MEETING MINUTES…WHITEHALL BOARD OF EDUCATION…February 23, 2015
The February 23, 2015 meeting of the Whitehall Board of Education was held at Whitehall Memorial Conference Room. President, David Skoyen called the meeting to order at
6:30 p.m. Roll was called and a quorum established. Other Board members present: Byron Fields, Leah Johnson (6:32 p.m.), Kristen Carroll, Julie Dokkestul and Jason Molis. Absent: George Everson. Others present: Superintendent/6-12 Principal, Mike Beighley; Elementary Principal, Damon Lisowski; Special Ed Director, Vickie O’Dell; Director of Curriculum & Assessment, Beth Lisowski; Sue Speltz; Finance Manager, Cheryl Maug; Reporter, Scott Schultz; Dina and Justin Aasen.
Fields moved to approve vouchers as presented. Molis seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Molis moved to approve the following items of the Motion Calendar:
- Approve minutes of January 26, 2015 Regular Meeting
- Review minutes of January 26, 2015 Executive Session
- Approve additional Extra-Curricular Contracts for 2014-15 (see list)
Carroll seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Dokkestul moved to approve school calendar for 2015-16 as presented. Fields seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Molis moved to approve the 2nd reading of the 200 Series Board Policies as presented. Dokkestul seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Johnson moved to approve the 1st reading of the 300 Series Board Policies as presented. Carroll seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Johnson moved to table item 8.E. 1st reading of 400 Series Board Policies as these policies were not ready to review at this time. Fields seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
It was agreed that more time is needed to schedule the Board/Administrative Team planning session. This item will be reviewed at the next regular Board meeting.
Fields moved to approve the issuance of letters of intent to employ to all existing permanent teachers for the 2015-16 school year. Johnson seconded. Aye – All Members.
Child Development days for 2 1/2 – 4 year olds will be held this Saturday, February 28th.
Mrs. Thorn is working with the Tech Ed and Family Consumer Ed departments to create some sensory materials for her Early Childhood classroom.
B, Lisowski –
All Juniors are required to take the ACT and it is scheduled for March 3rd from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students may leave after they have finished the test. Due to the strict testing requirements there will be no school for grades 9, 10 & 12.
The Badger (Smarter Balance) training will be held on March 30th. The training manuals should be available 1 week prior. The district is expecting to give the test in mid-April.
Explained the time involved in Educator Effectiveness.
Reviewed the activities of the Random Acts of Kindness Week. An assembly was held on Friday, February 13th for the students to share their acts of kindness. Students made Valentine’s and distributed them to various community members.
There have been 32 Chromebook (family) purchases.
Skoyen recessed to Executive session pursuant to S.S. 19.81 (1) (c) for discussion of parental concerns regarding specific student and school staff as well as staffing planning for 2015-16 based on proposed 2015-17 State Budget proposal. Time: 7:45 p.m.
(Pending Board Approval)