official proceedings of the board of education
Board WOrk Session District Office Community Room
June 3, 2009 School District of New Richmond
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 5:36 p.m. by President Hinz in accordance with notice given the and WIXK Radio.
Board Members Present - Marilyn Duerst, Greg Gartner, Rick Hinz, Neal Melby, Chris Skoglund
Board Members Absent - Bryan Schafer (arrived at 5:38), Marty Wold (Leave of Absence)
Administration Present - Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Sue Curtis
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Additions to the agenda included: Resignation of Ashley Ryans, Middle School Custodian; Approval of the Grant Award for Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program and AET Report # 8.
Neal Melby made a motion to approve the agenda with the changes as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
Bryan Schafer arrived at 5:38 p.m.
RESIGNATION OF ASHLEY RYANS, MIDDLE SCHOOL CUSTODIAN
Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the resignation of Ashley Ryans from Middle School custodial position as requested in a memo dated 05/27/09. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Monthly Financial Statements
Brian Johnston provided the Board with the PMA Financial Network Inc.'s Bond Portfolio Management Report as of 05/28/09 and reviewed the monthly expenditures and revenues for April.
Short-term Cash Flow Borrowing
This item was removed from the agenda.
2009-2010 Projected Budget Update
Brian Johnston presented an overview of the 2009-2010 budget projections.
Approval of WI K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) Grant Award
Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) Grant Award in the amount of $5,000 as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION
Construction Project Budget Updates
District Administrator, Morrie Veilleux provided Board members with updated spreadsheets and reviewed the construction project budget.
Quality Assurance Reports - High School Project
Board members were provided copies of AET Progress Report No. 6, AET Progress Report No. 7 and AET Progress Report No. 8 for the High School project.
HS to MS Conversion Design Meeting Minutes
Board members were provided with minutes from the meeting held on April 28, 2009 for the High School to Middle School conversion.
Proposed City Annexation and Extension of Richmond Way to 140th Street
Chris Skoglund made a motion directing District Administrator Morrie Veilleux to submit a letter to city officials voicing the Board's continued opposition to the extension of Richmond Way to 140th Street because of cost and safety reasons. Greg Gartner seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Qualified School Construction Bond - "QSCB"
Marilyn Duerst made a motion authorizing District Administrator Morrie Veilleux to apply for the Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) program administered by the Department of Public Instruction as drafted. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
POLICY & PLANNING
Policy Manual Review
Board members had taken sections of the policies to review and discussed the changes to be made to the policies before sending the final draft to NEOLA.
Approval of 2009-10 and 2010-11 School Calendars
Neal Melby made a motion to approve the 2009-10 and 2010-11 calendars with the addition of "Total Number of Teacher Days = 190 (189 + 1 flex day)" to the bottom of the calendars. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Marilyn Duerst made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at 8:59 p.m. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion.
Yes - Duerst, Gartner, Hinz, Melby, Schafer, Skoglund
Motion carried 6-0.
ANTICIPATED EXECUTIVE SESSION
Adjourn to closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)
(e) 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.
Middle School Project Construction Contract
Wage and Benefit Negotiations
RECONVENE AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION
The Board reconvened to open session at 9:38 p.m.
Neal Melby made a motion to adjourn at 9:39 p.m. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk