McFarland School District News
11-19-07 School Board Minutes
Minutes of the Closed Session and School Board Meeting Held November 19, 2007
Meeting called to order by School Board President Arlyn Halvorson at 6:30 p.m. in the Small Conference Room, McFarland District Office
Present: Arlyn Halvorson, Jim Moeser, Tom Allen (at 6:50 p.m.) , Don Schutt,
Kathy Siegmann, Scott Brown
Motion by Moeser, second by Schutt to go into closed session under WI State Statute 19.85(1)(e), deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session – land acquisition/trade and support staff negotiations. School Board members discussed negotiation options for the sale, trade and/or purchase of existing properties and discussed upcoming support staff negotiation topics.
Motion by Schutt, second by Moeser to return to open session at 7:12 p.m. Motion carried.
At 7:12 p.m., School Board President Arlyn Halvorson called the regular meeting to order in the School Board Room, McFarland District Office
Present: Arlyn Halvorson, Tom Allen, Don Schutt, Jim Moeser, Kathy Siegman
Administrators Present: Scott Brown, Roberta Felker, Penny Simmons, Jim Hickey,
Dave Witte, and Tom Mooney.
Student Representative: Caroline Karanja and Audra Cohen
Motion by Schutt, second by Siegmann to approve the following consent agenda items:
- Minutes of the November 5, 2007 School Board Meeting
- Approval of General Fund Vouchers #135610 through #135802
- Professional Staffing Recommendations:
* Professional Recommendations: Charla Smith – Waiver to the one year maximum on her leave of absence.
Katharine Utphall – Part-time casual employee, reading lab assistant at
Anne Weiland – 1.0 FTE ELL Resource Support Teacher, long term sub
Motion carried 5-0.
Student Council Report – Student Representatives Caroline Karanja and Audra Cohen reported on current and upcoming Student Council events.
Public Comments - none
Superintendents Report –
A. Informational Items
B. Important Dates
School Board Reports:
- High Expectations Report given by Penny Simmons, Jill Runde, Dave Veith, Mary Ann McBride, and Sue Trentadue. They provided Search Survey findings as well as provided an update on the High Expectations Strategic Priority.
Motion by Schutt, second by Siegmann to approve action on Stoughton/McFarland/Oregon Girls Hockey 66:03 cooperative team agreement.
Motion carried 5-0
Notation was made of the following personnel items:
(Tues. and Thurs.
Administration recommends that Anne be hired to respond to student health care needs during limited coverage times at IMMS
Cathy replaces Carrie Roberts who has been approved for the finance specialist position.
December 17, 2007 – Buildings & Grounds
Discussion regarding curriculum proposals/staffing for 2008-09
Motion by Schutt, second by Siegmann to adjourn. Motion carried 5-0 and meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.