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April 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call to Order
Description:  This is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District's business and is not to be considered a public community meeting.
2. Roll Call
3. Public Notice
Description:  The meeting was noticed by way of publication in the Waterford Post on Thursday, April 14, 2022, and by posting in the District Office and on the District's website. Minutes from the February 28, 2022 regular meeting were published in the Waterford Post on Thursday, March 24, 2022. These minutes were also published on the District's website.
4. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Consent Agenda
5.A. Treasurer's Report
Attachments: (2)
5.B. Minutes of the March 21, 2022 Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
5.C. Minutes of the March 21, 2022 - Executive Session
5.D. Staffing Updates - New Hires
5.D.(1) Chad Coleman, Family, and Consumer Science Teacher
5.E. Staffing Updates - Resignations
5.E.(1) Lance Bestland, Math Teacher
5.E.(2) Chad Gordon, Math Teacher
5.E.(3) Brett Vraney, Phy. Ed./Health Teacher
Description:  Brett Vraney, a physical education teacher, seeks resignation effective June 30th.  
6. Resident Comments
Description:  At this time the board would like to invite any member of the audience to stand with comments about items of interest or concern that do or do not appear on the agenda this evening. Please begin by stating your name and address. It would be appreciated if you would limit your comments to three minutes so that we can keep the meeting moving in a timely fashion and allow others an opportunity to speak. We ask that you remember that Wisconsin law prohibits us from discussing specific employees or their job performance. Thank you for your support of our school district.
7. Information Items
7.A. Student Council Report
Description:  The Student Council Sergeant at Arms will provide an update on the recent activities of various student co-curricular clubs. 
7.B. Post Referendum Discussion and Ten-Year Facility Plan
Description:  One measure of fiscal responsibility is creating and implementing a ten-year facility plan.  With a failed referendum, the board will have the first opportunity to discuss the next steps toward implementing the plan. 

The District will provide context and suggest the next steps for the board to consider.  
Attachments: (1)
7.C. Technology Budget
Description:  First review of the technology budget and related five year rotation of equipment.
Attachments: (2)
7.D. Debt Defeasance
Description:  The board authorized a debt defeasance at the annual meeting. The analysis is completed and attached in preparation for approval in May.  The net Fund 39 defeasance saves the district and taxpayers $353K in principle and interest over the life of the loan.
Attachments: (1)
8. Items For Board Action
8.A. Bus Contract - Dousman Transport Company with Waterford Area Schools
Description:  The five Waterford area school districts (Drought, North Cape, Washington-Caldwell, Waterford Graded, and Waterford Union) have joined together to negotiate bus transportation services for the forthcoming school years beginning with 2022-23 through the 2026-27 school year.  

The joint agreement places a rate cap of 2.5% on each subsequent year and is not subject to CPI.
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Athletic/Activity Fees
Description:  Last month, Athletic and Activities Administrator Jill Stobber shared her proposal for fee changes for the 2022-2023 school year. The Board is asked to take action on these proposed changes.
Attachments: (1)
9. Superintendent's Report
Description:  Superintendent Francois will share a short overview of the district happenings.
  1. Election Recount
  2. Keith Brandstetter
  3. Ashley Inglish
Attachments: (1)
10. President's Report
11. Adjourn from Open Meeting
12. Reconvene in Executive Session under Wis. State Statutes 19.85(1) (c)
Description:  Reconvene in Executive Session under Wis. State Statutes 19.85 (1) (c) considering employment, promotion, compensation, or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.
12.A. Salaries and Benefits - Local School District Comparisons
Description:  The Wilmot School District commissioned and paid for a report of area schools' salaries and benefits.  As a participant, the report was shared with school districts for their participation in the study at no cost.  I will share the report for the board's review. 
12.B. Salary Increases for Individuals in the 2022-2023 School Year
13. Adjourn from Executive Session/Close Meeting

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