BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting Minutes April 24, 2017
I. The regular meeting of the Watertown-Mayer School Board in the Watertown City Hall on Monday, April 24, 2017 was called to order at 6:01 PM by Chair Janikula. Board members present: Janikula, Unowsky, Thaemert, Thompson, Jackson, Sweeney, and Vogt. Absent: None.
Administration team members present: Superintendent Wilke, HS Principal Hennen, MS Principal Guertin, ES Principal Pauly, PS Dean Arndt, SPED Director Piersak and AD Dasovich.
II. Visitor requests and consideration of agenda. MMS (Motion made and Seconded by)
Sweeney and Thaemert to approve the agenda as presented. Passes 7-0.
III. General Business Items
MMS Jackson and Vogt to approve the following consent agenda items: Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 20, 2017; Personnel consent agenda; and Business consent agenda; and Enrollment. Passes 7-0.
March Total Disbursements = $912,263.05
Wire Payment #s = 39147, 39191-39196, 39204, 39206-39212, 39214, 39272, 39289, 39299, 39302, 39310-39316, 39321-39324, 39393-39396
Check #s 51480 – 51587
Misc – 5,764.06
VI. Recognitions/Presentations/Showcase: The board recognized:
Trae Berhow- Boys basketball all-time leading scorer; AP 2nd team all-state; Mr. Basketball Final 5.
Bob Hennen- 14 years of dedicated service as boys basketball head coach.
Gymnastics- Conference Champs, Section Champs, 5th place in State. 6 individual qualifiers.
Team members: Alisa Gilbert, Anja Gilbert, Ella Blinkhorn, Ella May, Elsa Thonn, Emilene Loehr, Emma Strom, Grace Wagner, Jenna May, Kallie Unowsky, Kylie Hoese, Leanna May, Maris Heun, Paige Thibault, Rosemary Unglaub, Taylor Hix, Teagan Schmidt, Anna Duske and Mary Jacks. Coaches: Steve & Deb Hangartner
Wrestling- Corey Jobe- individual state qualifier.
Joe Traen- 27 years of dedicated service as head wrestling coach.
Boys Swimming- John Kenison, state individual qualifier. Coach: Drew Sodey
Girls Basketball- Conference Champs, Section Champs, 3rd place at State AA. Team
Members: Anarosa Oscarson, Jordan Winter, Shelby Mueller, Kirstin Klitzke, Olyvia Schroeder, Grace Knutson, Emma Ragner, Libby Heilman, Claire Killian, Emma Maas, Maggie Czinano, Jordyn Prigge, Jena Barden, Sarah Zuelzke, Isabella Oscarson, Monika Czinano, Vanessa Schroeder, Kayla Painschab, Lacy Baumann and Alex Lewandowski.
Coach: John Rosholt
Claire Killian- Athena Award Winner; Miss Basketball final 20; 2,000 point scorer
Kirstin Klitzke- Miss Basketball final 20; 2,000 point scorer.
V. Action Items
A. Superintendent Wilke, Lisa Raiter and District Administration have reviewed a number of solar subscription proposals over the course of the past several years. MMS Jackson and Thaemert to approve the US/Solar subscription agreement. Passes 7-0.
B. Superintendent Wilke and Lisa Raiter presented the board with new rates for our substitutes. MMS Thompson and Sweeney to approve the new substitute rate to be: Days
1 20 at $110.00 per day and Day 21 or more at $120.00 per day. Passes 7-0.
C. MMS Thompson and Vogt to grant tenure to the following teachers beginning with the 2017-2018 school year:
Kristin DeMars Jill Peters
Melissa Helget Hannah Rosholt
Caleb Lee Vicki Severson
Stacie Mittelstaedt Jennifer Slipka
Kinsie Stifter Hannah Vogel
D. Superintendent Wilke presented a request from an Elementary Teacher to extend her leave of absence through the 2017-18 school year. MMS Thompson and Sweeney to deny the request. Passes 7-0.
E. MMS Jackson and Unowsky to approve the 2017-2018 Athletic/Activity Fees to remain the same as the 2016-2017 rates. Passes 7-0
Parking Fee $140.00/year
MS Athletic/Activity Fees $100.00/sport
Family Cap $850.00
Band Instrument Rental
Instruments including percussion $60.00
Free/Reduced price $30.00
HS Athletic/Activity Fees
Trap Shooting $125.00
Mock Trial, Speech, Knowledge Bowl $80.00
BPA, FFA $55.00
Theater Fees $155.00
Family Cap $850.00
Admission Fees $4.00/student
Athletic Season Passes $60.00/student
Senior Citizens (65+) – Free
F. Superintendent Wilke presented the following 200 Series policies for Board final review.
MMS Sweeney and Thompson to approve the final reading of the 200 Series policies as presented.
POLICY 201 LEGAL STATUS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
POLICY 202 SCHOOL BOARD OFFICERS
POLICY 203 OPERATION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
POLICY 203.1 SCHOOL BOARD PROCEDURES:
RULES OF ORDER
POLICY 203.2 ORDER OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL
POLICY 203.5 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AGENDA
POLICY 203.6 CONSENT AGENDAS
POLICY 204 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
POLICY 205 OPEN MEETINGS AND CLOSED MEETINGS
POLICY 206 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL BOARD
MEETINGS/COMPLAINTS ABOUT PERSONS
AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS AND DATA
POLICY 207 PUBLIC HEARINGS
POLICY 208 DEVELOPMENT, ADOPTION AND IMPLEMEN- TATION OF POLICIES
POLICY 209 CODE OF ETHICS
POLICY 210 CONFLICT OF INTEREST
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
POLICY 211 CRIMINAL OR CIVIL ACTION AGAINST
SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
MEMBER, EMPLOYEE OR STUDENT
POLICY 212 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DEVELOPMENT
POLICY 213 SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEES
POLICY 214 OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL BY SCHOOL BOARD
VI. Review/Information Items
A. Superintendent Wilke requested meeting date of Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5:30 pm 6:30 pm in order for the board to attend a joint workshop session of the School Board and Watertown City Council.
B. Chair Janikula provided information on the Superintendent and Board Member evaluations.
Dates for the evaluations will be determined at the May 22nd meeting.
VII. Administrative Reports
Administrative reports were submitted by Hennen, Guertin, Pauly, Arndt, Piersak, Bender, and Dasovich.
VIII. Discussion of issues or open comments by School Board Directors.
Wilke and Thaemert attended the State FFA convention. It was a great reminder of student capabilities and abilities.
Next Scheduled Meeting
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, May 22, 2017 6:00 PM
Watertown City Hall
IX. MMS Unowsky and Thaemert to adjourn the meeting at 7:14 PM and was duly passed.
Jennifer Janikula, Chair
Cassie Vogt, Clerk
Published in the
Carver County News
June 1, 2017