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					                     Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
                              School District of Bangor
                                 Bangor, Wisconsin
        Bangor High/Middle School Cafetorium
        Wednesday, April 21, 2010 – 7:30 p.m.

  I.    Call to Order
        Meeting was called to order by President Rod Hundt

  II. Roll Call
       Members present: Tom Arentz, Rod Hundt, Julie Meyers, Scott Riley, Dave
       Vetrano, Paul Wuensch
       Member absent: Ole Mathison
       Administration present: Don Addington, Kathy Carson, Roger Foegen, Lois
                               Meinking
 III. Attest to Publication
     Julie Meyers, Paul Wuensch

 IV. Approval of Agenda
     Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Julie Meyers, to approve the agenda as
     amended. Moving a-f under #4. 2010-11 budget information listed in D. District
     Administrator Report to follow IX. Committee Reports. Motion carried 6-0

 V. Approval of Minutes
    A. Regular Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
       Motion by Tom Arentz, second by Julie Meyers, to approve minutes. Motion
       carried 6-0.
    B. Closed Session: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
       Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Dave Vetrano, to approve minutes. Motion
       carried 6-0.

 VI. Approval of Vouchers and Activity Account
     Motion by Tom Arentz, second by Dave Vetrano, to approve vouchers #70210 -
     70429 totaling $904,377.48. Motion carried 6-0.

       Motion by Julie Meyers, second by Dave Vetrano, to approve the activity account.
       Balance on hand 3/12/2010 $70,556.87. Receipts $16,820.80. Checks written
       $29,308.64. Balance on hand 4/16/2010 $58,069.03. Motion carried 6-0.

VII. Financial Report
     Motion by Tom Arentz, second by Julie Meyers, to accept donation of $2952.64 from
     the Dick Riley Family for the softball scoreboard. Motion carried 6-0.
     Motion by Tom Arentz, second by Julie Meyers, to approve the financial report.
     Balance on hand 3/12/10 $421,472.88. Revenue this period $1,272,905.41.
   Expenditures this period $857,984.01. Balance on hand 4/16/2010 $836,394.28.
   Motion carried 6-0.

VIII. Old Business
      None

  IX. Committee Reports
      A. None

   Items moved up on the agenda.

       4. 2010-11 budget information
           a. Projected deficit and administrative recommendation for balancing the
               budget
              Mr. Foegen reviewed potential revenue expenditures for next year, based on
              some known facts and some assumptions which are still fluid, an estimate at
              this time is a shortfall of around $200,000. The administrative staff has met
              several times and are currently recommending items d. and e for approval
              and also because of demonstrated needed an increase in both art and nurse
              time.
          b. Approval of increasing district nurse contract to .5 FTE
               Motion by Julie Meyers, second by Paul Wuensch, to approve increasing
               district nurse contract to .5 FTE. (from 3 hrs per day to 4 hrs per day)
               Motion carried 6-0.
          c. Approval of increasing district art position to .875 FTE
               Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Julie Meyers, to approve increasing
               district art position to .875 FTE. (from .75 to .875, 1 additional class)
               Motion carried 6-0.
          d. Approval of reduction of .5 FTE ag/science position.
               Rod Hundt addressed the community members, parents, students, and staff
               in attendance at the meeting. Comments were received.
               Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Rod Hundt to approve reduction of .5
               FTE ag/science position. Motion carried 4-2. Tom Arentz and Scott Riley
               voting no.

 IX.   Board President’s Agenda
       A. Administer Oath of Office for Re-elected Board Members
          Tom Arentz, administered oath of office to Rod Hundt, Dave Vetrano, and
          Paul Wuensch.
       B. Appoint Board Member for CESA Annual Meeting
          Motion by Dave Vetrano, second by Tom Arentz, to appoint Julie Meyers as
          representative for CESA annual meeting. Motion carried 6-0.
       C. Survey Results for the Before and After School Child Care Needs Assessment
          Mrs. Meinking presented data from the child care study that was distributed to
          elementary parents.
            Motion by Julie Meyers, second by Dave Vetrano, to continue with process of
            interest by sending out request for proposal forms to area day care providers.
            Motion carried 6-0.
      D.   Consideration of Asbestos Removal and Demolition Quotes for Old High
           School Project and Project Update with Qualified School
            Mike Seichter and Tyler Schultz from Market & Johnson, presented the
           projected costs of the old high school gym renovation.
           Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Julie Meyers, to accept bid from No
           Mercy Excavating to                  remove asbestos from the old high school,
           pending clarification of bid, with the understanding that even though their bid
           is for the entire project, contractor will agree to only doing the interior
           abatement if funding doesn’t go through. Motion carried 6-0.
      E.   Storage Consideration with Demolition of Old High School Building
           With removal of the old high school building storage will continue to be an
           issue. Options will be considered.
      F.   Focus on Energy: Energy Audit Update
           Focus on Energy and Ken Stratman conducted a walk-thru of facilities and a
           written list of recommendations has not yet been received.
      G.   Results of April 19 School Auction
           Total income on auction held at old high school - $5,860.62.
      H.   Proposed Creation of Tax Incremental Finance District #1, Village of
           Rockland
           Paul Wuensch reported on the recent meeting he attended for the proposed
           creation of a tax
           incremental finance district #1 in the Village of Rockland.
      I.   Correspondence
           Congratulations from Junior Achievement to the Bangor’s Business Challenge
           Team. Taking 1st place in Public Service Announcement and 3rd place overall.

