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									                                    ASHWAUBENON BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                        Synopsis of the Regular Meeting
                                               Monday, May 9, 2011
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   A.    Call to order:
         President Williams called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm at the district office.
    B.   Roll call:
         Board Members Present:            Laukka, VanLaanen, Williams, VanDeKreeke, Halron
         Board Members Excused:            None
         Others Present:                   Keith Lucius, David Schmidt, Brian Nelsen, Jill Rhude, Pete Marto,
                                           Mark Sheedy, Matt Anderson, Brad Taylor, Betsy Farah, Erica Becker
    C.   Declaration of quorum:
         Quorum Present
    D.   Pledge of allegiance:
         The pledge was recited
    E.   Adoption of Agenda:
         Moved by VanLaanen seconded by VanDeKreeke to adopt the agenda as presented. Aye 5, Nay 0.
         Motion carried 5:0
    F.   Announcement of Executive Session:
         In accordance with W.S. 19.85(1) (c) an executive session will be held at the end of the meeting for
         the purpose of discussing employee compensation, employment issues, employee evaluations, and
         employee negotiations.
    G.   Citizens and/or delegations:
         1. Public Forum – No issues presented
    H.   Consent Agenda:
         Moved by VanLaanen seconded by Laukka to approve Consent Agenda as presented. Aye 5, Nay 0.
         Motion carried 5:0.
         1. Minutes of the regular meeting held on Monday, April 25, 2011
         2. Minutes of the executive session held on Monday, April 25, 2011
         3. The schedule of checks written 04-20-11 to 04-30-11 (#81370-81519).
         4. The schedule of manual checks written 04-20-11 to 04-30-11 (#144, #1097-1098).
         5. The schedule for high school checks written 04-16-11 to 04-30-11 (#13044-13065).
         6. Staffing:
             a. Resignation of Edward Krcmar from his part time position of Energy Education Specialist
                 effective July 31, 2011. Posting is currently underway to fill this vacancy.
             b. Hire of Andrea Pasqualucci to the 1.0 FTE Social Worker position at the elementary level
                 with the district, effective with the 2011-2012 school year. Andrea is currently a .30 FTE
                 Social Worker and .16 Homeless Children and Youth Coordinator. For the 2010-2011
                 school year, she is placed at Step 5 Lane H. This position is vacant due to the retirement of
                 Grace Fleming.
             c. Retirement request of Michael Beno from his full time Buildings & Grounds Coordinator
                 position with the District, effective May 8, 2011. Mike has been employed with the District
                 for 18 years.
    I.   Superintendent’s Report:
          Layoff, recall and transfers: 15 total teachers have been laid off (13 this year and 2 from prior
             years). All teachers have been recalled except 0.5 Art FTE and a small reduction from last year.
          Teacher Contract extension update: This topic will be discussed at the executive session.
    J.   Discussion/Presentation Items:
         No discussion items presented.
    K.   Action Items:
         1. Meal Prices: Betsy Farah and Keith Lucius explained how the Section 205 Healthy, Hunger-
             Free Kids Act will impact the price of school lunches. The elementary schools currently charge
             $2.00 and the high school charges $2.25 for lunch. This Act requires the price of lunches to
             increase to $2.46 over the next ten years. Farah recommended slowly ramping the price of
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            lunch up $0.05 to $0.10 a year with a $0.10 increase for the 2011-12 school year. Slowly
            ramping the price up each year will keep participation up and kids eating healthy. Lucius and
            Farah explained that the district is leading the way on the nutritional aspects of this Act and will
            continue to move forward in this area.

            Moved by VanLaanen seconded by VanDeKreeke to approve meal price increases of $0.10 for
            lunch and $0.05 for breakfast as presented. Aye 5, Nay 0. Motion carried 5:0.

         2. Extended Contracts: Mark Sheedy presented to the board the list of Essential Services needed
            during the summer months. Sheedy stated that this list is the minimum number of services
            needed for summer. These services were budgeted last year.

            Moved by VanLaanen seconded by VanDeKreeke to approve Extended Contracts as presented.
            Aye 5, Nay 0. Motion carried 5:0.

         3. Art Curriculum: Jill Rhude reviewed the changes to the Art curriculum and how these changes
            are incorporated into the BYOC tool. Rhude discussed how the curriculum incorporates the
            standards that the district feels are most important. Many of the standards are very similar,
            merged with other standards and covered in other subjects. Erica Becker stated that as
            children move from K-12 grades, they will have experienced a majority of the standards listed.

            Rhude requested that the board provide input into how curriculum changes are presented at
            future board meeting. Schmidt stated that as far as what is relevant to the board and future
            curriculum it should include any changes to the existing curriculum, what standards the
            changes are affecting, what standards are being met and what standards need to improvement.
            The board would like access to the BYOC program to review how it works.

             Moved by Laukka seconded by VanDeKreeke to approve the Art curriculum as presented. Aye
             4, Nay 1 (Halron). Motion carried 4:1. Halron stated that more work was needed on the scope
             and sequence of higher level Art courses.
    L.   Board & Superintendent Communications:
          Williams and Schmidt shared with the board thank you cards they received from retirees.
    M.   Future Board Meetings & Topics:
          The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is Monday, May 23, 2011, at 6:30 pm.
    N.   Adjournment to executive session:
         Moved by VanLaanen seconded by Halron to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 pm to the executive
         session. Aye 5, Nay 0. Motion carried 5:0.
    O.   Executive session:
         In accordance with W.S. 19.85(1) (c) an executive session will be held at the end of the meeting for
         the purpose of discussing employee compensation, employment issues, employee evaluations, and
         employee negotiations
    P.   Return to open session:
    Q.   Action Item:
         1. Teacher Contract 2011-12:
             Moved by VanLaanen seconded by Laukka to approve the 2011-12 Teacher Contract as
             presented. Aye 5, Nay 0. Motion carried 5:0.
    R.   Adjournment
         Moved by VanLaanen seconded by VanDeKreeke to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 pm. Aye 5, Nay 0.
         Motion carried 5:0.

    Respectfully submitted,


    Jay VanLaanen, Clerk
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