Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

March 13, 2017

Brookwood Jr. & Sr. High Offices, Large Conference Room

 

I.                   Call To Order

The meeting was called to order by President Kurt Radke at 7:00 p.m.

 

II.                Roll Call

Board members present were, Mr. Streeter, Mr. Arndt, Mr. Bauman, Mr. Muellenberg and Mr. Radke.  Administration present was Dr. 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. Muellenberg.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

IV.             Approval of the Agenda

Motion to approve the agenda was made by Mr. Muellenberg, seconded by Mr. Bauman.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

V.                Approval of the Minutes

Motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 13, 2017 was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded by Mr. Streeter.  Motion passed unanimously

 

VI.             Reports

A.    Financial Reports

1.         Vouchers Payable

Motion to approve electronic fund transfers #1370 through #1393 in the amount of $961,640.61, and written checks #37480 through #37585 for a total of $503,656.82, for a voucher total of $1,465,297.43 was made by Mr. Arndt, seconded by Mr. Muellenberg.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

2.                  District Receipts and Disbursements

Mr. Burhop informed the board that February local tax payments, IDEA claims, Kickapoo Valley Reserve payment, the interest rebate on the QSCG Bonds, SAGE and Special Education Aids were the main revenues for February.

 

3.                  Cash Flow Report

Mr. Burhop described a cash flow situation where after the current vouchers just approved and after the March 20 payroll, there would be a balance of $130,260.78 in the Bank of Ontario, $178.05 in American Deposit Management, $201,632.64 in the Bank of Cashton, and $146,068.24 in the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Kendall – Wilton.

 

B.     Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Burhop presented School Board President Kurt Radke with a WASB pin and certificate for the School Board Association Board member recognition program.  Mr. Burhop also handed out the Brookwood High School Academic and Career Plan for their review.  Mr. Burhop informed the NOW Board that they had a month to review the plan and it would be on the April agenda for approval.  Mr. Burhop informed the NOW Board that bids were being solicited to repair the driveway from the turnoff to, and including, the bus garage driveway.  Information was shared about the Food Service audit performed by the DPI.  Mr. Burhop stated that the audit went very well and all people associated with the Food Service program are to be commended.  Mr. Burhop also asked the Board for a volunteer to serve on the insurance committee that is being formed under school policies to review alternate health insurance plans.  Mr. Muellenberg volunteered.

 

C.    Jr. & Sr. High Principal’s Report

Mr. Pettit informed the Board that Addison Arndt was Valedictorian and Sawyer Ellsworth is Salutatorian, and that Tyler Roy will receive the Technical Education Scholarship.  Mr. Pettit also informed the Board of the success of the entire Forensics team qualifying for state, and that 9 FCCLA members advanced to state competition, and that three FFA members advanced to the state speaking competition.  Mr. Petti also updated the Board on other FFA, FCCLA and Art activities.  Mr. Pettit also gave the Board a calendar of events for the rest of the school year.

 

D.       Elementary Principal’s Report

Dr. Luebke reported on the Art Students of the Month, the Falcon Five recipients for February, updated the Board on the Battle of the Books and the Invention Fair, and CLC outreach activities with senior citizens. 

 

E.        Athletic Director’s Report

Mr. Clinton’s report centered on the Scenic Bluffs Conference Leadership Summit, gave information on the wrestling regional and state qualifiers, informed the Board of spring sport sign-up numbers, and listed the Athletes of the Month.

 

VII.          Public Comments

There were no public comments.

 

VIII.       New Business

 

A.    Approve Youth Options Requests for Fall 2017

Mr. Pettit informed the Board that there are twenty-two students who want to take post-secondary courses next fall.  Mr. Pettit also stated they had met all the criteria of Board Policy 342.9.  The cost to the district would be approximately $14,907.  Motion to approve the youth options requests for the Fall of 2017 was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded by Mr. Streeter.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

B.     Approve 2017-18 CESA #4 Services

Mr. Burhop recommended the district purchase similar services to the prior 2016-17 school year minus the PI-34 service for $1,800 and with the addition of the one day per week Social Worker.  Motion to approve the 2017-18 CESA #4 services as presented was made by Mr. Muellenberg, seconded by Mr. Arndt.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

C.    Approve School District Audit Contract with Johnson Block

Mr. Burhop informed the school board that the audit contract with Johnson Block increased $300 to a total of $6,375 plus additional hourly rate charges of $2,200 to $3,200.  Motion to approve the audit contract with Johnson Block was made by Mr. Streeter, seconded by Mr. Bauman.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

