MEETING MINUTES…WHITEHALL BOARD OF EDUCATION…July 27, 2015
The July 27, 2015 meeting of the Whitehall Board of Education was held at Whitehall Memorial Elementary Balcony. David Skoyen called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Roll was called and a quorum established. Other Board members present: George Everson, Leah Johnson (6:33 pm), Kristen Carroll, Julie Dokkestul and Jason Molis. Absent: Byron Fields. Others present: Superintendent/6-12 Principal, Mike Beighley; Elementary Principal, Damon Lisowski; Assistant MS Principal, Beth Lisowski; Finance Manager, Cheryl Maug; Representatives (2) from Johnson Controls.
Everson moved to approve vouchers as presented. Carroll seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Carroll moved to approve the following items of the Motion Calendar:
A. Approve minutes of June 22, 2015 Regular Meeting
B. Approve minutes of June 22, 2015 Executive Session
C. Set date/time for Budget Hearing & Annual Meeting – October 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
D. Approve New Hire: HS Science Teacher Contract: Scott McConnell
E. Approve additional Summer School Contracts (see list)
F. Approve Extra-Curricular Contracts (see list)
Molis seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Presentation by Johnson Controls regarding ACT 32 Performance Contracting. Board consented to proceed with the Request for Quote (RFQ process). Three requests will be sent out. If Board decides to proceed with Performance Contracting, they will not use the Revenue Limit Exemption that is allowed with ACT 32 but will borrow funds under the use school district $1,000,000 limit borrowing authority.
Johnson moved to Everson moved to approve no change in the Activity Tickets prices for 2015-16. Dokkestul seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Johnson moved to approve a $.10 increase in all student Breakfast & Lunch meal prices. Molis seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
2015-16 meal prices:
Elementary – Breakfast $1.50, Lunch $2.65
MS/HS – Breakfast $1.75, Lunch $2.85.
Molis moved approve 600 Series Board Policies (2nd Reading). Carroll seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Everson moved approve 700 Series Board Policies (1st Reading). Dokkestul seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Beighley reported that building use by Ashley Furniture went very well. They were very pleased with the facilities and the helpfulness of the staff.
The staff will have 5 days of inservice prior to the first day of school for 2015-16; 4 days the week of August 24th and Monday 31st with students returning on Tuesday, September 1st.
Beighley has nominated Pastor Mary Ann Bowman for the Ashley for the Arts Humanitarian award. She has been very involved with the Feed My People and Winter Clothing Drive.
B. Lisowski –
The District is expecting to receive $90,000 for the CLC After School Program Grant for 2015-16 (year 2 of 5). Jamie Youngbauer will be in charge of the program with Brandon Jahr assisting. Plan to run it like 2014-15 with family nights and community partnering. Last year grades 3-8 participated and for 2015-16 grades 3-12 will be participating.
D. Lisowski –
Summer school has gone well. Added a couple of new enrichment courses like Archery and Science. Will evaluate summer school program to see if any changes will be necessary for summer 2016.
A new requirement in the State Budget requires districts to annually post which standards are being used. It must be posted after July 14th and before school starts. The Board unanimously reaffirmed the continued use of the Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and appropriate Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.
Skoyen recessed to Executive session pursuant to S.S. 19.85 (1) (c) to review Board and Administrative Goals for 2015-16 as well as Administrative performance for 2015-16, and (g) possibility of conferring with legal counsel regarding ongoing district issue. Time: 8:11 pm.
(Pending Board Approval)