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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

July, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

 

Monday, July 23, 2018

 

Mercer School District

 

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

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Deanna Pierpont, Karl Anderson, Noel Brandt, Micki Holmstrom and Christa Reinert.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Tricia Thompson, Mary Gerbig from Davis & Kuelthau, S.C., Nancy Lundquist, Kelly Kohegyi, Jack Marasch, Sharon Drawz, Doris Marsel, Dick and Ginny Kemplin, Adam Kussard,   Denise Thompson, Debbi Hohner, William Erdman, Jane Zillmer, Lynn Melewski, Collette Anderson, Sarah Palermo, Shari Younger, Elmer Gosh, James Reichard, Hayle Woolf, Jake and Cate Saarnio, Thomas Tollakson, Mark Snow, Amanda Cook, Thomas Richards, Vic Ouimette, Holly Duensing, Christan Brandt, Barb & Tom Beschta, Alexis Engler, Brian & Tracy Heleniak, Sue Schenk, Shirley Kessler, Mary Ann Sabec, Ed Alvey Sr., JoAnn & Dave Riegler, Jenny Weber, Jerry Hartigan, Caitlin Hartigan, Colin Hartigan, Bill & Ann Bayer, Opal Roberts, Bill Beyer, Matt & Robyn Schoeneman, Michael Chamberlin, Dave Sino, Deana Byrnes, Pearl Marasch, Mary & John Swift, Marikay Lentz, Dorothy Wahner, Becky & Brad Bettin, Bill Altman, Nancy Snow,  Bill & Joyce Brundage, Brent Wambold, Julie Hoffmeister, Joan Ouimette, Jean Koleno, Shirley Thomas, Shannon Hiller, John Bitne, Steve Botes, Todd Engler, Marie Pinzl, Natalie Allen, Jim & Sandy Falkowski, Zoe Botes, Linda Seal, Dan Kiedrowski, Joe Burzinski, Amy Schmidt, Ben Powers, Beth Wetzler, Mary Klopatek, Kelly Barrows, Bill Niehaus, Irv Rueger, Steve Altman, Ernie Moore from Iron County Miner and Brian Jopek from Lakeland Times.

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Monday, June 25, 2018 as presented.  All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Karl Anderson, seconded by Christa Reinert to amend tonight’s agenda to include a public comment period and correspondence in the usual and customary spots on the agenda. Roll call vote, Deanna Pierpont-No, Christa Reinert-Yes, Micki Holmstrom-No, Noel Brandt-No, Karl Anderson-Yes. Motion failed 3-2.

 

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  Motion by Christa Reinert, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT PAYMENTS:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve vouchers 58102 thru 58246 (general account) and 11098 thru 11115 (activity account) in the amount of $ 97,255.40.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

ACTION ITEMS:  Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Deanna Pierpont approve Early College Credit Program applications as presented. All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve the resignation of 7-12 Grade English teacher, Nicole Koening with regrets. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to change the Regular August Board Meeting date to Monday, August 20, 2018. All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to convene into Executive Session Pursuant to Wisc. Statutes 19.85(1),(c) considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility, the Board of Education may move into closed session for the purpose of discussing:  2018-2019 Teacher Contracts and 2018-2019 Coaching Contracts; and pursuant to Wisc. Statutes 19.85(1)(g) conferring with legal counsel regarding a matter which may result in litigation involving the District (Fund 80 Issues). Roll call vote, Christa Reinert-No, Micki Holmstrom-Yes, Noel Brandt-Yes, Deanna Pierpont-Yes, Karl Anderson-No, motion carried 3-2. Convened into closed session at 5:25 p.m. 

 

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:  Motion by Karl Anderson, seconded by Deanna Pierpont to return to open session.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Returned to open session at 7:32 p.m.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve all Teaching Contracts as presented with the omission of Nicole Koenig’s contract following her resignation. All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve 2018-2019 coaching contracts as presented as recommended by the Athletic Director.  All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

 

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

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.