MINUTES - REGULAR BOARD MEETING - JANUARY 20, 2014
The regular meeting of the Reedsville Board of Education was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Board President John Ebert. Present: Board Members – John Ebert, Todd Cavanaugh, Jeff Deprez, Andrew Maertz, and Cory Kiekhaefer (arrived at 6:36). Administrative Team Members – Mark Swanson, Tony Butturini (absent), Michael Nate, and Tracie Wurm (absent); Others: Laurie Towne, Karen Bowers, Matt Jaszewski, Trevor Bayda, Tom Karmen, and Maggie Berkholtz.
Mr. Swanson announced that proper legal notice of the meeting had been given.
Board President John Ebert led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
A. The agenda was approved as printed.
II. Public Input
A. District Administrator
Mr. Mark Swanson reported as follows: 1. Snow make-up days. 2. Discussion with auditors on
details of Annual Audit. 3. Presented details of school expenditures. 4. Policy committee updates
from NEOLA. 5. State budget update.
B. HS Principal
Mr. Tony Butturini reported as follows: 1 Registration process starting. 2. Panther for a day.
3. Make up days . 4. Thank you for very nice concert. 5. Blood drive Monday, January 27th.
6. Career expo January 9th.
C. EL/MS Principal
Mr. Michael Nate reported as follows: 1. Mrs. Haese and Mr. Nate completed the McKinney-Vento
Homeless act review. 2. Box Top competition ending. 3. New Smart Boards installed. 4. New
communication tool. 5. 3 and 4 year old screening Feb 6 and Feb 7th. 6. Parent teacher
D. School Psychologist/Supervisor of Special Education
Dr. Wurm reported as follows: 1. Children with Disabilities Program. Will class is collecting Jeans
for Teens to donate to a homeless shelter. Charter School is looking to add 9th grade – Reedsville
currently does not have any students attending. Brunch with Santa. Movement away from the
regression model to RTI. 2. WKCE, next year will be the Smarter Balance assessment. 3. School
E. Board Members
Todd Cavanaugh commended Mr. Nate on his weekly updates.
IV. Old Business
V. Consensus Agenda Items
A. Approval of the minutes from regular board meeting on December 16, 2013.
B. Discussion / Action – Payment of Bills.
Motion by Andrew Maertz, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer. All ayes.
VI. New Business
A. Information: Notice of School Board Election
Incumbents: Todd Cavanaugh and Andrew Maertz
2013-2014 Election Timetable
April 1 – Spring Election
April 28 – School Board member take office.
B. Discussion / Approval – Open Enrollment available seats
Motion by Jeff Deprez, seconded by Andrew Maertz to not limit the available seats for open enrollment. All ayes.
C. Open Enrollment marketing plan
Discussion of presentation by Steve Sorenson to committee on decreasing the gap between students going and coming.
D. Employment recommendations -
1. Alex Ourada – Varsity baseball coach.
2. Jim Meidl - Varsity Softball coach
3. Mike VandenAvond – JV Softball coach
4. Shawn Eckstein - Asst. Boys Track coach
Motion by Andrew Maertz, seconded by Todd Cavanaugh to approved employment recommendations.
VII. Closed Session
Motion by John Ebert, seconded by Jeff Deprez to go into closed session at 8:25 P.M.
according to SS 19.85 (1) (c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance
evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises
responsibility. (Superintendent evaluation). The Reedsville Board of Education reserves the right to
return to open session. Roll call vote. All Ayes.
Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Jeff Deprez to adjourn at 9:35 PM. Motion carried.
Cory Kiekhaefer, Clerk
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