The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the School District of Osceola was held in the Boardroom on August 7, 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.  In addition, Superintendent Mark Luebker, Business Manager Lynette Edwards, Director of Instruction Becky Styles, Director of Pupil Services Leah Voelker along with Building Principals Adam Spiegel, Julie Bender, Lindsay Thomas and Assistant Principal Scott Newton attended the meeting. 

Persons who requested an audience with the Board:

Jonathan Archibald inquired with the Board about allowing students being dual athletes.  

A Brain Meyer/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 July 10, 2019

Approve first reading of policies number: 5340 & 6470

Approve second reading of policies number: 0142.4, 2260, 2260.01. 2260.02, 2340, 5111, 5112, 5113, 5460, 5830, 6152 and 8210.

Hires, Resignations, and Recognitions. 

Resignation(s): Chris Willett, NHS Advisor, Carri Fox, OES Certified Aide, Lisa Larson, OMS Cross Country, Heather Mashuga, OIS Certified Aide, Linda French, OIS Certified Aide, Mandi Schmidt, OIS Asst. Cook


Hire(s): Lori Nelson-Alternative Diploma Teacher, Crystal Rachick-OMS Phy Ed/8th Grade Volleyball Coach, Breanna Ellevold-1st Grade Teacher, Cathy Oscarson-K-5 Art Teacher, Amanda Wicklund-NHS Advisor, Missy Ulrich-OMS Cross Country Coach, Errin Carlson-7th Grade Volleyball, Erin Larson-7th Grade Volleyball, Katherine Archibald-Assistant Boys Soccer Coach, Melanie Ellison-Dance Team Head Coach, Mandi Schmidt, OIS Phy Ed. Aide

A Brooke Kulzer/Rosanne Anderson motion was made to approve the retirement of Dave Demulling. The Board would like to thank Dave for his 34 years with the District. Motion Carried. 

A Brooke Kulzer/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve the payment of bills from General Fund with Hand Payables 94565 & 94566, ACH 117280865 & 201819232-201900004 and computerized checks numbered 176149 through 176309 and HRA 1202-1205 for a total of $791, 582.96. Motion Carried.   

Committee Report presented by Craig Brunclik. There was discussion on the potential of brining on a School Resource Officer into the Osceola School District. This position would need to be hired through either the Village of Osceola or Polk County. Currently we are researching and working with the Village of Osceola, Polk County and the Osceola Police Department about collaborating funding sources for this position. The Board will be setting a date in the upcoming months for a WASB Workshop. Business Manager, Lynette Edwards presented a 2019-2020 budget overview.  

A motion Pete Kammerud/Brian Meyer was made to approve 2019-2020 Student Parking Fees to be raised to $50. Roll Call Vote: Brooke Kulzer-no, Rosanne Anderson-no, Brian Meyer-yes, Pete Kammerud-yes, Craig Brunclik-yes. Motion Carried. 

A Rosanne Anderson/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to approve that staff meals will only be reimbursed if they are proceeded or followed by an overnight stay and staff will need to provide documentation.  Motion Carried. 

Administrative report: 

Mr. Spiegel: OHS is looking at a new process for our seniors applying for scholarships to make it an easier and more streamlined.  We are currently working with the Business Office. Recently met with Chief of Police, Ron Pedrys to discuss vaping issues we are facing and some solutions. Our Link Crew leaders will be going through training next week to prepare for the freshman orientation. Link Crew orientation will be August 22nd form 12:00-3:30 with our Open House following. We are excited to have another foreign exchange student this year at OHS.  

Mr. Newton: Falls sports are starting to ramp up with football staring this week. All other falls sports will be starting next week as well. Registration has been going well. 

Ms. Thomas: We are hiring and adding great teammates to the OES Family. We had a very successful PBIS workday. Our team came together and did a lot of work and planning for this upcoming year. The theme this year is Kindness Rocks! We have plans to involve the community as well. A big thanks to Kristen Boileau for helping me plan and facilitate this meeting. We also had a hugely beneficial phonics workday that allowed K-2 teacher an opportunity to learn more about Phonics Units of Study, collaborate with teammates and dig into the phonics materials. I would like to give a big thanks to Bobbi and Peggie who are busing working to make sure families, staff and students have a smooth start to the school year. In-service planning is underway, we have a full schedule filled with wonderful learning opportunities. 

