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Board of Education Regular Meeting – May 10, 2021

Call to Order

Dr. Amy Harms called the meeting to order at 8:45 a.m. Amy Harms called roll. The following board members were present: Zachary Pethan, Amy Harms, and Tarra Mikolyzk. Tagen Vaughn and Sharon Reilly were absent.

Statement of Public Notice

May 5, 2021

Approval of Agenda

Mr. Pethan moved to approve the agenda. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

  1. Approval of Invoices

Mr. Pethan moved to approve the consent agenda. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Action and/or Discussion Items

Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of a $20,140,000 Bond Anticipation Note Pursuant to Section 67.12(1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes

Mr. Pethan moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of a $20,140,000 Bond Anticipation Note Pursuant to Section 67.12(1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. Mr. Pethan voted aye; Mrs. Mikolyzk voted aye; Dr. Harms voted aye. Motion carried.

Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Establishing Parameters for the Sale of Not to Exceed $20,140,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds

Mrs. Mikolyzk moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Establishing Parameters for the Sale of Not to Exceed $20,140,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. Mrs. Mikolyzk voted aye; Mr. Pethan voted aye; Dr. Harms voted aye. Motion carried.

Resolution Authorizing Deposit of Funds and Approving Deposit Account Agency Agreement

Mrs. Mikolyzk moved to approve Resolution Authorizing Deposit of Funds and Approving Deposit Account Agency Agreement. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. Mrs. Mikolyzk voted aye; Mr. Pethan voted aye; Dr. Harms voted aye. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Mr. Pethan moved to adjourn. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. All ayes. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 am.


 

Special Board Meeting – May 24, 2021

Call to Order

Sharon Reilly called the meeting to order at 5:03 pm. Amy Harms called roll. The following board members were present: Zachary Pethan, Sharon Reilly, Tagen Vaughn, Amy Harms, and Tarra Mikolyzk.

Statement of Public Notice

May 21, 2021

Approval of Agenda

Mr. Pethan moved to approve the agenda. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Action and/or Discussion Items

Create part-time art teacher position as recommended by the administration

Dr. Harms moved to create a part-time art teacher position. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.

Create a limited term, grant-funded Pupil Services position as recommended by the administration

Dr. Harms moved to create a limited term, grant-funded pupil services position. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.

Approve middle school science curriculum as recommended by the administration

Dr. Harms moved to approve “Amplify Science (grade 8).” Mrs. Vaughn seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Dr. Harms moved to adjourn. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. All ayes. The meeting adjourned at 5:41 pm.


 

Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes – June 14, 2021

Call to Order

Sharon Reilly called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Amy Harms called roll. The following board members were present: Zachary Pethan, Amy Harms, Sharon Reilly, Tagen Vaughn and Tarra Mikolyzk.

Statement of Public Notice

June 11, 2021

Approval of Agenda

Mrs. Mikolyzk moved to approve the agenda. Mrs. Vaughn seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Review of District Finances

The Wisconsin State Biennium budget currently includes no increase to the Revenue Limit, no increase per pupil aid, and no increase to state aid.

Consent Agenda

  1. Approval of May 3, 2021, May 10, 2021 Regular Board minutes and May 24, 2021 Special Board minutes
  2. Approval of invoices
  3. Report of the Finance Committee
    1. Recommendation to move to the full board to provide staff stipend for the 2020-2021 school year
    2. Recommendation to move to the full board to approve the preliminary budget
    3. Recommendation to move to the full board to approve designating funds to the “Committed Fund Balance”
  4. Report of the committee of the whole
    1. Board governance workshop

Dr. Harms moved to approve the consent agenda. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Action and/or Discussion Items

Approve the 2021-2022 preliminary budget as recommended by the finance committee

Mrs. Mikolyzk moved to approve the 2021-2022 preliminary budget. Dr. Harms seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.

Approve designating funds to the “Committeed Fund Balance” for the following purposes: Declining Enrollment $731,321, and Memorial Theatre $333,333 as recommended by the finance committee

Mrs. Mikolyzk moved to designate funds to the “Committeed Fund Balance” for the following purposes: Declining Enrollment $731,321, and Memorial Theatre $333,333. Mrs. Vaughn seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.

Accept the resignation of Megan Wagner, HS chemistry & physics teacher

Mrs. Mikolyzk moved to accept the resignation of Megan Wagner. Dr. Harms seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Accept the resignation of Kyle McGilligan-Bentin, HS English teacher

Dr. Harms moved to accept the resignation of Kyle McGilligan-Bentin. Mrs. Mikolyzk seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Approve the hire of Matthew Wozniak, HS chemistry & physics teacher

Mr. Pethan moved to approve the hire of Matthew Wozniak. Mrs. Vaughn seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Board Introduction of Interview Process

Matt Wolfert from Bray Architects presented.

CG Schmidt presentation

CG Schmidt presented.

Jos Schmitt presentation

Jos Schmitt presented.

CD Smith presentation

CD Smith presented.

Discussion was held. Mrs. Reilly suggested to eliminate the second candidate who presented. The board all agreed. Discussion was held about the two remaining candidates, CD Smith and CG Schmitt.

Adjourn to closed session for deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(e).

Dr. Harms moved to adjourn into closed session. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Mrs. Vaughn moved to enter into open session. Dr. Harms seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Recommendation to approve vendor for referenda projects

Dr. Harms moved to authorize the administration to negotiate a contract with CD Smith for the referenda projects. Mrs. Vaughn seconded the motion. A roll call vote ensued: Mrs. Mikolyzk-yes, Mr. Pethan-yes, Mrs. Reilly-yes, Mrs. Vaughn-yes, and Dr. Harms-yes. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Dr. Harms moved to adjourn. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. All ayes. The meeting adjourned at 9:27 p.m.

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