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ST. CROIX CENTRAL SCHOOL DIST: 8/20/18 Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:27pm

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018 – 7:00 P.M.
1) Call to Order – President Kruschke called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
2) Pledge of Allegiance
3) Roll Call – Members present: Scott DeGross, Howard Kruschke, Kirk Lyksett, Jeff Redmon, and Tricia Rogers. Absent: John Hueg and David Olsen. Also present: Superintendent Tim Widiker; Elementary Principal Pete Nusbaum, High School Assistant Principal and Activities Director Jason Koele, Elementary Assistant Principal Lindsay Jacobs, Director of Special Education and Student Services Pat Basche, and Executive Administrative Assistant Pamela Katner. Staff: Greg Green.
4) Report of Meeting Notification - Superintendent Widiker reported that the meeting was properly noticed.
5) Welcome Visitors/Public Comment – President Kruschke called for public comment with no response.
6) Highlight on Youth – Nothing at this time.
7) Comments by Board Members and Superintendent
a. The 2018 Fall SCC Community Education class schedule was presented. Some of the highlights include: Navigating Social Security, Gelli Plate Printing, Wire Bead Ring, Make Your Own Earrings, Charms or Bling as well as returning favorites Unicycling, Get Fit Bootcamp, and Zumba. The fall schedule also included classes held at the Hammond Community Library, Hazel Mackin Community Library in Roberts and Western Wisconsin Health Fitness Center in Baldwin.
b. Superintendent Widiker reported that SCC was awarded $32,612 in the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program. Grant funds will be used for building safety improvements as well as staff training. A second round of grant funding will focus on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health, the creation of local School Safety Intervention teams, and additional security upgrades.
8) Scheduled Presentations by Guests and Staff
a. CounterACT Grant – Hammond Chief of Police Rick Coltrain - Chief Coltrain was unable to attend the meeting but President Kruschke shared information on the CounterACT Grant. For many years, the Hammond Police Department in coordination with the SCC Middle School has educated 5th grade students on the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol through the CounterACT program. The $180 grant from the St. Croix Electric Cooperative's Commitment to Community grant program will be used to purchase curriculum for the program. The Board thanked the St. Croix Electric Cooperative and the Hammond Police Department for their support in continuing this valuable program.
b. Board Discussion with Representative Rob Stafsholt - President Kruschke announced that Representative Rob Shafsholt will not be attending tonight's meeting. The Board will re-schedule the discussion for the September 10, 2018 board learning meeting or September 24th regular board meeting.
9) Financial Reports - Board Treasurer Scott DeGross read the treasurer's report with a balance of $2,399,937.85. Motion Director Lyksett, 2nd Director Redmon to accept the financial reports, including the treasurer's report, as presented. Unanimously carried.Exhibit 9
10) Consideration of Consent Agenda - Motion Director DeGross, 2nd Director Lyksett to approve the consent agenda. Unanimously carried.
a. Approval of MinutesExhibit 10a
i. Wage and Benefit Committee Meeting - June 11, 2018
ii. Wage and Benefit Committee Meeting - June 25, 2018
iii. SCC School Board Meeting - July 16, 2018
iv. SCC Board Learning Meeting - August 6, 2018
b. Approval of Bi-Monthly Bills for August 2018 Exhibit 10b
c. Approval of Resignations and Retirements
i. Rebecca Myers 7 Hr. Elementary Special Education Para August 13, 2018
ii. Jonalee Buckel Middle School Volleyball Coach August 14, 2018
iii. Jean Bringgold Track & Field Assistant Coach August 15, 2018
iv. Cheryl Longen3 Hr. Elementary Assistant Cook #2 August 7, 2018
d. Approval of Appointments and Contract Modifications
i. Lynn Cadwell 7.5 Hr. High School Head Cook August 21, 2018
ii. Luanne O'Connell 3 Hr. Elementary Assistant Cook #2 August 21, 2018
iii. Ryan Wood FBLA – Director August 21, 2018
e. Approval of 66:0301 Agreement for Physical Therapy with Baldwin-Woodville Area School District,
Prescott School District, and School District of Somerset Exhibit 10e
11) Administrative Reports – Nothing at this time.
