School Board Happenings

Regular Board Meeting: August 29, 2022

Superintendent Reuter shared that a successful kick-off meeting was held for all staff on Tuesday, August 23rd and that almost 4000 students will begin school on Thursday, September 1st.

Superintendent Reuter discussed an initial meeting with Village Administrators to discuss school enrollment projections, school facilities usage agreements, school resource officer agreements, other shared services, tax increment district update, and future joint board meetings. Quarterly meetings will occur between Dr. Reuter and Village Administrator Kreklow throughout the year. 

Barney led discussions on the Safety Resolution passed at the July 18, 2022, Board Meeting requesting additional state funding and changes to state law to improve security in our district. The Resolution has been delivered to every state representative, state senator, Attorney General Josh Kaul, and Governor Evers. Brief Board discussion.

Tammy Mamayek provided a District Nurse Report with a presentation that included health and nursing services in the school; immunization information; the number of health room visits; medication administration; vision and hearing screening data; training for staff on the Basic Medication Administration Principles, school nurse participation in IHPs/IEPs/504s; continued health practices in the schools; accomplishments from the 2021-2022 school year; and the recommendations for the 2022-2023 school year. The School Board thanked Tammy for the comprehensive report and for being an advocate for our students. 

During citizen comments, resident Toby Masterman commended the School Board on their bravery in bringing forth the Resolution at the July 18th School Board Meeting. 

Motion by Barney, second by Pawlak to approve the July 18, 2022, Closed Session and July 18, 2022, Board of Education minutes. Motion carried.

Reinemann led discussions updating the Board from the August 3, 2022, Personnel Committee Meeting. 

As noted in the Board documents, the Personnel Committee brings forward a positive recommendation to approve the increases for Food and Nutrition pay rates. Does not require a second. Motion carried. 

The Personnel Committee brings forward a positive recommendation to approve all changes made to the 2022-2023 handbooks. Does not require a second. Motion carried.  

Ewert led discussions updating the Board from the August 8, 2022, Teaching & Learning Committee meeting.

Director of Human Resources Mike Nowak and Director of Student Activities Sara Unertl led discussions on the addition of a new co-curricular activity group that students would like to form at the high school, Asian Cultural Exchange (ACE), advised by Laura Suprenand. Motion by Reinemann, second by Soderberg to approve the Asian Cultural Exchange Group (ACE) as well as the advisor in the amount not to exceed $660. Board discussion. Motion carried.

 Director of Human Resources Mike Nowak and Director of Student Activities Sara Unertl led discussions on the issuance of the co-curricular coaching contracts for Germantown High School and Kennedy Middle School that were included in the Board packet. Motion by Pawlak, second by Barney to approve the Co-Curricular and Coaching/Advisor Contracts as presented for the 2022-2023 school year. Board discussion. Motion carried. 

Director of Teaching & Learning Jake Misiak led the Financial Literacy curriculum discussions. Motion by Reinemann, second by Ewert to approve the sponsorship with the Army National Guard to provide the Financial Literacy curriculum for the 2022-2023 school year. Board discussion. Motion carried. 

Director of Human Resources Mike Nowak led discussions on the hire of Andrew Rooney as the Germantown High School Dean of Students. Motion by Pawlak, second by Soderberg to approve the hire of Andrew Rooney as the Germantown High School Dean of Students and provide him with a Letter of Employment for the 2022-2023 school year at a salary of $70,000. Motion carried. 

Director of Human Resources Mike Nowak led discussions on teacher resignations. Motion by Soderberg, second by Reinemann to approve the resignations of  Amanda Bambarakos, Rannon Tabaska, Julia McMahon, Adam Johnson, Julia Mach, Korinna Grasse, Amanda Goetz, Ashley Vottero, and Kim Monday and thank them for their years of service to the students, their families and to the Germantown School District and approve of the posting and filling the vacancies and also approve the liquidated damages waiver for Kim Monday. Board discussion. Motion carried.

Director of Human Resources Mike Nowak led discussion on teacher contracts. Motion by Reinemann, second by Loth to approve the 1.0 FTE regular contract for Jennifer Batzner at $56,500, the 1.0 FTE regular contract for Brody Jossart at $40,000, the 1.0 limited-term contract for Megan Peterson at $52,000, the 1.0 FTE regular contract for Amanda Rumpf at $55,000,   the 1.0 FTE regular contract for Michelle Stephan at 54,000, the .6 FTE part-time contract for Kaitlyn Kurtzwell at $39,000, the 1.0 FTE limited-term contract for Paul Erickson at $58,000, the 1.0 FTE regular contract for Beth Wade at $61,250, the 1.0 FTE regular contract for Jessica Eckert at $58,500, the 1.0 FTE limited-term contract for Kathy Kannenberg at $65,000, the 1.0 FTE regular contract for Anne Thomas at $40,000, the 1.0 FTE regular contract for Erin Kegerreis at $42,500. Motion carried. 

Director of Pupil Services Todd Lamb led Summer 2022 IEP Diagnostic Contracts discussions. Motion by Barney, second by Reinemann to approve the Summer 2022 IEP Diagnostic Contracts of Elizabeth Schritz with 6 hours per assigned case, Christel Callen with 6 hours per assigned case, Meghan Luedtke with 6 hours per assigned case, Perry Benz with 4 hours per assigned case, Tonya Shaske with 4 hours per assigned case, and Elizabeth Mueller with 4 hours per assigned case with hours estimated and not to exceed without Administrative approval. Board discussion. Motion carried. 

A recording of the meeting can be viewed here.


UPCOMING MEETINGS: 
Regular Board Meeting — September 26