Business Meeting of the Board of Education

School District of Grantsburg

Minutes from August 9, 2021

President Dave Dahlberg called the meeting to order. Present:  Dave Dahlberg, Dan Ohnstad, Renae Rombach, Chris Erickson, Russ Erickson, Jason Burkman and Brian Handy.  Absent:  None.

Agenda Revisions:  None.

Appearances:  None.

Motion R. Erickson/C. Erickson to approve the School Board minutes from July 12, 2021. Motion carried 7-0.

Received Reports

Congratulations to the Grantsburg Elementary and Middle Schools for receiving the recognition of the WI RtI Center / WI DPI for their achievements.

The Transportation Committee will meet August 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm in the GHS Library.

Policy Recommendations were brought for first reading:

345.5 iForward HS Grade Promotion

345.6 iForward HS Graduation Credit

345.61 iForward Early Graduation

345.6 District High School Graduation Credit 7th -8th

Superintendent Watt presented information for the start of school 2021-2022.  This included the District Pre-Service schedule and the New Teacher Induction agenda.

Karin Reinert presented the 2020-2021 Community Education and Volunteer Program Annual Reports.  Stephanie Peterson, Community Education Director and CLC Director, was introduced to the Board.

Consent Items

Motion C. Erickson/Rombach to approve the following policies on second reading:  

453.1 Emergency Nursing Services, 731.2 Video Surveillance Equipment, 760 Food Services Management, 820 Electric Sign, 840 Public Gifts to Schools policy and rule, and 860 School Visitor Protocol.  Motion carried 7-0.                    

Motion Rombach/Handy to research further the possibility of implementing the WI DHS Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Program.  Motion carried 7-0.

Motion Rombach/Dahlberg to approve the revisions to the GSD In-Person Learning Plan.  Motion carried 7-0.         

Motion Handy/Rombach to approve the GSD Employee Handbook Updates.  The penalties for breach of contract shall be $1500 after June 15 and $3000 after August 1.  These penalties will go into effect September 1, 2021.   Motion carried 7-0. 

Motion Burkman/C. Erickson to approve the Grantsburg Elementary/Nelson Student-Parent Handbook revisions.  Motion carried 7-0.

Motion Rombach/C. Erickson to approve the iForward Elementary and Secondary Student-Parent Handbooks’ revisions.  Motion carried 7-0.      

Motion C. Erickson/Handy to approve the FEMA grant proposal of Jordan Buss of $9500 retainer and 1.5% of awarded FEMA funds.  Motion carried 7-0.

Motion Rombach/Ohnstad to approve 2021-2022 athletic fees return to the pre-COVID fee structure.  Motion carried 7-0.

Motion C. Erickson/Rombach to approve the hiring of the following staff members:  Seth Coy, GHS Assistant Football Coach; Gavin Meyer, GMS Football Coach; Trevor Thompson, GMS Football Coach; and Heidi Horky, GHS Administrative Assistant.  Motion carried 7-0.        

Motion Burkman/C. Erickson to approve the hiring of the following staff members:  Ashly Uhen, iForward Elementary Teacher, paying $1500 of her breach of contract penalty at her former school; Elizabeth Plemmons, iForward Music Teacher (PT); Heather Keane, iForward Spanish Teacher (PT); Heidi Garrett, iForward FACE Teacher; and James Kahl, iForward Tech Ed Teacher, paying $1000.00 of his breach of contract penalty at his former school.  Motion amended by Rombach/C. Erickson to pay the total amount of the breach of contract penalties.  Motions carried 7-0.  

Motion Rombach/Burkman to accept the resignations of Caitlin (Olson) Petersen, GES/NP Social Worker and Peggy Anderson, GMS Secretary with thanks.  Motion carried 7-0.       

Motion Rombach/Burkman to accept the resignations of Jena Ryan, iForward Student Advisor; Colleen Trumper, iForward Interventionist; and Samantha Vohs, iForward Teacher with thanks.  Motion carried 7-0.  

Motion Rombach/C. Erickson to approve the School Goal Reports from 2020-2021.  Motion carried 7-0.        

Fiscal Report/Receipts Report: July 2021.  Motion C. Erickson/Rombach to approve the August 2021 vouchers for payment.  Specific check numbers are: #32305, #20660-#20664, #82364-#82454.  Motion carried 7-0.  Specific expenditures per fund:

Fund 10 (General) = $264,400.76

Fund 21 (Scholarship) = $          

Fund 27 (Special Education) =$750.34

Fund 50 (Food Service) =$4,163.11

Fund 60 (All School Fund) = $1,577.02

Fund 80 (Community Ed) =$

$270,891.23

Motion Rombach/Ohnstad to convene in Closed Session per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) for 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. Motion carried 7-0.

Motion Ohnstad/Rombach to reconvene in Open Session and take action as appropriate on matters from the Closed Session.  Motion carried 7-0.

Motion Rombach/Burkman to adjourn.  Motion carried 7-0.

WNAXLP

(September 15)