 XI. CESA #4 Report: Julie Meyers – CESA Board Representative
     No report.

XII. Administration Reports
     A. School Psychologist’s Report: Kathy Carson
        1. Grant update
            Ms. Carson presented the board with a progress report on the alternative
          education
            grant activities.
        2. Referral information
            Referrals were presented by school.
     B. Elementary School Report: Lois Meinking
        1. Approve leave request
           Motion by Julie Meyers, second by Dave Vetrano, to approve request from
          Diane Weisse to
           take one personal day for the 2009-2010 calendar year on Friday, May 28,
          2010. Motion
       carried 6-0.
       Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Julie Meyers, to approve request from
      Debra Gerke for leave time on May 26, 27, and 28. Using one day of personal
      leave and two days of unpaid leave. Motion carried 6-0.
    2.Approve donation
      Motion by Tom Arentz, second by Julie Meyers, to accept donation of an oil
      painting (16” X 20” created by Jim Romskog) for former principal, Lyn
      Tierney. Motion carried 6-0
    3. Spelling Bee
         Congratulations to GT coordinator Jamie Hotchkiss for bringing the regional
         spelling bee back to Bangor Elementary School, to be held April 20th at 9:30
         a.m
    4. Earth week day
         On April 22 the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the elementary staff will hold
         the annual celebration from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    5. Conferences
         95% of elementary conferences were held.
    6. 2010 budget proposal
        Copies of the initial elementary budget proposal were distributed.
    7. Before and after school child care needs assessment
         50% response for the survey conducted. (Covered under Board President’s
         Agenda C.)
    8. Upcoming dates
        Upcoming events were announced by Mrs. Meinking.
C. High School/Middle School: Don Addington
    1.Badger State participants
      Students were selected to represent BHS at the 2010 Badger Boys and Badger
      Girls State this summer.
    2. HS/MS 2010-2011 budget
        Copies of the initial middle/high school budget proposal were distributed.
    3. Extra-Effort Award
         Bangor’s 2010 La Crosse Tribune Extra-Effort Award winner is Megan
         Collins.
    4. State National History Day
          Congratulations to the students who qualified for the state History Day
         competition on May 1st
        at UW Madison.
    5. First lady Visit
         State First-Lady, Jessica Doyle, visited an 8th grade middle school class on
         Friday, April 9th.
        She talked to the students about the Wisconsin Covenant.
    6. Math Team
         Congratulations to the math teams that participated at the Twin
         Conference Math Competition
          at Royall. The Varsity team brought home the first place trophy and the JV
         team placed 6th.
        7. HS/MS solo/ensemble results
            Congratulations to this year’s solo/ensemble successes.
        8. 7th grade Poynette trip
            7th graders traveled to Poynette for their annual class trip.
        9. Diversity week
             Thank you to Brooke Dahl and the SWAV group that organized and
             facilitated Diversity Week
            activities last week in the high school.
       10. Graduation speaker
             This year’s graduation speaker will be Chris Squire (’92)
       11. Upcoming events
             Mr. Addington announced upcoming events.
   D. District Administrator Report: Roger Foegen
      1. Coaching resignation: girl’s basketball
          Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Dave Vetrano, to accept resignation
          from Amber Mlynczak
         as head girls varsity basketball coach. Motion carried 6-0.
      2. Coaching contract approval for head varsity volleyball
          Motion by Dave Vetrano, second by Julie Meyers, to approve Amber
          Mlynczak as head girls
         varsity volleyball coach. Motion carried 6-0.
      3. Review of food service assessment and report
          Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Dave Vetrano, to table the review of the
          food service
          assessment and report. Motion carried 6-0.
      4. a. b. c. d. moved up on agenda
          e. Approval of elimination of basketball, wrestling cheerleader advisor
          positions
               Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Julie Meyers, for approval of
          elimination of
               basketball and wrestling cheerleading advisor poitions. Motion carried 6-
          0.
          f. Future consideration of support staff reductions to further balance the 2010-
              2011 budget
                Support staff reductions would take place at a later board meeting this
                summer as we get a
              clearer picture of enrollment, revenue projections, etc.
      5. Field of Dreams update
         Mr. Foegen gave a review of improvements and current state of fields.

XIII. Removal of items from the Consent Agenda
      No items removed.

XIV. Consent Agenda
     A. Overnight trip approvals: 7th grade to Poynette (April 19-21, 2010),
        6th grade to Washington D.C. (April 28-May 2, 2010), Spanish to
          Costa Rica (tentatively March 30-April 7, 2011), High mileage vehicle
          Team to Appleton (April 30-May 1, 2010).
          Motion by Tom Arentz, second by Julie Meyers, to approve all items on
          consent agenda. Motion carried 6-0.

 XV. Miscellaneous as May Legally Come Before the Board
     No miscellaneous.

XVI. Adjourn to closed session under WI Statutes 19.85 (1) (c)
        (student issue: community service, personnel: medical leaves))
     Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Dave Vetrano, to adjourn to closed session.
     Roll call vote. Motion carried 6-0.

XVII. Return to Open Session to Take Action, if Necessary
      Motion by Dave Vetrano, second by Julie Meyers, to return to open session.
      Motion carried 6-0.

       No Action Taken

XVIII. Adjourn
       Motion by Paul Wuensch, second by Dave Vetrano, to adjourn. Motion carried 6-
       0.

				
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