Board of Education Regular Meeting – May 13, 2019
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
May 10, 2019
Approval of Agenda
Dr. Bishop moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Horneck seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Persons Requesting to Address Members of the Board
Jeff Dickert, CESA 7 Agency Administrator, presented to the board. He spoke of CESA 7 services and programs that benefit the Kohler School District.
Certificates of Honor
The following students received certificates of honor: Justin Dyken, Collin Adams, Jin Tateiri, Nadia Wandschneider, Samantha Stalzer, Dylan Dyken, Tanner Coenen, Davis Maki, Hannah Neist, Madelyn Magle, Lily Montes, Julia Ruelle, Michael Schnur, Benjamin Wake Norah Justinger, Teague Pilgrim, Zoe Scheuren, Max Breitenbach, Keelin Hamilton, Savannah Lewis, Logan Nyhuis, Abby Wimmer, Brooke Warren, Gabe Ackley, Isaac Wieland, Lauren Jarentowski, Claudia Herold, Madelynn Magle, Jacob Balint, Roderic Moore, Ava Buteyn, Jonathan Simons, Aiden Case, Stella Strickland, Jacob Holmer, Alexander Holland, Noelle Candler, Connor Smith, Erik Cook, Sarah Van der Vaart, Charlie Roeder, Ava Childs, Grant Unger, Kyle Cech, Nicole Roatch, Jack Horneck, Allyson Foote, Cecelia Zielke, Ben Herold, Aleah Roeber, Tyler Roeder, and Max Holmes.
Superintendent’s Report (Quynh Trueblood)
The search process for the middle and high school principal has concluded. I look forward to bringing the top candidate before the board for approval. The selection committee identified 9 characteristics that are essential in the principal. In this second round of the search, two highly qualified candidates did very well in the input sessions with the faculty/staff and community. I would like to thank Paula Anderson, Lynn Vander Schaaf, Cindy Payne, Lisa Greene, Nate Miller, and Jim Lautenschlaeger who came together to make the input sessions happen with flying colors. I am incredibly proud of them. I thank Sharon Reilly and Dr. Jane Bishop for their representation and service on the committee alongside the administration, teachers, and support staff.
Year End Progress
Progress At-a-Glance will be delivered at the June meeting to account for the 2018-19 school year. Administration’s development of strategic goals is moved out into summer to benefit from a new principal in seat.
Kohler Memorial Theatre Project
The final project approvals are near completion. The project team is driving hard. The music department is developing contingency plans in anticipation of timeline overruns.
The Spring band concert was held in the school gym for the first time in recent history. It was a night filled with unusual excitement and the results were resounding: the acoustics were good, the performances of the students was wonderful, the farewell to seniors was heartwarming, and all the extra hands from middle school students to arrange the chairs in the gym made for light work. Bravo!
Elementary Principal Report (Lisa Greene)
The Bomber Pride fundraiser for the water bottle filling station has been very successful so far!. As of today, the students have raised $1,327.82! So with the very generous donation from the Hill family along with what the students have raised, we are on track to be able to purchase our special water fountain and to also donate money to the clean water efforts in Africa.
The students are very excited that their efforts will help other children be able to easily access clean water.
The Elementary Art show is this Thursday, May 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Stanley works very hard to display the amazing student artwork in the hallways and the event lobby. It is a sight to behold!
We are really excited about our Elementary Spring Musical this Friday, May 17th. Our concert will be held in the gymnasium this year due to the renovation of the theatre. The doors will open at 1:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 2:00 p.m. You are not going to want to miss this one!
MS-HS Principal Report (Timothy Brown)
Graduation is five weeks away. We will be hosting our Honors Night Wednesday May 22 in Leslie W. Johnson theater located at Horace Mann Middle School where we will be honoring those receiving scholarships and stipends from generous donors and grants. Wednesday May 29 will be our Scroll Night ceremony followed by the Class of 2019 Dinner. On Sunday, June 2nd we will be hosting Baccalaureate at the Walderhouse. These events lead to the culminating event, Graduation, on Sunday June 9th, where we will celebrate our outgoing senior class as they transition beyond our learning community at the Stephanie H. Weill Center in Sheboygan. We are excited about a successful end to the 2018-19 school year.
Review of District Finances
The finance committee will meet on Friday, May 17, 2019 to discuss the preliminary budget. It will then be discussed at the committee of the whole meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Approval of April 22, 2019 board meeting minutes
Approval of Invoices
Report of the Committee of the Whole
Discussion of athletic offerings
Dr. Bishop moved to approve the consent agenda. Mr. Nonhof seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Action and/or Discussion Items
Election of Officers
Ms. Trueblood solicited nominations for the office of board president. Dr. Bishop nominated herself. Mr. Nonhof seconded the motion. Mr. Horneck nominated Mr. Pethan. Mr. Nonhof seconded the motion. A vote ensued. Dr. Bishop received 3 votes; Mr. Pethan received 2 votes. Dr. Bishop is president. Dr. Bishop called for nominations for the office of vice president. Dr. Bishop nominated Mrs. Reilly. Mr. Horneck seconded the nomination. All ayes. Mrs. Reilly is vice president. Dr. Bishop called for nominations for office of treasurer. Mr. Pethan nominated Mr. Horneck. Mrs. Reilly seconded the nomination. All ayes. Mr. Horneck is treasurer. Dr. Bishop called for nominations for board clerk. Mr. Nonhof nominated himself. Mr. Pethan seconded the nomination. All ayes. Mr. Nonhof is board clerk.
Set Monthly Meeting Date
Mr. Pethan moved to set the monthly meeting dates as the second and fourth Monday of the month. Mr. Nonhof seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.
Designation of Depository
Mr. Pethan moved to continue the relationshop with Associated Bank, Sheboygan Division, as the designated depository. Mr. Horneck seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Designation of Newspaper
Mr. Pethan moved to approve the Sheboygan Press as the School District of Kohler official newspaper designee. Mrs. Reilly seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.
Designation of Kohler Villager
Mr. Pethan moved to approve the Kohler Villager as the newspaper publication of Board meeting minutes. Mr. Nonhof seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Designation of Legal Advisor
Mr. Pethan moved to continue Jim Korom from von Briesen & Roper as the Kohler School District legal advisor. Mr.Nonhof seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Announcement of School Board Terms
Dr. Bishop announced the following:
Sharon Reilly, term beginning in the year 2017 and ending in the year 2020
John Horneck, term beginning in the year 2018 and ending in the year 2021
Carl Nonhof, term beginning in the year 2018 and ending in the year 2021
Jane Bishop, term beginning in the year 2019 and ending in the year 2022
Zachary Pethan term beginning in the year 2019 and ending in the year 2022
Approve the second reading of policy 2271.01—Start College Now Program
Mr. Horneck moved to approve the second reading of policy 2271.01—Start College Now Program. Mr. Pethan seconded the motion. Discussion was held. All ayes. Motion carried.
Accept the generous donation from the Kohler Foundation in the amount of $2500 for digital photography
Mr. Nonhof moved to accept the generous donation from the Kohler Foundation in the amount of $2500 for digital photography. Mrs. Reilly seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Mr. Pethan moved to adjourn. Mr. Horneck seconded the motion. All ayes. The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.