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OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
May 5, 2003 

MINUTES: 

President Gavic called the Special School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m. 

All board members were present.  Turner arrived at 7:40 p.m.  Also present was Susan Hayes (Pierce County Herald), 11 teachers, Lasure, Yakes and Wellington. 

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the agenda.  The motion carried. 

The election of board officers took place as follows: 

1.                    President: Ingli nominated Gavic; Gavic elected unanimously.

2.                    Vice-President: Gavic nominated Turner; Turner elected unanimously.

3.                    Clerk: Lenarz nominated Ingli; Ingli elected unanimously.

4.                    Treasurer: Lenarz nominated Karnes; Karnes elected unanimously. 

Science presentations were given on the Kindergarten through 6th grade program, as well as Grades 7-12.  The board appreciated the informative presentation by all the K-12 Science teachers.  

An Operations Committee report was given by Turner.  Discussion took place in regards to possibly selling a bus. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Karnes to approve the replacement of elementary roofs #1 and #6 this summer for a cost of $48,839.  The motion carried. 

A discussion was held regarding the committee structure.  No action was taken. 

The school board acknowledged James Hulbert and Amy Winsand, and Shivram and Gale Murty for their monetary donations to the music departments. 

Mr. Wellington informed the school board of two conferences that he will be attending.  They are as follows: 

1.                    WASDA Spring Convention in Appleton – May 7-9, 2003.

2.                    Skyward budget class in Stevens Point – May 13-14, 2003. 

There was a motion by Lenarz, seconded by Karnes to adjourn to closed session at 9:21 p.m. under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of discussing employee recognition.  Roll call vote:  all members voted, “yes”.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Hayes to reconvene to open session at 10:10 p.m. 

There was a motion by Hayes, seconded by Turner to amend the retirement and employee recognition policy.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Hayes to adjourn at 10:11 p.m.  The motion carried.                            

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk and Recording Secretary
Board approved: May 19, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
April 22, 2003

 MINUTES: 

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m.All board members were present.  Also present were 21 people consisting of staff, students and community members, Craig Yakes, Kenneth Lasure, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson.   

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Faber to approve the agenda as printed.  The motion carried. 

Community participation consisted of the following topics: thank you to Kenneth Greiber for his nine years of service to the school district; support for 5th and 6th grade band and chorus; possible $205,000 plus more cuts; co-curriculars are very important; promote theater downtown; importance of band and chorus to the community; reassignments of staff; issue of confidentiality with lay-offs/reassignments; employee loyalty and longevity; involve staff in budget reductions; referendum for education and maintenance; tax override; cross-country; C-squad volleyball; health insurance; alumni foundation; etc. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Karnes to approve the following consent items as printed: 

            A.            Minutes of March 31, 2003; April 7, 2003; April 10, 2003; and April 15, 2003.          

            B.            Financial report from March 1, 2003 to March 31, 2003. 

The motion carried. 

Duane Jourdeans, head football coach was present to inform the board that new football jerseys had been ordered and received.  He stressed that the football players are going to sell coupon books as a fundraiser to pay for the jerseys and that no money is coming from school district funds.  He also informed the school board that each year, football coaches put back approximately $2,000 of their salaries into the football program. 

Mr. Wellington noted that he was informed at a school finance meeting about a preliminary proposal that would indicate an additional loss of revenue of $205,000.  

The administration and school board stressed the importance of district residents contacting their legislators in regards to the budget reduction plan. 

The district strategic planning meeting for school board members has been tentatively set for Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

There was a motion by Ingli, seconded by Lenarz to approve the 2003-04 school calendar.  The motion carried. 

The elementary roof repair discussion item was tabled to the Operations Committee. 

Upcoming school board meetings are as follows: 

                Operations Committee Meeting                         Tuesday, April 29, 2003                      8:00 p.m.

                Special School Board Meeting                          Monday, May 5, 2003                         7:30 p.m.

                Policy Committee Meeting                               Monday, May 5, 2003                         8:30 p.m.

                Regular School Board Meeting                         Monday, May 19, 2003                       8:00 p.m.

Everyone in attendance honored retiring school board member, Kenneth Greiber.  President Gavic presented him with a plaque from the school district and a certificate from WASB for his nine years of dedicated service to the School District of Spring Valley. 

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to adjourn to closed session at 9:58 p.m.  

A.                  Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering administrative contracts.

B.                   Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering administrative support staff negotiations.

C.                   Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering performance evaluations of teacher staff members. 

Roll call vote: all members voted, “yes”.  The motion carried.   

The board reconvened to open session at 10:40 p.m. 

No action was taken. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Ingli to adjourn at 10:41 p.m.  The motion carried. 

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk                                                                                                               
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary
Board approved: May 19, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
April 15, 2003 

MINUTES: 

President Gavic called the Special School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m. 

All board members were present.  Also, present were approximately 170 people, Lasure, Yakes, Wellington and Joyann Wilson, recording secretary. 

President Gavic welcomed everyone and gave a brief presentation regarding the purpose of the meeting. 

Mr. Wellington spoke briefly regarding the current state school funding system, health insurance costs, declining enrollment, the State of Wisconsin budget crisis and the budget reduction plan process. 