Mrs. Bender: Thank you Dave Demulling for your many years of hard work, caring for kids, smiles and positive attitudes. You will be missed. The Brats for Books fundraiser went well and it was fun to see the support from the community. Our quite hallways are starting to fill up with staff as they are setting up their classrooms. Huge thanks to our technology team for their support and hard work. Teachers will be attending a grammar workshop day next week and the in-service schedules are ready to be sent out soon. Open house is scheduled for August 22. Thank you Peggy and Mindy for all their hard work. 

Mrs. Styles: New Student Registration on August 13th from 4:00-6:00 pm at OMS. First session for Mentor Training went well and will be hosting our second next week. 30 teacher total will have completed this training. We have 16 new teachers starting the 2019-2020 school year and 11 teacher in their 2nd year. The new teacher day is scheduled for Thursday August 15 at the OMS Café. Our teacher in-service planning is close to done. The Principals have been working very hard to update our Educator Effectiveness Process (EEP) as there are multiple changes that the DPI has handed to us. The changes are to make the process better for our teachers and administrators. The focus of EE is on continuous growth and not just an evaluation tool. The research shows the largest impact on student achievement is the teacher in the room and the second-largest person is the principal.  The principal’s role is to grow the teachers. As a team, we have defined the work we are doing as a reset for EE. We will be ready to go over with staff during in-service. The Admin team cooked and served brats/hot dogs last Friday and raised $670.12 for the District. Thank you to Dicks Fresh Market for the donations and support! The Chamber will be doing welcome to the community basket for new residence and we are including a free home sporting event coupon in the basket. 

Mrs. Voelker: As we work continuously to make our special education services to be more inclusive I am currently working with Lindsay Thomas at OES with our first inclusive classrooms. There will be one inclusive classroom for each grade at OES staring this school year. Our goal is to make this a district wide project. The reason behind this is to keep our students in their general classrooms with their peers. OES will also start some team teaching this year with the classroom teacher and special education teachers. Our OES team has worked with Julie Betchkel from CESA to help us move in this direction. She will continue to provide support for our teacher through the shift. Our administrative team and I were trained today in Special Education Enrichment Development (SEEDS) and our teachers will go through this training on August 8. Thank you to our technology team for their support. 

Mrs. Edwards: Our auditors came at the end of July for 2 days and it went well.  The business office is currently working on preparing for our HR session with new and current staff and our Annual Meeting that will be on September 9th at 7:00 pm in the OIS Media Room. 

Mr. Luebker: Thank you to all our 12 month employees who have put in a lot hard work over the summer. This includes our administrative teams, the business office, technology team, Aquatic Center, Kids Klub, custodians/maintenance, transportation and food service.  The Brats for Books Fundraiser at Dick’s Fresh Market went very well. After covering expenses, $670 was raised for student books District wide. We are excited for the start of this upcoming school year. 

Mrs. Kulzer: The new website looks amazing, thank you everyone for their hard work. 

Mr. Spiegel on behalf Mrs. Meyer: A huge thank you to custodians Jim, Dan and Bruce for all their hard work getting the building ready for teachers and students. We deeply appreciate their energy and the fun they have. Last week I attended the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention course through CESA and was CPI certified. Next week I will be digging into Developmental Designs training with new staff. Our master schedule is finalized for this school year and we are gearing up for Open House and look forward to busy, noisy hallways.  

Any other business before the Board: 

The next scheduled regular Board Meeting is Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Boardroom. 

A Brooke Kulzer/Brian Meyer motion was adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to WI Statute 19.85(1) c and (f) to consider the employment and compensation 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.

a. Individual Contracts

Roll call taken: Pete Kammerud – yes; Craig Brunclik -yes; and Brooke Kulzer -yes; Brian Meyer - present; Rosanne Anderson- yes. In addition, Superintendent Mark Luebker attended the meeting. Motion carried. 

A Brian Meyer/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to adjourn Executive Session. Motion Carried.  

Craig Brunclik announced no official action was taken. 

A Pete Kammerud/Rosanne Anderson motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried


Pete Kammerud, Clerk                                                                               



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