The April 19, 2017 meeting of the Whitehall Board of Education was held at Whitehall Memorial Conference Room. President, George Everson called the meeting to order at
6:30 pm. Roll was called and a quorum established. Other Board members present: Byron Fields, Jason Molis, Kristen Carroll, Julie Dokkestul and Dan Koxlien. Absent: Leah Johnson. Others present: Superintendent/9-12 Principal, Mike Beighley; Elementary Principal, Damon Lisowski; Special Education/Pupil Services Director, Vickie O’Dell; MS Principal/Improvement of Instruction Director, Beth Lisowski; Assistant HS Principal/Athletic Director, Jamie Youngbauer; Finance Manager, Cheryl Maug; Reporter, Scott Schultz.

Oath of Office to elected School Board Members: George Everson, Daniel Koxlien, and Julie Dokkestul.

Carroll moved to approve vouchers as presented. Fields seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.

Fields moved to approve the following items of the Motion Calendar:
A. Approve minutes of March 20, 2017 Regular Meeting
B. Approve minutes of March 20, 2017 Executive Meeting (Exec Session Cancelled)
C. Approve minutes of March 22, 2017 Co-op Meeting
D. Change regular May meeting date from May 17, 2017 to May 10, 2017
E. Set Health/Wellness Committee meeting for April 24th at 7:00 pm.

Koxlien seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.

Aaron Rittenhouse, Johnson Controls Inc., gave an update (via telephone) on the lighting project. It will be completed by the end of April The boiler controls work is scheduled to begin on June 7th and should be done by the end of June. Rittenhouse will provide the Board with project details and timeline.

Summer Lunch Program will begin one week after school gets out and continue through the 1st week of fall sports. Lunch will be served Monday through Thursdays as well as on Friday’s when activities are planned.

Carroll moved to approve to increase the substitute teacher pay rate in Policy #534 Substitute Teachers from $90 to $100. Dokkestul seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.

Molis moved to approve 66:0301 Contract with Arcadia for 50% of Food Service Director (Ellen Bartow) for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. Fields seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.

Beighley reported on the progress of the Trempealeau Valley Co-op. Bruce Miles will be coming on May 5th to help with the development of a detailed Communication Plan for the details of the co-op. The co-op superintendents met with WTC to continue the discussions of how to blend the K-14 system together to best serve students and the greater community. Beighley is scheduled for a trip to Germany from May 15th through May 25th.

Dokkestul approved the language clarification changes to the Cash in Lieu of Health Insurance policy. Koxlien seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.

Administrative Reports:

D. Lisowski –
Elementary Summer School registrations are being finalized. There are an abundance of courses being offered. Bryce Anderson is in the process of developing an online registration form.

O’Dell –
No changes in special education staff are anticipated at this time for the 2017-18 school year.
Bal-A-Vis-X training event will be held on August 14th & 15th

B. Lisowski –
Forward Exam testing is about ½ way done and this test is for grades 3-8 & 10.
Apspire ACT Predictor will be given to grades 9-10 on May 18th and 19th.
DC trip leaves on Sunday April 23rd and Youngbauer will be going with.
Any proposed budget cuts to the CLC Grant should be known by May.
Gary Giese will be teaching college level history (for credit) through UW Oshkosh instead of AP History.

Youngbauer –
Attended a Character Ed Curriculum program that was presented by business people from around the La Crosse area. They will pay for the curriculum and bring in a speaker to talk to students about leadership, kindness, culture, etc.
A “sexting” presentation by a state dectective is scheduled for May 1st. There will be a presentation for Middle School & High School (separately) during the day and a session for parents in the evening.

Everson recessed to Executive session pursuant to S.S. 19.85 1(c) to discuss employee salary negotiations for 2017-18 and to review/approve negotiations with ADG/APEX regarding booster pump addition for 2014 Elementary School. Time: 7:20 pm.

Cheryl Maug
Recording Secretary