Community participation issues raised were as follows: 

·                                 History of the reading program

·                                 Variety of programs offered

·                                 Value of academic and athletic co-curriculars

·                                 Writing legislators to emphasis the need to raise taxes in order to deal with the financial situation

·                                 The need for people to visit their schools 

·                                 Supported and commended the school board and administration for the tough job that they do.  Also, many students were in attendance which was received to be very positive.

·                                 Education first

·                                 Diverse needs

·                                 Sharing personnel and costs with other districts 

·                                 Teacher/student ratio

·                                 Test scores

·                                 Offering various opportunities for students to succeed

·                                 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hulbert donated $750.00 to sponsor vocal and band ensembles.  They also encouraged others to do the same.

·                                 People like living here and the current school structure

·                                 Possible writing workshops to create letters to legislators

·                                 Free and reduced lunches marketed differently

·                                 Marshfield Clinic has opportunities available

·                                 Seek referendum so no more cuts are made

·                                 The districts job is to provide education

·                                 “Without teachers there is no future”

·                                 Education and co-curriculars all work together for success

·                                 Students represent the school

·                                 Cost of co-curricular fees and supplies

·                                 Co-curriculars encourage working hard and receiving a feeling of accomplishment

·                                 “Raise taxes or spend less”

·                                 Football stresses 1) family 2) academics and 3) team

·                                 Coaches do a great job

·                                 Students involved in co-curriculars create positive peer pressure and good role models.

·                                 There are sport opportunities beyond high school.

·                                 Ag/Science program

·                                 Affects on the music program

·                                 Increase and demand fees for everything

·                                 School is important to the community and businesses

·                                 Everyone is just going to have to “dig a little deeper in their pockets”

·                                 Layoffs affect peoples jobs and livelihood

·                                 Possible early retirement options

·                                 No replacements for 2 ½ vacant positions due to retirements

·                                 Strong 4-H programs

·                                 Some sports do not generate money; increase gate receipts

·                                 High risk to cut music

·                                 Support staff is very important and a very good bargain for the money

·                                 Refinancing loan a possibility – no, not until 2011

·                                 Grant opportunities and volunteer hours are available

·                                 Dedicated staff

·                                 Promote new Spring Valley Educational Foundation 

There was a motion by Lenarz, seconded by Faber to adjourn to closed session at 9:57 p.m. under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering employment, compensation or performance evaluation of public employees in the context of a budget reduction plan.  Roll call vote: all members voted, “yes”.  The motion carried. 

The board reconvened to open session at 12:03 a.m. 

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the budget reduction sheet dated April 15, 2003 and the Appendix A budget reduction sheet also dated April 15, 2003.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Turner to adjourn at 12:09 a.m.  The motion carried.
Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary 

Board approved: April 22, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
April 10, 2003 

MINUTES: 

President Gavic called the Special School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m. 

All board members were present.  Turner arrived at 7:33 p.m. and Lenarz arrived at 8:07 p.m.  Also present was guest, Susan Hayes, Lasure, Yakes, and Wellington. 

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Greiber to adjourn to closed session at 7:31 p.m. under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering employment, compensation or performance evaluation of public employees in the context of a budget reduction plan.  Roll call vote: all members voted, “yes”.  The motion carried. 

Elizabeth Ingli, Recording Secretary and Clerk  

Board approved: April 22, 2003

 

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
April 7, 2003 

MINUTES: 

President Gavic called the Special School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m. 

All board members were present.  Also present was guest, Susan Hayes, Lasure, Yakes, and Wellington. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Lenarz to adjourn to closed session at 7:31 p.m. under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering employment, compensation or performance evaluation of public employees in the context of a budget reduction plan.  Roll call vote: all members voted, “yes”.  The motion carried.

Elizabeth Ingli, Recording Secretary and Clerk  

Board approved: April 22, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
March 31, 2003 

MINUTES: 

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m. 

All board members were present.  Also present were approximately 40 staff and community members, Craig Yakes, Kenneth Lasure, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson.   

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. 

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the agenda as printed.  The motion carried. 

Community participation consisted of the following topics: reading program; summer agriculture; cutting days in the school calendar to save money; seeking other resources for money, i.e. grants; the time frame when budget cuts would be complete and known to employees and the public; referendum, etc. 

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the following consent items as printed: 

                        A.            Minutes of February 17, 2003 and March 11, 2003.   

                        B.            Financial report from February 1, 2003 to February 28, 2003. 

The motion carried. 

Michelle Cormican, President of the Spring Valley Parents Club was present to inform the school board of the elementary playground renovation project.  She also spoke about expanding the parent volunteer program offered at the elementary school. 

There will be a Joint Finance Committee Meeting at the River Falls High School on April 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for those interested in attending.

The school board discussed the graduation date for 2004.  The board agreed unanimously that graduation exercises may be held on Memorial weekend.  

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Ingli to approve 23 open enrollment applicants and deny one applicant participation in the 2003-04 open enrollment program.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Greiber to approve the support staff settlement for 2002-04.  The motion carried. 

School board members who will be participating in the 2003 graduation ceremony are Diane Gavic and Eric Turner. 

