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Higland school districtHIGHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education—Open Session
April 14, 2010
Call to Order – The regular meeting of the Highland School District Board of Education was called to order at 7:00
p.m. by Board President Lori Olson-Pink.
Roll Call by Clerk – Members present: Greg Biba, Jim Drury, Tom Johanning, J.J. Linscheid, Lori Olson-Pink,
Lisa Riley and Jerry Yager.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Posting of Meeting – Motion was made by Yager, seconded by Johanning to certify that the meeting had been
properly noticed. Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Minutes – Motion by Yager, seconded by Johanning to approve the minutes of the March 10th
meeting (open and closed session). Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Vouchers – General Fund vouchers 87094 - 87218 were presented for a total amount of $226,365.54.
Motion was made by Johanning, seconded by Yager to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion passed
Public Appearances before the Board –
Sarah Hennessey asked the Board to review the district’s policy regarding Wednesday evening activities.
Gail Richgels gave a presentation on “Project Evolve” a high school art exhibit at UW- Richland where student’s
artwork will be judged in a public art show and have a chance to qualify for the Wisconsin State Art Exhibit. Three
Highland students were invited to display their art.
Board Member Input
Yager thanked the administration and staff for use of the facilities for the donkey basketball fundraiser sponsored by
the 4H Club.
Olson-Pink thanked Jerry Yager and Tom Johanning for serving on the Highland School District Board of Education
for the past 15 years. Both were presented with a plaque acknowledging their years of service. The Board
expressed their deep appreciation for their time and dedication to the students and staff of the Highland School
Announcements and Reports
A. New Items
1. Election Results - Lisa Riley, Clerk reported the results of the April 6th Board of Education Election. 2. Policy Committee Update - The Committee is currently reviewing policy pertaining to the district’s 3. Athletic Trainer – the district received a quote from Upland Hills to contract an athletic trainer to provide service to the district for next school year. The Board will review the possibility at the next meeting. 4. Chris Gotto gave a presentation on a School Climate Survey that he is doing as part of his graduate 5. Aaron Lancaster reported on the results of the 2009-2010 WKCE testing. Items Requiring Further Review - None
A. Discuss 2010-11 Budget
Jeff Seeley of Ehlers Associates presented a structural analysis of the district's budget over the past seven years and looked at four years in the future. Ehlers advised the board about preparing for future referenda that would take care of operations, unfunded liabilities and facility projects for the middle
Policy Development and Review
A. Volunteer Coach Policy and Procedures
Motion was made by Biba, seconded by Riley to approve the Volunteer Coach Policy and Procedures as presented. Motion passed unanimously. The policy will apply to all volunteer coaches from this date New Business
A. Out-of-State Field Trip
The Culture Club has requested permission to attend “Festival of Nations” in Minnesota. Approximately 9 students will participate in the over night field trip on April 30 – May 1. Motion was made by Yager, seconded by Linscheid to approve the Culture Club Field Trip as presented.
B. Senior Class Trip
Dillon Flynn and Jason Kroll addressed the Board on behalf of the Senior Class to request permission to take their Senior Class trip to Mt. Olympus in Wisconsin Dells on May 24. Students will pay admission costs and transportation expenses will be paid for by the Student Council. Motion was made by Riley, seconded by Linscheid to approve the Senior Class trip to Wisconsin Dells as
C. Youth Options – Fall 2010
Dr. Romstad reported receipt of one application for student participation in the Youth Options program at Motion was made by Johanning, seconded by Yager to approve the application for participation in the Youth Options Program. Motion passed unanimously.
D. Resolution for D.O.T. Safe Routes to School Grant
A motion was made by Riley, seconded by Yager to approve the Resolution for the Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Grant as presented. Motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)
E. 2009-2010 Budget Amendments
Dr. Romstad requested a budget amendment to account for $175,000 the district will receive this year for a Charter School Planning Grant. The Board reviewed the budget adjustments as noted on Attachment B. Motion was made by Linscheid, seconded by Riley to approve the 2009-2010 budget amendments as
F. TriCor Safety Proposal
The Board reviewed a Safety Proposal with TriCor Insurance & Financial Services (Platteville) for renewal of the district’s on-going safety program. The cost will remain at the same rate with additional services. A motion was made by Johanning, seconded by Yager to approve the Safety Proposal with TriCor Insurance & Financial Services as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
G. Summer School 2010
The Board reviewed the course offering and pay schedules for the 2010 Summer School Program. A motion was made by Biba, seconded by Yager to table Summer School to the next Board of Education meeting to allow further discussion and review of the program revenues/expenditures. Motion passed
H. 2010 Lawn Service Bids
The Board reviewed four bids received for 2010 Lawn Service. A motion was made by Johanning, seconded by Yager to accept the bid from Fox’s Lawn Mowing & Lawn Upon a roll call vote the following voted aye: Johanning, Yager. The following voted nay: Biba, Drury, Linscheid, Riley, Olson-Pink. The motion failed 5-2. A motion was made by Yager, seconded by Biba to accept the low bid of $250 per mowing from S & J Lawn and Landscaping with the requirement that a contract be provided. Motion passed unanimously. Personnel Items – Deferred to Closed Session
Items for Signature – Items previously approved were presented for signature.
The next regular Board of Education meeting was set for May 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Other meetings were
scheduled as follows:
Adjourn to Closed Session – A motion was made by Yager, seconded by Johanning to enter closed session at 10:13
p.m. in accordance with Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c) to consider: a) Volunteer Coach (Softball), b) Letters of
Intent to Renew Support Staff Federation Contracts for 2010-11, c) 2010-11 Staffing, d) HEA Negotiations and e)
District Administrator Quarterly Review. On a roll call vote the motion passed unanimously.
Return to Open Session – The meeting adjourned to open session at 11:40 p.m. on a motion by Yager, seconded by
Johanning. Motion passed unanimously.
A motion was made by Johanning, seconded by Yager to approve a Volunteer Softball Coach contract for Rick
McMannes. Motion passed unanimously.
A motion was made by Linscheid, seconded by Riley to approve all Letters of Intent to Renew Support Staff
Federation Contracts for 2010-11. Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 p.m. on a motion by Johanning, seconded by Yager. Motion passed
Lisa Riley, Clerk
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