The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the School District of Osceola was held in the Boardroom on November 20, 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 Amanda Meyer, Julie Bender and Lindsay Thomas attended the meeting.
Person (s) who requested an audience before the Board:
a. Osceola PTA provided the Osceola PTA-Teacher Grant in the amount of $11,191.91. They were able to support just under 30 grants total including ones they were able to support with Scholastic Dollars. The Board and Administration thanked them for their generous gift and support.
b. Ron Cormican inquired about recording/streaming School Board meetings for the community. The Board will look into this option.
A Brooke Kulzer/Pete Kammerud 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 October 30, 2019
Approve minutes of the School Board Workshop held on November 13, 2019
Hires, Resignations, and Recognitions.
Resignation(s): Alisha Olson, Special Ed Aide
Hire(s): Ron Jasperson, 8th grade Girls Basketball, Brock Luehman, Asst Girls Basketball, Greg Kumlien Boys Asst Coach, Tianna French, OES Certified Aide, Zachary Lauridsen, OIS Certified Aide, Jamie Viebrock, OHS Certified Aide, Shanda Leko, Bus Driver
A Rosanne Anderson/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve the payment of bills from General Fund with ACH-108766, 201900069-201900076, hand payable 94570-94571, computerized checks numbered 178552-178700 for a total of $823,180.70. Motion Carried.
School Board Committee Report was presented by Pete Kammerud. During the November 20th Committee meeting Lynette Edwards presented an updated/year to date budget for the 2019-2020 school year along with options for teacher salary schedule/compensation. Dr. Rebecca Styles gave an update on our District State Report Card. Overall we have a lot of celebrations across the District. At the School Board Workshop that was held on November 13, 2019 there was approval of the Early College Credit Program and Start College Now applications. Other topics discussed during the Workshop was Capital Improvements, Operational Referendum, Safe Routes to School Grant, Wisconsin State Education Convention, Fund Balance, Short-Term Borrowing, Salary Schedules, sale of School Farm and Forest, school mascot, and school related activities and events on non-school days including inclement weather days.
A Rosanne Anderson/Pete Kammerud motion was made to approve Kinship of Polk County Program. In the 2018-2019 they service an average of 257 elementary students in school mentoring. Motion Carried.
A Rosanne Anderson/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve Limited Healthcare Flex 2018-2019 Adjustments. Motion Carried.
A Rosanne Anderson/Pete Kammerud motion was made to approve a one-time $1,250 stipend to each staff member who did not receive a salary increase for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll call vote- Rosanne Anderson-yes, Pete Kammerud-yes, Brooke Kulzer-yes, Brian Meyer-no, Craig Brunclik-yes. Motion Carried.
A Pete Kammerud/Rosanne Anderson motion was made to approve the OIS bumpout project, technology purchases and teacher compensations to be used for Fund Balance Expenditures. A total of $ 51,750.00. Motion Carried.
CESA 11 for Strategic Planning was tabled at this time.
A Brooke Kulzer/ Brian Meyer motion was made to approve bid process for School Forest and Farm. There are two options to be bided on. Option 1: Parcel #042-00828-0000 (20.12 acres) will be sold alone. Option 2: Parcel #022-00810-0000 and #022-00804-0000 (73.280 acres) will be sold together. The deadline for sealed bids is February 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. All bid must be delivered to the District Office at 331 Middle School Drive. Bids will be opened and review at the March 11, 2020 School Board Meeting. Motion Carried.
Mrs. Voelker: The Indicator 14 of the Wisconsin State Performance Plan is a Post School Outcomes Survey that tracks the further education and/or competitive employment experiences of youth with disabilities as they transition from high school to adult life. We had 7 out 11 students who graduated in 17/18 completed the survey. Of those 7 -3 reported to be attending a 2-year technical program and 0 are currently attending a 4 year college. This is well above the state average. And the other 4 reported Competitive employment.
Mrs. Meyer: Thank you to Mr. Bergman for again hosting a fabulous Veteran’s Day program! The middle school gym was packed with community members. Our band and choirs performed, three students spoke, and veterans and their families enjoyed donuts and coffee before the presentation. Thank you also to Ms. McLain, Ms. Willett, and Mrs. Mayer for helping pull this all together. Thank you to our 6th grade teachers, especially Mr. Marincel, for working so hard organizing the cookie dough fundraiser. We appreciate having a local business, The Cookie Cottage, to partner with. We are currently having a competition between advisories for food shelf donations. Donations will be delivered to the Open Cupboard on Friday. Trimester 1 ends on Monday, Nov. 25th. We have a busy in-service planned for next Tuesday and I’m looking forward to professional conversations about how we can continue to grow to meet the needs of our students. Our student council started a project called Save Our Snacks (SOS) where students put non-perishable food items into a basket after breakfast. These snacks are organized and tracked by students and then available if students need a snack later in the day.