Several school board and community members will be involved with the scholarship committees. 

The Regular School Board Meeting for April will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.   

There was a motion by Lenarz, seconded by Karnes to adjourn to closed session at 8:17 p.m.: 

A.                                          Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(f) for the purpose of dealing with individual concerns; and leave of absence.               

B.                                           Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of hiring coaches; and administration evaluations and contracts.

C.                                           Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering budget reduction plan. 

Roll call vote:  all members voted, “yes”.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Lenarz to reconvene to open session at 10:30 p.m.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Greiber to hire athletic coaches as follows: 

1.                                            Assistant baseball coach – Joshua Eidem.
2.                                            Head track coach – Kari Weiss.
3.                                            Assistant track coach – Shana Weiss. 

The motion carried. 

The request for leave of absence for the 2003-04 school year was tabled at this time.   

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Karnes to adjourn at 10:33 p.m.  The motion carried. 

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk

Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary

 

Board approved: April 22, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
March 11, 2003 

MINUTES: 

President Gavic called the Special School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:35 p.m. 

All board members were present.  Also, present were Lasure, Yakes, Wellington and others. 

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the agenda.  The motion carried. 

III.A.       The state budget deficit over the 2003-05 biennium will severely impact all public school budgets. 
III.B.       The School District of Spring Valley is facing a $300,000 budget shortfall for the 2003-04 school year.
III.C.       Due to state uncertainties, it is not possible to consider a two year school calendar at this time. 

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Lenarz to adjourn to closed session under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of reviewing teacher contracts and extra-curricular contracts for renewal/non-renewal for the 2003-04 school year.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Lenarz to reconvene to open session.  The motion carried.  

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Ingli to non-renew all the extra-curricular contracts for the 2003-04 school year.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Turner to renew all teacher contracts for the 2003-04 school year.  The motion carried. 

The board made the following statement: “Based on the information received tonight, the school board is looking at approximately $300,000 in budget cuts.  These cuts will impact across the board.  Because we do not have all the information to make an informed decision as to the educational needs of the Spring Valley School District, the board by the actions taken last night is giving itself and the administration time to make good decisions.  Final budget decisions will have to be made by June 1.  We welcome any input.” 

The board will complete all necessary budget reductions by the June 1st teacher contract renewal deadline. 

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Karnes to adjourn at 9:20 p.m.  The motion carried.                 

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk and Recording Secretary
Board approved: March 31, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
February 17, 2003

 MINUTES: 

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m.

All board members were present.  Note: Turner arrived at 7:41 p.m.  Also present were Joan Ford, Craig Yakes, Kenneth Lasure, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson.   

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. 

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the agenda as printed.  The motion carried. 

There was no community participation. 

There was a motion by Ingli, seconded by Karnes to approve the following consent items as printed: 

            A.            Minutes of January 20, 2003.  
B.            Financial report from January 1, 2003 to January 31, 2003.         

       The motion carried.

Mr. Wellington addressed the upcoming budget speech of Governor Doyle on January 18, 2003 at

7:00 p.m.  Mr. Wellington’s concerns are the QEO, local authority of school boards to raise taxes and possible cuts in programs. 

Discussion was also held regarding possible upcoming public meetings regarding the budget. 

The school board is going to hold a Special School Board Meeting on March 11, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. regarding teacher contracts and the budget. 

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Turner to accept the letter of early retirement from Kris Lemke and send a letter of commendation.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Ingli, seconded by Faber to approve the placing of a milk vending machine at the MS/HS with no financial burden to the school district.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Faber to approve a wrestling co-op with Elmwood with the contingency that the co-op works for both parties involved.  The motion carried. 

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Greiber to designate Jessica Gavic as Valedictorian and Erin Traynor as Salutatorian.  The motion carried. 

There will be an Administrator/Board Member PAC Meeting at CESA #11 in Turtle Lake on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 6:00 p.m.  Those attending will be Faber, Gavic, Greiber, Lenarz and Wellington. 

Mr. Wellington noted that the January pupil count was up 5 students. 

The 2003-04 health insurance projection is an increase of 12-15%, with the dental insurance projection at an increase of 5-7%. 

Mr. Lasure spoke about the Educational Foundation Plan’s progress. 

Ingli gave a report on the WASB Convention that she attended in January. 

Gavic indicated that departmental presentations will be on hold for a couple of months with the Science Department being the next on the list with a possible presentation in May. 

A tentative Strategic Planning Meeting is set for July 19, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

There will be a Dunn/St. Croix Conference Meeting in Menomonie on March 5, 2003. 

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Lenarz to adjourn to closed session at 9:00 p.m. under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of evaluating the District Administrator.  Roll call vote: all members voted, “yes”.  The motion carried.

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary
Board approved: March 31, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
January 20, 2003

MINUTES:

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:31 p.m.

All board members were present. Note: Turner arrived at 7:35 p.m. Also present were Joan Ford, Judy Fahrendorff, Nancy Cleveland, Jane Borgerding, Roxanne Lund, Susan Huppert (Pierce County Herald), Jean Steichen, Robert Richardson, David Sowatzke, Greg Hillstead, Jeremy Hillstead, Luke Affolter, Aaron Steichen, Cody Gibson, Craig Yakes, Kenneth Lasure, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the agenda as printed. The motion carried.

