SCHOOL DISTRICT OF AUBURNDALE
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
President Douglas Reding called the meeting to order at 7:01 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, Marleen Knutson seconded, to declare the meeting legal. Motion carried.
Recognition of the Public Who Wish to Comment to the Board. This portion of the meeting was moved to the Elementary School Gym. A large number of people expressed their concerns as well as support for specific teachers. Also addressed were volunteers, honors study hall, board meeting procedures and safety concerns.
Michael Hansen moved, Cheri Dimick seconded, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Michael Hansen moved, Cheri Dimick seconded, to approve the open and closed session minutes from the regular board meeting held on January 17, 2011. Motion carried.
Treasurer Cheri Dimick reported on the Finance Committee meeting. Cheri Dimick moved, Mike or Marleen seconded, to approve the additional January and February vendor checks #1347-1357, #3151-3165, #57946-58240, Fund 30 Debt checks #1107-1108, payroll checks #37875-37932 and direct deposits #900028873-900029102 in the amount of $1,366,258.49. Motion carried.
Correspondence – None.
No action was taken on accepting the donation of seven wrestling mats from the Auburndale Athletic Booster Club.
Marleen Knutson moved, Cheri Dimick seconded, to accept the resignation of Jennifer Xiong as Junior High Track Coach. Motion carried.
Michael Hansen moved, Cheri Dimick seconded, to approve the Spring coaching contracts for Derek, Czyscon, Head Baseball; Ben Corcoran, Head Senior High Track; and Brittney Erickson, Assistant Softball. Motion carried.
Cheri Dimick moved, Michael Hansen seconded, to approve contracts for Steve Allar, Drama Advisor, and for Holly Beehn, Assistant Drama Advisor, for the Spring 2011 play. Motion carried.
Bob Haupt moved, Marleen Knutson seconded, to accept, with letters of gratitude for their years of service to the district, the retirement requests of Instructors Elizabeth Sievwright and Cathy Seevers. Motion carried.
Cheri Dimick moved, Michael Hansen seconded, to approve the CESA #5 2011-12 Services Contract. Motion carried.
The status of allowing race-based nicknames was discussed.
Elementary Principal Andrew Place presented information on the curriculum updates reviewed during this school year.
Finance Director Charles Payant reported on the Safety Committee meeting. Evacuation and emergency drill procedures for both students and staff were reviewed. The District is implementing a parent notification system with School Reach.
The Board reviewed the 2011 WASB Resolutions for the Joint Education Convention. The idea exchanges about school safety, policy making and global education were especially informative.
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.
Michael Hansen moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to adjourn into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c) for a discussion of staffing needs for the 2011-12 school year. Motion carried.
Michael Hansen moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to reconvene into open session. Motion carried.
Bob Haupt moved, Michael Hansen seconded, to accept, with letters of gratitude for their years of service to the district, the requests for retirement from Instructors Ronald Klawitter and Margaret Linzmeier. Motion carried.
Marleen Knutson moved, Michael Hansen seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:47 p.m. Motion carried.