School District of Belleville
Regular Board Meeting
September 8, 2014
Board President Pam Scott called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Roll call attendance was taken. Board members present were Jeff Campbell; Marian Viney; Elizabeth Lowery; Kevin Spiegel; Garth Langhammer; and Angie Edge.
E. Lowery made a motion to approve the Agenda, seconded by J. Campbell. Passed 7-0.
There were no public comments.
G. Langhammer made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by E. Lowery. Passed 7-0.
Communications Director B. Campbell provided information on the recent newsletter and progress of the new website. Mr. Campbell also provided pictures from the first day of school.
PTO President Trina Pauli was present to provide information on the Belleville PTO organization and the planned events for this year. The Butter Braids and Scrip program are the PTO’s main profit makers.
Superintendent P. Yoder explained how the Transportation Director and training will be handled over the next several months, and reviewed the Transportation Department report from Jeff Walker. Mr. Walker will be providing a written report every month.
Tom Cox from ics Solutions said he and his staff have been visiting and conducting their studies off all the district facilities. Mr. Cox said he would like to have an ad-hoc committee created that would meet monthly to discuss the facility needs and would report to the full board. The committee should be composed of 12-15 members and include 2-3 board members. Mrs. Yoder added that she would like another ad-hoc committee for personnel compensation and benefits. P. Scott asked board members to contact Mrs. Yoder as to which committee they would prefer.
Superintendent P. Yoder discussed the 2014-15 proposed budget and noted that the actual numbers can change due to state aide and levy certification. Mrs. Yoder also discussed cash defeasance and levy and mil rate comparisons from last year to this year.
District Technology Coordinator Chris Armstrong said he has meetings this week about the new phone system. The goal is to have the new system in place by January. Mr. Armstrong said 350 desktops; 54 iPads, and 150 Chromebooks have been purchased for this year. Director of Buildings and Grounds John Beil said the middle school roofing project is completed and replacement of outdoor lights and door sealings are now underway.
Superintendent P. Yoder said Policy 425 Private and Home Based Program Students is outdated and against state statute. She is recommending deleting this policy and replacing with Policy 424 and 424Rule.
E. Lowery made a motion to approve Paul Kurtz as Technology Ed Teacher for the 2014-15 school year. Seconded by K. Spiegel, passed 7-0.
Ag teacher Mrs. Knudson is requesting approval to travel to the National FFA convention in Kentucky. Students will have the opportunity to attend a concert and excursions, including the Kentucky Derby museum. Mrs. Knudson said Brodhead has requested to share a bus with Belleville, New Glarus, and Verona. The costs are slightly higher this year, but students will only miss 3 days of school. Board members requested students to report back at a board meeting following the trip. G. Langhammer made a motion to approve the National FFA Convention travel for the 2014-15 year to Louisville, Kentucky. Seconded by M. Viney, passed 7-0.
Questions regarding some extra-curricular clubs were clarified for board members. E. Lowery made a motion to approve the 2014-15 Extra-Curricular Contracts. Seconded by K. Spiegel, passed 7-0.
Superintendent P. Yoder said she is writing new job descriptions as positions are being filled. She added that she has written the Athletic/Activities Director and the Communications Director separately because each position is 50%. J. Campbell made a motion to approve the Athletic/Activities Director Job Description with the yearly and 240 day corrections as mentioned. Seconded by E. Lowery, passed 7-0.
E. Lowery made a motion to approve the Communication Director Job Description with changes as suggested. Seconded by G. Langhammer, passed 7-0.
Superintendent P. Yoder said she would like to defer approving the Library Media Specialist job description because she would like feedback from Administrators.
Board members will meet on September 11 for a work session with Attorney Bob Butler. Mrs. Yoder will arrange for the ALS challenge before the football game this Friday.
Closed session did not meet as posted. G. Langhammer made a motion to adjourn at 8:17 p.m. Seconded by K. Spiegel, passed 7-0.
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