MEETING MINUTES…WHITEHALL BOARD OF EDUCATION…October 18, 2017
The October 18, 2017 meeting of the Whitehall Board of Education was held at Whitehall Memorial Conference Room. President, George Everson called the meeting to order at
6:43 pm. Roll was called and a quorum established. Other Board members present: Byron Fields, Jason Molis, Leah Johnson, Kristen Carroll, Julie Dokkestul and Dan Koxlien. 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; Teachers, Gary Giese & Blake Schlarmann.
Carroll 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 September 18, 2017 Regular Meeting
- Approve minutes of September 18, 2017 Executive Session Meeting
- Approve Extra Curricular contracts – see list
Fields seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Johnson moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing Taxable Tax and Revenue Anticipation Promissory Note for cash-flow purposes in an amount not to exceed $750,000. Carroll seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.
Molis moved to certify the property tax levy in the amount of $2,714,746 (all funds) for the 2017-2018 school year and approve related and required budget revision for 2017-2018. Koxlien seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.
Dokkestul moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing Temporary Borrowing in an amount not to exceed $1,750,000 pursuant to Section 67.12(8)(a)1, Wis. Statutes. Carroll seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.
Beighley reported that the Bank of Whitehall would like to donate funds to sponsor the replacement of the High School gym wall padding. The cost of the wall padding is estimated at $10,000. Koxlien moved to accept the donation/gift from Bank of Whitehall for the purchase of wall padding for the High School gym. Molis seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.
Ashley Furniture Industries will be sponsoring the creation of a VEX robotics league in this region as well as a FIRST Robotics team. A state grant is available but requires a tax exempt non-profit entity in order to qualify. Ashley is in the process of creating such an entity but this process will a few months. The District will act as Fiscal Agent, at least for the first year and Ashley has donated $20,000 to get the materials ordered. Andy Baker, Automation Engineer for Ashley, will act as the approving official for any and all outlays of the donated funds. Koxlien moved to approve that the District accept the funds from Ashley Furniture Industries and act as Fiscal Agent for at least the first year. Johnson seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.
Everson recessed to Executive session pursuant to S.S. 19.85 1(c) to discuss wages and salaries for employees for the 2017-18 school year. Time: 7:04 pm.
Reconvene to open session at 8:13 pm.
Koxlien moved to approve Admin and Quasi salaries as presented. Fields seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.
Johnson moved to adjourn. Seconded by Fields. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.
Time: 8:15 p.m.