The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the School District of Osceola was held in the High School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The meeting was called to order by President Brooke Kulzer at 6:30 P.M. with roll call taken: Pete Kammerud – yes; Kysa Marten –yes; Lanette Johnson-yes; Brian Meyer-yes; and Brooke Kulzer –yes. Superintendent Mark Luebker, Business Manager Lynette Edwards, Buildings and Grounds Director Bob Schmidt, Director of Instruction Dr. Becky Styles, Director of Pupil Services Jessie Thorson, and Building Principals Adam Spiegel, Scott Newton, Amanda Meyer, Julie Bender, and Lindsay Thomas attended the meeting.
Audience with the board:
Lisa Schiebel addressed the Board regarding dual athletes.
Gayle Kremer addressed the Board regarding dual athletes.
Rhett Larson addressed the Board regarding facial coverings.
A Pete Kammerud/Kysa Marten motion was made to approve the consent agenda without the request to pull any items out for discussion. Roll call vote. Lanette Johnson-no, Pete Kammerud-yes, Kysa Marten-yes, Brian Meyer-no, Brooke Kulzer-yes.
Adopt the agenda
Approved minutes of the Regular Meeting held on May 12, 2021
Hires, Resignations, and Recognitions.
Resignation: Holly Johnson, OHS PE Teacher
Hire (s): Jamie Nelson, OIS Certified Aide, Joshua Roberts, OES Lead Cook, Katrina Winkelman, OIS 50% Interventionist, Jessica Knutson, 7th Grade Math, Andrew Gilles, 3rd Grade Teacher
The Board would like to thank Holly Johnson for her time at the District.
A Kysa Marten/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve the payment of bills from the General Fund with ACH numbered 202000413-202000434 and computerized checks numbered 177951-178130 for a total of $1,031,574.51. Motion Carried.
Superintendent Mark Luebker provided a COVID-19 Update. At the May 12 School Board meeting the Board did approve that facial coverings will be optional for Summer School 2021. At this time there is still a state mandate on facial coverings on buses. Kids Klub facial coverings will be optional. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is planning to do an update in the next few weeks and the District will communicate to families and staff if there are any changes.
Lynette Edwards provided a Budget Update for the 2020-2021 school year. This information can be found on the District website under District Financial Information.
A Kysa Marten/Lanette Johnson motion was made to approve High School Summer School Teachers and programs for Summer 2021. This option will provide 4 courses in June. The Summer School program is currently under budget and will remain under budget by adding in these options for our high school students. Motion Carried.
Building and Grounds Director Bob Schmidt presented the parking lot proposal for seal coating/crack filling and striping of the parking lot at St. Joseph’s Church that is across from the elementary school. The District uses this parking lot daily for parents and students. The cost for the District would be $9,623.50. The Board discussed the cost and the need of the District to be able to use this parking lot.
A Pete Kammerud/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve the parking lot maintenance needed at St. Joseph’s Church. Motion Carried.
John Gauper and Carol Bulman from SF Insurance reviewed the Health Partners renewal option for the 2022-2023 school year, bidding options, and reviewed the District’s claim status for the 2020-2021 school year. HealthPartners is offering a 7.5% cap.
A Brian Meyer/Lanette Johnson motion was made to approve the 2022-2023 Health Insurance Renewal Option with HealthPartners at 7.5% cap. Motion Carried.
A Strategic Planning Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.
The next regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Osceola High School Auditorium. A public audience will be allowed for this meeting and the room will be set up to follow social distancing guidelines.
A Kysa Marten/Lanette Johnson motion was made to adjourn into closed session to consider financial, medical, social, or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems, or the investigation of charges against specific persons except where par. (b) applies which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations; (19.85(1)(f) consider the employment, promotion, compensation, or performance-evaluation data of any employee; (19.85(1)(c)).
A. Discussion regarding the potential provision of mental health and counseling services related to individual student concerns.
B. Employee Compensation
Roll call taken: Pete Kammerud-yes; Kysa Marten-yes; Brian Meyer-yes; Lanette Johnson-yes; and Brooke Kulzer-yes. Motion Carried.
A Brian Meyer/Lanette Johnson motion was made to adjourn out of the Executive Session. Motion carried.
Brooke Kulzer announced no official action was taken.
A Kysa Marten/Brian Meyer motion was made to adjourn. Motion Carried.
Pete Kammerud, Clerk