School District of Luck
Regular Board Meeting
October 29, 2012
The meeting was called to order by Board President Robert Clifton. Those present were Board members Amy Dueholm, Jacob Jensen, Daryl Bazey and LeRoy Buck. Also in attendance were Superintendent, Rick Palmer, High School Principal, Mark Gobler, Elementary Principal, Ann Goldbach, Student Representative, Katelyn Dinnies, Kristi Fenning, Lori Denny, Shari Shaffer, Karen Pedersen, Maggie Peterson, Rachel Berg, Dean Roush, Amy Aguado, and Mary Stirrat.
A motion was made to approve the amended agenda by Jacob Jensen and seconded by Amy Dueholm. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made to approve the board minutes of the regular meeting of September 24, 2012 by Daryl Bazey and seconded by Jacob Jensen. All ayes. Motion carried.
Vouchers 77023 through 77100 were presented for approval by Amy Dueholm. A motion to approve the vouchers was made by Jacob Jensen and seconded by LeRoy Buck. All ayes. Motion carried.
The treasurer’s report was presented as follows by Amy Dueholm: No Report.
Recognition of Guests or Delegates
A. Recognition of student representative, Katelyn Dinnies. Katelyn informed the Board of the upcoming play being staged by the Drama Club. Play dates are Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th. She also reported that Tanner Nielsen, Geoffrey Maiden-Mueller and herself participated in State Honors Choir/Band.
B. Mr. Roush: NUE. Mr. Roush was present to re-iterate concerns the teachers have with the contract, retirement and handbook processes. He encouraged open dialog between teachers and administration and that information be relayed to staff by any means and in a timely manner.
C. Amy Aguado gave a review of the fall Community Education classes along with a review of Community Education day which was held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. She also reviewed upcoming classes and asked for feedback from the Board on Community Education direction. There was discussion of the S.T.E.P.S program. Mr. Palmer will look into this and discuss with Amy and the Board.
A. Mr. Palmer discussed the referendum and how the district is getting information out regarding the referendum. A open house during parent/teacher conferences was held featuring a virtual walkthrough of the repairs needed. He will also be contacting local business to go over repair needs for the school. Teachers ‘Yes Committee” will be sending post cards out prior to the election. Mr. Palmer did state that efforts to break down the repairs into smaller projects will be done in hopes of utilizing local contractors for some of the repairs.
B. Mr. Gobler passed out a handout in regards to ACT Scores and discussed that ACT scores have declined. There was discussion on preparing students for the ACT. Mr. Gobler mentioned that a simulated pre-test may be done in March of the coming year. Mr. Gobler congratulated the Girls Volleyball team for earning a spot in the Division 4 State Tournament. He requested that Friday, November 2, 2012 be designated a School wide Field Trip day in order to allow students to attend the Volleyball Tournament. He also informed the Board that the football team will be playing in Schofield on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 4pm. A community Pep Fest will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. A fan bus will be available to the community.
C. Mrs. Goldbach discussed the recent Health Fair. She also discussed the PALS-K assessment testing. The Math STAR test was discussed. She also informed the Board that she attended a Language Arts conference and that expectation are that 3rd graders will be expected to do pre-writing and that it be done on a computer. There was discussion on introducing keyboarding at earlier levels. The language arts requirement will be implemented in 2015.
A. Presentation and approval of budget adjustments for 2012-13. After discussion a motion was made by Jacob Jensen and seconded by Daryl Bazey to approve the budget adjustments as recommended by Mr. Palmer. Role call vote: Amy Dueholm – yes, Jacob Jensen – yes, Daryl Bazey – yes, LeRoy Buck – yes and Robert Clifton – yes. Motion carried.
B. Recommendation to set tax levy at $3,017,430. After discussion a motion was made by Jacob Jensen and seconded by Daryl Bazey to approve Mr. Palmer’s recommendation to set the tax levy at $3,017,430. Roll call vote: Amy Dueholm – yes, Jacob Jensen – yes, Daryl Bazey – yes, LeRoy Buck – yes and Robert Clifton – yes. Motion carried.
C. Recommendation for H.S. secretarial position. After discussion a motion was made by LeRoy Buck and seconded by Jacob Jensen to approve the hiring of Kate Hauer for the H.S. secretarial position. All ayes. Motion carried.
D. Recommendation to adopt WEA Trust as the Districts 403(b) plan documents. After discussion and based on Mr. Palmers recommendation, a motion was made by Daryl Bazey and seconded by Jacob Jensen to adopt WEA Trust as the Districts 403(b) plan documents. All ayes. Motion carried.
E. DPI School Report Card – Rachel Berg. Rachel Berg, District Assessment Coordinator gave a report regarding the overall status of the Districts Report Card. She did note that the standards were raised last year which resulted in a drop in proficiency levels. She stated that an action plan is being put together with emphasis on Common Core Standards. Re-instating reading at the middle school level was discussed. The importance of the state tests should be emphasized as test scores reflect heavily in the Districts report card.
F. Teacher effectiveness training report – Administration. The Administration spoke on the standardized evaluation process that will be consistent throughout the state. They pointed out that teacher effectiveness reflects directly on student effectiveness.
G. Teacher leadership positions. After discussion a motion was made by Daryl Bazey and seconded by Jacob Jensen to approve the following teacher leadership positions as recommended by the Administration:
a. Technology Leaders
i. Dean Roush
ii. Bethany Wohlk
iii. Matt Dunlap
b. PBIS Leaders
i. Amy Bartylla
ii. Vern Longhenry
iii. Judy Wicklund
iv. Josh Hetfeld
c. RTI Leader
i. Rachel Berg
ii. Janet Brandt
All ayes. Motion carried.
H. State Volleyball – Field Trip Day. After discussion a motion was made by Amy Dueholm and seconded by Jacob Jensen to approve Friday, November 2, 2012 as a school wide field trip day. All ayes. Motion carried.
I. Any other business that may properly come before the Board.
A motion was made by Jacob Jensen to convene into executive session per WI Stat. 19.85(1) for discussion of employee contracts and negotiations, seconded by Amy Dueholm. Roll call vote: Amy Dueholm – yes, Jacob Jensen – yes, Daryl Bazey – yes, LeRoy Buck – yes and Robert Clifton – yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made to convene back into open session by Amy Dueholm and seconded by Daryl Bazey. Roll call vote: Amy Dueholm – yes, Jacob Jensen – yes, Daryl Bazey – yes, LeRoy Buck – yes and Robert Clifton – yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Amy Dueholm and seconded by Daryl Bazey to accept the retirement of Rick Palmer effective June 30, 2013. The Board discussed the retirement plan and commended Mr. Palmer for his years of professional, dedicated service to the District. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made to adjourn by LeRoy Buck and seconded by Jacob Jensen. All ayes. Motion carried.