MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION Budget Hearing Annual

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					MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Budget Hearing & Annual Meeting
De Soto High School Commons 7:10 PM
Monday, October 22, 2007

Present                                   Absent
Rick Pedretti, President
John Audetat
Dan Fladhammer
Geri Fox
Kirk Holliday
Jeffrey Long
Roger Mueller
Dean Penkalski
Bridget Schill, Clerk
Michael Davis, Superintendent

        The Budget hearing of the De Soto Area School District Board of Education was
called to order at 7:10 PM on Monday, October 22, 2007, by Board President Rick Pedretti.
All Board members were present.
        The meeting was turned over to Superintendent Mike Davis. He explained the budget
handouts to the attendees. There were no questions.
        The Annual Meeting of the De Soto Area School District Board of Education was
called to order at 7:50 PM on Monday, October 22, 2007 by Board President Rick Pedretti.
All Board members were present and introduced.
        Motion was made by Rick Pedretti and seconded by Dean Penkalski to nominate Mike
Davis as meeting chairperson. Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Virgil Elliott and seconded by Gary Barbian to approve the
minutes of the October 23, 2006 De Soto Area School District Budget Hearing and Annual
Meeting. Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Bridget Schill and seconded by Virgil Elliott to approve the
Treasurer’s Report and Audit Summary as presented. Motion carried.
        Superintendent Michael Davis gave his Administrator’s report.
        Superintendent Michael Davis presented the 2007 – 2008 Budget. Motion was made
by Virgil Elliott and seconded by Lynn Umberger to approve the 2007 – 2008 Budget of
$6,230,756.00 and Tax Levy of $2,681,632.00 and Levy of $8.19 per $1,000.00 of assessed
value as presented. (Resolution A). Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Julie Penkalski and seconded by Sue Flick to authorize the
School Board to make temporary loans for current operation according to statutory
requirements (Resolution B). Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Tim Ballwahn and seconded by Lynn Umberger to authorize the
School Board to sell school property not needed for school purposes, excluding real estate
(Resolution C). Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Mike Davis and seconded by Teri Young to establish salaries for
school board members with a 3.8% increase, per diem remains the same (Resolution D).
Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Lynn Umberger and seconded by Virgil Elliott to reimburse
board members for actual and necessary expenses incurred when traveling in performance of
duties. (Resolution E). Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Gary Barbian and seconded by Lynn Umberger to authorize the
board to expend money to initiate or defend legal action involving the district (Resolution F).
Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Tim Ballwahn and seconded by Virgil Elliott to authorize the
school board to set the date for the Annual School District Meeting between May 15 and
October 30. (Resolution G). Motion carried.
        A discussion was held on a Fund 80 Levy (Community Services Fund). Motion was
made by John Audetat and seconded by Jayne Ballwahn to set up a Fund 80 levy of 5
cents per $1000 of assessed value. A planning committee will be formed. Motion carried.
        A discussion was held on District facility needs. Community involvement is being
sought to provide input. Motion was made by James Brudos and seconded by Mike Tully to
have the Board move forward on a facility study. Motion carried.
        A discussion was held regarding a track facility. Motion was made by Ron Von Glahn
and seconded by Julie Penkalski to construct a track facility at De Soto High School to be
completed by the beginning of the 2009 season, dependent upon the successful passage of a
referendum in the Spring. Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Gary Barbian and seconded by Virgil Elliot to adjourn. Motion
carried. The Meeting adjourned at 9:45 PM.
                                                      Bridget Schill, Clerk




MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Board Meeting
De Soto Middle School Commons
Monday, October 22, 2007

Present                                      Absent
Rick Pedretti, President
John Audetat
Dan Fladhammer
Geri Fox
Kirk Holliday
Jeffrey Long
Roger Mueller
Dean Penkalski
Bridget Schill, Clerk
Michael Davis, Superintendent

        The Regular meeting of the De Soto Area School District Board of Education was
called to order at 10:00 PM on Monday, October 22, 2007, by Board President Rick Pedretti.
All Board members were present.
        The meeting was publicized by posting on the school doors, banks, and post offices in
De Soto, Ferryville, Genoa, and Stoddard, Pedretti’s Genoa, Pronto De Soto, and Red Mound
Store on October 18, 2007, printed in the Broadcaster on October 18, 2007, and broadcast
over WVRQ Radio.
         Motion made by Roger Mueller and seconded by John Audetat to accept the new
agenda as presented. Motion carried.
        There were no public comments.
        The receipts and expenditures were reviewed. Motion was made by Roger Mueller
and seconded by Dan Fladhammer to approve the receipts and expenditures, vouchers #
25325 – 25407 in the amount of $110,839.55. Motion carried.
        The minutes of 9-24-07 and 10-8-07 were reviewed. Motion was made by Dean
Penkalski and seconded by Geri Fox to accept the minutes of Oct. 8, 2007 with the correction
to line 32, to read “mentors for three new teachers”. Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Kirk Holliday and seconded by Geri Fox to approve the
Resolution for Short Term Borrowing in the amount of $395,000 as presented. Motion
carried.
        The School Calendar for 2008 – 2009 school year was discussed. Motion was made
by Jeff Long and seconded by Dean Penkalski that the calendar be accepted as presented.
Motion carried.
        The Budget update and Tax levy was discussed. Motion was made by Dan
Fladhammer and seconded by Roger Mueller to accept the 2007-2008 budget of $6,230,738
and Tax Levy as presented: Operating Levy of $2,636,007, Debt Levy of $44,907, Property
Tax Chargebacks of $700 and Community Service Fund Levy of $16,379 for a Total Levy of
$2,697,993. Motion carried.
        Motion was made by Geri Fox and seconded by Dean Penkalski to offer a contract to
Robin Hosemann as Assistant Drama Director. Motion carried.
        Mr. Davis would like to recommend adding a full time aide at Prairie View School. It
will be on next month’s agenda.
        Reports:
        Committee Reports – nothing to report.
        Healthy Kids Initiative Task Force – will report at the second meeting in November.
        WASB Correspondent Report – WASB Convention in Milwaukee is Jan. 23 – 25,
        2008.
        Principal’s Report – nothing to report
        Superintendent – nothing to report.
        Motion was made by Jeff Long and seconded by Roger Mueller to adjourn. Motion
carried. The meeting adjourned at 10:25 PM.
                                                              Bridget Schill, Clerk