2008 Board Work Session);

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

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

2008-09 Enrollment Update

Board members were provided an enrollment update as of September 8, 2008.

K-5 Report Card Recommendation

Deb Heyerdahl provided a handout outlining recommendations from grade level representatives and administrators for revising Kindergarten through 5th grade report cards so they would be more consistent. The most significant recommendation was to move to a trimester grading schedule instead of the quarterly schedule. She will report back to the Board mid-year with an update.

PERSONNEL

Appointments, Reassignments, Resignations, Adjustments

• Contract Adjustment for Computer Network Administrator

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the amended 2008-2009 agreement dated September 15, 2008 for Daniel Zacharias with changes made to compensation and benefits and title. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

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 #91 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, Inc. with a decrease of $22,496.00; PCO #92 - B & B Electric, Inc. with a decrease of $18,863.00; PCO #94 - Halverson Brothers, Inc with a decrease of $63,314.00; PCO #96 - Monarch Paving Co. with an increase of $40,533.00. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Starr Elementary Project

• Approval of Change Orders

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following change orders for Starr Elementary: PCO #22 - Monarch Paving Co. with an increase of $2,780.00; PCO #24 - Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. with a decrease of $424.00. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

High School Project

• Construction Coordination Meeting Minutes #6

The Board was provided with minutes from the construction coordination meeting that was held August 26, 2008.

• Approval of Change Orders

Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the following change order for the high school: PCO #8 - Nova-Frost, Inc. with an increase of $1,525.00. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

• Approval of Contract with Becker Brothers, Inc.

Neal Melby made a motion to approve the contract with Becker Brothers, Inc. for $152,364.00 as presented in the document dated April 3, 2008. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

POLICY AND PLANNING

Updated 2008-09 Board Goals

Board members were provided with the updated 2008-09 goals document.

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Committee Updates

Teacher Assistant negotiations are scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m. The Board committee will meet at 5:30 p.m.

A meeting with the teachers is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m. The Board committee will meet at 5:30 p.m.

Schedule Work Session

A work session was scheduled for Monday, October 6, 2008. Stu Waller from NEOLA will be present to review the process for updating the Board policies.

A meeting has been scheduled for September 22, 2008 with city and township representatives to discuss the middle school property.

OTHER BUSINESS

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

Chris Skoglund reminded Board members about the State Education Convention that will be held 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

Marilyn Duerst made a motion to adjourn at 9:02 p.m. Greg Gartner seconded the motion.

Motion carried 7-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk

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