SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA
NOTICE OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTER 215 PINE AVENUE E., WISCONSIN

MONDAY, MARCH 18 2024, 5:45 P.M.

This meeting will be live-streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCq2Z68-Z717wExwN1mChOQ/streams

AGENDA

I. OPENING ITEMS

A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

C. Pledge of Allegiance and Reading of Mission Statement

D. Agenda Order and Approval/Revision

E. Recommendations & Commendations

F. Highlight on Youth

G. Student Representative Communications

H. Community Communications

I. Revenue and Expenditure Reports for the Month Ended February 2024

J. Monthly Employment Report (February 2024)

II. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Action to Approve Consent Agenda

his is a standing agenda item for the first regular board meeting of each month.

 

Recommendations for Regular Board Meeting on March 18, 2024:

 

A.  Action to Approve the Consent Agenda, as presented:

 

1.  Minutes - That the board approves the following minutes, as presented:

            a) Regular Board Meeting of February 12, 2024; and

            b) Special Board Meeting of February 26, 2024;
 

 

2.  Financial Reports - That the board approves general fund checks in the amount of $2,222,817.54 and cash receipts in the amount of $182,914.13 for February 2024, as presented.

 

3.  Donations - That the board approves donations exceeding $1,000 for the month of February 2024, as presented:  None at time of publication.

 

4.  Approve CESA 10 Shared Service Contracts for 2024-2025, as presented.

 

5. Approve CESA 11 Shared Service Contract for 2024-2025, as presented.

 

6. Approve MHS Band Request to Travel Out of State, as presented.

 

1. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of February 12, 2024; and Minutes of a Special Meeting of February 26, 2024

2. Financial Reports for February 2024

3. Donations Exceeding $1,000 for February 2024

4. Approve CESA 10 Shared Service Contracts for 2024-2025

5. Approve CESA 11 Shared Service Contract for 2024-2025

6. Approve MHS Band Request to Travel Out of State

The consent agenda was approved unanimously.

III. PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA

A. Action to Approve Personnel Consent Agenda

1. Resignations/Retirements

2. Requests to Hire

Approved unanimoously.

IV. DISCUSSION ITEMS/POLICY REVIEW

A. Review Early College Credit Program Requests for Fall 2024

B. Discuss 2024-2025 Preliminary Budget Estimate

A discussion occurred about the budget deficit that will happen after the failed referendum. Administrator Zydowsky stated that he can see working on the status quo budget for one school year but that life will become very difficult the second year without making significant impacts on services.  A team will be formed to address a list of priorities for budget changes that will need to take place and to determine if there will be a need to work on another referendum for next year. 

C. Review Policy 343.1, Class Size and Combined and Split Grades

D. Discuss Staffing Plan for 2024-2025

E. Discuss SDMA Employee Compensation 2024-2025

There was a long discussion about deciding on whether to have a 4.12 percent cost of living wage adjustment inview of the current budget situation. Please see the video for discussion on this and the possible attempt at another referendum. The pay scales and impacts will be taken up at the next meeting to help them to make a decision. 

F. Discuss 4K Programming Agreements

G. Review 2023-2024 Budget Revisions

H. Items Related to Next Meeting Dates, Board Committees, and Reports

V. ADJOURNMENT

A. Action to Adjourn

The agenda as noted above was posted more than twenty-four hours prior to the meeting date. The most up-to-date agenda information is available on the district website. This agenda is posted at the Menomonie Area School District Administrative Services Center, and on the district website at www.sdmanonline.com under the School Board link.

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