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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

April, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

 

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, Micki Holmstrom, Christa Reinert and Noel Brandt with Kelly Kohegyi absent.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Tricia Thompson, Aubrey Schoeneman, Sharon Drawz, Tom Marsel, Dick and Ginny Kemplin, Hedda Patzke, Jim and  Kathy Hanneman, Pat Moses, Rick Duley, Christan Brandt, Jerry Hartigan, Jenny Weber, Deana Byrnes, Paul and Sue Loth, Colette Anderson, Bill Brundage, Cheryl Gransee, Mary Ann Sabec, Dave and JoAnn Riegler, Mary Kich, Josh Pallin, Vic Saeger, Sheri Kopka, Gary Schlais, Mark Snow, Amanda Cook, Holly Duensing, Kathy Tutt, Hayle Allen, Karl and Linda Anderson, Norm McKindles, Terri & Kyle Dibelius, Debbie Hohner, Ellen Kerwin, Julie Hoffmeister, Nancy Snow, Vic Saeger, Paul Chaney, Ed Alvey Sr., Mr. Pegg,  Ernie Moore and Doug Kaiser from FYI Newspaper.

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Tuesday, March 27, 2018 as presented.  All ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

APPROVAL OF SAFETY COMMITEE MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve the Safety Committee Meeting Minutes from Tuesday, April 3, 2018 as presented.  All ayes, motion carried 4-0

 

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT PAYMENTS:  Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve vouchers 57895 thru 57979 (general account) and 11017 thru 11043 (activity account) in the amount of $ 201,790.62.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Christa Reinert to accept, with many regrets and many thanks, the resignation of Cheryl Gransee, Head Cook/Library Aide.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

 

At this time Karl Anderson was administered the oath of office.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to nominate Noel Brandt as Board President.  No other nominations.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0 with Noel Brandt abstaining.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to nominate Karl Anderson as Board Vice President.  No other nominations.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0 with Karl Anderson abstaining.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to nominate Micki Holmstrom as Board Clerk.  No other nominations.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0 with Micki Holmstrom abstaining. 

 

Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Noel Brandt to nominate Deanna Pierpont as Board Treasurer.  Motion by Karl Anderson, seconded by Christa Reinert to nominate Christa Reinert as Board Treasurer. Roll call vote for Deanna Pierpont nomination, Christa Reinert – No, Micki Holmstrom – Yes, Noel Brandt – Yes, Deanna Pierpont – Yes, Karl Anderson – No.   Motion to elect Deanna Pierpont Board Treasurer carried 3-2. 

 

Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Karl Anderson, to appoint Deanna Pierpont as CESA Representative.  Roll call vote, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve WASB training by Barry Forbes to take place directly following the May 2018 monthly School Board Meeting. All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to change the Regular Board Meeting date in May to Monday, May 21, 2018.  All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

No Public Comment

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Christa Reinert 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:  Approval/Modification of retirement request.  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 Karl Anderson to return to open session.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Returned to open session at 6:21 p.m.

 

Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Deanna Pierpont to award Cheryl Gransee full payment of $75 per day for 73 days of accrued leave in the amount of $5,475. In addition, a gift of $7,650 for years of service and dedication to be spread out over 12 equal payments.   Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Noel Brandt to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.