MINUTES - REGULAR BOARD MEETING April 28, 2014
The regular meeting of the Reedsville Board of Education was called to order at 6:35 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: Regina Olson and Maggie Berkholtz.
Mr. Mark 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 amended to remove assistant baseball coach position from New
Business. Motion by Andrew Maertz, seconded by Todd Cavanaugh. All ayes. .
II. Public Input
A. District Administrator
Mr. Mark Swanson reported as follows: 1. Course approvals – Kris Hanson and Jodi Haese.
Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer. 2. 2014-2015 Health Insurance options
discussed. Technology grant of $19,000.
B. HS Principal
Mr. Tony Butturini reported as follows: 1. Kim Luedtke recommendation for NHS Advisor. Thank you
to Mrs. Pierce for all her work. 2. Yearbook Club needs to get student volunteers, smaller book. 3.
Congratulations to Shelby Otto and Edwin Oswald as Prom King and Queen. 4. Olympian and
Central Lakeshore held second meeting. 5. AP testing in Calculus, Chemistry, Literature, and
Economics (29 students).
C. Elem/MS Principal
Mr. Michael Nate reported as follows: 1. Summer school update. 2. Middle school students
complete in solo and ensemble. 3. 5K team from Sturgeon Bay visit – reading series. 4. 2nd grade
science fair. Thank you Mr. Korinek. 5. Spring concert – Thank you Mrs. Sohn for all your work. 6.
MS students participated in a day of activities. Thank you Mrs. Joan Zipperer and Judy Loefer for 23
years of service.
D. School Psychologist/Supervisor of Special Education
Dr. Wurm reported as follows: 1. Children with Disabilities Program – Job fair. 2. WKCE results
published. Reedsville did very well. PALS testing going on now – compare to start of year to
measure progress. WILL class going to Cato Falls to work on disc golf on Friday.
E. Board Members
Mr. Todd Cavanaugh thanked Mark, Tony, Matt Jaszewski, Denise DeMeyer for technology grant
help. He also noted the great advancements in AP testing.
Mr. John Ebert said that Prom was great, the grade school concert was amazing. He also noted the
advances we have made on AP classes. Kudos to Kyle Korinek, Kim Luedtke, and Greg Penza.
IV. Old Business
V. Consensus Agenda Items
A. Approval of the minutes from regular board meeting on March 17, 2014 and closed session and
special meetings on March 24, 2014.
B. Discussion / Action – Payment of Bills. Excluding Check Number 62939.
Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer. All ayes.
Payment of check number 62939.
Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer. Andrew Maertz abstained.
VI. New Business
A. Oath of Office for newly elected Board members performed.
B. Reorganization of Board
1. Nomination of John Ebert for Board President by Todd Cavanaugh. Nomination of Andrew Maertz by Jeff Deprez. Motion by Jeff Deprez, seconded by Andrew Maertz to close nominations. Majority vote for Andrew Maertz.
Nomination of Todd Cavanaugh for Vice-President by Jeff Deprez. Motion by John Ebert, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to close nominations. All ayes. All in favor. All ayes.
Nomination of Cory Kiekhaefer for Clerk by John Ebert. Motion by Todd Cavanaugh seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to close nominations. All ayes. All in favor. All ayes.
Nomination of Jeff Deprez for Treasurer by Todd Cavanaugh, Motion by Cory Kiekhaefer, seconded by John Ebert to close nominations. All ayes. All in favor. All ayes.
2. Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to designate legal correspondent of Davis Kuelthau – D&K. All ayes.
3. Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to designate Denmark State Bank as District Depository. All ayes.
4. Motion by Todd Cavanaugh to designate the Herald Times Reported as District Newspaper. After some discussion, Todd Cavanaugh recinded his motion. Motion by Jeff Deprez, seconded by John Ebert to designate Brillion News as District Newspaper. All ayes.
5. Motion by Jeff Deprez, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to designate Andrew Maertz as WASB Delegate and Todd Cavanaugh as alternate. All ayes.
6. Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Jeff Deprez to designate Andrew Maertz as CESA #7 representative. All ayes.
7. Policy committee consisting of Jeff Deprez and Todd Cavanaugh.
Technology committee consists of John Ebert and Cory Kiekhaefer.
Negotiations committee consists of Andrew Maertz and John Ebert.
Public Relations committee consists of Todd Cavanaugh and Cory Kiekhaefer.
Health Insurance committee consists of Andrew Maertz and Jeff Deprez.
8. Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Jeff Deprez to designate the Superintendent as District representative with state/federal agencies. All ayes.
C. Employment recommendations – Resignations – Tim Aalsma, teacher and Steve Brooks as head
basketball coach. Recommendations – Kim Luedtke as NHS Advisor, Kiya Webster and Monica
Haelfrisch as middle school track coaches. Motion by John Ebert, seconded by Jeff Deprez to
approve. All Ayes.
D. Discussion – Recommended contract approval for Director of Special Education / DAC, Angie
Sanderfoot. Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, John Ebert seconded contract. All ayes.
E. Discussion / Action – Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to approve 2014-
2015 Teacher Contracts. All ayes.
Motion by Todd Cavanaugh, seconded by Cory Kiekhaefer to adjourn at 7:42 PM. Motion carried.
Cory Kiekhaefer, Clerk
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