HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes
January 28, 2014
1. The Special Meeting Work Session of the Hudson Board of Education was called to order by Board Vice President Lynn Robson at approximately 6:00 pm in the Meeting Room of the Administrative Service Center. Members present: Brian Bell, Jamie Johnson, Lynn Robson, and Dan Tjornehoj. Bruce Hanson joined the meeting at 7:10 pm. Also in attendance: Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten, Financial Services Director Tim Erickson, Learning Services Director Sandra Kovatch, Student Services Director Anthony Mayer, System Improvement Director David Grambow, Community Services Coordinator Tracy Habisch-Ahlin, and High School Principal Peg Shoemaker.
2. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Robson asked if Board members had concerns about Tom Holland joining the meeting via electronic means. No concerns were expressed. Holland joined the meeting via Skype and could be seen and heard by all in attendance.
3. Bell moved, with second by Tjornehoj, to suspend Roberts Rules or Order. Motion carried.
4. Habisch-Ahlin presented a summary of the community engagement process, the results, and the themes.
5. Bell moved, with second by Johnson, to return to Roberts Rules of Order. Motion carried.
6. Tjornehoj moved, with second by Bell, to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1)(e) for the purpose of deliberating for negotiating the purchase and sale of public properties. On a roll call vote, the Clerk recorded the following: Bell-yes, Holland-yes, Johnson-yes, Robson-yes, Tjornehoj-yes. Motion carried 5-0.
7. Hanson moved, with second by Tjornehoj, to reconvene in Open Session. Motion carried.
8. Bell moved, with second by Tjornehoj, to suspend Roberts Rules of Order. Motion carried.
9. The Board discussed community engagement feedback regarding 6-12 space for learning and had consensus to add the following topics for action on the February Board meeting agenda:
a. Further develop Option 1 (Construct a new Gr. 10-12 High School, convert the current High School into a Gr. 8-9 school with the Administrative Service Center building sold and moved back to the current high school site, and convert the current Middle School into a Gr. 6-7 school) to provide additional information for decisions leading to a referendum that includes site, facility construction, and remodeling costs.
b. For Hoffman LLC to analyze and prioritize the ATS&R High School facilities recommendations that address aging facility operation systems.
c. To obtain an appraisal of the Administrative Service Center building.
10. Bell moved, with second by Tjornehoj to adjourn. Motion carried.
Brian Bell, Clerk
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