Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

January 13, 2014

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

I.                   Call To Order

The meeting was called to order by President Kurt Radke at 7:04 p.m.

II.                Roll Call

Board members present were, Mrs. Wang, Mr. Giese, Mr. Brieske, Mr. Radke and Mr. Bauman.  Administration present was Mr. Burhop and Mr. Pettit.  Also in attendance was the County Line.

III.             Legal Meeting Determination

Motion to approve this as a legal meeting with proper notice was made by Mr. Giese, seconded by Mr. Bauman.  Motion passed unanimously.

IV.             Approval of the Agenda

Mr. Burhop stated that Item VIII (B) was a typo.  The word said ‘Contact” and an “r” needed to be added so the word was “Contract”.  Motion to approve the agenda as amended was made by Mrs. Wang, seconded by Mr. Brieske.  Motion passed unanimously.

V.                Approval of the Minutes

Motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 16, 2013 was made by Mr. Brieske, seconded by Mr. Bauman.  Motion passed unanimously.

VI.             Reports

A.    Auditor’s Report – Carrie Leonard – Johnson Block

Carrie Leonard from Johnson Block informed the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Board of Education of the audit findings from the 2012-13 fiscal year.  Mrs. Leonard’s report included a review of the scope and findings of the audit.  Overall, the audit showed an increase in fund balance of close to $160,000 as revenues exceeded expenditures.  Also, reviewed were the percentage of revenues from each contributing source, a review of expenditures in each audited category, and a review of the long term obligations of the school district.  Overall, the finances of the district were reported to be in order.

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B.     Financial Reports

1.         Vouchers Payable

Motion to approve vouchers #32299 through #32417, void checks #32298, #32091, and #32265 of an amount of $1,698.49 for an adjusted voucher total of $727,553.17 was made by Mrs. Wang, seconded by Mr. Giese.  Motion passed unanimously.

2.                  District Receipts and Disbursements

Mr. Burhop highlighted an equalization aid payment, the last Build America Bond rebate and Special Education Aide as the main December receipts.

3.                  Cash Flow Report

Mr. Burhop described a cash flow situation where the district would have $205,998.00 cash on hand at the Bank of Ontario, $5,250.62 in a money market account at the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Kendall, and $402,525.59 in American Deposit Management General Fund.

C.    Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Burhop reported that Curt Brieske was the only one to file candidacy papers for the school board.

D.    High School Principal’s Report

Mr. Pettit reported on FFA activities and that Brookwood would be hosting the Western Wisconsin Honors Choir on January 25.

E.     Elementary Principal’s Report

Mrs. Luebke was absent but left a report that focused on the Spotlight Grant tour by the LaFarge School District and the 5th grade class Christmas card exchange program.

F.     Activities Director Report

Ken Clinton’s report highlighted the procedures being taken for Wonewoc Union Center’s request to leave the Scenic Bluffs Conference and move to the Ridge and Valley Conference.

VII.          Public Comments

There were no public comments.

VIII.       New Business

A.    Approve School Board Policy 453.8 – Guidelines for the Control and Treatment of Head Lice/Knits

Mr. Burhop informed the School Board that the main reason for a change in the policy was that students were being sent home and could not attend school when found to have non-transferable nits.  The policy gave the School Nurse flexibility to determine if a student had transferable nits or not.  Mrs. Wang expressed her concerns that if a student had any type of nits, there could be a chance those nits could be transferable, or that live nits or lice could be missed. Holding to the strictest possible policy would, in her opinion, help control and combat the chances of furthering an outbreak.  Motion to approve School Board Policy 453.8, Guidelines for the Control and Treatment of Head Lice/Knits was made by Mr. Giese, seconded by Mr. Bauman.  Motion passed 4 votes aye (Bauman, Giese, Radke, Brieske) to one vote nay (Wang).

B.     Approve Contract for Head Softball Coach

Motion to approve a contract for Kelly Wallace as the Head Softball Coach was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded my Mr. Brieske.  Motion passed unanimously.

IX.             Closed Session

Motion to move into closed session under Section 19.85(1)(c) to discuss the performance evaluation of the District Administrator was made by Mr. Brieske, seconded by Mr. Giese.  Roll call Vote:  Mrs. Wang – Yes, Mr. Brieske – Yes, Mr. Giese – Yes, Mr. Radke – Yes, Mr. Bauman - Yes.

X.                Reconvene to Open Session

Motion to reconvene into open session was made by Mr. Bauman, seconded by Mrs. Wang.  Motion passed unanimously.

XI.             Adjourn

Motion to adjourn at 8:17 p.m. was made by Mr. Giese, seconded by Mrs. Wang.  Motion passed unanimously.