12) The Key Work of Our School Board
a. Student, Staff, and Community Recognition - Superintendent Widiker read this month's recognition and thank you cards which included:
i. Congratulations to Blake Coleman on advancing to individual finals at the National Trap Shoot
ii. Congratulations to the SCC Trap Team on advancing to the National Trap Shoot Championship.
iii. Congratulations to Kaitlyn Holmgren on being selected as having one of the top three essays in Wisconsin for the Global Youth Institute - World Food Prize. She earned the opportunity to
participate in their three day Global Youth Institute in October.
iv. In recognition of Jen Kleschold and the entire district office staff for their ongoing commitment to excellence and accuracy in preparing, managing and tracking the district budget. This is
evidenced by another successful independent audit and preparing the 2018-19 budget for the
Annual Meeting.
v. Thank you to Senator Patty Schachtner for coming to the August 6th board learning meeting and discussing student safety and school finance. We appreciate your efforts in advocating for fair funding for schools like SCC who are below the state average.
b. Annual Summary Report on Bullying Behavior Trends and Recommendations by Director of Pupil Services Pat Basche - Director Basche explained the data presented and how instruction is provided to students to make them aware of what bullying is and how to respond appropriately. The staff have been trained how to respond to bullying incidents and procedures for reporting bullying incidents. There are four categories of bullying behavior: physical, verbal, social, and cyber. Director Basche reported two documented incidents at the elementary in 2017-18 compared to twenty-three in 2016-17. The middle school reported six incidents as compared to none in 2016-17 and the high school once again reported two incidents. She is recommending: 1) periodic reviews of procedures for reporting, staff training and district policies; 2) make parent training available; 3) review anti-bullying instruction to students; 4) continue collecting school-wide data; and 5) regularly analyze collected date for continuous improvement. Exhibit 12b
c. Report on 2017-18 Seclusion and Restraint by the Director of Special Education Pat Basche - The 2017-18 data on seclusion and physical restraint was presented. All incidents occurred at the elementary level and only with employees trained in either Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or Professional Crisis Management. In cases of extreme behavior, less intensive options are always utilized first. Some of the factors in reducing the number of incidents include: 1) better understanding of triggers for student upsets; and 2) better communication between staff members resulting in proactive and preventative measures so escalation does not occur. Director Basche will help facilitate a workshop at the Children Come First Conference on November 12th and 13th. The workshop will focus on one student's amazing improvement with behavioral issues. Exhibit 12c
d. Approval of Increase to Adult Breakfast Meal Price from $1.40 to $1.80 for 2018-19 (Per DPI Requirements) - The Department of Public Instruction is requesting that the District increase the adult breakfast meal price per USDA School Nutrition Program regulations. The adult meal price needs to be at least $0.38 higher than the highest student breakfast price. The middle and high school breakfast meal price is $1.40 which means the adult breakfast price must be at least $1.78. Currently, the adult breakfast meal is $1.75. The recommendation is to raise the adult breakfast meal price to $1.80 for the 2018-19 school year. Motion Director Redmon, 2nd Director DeGross to increase the adult breakfast price from $1.75 to $1.80 for the 2018-19 school year as recommended. Unanimously carried.
13) Core Agenda Items
a. Consideration of Additional Girls' Golf Coach for the 2018-19 School Year - High School Activities Director Jason Koele reported high participation in Girls' Golf this fall (21 athletes.) He is asking to add an additional Assistant Girls' Golf Coach for the 2018-19 school year. He presented a cost scenario of paying a bus driver to drive a school van versus hiring an additional coach to drive the van along with coaching duties. He is recommending that it is in the best interest of the students and the golf program to hire a third coach at $2,500/year per the Coach Pay Model. Motion Director Redmon, 2nd Director Rogers to approve hiring an additional Girls' Golf Coach for the 2018-19 school year. Unanimously carried.
b. Consideration of Approving Dan Ruud as Additional Girls' Golf Coach for 2018-19 - Motion Director Redmon, 2nd Director DeGross to approve Dan Ruud as an additional Assistant Girls' Golf Coach for 2018-19. This is a one-year contract as presented. Unanimously carried.
14) Other
a. WASB Fall Regional Meeting - President Kruschke reminded the Board that the 2018 Fall Regional Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th in Eau Claire, WI. Board members who are interested in attending the meeting should contact Administrative Assistant Pam Katner. Directors Kruschke, Redmon, and Hueg are planning to attend.
15) Important Upcoming Dates
a. August 29, 2018 – All Staff Professional Development Day beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the SCC High School Commons
b. September 10, 2018 - SCC Board Learning and Special Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the SCC District Office at 915 Davis Street, Hammond
c. September 24, 2018 – SCC School Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the SCC District Office at 915 Davis Street, Hammond
d. September 27, 2018 – WASB 2018 Fall Regional Meeting 6:00 p.m. in Eau Claire, WI
16) Convene to Closed Session - The motion was made by Director Lyksett, 2nd by Director Redmon to convene to closed session. Roll call vote: All ayes.
a. Per WI State Statute 19.85(1)(c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.
i. Superintendent's Performance Review
Time: 7:47 p.m.
17) Return to Open Session - The Board returned to open session at 9:49 p.m. No one joined the meeting.
18) Announce Any Action Taken in Closed Session if Appropriate – No announcement was made.
19) Adjournment – Motion Director DeGross, 2nd Director Lyksett to adjourn. Unanimously carried.
Time: 9:50 p.m.
Jeff Redmon, School Board Clerk
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