SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN DELLS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
The meeting was called to order by President Schulz at 6:00 p.m. Members present
were Randy Gilner, Gisela Hamm, Robert McClyman, Jim Rodwell, David Schulz,
Steven Smith and Jesse Weaver.
Motion by Gisela Hamm and second by Robert McClyman to approve the agenda.
President Schulz announced that the School Board may go into closed session
pursuant to section 19.85 (1) subparagraphs (c) and (e) of Wisconsin Statutes.
Motion by Randy Gilner and second by Steven Smith to adjourn to closed session,
pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 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 and (e) for the purpose of
conducting other public business where competitive or bargaining reasons require a
closed session. A roll call vote was taken. (7 yes votes: Randy Gilner, Gisela Hamm,
Robert McClyman, Jim Rodwell, David Schulz, Steven Smith and Jesse Weaver.)
The purpose of the closed session was to discuss WDHS Activities Director/Associate
Principal Performance and Superintendent Search salary.
Motion by Gisela Hamm and second by Jim Rodwell to reconvene into open session.
President Schulz announced that the school board meeting was being tape recorded.
Motion by Steven Smith and second by Randy Gilner to approve the regular school
board meeting minutes of December 20, 2010, and special school board meeting
minutes of January 10, 2011. Motion carried.
There were no comments from the public during the public comment/general subject
matter discussion item on the agenda.
Verbal/written reports/goals were presented by Charles Whitsell, Randy Kuhnau, Carol
Coughlin, Shannon Statz, Jerry Nicholson, Brian Grove, Paul Stieber and Teresa Regel.
Student School Board Representative, Sydney Flock, submitted a report on current and
upcoming student activities.
Chairperson Gisela Hamm reported on the Education/Policy/Curriculum/Activities
Committee meeting of January 4, 2011.
Motion by Gisela Hamm and second by Randy Gilner to approve the following
resignation for retirement with thanks for 33 years of dedicated service to District
a) WDHS Business Education Teacher John Hoenecke effective at the end of the
2010-2011 school year.
Motion by Gisela Hamm and second by Robert McClyman to accept the following
a) WDHS – Brad Rohling as Fall Weight Room Supervisor, effective immediately.
b) SHMS – Dean Phillips as Head 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach, effective
Motion by Steven Smith and second by Jim Rodwell to approve the following employee
contract , as specified:
a) Fredrick Steinhorst, as Bus Driver, effective January 1, 2011.
Motion by Gisela Hamm and second by Jim Rodwell to approve the following Youth
Options Request for the 2010-2011 school year:
Alexandra Platt Survey of Astronomy and U.S. History: Civil War - Present
Motion by Randy Gilner and second by Steven Smith to approve the following
individuals for the specified co-curricular assignments for 2010-2011:
a) Alex Kahler WDHS – Freshman Wrestling Coach
b) Lawrence Gillick SHMS – 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach
Motion by Randy Gilner and second by Jim Rodwell to approve an additional 4-hour/day
special education teaching assistant position at Spring Hill Elementary School. Motion
Motion by Gisela Hamm and second by Steven Smith to approve a request to add a
forensic science course and delete the weather course for the 2011-2012 school year,
as recommended by the Education/Policy/Co-Curricular Activities Committee. Motion
Business Manager Deb Michel discussed the Child Nutrition Program Reauthorization.
Motion by Gisela Hamm and second by Robert McClyman to approve District
membership in Shared Purchasing Solutions, with Sysco Foods as the District’s Prime
Vendor, who will also transport USDA commodities to the District for the 2011-2012
school year, as recommended by the Buildings and Grounds/Transportation/Food
Motion by Jim Rodwell and second by Jesse Weaver to give prior approval to the
following generous donation over $2,500.00 per the Donations and Bequests Policy
a. Todd Nelson would like to donate a golf simulator to Wisconsin Dells High
School, valued at $35,000. The simulator cost more than $60,000 when
purchased for the indoor theme park at the Kalahari. The simulator will be
used by members of the boys’ and girls’ golf teams and physical education
Motion by Gisela Hamm and second by Steven Smith to accept/acknowledge the
a) $511.00 from UNO Chicago Grill to WDHS Powerlifting club as a donation for
the November fundraiser;
b) $2,000.00 from The Hospitality Scholarship to WDHS choir toward tuxes,
dresses and music folder storage unit;
c) $100.00 from Laura and Mike Nate to WDHS Powerlifting club as a donation
in support of the team;
d) Cricut papercutter valued at $100.00 from April Miracle to Lake Delton
Elementary School 4K for school use; and
e) Remainder of the funds in the Owen Gromme Scholarship fund in the amount
of $1,689.19 to SDWD for advancing the fine arts facility project.
Total For The Regular January Board Meeting: $7,900.19
TOTAL FOR 2010-11 SCHOOL YEAR: $73,530.56
Motion by Randy Gilner and second by Jim Rodwell to approve the January treasurer’s
report and disbursements in the amount of $966,344.53 including Fund 10 wire
transfers, Fund 10 check numbers 083373-083572, Fund 10 manual check numbers
003884-003895, and Fund 72 check numbers 001174-001185. Motion carried.
Motion by Jesse Weaver and second by Gisela Hamm to adjourn. Motion carried.
President Schulz adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Gisela R. Hamm