The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the School District of Osceola was held in the Boardroom on December 11, 2019. The meeting was called to order by President Craig Brunclik at 6:00 P.M. with roll call taken: Pete Kammerud – yes; Craig Brunclik –yes, Brian Meyer – yes; Rosanne Anderson-yes; and Brooke Kulzer -yes. Superintendent Mark Luebker, Business Manager Lynette Edwards, Director of Instruction Dr. Rebecca Styles, Director of Pupil Services Leah Voelker along with Building Principals Adam Spiegel, Scott Newton, Amanda Meyer, Julie Bender and Lindsay Thomas attended the meeting.
Person (s) who requested an audience before the Board:
a. Elise Hiljus inquired about opportunities for offering a U14 Travel Baseball program for 7th/8th grade athletes.
A Pete Kammerud/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve the consent agenda without any items removed for further discussion. Motion Carried.
Adopt the agenda
Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting held on November 20, 2019
Hires, Resignations, and Recognitions.
Recognition(s): Sam Shanahan, OES Certified Aide
Hire(s): Holly Stewart, Track & Field Asst. Coach, Missy Ulrich, Track & Field Asst. Coach, Greg Hayton, Track & Field Asst. Coach, Johnathon Archibald, Girls Head Soccer Coach, Connie Schmidt Pre-K Aide, Amy Fossum OES Regular Aide, Belinda Johnson OES Intervention Aide, Karen Swenson OMS Certified Aide, Michael Willeman OMS Wrestling Coach, Mariah Schlosser OMS Certified Aide
A Rosanne Anderson/Pete Kammerud motion was made to approve the payment of bills from General Fund with ACH-108766, 201900077-201900095 and computerized checks numbered 178701-178862 for a total of $1,466.603.35. Motion Carried.
School Board Committee Report: Bob Rombach from The We Are Network based out of Grantsburg shared information about options for live streaming athletic events. They plan to start streaming Osceola athletics events. Livestreams can be viewed on Facebook and then they are also saved on their website. Business Manager Lynette Edwards shared some district planning scenarios using the Baird Forecasting Model. More district planning and discussion will be held during the January 8th Committee Meeting. Options for the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar were viewed and discussed.
A Brooke Kulzer/Rosanne Anderson motion was made to approve School Safety Drill Reports. The Department of Justice Safety requires for these drills to be completed and reported back to them. All four buildings completed successful drills. Motion Carried.
A Brooke Kulzer/Pete Kammerud made authorization for Open Cupboard donation of $200. Rosanne Anderson abstains. Motion Carried.
Mr. Spiegel: Our 2nd Trimester is off to a great start, it is always great to see the kids excited about new classes. Blessing Baskets kicked off this week, with a lot of creative ideas going around to raise money for the community. It is great to see staff and students giving back. December 20th will be our Blessing Basket celebration. Thank you to Ms. Willett and our OSCAR team are doing a great job leading this. Another thank you to Sara Henke, Jen Rud and Holli Haase for their work with Operation Christmas at OHS. Through this we are able to help make a difference for many families at OHS. We will be sharing the Youth Risk Behavior Survey with staff this week to help us get a better understanding of our student body and how we can continue to meet their needs.
Mr. Newton: The OHS Band Concert was held on Monday, December 2 and was a huge success. Congrats to Mr. Aytay on another great performance. The OHS Choir Concert will be Monday, December 16. We are all looking forward to Ms. Willett’s first concert. Winter athletics is in full swing; our athletes and coaches have been working hard to represent Osceola.
Ms. Thomas: Thank you many staff and parent volunteers for helping out with extra recess for kids today. This was a part of the 12 Days of Christmas for OES staff where OES staff were gifted the Gift of Time! Each day there is a fun surprise for staff. Sprinkles the Elf is back to watch over student and staff and report back to Santa. We are making magic for our little learners. As a part of our #KindnessRocksAt OES initiative, we are going around the community and the other school buildings on December 12th to share some winter joy and spread kindness through music. Some places we will visit will be Royal Oaks, OMC/CCH and other businesses downtown. Thank you to our PBIS team for coordinating this. On December 13th Ms. Stener & Ms. Willenbring will be leading two 3 hour Responsive Classroom courses for our Kid Klub staff and our OES support staff.
Mrs. Meyer: Congratulations to Ms. McLain and the OMS Band on their beautiful Winter Concert on December 9th. The OMS Choir Concert is December 12th, good luck to Ms. Willett and our students. The Boys Basketball season just wrapped up, thank you to Mr. Radaj and Mr. Rysdam for their dedication to these boys. OMS Wrestling just started. The OMS math meet was today, thank you Mr. Scholz for hosting this. Student Council along with their advisor Ms. Salewski are currently planning our OMS Christmas Party. This year it will be held during the afternoon on Friday, December 20th. Students will have a variety of fun activities and games throughout the afternoon. Thank you to their hard work organizing so we can include more students this year.
Dr. Styles: We will be hosting a free community event on January 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Speaker Dr. Todd Savage and Leslie Lagerstrom will be presenting on ‘Gender/Identity/Sexuality- What does this all mean?’ This event is a partnership between Osceola School District, Osceola Medical Center, Osceola Police Department and Osceola Inclusive. Bob Schmidt and our Admin Team have been working on a Threat Assessment Process that are required by the Department of Justice.
Mrs. Voelker: The Special Education Department is gearing up for state assessment and working on applying for accommodations. We are starting to examine our student numbers for the 2020-2021 school year as we move student accordingly. Also visiting classrooms around the district.
Mrs. Bender: MAP testing will begin once we return from break and the staff is looking forward to digging into the data. OIS Staff completed a 45 minute Responsive Classroom refresher led by Ms. Busick, Ms. Rogers, Ms. Conway and Ms. Rautio. The OIS Holiday Concert is Friday, December at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thank you to Ms. Cruciani for her hard work and dedication in creating a new and exciting concert for OIS and the community. Thank you to our specialist for being so flexible and supporting Ms. Cruciani through her first concert. Last week we were able to get lots of books using our Scholastic Dollars at the Scholastic Book Warehouse sale.
Mr. Luebker: I am currently working on an article about School Resource Officers. This article will help understand what their job duties are within the schools and the community. With recent violence incidents at school districts in Wisconsin we want to keep this a priority topic as student, staff and community safety is a high priority. School Resource Officer options will be discussed during the January 8th Committee.
The next scheduled Committee Meeting is Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the Boardroom
The next regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Boardroom
A Brooke Kulzer/Brian Meyer motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried
Pete Kammerud, Clerk