ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE
JUNE 5, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.
Members Present: Jesse Wright Jeff Scherer
Dave Malisow Julie Kadrich
Shari Loback Fr. Jim Schuerman
Cathy Gengler Lauren Bandler
Members Absent: Patti Soukup
The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the May 1, 2013 School Committee meeting were unanimous approved.
Discussion of Tuition/Employee Policy – approval?
The Pastor’s Report was then given by Fr. Jim. Fr. Jim thanked Julie Kadrich for her service as Principal of St. Andrew’s. Julie will be leaving on July 1, 2013 for her new position in Chicago.
Fr. Jim stated that he will continue as Pastor of St. Andrew’s and St. Francis de Sales in Lake Geneva. Fr. Jim will be switching his living arrangements and moving into the rectory at St. Francis on June 12, 2013. Fr. Anaya will be living at the St. Andrew’s Rectory and will share duties with Fr. Jim. There will not be an associate at St. Francis.
Janel Karsten submitted the Teacher’s Report. Our music teacher, Georgia Ramthun, will be leaving and she made her announcement to her students. Our interim gym teacher, Ryan Fritz, will be offered the gym teacher position. We will share Mr. Fritz with St. Francis. He will work 50% for St. Andrews and 50% for St. Francis.
Under Old Business, the Committee will go into a closed session regarding the principal search. Thereafter, new school committee member, Ann Foster, was introduced and welcomed. Ann has a 4th grader and 7th grader attending St. Andrew’s, and is a teacher with the Lake Geneva public schools. It was noted that the St. Nick’s Breakfast is in need of a chairperson.
Under New Business, the Committee will go into a closed session regarding finance matters.
Becki Brusa submitted a report to Julie Kadrich on Home and School and advised that a social for incoming St. Pat’s students and St. Andrew’s mentors has been set up for June 24, 2013. A Fall family barbecue was discussed. All families’ transition. The Committee was advised that Tim Ruesch will continue in his role as athletic director.
Sean McKean submitted a report to Julie Kadrich on the Buildings & Grounds and advised the Committee that all locks for the school have been re-keyed. A window between the church and school has been fixed and the boiler issue was also discussed. Parishioners have been asked to consider donating for the boiler. It was suggested that a “progress board” be erected to show updates on the boiler fund.
It was noted that the Tour de Tech will be held on June 22, 2013 with a 50/50 raffle and bike t-shirts.
Susan O’Grady of the Tech Committee submitted a report advising of a $5,000.00 grant from Pentair. Five (5) wireless routers will be installed in June. The remainder of the funds will be used for Ipad Carts and smart projectors. A color printer was donated by Tom at Cartridge World.
The Committee was advised that Ryan Fritz, our interim gym teacher, will be offered the part-time gym teacher position this coming year. He will also be the part time gym teacher for St. Francis. Brian Wrightson will be the new music teacher and will also be the Director of Liturgical Music, a shared position with St. Pat’s. We will be posting a position for a Spanish teacher.
There will be meetings of the School Committee throughout the summer months given the issues at hand regarding the Principal and accreditation issues.
It was suggested that a “School Recruiting Booth” be set up at the Festival where information and questions could be answered about St. Andrew’s. Shari Loback will be coordinating a float for the 4th of July parade on which it will be stated that more information about St. Andrew’s Parish School will be available at the Festival.
The Committee members reviewed the survey results and Lauren Bandler will email out an interpretation of the data.
The principal search is down to two (2) candidates, John and William. It has been more than 30 years since St. Andrew’s has had a male figure as principal. John resigned his position as he had concerns over teaching positions. He has extensive reference. A possible decision could be made this week and a possible introduction at Mass.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.