D.    Approve 2017-18 School Nursing Contract with Scenic Bluffs Health

Mr. Burhop informed the Board that base school nursing costs increased $3,205 for a total of $67,312.  Motion to approve 2017-18 school nursing contract with Scenic Bluffs Health was made by Mr. Muellenberg, seconded by Mr. Streeter.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

E.     Approve Elementary Furnace Bids

Mr. Burhop informed the Board that the warranty has expired on the 18 Luxaire furnaces in the 1995 elementary building and bids were solicited to do regular maintenance on the furnaces.  The Board discussed five bids presented to complete summer maintenance activities along with comparing the hourly rates of each bid.    Motion to approve the furnace maintenance bid from Coulee Refrigeration was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded by Mr. Muellenberg.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

F.     Appoint Delegate to CESA #4 Annual Convention

Mr. Burhop informed the NOW Board that one Board member was needed to attend the CESA #4 Annual Convention on June 7, 2017.  Motion to appoint Kevin Bauman as the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Delegate to the CESA #4 Annual Convention was made by Mr. Radke, seconded by Mr. Arndt.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

G.    Approve Non-Discrimination Self-Evaluation Report

Mr. Burhop informed the NOW Board that the Non-discrimination Self Evaluation Report was completed under all statutory guidelines required by the NOW School District.  Mr. Burhop also mentioned that follow through on improvements as a result of the self-evaluation would happen over the course of the next three years.  Motion to approve the Non-Discrimination Self Evaluation Report was made by Mr. Streeter, seconded by Mr. Bauman.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

H.    Approve Course Offering Changes at the Jr. & Sr. High School

Mr. Pettit informed the Board that to better align course offerings at Brookwood High School with state testing and to limit redundancy, Applied Geometry should replace Applied Math.  Mr. Pettit asked the Board to make Probability and Statistics an AP course as it meets the criteria for an advanced placement course.  Motion to approve Applied Geometry and AP Probability and Statistics as Brookwood High School course offerings was made by Mr. Muellenberg, seconded by Mr. Arndt.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

I.       Approve the Purchase of Family and Consumer Education Textbooks

Mr. Burhop informed the Board that the two textbooks recommended for purchase, Food for Today and Culinary Essentials, would replace sixteen to twenty year old textbooks and would be utilized in multiple classes.  Mr. Burhop also informed the NOW Board that the cost for both books was not in yet, but the cost for thirty-four copies of Culinary Essentials plus a six year license to access on-line teacher resources was $2,279.53.  Motion to approve the purchase of Family and Consumer Education textbooks as presented was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded by Mr. Arndt.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

J.      Accept Resignation of Jessica Showen – 21st Century Learning Center Coordinator

Mr. Burhop informed the Board of Ms. Showen’s new position as a School Psychologist at another school district, congratulated her on the new career and thanked her for the job she did in making the NOW CLC program outstanding.  Motion to accept the resignation of Jessica Showen, 21st Century Learning Center Coordinator was made by Mr. Arndt, seconded by Mr. Streeter.

 

K.    Nominate Ron Johnson for Kickapoo Management Reserve Board

Motion to nominate Ron Johnson to the Kickapoo Management Reserve Board was made by Mr. Radke, seconded by Mr. Bauman.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

L.     Approve Change of Signor for all Transactions for CD’s and Scholarships to Mary Prielipp

Mr. Burhop informed the Board that the signor for many scholarships vested in CD’s was still in Pat William’s name and needed to be changed over to Mary Prielipp via Board action.  Motion to approve a change in all transactions for CD’s and Scholarships to Mary Prielipp was made by Mr. Arndt, seconded by Mr. Streeter.  Motion passed unanimously. 

 

IX.             Closed Session

Motion to move into closed session under Section 19.85(1)(c) Stats., to discuss 2017-18 compensation for all school district employees, was made by Mr. Streeter, seconded by Mr. Bauman.  Roll call Vote:  Mr. Bauman – Yes, Mr. Muellenberg – Yes, Mr. Streeter – Yes, Mr. Arndt – 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.

 

XI.             Adjourn

Motion to adjourn at 8:27 p.m., was made by Mr. Streeter, seconded by Mr. Arndt.  Motion passed unanimously.