MEETING MINUTES…WHITEHALL BOARD OF EDUCATION…August 24, 2015
The August 24, 2015 meeting of the Whitehall Board of Education was held at Whitehall Memorial Conference Room. David Skoyen called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Roll was called and a quorum established. Other Board members present: George Everson, Byron Fields, Leah Johnson, Kristen Carroll and Jason Molis. Absent: Julie Dokkestul. Others present: Superintendent/6-12 Principal, Mike Beighley; Elementary Principal, Damon Lisowski; Assistant MS Principal, Beth Lisowski; Pupil Services/Special Ed Director, Vickie O’Dell
Everson moved to approve vouchers as presented. Molis seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Everson moved to approve the following items of the Motion Calendar:
- Approve minutes of July 27, 2015 Regular Meeting
- Approve minutes of July 27, 2015 Executive Session
- Approve Resignation of Karen Hull – 4K Teacher
- Approve New Hire: Long-Term Sub – 4K Teacher, Anna Sandberg
- Approve Extra-Curricular Contracts (see list)
Carroll seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Three responses were received to the Request for Qualifications for the purpose of Performance Contract for Infrastructure and Sustainability Improvements: Honeywell, Johnson Controls and Nexus. Johnson moved to not proceed with the Performance Contract at this time. Fields seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Molis moved approve 700 Series Board Policies (2nd Reading). Everson seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Molis moved approve 800 Series Board Policies (1st Reading). Carroll seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Everson moved to approve the notice outlining the standards that the District will be using: Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and appropriate Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. Fields seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Beighley presented an overview of the A.L.I.C.E. concept for emergency protocol/response.
Discussion was held regarding the professional development emphasis for 2015-16.
B. Lisowski –
Update on the required assessments for 2015-16 along with the timeline that the tests would be given.
Updates on Special Education staffing schedules.
D. Lisowski –
The major Elementary goal for the 2015-16 school year is to increase parent and community involvement. This is something that is currently done well but would like to expand it even further.
Presented information regarding the new District Administrator Evaluation System (DAPES). The Board and Beighley will have some training on it and the training is set for the evenings of October 5th and 6th.
Skoyen recessed to Executive session pursuant to S.S. 19.85 (1) (c) to set support staff wages for 2015-16. Time: 7:25 pm.