May 16, 2006

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Board of Education
Work Session
May 16, 2006 - 7pm
Plainview School Board Room

Attendance: Rich Hall, Carol Georgen, LaVonne Beck, Sheri Sexton, Eric Bartleson, Rita Young, Brad Erwin, Tedd Kruger, Sue Tangen, Mikel Wheeler, Carol Cravath, Lynn Zabel, Don Pavelka, Jane Timm. Absent: Erika Hippe. Visitors: Marcia Schultz, Clark Olstad, Ross Mattke, Paul Aarsvold, Angie Matiash, Michael Cabaya and Teddy DePompolo.

Meeting was called to order by Chair Sexton at 7:00pm.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Cravath to approve the agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

The May 22nd preliminary board agenda was discussed and presented by Superintendent Bartleson.

Junior High Media Center was discussed and a presentation was given by Michael Cabaya, Plainview High School Media Center Specialist.

The painting and signage that will need to be done for the new district was discussed. Quotes will be solicited for areas that will have to be painted and a separate quote for areas that will be only optional. Quotes will be brought to the board for consideration at the May 22nd meeting.

Eileen Kronebusch, curriculum director, gave a summary of her job description.

Matt Anderson gave an overview of his job and his vision for technology in the new district for the future.

Open lunch hour for next year in the high school was discussed. Bill Ihrke gave his suggestions and concerns for both options and the board will make a decision in an upcoming meeting.

The student fee statutes were discussed.

The fund raising policy was discussed.

Preschool was explained by Jody Schwarzhoff, School Readiness/Early Childhood teacher. Different options were discussed and the board will be making a decision at an upcoming meeting.

A minimum and maximum class size for high school classes and electives were discussed. Bill Ihrke will be bringing a recommendation to the board next month for their approval.

The proposed athletic facilities for next year were revisited. There was discussion on different options and ideas for next year. The board will discuss this further at their May 22nd meeting.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Erwin to adjourn the meeting at 9:55pm. Motion passed unanimously.

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