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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

June, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

 

Monday, June 26, 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, Christa Reinert, Noel Brandt, with Micki Pierce-Holmstrom arriving at 5:16 p.m.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Lori Boltz, Tricia Thompson, Bill Gust, Nancy Lundquist, Sharon Drawz, Tom and Doris Marsel, Jim and Kathy Hanneman, Pat Moses, Rick Duley, Josh Reed,  Dick and Ginny Kemplin, Sheri Kopka, Amanda Neibauer, Barbara Kopka, Adam Kussard, Matt Schoeneman, Denise Thompson, Dave Sino, Dick Thiede, Lee Pritzel and Sean Currie from McKinstry, Ernie More from Iron County Miner and Doug Kaiser from FYI Newspaper.

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Christa Reinert, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Monday, May 22, 2017 as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT PAYMENTS:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve vouchers 56887 thru 56970 (general account) and 10819 thru 10851 (activity account) in the amount of $ 99,619.27.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

Micki Pierce-Holmstrom arrived at 5:16 p.m.

 

ACTION ITEMS:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt approval of Budget Surplus & Deficits in the overall 2016-2017 budget with any surpluses designated into the fund balance as presented. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom for approval of the 2017-2018 CESA Contract as presented. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0. 

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Kelly Kohegyi to approve FMLA leave as presented. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve the resignation of Kim Woolf, Assistant Middle School Volleyball Coach with regrets. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve resignation of Bob Schenk, High School Assistant Volleyball Coach/Head High School Track & Field Coach with regrets. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Kelly Kohegyi to approve the hiring of Amanda Neibauer as Guidance Counselor Intern. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to approve hiring of Erin Corullo as Early Head Start Educational Assistant. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve changing the next regular scheduled board meeting date from Monday, July 24 to Thursday, July 27. All ayes, motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Deanna Pierpont called for public comment three times.  No public comment.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Noel Brandt, 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: 2017-2018 Teacher Contracts and Administrative Contract.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Convened into executive session at 6:14 p.m.

 

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to return to open session.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Returned to open session at 8:10 p.m.

 

Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Noel Brandt to make the compensation to the District Administrator more clear and transparent, in lieu of performance bonuses the district has opened and renegotiated the contract to reflect the base rate wage of $113,500.00. Roll call vote. Micki Pierce-Holmstrom – yes, Noel Brandt – yes, Deanna Pierpont – yes, Christa Reinert – No with Kelly Kohegyi abstaining. Motion passed 3-1.

 

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

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.