BOARD BRIEF – December 20, 2016

District Administrators’ Reports

Michelle Garven, District Administrator reported on the following:

  • Four potential Board candidates have picked up election papers for the spring election.
  • Reminded Tom Steiner and Bill Barhyte to fill out the non-candidacy paperwork by December 23, 2016 if they are not running again in the spring election.

Board Member Comments

  • Tom Steiner reminded the Board of the WASB Convention January 18-20. He also stated Bill Barhyte would be getting an award for 20 years of service.
  • Tom Steiner said he was not running for the Board in the upcoming spring election and turned in his signed paperwork.
  • Tom Steiner introduced Circuit Court Judge Jodi Meier who had stopped by to introduce herself to the Board.
  • Eric Themanson thanked the music and band departments for the wonderful holiday programs.
  • Dean Troyer mentioned the Booster Club had a wonderful turnout at the Culver’s fundraiser.

Committee Reports

  • Action Item
    • The Negotiations Committee met on December 20, 2016. The board applied the 0.12% CPI-U increase per statute per employee on their 2015-2016 base salary per negotiations with SPEAK.

Unfinished Business

  • New Monthly Cash Flow Report - Michelle Brown, Business Manager shared graphs with the Board that explained the new monthly report designed to help board members understand how cash flows in and out of the district.
  • Action Item
    • Policy 235 – Director of Special Education was approved

Citizens Comments

  • Mary Fenske and Eric Themanson wished everyone a Merry Christmas.