Mr. Spiegel (presented by Mrs. Meyer): Our first trimester ends on Monday. We are working hard to ensure all students are finishing strong. We are in the early stages of registration. This year we are completely revamping our course guide. Our Blessing Basket kickoff on December 2. Ms. Willett is doing a great job with OSCAR crew and all the planning that goes with it. The OHS drama club did an excellent job with the musical the last few weekends. Thanks to Mr. Carlson for his work. We are looking forward to our staff Thanksgiving meal on our in-service day!
Mr. Newton (Presented by Dr. Styles): 10 out of 10 kids completed our piloted social-emotional program-Purpose Prep. A great accomplishment to our kids and Ms. Morrison for her assistance. 10 students will be attending the leadership/sportsmanship summit at the St. Croix Central High School on Monday. All Middle Border schools will be represented at the summit. Winter sports are now in progress-Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, and Powerlifting. We have great participation numbers! We have a new group called “Mock Trial.” Where students get to participate in a trial type experience. Dr. Styles is leading the program with a local lawyer.
Dr. Styles: The State Accountability Report Cards have been released and there is much to celebrate in our results. 19 new staff and 10 year-two staff are being supported by their mentors. The mentors are amazing support to these new people. In-service next Tuesday is jam packed with PLC time for our teachers to collaborate and grow together. Each building looks a little different and amazing work is happening in all the buildings. Support staff can choose to work their contracted hours on in-service days. Last in-service they were invited to the Acreage for an “Unplug Experience”. This in-service Mr. Tilkens, our 6-12 school psychologist, will be hosting an initial training in nonviolent crisis intervention training (NVCI) and those who aren’t there can work in the building or on the SafeSchools online program. Modules range from Human Resources, Health, Emergency Management, Social and Behavioral, etc. Some of the specific modules are bullying, communication styles, cultural competencies and racial bias, making school inclusive, etc.
Mrs. Bender: Thank you Bob, Randy and Adam for installing our new clocks. For Veterans Day one of our teachers, Clint Strom presented to our students. Clint served in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005 in a Scout/Sniper Platoon. He spoke to our students about LDRSHIP (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage) and how it relates to their role as an OIS student. Thank you Clint! Students are busy and working hard preparing for our Holiday Concert- Snowflakes Fall, December 20th (9:30 and 1:30). As an OIS team, we continue to learn, grow and implement the EMLSS process to get all students what they need- to help add excitement to this process we produced a song. Thank Brent Bundgaard, Emma Cruciani and Clint Strom for making this happen. Thank you Karlee Pitt (and OIS Student Council) for the management and communication about the OIS Giving Tree. We have many donations coming in to help support families in the community. We welcome back Abby Rodke and Patricia Kramer- both returning from maternity leave. Thank you Peggy Rydeen and Michelle Denney for helping us while they were out.
Ms. Thomas: The businesses that had their rocks taken now have new replacement rocks either delivered or they will be delivered soon! This project got a lot of positive feedback and a nice write up in the Sun. Today is National Education Support Professionals Day. OES has the best and most talented support staff. The certified staff provided treats as a way to say thanks for being the glue that holds the school together. After a staff survey supported the change, we tried costumes for Halloween this year. The students LOVED being able to show off their costumes and celebrate Halloween with friends. Many staff dressed up, too. We held a flag themed Veterans Day program on November 11th. Students were the stars of the show. A special thanks to Miranda Haack and Angie McVitty for helping to plan and to the OHS Chamber Choir for singing the National Anthem.
Mark Luebker- This week is American Education Week, thank you to all of our educators!
The next scheduled Committee Meeting is Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Boardroom
The next regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Boardroom
A Pete Kammerud/Brian Meyer motion was made to adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to WI Statute 19.85(1)(c)(f) to consider the employment, promotion, compensation, or performance-evaluation data of any employee and for preliminary consideration of a specific matter which, if discussed in public, could have an adverse impact on the reputation of those involved.
Roll call taken: Pete Kammerud – yes; Craig Brunclik -yes; and Brooke Kulzer -yes; Brian Meyer - yes; Rosanne Anderson- yes. In addition, Superintendent Mark Luebker attended the meeting.
A Rosanne Anderson/Pete Kammerud motion was made to adjourn Executive Session. Motion Carried.
Craig Brunclik announced no official action was taken.
A Brian Meyer/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried
Pete Kammerud, Clerk