School District of Luck
Regular Board Meeting
April 25, 2016
6:00 P.M. Board Room
The meeting was called to order by Pres. Jacob Jensen. Those present were Board members Amy Dueholm, Todd Roehm, Kurt Stonesifer, Rick Palmer. Also in attendance were Superintendent Chris Schultz, High School Prin. Brad Werner, Elem Prin. Ann Goldbach,Larry Olson, Dean Roush, Lori Denny, Mary Stirrat , Lynda Olds, Jason Harelson and student rep. Emma Pedersen.
Pledge of Allegiance
Motion by Kurt Stonesifer to approve the minutes of March 28th 2016, second by Todd Roehm. All Ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Todd Roehm to approve the minutes of April 13th 2016, second by Amy Dueholm, All Ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Todd Roehm to approve vouchers 80913 through 81004 as presented by Amy Dueholm, second by Kurt Stonesifer, all Ayes, motion carried.
March Treasurer’s report was tabled per Mr. Schultz’s request.
April Treasurer’s report tabled per Mr. Schultz’s request.
Jacob Jensen asked if anyone present wanted to address the Board. No one had signed up. No requests.
Not others guest speakers at this time.
Mr. Schultz deferred to future meeting as this agenda had so many items in New Business.
Elem. Principal Ann Goldbach supplied the Board with a number of informational items that included the (TIP) report Targeted Intervention Program. Lots of data was supplied and the overall analysis was that the program was successful and they would like to look at expanding it next year with a few modifications. She also reported that she thought the full days of inservice were much more beneficial to the staff and the district and encouraged the same practice continue. A recent inservice provided the staff with the opportunity to talk in depth on the RTI program which was very productive. All testing was done for the year.
7-12 Principal Brad Werner reported on the H.S computer lab update that Mr. Arjes had just completed and was very satisfied with it. Access time was cut from over 2 minutes to less than 25 seconds. Also the upgrades were much needed. He reported on the Polk County presentation on phone and electronic harassment and thought they did a very good job informing our students of consequences of such actions. Many questions were asked by the students. Good topic and timely. He reported on current testing of ACT Aspire. Jackie Z held a very successful fund raiser for After School Allstars and is to be congratulated.
No Board Members Reports were given.
Maintenance report: Larry Olson gave a report on how his new position is going and some of the items that have been addressed. He requested that he be allowed to attend further training on the HVAC controls and systems. He thanked the Board for this opportunity and felt that he is getting a better grasp on all that the job entails. Numerous items are in the planning stages with the energy project currently underway and he is looking forward to a very busy summer.
Swearing in of Board Members: Clerk LeRoy Buck was absent. Todd Roehm was appointed temporary clerk; motion made by Kurt Stonesifer and second by Amy Dueholm. Passed 4-0. Mr. Roehm swore in the two newly elected Board members, Kurt Stonesifer and Rick Palmer.
Election of Board Officers: Elections were held by open vote, though nominated Board members did not vote in their individual elections.
Jake Jensen President; Motion Amy, second Rick. 4-0
Kurt Stonesifer Vice President; Motion Rick, second Jake. 4-0
Amy Dueholm Treasurer; Motion Todd, second Jake. 4-0
Rick Palmer Clerk; Motion Todd, second Kurt. 4-0
Todd Roehm CESA 11 Liaison; Motion Kurt, second Jake. 4-0
Presentation / Feedback from students on Core Values and Vision: Students were unable to attend, but Mrs. Wicklund sent a summary of student comments.
Approve District Non-negotiable guiding principles; its Core Values: Board approved the Core Values of Community, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, and Excellence. Motion Todd, second Kurt. 5-0
Approve District Vision: Board approved the Vision for the School District. Luck: built on Respect, Integrity, and Excellence. Motion Rick, second Amy. 5-0
Presentation on VLN Distance Learning Program: Mr. Werner summarized the study of VLN’s program as an alternative to our current PLATO program for remediation and credit recovery, as well as an option for open enrollment distance learning. VLN Representative Matt Brown provided an overview of VLN programs, opportunities, and costs.
