June 21

Black River Falls Board of Education June 21, 2004

Meeting # 15


Board Members Present: Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Barb Mackenzie, Don Mathews, Barb Mackenzie

Board Members Absent: Mike Johnson, Jeff Pugh

The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Lois Corey at 5:00 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned to executive session under section 19.85 (1) (c) to discuss and act upon administrative, non-represented and support staff compensation for 2004-05.

The board of education reconvened in open session at 6:12 p.m.

Notices of the meeting were delivered to the Banner Journal, WWIS Radio Station and Melrose Chronicle and posted in three (3) public places on June 17, 2004 .

Meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

D & S Manufacturing was recognized for its contributions to the High School Technology Department with a plaque that was presented to Mike Dougherty.

Greg Eddy, high school student, presented the annual report of the Tiger Investment Club. The club experienced a great year in terms of profits.

Don Mathews moved to approve the consent agenda items as presented. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Mackenzie moved to approve the budget amendments as presented. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried

Don Mathews moved to approve the Core Agenda changes with the Non-Represented Staff Compensation moved back to May. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Don Mathews moved to approve the 2004-05 student handbooks with the board policy number added to the "Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs" section of the high school handbook. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Barb Mackenzie moved to approve the following board policies:

523.2 Staff Physical Examinations

531.3 Library Media Center Director

533 Professional Staff Recruiting/Hiring

Paul Bohac seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Dr. Richards reported that the school auction is tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Casey Brown, Black River High School graduate, was featured on the front page of the "ON WISCONSIN" magazine and within articles in the magazine on improving the American Indian experience at UW-Madison. The District has received the READS grant for $50,000 and the AODA grant for $50,000. A tentative agreement has been reached with the Black River Falls Educational Support Personnel Association. The union will meet later this week and the Board should meet next week to ratify the contract.

The Block Schedule evaluation at the high school was reviewed.

Bob Eckles and Jon Warmke, elementary principals, presented a review the SAGE program goals and accomplishments from the 2003-04 school year. They were pleased with the results as the final outcomes exceeded the goals in virtually all areas.

The 2004-05 budget will be presented for its approval at the July meeting.

Discussion was held on the 2004-05 board goals. The administrative team proposed a goal aimed at achieving a proficiency level equal to or above the state average in Language, Science and Social Studies and will meet or exceed the state-designated proficiency levels in Reading (67.5%) and Math (47.5%) on the fall 2005 state tests in 4th, 8th, and 10th grades, and on the fall 2006 state tests in 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th grades.

The Functional Analysis process was also reviewed.

A goal setting meeting will be held sometime in July.

Board Policy Committee - The following policies were presented for their 1st reading by the board:

221 District Administrator (Job Description)

531.1 Teacher Job Description

543 Support Staff Recruiting/Hiring

Barb Mackenzie moved to accept the 1st reading of the policies with a review of policy 531.1 Teacher Job Description, to take place after the board has had time to review the Teacher Framework. Don Mathews seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Future agenda items:

Discussion of National School Board Convention and Expenses

Spreadsheet of Extra Curricular activities, Fun Nights, Field Trips, etc.

Barb Mackenzie moved to adjourn at 7:43 p.m. Barb Sedelbauer seconded the motion.

Roll call vote:

Ayes: Paul Bohac, Lois Corey, Barb Mackenzie, Don Mathews, Barb Sedelbauer

Nays: None

Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.

Barb Sedelbauer, Clerk Barb Prochaska, Administrative Assistant

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