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April 22, 2020



MINUTES OF THE MARCH 18, 2020

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The meeting was called to order by President Amundson at 7:30 pm. Board members present: Cook, Meyers, D. Brueggen, N. Brueggen, and Amundson. Notice of the meeting was properly posted.

Motion by N. Brueggen, seconded by D. Brueggen to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2020 regular and closed meetings. 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 #38072 - 38162, totaling $334,602.08. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by D. Brueggen, seconded by N. Brueggen to approve the 2019-2020 LMC Report and 2020-2021 LMC budget. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by D. Brueggen, seconded by Cook to approve a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $8,425,000 taxable (convertible to tax-exempt) general obligation refunding bonds. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Cook, seconded by Meyers to approve the 2020 summer school program. Motion approved unanimously.

Khris Kleba and Nancy Schmitz were appointed to serve on the Board of Canvassers for the April 2020 election.

Motion by N. Brueggen, seconded by Meyers to approve maintenance agreements with Complete Control Inc. for Digital Controls, Heating Equipment, and Cooling Inspections. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by D. Brueggen, seconded by N. Brueggen to approve requests for the Early College Credit program. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Meyers, seconded by Cook to approve participation in the Girls’ Hockey Cooperative with Viroqua, Westby, and Youth Initiative Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Cook, seconded by Meyers to approve new summer recreation positions including two coaches for T-ball ($200 per coach) and two coaches for 8U ($400 per coach). Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by D. Brueggen, seconded by N. Brueggen to accept the retirement of Ann Tollefson (4K-12 Art) and the resignations of Carey Perry (Basketball Cheerleading) and Jenna Bean (Varsity Volleyball). Motion approved unanimously.

Set the next meeting date for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Motion to go into executive session at 8:50 pm to discuss matter exempt from open meeting by Statute 19.85 (1)(c); specifically, to discuss employee performance evaluations, employee compensation, and candidates for open positions. In favor: Cook, D. Brueggen, N. Brueggen, Meyers, and Amundson. Absent: None. Opposed: none.

The President reconvened the open session at 9:12 pm.

Motion by N. Brueggen, seconded by D. Brueggen to renew coaching contracts for summer recreation including Nick Wall and Sarah Peterson (10/12/14U Softball) and Jeremy Hayes, Luke Lukaszewski, and Olivia Meyers (10/12/14U Baseball).

Motion by Cook, seconded by N. Brueggen to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:14 pm. Motion approved unanimously.

Dana Meyers, Clerk

MINUTES OF THE CLOSED BOARD MEETING

HELD ON MARCH 18, 2020

After the duly passed motion, the Board convened in executive session at 8:50 p.m. to discuss matters exempt from open meeting by Statute 19.85 (1)(c); specifically, to discuss employee performance evaluations, employee compensation, and candidates for open positions. President Amundson called the closed session to order at 8:50 p.m. Members present: Cook, N. Brueggen, Amundson, Meyers, and D. Brueggen. Absent: None. Others present: Ryan Alderson, Jennifer Butzler, and Kari Huth.

The Board discussed employee performance evaluations and administrator, teacher, and support staff contracts. Coaching contracts for summer recreation were also discussed for consideration of renewal.

President Amundson reconvened the meeting into open session at 9:12 p.m.

Dana Meyers

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 21, 2020

SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The meeting was called to order by President Amundson at 4:00 pm. Board members present: N. Brueggen, D. Brueggen, Meyers, Cook, and Amundson. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was properly posted.

The Board discussed options to reduce the number of employees required to report to school buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic and supported the ability of employees able to perform their work responsibilities from home to do so.

Motion by Cook, seconded by N. Brueggen to adjourn the regular meeting at 4:32 pm. Motion approved unanimously.

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 2, 2020 SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The meeting was called to order by President Amundson at 5:30 pm. Board members present: N. Brueggen, D. Brueggen, Meyers, Cook, and Amundson. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was properly posted.

Motion to go into closed session to discuss matters exempt from the open meeting law by Statute 19.85(1)(c); specifically, for the consideration of employee compensation. Roll call vote: In Favor: N. Brueggen, D. Brueggen, Meyers, Cook, and Amundson. Opposed: None. Others present: Ryan Alderson, Khris Kleba.

The board president reconvened in open session at 6:05 PM. Motion by Sara Cook, seconded by Dana Meyers to approve the resolution listed below. The motion carried unanimously. Be it resolved that the Board of Education approves this resolution including paid leave status for full-time and part-time hourly employees including Educational Assistants/Instructional Aides, office staff, kitchen staff, maintenance staff, and regular bus or van route drivers experiencing a reduction of scheduled hours due to the COVID-19 epidemic. While on paid leave status, they must remain available to work and fulfill assigned shift or work expectations (virtual and/or on-site) as directed by administration through June 2, 2020, the date the current Safer at Home Order or an updated governmental order expires, or when the Board passes an updated resolution, whichever comes first.

Motion by Cook, seconded by N. Brueggen to adjourn the regular meeting at 6:06 pm. Motion approved unanimously.

 

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