New Richmond School Board, Dec. 12, 2007
School Board Proceedings
New Richmond District
New Richmond, Wisconsin
Superintendent: Morrie Veilleux
Director of Fiscal & Building Operations: Brian Johnston
Chair: Rick Hinz Treasurer: Marty Wold
Vice Chair: Greg Gartner Clerk: Chris Skoglund
Marilyn Duerst Dr. Neal Melby Bryan Schafer
official proceedings of the board of education
Board Work Session District Office Conference Room
December 12, 2007 School District of New Richmond
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President Hinz in accordance with notice given 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, Jeff Moberg, Frank Norton
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Two items were added to the agenda under Facilities and Transportation. Halverson Brothers HVAC Change Order was added under 1.a.6. Approval of Change Orders - Elementary Building and Approval of the Commissioning Contract for the High School Project was added as item number 7 under School Facilities Construction Project. Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the agenda with the additions. Neal Melby seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION
School Facilities Construction Project
Negotiations with the City on Construction of Richmond Way
District Administrator Morrie Veilleux reported on his meeting with Mayor Dave Schnitzler, City Administrator Dennis Horner and City Council Member Jim Zajkowski on December 11th to discuss the roadway to the new elementary and high school.
Review Building Project Financial Reports
Brian Johnston, Director of Fiscal and Building Operations presented the Board with documents from Wisconsin Investment Series Cooperative (WISC) and PMA Financial Network, Inc.
Energy Management Systems (EMS) Bid
Chris Skoglund made a motion to award Contract #1590 - Temperature Controls for District Wide EMS to Climate Makers, Inc. from Blaine, MN including the base bid of $1,840,000.00 and alternates M1, M2, M3, M5 and M7 for a total of $1,930,677. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.
High School Design Development Budget
High School Principal, Jeff Moberg was present to discuss the 1st budget estimates for the new high school.
West Elementary Project Design Review
West Elementary Principal, Frank Norton reviewed changes to the bus and parent drop-off layouts for West Elementary. He also showed Board Members the color samples for the new elementary building.
Approval of Change Orders - Elementary Building
Marty Wold made a motion to approve the change orders for the following: PCO #1 - Halverson Brothers in the amount of -$30,357.00; PCO #2 - Derrick Commercial Contracting, LLC in the amount of -$28,376.00; PCO #3 - A-1 Excavating Inc. in the amount of $66,720.00; PCO #4 - McDowall Company in the amount of $4,000.00; PCO #6 - W. L. Streich Equipment Company, Inc. in the amount of $2,960.00; PCO #8 - Valley Custom Welding, LLC in the amount of $9,280.00; Halverson Brothers for adding an air conditioning coil to HVAC in the amount of $13,660.00 for a total of $37,887.00. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.
Approval of Commissioning Contract for the High School Project
Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the DLR Group commissioning contract for the high school project as presented. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.
Discussion of Vandalism Case
The Board was updated on the case involving the vandalism done at the high school. Judge Vlack turned down the plea bargain and the attorneys for the students involved are requesting a new judge.
Hire of Lisa Schmidt - Long-Term Substitute for Middle School History Teaching Position
Neal Melby made a motion to approve the hire of Lisa Schmidt for Middle School History Teaching position for the second semester of the 2007-2008 school year. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.
Middle School Assistant Principal Addendum
Marty Wold made a motion to approve the adjustment to Middle School Assistant Principal, Michele Wood?s contract in the amount of $6,050, spread out over 11 months for the 2007-08 school year as presented. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR?S REPORT
Morrie Veilleux reminded Board Members of the deadlines for turning in Declarations of Candidacy or Non-Candidacy forms for the upcoming election.
Schedule Negotiations Committee Meeting Dates
Teacher negotiations scheduled for November 27th and secretarial negotiations scheduled for December 12th were canceled. The meeting with teacher assistants will be Thursday, December 13th beginning at 4:00 p.m. with a committee meeting.
POLICY & PLANNING
Elementary School Boundary Lines - Policy, Rule and Exhibit
Brian Johnston presented the Board with draft policy, rule and exhibits for determining elementary school attendance areas for the school district.
Marty Wold made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at 9:56 p.m. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion.
Yes - Duerst, Gartner, Hinz, Melby, Schafer, Skoglund, Wold
Motion carried 7-0.
ANTICIPATED EXECUTIVE SESSION
Purpose: 19.85 (1)
(a) Deliberating concerning a case which was the subject of any judicial or quasi-judicial trial or hearing before their governmental body.
(c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which a governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.
Evaluation of the District Administrator
Neal Melby left at 10:17 p.m.
RECONVENE AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION
Marty Wold made a motion to reconvene to open session at 10:38 p.m. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Marty Wold made a motion to adjourn at 10:38 p.m. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion.
Motion carried 6-0.
Chris Skoglund, Clerk