New Richmond School Board, July 1, 2008
School Board Proceedings
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
Marilyn Duerst Dr. Neal Melby Bryan Schafer
official proceedings of the board of education
Board WOrk Session District Office Community Room
July 1, 2008 School District of New Richmond
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. by President Hinz in accordance with notice given the New Richmond News and WIXK Radio.
ROLL CALL: Board Members Present - Greg Gartner (left at 9:12 p.m.), Rick Hinz, Neal Melby, Bryan Schafer, Chris Skoglund, Marty Wold (left at 8:06 p.m.) Board Members Absent - Marilyn Duerst
Administration Present - Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Jeff Moberg
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Items added to the agenda included:
Personnel - Resignation of Jered Severt; Hire of Anna Bauer
Facilities and Transportation, School Facilities Construction Project, Hillside Elementary Project Update - Change Order #57-Steenberg Watrud Construction, LLC
Facilities and Transportation, School Facilities Construction Project, Starr Elementary Project - Change Order #2-McDowall Company.
Neal Melby made a motion to approve the agenda with the additions. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Chris Skoglund moved and Bryan Schafer seconded a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at 6:07 p.m.
Yes - Gartner, Hinz, Melby, Schafer, Skoglund, Wold
Motion carried 6-0.
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.
(g) Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved.
(c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which a governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.
District Administrator Contract
(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
RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION & TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION:
The Board reconvened to open session at 8:01 p.m.
Break from 8:01-8:08 p.m.
Marty Wold left at 8:06 p.m.
Monthly Financial Reports
Brian Johnston, Director of Fiscal and Building Operations presented a handout of the monthly expenditures and revenues for May.
2008-09 Budget Update
Brian Johnston reported that the district is on track for a balanced budget. Preliminary mill rate increase is projected to be at .4 instead of the .75 as projected at the time of the referendum.
Bond Portfolio Management Report
Brian Johnston provided the Board with the PMA Financial Network Inc.'s Bond Portfolio Management Report as of 6/20/08.
Resignation of Jim McCullum - High School Special Services Teacher & Head Softball Coach
Retirement of Barbara Pabst - Middle School Secretary
Hire of Dianne Albarado - .5 Gifted/Talented Teaching Position
Hire of Casey Eckardt - Assistant High School Principal/Director of Athletics
Hire of Lisa Schmidt - Middle School U.S. History Teaching Position
Hire of Anna Bauer - Third Grade Teaching Position at Hillside Elementary
Resignation of Jered Severt - 7th Grade Math Teacher, MS Wrestling Coach and MS Track Coach
Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the resignation of Jim McCullum from 1.0 FTE high school special services teaching position and head softball coaching position as requested in memo dated 6/18/08; the retirement of Barbara Pabst from middle school secretarial position; hire of Dianne Albarado to.5 FTE additional Gifted/Talented teaching position at BA+0 Step 5 for 2008-09 school year; hire of Casey Eckardt to replacement High School Assistant Principal/Director of Athletics; hire of Lisa Schmidt to 1.0 FTE replacement Middle School U.S. History teaching position at BA-0 Step 5 for 2008-09 school year; hire of Anna Bauer to 1.0 FTE third grade additional teaching position at Hillside Elementary at BA+22 Step 4 for 2008-09 school year; resignation of Jered Severt from 1.0 FTE 7th grade math teaching position, middle school wrestling coaching position and middle school track coaching position as requested in memo dated 6/30/08. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION
School Facilities Construction Project
High School Project
Approval of Construction Change Directive
Neal Melby made a motion to approve the Construction Change Directive as presented in document 8.a.1 (1). Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
High School Principal Jeff Moberg reported that the high school project is on schedule. Concrete was poured today for the footings for part of the new building.
Richmond Way Project Report
Jeff Moberg reported that he met with the planning commission. They approved putting a crosswalk between the high school and Hillside Elementary, but did not approve the left turn out of the symbolic entrance at the high school. By the end of the week the roadway should be completely roughed in.
Hillside Elementary Project Update
Approval of Change Orders
Neal Melby made a motion to approve the following change orders: PCO #51 - B & B Electric, Inc. with a decrease of $96,315.00; PCO #57 - Steenberg Watrud Construction, Inc. with a decrease of $37,057.00; PCO #58 - B & B Electric, Inc. with a decrease of $103,801.00; PCO #65 - McDowall Company with a decrease of $20,841.00; PCO #67 - B & B Electric Inc. with a decrease of $79,126.00; PCO #69 - RTL Construction, Inc. with a decrease of $1,262.00; PCO #70 - Halverson Brothers, Inc. with a decrease of $6,588.00; PCO #71 - Industrial Construction Specialists, LLC with an increase of $733.00; PCO #72 - Valley Custom Welding, LLC with an increase of $1,180.00; PCO #73 - Albrightson Excavating Inc. with an increase of $20,983.00. 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: PCO #2 - McDowall Company with an increase of $860.00; PCO #4 - George F. Cook Construction Co. with a decrease of $236.00. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
REVIEW OF 2007-08 BOARD GOALS
The Board reviewed the 2007-08 Board Goals: Action Plan document. The long-range facilities and maintenance plan and the long-range curriculum plan will be discussed at the July 21st Board meeting.
Greg Gartner left at 9:12 p.m.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT
Discussion on the informational items included in the Board packet.
Food Service Employees Representation Petition
Information from the State of Wisconsin and a sample ballot were provided to the Board.
Board Committee Schedule
The Secretarial Negotiations Committee will schedule a meeting to discuss the counter proposal by the secretarial unit.
Neal Melby made a motion to adjourn at 9:28 p.m. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion.
Motion carried 4-0.
Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk