Note that the candidates who have applied to be board members have now been added below in the agenda.

(Per Wis. Stat. § 19.84(2))
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA
NOTICE OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTER
215 PINE AVENUE E., MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2022, 5:45 P.M.

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 and Commendations

F. Community Communications

G. Revenue and Expenditure Reports for the Months Ended July 2022

H. Monthly Employment Report (July 2022)

II. CONSENT AGENDA

Recommendations for Regular Board Meeting on August 15, 2022:

 

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

 

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

         a) Regular Board Meeting Minutes of July 11, 2022

         b) Special Board Meeting Minutes of July 25, 2022

 

2.  Financial Reports - That the board approves general fund checks in the amount of $2,186,599.40 and cash receipts in the amount of $32,911.20 for the month of July 2022, as presented.

 

3.  Donations - That the board approves donations exceeding $1,000 for the month of July 2022, as presented:

  • $1,205.00 - From Menomonie Lions Club for Food Service Angel Fund Program

 

4.  Special Education Services 66.0301 Cooperative Agreement That the board approves the Special Education Services 66.0301 Cooperative Agreement between Eau Claire School District and School District of the Menomonie Area.

A. Action to Approve Consent Agenda

1. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of July 11, 2022 and Special Meeting of July 25, 2022

2. Financial Reports for July 2022

3. Donations Exceeding $1,000 for July 2022

4. Special Education Services 66.0301 Cooperative Agreement

III. PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA

A. Action to Approve Personnel Consent Agenda

1. Resignations/Retirements

2. Requests to Hire

IV. CLOSED SESSION

The motion to go into closed session failed.

A. Action to move into closed session, for the purpose of considering financial, medical, social or personal histories of specific persons which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations, pursuant to Section 19.85(1) (f), Wisconsin Statutes.

B. Approve Closed Session Minutes of June 27, 2022

V. RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION

A. Action to Reconvene in Open Session for the purpose of taking action, as deemed necessary or appropriate, on any matter discussed or deliberated upon in closed session.

VI. ACTION AGENDA

A. Consider the Appointment of a New School Board Member

The district received letters of application for the current Board vacancy from the following people: 

 

  • Dale Dahlke
  • Chelsea Lovejoy
  • Amber Kersting
  • Scott Parker
  • James Tripp
  • Brittany Weiker
  • Dan Wengel

 

Each of the candidates has been invited to the attend the meeting and provide comments to the Board during the Community Communications portion of the agenda. The Board may decide to (1.) make an appointment, to (2.) take addition actions as determined by Policy 133, or to (3.) suspend the rules and establish an alternative way for filling the Board vacancy.

 

The board had some concerns about the voting process in the policy manual, considering taking the 3 top vote getters in second-round voting rather than the top 2.  Some other approaches were also raised.  The motion for 3 in the second round  passed and voting started.

  • Dale Dahlke 4
  • Chelsea Lovejoy 4
  • Amber Kersting 0
  • Scott Parker 0
  • James Tripp 0
  • Brittany Weiker 0
  • Dan Wengel 0

After the first round vote they voted unanimously to go into closed session. 

After returning from closed session they voted to vote again. 

The second round also tied 4-4 Lovejoy and Dahlke. After which the board decided to proceed directly to picking by chance between the two candidates.  They flipped a coin to decide the winner. Dale Dahlke won the coin toss.

    B. Approve Reduction in School Meal Prices for the 2022-2023 School Year

    Due to a previously unanticipated temporary increase in school meal reimbursements, and an approved waiver from DPI for this year's Paid Lunch Equity Calculation, SDMA Director of School Nutrition Michelle Kloser is recommending that the Board approve a reduction in meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year.

    Mrs. Kloser's recommendation is to waive meal fees for all students who qualify for reduced lunch prices, and to decrease lunch prices by $0.50 for each paid meal for students who do not qualify for free or reduced meal prices.

    Breakfast in the SDMA will remain free for all students.

    The board approved the price reduction unanimously.

      C. Approve Addition to 2022-2023 Staffing Plan- Food Service

      In an effort to streamline services and help students get through the lunch line more quickly, SDMA Director of School Nutrition Michelle Kloser is requesting two additional part-time positions for the 2022-2023 school year.

      The board voted to approve the price reduction. 

        VII. DISCUSSION ITEMS/POLICY REVIEW

        A. Discuss the 2022-2023 Work Plan

        B. Legal Services Report

        C. Review Updates to SDMA School Safety Assessments

        In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, building principals in the SDMA have collaborated with local law enforcement officials and the SDMA Director of Buildings and Grounds to review and update the school safety assessments for each school in the SDMA. The updated school safety assessments will be shared with the school board.

         

        The most common and recent improvements in the SDMA school safety assessments include:

         

        • Providing the Menomonie Police Department with access to live security camera feeds in the event of an emergency.
        • Removing overgrown vegetation around schools (especially near access areas).
        • Ordering new and improved signage to be installed on school grounds.
        • Adding new or updated labels on doors and windows for quicker identification of location or problems with broken windows.  



        D. Review Items for Annual Meeting

        The Board will discuss the upcoming Annual Meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday, August 22 at Menomonie High School.

         

        The powers of the annual meeting are defined in state statute (120.10).

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

        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-todate 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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