Community participation consisted of Roxanne Lund expressing concern about when the agendas are posted. She stressed that she would prefer to be able to review the agendas a few days prior to the meeting.

Robert Richardson brought four Boy Scouts to the meeting to observe. They are currently working on their citizenship badge. A parent and two other leaders were also present.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Greiber to approve the following consent items as printed:

  1. A. Minutes of December 16, 2002.
  2. B. Financial report from December 1, 2002 to December 31, 2002.
  3. C. Other consent items:
    1. Approve Paul Cruz as MS Wrestling Coach.The motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding District Strategic Planning. A decision was made to have the four committees address this issue at their next meetings in February and March. Further discussion will take place in June.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Faber to approve the CESA #11 Shared Services Contract. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Ingli, seconded by Lenarz to approve the CESA #11 resolution consisting of purchasing real estate in Amery for the Head Start Program with funding coming through federal government grants with no cost to our school district. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Turner to approve the 2003-04 Course Description Booklet as presented by Mr. Lasure. The motion carried.

Mr. Yakes gave an update on elementary copying.

Mr. Wellington spoke about professional learning communities which is centered around "all children will learn at a high academic level".

Mr. Wellington addressed meeting dates as follows:

    1. WASB State Convention – January 22-24, 2003 in Milwaukee.
    2. "enGauge" Technology training – January 28, 2003 in Wisconsin Dells.
    3. Dunn/St. Croix Conference Meeting – February 5, 2003 in Menomonie.
    4. Superintendent Meeting – February 12, 2003 in Ellsworth.
    5. CESA #11 Meeting – February 14, 2003 in Turtle Lake.

Mr. Wellington informed the school board that Spring Valley received a grant award – Understanding by Design. Both elementary and MS/HS teachers are involved.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Lenarz to adjourn to closed session at 8:52 p.m. under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) for the purpose of discussing the process for administrative evaluations. Roll call vote: all members voted, "yes". The motion carried.

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary
Board approved: February 17, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
December 16, 2002

MINUTES:

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m.

All board members were present. Also present were several teachers, Susan Huppert (Pierce County Herald), Craig Yakes, Kenneth Lasure, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Karnes to approve the agenda as printed. The motion carried.

There was no community participation.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Ingli to approve the following consent items as printed:

  1. A. Minutes of November 18, 2002.
  2. B. Financial report from November 1, 2002 to November 30, 2002.
  3. C. Other consent items:
    1. Approve change to Class Size Policy.
    2. Approve athletic letter and "Rules on Roles".
    3. Discontinue sport surveys.

The motion carried.

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Faber to adjourn at 7:32 p.m. to closed session:

    1. Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.

Roll call vote: all members voted, "yes". The motion carried.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Lenarz to reconvene to open session at 8:03 p.m. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Faber to approve the 2001-03 Master Contract (teachers). The motion carried.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Ingli to approve Angela Ruchti as National Honor Society Advisor. The motion carried.

Dates of upcoming committee meetings are as follows:

1. Personnel Committee Meeting Monday, January 6, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.

2. Operations Committee Meeting Monday, January 6, 2003 at 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Wellington noted that school board candidates must file by Tuesday, January 7, 2003.

The school board meeting schedule was discussed regarding teacher presentations.

A reminder was given to all school board members of the upcoming meeting with legislators to be held at the Ellsworth High School on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Wellington reviewed information from the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Conference that he attended on December 11-12, 2002 regarding the goal of universal proficiency.

Upcoming meetings are as follows:

    1. Dunn-St. Croix Conference Meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 in Menomonie.
    2. CESA #11 Meeting on Friday, January 10, 2003 in Turtle Lake.
    3. State Education Convention on Wednesday – Friday, January 22-24, 2003 in Milwaukee.

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. The motion carried.

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary

Board approved: January 20, 2003

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
November 18, 2002

MINUTES:

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:30 p.m.

All board members were present. Also present were several teachers, Craig Yakes, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson. Kenneth Lasure arrived at 8:00 p.m. after attending the Senior Informational Meeting.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Faber to approve the agenda as printed. The motion carried.

There was no community participation.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Ingli to approve the following consent items as printed:

  1. a) Minutes of October 21, 2002.
  2. b) Financial report from October 1, 2002 to October 31, 2002.

The motion carried.

The Personnel Committee report was given by Greiber. Items discussed were no layoffs, reduce staff when employees leave, teacher evaluation procedure, etc.

The Operations Committee report was given by Turner. Several items were discussed including bus routes, maintenance and transportations monthly updates, field trips, budget priorities, north doors, energy efficiency study, roofs, etc.

Mr. Wellington discussed the following four points of maintaining excellence in a time of decreasing revenue:

    1. No layoffs. Reduce staff when employees leave.
    2. Flexibility in staff assignments.
    3. Maintain salaries and benefits.
    4. Minimize district expenses on non-personnel costs.

Another item discussed was the purchasing process.

The 2002-03 budget was discussed in detail by Mr. Wellington.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Greiber to approve the 2002-03 budget as presented. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the students participating in the Youth Options Program as presented by Mr. Lasure. The motion carried.

