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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

June, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019

Mercer School District

 

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

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Micki Holmstrom, Bob Davis and Jim Hannemann.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Tricia Thompson, Tom Marsel, Dick and Ginny Kemplin, Kathy Hannemann, Paul and Sue Loth, Bill & Joyce Brundage, Mary Ann Sabec, Deanna Pierpont, Shirley Kessler, Dorothy Bangle, Mark Higby, Vic Ouimette, Kelly Kohegyi, Norb Brossmer, Denise Thompson, Ann Baxter, Sue Benzel, Dick Hasburg, Opal Roberts, Nancy Lundquist, Dick Thiede, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pegg, and Ricky Kelly from Iron County Miner. 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no Public Comment

 

APPROVAL OF MAY BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Jim Hannemann, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Monday, May 28, 2019 as presented.  All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

APPROVAL OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Jim Hannemann to approve the Special Board Meeting Minutes from Monday, June 17, 2019 as presented. All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

APPROVAL OF MAY TREASURER’S REPORT:Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Jim Hannemann to approve the June 2019 Treasurer’s report as presented.  All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

APPROVAL OF MAY DISTRICT PAYMENTS:  Motion by Jim Hannemann, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve vouchers 59214 thru 59355 (general account) and 11329 thru 11364 (activity account) in the amount of $ 158,070.77.  All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

Motion by Jim Hannemann, seconded by Bob Davis to accept the resignation of Sarah Johnson, 7-12 grade English Teacher with regrets. All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion by Micki Holmstom, seconded by Bob Davis to approve the hiring of Keisha Holland as the 1st Grade Teacher.  All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Bob Davis, to approve modifications to Policy 0142.5 (Board Vacancies) as presented. Amendment to the motion made by Jim Hannemann to approve Policy 01421.5 (Board Vacancies) contingent to include two documents: Declaration of Eligibility to Hold Office Form and Notice of School Board Vacancy Form.  All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion by Jim Hannemann, seconded by Bob Davis to approve the following district forms: a. Declaration of Eligibility to Hold Office form and b. Notice of School Board Vacancy form.  All ayes, motion carried 3-0. 

 

Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Jim Hannemann to change July 2019 Monthly Board Meeting Date to Tuesday, July 30, 2019. All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Jim Hannemann, 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 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: Business Manager Contract and Buildings & Grounds Director Contract. Roll call vote, Micki Holmstrom – Yes, Bob Davis – Yes, Jim Hannemann – Yes, all ayes motion carried. Convened into executive session at 5:45 p.m.

 

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:  Motion by Jim Hannemann, seconded by Bob Davis to return to open session.  All ayes, motion carried 3-0.  Returned to open session at 6:15 p.m.

 

Motion by Jim Hannemann, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to amend the Director- Buildings and Grounds employment contract in principal, to a two-year contract, with pay increase per amount agreed upon in closed session. All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion by Jim Hannemann, seconded by Bob Davis to accept the principal agreement for the Business Manager employment contract in principal, with pay increase per amount agreed upon in closed session. All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Jim Hannemann, seconded by Bob Davis to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes, motion carried 3-0.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.