The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the School District of Osceola was held in the Middle School IMC on Wednesday, January 27, 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, Director of Buildings & Grounds Bob Schmidt, Director of Pupil Services Jessie Thorson, and Building Principals Amanda Meyer, Lindsay Thomas and Julie Bender also attended the meeting.
A Pete Kammerud/Kysa Marten motion was made to approve the consent agenda without the request to pull any items out for discussion. Motion Carried.
Adopt the agenda
Approved minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 6, 2021
Hires, Resignations, and Recognitions.
Resignation: Miranda Hartman, KK Aide, Lisa Hanson, Bus Driver
Recognition(s): Jamie Nelson, OIS Certified Aide
A Brian Meyer/Lanette Johnson motion was made to approve the payment of bills from General Fund with ACH numbered 202000238 - 202000256 and computerized checks numbered 177007-177075 for a total of $827,782.81. Motion Carried.
School Board Committee Reports presented by Lanette Johnson. Business Manager Lynette Edwards presented the 2020-2021 year to date budget and a forecasted budget model that included several scenarios such as capital projects, operational referendum, levy impacts, etc. Bob Schmidt discussed that phase 1 of building projects will be completed in February and the District is under budget for these projects. Miron Construction presented their project recaps for phase 2 building projects that will start summer 2021. Bray Architects presented project ideas for the potential of a new elementary school.
The School Board and Mark each reviewed their highlights of the 2021 WASB Virtual Education Convention. WASB did a great job offering a virtual event, even though the experience is just not the same as it is in person. There was a great variety of session offerings. The Board would like to collaborate on action items they would like to focus on from the convention.
Mark Luebker presented on the COVID 19 Update and Instructional Model. The last review was on January 20, 2021 that determined all grades would remain face to face learning through February 5th. The next review will be on Tuesday February 3 with implementations for Monday, February 8 - Friday, February 19. The District is also working with Polk County and the Osceola Medical Center on COVID vaccinations for staff.
Board Meeting time was tabled until the February 10th School Board Meeting.
The 2021-2022 meeting schedule was tabled.
Mark Luebker discussed other districts if they would do an inclement weather day since schools have been flexible for virtual learning. The district can allow up to 1 snow day
A Pete Kammerud/Lanette Johnson motion was made to approve one inclement weather day for staff and students and will take each day after that case by case. Motion Carried.
Bob Schmidt discussed the Winter Season Youth Sports COVID Facility Usage Guidelines. This would allow up to 4 teams at OHS and 2 teams at OIS and OMS to compete. Gym and bathroom use only, lockers rooms will be closed along with the remainder of the building. One spectator is allowed per athlete. All coaches, spectators and athletes must wear facial coverings at all times. Hand sanitizer must be provided by coaches and must be available at all times for athletes and coaches. If there are multiple competitions during the same day, there must be time allowed to disinfect between games. Bleachers will not be available, chairs can be brought in. No concessions will be sold. To request facility usage, you must complete the Facilities Usage Form and 2020-21 COVID Youth Athletics Acknowledgement.
A Brian Meyer/Lanette Johnson motion was made to approve the Winter Season Youth Sports COVID Facilities Usage Guidelines. Motion Carried.
A Kysa Marten/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve Miron Construction Contract for Summer 2021 Projects. Motion Carried.
A Pete Kammerud/Lanette Johnson motion was made to approve Quality Roofing as the roofing contractor for Summer 2021 Projects. Motion Carried.
A Kysa Marten/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve the 2nd Friday in January Pupil Count. The adjusted Headcount for January 2021 remained at 1476. Total headcount was 1533 subtracting out open enroll-in students (162), Franconia students (24) and adding in open enroll-out students (129). Motion Carried.
Jessie Thorson presented on special education seats availability through 2021-2022.
A Lanette Johnson/Kysa Marten motion was made to approve Special Education Open Enrollment for 2021-2022. The District will have openings for students as followed. OES-8, OIS-4, OMS-4, OHS-2. All students who apply for open enrollment go through an approval process and all IEP and learning needs are evaluated by the District’s Special Education team. Motion Carried.
A Pete Kammerud/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve Open Enrollment Availability for the 2021-2022 School Year. Open enrollment will remain open for regular education students grades 4K-12. Motion Carried.
A Brian Meyer/Kysa Marten motion was made to approve Summer School dates for June 2021 (June 7- June 30) and August 2021 (August 26, 27, 30 & 31). Motion Carried.
The District received two sealed bids for the School Farm/Forest Option 1. The bids were in the amount of $31,500 and $75,000.
A Brian Meyer/ Pete Kammerud motion was made to decline both bids. Roll call vote: Lanette Johnson - no, Pete Kammerud - yes, Kysa Marten - no, Brian Meyer - yes, Brooke Kulzer, no. Motion failed.
A Kysa Marten/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to approve the bid in the amount of $75,000 from Seth & Diane Montgomery.
An amendment was made by Lanette Johnson for the funds to be committed to the Districts’ Agriculture program. Motion carried.
A Kysa Marten/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to approve the bid in the amount of $75,000 from Seth and Diane Montgomery with the funds committed to the Districts’ Agriculture program. Roll call vote: Lanette Johnson - yes, Pete Kammerud - no, Kysa Marten - yes, Brian Meyer - no, Brooke Kulzer, yes. Motion Carried.
The District received three sealed bids for the School Farm/Forest Option 2. The bids were in the amount of $140,000, $405,000 and $407,000.
A Kysa Marten/Lanette Johnson motion was made to approve the bid in the amount of $407,000 from Tom and Rose Klugow with the funds committed to the Districts’ Agriculture program. Roll call vote. Lanette Johnson - yes, Pete Kammerud - yes, Kysa Marten - yes, Brian Meyer - no, Brooke Kulzer- yes. Motion Carried.
The next Committee Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 5:00 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. All visitors will be required to fill out a COVID-19 Visitor Screening.
The next regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 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. All visitors will be required to fill out a COVID-19 Visitor Screening and a facial covering.
A Lanette Johnson/Pete Kammerud motion was made to 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. 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 Pete Kammerud/Kysa Marten motion was made to adjourn. Motion Carried.
Pete Kammerud, Clerk