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New Richmond Schools 4-20-09 meeting

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 12:05pm

New Richmond District New Richmond, Wisconsin Superintendent: Morrie Veilleux Director of Fiscal & Building Operations: Brian Johnston 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 April 20, 2009 CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice-President Gartner in accordance with notice given the New Richmond News and WIXK Radio. ROLL CALL: Board Members Present: Marilyn Duerst, Greg Gartner, Bryan Schafer, Chris Skoglund Board Members Absent: Rick Hinz, Neal Melby (arrived 7:27 p.m.), Marty Wold (Leave of Absence) Administration Present: Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Steve Wojan, Frank Norton, Greg Gentle OATH OF OFFICE Board Clerk Chris Skoglund administered the Oath of Office to newly elected board member Bryan Schafer. The Oath of Office will be administered to Rick Hinz on April 27, 2009 at the District Office. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Additions to the agenda included: Financial Affairs 1.c - Approval of the contract with Clinicare for alternate day school programming for student with special service needs; Consent agenda 2.a - Approval of extra-curricular hires. Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the agenda with the additions as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0. OPEN FORUM: None. RECOGNITION OF ANN SCHARFENBERG - WI COUNCIL OF SOCIAL STUDIES DISTINGUISHED TEACHER OF THE YEAR Vice-President Gartner presented high school teacher Ann Scharfenberg with a plaque in recognition for being named Wisconsin Council of Social Studies Distinguished Teacher of the Year. FINANCIAL AFFAIRS Monthly Bill Auditing Bryan Schafer and 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. Approve the Purchase of Equipment for Snow Removal and Mowing Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the purchase of a John Deere 3720 Tractor with Cab for $27,316.63, John Deere 72D Auto Connect Mower for $3,341.75 and a John Deere 59î Snow Blower for $4,578l.32 for a total of $35,236.71 as presented in document 1.b. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0. Approval of Contract with Clinicare Corporation Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the contract with Clinicare Corporation for alternate day school programming for a student with special needs for the remainder of the 08-09 school year for a cost of $3,220.00. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0. CONSENT AGENDA: Appointments, Reassignments, Resignations, Compensation, Adjustments; Approval of Monthly Bills; Approval of Minutes; Grant/Gift Approvals • Resignation of Reanna Chaplin from 20 hour/week COTA position as requested in memo dated March 13, 2009; • Resignation of Amy Friederichs from 20 hour/week district receptionist/ payroll secretary position as requested in memo dated April 6, 2009; • Resignation of Jessica Mitchell from 1.0 FTE Elementary Physical Education teaching position as requested in memo dated April 15, 2009; • Resignation from extra-curricular positions of Allison Gjovik from High School Dance Team coaching position, John Larson from head girls' varsity hockey coaching position, Chad Fehrman from High School special services team leader position; • Hire to extra-curricular positions for the 2008 2009 school year of Jeff Ayer to High School track assistant coach (1/2 position), Chad Fehrman to High School Freshman baseball coaching position, Gabe Henk to High School track assistant coach (1/2 position), Jeremy Kiekhoefer to High School assistant baseball coaching position, Michael Richter to High School assistant girls' soccer coaching position, Ryan Stowers to High School assistant track coaching position; • Monthly bills for March/April in the amount of $1,087,954.91 and construction account checks in the amount of $2,464,317.68; • Minutes of previous school board meetings (March 16, 2009 Regular Board Meeting, March 30, 2009 Board Work Session); • Approval of $600 Donation from the Fine Arts Council for 8th Grade Field Trip. Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve consent agenda items as presented. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 4- 0. CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION New Course Proposals for 2009-2010 Jess Ferguson, Curriculum Coordinator, presented proposals for two new courses at the high school. Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the Accelerated Reading course proposal and the Advanced Placement Pre-Algebra course proposal as presented. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0. Neal Melby arrived at 7:27 p.m. K-5 Projected Enrollment Update Frank Norton presented an update on the projections for elementary class sizes for the 2009-2010 school year. Charter School Planning Grant Board members were provided with an update on the progress of the Charter School Planning Grant. The grant was submitted on April 15, 2009. 2008-09 WKCE Results Board members were provided with copies of WKCE testing results. The results are embargoed until April 28, 2009 so no discussion could take place. The results will be discussed at a future meeting. FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION School Facilities Construction Project Hillside Elementary Project • Approval of Change Orders Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the following change orders for Hillside Elementary: PCO #166 - The Centre Stage Mfg. Co. with a decrease of $363.00; PCO #170 - McDowall Co. with a decrease of $2,583.00; PCO #174 - RTL Construction, Inc. with a decrease of $407.00. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Starr Elementary Project • Approval of Change Orders Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following change orders for Starr Elementary: PCO #78 - McDowall Co. with an increase of $3,194.00; PCO #79 - George F. Cook Construction Co. with a decrease of $2,279.00; PCO #80 - Grazzini Brothers and Co. with an increase of $377.00. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. High School Project • Approval of Change Orders Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the following change orders for the high school project: PCO #90 - Minuti-ogle Co., Inc. with a decrease of $900.00; PCO #107 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with an increase of $4,609.00; PCO #108 - Nova-Frost, Inc. with a decrease of $16,152.00; PCO #109 - Minuti-ogle Co., Inc. with an increase of $6,444.00; PCO #110 - Total Fire Protection, Inc. with an increase of $546.00; PCO #111 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with an increase of $1,160.00; PCO #112 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $24,593.00; PCO #114 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with a decrease of $47,457.00; PCO #115 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with a decrease of $137,341.00; PCO #116 - Wenzel Plymouth Plumbing, LLC with a decrease of $7,431.00; PCO #118 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $23,306.00; PCO #120 - Wenzel Plymouth Plumbing, LLC with a decrease of $5,034.00; PCO #121 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with a decrease of $79,375.00; PCO #122 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with a decrease of $61,393.00; PCO #123 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $48,312.00; PCO #124 - Hanson Masonry & Concrete, LLC with a decrease of $17,820.00; PCO #126 - Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc. with an increase of $32,934.00; PCO #129 - Wenzel Plymouth Plumbing, LLC with a decrease of $64,592.00. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. • Meeting Minutes from Construction Coordination Meeting #21Minutes from the March 31, 2009 High School Construction Coordination meeting were provided to Board members for review. Meeting Minutes from Executive Building Committee Meeting #32 Minutes from the March 25, 2009 Executive Building Committee meeting were provided to Board members for review. PERSONNEL Retirement of Pat Davis - Teacher Chris Skoglund made a motion to a accept the retirement of Pat Davis from elementary teaching position under the 07-09 Teacher Agreement and on behalf of the district thank her for her years of service and wish her well. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Approval of the 2007-2009 Teacher Contract Agreement Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the 2007-09 Teacher Contract Agreement dated March 31, 2009 as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. POLICY & PLANNING First Reading of Policy 8315 - Information Management Board members discussed NEOLA Policy 8315 - Information Management. This policy will be brought back to the next work session for a first reading. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT Committee Updates • There is a negotiations meeting with the Food Service scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th; • Negotiations with the custodians, secretaries and paraprofessional/ paraeducators will need to be scheduled. Work Session Planning A work session was scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2009. Discussion items will include project budgets, staffing and bus transportation. JK-12 Enrollment Update Handouts were given to Board members with enrollment and budget

