December 11, 2006

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Board of Education
December 11, 2006 - 7pm
PEM School Board Room

Attendance: Eric Bartleson, Rich Hall, LaVonne Beck, Sue Tangen, Carol Cravath, Don Pavelka, Rita Young, Lynn Zabel, Sheri Sexton, Mikel Wheeler, Tedd Kruger, Jane Timm and Brad Erwin. Absent: Erika Hippe and Carol Goergen. Visitors: Marcia Schultz, Eileen Kronebusch, Ross Mattke, Bill Ihrke, Lynn Bastian, Mike Matiash, Paul Chick, Michael Rathbun, Shiloh Hendrix, Courtney Davis, Sammi Miller, Matt Schultz, Doug Kempenich, Greg Marshman, Taylor Craine, Laura Miller, Amanda House, Nicole Schuchard, Marissa Walkes, Kirk Thompson, Stacy C. Fox, Scott Falttum, Adam, Braun, Chris Hoffman, Shelli Quimby, Jessica Dormad, Matt Fenske, Jason Folkert, Cole Schneider, Alex Fenske, Mario Gonzalez, Zack Holper, Nick Swanson and Mike Hamilton.

Meeting was called to order by Chair Sexton at 6:30pm.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Carol Cravath requested that the second reading of policies be removed from the Consent Agenda and added to the regular agenda for consideration.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Timm to approve the agenda as amended. Motion passed unanimously.

Board recognitions: 7th grade - Abby Shea, daughter of Dennis and Susan Shea; 8th grade - Kelsey VanHove, daughter
of Reed and Tammy VanHove; PEM Football Team Section 1AAA Academic Champions; outgoing boards members: LaVonne Beck, Tedd Kruger, Mikel Wheeler, Donald Pavelka, Carol Goergen and Brad Erwin.

Moved by Young, seconded by Hall to approve the consent agenda as follows: approval of the November 13 minutes, December bills totaling: $892,911.16, Rescind Expulsion Resolution, Treasurer’s Report, Long Term Substitute for Junior High Math-Rita Arens (Rita Arens will be paid according to her 2005-2006 salary and be eligible for benefits). Long Term Substitute for HS Phy Ed and Health -Jeremy Tesch. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Tangen to postpone the approval of the second reading of policies:
601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals
617 School District Insurance of Preparatory and High School Standards
618 Assessment of Standard Achievement
Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Timm to approve second reading of:
620 Credit for Learning
623 Mandatory Summer School Instruction
801 Equal Access to Facilities of Secondary Schools
802 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment and Material
805 Waste Reduction and Recycling
901 Community Education
902 Use of School District Facilities and Equipment
903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites
904 Distribution of Materials on School District Property by Nonschool Persons
905 Advertising
906 Community Notification of Predatory Offenders
907 Rewards
Motion passed unanimously.

First reading – 806 Crisis Management Policy.


Moved by Tangen, seconded by Hall to amend Policy 411 Sick Leave Bank to read:
D. Borrowing Procedures
Days borrowed from the Sick Leave Bank can be used for the serious illness of the member or for the serious illness of a dependent child or spouse. A serious illness is one which requires hospitalization
or long-term treatment and/or recuperation.
Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Young to approve the staff development reports. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Timm to set aside 1-1/2% for staff development for 06-07. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Erwin to approve the establishment of a Finance Sub Committee as per Policy 213 School Board Committee. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to transfer funds from Fund 04 to Fund 01 in the amount of $50,000. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Wheeler to certify the levy in the amount of $2,391,710.31. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Comment: None Tangen commented that in the future the board should try to meet on nights when there
are no contests, games or concerts if at all possible.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Timm to approve the Chamber Choir to take a three day trip to Chicago May 4-6,
and the Concert Choir take a performance trip to Valley Fair on May 18. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Young to approve additional coaches as follows:
Wrestling-Marc Melcher
Girls BB (Jr. High 7th Grade Coach)-Dave Walch
Boys BB Coach (JV and Varsity Assistant)-Tim Stelow

Roll Call. No: Beck, Erwin, Tangen
Yes: Cravath Hall, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Timm, Wheeler, Young, Zabel
Absent: Goergen, Hippe.
Motion passes.

Technology Report – Rita, Jane, Lynn on tech sub committee.

Principals’ reports were given.

Curriculum report was given by Eileen Kronebusch.

Superintendent’s report was given.

Board Reports were given.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Erwin to adjourn the meeting at 7:36pm. Motion passed unanimously.



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