Mr. Yakes and Mr. Lasure indicated that the state testing went well and is completed. Mr. Wellington also spoke about the "No Child Left Behind" law. According to some testing experts, it will be impossible to meet the adequate yearly progress requirement of federal law using our current WKCE standardized tests.

Next year’s Kindergarten census number is currently 39. Mr. Yakes indicated that this count usually increases 4-6 students.

The school board election information was given by Mrs. Wilson as follows:

bulletNotice of election November 20, 2002 - Spring Valley Sun

November 23, 2002 - Valley Values

bulletCirculation of nomination papers December 1, 2002
bulletIncumbent notice for non-candidacy deadline December 27, 2002
bulletLast day to file election papers January 7, 2003

Mr. Wellington spoke briefly about the changes in school finance with a new governor and new legislature.

The State School Board Convention is January 22-24, 2003. Mr. Wellington noted that all school board members interested in attending should notify him by Tuesday, November 19, 2002.

Meeting dates as scheduled are as follows:

bulletWASDA School Management – November 20-21, 2002 in Appleton
bulletDunn/St. Croix Conference – December 4, 2002 in Menomonie
bulletWASDA ESEA – December 11-12, 2002 in Madison
bulletCESA #11 – December 13, 2002 in Turtle Lake

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Faber to adjourn at 9:14 p.m. to closed session:

    1. Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) for the purpose of discussing negotiation strategies
    2. Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of the consideration of employing Spring Valley/Elmwood Aide.

Roll call vote: all members voted, "yes". The motion carried.

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary
Board approved: December 16, 2002

 

OFFICIAL Operations Committee Meeting Minutes
November 4, 2002

  1. The meeting was called to order at 8:30 p.m. Present were Turner, Ingli, Karnes, Wellington, Donath, Lynum and some staff and community members.
  2. There was a motion by Ingli, seconded by Karnes to approve the agenda with a change in the order, moving item VII. Field Trips to III. A. The motion carried.
  3. There was a motion by Ingli, seconded by Karnes to approve the minutes of September 2, 2002. The motion carried.

IV. A. Field Trips.

There was a discussion of elementary and MS/HS field trips.

  1. There was a detailed discussion of bus routes and the discontinued town bus route. There was a concern raised over town students walking to school. Alternatives were discussed. Because of budget shortfalls, the district is unable to reinstate the town route. When the bus routes are redrawn for next year, possible town pick ups will be researched.
  2. The transportation report was discussed. Bus routes were discussed. There are 210 students in town and 336 in the country. For next school year, the bus routes might be redrawn so that actual riders only will be scheduled.
  3. The maintenance report was discussed. The 1996 energy audit was discussed.
  4. Moved to III.A.
  5. Facilities budget priorities were discussed. Referendum ideas were discussed.
  6. The plan for next summer to replace the last two old roofs on the elementary building for a cost of $40,000 was discussed.
  7. There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Ingli to adjourn at 10:32 p.m. The motion carried.

 

 

OFFICIAL Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
October 7th, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 7:33 p.m. by Karnes. Present were Greiber, Karnes, Lenarz, Wellington and about 16 staff and community members.

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the minutes. The motion carried.

  1. The third Friday in September student count was 721 which is down 18.
  2. The lower student count will result in less revenue.
  3. Enrollment trends indicate that we will continue to have a decline in enrollment.
  4. The 2002-03 budget projection shows a negative balance.
  5. Because of the negative budget projections, we have not filled the 2.5 positions of employees who have resigned or retired.
  6. Non-essential expenditures for 2002-03 will be cut back.
  7. The 2003-04 budget will be tight because of declining revenue and increasing expenses.
  8. Expenses will need to be reduced in 2003-04.
  9. The district borrowed $106,000 to pay for two roofs on the elementary building. Two more roofs on the elementary building will need to be replaced next summer at a cost of $40,000.
  10. The district borrowed $1,100,000 to meet cash flow needs.
  11. The Fund 80 levy is proposed at $68,000 to support community education programs.

There was a motion by Lenarz, seconded by Greiber to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. The motion carried.

 

OFFICIAL

Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes
Nov 4, 2002

  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:31 p.m. Present were Faber, Gavic, Greiber, Wellington and some staff and community members.
  2. There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Faber to approve the agenda. The motion carried.
  3. There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Gavic to approve the minutes of September 9, 2002. The motion carried.
  4. As employees retire and resign, their job responsibilities are being reassigned to other employees whenever possible. This is necessary because of budget constraints.
  5. In this period of continued budget shortfalls, expenses need to be lowered to meet declining revenues. For the 2002-03 and 2003-04 school years, the plan to manage the budget will attempt to use the following ideas: no layoffs, continue to pay existing salaries and benefits, don’t replace existing staff who leave, and require flexibility in work reassignment.
  6. The superintendent and principals are working on a new form of evaluation for certified staff. We are basing our work on Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice by Charlotte Danielson.
  7. Tabled.
  8. Tabled.
  9. There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Greiber to adjourn at 8:25 p.m. The motion carried.

