REGULAR BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
President Douglas Reding called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. in the District Office Meeting Room in the Elementary School and read the Compliance with the Open Meeting Law and Statutory Notices.
Members present were: Michael Hansen, Douglas Reding, Bob Haupt, Cheri Dimick and Marleen Knutson.
Bob Haupt moved, Michael Hansen seconded, to declare the meeting legal. Motion carried.
Recognition of the Public Who Wish to Comment to the Board. Parents commented on letters and news from the district and schools. They asked for a better system of communication to parents. Comments were made concerning student safety and an inquiry was made about the progress of the honors study hall request. A representative from International Student Exchange (ISE) gave the Board information. Marleen Knutson reminded everyone of the holiday concerts.
Michael Hansen moved, Cheri Dimick seconded, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Michael Hansen moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to approve the open and closed session minutes from the regular board meeting held on November 17, 2010. Motion carried.
Michael Hansen moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to approve the open and closed session minutes from the special board meetings held on November 17 and December 1, 2010. Motion carried.
Treasurer Cheri Dimick reported on the Finance Committee meeting. Cheri Dimick moved, Marleen Knutson seconded, to approve the additional November and December vendor checks #1321-1330, #3116-3139, #57571-57739, payroll checks #37764-37826 and direct deposits #900028414-900028640 in the amount of $802,693.29. Motion carried.
Correspondence – A thank you was read from Penny Ylitalo.
Mr. Steve Gorell and members of his fourth grade class spoke on the season of giving and presented the Board members and administration with wind chimes that they had made from recycled items.
John Richmond of MSA presented final information on the road and property improvements at the middle/senior high school.
Michael Hansen moved, Cheri Dimick seconded, to accept the donation of $304.00 from The Design Monkey for high school athletics. Motion carried.
Bob Haupt moved, Marleen Knutson seconded, to accept the donation from Patrick Seaton and Fun Company of plywood pieces for the Intro to Cabinet Making classes. Motion carried.
Marleen Knutson moved, Michael Hansen seconded, to accept the resignations of Dawn Urban, Head Softball Coach, and Ron Willfahrt, Head Baseball Coach. Motion carried.
Michael Hansen moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to accept the 2009-10 audit report from Schenck Business Solutions stating in their opinion, the financial statements of the district present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, each major fund and the aggregate remaining fund information of the district as of June 30, 2010, and the respective changes in financial position, thereof and the respective budgetary comparison of the general fund and the special education and trust special revenue funds, for the year ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Motion carried.
Marleen Knutson moved, Cheri Dimick seconded, to approve the overnight stay for the boys varsity basketball team in Minocqua for the Lakeland Union High School Holiday Tournament. Motion carried.
Marleen Knutson moved, Michael Hansen seconded, to approve the request for student attendance at MSTC in the HSED program. Motion carried.
Cheri Dimick moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to approve the contract with Vicki Anderson for transportation of a student with an abbreviated school day. Motion carried.
District Administrator Gerald Eichman, Finance Director Charles Payant, Elementary Principal Andrew Place, Middle/Senior High School Principal James Meyer shared informational reports with the Board.
Available dates for future meetings were discussed. A special board meeting was scheduled for December 21. The regular board meeting was set for Monday, January 17, due to Board attendance at the Education Convention.
Michael Hansen moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 8:23 p.m. Motion carried.