Approval of Resolution Awarding The Sale of $500,000 Taxable General Obligation Promissory Note (Qualified Zone Academy Bonds – Tax Credit): After discussion about the sale and a zero interest rate, the Board approved the resolution. Motion Kurt, second Todd. 5-0
Presentation of 2016 Summer School Plan: Renee Gavinski, Summer School Coordinator, provided a summary of course offerings and described the added offerings for this coming summer, including 10 field trips to be offered following the regular 4-week summer school in collaboration with Unity.
Approval of 2016-17 School Year Calendar: After brief discussion of the process with the teachers in developing the schedule, the Board adopted the calendar. Motion Rick, second Todd. 5-0
Approval of 2016-17 Board Meeting Calendar: Following an explanation of the two tentative dates that were not 4th Mondays, the Board approved the calendar without change. Motion Rick, second Kurt. 5-0
Approval and acceptance of Donation of Wrestling Mat: Community Youth Wrestling has not determined to donate the mat. This issue was tabled.
Approval of Contract for New Elementary Principal: Mr. Schultz reviewed the contract, similar in structure to that of the new contract for Finance Manager. He pointed out differences and similarities to past administrative contracts. Board approved the contract. Motion Todd, second Rick. 5-0
Approval of New Science and Psychology Instructional Materials: Ann Goldbach presented the recommended new instructional materials and discussed the review by teaching staff. The AP Physics materials have not yet been selected. The Board approved the adoption of the recommended texts and materials. Motion Todd, second Kurt. 5-0
Discussion of Strategic Planning Process, Next Steps: The next steps include developing a Mission and beginning the Goal-setting process. The Board indicated its desire to continue the process on Wednesday, 15 June.
Approval of First Read of Policy 540.4, Job Description for Director of Curriculum and Instruction: After a brief discussion, the Board approved the first read of the policy and job description. Motion Rick, second Todd. 5-0
Approval of Letters of Intent for Certified Staff: Rick Palmer suggested some additional language to the draft document. The Board approved providing letters of intent to all of the current teaching staff, as listed, guaranteeing that compensation levels will be no less than those this year. Motion Rick, second Amy. 5-0
Accept Resignation of Band Teacher. The Board accepted the resignation of Jennifer Gilhoi from the position of Band Teacher, with Many Thanks and Grantitude. Motion Amy, second Todd. 5-0
Approval of Elementary Secretary Job Description: Board approved Policy 542.1, the final version of the job description for elementary secretary. Motion Todd, second Amy. 5-0
Approval of Secondary Secretary Job Description: Board approved Policy 542.2, the final version of the job description for secondary secretary. Motion Rick, second Todd. 5-0
Approval of District Office Secretary Job Description: Board approved Policy 542.3, the final version of the job description for elementary secretary. Motion Amy, second Kurt. 5-0
Request to modify graduation requirements for a student, Executive Session: This discussion was taken to executive session.
Other Business Allowed by Wisconsin Statutes: none.
Motion to Convene into Executive Session per Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1): Motion Rick, second Amy. Vote was polled. All responded Aye. 5-0
Reconvene to Open Session with Possible Action on Executive Session Items: Motion Kurt, second Rick. Vote was polled. All responded Aye. 5-0
Committee Assignments: Board members volunteered for the following committees: Buildings/Grounds(Amy and Kurt), Athletics (Kurt and Todd), Lunch(Todd), Transportation(Todd), Negotiations(Jake and Rick), Budget(Amy and Rick), Communith Ed.(Kurt). Motion Rick, second Todd. 5-0
Modification of Graduation Requirements: The Board voted to modify graduation requirements for the student discussed in executive session. Motion Amy, second Kurt. 5-0
Motion to Adjourn: Motion Rick, second Kurt. 5-0
Minutes completed by Rick Palmer and Chris Schultz