 

OFFICIAL Policy & Program Committee Meeting Minutes
October 7, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 8:58 p.m. by Chair Ingli. Present were Ingli, Gavic, Faber, Wellington and about 16 staff and community members.

There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Faber to approve the minutes of September 2, 2002. The motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

    1. There was a discussion of the class size policy. It was suggested to add a statement allowing multi-age classes in the elementary.

NEW BUSINESS:

    1. There was a discussion of the reimbursement policy. No action was taken.
    2. Adding a $40 student parking fee was discussed. More research will be done.
    3. There was a discussion about the new data decision making sub-committee. Board members Lenarz and Turner will meet with Wellington, elementary counselor Winter and MS/HS counselor Ruchti.
    4. There was a discussion about Wednesday night practices and what time they should end. Wellington will report back to the board at the next committee meeting about current practice.
    5. There was a discussion about sport surveys. There was a consensus that they didn’t provide any constructive data. Wellington will report at the next committee meeting about current athletic start of season meeting practices.

There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Faber to adjourn at 9:55 p.m. The motion carried.

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
October 21, 2002

MINUTES:

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:31 p.m.

All board members were present. Also present were several teachers, students and community members, Susan Huppert (Pierce County Herald), Craig Yakes, Kenneth Lasure, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Ingli to approve the agenda as printed. The motion carried.

During community participation, Ingli awarded the School District of Spring Valley a plaque from the Pierce County 4-H Program for the use of their facilities and service. Also, the town bus will be re-evaluated at the Operation’s Committee Meeting to be held on November 4, 2002 at 8:30 p.m.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Greiber to approve the following consent items as printed:

  1. a) Minutes of September 16, 2002.
  2. b) Financial report from September 1, 2002 to September 30, 2002.
  3. c) Other consent items:
    1. Hire staff:
    1. MS Volleyball – Monica Ford.
    2. MS Track – Hilary Boyer/Tom Boyer.
    3. Food Service – Amy Fisher.
    4. School Play Advisor – Beth Deutsch.
    5. Vallette Advisor – Lisa Miller.
    6. MS Girls Basketball – Bryan Brom.
    7. Assistant HS Girls Basketball – Kari Weiss.
    8. Letterclub Advisor/Coordinator – Julie Blegen.

The motion carried.

Mr. Wellington informed the school board of two home schooled students who are interested in participating in extra-curricular activities. There was a commitment from the school board in taking a look at this issue.

An update was given regarding the Finance Committee Meeting. Also, the Policy and Program Committee Meeting issues of the Class Size Policy, student parking fees, athletic surveys, etc. were discussed.

Discussion was held in regards to the band trip to New Orleans.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Turner to approve the band trip to New Orleans on March 25-30, 2003. The motion carried 6:1with Ingli opposing.

Mr. Wellington informed the school board that the official 2002-03 budget will be presented at the November 18, 2002 Regular School Board Meeting.

Information on enrollment trends was presented by Mr. Wellington. The local area, along with the state of Wisconsin is dealing with declining enrollment.

Discussion was held in regards to several staff positions and a hiring freeze. Ideas generated were utilizing volunteer methods, grants, communication with the community, etc.

There was a motion by Ingli, seconded by Greiber to approve the 2002-03 tax levy of $2,067,886. The motion carried.

Turner informed the school board of a WASB resolution regarding BadgerCare Health Insurance. This idea will be looked into further by the school board.

Mr. Wellington presented Eric Turner with a plaque and two certificates for his representation on the CESA #11Board.

Information from three meetings that Mr. Wellington attended recently was given to the school board. He also spoke of upcoming meetings.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Lenarz to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. to closed session:

    1. Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) for the purpose of discussing negotiation strategies.
    2. Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) for the purpose of assigning negotiation committee members.
    3. Under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of the consideration of employing any of the staff listed under V.C.1.

Roll call vote: all members voted, "yes". The motion carried.

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary

Board approved: November 18, 2002

 

OFFICIAL Operations Committee Meeting Minutes
September 2, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 p.m. by Chair Turner. Present were Turner, Karnes, and Ingli. Also present was Mr. Wellington.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Ingli to approve the minutes of August 15, 2002 as revised. The motion carried.

New Business:

    1. Staffing at games/parking; custodial staffing at events; Dam Days Tournament staffing:
    2. Mr. Wellington talked about extra custodial staff used for parking at games and various events. It was decided by the committee to eliminate extra custodial staffing at some non-school functions i.e. Dam Days 3-on-3 Tournament and 4-H.

    3. Physical Education Field:
    4. It was decided that the school will make its own Phy. Ed. Field instead of hiring a farmer to plow, drag and seed it down. The field will be 40 yards x 80 yards and the custodial staff will mow the grass short and fill in low spots with dirt.

    5. Summer facilities project update:
    6. The committee went over the summer facilities list of projects done this summer, along with the facilities projects budget as of August 28, 2002.

    7. Facilities projects budget:
    8. Turner brought up looking at building a softball field at the MS/HS to move it off the Elementary Playground. Money could possibly be gotten from the Operation’s Committee; Parent’s Club and the community.

    9. Summer transportation project update:
    10. The summer transportation project update was looked at. Mr. Donath did a great job this summer with the buses, as he does all year long with our transportation needs.

