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Hudson School District Board of Education Meeting

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HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA (6:30 p.m., Feb. 12, 2013)


1. Call to Order


2. Pledge of Allegiance


3. Recognition (C. McIntyre)
    a. Max Hansen-School Counselor of the Year Award
    b. Middle School “Fuel to Play 60”


4. Superintendent’s Report
    a. North Hudson Named Wisconsin Title I High Achieving Award School
    b. State Superintendent Tony Evers Visit
    c. January 11, 2013 Official Enrollment Report
    d. 2013-14 Kindergarten Registration Report


5. Reports
    a. 2011-12 Financial Audit (T. Erickson)
    b. High School Program: “Flip It Forward” (C. McIntyre)


6. Citizens Request to Speak about Non-Agenda Items


7. Board/Administrator/Board’s Legal Counsel Response to Public Comments about Non-Agenda Items


8. Topics for Discussion
    a. County UU Property with or without City Utilities as a Secondary School Site (T. Erickson)


9. Topics for Action
    a. Hearing on Nelson Petition to Detach Property from the Somerset School District and Attach to the Hudson School District (N. Sweet)
    b. Hearing on Douglas Petition to Detach Property from the Somerset School District and Attach to the Hudson School District (N. Sweet)
    c. Hearing on Leeson Petition to Detach Property from the New Richmond School District and Attach to the Hudson School District (N. Sweet)
    d. Proposed Revision to 2013-14 School Calendar and Proposed Approval of 2014-15 & 2015-16 School Calendars (N. Sweet)
    e. Learning Services & Student Services Reorganization (S. Kovatch, C. McIntyre, D. Grambow)
    f. Contract for David Grambow as Systems Improvement Director (M. Bowen-Eggebraaten)
    g. Principals, Associate Principals, Coordinators & Supervisors Contract Renewals (N. Sweet)
    h. Long-Term Secondary Space for Learning: Two New Options for Consideration (M. Bowen-Eggebraaten)
    i. Long-Term Secondary Space for Learning: Pre-Referendum Architect Service Contract with Hoffman, LLC (T. Erickson)
    j. Consent Items
        1) Approval of January 8, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes
        2) Personnel Hires, Changes, Retirements/Resignations/Non-Renewals/Terminations & Leaves
        3) Expenditures
        4) Employee Handbook Revisions: Retirement Benefits for Teachers Eligible to Retire Before July 1, 2016 & Retirement Pay for Support Employees Eligible to Retire Before July 1, 2016


10. Committee Reports
    a. 1/28/13 Learning & Program Development Committee Meeting (B. Bell)
    b. 1/28/13 Finance Committee Meeting (D. Tjornehoj)
    c. 2/5/13 Facilities & Grounds Committee Meeting (T. Holland)
    d. 2/5/13 Personnel Committee Meeting (M. Kaisersatt)


11. Adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1)(c) for the purpose of considering performance evaluation data and compensation of the Superintendent.


12. Reconvene to Open Session


13. Topic for Action
    a. 2012-13 Superintendent’s Salary


14. Adjourn


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Citizens may request to speak to the Board of Education on a particular topic listed under Topics for Action and/or during the Citizens Request to Speak item on the agenda. Citizens need to register to speak by submitting a brief form that can be found near the entrance. The form must be returned to the Board’s secretary prior to the introduction of the agenda item.

Money Bagger February 12, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Quick County Board Tea Partiers! Sell this property off just like the New Richmond Property so there will be no PUBLIC ANYTHING anymore!
Micheal Foley February 12, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Are you talking about the UU property?
bblair February 12, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Oh! The Hypocrisy. This Board just will not quit. They must go…
Truthometer February 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Which agenda item are you hot about? Is it the request and consideration to add three properties from Somerset and New Richmond into the HSD? As if we need more students in our district. Is it the investigation of UU, which should have been done prior to the dog track mess, knowing that when the city says no to water and sewer the HSD will then tell us they have to sell it and look for other property? Remember, we were told it was not buildable. Is it the addition of other options to consider for a building? I thought the board decided on three options and disbanded the Citizen's Committee because they had already chosen three? Where did these other two options come from? And what about public input? Is it the choosing of Hoffman and Co. to be the architect for whatever plan the board decides? Or is it the closed session to consider the super's compensation, opening again in open session where you can bet she will be given a big raise. Well, that's nice, that will add to the 930,000 that the board spent on wage increases district wide at the Dec. and Jan meeting. I wonder if their goal is to spend all of the 1.2 million saved on health insurance premiums thanks to ACT 10. Sure looks like it to me. If these items mean anything to you, vote on Feb. 19 and April 3 and vote Kunz. A vote for Johnson or Hanson will not put a stop to this kind of stupidity.
Micheal Foley February 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Election dates are Feb. 19 and April 2. If you vote on April 3, your vote won't count.
bblair February 12, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Truthometer, You are Correct Sir! Kunz for School Board....
Paine Reliever February 13, 2013 at 01:01 AM
How will a vote for Kunz stop the need to build more space for a growing district? You could have 7 sandy Gerhke clones on the board and a new superentendant and it won't change the need. I do agree that it is time that we spend yet more tax money to get yet another report about uu. This time Sandy is forced to be part of the process. Can't wait to see the cost of a stem school for 700 kids that only addresses our needs short term with no room for expansion. I look forward to the city addressing water and sewer
Micheal Foley February 13, 2013 at 01:39 PM
She's now making $159,480.
Frustrated Hudson Parent February 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Here we go again.... Do a poor job and get promoted with more pay and less work... Who is he in bed with? Granbow was a bad teacher at EP; Got promoted to be a bad Prinicpal at Willow; Got a newly created job at district in a systems improvement job... NOW promoted again Systems Improvement Director? What a crock!!!
Micheal Foley February 14, 2013 at 02:41 AM
For those of you interested in the superintendent's pay raise, here's a post I just finished with some analysis of numbers from comparative districts, including a calculation of "cost of superintendent per pupil": http://hudson-wi.patch.com/articles/hudson-school-board-grants-superintendent-13-000-pay-raise

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