Details for Minutes of the School Board Meeting Held May 16, 2016Meeting

Minutes of the School Board Meeting Held May 16, 2016Meeting called to order by School Board President Arlyn Halvorson at 7:09 p.m. in the School Board Room, McFarland District Office 5101 Farwell Street McFarland, WI 53558.Present: Arlyn Halvorson, Craig Howery, Tom Allen, Kelly Cheramy, and Ann Molitor. Absent: none.Administrators Present: Andrew Briddell, Jeff Mahoney, Dave Witte, Jeff Finstad, Aaron Tarnutzer, Sue Murphy, and Sarah Boatman.Motion by Craig Howery, second by Ann Molitor to approve the following consent agenda items:- Minutes of the May 2, 2016 School Board Meeting- Request approval of General Fund Vouchers #165563 through #165745 and #287948 through #288000, and Purchasing Card Transactions dated 3/21/16 through 4/20/16.- Professional Staffing Recommendations: * Resignations: Lauren Arango - 1.0 FTE Transition Coordinator/Program Support TeacherLindsay Olson - 1.0 FTE MPS 1st Grade Teacher* New Hires: Lauren Arango - 1.0 FTE Student Service CoordinatorTessica Barnett - 1.0 FTE IMMS 6th Grade TeacherSusan Booth - 0.833 FTE MHS Art TeacherRachel Byrd-Felker - 0.5 FTE Temporary WIS 4th Grade TeacherAmie Martin - 1.0 FTE Elementary Campus Library Media SpecialistMolly Sheridan - 1.0 FTE IMMS 6th Grade Teacher* Change in Assignment: Lindy Wiesmann - 0.833 to 1.0 FTE MHS Art Teacher- Co-Curricular Staffing Recommendations:* Resignations: Michael Lawless - MHS Assistant Boys Soccer CoachMichael Lawless - MHS Assistant Girls Soccer CoachCarol Polipnick - 5.0% MHS Assistant Girls Tennis Coach* New Hires: Nancy Sutherland - 5.0% IMMS 7th Grade Team Leader (50%)* Change of Contract: Missy Burke - 10.0% to 5.0% 7th Grade Team Leader (100% to 50%)Motion carried 5-0.Notation was made of the following personnel items: Change of Assignment: Mary Davis - 40 to 16 hours/week IMMS Administrative AssistantBen Snyder - Interim Elementary Campus Chief Custodian to 40 hr/week Elementary Campus Chief CustodianNew Hires: Benjamin Catterall - District Seasonal Grounds WorkerGina Pili - 24 hrs/week IMMS Administrative AssistantBoard Comments � Howery is looking forward to going to Whitewater Innovation Center for CESA 2 Delegates.Senior Exit Interviews are Wednesday, very satisfying. Attending Blues in the Night. Molitor attended Mental Health Awareness Night and saw Paper Tigers. Board needs to be aware of how thin our counselors are spread across the District. Shared staff between IMMS & HS. Mental Health is a real issue. Volunteering at Blues in the Night. Last Monday was Music Awards Recognition Night. We are beginning the last of the concerts. Seniors who started orchestra in fifth grade are now graduating - our first class. Scholarship Night is coming up. Halvorson spoke to this evening�s Joint Village School Board meeting. Had a conversation with the Legion, great community.Public Comments � Andy Mulhearn & Keri Ogden presented regarding funding for the Arts. Andrew presented statistics on how the arts help with students staying in school and academic achievement. He also talked about the issues with our auditorium. Keri presented on issues with choir robes, size of stage � safety, funding for field trips and drama, room for Orchestra, Middle School students travel to the High School to use the band room.Student Council Report � NoneBusiness Manger�s Report � A. Budget Work SessionSuperintendent�s Report � B. Facilities UpdateC. Recent District Photos and EventsD. Important DatesAction Items:Motion by Ann Molitor, second by Craig Howery to approve action on 2016-17 McFarland School District open enrollment approved applications. Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Craig Howery, second by Kelly Cheramy to approve action on 2016-17 McFarland School District Open Enrollment denied applications. Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Ann Molitor, second by Kelly Cheramy to approve action on 2016-17 McFarland School District Open Enrollment approved attending outside McFarland School District applications.Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Ann Molitor, second by Craig Howery to approve action on 2016-17 McFarland School District Open Enrollment denied attending outside McFarland School District applications.Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Craig Howery, second by Kelly Cheramy to approve action on 2016-17 McFarland School District Open Enrollment re-approval applications.Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Craig Howery, second by Ann Molitor to approve action on 2016-17 WIVA open enrollment approved applications. Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Kelly Cheramy, second by Ann Molitor to approve action on denied 2016-17 WIVA open enrollment applications.Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Ann Molitor, second by Kelley Cheramy to approve action on 2016-17 WIDCA open enrollment approved applications. Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Kelly Cheramy, second by Ann Molitor to approve action on denied 2016-17 WIDCA open enrollment applications.Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Ann Molitor, second by Craig Howery to approve action on open enrollment reversal process. Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Craig Howery, second by Ann Molitor to approve action on 2016-17 IMMS, WIS, and Elementary Campus handbooks.Motion carried 5-0.Motion by Ann Molitor, second by Kelly Cheramy to approve action on recommended WIVA WI Stat. 118.40(8)(g) student transfers to resident districts.Motion carried 5-0.The board took a short recess at 8:28p.m. before going in to closed session. Motion by Molitor, second by Cheramy to go into closed session at 8:41 p.m. under WI Statute 19.85(1)(c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility (Administrative contracts) and 19.85(1)(e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session (lease agreement).Motion carried 5-0. Roll call vote: Halvorson-Aye, Howery- Aye, Allen- Aye, Cheramy- Aye, and Molitor- Aye.Present: Arlyn Halvorson, Craig Howery, Kelly Cheramy, Tom Allen, and Ann Molitor. Absent: none.Administrators Present: Andrew Briddell and Jeff MahoneyThe Board held a discussion on Administrative contracts and lease agreement.Motion by Molitor, second by Cheramy to adjourn. Motion carried 5-0 and meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m.Respectfully submitted,Tom AllenDistrict ClerkPUB. The McFarland Thistle: June 16, 2016WNAXLP

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