Regular Board Meeting: April 24, 2023
Motion by Barney, second by Pawlak to elect Brian Medved as President. Motion carried.
Motion by Barney, second by Pawlak to elect Russ Ewert as Vice President. Motion carried.
Motion by Barney, second by Brown to elect Michael Loth as Treasurer. Motion carried.
Motion by Pawlak, second by Higginbotham to elect Tom Barney as Clerk. Motion carried.
Motion by Ewert, second by Barney to elect Tracy Pawlak as CESA #1 Delegate Representative. Motion carried.
Welcome Eric Brown and Kim Higginbotham to the Board of Education.
Superintendent Dr. Chris Reuter provided a District Administrator Update mentioning the two new GSD Board Members Eric Brown and Kim Higginbotham, the two Kohl Student Fellowship Award Winners, GHS Prom, and two of the KMS Tech Ed Staff won the ITEEA Program Excellence Award. Director of Teaching and Learning Jake Misiak shared a recap of the professional development day.
Ms. Jess Gieryn from KMS shared information about Forensics and the different categories in which students can compete. One student shared their presentation in the Informative category and a team of two students shared their presentation in the Special Events category.
During citizen comments the following people spoke: Scott Heffle on various topics.
Motion by Barney, second by Ewert to approve Consent Agenda Items A-D. Motion carried.
Loth provided an update to the Board from the April 10 Finance Committee meeting mentioning vouchers, the variance report, and Other Post Employment Benefits.
The Finance Committee brings forward to the Board of Education with a positive recommendation to lease purchase 650 Chromebooks with warranty and licenses from BDJtech in the amount not to exceed $189,800 as presented and charge to the appropriate General Fund Account (Fund 10). Brief discussion on number of bid responses received. Motion carried.
The Finance Committee brings forward to the Board of Education with a positive recommendation to purchase wireless equipment and licensing in an amount not to exceed $54,979.11, as presented, and charge to the appropriate General Fund Account (Fund 10). Brief discussion on the 60/40 percentage split of the total cost. Motion carried.
Motion by Loth, second by Barney to approve the installation of air conditioning to the identified areas within Kennedy Middle School, using Butters-Fetting Co., Inc. (Approach 2), for an amount not to exceed $375,000.00 from ESSER funds allocation. Board discussion on the bids received and what was included in each bid. Motion carried.
Ewert provided an update to the Board from the April 10 Teaching and Learning committee mentioning the Tier 3 math intervention program, the reading review update, and the K-5 counseling program.
Superintendent Dr. Chris Reuter led discussions on the Administrator Contract for the Germantown High School Assistant Principal position which included information on the interview process. Motion by Pawlak, second by Ewert to approve the hire of Andrew Rooney as Assistant Principal of Germantown High School and provide him with a two-year contract for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years. The salary for the 2023-24 school year will be $88,500. Motion carried.
Director of Human Resources Mike Nowak led discussions on the 2023-2024 Certified Teacher Staffing Plan. Motion by Barney, second by Ewert to approve the proposed staffing plan for 2023-2024 school year and to issue 264 regular, full-time teaching contracts. Motion carried.
Superintendent Dr. Chris Reuter led discussions on School Tours. The tours would encompass the inside of the schools and school grounds, would be open to the public, and would consist of two half days on Saturday mornings towards the end of May, beginning of June.
A recording of the meeting can be viewed here.
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