SCHOOL DISTRICT OF AUBURNDALE
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
President Cheri Dimick called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Meeting
Room and read the Compliance with the Open Meeting Law and Statutory Notices.
Members present were: Douglas Reding, Karmin Bolder, Cheri Dimick and Marleen Knutson.
Marleen Knutson moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to declare the meeting legal. Motion carried.
Recognition of the Public Who Wish to Comment to the Board. Marleen Knutson congratulated the Class of 2012 high school and college graduates, the spring sports participants, the drama students on the success of their recent production and the choir and band students on the success of their spring concerts. Mrs. Knutson stated Teacher Appreciation Week was May 7-11 and she thanked the staff, on behalf of the Board, for their dedication to the students in our schools.
Douglas Reding moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Douglas Reding moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to approve the open and closed session minutes from the regular board meeting held on April 18, 2012 and the open session minutes from the special board meeting held on April 24, 2012. Motion carried.
Treasurer Douglas Reding reported on the Finance Committee meeting. Douglas Reding moved, Marleen Knutson seconded, to approve the additional April and May vendor checks #1547-1556, #3297-3302, #60904-61158, payroll checks #38687-38730 and direct deposits #900032273-900032487 in the amount of $813,226.62. Motion carried.
Correspondence – A letter was read from the Wisconsin Art Education Association recognizing Elementary Art Instructor Marty Yohn for volunteering at the Youth Art Month Exhibition at the Marathon Public Library and at the Capitol in Madison. A thank you was received from the family of Fritz Willfahrt. Correspondence was received from a former employee.
Clerk Marleen Knutson administered the oath of office to appointed Board member Wayne Meyer.
Emma Stoflet, daughter of Tim and Melissa Stoflet, was recognized as Valedictorian of the Class of 2012 and recipient of the Academic Excellence Award. Stacy Brokish, daughter of Jeff and Bobbi Brokish, was recognized as the Class of 2012 Salutatorian. Congratulations were extended on behalf of the Board, staff, students and the entire community.
The Board acknowledged Steve Voss for being selected as a 2012 Teacher of Distinction and Mark Cournoyer for being chosen as a Crystal Apple Award Winner for 2012.
Second grade teachers Maria Miller and Jan Stashek presented information on funds received from the Trifecta Grant to implement new technology such as iPads and eBook Readers into the classroom.
Marleen Knutson moved, Douglas Reding seconded, to approve the requests to attend in Auburndale or other districts under Open Enrollment. Motion carried.
Douglas Reding moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to approve the 66.03.01 Shared Services Contract with Pittsville School District for CDS special education students for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. Motion carried.
Marleen Knutson moved, Wayne Meyer seconded, to approve the 2012-13 advisor contracts for Mike Morgan, A Club; Kelly Drevlow, Senior High Annual; Kelly Drevlow, Junior High Forensics; Kelly Drevlow, Senior High Forensics; Jim Farrell, National Honor Society; Melissa DeVries, Junior High Student Council; Tim Gunderman Drama; and Summer Walter and Marty Yohn, Middle School Annual Co-Advisors. Motion carried.
Douglas Reding moved, Marleen Knutson seconded, to approve teaching contracts for the 2012-13 school year for Katherine Seibel, Grade Four, and Samantha Johnson, K-8 Special Education-SLD. Motion carried.
Douglas Reding moved, Wayne Meyer seconded, to approve the prescription plan change with the WEA health insurance effective September 1, 2012. Motion carried.
Douglas Reding moved, Marleen Knutson seconded, to approve the Employee Handbook for Support Staff. Motion carried.
Douglas Reding moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to approve the 2012-2015 Technology Plan as presented. Motion carried.
District Administrator Gerald Eichman gave an update on installing a handicapped accessible door on the north side of the high school.
District Administrator Gerald Eichman, Finance Director Charles Payant, Elementary Principal Andrew Place, Middle/Senior High School Principal Aaron Engel shared informational reports with the Board.
Future agenda items were considered.
Available dates for future meetings were discussed.
Marleen Knutson moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to convene into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c)(f) for updates on student progress and an employee concern. Motion carried.
Marleen Knutson moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to reconvene to open session. Motion carried.
President Dimick adjourned the meeting at 8:36 p.m.
Marleen Knutson, Clerk