Clintonville School Board reorganizes
The board elected the following officers: President-Tim Schultz; Vice President-Dirk Weber; Clerk-Jim Dins; and Treasurer-Clyde Tellock.
Weber was also elected to be the CESA 8 board member and was designated as a delegate to the CESA 8 Annual Convention at 7 p.m. June 7 in Gillett.
Ben Huber was elected as the delegate to the WASB Delegate Assembly and Pat Schley was delegated as the alternate.
The board designated the following depositories (for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013):
• Premier Community Banks-for General Fund, Special Projects Fund, Food Service Fund and CHS Rec Center accounts;
• First State Bank and State of Wisconsin Local Government Investment Pool-for Debt Service Fund accounts;
• First State Bank-for Trust Fund accounts;
• Fox Communities Credit Union-for Student Activities, Funds in Transit and CHS Rec Center Transit accounts
• First National Bank, First State Bank, M&I Bank, Fox Communities Credit Union, Associated Bank, Premier Community Banks, and State of Wisconsin Local Government Investment Pool-for investment and/or borrowing of funds.
The board then discussed its official publication. Lengthy comments were heard from Tricia and Greg Rose, owners of the Clintonville Chronicle, as well as Stacy Knueppel, publisher of the County Post East. The administration recommended designating the County Post East as the official publication, but that recommendation was voted down 4-3, with Schley, Weber, Huber and Clyde Tellock voting no.
A new motion to designate the Clintonville Chronicle as the official publication passed by a 4-2 vote, with Dins and Schultz voting no and Tom Neely abstaining.
Business Manager Jenny Goldschmidt reported to the board regarding the 2012-13 Budget. She stressed that the numbers given are only preliminary, and noted that much is expected to change over the next few months.
"One of the biggest issues right now is our expenditures are up about $50,000 from last year," Goldschmidt stated. "Keep in mind, we cut the budget almost $2 million last year.
"Another big concern is revenue," said Goldschmidt. "Our revenue is off by about $753,000 between this time last year, and now."
Goldschmidt also stated that the figures given were not exact, but were rounded slightly. "The purpose of this presentation is not to present final numbers, but to give the board a heads-up as to where we are at right now."
The board also approved the following:
• Hire of summer workers;
• ESP Resignation of Candi Denotter from her high school part-time Para II position, effective April 20;
• Formal recognition for National Honor Society inductees;
• Formal recognition for State Forensics participants;
• 1st reading of the district's Indoor Environmental Quality plan;
• Policy 5141.4: Reporting child abuse or neglect; and
• Apple iPad purchase program: This will be available to all employees through a payroll deduction purchase program. This has no cost to the district. The deduction is after-tax; staff members will own the devices but will be used in the classroom. The purchase program will be open for a set period of time and will not be an ongoing program. The program passed by a 6-1 vote with Schultz voting no.
The next school board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the middle school IMC.
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