projections for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2009-2010 school year. Governmental Entities Network Update The following updates were provided to the Board: • A meeting of the GEN will be held at the District Office on April 27th. • The New Richmond Area Foundation will meet at the Space on April 29th. • The Front Porch Project Committee has organized a group of 47 citizens for the New Richmond Leadership Trust Initiative, which will meet once a month for 9-months for training to build community leaders. Six school district employees will be involved. Next work session the Board will consider paying the $500 tuition for the school district employees. COPS Grant Program Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the School District working with the City of New Richmond to implement the COPS program and to authorize the application for that program. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Calendar Proposals Board members were provided with four proposals for the 2009- 2010 and 2010-2011 school calendars. Bus Transportation Report

Board members were provided with a progress report from The Watson Consulting Group that included recommendations for making the district's bus transportation more cost efficient. Communications Informational handouts were given to Board members in their packets. OTHER BUSINESS Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Report - (Skoglund) Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the resolution as written addressing the QEO and Collective Bargaining along with the letter to State Representatives addressing the same issue. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. CESA #11 Board Report - (Duerst) No report. Board Meeting Evaluation Vice-President Gartner asked Board members to fill out the evaluation forms and leave with Julie Koop. ADJOURNMENT Chris Skoglund made a motion to adjourn at 9:14 p.m. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Respectfully submitted, Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk

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