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March 25, 2020



MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 19, 2020

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The meeting was called to order by President Amundson at 7:28 pm. Board members present: Cook, Meyers, D. Brueggen, N. Brueggen, and Amundson. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was properly posted.

Motion by N. Brueggen, seconded by Cook to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2020 regular and closed meetings and the February 12th special meeting. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by D. Brueggen, seconded by Meyers to approve the financial report and the invoices paid during the month; Fund 10 check #37903 – 38071 totaling $407,853.61. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by D. Brueggen, seconded by N. Brueggen to accept the Achievement Gap Reduction report. Motion approved unanimously.

The Board discussed refinancing existing referendum debt. They reviewed options for repayment timelines and associated savings and then identified a unanimous preferred option. Based on that preference, a resolution will be drafted in preparation for a scheduled vote at the regular meeting in March.

Motion by Cook, seconded by N. Brueggen to approve the January Membership Report. Motion approved

unanimously.

Mr. Alderson presented an early budget estimate for the 2020-21 school year.

Motion by D. Brueggen, seconded by Cook to approve the contract renewal for athletic trainer services though Gundersen Health System. Motion approved 4-0. Meyers abstained.

Motion by D. Brueggen, seconded by N. Brueggen to approve the contract renewal for school nurse services through Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers. Motion approved 4-0. Cook abstained.

Set the next meeting date for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Motion to go into executive session at 8:18 PM to discuss matters exempt from the open meeting law by Statute 19.85(1)(c); specifically, to consider candidates for vacant positions and to discuss negotiations with the Teachers’ Union. In favor: Cook, N. Brueggen, D. Brueggen, Meyers, and Amundson. Absent: None. Opposed: none.

President Amundson reconvened the open session at 8:40 pm.

Motion by N. Brueggen, seconded by D. Brueggen to hire Mary Lukaszewski – 50% Assistant Softball Coach, Noah Flock – 50% Middle School Assistant Football Coach, Samantha Pedretti – 50% Assistant Cross Country Coach. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Cook, seconded by Meyers to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:42 pm. Motion approved unanimously.

Dana Meyers, Clerk

MINUTES OF THE CLOSED BOARD MEETING

HELD ON FEBRUARY 19, 2020

After the duly passed motion, the Board convened in executive session at 8:18 p.m. to discuss matters

exempt from the open meetings law by Statute 19.85(1)(c); specifically, to consider candidates for

vacant positions and to discuss negotiations with the Teachers’ Union. President Amundson called

the closed session to order at 8:19 p.m. Members present: Cook, N. Brueggen, Amundson, Meyers, and D. Brueggen. Absent: None. Others present: Ryan Alderson, Kari Huth, and Jennifer Butzler.

The Board considered coaching applicants for assistant cross country, assistant middle school football, and assistant softball as well as negotiations timelines for the 2020-2021 school year.

President Amundson reconvened the meeting into open session at 8:40 p.m.

Dana Meyers

 

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