The January 31, 2018 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; Assistant HS Principal/Athletic Director, Jamie Youngbauer; Finance Manager, Cheryl Maug; Reporter, Andrew Dannehy.

Molis moved to approve vouchers as presented. Dokkestul seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.

Carroll moved to approve the following items of the Motion Calendar:

  1. Approve minutes of December 20, 2017 Regular Meeting
  2. Approve minutes of December 20, 2017 Executive Meeting
  3. Approve Volunteer Contacts: Powerlifting – Kenny Thorn & Cole Demulling,     Boys Basketball – Greg Standafer

Koxlien seconded. Aye – All Members. Motion carried.

Koxlien moved to approve no space limits for 2018-19 Open Enrollment students. Fields seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.

Koxlien moved to approve the TVC 2.0 Bell Schedule for Whitehall Jr. and Sr. High including Wednesday 2:30 dismissal for PLC Work district wide. Dokkestul seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.

The Ashley sponsored “Future Skills Lab” trailer has been ordered and will arrive by August 1st. The Tech Ed based items like hydraulics and pneumatics will be moved to the shop area in the buildings so that the trailer will be truly futuristic type trainings in sensors, robots, electronics, etc. Will now have to determine what to put in it for a truly K-12 and beyond curriculum.

Everson appointed Koxlien to serve for the creation of the Joint Powers Agreement as he has experience in contractual agreements.

Molis moved to approve the 2018-19 School Calendar/TVC 2.0 Calendar and allow up to 3 days of summer school to be scheduled just prior to the school year with full door to door busing provided, if administration feels it will be beneficial. Fields seconded. Aye – All members. Motion carried.

Beighley reported on the January Pupil Enrollment Report count: 781 which up from the September count of 773.

Administrative Reports:

Youngbauer (reported for B. Lisowski) –

The CLC Fishing Club would like permission for 8-10 High School students to go on an overnight trip to attend the HS Ice Fishing contest in Minocqua, WI.  The overnight stay would be on February 16th and Teachers, Jason Wadzinski and Alex Eid will be chaperones. Board consented to the overnight trip.

O’Dell –

Child Development Days was held on Saturday, January 20th. National Honor Society students helped. There were no referrals for Special Education.

D. Lisowski –

A survey for offering a full day for 4K was sent out. Preliminary results show about a 60% interest in a full day program. More evaluation is necessary to determine the impact of academic, Head Start, cost and space issues. May also offer the option for parents to choose ½ or full day.

Youngbauer –

ACP is currently promoting class electives in our district and the Co-op. Students have been to other schools in the Co-op to view classes of interests. ACP time will begin to promote the Future Skills Lab.

John Norlin, founder of Character Strong Curriculum, will be speaking to grades 7-12 on February 7th at 8:15 am. The Dave Skogen Foundation pays for the curriculum so there is no cost to the District.

Students will be attending a Job Fair on May 1st.

Everson recessed to Executive session pursuant to S.S. 19.85 1(c) to discuss staffing models for 2018-19 and begin staffing model discussion for 2019-20. Time: 7:22 pm.

Cheryl Maug

Recording Secretary