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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

August, 2016

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

 

Monday, August 22, 2016

 

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, Noel Brandt, Christa Reinert and Micki Pierce-Holmstrom.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Lori Boltz, Adam Kussard, Pat Moses, Rick Duley, Ginny & Dick Kemplin, Kathy & Jim Hanneman, Nancy Lundquist, Mary Ann Sabec, Josh Reed, Adam Miller, Denise Thompson, Tricia Thompson, Bill Gust, Tom Thompson, Bailey Thompson, Sydney Thompson, Caitlyn Hiller, Billie Botes,  Zoey Botes, Tyler Bianga, Kailey Biange, Jim & Cindy Bianga, Robyn Schoeneman, Sue Schenk, Mike Lambert, Ed Alvey Sr.,Dave Sino, Debbie Hohner, Kathy Tutt, Linda Seale, Ernie Moore from the Iron County Miner and Doug Kaiser from FYI.

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Monday, July 25, 2016 as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Noel Brandt 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 Kelly Kohegyi to approve vouchers 55980 thru 56039 (general account) and 10629 thru 10632 (activity account) in the amount of $ 87,154.44. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Christa Reinert to change the order of the administrative report to c, d, a, b.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

ACTION ITEMS:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont to accept the First Reading of the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Policy as recommended by the administrator.  No second, motion failed.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to table the First Reading of the Valedicotrian/Salutatorian until the September board meeting.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to approve the First Reading of the Coaching and Extra Curricular Staff Preference Policy with correction to spelling mistake.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Christa Reinert, seconded by Noel Brandt to accept the resignation of Middle School Track Coaches.  Roll call vote, Christa Reinert-yes, Micki Pierce-Holmstrom-yes with thanks and regrets, Noel Brandt-yes with regrets, Deanna Pierpont-yes with thanks and regrets, Kelly Kohegyi-abstained.  Motion carried 4-0 with 1 abstention.  

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to move the board meeting date to Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:00 due to confliction of schedules.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Deanna Pierpont asked for any public comment three times, no public comment.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt 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 disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons, the Board of Education may move into closed session for the purpose of discussing: Administrative Contracts.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Convened into executive session at 5:50 p.m. 

 

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt to return to open session.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Returned to open session at 6:20 p.m.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to increase base pay of the Building & Grounds Director by 2.5%.  Roll call vote, Micki Pierce-Holmstrom-yes, Deanna Pierpont-yes, Christa Reinert-yes, Noel Bandt-abstained, & Kelly Kohegyi-yes.  Motion carried 4-0 with 1 abstention.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve a 2% bonus to the Business Manager retroactive to 2012 in lieu of not receiving a pay increase for 5 consecutive years.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0. 

 

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

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.