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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

May, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

 

Monday, May 22, 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, Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, Noel Brandt, with Christa Reinert arriving at 5:02 p.m.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Lori Boltz, Bill Gust, Nancy Lundquist, Sharon Drawz, Tom and Doris Marsel, Jim and  Kathy Hanneman, Pat Moses, Rick Duley, Josh Reed,  Paige Anteau, Sue Benzel, Dick Kemplin, Sheri Kopka, Bill Brundage, Debbie Hohner, Adam Kussard, Mary Ann Sabec, Jesse Salinas, Zoe Botes, Bruce Zimmerman, Mary Klopatek, Jesse Klopatek, Kathy Tutt, Julie Hoffmeister, Isaac Markus, Linda Seal, Dan Kiedrowski, Brent Wambold, Kai Hanson, Lee Pritzel and Bill Vogel from McKinstry, Ernie More from Iron County Miner and Doug Kaiser from FYI Newspaper.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to change the agenda to read; Return to open session and possible action. All ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Monday, April 24, 2017, and Special Board Meeting Minutes from Thursday, April 27, 2017 and Thursday May 11, 2017 as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

Christa arrived at this time.

 

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Kelly Kohegyi to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT PAYMENTS:  Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve vouchers 56812 thru 56886 (general account) and 10798 thru 10818 (activity account) in the amount of $ 99,911.90.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

ACTION ITEMS:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt approval of Open Enrollment Applications 1-9. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt seconded by Micki Pierce-Hollmstrom denial of Open Enrollment Application #10 due to truancy per District Administrator. Roll call vote, Deanna Pierpont - yes, Kelly Kohegyi – yes, Noel Brandt – yes, Micki Pierce-Holmstrom – yes, Christa Reinert – no. Motion carried 4-1.

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve Open Enrollment Application of one student transferring out of the Mercer School District. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Kelly Kohegyi to approve resignation of Lori Boltz with regrets. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve hiring of Julie Hoffmeister as the Administrative Assistant. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve hiring Amy Schmidt as the 4, 5, 6 grade math/science teacher. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Noel Brandt to approve hiring Amy Ciriacks as the Elementary Special Education teacher. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom, seconded by Noel Brandt for approval of Gifted and Talented Policy #2464. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

 

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, 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.  All ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Convened into executive session at 6:15 p.m.

 

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:  Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Micki Pierce-Holmstrom to return to open session.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.  Returned to open session at 7:10 p.m.

 

Motion by Noel Brandt, seconded by Kelly Kohegyi to approve Teacher Contracts for the 2017-18 as presented.  All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

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

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.