Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
November 14, 2016
Brookwood High School Offices – Large Conference Room
I. Call To Order
The meeting was called to order by President Kurt Radke at 7:02 p.m.
II. Roll Call
Board members present were Mr. Arndt, Mr. Streeter, Mr. Bauman, and Mr. Radke. Mr. Muellenberg was absent. Administration present were Mr. Burhop, Dr. Luebke and Mr. Pettit.
III. Legal Meeting Determination
Motion to approve this as a legal meeting with proper notice was made by Mr. Streeter, seconded by Mr. Arndt. Motion passed unanimously.
IV. Approval of the Agenda
Motion to approve the agenda was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded by Mr. Arndt. Motion passed unanimously.
V. Approval of the Minutes
Motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 17, 2016 and Special Board Meeting of October 24, 2016, was made by Mr. Arndt, seconded by Mr. Streeter. Motion passed unanimously.
A. Financial Reports
1. Vouchers Payable
Motion to approve Electronic Fund Transfers #1289 through #1308 for $528,703.06 and checks #37099 through #37186 for $243,856.51 for a voucher total of $772,559.57 was made by Mr. Arndt, seconded by Mr. Bauman. Motion passed unanimously.
2. District Receipts and Disbursements
Mr. Burhop reported that October is a light month for revenues.
3. Cash Flow Report
Mr. Burhop described a cash flow situation where the district would have $74,855.54 in the Bank of Ontario after the November 14 vouchers and November 18 payroll. The district has $801.08 in a money market account at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Wilton, $201,368.16 in the Bank of Cashton, and $846.20 in American Deposit Management. Mr. Burhop also reported that the district would receive SAGE and Special Education Aid on November 21, 2016 and an equalization aid payment on December 5, 2016.
B. Superintendent’s Report
Mr. Burhop informed the Board of the 2017 school board election and reviewed the Teacher in-service agenda with the Board for the early release on November 22 and full day in-service on November 23. Mr. Burhop also reviewed expenditures for the Title VI(B) application and the TEACH Grant application. Finally, Mr. Burhop informed the Board on the delay of the school district audit, on additional Skyward expenditures, including two on-site workshop days, communications with the Regional offices of Kubota, and the organization and distribution of the Falcon Food Pantry.
C. High School Principal’s Report
Mr. Pettit informed the board about the Veteran’s Day Program, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Western Wisconsin Honors Band, the Artists of the Month, and Special Olympics participation and results. Mr. Pettit also updated the Board on FFA and ID Classroom activities along with Personal Finance course offered at the high school and taught by Mrs. Ferries being a transcripted course with WTC. Finally, compliments were given to Mr. Nofsinger and the students involved in the fall school play.
D. Elementary Principal’s Report
Dr. Luebke reported on the 6th graders participating in the Math 24 competition, 5th grade STEM projects, National History Day participation, and 2nd grade involvement in two short reader’s theatre plays. Dr. Luebke also informed the Board on the Elementary Winter Concert, the Artists of the Month, the Falcon Five winners for October, and the data meeting held in the Elementary School on November 4.
E. Athletic Director’s Report
Mr. Clinton’s report informed the Board of Curt Brieske, Sharon Karis and Lori Brueggen being recognized for Distinguished Service by the Wisconsin Athletic Director’s Association, and on the October “Athletes of the Month” and of the Winter Sports starting dates.
VII. Public Comments
There were no public comments.
VIII. New Business
A. Approve Contract for Holly Ziegler – Network Administrator and Computer Technician
Mr. Burhop informed the Board that Ms. Ziegler had started last week attending Skyward in-services and was on site full-time starting today. Motion to approve a contract to Holly Ziegler to be the District’s Network Administrator and Computer Technician was made by Mr. Streeter, seconded by Mr. Arndt. Motion passed unanimously.
IX. Closed Session
Motion to move into closed session under Section 19.85(1)(c) Stats., discuss health insurance benefit compensation for a school district employee and discuss the Support Staff Handbook compensation language for support staff holiday pay, was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded by Mr. Arndt. Roll call Vote: Mr. Bauman – Yes, Mr. Arndt – Yes, Mr. Streeter – Yes, Mr. Radke – Yes.
X. Reconvene to Open Session
Motion to reconvene into open session was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded by Mr. Arndt. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion to adjourn at 7:51 p.m. was made by Mr. Arndt, seconded by Mr. Streeter. Motion passed unanimously.