    11. Shuttle bus route:
    12. The shuttle bus route is being looked at with the possibility of Deb Moe running the route in the afternoons from the MS/HS to the elementary. Mr. Donath and the bus drivers will come up with a plan and what is a fair salary.

    13. Roof replacement schedule:
    14. The schedule for replacing the elementary roof will be started on September 16, 2002 and it should last two weeks.

    15. Custodial staff work report:

The custodial staff report was reviewed. The committee decided that it was a very valuable report to receive and would like Mr. Lynum and Mr. Donath to give the committee a report each month on major things that were done.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Turner to adjourn at 9:37 p.m. The motion carried.

 

OFFICIAL Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes
September 9, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

Present were Faber, Gavic, Greiber, Mr. Lasure and Mr. Wellington.

There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Faber to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Gavic to approve the minutes of July 18, 2002. The motion carried.

The Library Media Specialist position was posted with the deadline being September 20, 2002. There have been two inquiries and the position is still pending. There was discussion of the possibility of combining other positions.

There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Greiber to adjourn to closed session under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of evaluating certified, non-certified and administrative staff. Roll call vote: all members voted, "yes". The motion carried.

 

OFFICIAL Policy & Program Committee Meeting Minutes
September 2, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Ingli. Present was Ingli, Gavic, Faber and Karnes. Also present was David Wellington.

There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Faber to approve the minutes of January 8, 2002. The motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Academic letter:
  2. The committee would like Mr. Lasure to get information on the academic letter that was handed out last year. How many students received it and was it successful? Is there anyone handing out activity letters? Band?

  3. Team cuts:

There was discussion about team cuts. It is important that students in sports are treated equally.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Discipline procedure/traffic violations:
  2. Discussion was held on how or what is our discipline policy and what is the procedure. What is the occurrence of tickets handed out by police and/or suspensions for violations. Mr. Wellington will look into this.

  3. School trip policy – class trips, band tour, etc:
  4. Discussion was held on missing days from school and on excessive fund raising. These concerns will be looked at again.

  5. Class sizes:
  6. Discussion was held and the current policy will be looked at at the next Policy and Program Committee Meeting.

  7. Data collecting and decision making:
  8. There will be a sub committee involving data collecting and analyzing. The sub committee consists of Turner, Lenarz and Mr. Wellington. They will report their findings to this committee.

  9. Athletic season passes:
  10. A family athletic season pass for $75.00 will be implemented on a trial basis.

  11. Transportation to practices:

Discussion was held. No action taken.

There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Faber to table the items consisting of user fees/parking fees, athletic season passes, transportation to practices, Wednesday night practices and sport surveys until the next meeting which will be held on October 7, 2002 at 8:30 p.m.

There was a motion by Gavic, seconded by Faber to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. The motion carried.

 

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
September 16, 2002

MINUTES:

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 7:03 p.m.

All board members were present except Faber, Turner and Lenarz. The following board members arrived at a later time as follows: Faber at 7:06 p.m., Turner at 7:12 p.m. and Lenarz at 7:25 p.m. Also present were Joan Ford, Judy Fahrendorff, Gary Smith, Roxanne Lund, Susan Huppert (Pierce County Herald), Craig Yakes, Kenneth Lasure, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Greiber to approve the agenda as printed. The motion carried.

There was no community participation.

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Ingli to approve the following consent items as printed:

  1. a) Minutes of August 19, 2002.
  2. b) Financial report from August 1, 2002 to August 31, 2002.

The motion carried.

The following highlights from committee meetings was provided by Mr. Wellington:

bulletOperations Committee – using less custodians at non-school events and the status of the roof at the elementary.
bulletPersonnel Committee – staffing requirements and looking at better evaluation systems.
bulletPolicy and Program Committee – academic letters and discipline tickets.

The 2002-03 MS/HS Faculty Handbook and the 2002-03 Elementary Handbooks were reviewed by Mr. Lasure and Mr. Yakes.

The status of the current Media Specialist position was discussed.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Lenarz to set the graduation date for the 2002-03 school year as May 17, 2002. The motion carried 5:2 with Ingli and Karnes opposing.

Mr. Wellington informed the school board of the staffing recommendations to be presented to the Personnel Committee:

bulletMS Volleyball Coach Monica Ford
bulletMS Track Coaches Hilary and Tom Boyer
bulletFood Service Amy Fisher
bulletSchool Play Advisor Beth Deutsch
bulletVallette Advisor Lisa Miller
bulletMS Girls Basketball Coach Bryan Brom

The athletic participation numbers were given by Mr. Wellington and are as follows:

bulletFootball 36 athletes
bulletVolleyball 36 athletes
bulletMS Football 24 athletes
bulletMS Volleyball 29 athletes
bulletCross-Country (Volunteer) 9 athletes

Mr. Wellington indicated that the 2002-03 budget projection appears to be "very tight," estimating a loss of $86,000.

It was noted that the football field should be used minimally and only by the MS/HS football teams for games.

The preliminary student count number as of Friday, September 13, 2002 was 722. This number is down ten students from last year.

Mr. Wellington informed the school board of the board/committee/agenda structure.

