DISTRICT ARCHIVES

School District of Wauzeka-Steuben

Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, 17 October 2016

Library Media Center – 7:00 p.m.

 

I. Marfilius called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. in the Library Media Center of the Wauzeka-Steuben School Building.  Roll call was taken.  Present were: Marfilius, Asleson, Jazdzewski, and Acker; Martin was absent.

Open Meeting Law Compliance: Marfilius announced that “On Friday, the 14th of October 2016 an agenda of this meeting was emailed to four media sites: radio stations WPRE and KADR, the Courier Press, and the Boscobel Dial.  It was also emailed to the District’s website manager and the Clerk of the Village Board of Steuben for posting.  Copies of the agenda were also posted at Peoples State Bank and L&M’s BP in Wauzeka, the faculty/staff lounge bulletin board, and the North and South entrance doors of the Wauzeka-Steuben School Building.

II. After discussion on the following consent agenda items, Marfilius moved, seconded by Acker to approve the following consent agenda items with Item F. Co-Curricular Contracts sent to Closed Session under s.s. 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 and/or (f) considering financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

A. Minutes from September 19th Regular Board Meeting

B. Regular Monthly Finances: October 2016 for the following amounts: Vouchers $319,958.63; Receipts $523,182.86; Fund 60 $42,485.54

C. Gifts/Donations: $200 for Elem. Rdg. Room (Family of Peg Chunat); microwave for APR from Ryan Ward (~$120); and assorted fruits, vegetables, and decorative pumpkins from Doug Sander (~$75); $3,000 in 2 installments from Wauzeka Bingo for theatre materials.  These donations are greatly appreciated and thank you letters have been sent.

D. 4-5 Skills USA officers with Advisor Mr. Gillitzer to Wisconsin Dells November 6-7.

E. Youth Options requests for Jessica Bedtka and Cassidy Roberts for the spring of 2017.

F. Staffing: Intent to Hire Additional Co-Curricular Contracts for Sharon Martin (Mentor) and Jolene Mitchell (FCCLA) went to closed session under s.s. 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 and/or (f) considering financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel.

III. There were no Community Comments.

IV. Reports

A. Business Official Jeff Mara shared several documents with the Board.

B. District Administrator Sailer reported out from the Policy Committee which met at 6 p.m.  Bill Marfilius also shared notes.

C. District Administrator Sailer along with Terri Acker and Nikki Asleson attended the WASB Workshop at SWTC in Fennimore.  The Board received a handout from the meeting and all three attendees shared highlights.

V. Old Business¬ – Board of Education Goals for 2016-2016 were shared.  Moved by Jazdzewski, seconded by Asleson to approve the goals as presented.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.  The goals are as follows:

• The District will create and implement a formal District employee exit interview.

• Increase student comfort and ability in the area of communication, particularly writing and public speaking

• Help continue to improve the pride factor for the District and community

VI. New Business

A. International Trip to Costa Rica Summer of 2018 – North Crawford is organizing a trip for their Spanish students for the summer of 2018.  Wauzeka-Steuben and Seneca have been invited to co-op with North Crawford and send students on this amazing trip.  Motion by Marfilius, seconded by Acker to approve this trip.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

B. Members of the Senior Class handed out an itinerary for their class trip planned for the first full week of March 2017.  They plan to travel to San Francisco and Los Angeles/Hollywood.  Motion by Marfilius, seconded by Asleson to approve the senior class trip.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

C. Per Board Policy 375.1 National Level Student Participation Support, FFA Advisor Hillary Bark is asking the Board to contribute 50% of the fees for transportation ($285.36), lodging ($889.92), and conference fees ($200) which would total $687.64 (50% of $1,375.28) towards FFA National Convention expenses.  Moved by Jazdzewski, seconded by Marfilius to approve the contribution as presented.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

D. Marfilius moved by Committee to take the following action on Board policies presented.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

• Approve the first reading of 171.2 Agenda Preparation, Format, and Dissemination, 345.1 Grading Systems, and 620 Annual Operating Budget

• 345.1 Grading Systems Rule, 443.5 Communication Devices on School Premises, 720 Safety Program required no revisions but were dated as reviewed

• In addition, Policy 342.1 Programs for Students with Disabilities and 751 Transportation Services will be sent back to the next Policy Committee meeting for further discussion.

E. Consideration of and Action on Authorizing the Borrowing of up to $750,000.00 on a Short Term Basis

Motion by Jazdzewski, seconded by Asleson to approve borrowing up to $750,000 on a short term basis.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

F. Motion by Jazdzewski, seconded by Marfilius to adopt the 2016-2017 Tentative Budget Summary for the October 24, 2016 Annual Budget Hearing.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

VII. District Administrator Robert Sailer reported on the following:

A. Provided additional information on 2016-2017 Cash in Lieu of Health Insurance

B. Per Policy Code 153 and Policy Code Exhibit 153 the Board needs to set a date for Board Self-Evaluation (6 p.m. Nov. 21st)

C. Parent/Teacher Conferences October 27th, 3:45-7 p.m.

D. Shared information regarding the Annual Meeting coming up Monday night.  The booklet was redrafted to provide an historical perspective of the District.

E. Updated the Board of Newspaper Publication costs

F. Monthly vs. semi-monthly Board Meetings

G. Live Streaming School Events through CESA 10 (SRTNC)

H. School Stream (online District forms platform)

VIII. Motion by Marfilius, seconded by Jazdzewski to move into Closed Session under s.s. 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 and/or (f) considering financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel to discuss and take possible action on 2016-2017 Staffing – in particular, but not limited to, additional co-curricular contracts.  Motion carried 4-0 by roll call vote.  Voting YES: Marfilius, Jazdzewski, Asleson, and Acker; Voting NO: Ø

(The Board reconvened in open session at 9:13 p.m.)

IX. Report Releasable Closed Session Action(s)

A. Motion by Jazdzewski, seconded by Asleson to approve Jolene Mitchell as FCCLA Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

B. Motion by Jazdzewski, seconded by Asleson to approve Sharon Martin for mentor for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote.

X. Moved by Asleson, seconded by Acker to adjourn.  Motion carried 4-0 by voice vote at 9:15 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Theresa G. Acker, District Clerk

 

 

 

Wauzeka–Steuben

School District

301 East Main Street

Wauzeka, Wisconsin  53826

Phone 608.875.5311

Fax  608.875.5100

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