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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

April, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

 

Mercer School District

 

CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Board President, Deanna Pierpont.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Deanna Pierpont, Kelly Kohegyi, Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, Christa Reinert and Noel Brandt.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Bill Gust, Matt Schoeneman, Tom Schlueter, Nancy Lundquist, Sharon Drawz, Tom and Doris Marsel, Dick and Ginny Kemplin, Hedda Patzke, Jim and  Kathy Hanneman, Pat Moses, Rick Duley, Christan Brandt, Avery Brandt, Jerry Hartigan, Josh Reed, Sue Benzel, Tricia Thompson, Holly Duensing, Robin Schoeneman, Denise Thompson, Aubrey Schoeneman, Deana Byrnes, and Doug Kaiser from FYI Newspaper.

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Wednesday, March 22, 2017 as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT PAYMENTS:  Motion by Christa Reinert, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve vouchers 56707 thru 56811 (general account) and 10775 thru 10797 (activity account) in the amount of $ 230,530.62.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

ACTION ITEMS:  At this time Noel Brandt and Micki Pierce-Holmstrom were administered the oath of office.

 

Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Kelly Kohegyi to appoint the slate of officers as is currently in place.  Roll call vote, Deanna Pierpont-yes, Christa Reinert-no, Micki Pierce-Holmstrom-yes, Noel Brandt-no, and Kelly Kohegyi-yes.  Motion carried 3-2.

 

Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Noel Brandt, to appoint Kelly Kohegyi as CESA Representative.  Roll call vote, motion carried 4-0 with Kelly abstaining.

 

Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Noel Brandt to table the Guidance Counselor resignation.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Christa Reinert, seconded by Deanna Pierpont to accept the resignation from Thomas Tollakson as Girls Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach.  Roll call vote, Micki Pierce-Holmstrom-yes, Noel Brandt-yes, Deana Pierpont-yes, Christa Reinert-yes, and Kelly Kohegyi-no.  Motion carried 4-1.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to Expand the Child Care Program for 2017-18 as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Christa Reinert, seconded by Noel Brandt, to place Policy #2464-Programs for Gifted and Talented Students on the May Agenda.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Hedda Patzke commented that because the new board members were unopposed she was wondering if they could speak to their goals and philosophies and for that matter could the whole board do the same.  

 

Tom Schlueter questioned Noel on the new entrance for the building and was wondering if it was grandfathered in as it’s been that way for so many years?

 

Deanna asked for public comment three more times, no more public comment.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Kelly Kohegyi to convene into executive session per Wisconsin statutes 19.85 (1) (c) considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the government body has jurisdiction or exercise responsibility, and (f) considering financial, medical, social or personal histories or problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons, the Board of Education may move into closed session for the purpose of discussing:  Teacher Renewals/Letters of Intent, 2017-18 Teacher Compensation and Administrative Contract.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Convened into executive session at 5:56 p.m.

 

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:  Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to return to open session.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Returned to open session at 6:38 p.m.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve all teachers letters of intent for renewal.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to give a 3% raise to returning teacher contracts based on a base rate of $35,000.00  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Christa Reinert, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to adjourn the meeting.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.