MINUTES - REGULAR BOARD MEETING - FEBRUARY 24, 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. Administrative Team Members – Mark Swanson, Tony Butturini, Michael Nate, and Tracie Wurm. Others: Laurie Towne, Karen Bowers, Regina Olson, Joy Spatchek, Heather Baugniet, Dana Kornely , 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. Head start. 2. Legislation: Accountability Law 3.
Alternative compensation committee. 4. Staff honor – Michelle Butturini awarded by the National
Council for the Teachers of Mathematics. 5. Credit approval for Stephanie Carriveau, motion by Todd
Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer. All ayes. . 6. Motion by Jeff Deprez, seconded by Todd
Cavanaugh to maintain update contract with NEOLA.
B. HS Principal
Mr. Tony Butturini reported as follows: 1 Registration for classes. 2. Meeting with new conference
was very productive. 3.Thank you to Mrs. Jamie Brown for ACT prep. 4. Teachscape training. 5.
National Honor Society induction will be March 10th.
C. EL/MS Principal
Mr. Michael Nate reported as follows: 1.New communication tool working good. 2. 3 / 4 year old
Screening – 15 students. 3. Parent-teacher conferences had good turnout. 4. Math / hand writing
committee. 5. Summer school update. 6. Reedsville spelling bee. 7. 100th day of school. 8.
Author Katie McKy will visit Feb 21st.
D. School Psychologist/Supervisor of Special Education
Dr. Wurm reported as follows: 1. Children with Disabilities Program. WILL class had Valentine party
at the Manor 2. WKCE results embargo until April. 3. School based billing.
E. Maintenance Supervisor
Energy Consumption report given by Mr. Swanson.
F. Board Members
Mr. Todd Cavanaugh reported on the School Board Conference. He talked about Northland Pines
presentation on Performance Based Pay and how they went through the process. He also talked
about the FFA Alumni membership.
Mr. Andrew Maertz reported that all the policies passed except the seat belts in busses.
IV. Old Business
V. Consensus Agenda Items
A. Approval of the minutes from regular board meeting on January 20, 2014 and closed session.
B. Discussion / Action – Payment of Bills.
Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Andrew Maertz. 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 / Action – Designate Academic Excellence Higher Education Recipient and Alternate.
Motion by Andrew Maertz, seconded by Jeff Deprez to approve and congratulate Brock Gilsdorf as recipient and AJ Hynek as Alternate. All ayes.
C. Employment recommendations – Resignation / Retirements
Motion by John Ebert, seconded by Todd Cavanaugh to reluctantly accept the resignation / retirements of Kim Zaudtke, Anna Stockman, Dr. Tracie Wurm and Steve Sturtz. All ayes.
D. Discussion / Approval – 2014-2015 Calendar Adjustments
Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to approve changes to the 2014-2015
school calendar. All ayes.
E. Discussion / Approval - Teacher Nonrenewal Date
Motion by Jeff Deprez, seconded by Andrew Maertz to change the Teacher Nonrenewal date to the
last day of April to comply with state statues. All ayes.
VII. Closed Session
Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to go into closed session at 7:30 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. (Evaluations). The Reedsville Board of Education reserves the right to return to open
session. Roll call vote. All Ayes.
Motion by John Ebert, seconded by Jeff Deprez to adjourn at 8:55 PM. Motion carried.
Cory Kiekhaefer, Clerk
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