School District of Luck
Monday, May 23, 2016
6:00 P.M. Board Room
The meeting was called to order by Pres. Jacob Jensen at 6:00 P.M. Present were Board members Rick Palmer, Kurt Stonesiefer, Amy Dueholm, absent was Todd Roehm. Also present was Ione Barron, Lori Denny, Ms. Senn, Karen Cogswell, Jeff Peterson, Principals Ann Goldbach and Brad Werner and newspaper reporters Craig Westergaard and Linda Olds.
Pledge of Allegiance
Motion to approve the agenda as presented by Kurt S. second by Rick P. All aye, motion carried.
Motion to approve the minutes of April 26th as presented by Kurt S. second by Amy D. all ayes, motion carried.
Amy d. presented the vouchers for payment. Motion by Rick P. to approve vouchers 81005-81051 for $110,320.59 and vouchers 81053 - 81086 for $40,809.28 second by Kurt S. All ayes, motion carried.
Treasurer’s reports were presented by Amy D. for the last 3 months. Motion to approve the March report by Rick P. second by Kurt S. all ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Kurt S. second by Rick P. to approve the April report, all ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Rick P. to approve the May report second by Kurt S. all ayes, motion carried.
Citizen request to speak to the Board. Jeff Peterson who is running for the Assembly asked to address the Board on his campaign platform. Jeff is opposed to the current voucher system for private school, looking to get more funding for all public schools and wants to make education a priority if elected.
No other public input.
New Student Reps Logan Grey and Courtney Stevens were not able to be in attendance but provided the Board with a written summary of end of the year activities of the H.S. They highlighted Ms. Wicklund’s World History class and the use of “questioning techniques” to solve a mystery. They also highlighted many yearend activities such as Ag. on the Lawn, Art Show, Festival of Nations, Lucky Loops, Prom, and Senior Graduation.
Ione Barron gave a “Food Service” report for the year. Many good things are happening in the Hot Lunch program. Ione started off by highlighting some of her challenges for the year such as equipment troubles, food recalls, new fruit and veg. requirements and new professional standards for employees to meet.
She then talked about successes throughout the year which included a large increase in the Breakfast program due to a new Elem offering in the morning in their rooms. An equipment grant that she applied for which will include a new freezer and cooler for the main kitchen area and several program changes that have helped gain participation.
Ione has set goals for herself and the program for next year.
Superintendent’s Report: Mr. Schultz called attention to the “Core Values” listed at the top of our Agendas. They are Community, Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Perseverance. He noted that the committee will be meeting again to work on the ‘Vision Statement” soon. He also reported on the upcoming graduation. He invited the Board to the Joint Board member meeting at CESA on June 21 if there is any interest. On Friday May 27th there will be a joint luncheon for all staff, board members and others for recognition of retirees and others. Mr. Schultz reported on recent meeting with Schneider Electric on the progress of the energy project and other concerns of the projects.
He then read some excerpts from his letter of recommendation for Ione Barron for Food Service Director of the Year Award. He gave her high praise for her hard work and organization and her dedication to the children of the Luck School. Congratulation to Ione Barron. Wisconsin School Food Service Director of the Year.
Elem. Principal Report. Ann Goldbach reported of the School Improvement Plan, PBIS, interviewing of new teacher candidates, curriculum work being done and the Discipline report for the 3rd qt. There has been a lot of work done in the harvest garden and a Special Thank You to Eric Dueholm for all of his hard work in preparing the beds.
Sec. Principal Brad Werner report; Mr. Werner is working with the FFA to put up a sign on the Crop Plot that the school owns at the end of 4th Street in Luck. He also reported on the progress of teachers using “Essential Questions” in each of the classes they teach. Staff development days have been utilized for this effectively. Future scheduling was discussed with the use of Skyward and how it might allow students to do their own class selection in the future and then generate a class conflict list to work off of. A big thank you goes out to Renee Gavinski for all of her work to make Lucky Loops another successful event to help support the afterschool program.
No Board reports
Karen Cogswell gave a report on the challenges she has encountered such as “Lack of Training” to learn the job, Errors on reports and a very big concern for her is the ACA Affordable Care Act. She also feels like she has had to learn a lot of it the hard. She reported on her successes such as she feels she is gaining the trust of the employees, and is correcting past errors. She still has many concerns about the files and organization.
Approval of the “Open Enrollment” applications as recommended by the Administration. Motion by Rick P. and seconded by Kurt S. to approve the recommendation. All ayes, motion carried
Motion by Rick P. and seconded by Amy D. to approve the new Middlebury Spanish Program. All ayes, motion carried.
Recommendation by Mr. Werner to hire Maggie Paucek as the new Instrumental Teacher. Motion to approve the recommendation by Rick P. second by Amy D. all ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Kurt S. to accept a donation of $625 from the Girls scouts to be used for playground equipment with many Thanks, seconded by Rick P. all ayes, motion carried.
Recommendation by the Administration for raise Lunch meal prices per the calculated mandated rates of the DPI. Motion by Amy D. to approve the recommendation, seconded by Kurt S. all ayes, motion carried.
Approve dropping the Long Term Care Benefit: Mr. Palmer and Mr. Stonesifer must abstain so the topic was tabled as there was not a quorum to act on it.
Approval of Policy 540.4 Job Description of Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Second reading. Motion by Rick P. and seconded by Amy D. to approve the policy as a second reading, all ayes, and motion carried.
Motion to convene into Executive Session per WI Stat. 19.85 (1) by Kurt S. seconded by Amy D. Roll Call vote Amy yes, Rick yes, Kurt yes, Jacob yes.
Reconvene to Open session motion by Rick P. Seconded by Kurt S. All ayes motion carried
No action taken on any executive session items.
Motion to adjourn by Kurt S. Seconded by Amy D. All aye, meeting adjourned.