Board of Education Regular Meeting – June 18, 2018
Call to Order
Sharon Reilly called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Kohler Public Library. Carl Nonhof called roll. The following board members were present: Sharon Reilly, John Horneck, Jane Bishop, Carl Nonhof and Zach Pethan.
Statement of Public Notice
June 15, 2018
Approval of Agenda
Dr. Bishop moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Nonhof seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Board President’s Report
Sharon Reilly looks forward to working together with the new board.
Superintendent’s Report (Quynh Trueblood)
Year End Highlights
Kindness Movement! Over 30,000 documented acts of kindness from elementary school students made for the most incredible year. The year end assembly was an amazing celebration of our students’ and staff’s accomplishments.
Social emotional education engaged parents, students, and teachers in collaboration with Challenge Success and Dr. Ken Ginsburg.
The safe and healthy schools community education series fostered learning and two-way communication.
Kohler High School Athletics mobilized our wider community’s support and pride for teams and individuals achieving high conference standings, competing in postseason play, and scholar athlete awards along with a new sport and Astroturf.
School safety and security is priority #1. The district continues to actively improve infrastructure, systems, and preparedness.
Top notch administrative team: Paula Anderson, Lynn Vander Schaaf, Rebecca Remberg, Theresa Theune, Cindy Payne, Matt Kautzer, Nate Miller, LIsa Greene, Tim Brown, and Joe Hildebrand. They are committed, tireless, and unstoppable.
Superintendent Performance evaluation and feedback
I appreciate the board’s commitment to the 360 feedback process. Next is a thorough review of the second year of data and developing goals for continued growth and performance.
Elementary Principal Report (Lisa Greene)
MS-HS Principal Report (Timothy Brown)
Seclusion & Restraint Report (annual)
Dr. Cindy Payne presented. There were no instances of seclusion or restraint for the 2017-2018 school year.
School Safety & Security Report
Jane moved to table the report for the July board meeting and for the administration to provide supporting documentation. John seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.
Review of District Finances
Matt noted the fiscal year will be ending in a couple of weeks. The financial audit will be at the end of July.
Approval of May 21, 2018 regular board meetingminutes
Approval of Invoices
Reports of the Finance committee
Recommendation to bring forth to the full board the preliminary budget for approval
Report of the Committee of the Whole
Discussion of board protocol and adoption of board operating protocol
Recommendation to approve the preliminary budget at the full board meeting in June
Mr. Horneck moved to approve the consent agenda. Dr. Bishop seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Action and/or Discussion Items
Appoint Committee members
Mrs. Reilly made the following appointments:
Policy Committee: Dr. Jane Bishop and Mr. Carl Nonhof
Curriculum & Instruction Committee: Dr. Jane Bishop and Mr. Zach Pethan
Finance Committee: Mr. John Horneck and Mrs. Sharon Reilly
Human Resources Committee: Dr. Jane Bishop
Kohler Memorial Theatre Committee: Mrs. Sharon Reilly
Approve 2018-2019 preliminary budget as recommended by the finance committee and the committee of the whole
Mr. Nonhof moved to approve the 2018-2019 preliminary budget. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.
Approve Neola policy revisions to policy 5113.01 (Part-time open enrollment) as recommended by the policy committee and waive the second reading
Dr. Bishop moved to approve the revisions to policy 5113.01 and waive the second reading. Mr. Nonhof seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.
Accept the retirement letter from Jeff Schulz, Maintenance Department
Dr. Bishop moved with regret to accept the resignation of Jeff Schulz. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried. The board formally thanked Mr. Schulz for his 37+ years of service.
Accept the resignation of Dr. Mary Eldridge, HS biology teacher
Dr. Bishop moved with deep regret to accept the resignation of Mary Eldridge. Mr. Nonhof seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Approve the hire of Andrew Dantzler, Director of Buildings & Grounds
Dr. Bishop moved to hire Andrew Dantzler. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Dr. Bishop moved to adjourn. Mr. Horneck seconded the motion. All ayes. The meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m.