The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the School District of Osceola was held in the Boardroom on February 12, 2020. 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, and Director of Buildings & Grounds Bob Schmidt.
A Brooke Kulzer/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve the consent agenda with the request by Pete Kammerud to remove the retirements for further discussion. Motion Carried.
Adopt the agenda
Hires, Resignations, and Recognitions.
Resignation: Rebecca Wampfler, 3rd Grade Teacher
Recognition(s): Scott Smith, Bus Driver
Hire(s): Kaitlyn Burr, OMS Phy Ed Teacher
A Brian Meyer/Rosanne Anderson to approve the retirement of Donald Clark, 23 years as a bus driver and Roberta (Bobbi) Blattner, 18 years as Head Cook at OHS. The Board would like to thank both Donald and Bobbi for their many years at the School District of Osceola.
A Rosanne Anderson/Kammerud motion was made to approve the payment of bills from General Fund with ACH 201900129-201900135 and computerized checks numbered 179223-179355 for a total of $822,321.24. Motion Carried.
School Board Committee Report by Brooke Kulzer. During the February 3rd Special Meeting the Board discussed the priority list for both referendum questions. During the February 12th meeting the Board discussed the 2020 referendum flyer and updates from the Wisconsin State Education Convention that Mark Luebker and Lynette Edwards attended.
A Pete Kammerud/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve the removal of our participation in the School Resource Officer Joint Grant. The District was going to partner with the Village of Osceola to pursue this grant for a School Resource Officer, but due to funding being contingent on the passing of the referendum questions we cannot commit at this time. The Board will still pursue reviewing the benefits of having a School Resource Officer. Motion Carried.
A Brian Meyer/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to approve to amend the February 3rd Meeting Minutes of the Special School Board meeting and updated the priorities list for question 1. Motion Carried.
Summary of Debt payments presented by Lynette Edwards. Baird provided a model to show the District’s current bonds. We have the opportunity to pay off one of the bonds and save $94,083. The Board will review again during the March 11 School Board meeting.
A Pete Kammerud/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to approve Athletic Training Service Agreement with the Osceola Medical Center. This has been a very beneficial partnership and are excited to continue. Motion Carried.
Dr. Rebecca Styles: We had a trainer come in from CESA 6 for ACT prep. Currently all juniors are working on ACT prep. The ACT test is schedule for March 3. ELA standards are being updated, 2010 was the last adoption. We have 4 one-hour sessions with staff who are interested to look over the draft and help provide feedback to the state. The Governor recently signed Act 85, which adds new data to school and district report cards. Specifically it requires DPI to include the percentage of student participating in arts (music, visual, theatre, and dance) courses. We have a staff in-service scheduled for February 14 and all staff will be trained in Stop the Bleed. This is being done in partnership with the Osceola Medical Center. Support staff will also have the opportunity to get some additional behavior training from Leah Voelker, Pupil Services Director.
Lynette Edwards: The District had informational community meetings with several more scheduled. Our 2020 Referendum website is live and receiving updates as we add more information. Currently scheduling meetings with department heads and principals to see where we are at with budgets as we look ahead for year end.
Mark Luebker: Thursday February 13 the Why Wait Fair will be at the High School from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Come learn about the projects the students have been working very hard on.
The Board would like to remind the public Committee Meetings are open to the public along with Board Meetings.
The next scheduled Committee Meeting is Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the Boardroom.
The next regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Boardroom.
A Rosanne Anderson/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried
Pete Kammerud, Clerk