Regular Meeting of the School Board

April 27, 2020

President David Dahlberg called the meeting to order. Present: Chris Erickson, Jason Burkman, Dan Ohnstad, and Renae Rombach. Absent: Russ Erickson.

Agenda Revisions: WIAA Update by Mr. Amundson added to Reports.

Appearances: None.

Motion C. Erickson/Rombach to approve the minutes from April 6, 2020. Motion carried 5-0.

Dave Dahlberg, Board President, gave the Oath of Office to newly re-elected School Board Member, Jason Burkman and newly elected School Board Member, Brian Handy and thanked them for their service to the youth of the Grantsburg School District.


Mr. Amundson updated the School Board about the WIAA extension of spring sports season. Lakeland Conference AD’s voted to not hold a spring season in July. Any future program participation is based on the current Safer at Home Order and the steps outlined in the Badger Bounce Back Plan.

The GSD Food Service Program is currently serving 1254 bag breakfasts and lunches serving 627 children.

Congratulations to Grantsburg High School for earning National Ranking from US News and World Reports for the 9th time. GHS is considered a Top School in the State and Nation.

Mr. Haase updated the School Board on GHS’s graduation plans. The May 17th ceremony is postponed due to the COVID19 virus and Safer at Home Order, and the future plans of a live, in-person ceremony is uncertain at this time. Planning for a graduation ceremony later in the summer is in place. Any plan by the District must pass the District’s insurance liability carrier, public health, the District’s legal counsel, and the state mandated Safer at Home and Badger Bounce Back Plan requirements.


Motion Rombach/ C. Erickson to cancel on-campus Summer School for June 8-July 3 due to the state mandated closure of school buildings until June 30. The District is considering offering Summer School in August. Motion Carried 6-0.

Motion Rombach/Burkman to approve the virtual iForward graduation ceremony due to the state mandated Safer at Home Order. Motion Carried 6-0.

Motion C. Erickson/Ohnstad to permit the Village Board of Grantsburg to use the School District’s $25,000 pool contribution for maintenance in the event the pool does not open in the summer of 2020 due to the Safer at Home order. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion Handy/Burkman to approve the recommendation to hire Debra Luedtke, GMS Counselor, full-time. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion Rombach/C. Erickson to approve the recommendation to hire Amy Hart, Cooks Helper, GES, part-time. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion C. Erickson/Handy to Convene in Closed Session per Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1) (c) to Review Performance Evaluation Data and Continued Employment of Teaching Professionals, review 2020-21 Staffing Needs and Issue of Preliminary Notices of Contract Non-renewals for the 2020-21 School Year as Necessary, and (e) for Consideration of Compensation of Public Employees Over Which the School Board has Jurisdiction and Exercises Responsibility and (f) Considering financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion Rombach/C. Erickson to Reconvene in Open Session and take necessary action on matters discussed in Closed Session. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion Ohnstad/Rombach to approve the recommendation to hire Julianna Coil, GHS/GMS Spanish, Full-time. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion C. Erickson/Handy to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.

WNAXLP (June 3)