The start of school for both the elementary and MS/HS went very smooth as expressed by Mr. Yakes and Mr. Lasure.

The upcoming meetings of the district administrator were acknowledged.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Karnes to recess the Regular School Board Meeting at 7:59 p.m. in order to start the Annual School Board Meeting at 8:00 p.m. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Faber to return to the Regular School Board Meeting at

8:34 p.m. The motion carried.

Committee meetings were scheduled as follows:

bulletPersonnel Committee September 30, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m. or October 2, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m.
bulletPolicy and Program Committee October 25, 2002 @ 1:00 p.m.

(Data Sub-Committee)

bulletFinance Committee October 7, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m.
bulletPolicy and Program Committee October 7, 2002 @ 8:30 p.m.
bulletOperations Committee November 4, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Turner to adjourn to closed session under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(f) at 8:56 p.m. for the purpose of discussing social or personal data of a specific student and under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of discussing performance evaluation of a specific teacher. Roll call vote: all members voted, "yes". The motion carried.

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary

Board approved: October 21, 2002

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
August 19, 2002

MINUTES:

President Gavic called the Regular School Board Meeting of the School District of Spring Valley to order at 8:00 p.m.

All board members were present. Also present were several teachers, Steven Lynum, Craig Yakes, Kenneth Lasure, David Wellington and Joyann Wilson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Lenarz to approve the agenda as printed. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Faber to approve the following consent items as printed:

  1. a) Minutes of July 22, 2002 and July 25, 2002.
  2. b) Financial report from July 1, 2002 to July 31, 2002.

The motion carried.

There was no community participation.

Mr. Wellington reviewed information discussed at the Finance Committee Meeting held on August 5, 2002. Items reviewed were the student count, revenue limits, budget options/costs, fund balance/cash flow borrowing, Fund 80 and roof costs/borrowing money.

Information from the Operations Committee Meeting of August 15, 2002 was given by Mr. Wellington. The main focus was to discuss the elementary building roof replacements and borrowing money for the project.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Karnes to hire Commercial Roofing of Plover, WI to apply two new roofs (1975 building and 1929 building) for a total cost of $106,448. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Lenarz to borrow $106,448 for a maximum of four years for the roofing projects at the elementary school. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Faber, seconded by Lenarz to post a 50% Library Media Specialist position for Spring Valley only. Also, Rachel Bishop was hired as Spanish Teacher through a cooperative agreement with the School District of Elmwood. The motion carried.

There was a motion by Turner, seconded by Karnes to approve the sale of the 1989 Chevrolet Bus #9 to Kevin Smeltzer of Menomonie, WI for $702. The motion carried.

Meetings were scheduled as follows:

bulletPolicy/Program Committee Meeting (Chair Ingli) September 2, 2002 @ 7:00 p.m.
bulletOperations Committee Meeting (Chair Turner) September 2, 2002 @ 8:00 p.m.
bulletPersonnel Committee Meeting (Chair Greiber) September 9, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m.
bulletRegular School Board Meeting September 16, 2002 @ 7:00 p.m.
bulletAnnual Meeting September 16, 2002 @ 8:00 p.m.
bulletFinance Committee Meeting (Chair Karnes) October 7, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m.
bulletOperations Committee Meeting (Chair Turner) October 7, 2002 @ 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Wellington gave an update on the 2002-03 budget. He stressed that the budget is very tight and the school district is going to have to spend less money.

The timeline for temporary borrowing of $1,000,000 was discussed by Mr. Wellington.

Mr. Wellington informed the board about upcoming meetings for the school board and himself.

Mr. Wellington informed the school board that the administrative team would be attending the Gallop Strengthfinder Workshop on August 20, 2002. Vice-President Turner informed the school board of the fantastic job done by the maintenance staff regarding the remodeling of the 3rd floor classroom at the elementary school.

There was a motion by Karnes, seconded by Greiber to adjourn at 9:26 p.m. The motion carried.

Elizabeth Ingli, Clerk
Joyann C. Wilson, Recording Secretary
Board approved: September 16, 2002

 

OFFICIAL Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
August 5, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. by Karnes. Present were Greiber, Karnes, Lenarz and David Wellington.

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

  1. Student count:
  2. As of August 5, 2002, the projected student enrollment is 728. See attached.

  3. Revenue limits:
  4. The worksheet example was discussed. See attached.

  5. Budget options/costs:
  6. There was a concern about item #6, "district newsletter" being cut. The consensus was to find an alternative, as it is a venue for communicating with the public. The committee will be investigating the expenses and alternatives.

    The committee expressed the need for more details concerning the impact of eliminating the Village bus route.

  7. Fund balance/cash flow borrowing:
  8. The spending trend of the fund balance was discussed and is of concern to the committee especially with the trend line of the fund balance being negative.

  9. Fund 80:
  10. Swimming pool repairs are possible with Fund 80 budgeting.

  11. Roof costs/borrowing money:

Information is continually being collected regarding roof costs. The goal is that a recommendation regarding the elementary roofs will be made at the August 19, 2002 Regular School Board Meeting.

There was a motion by Greiber, seconded by Lenarz to adjourn at 10:00 p.m. The motion carried.