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School Committee Minutes 4.16.14

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

GEORGE ALDER SMART ROOM

 

APRIL 16, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

 

MINUTES

 

 

Members Present:        Dr. Jeff Scherer                          Lauren Bandler

Shari Loback                              Jesse Wright

Cathy Gengler                            Dave Malisow

Anne Foster

John Chovanec

Members Absent:         Fr. Jim Schuerman

Fr. Angel Anaya

 

The minutes of the March 13, 2014 meeting were approved.

 

Public Comment/Concern:  None

 

Pastor’s Report:   None

 

Principal’s Report:  See handout.

 

Newsletter:  Add a possible 2nd email address making newsletter more accessible.  Tuition Payment Agreement to go out with newsletter the week of April 21st.

 

Middle School/Jr. High math teacher is needed.

 

Prayer Tree – parents may have the option to opt out.

 

Jesse Wright:  Iowa test results – notice of results?  Compare to Public-WKCE Test.

 

EZ CBM Testing – Started last year.  If decided to continue with, parents need results.

 

Teachers Report:  None

 

Finance Committee:  Teacher’s portion of budget for contracts approved.  $70,000.00 of budget under review by Finance Committee.  Health insurance went down $4,000.00.  Raising Walk-A-Thon amount up to $5,000.00.

 

Home & School Committee:   Atomic clocks for every classroom paid for by Home & School Committee.

 

Athletics:  Sports banquet will be held on April 30, 2014.  Athletic Director search has begun.

 

Building & Grounds Committee:  More wood chips are needed for playground.  Work beginning on 3rd floor of school.  Bid for parking lot resurface being reviewed.

 

Technology Committee:   Grant for Pentair written for new server.  Completed by Traci Dewey.  Working on tech plan for next five years.  Tour de Tech is set.

 

Old Business:  Openings on School Committee for next school year to replace Shari Loback and Cathy Gengler.

 

New Business:   Need to set June Meeting.  Committee began review of By-Laws and job descriptions.  Committee reviewed By-Laws at this session.  Jesse Wright to make changes.

 

Closed Session – not necessary.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 9:07 p.m.

 

 

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School Committee Minutes 3.6.14

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

MARCH 6, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

 

MINUTES

 

 

Members Present:        John Chovanec                           Lauren Bandler

Dr. Jeff Scherer                          Jesse Wright

Anne Foster                               Shari Loback

Cathy Gengler                            Dave Malisow

Members Absent:         Fr. Jim Schuerman

Fr. Angel Anaya

 

 

The minutes of the February 5, 2014 meeting were approved.

 

Pastor’s Report:   None

 

Principal’s Report:  The Family Note will be sent electronically on Fridays, and a paper copy will be sent out upon request.   The budget is completed. (See budget worksheet) 140 students have been budgeted.  John will follow up on a school choice meeting.  A question was brought up about what ties does St. Andrew’s have if state money is taken?

 

Teacher’s Report:   None

 

Home & School Committee:  Offering Envelopes for the children are ready for printing. Committee is paying for the envelopes.    Also discussed: Eric Szatkowski’s Dangers of the Internet Presentation; middle school drive and kindergarten information night.  Kindergarten screening will be March 26, 2014.  “Move Up Day” for kindergarten families will be June 6, 2014.

 

Technology Committee:  Grant for server.   Internet services in school are different on different floors.  Dave Malisow will check on that.

 

Athletics:   No report

 

Building & Grounds:   No report

 

Finance:  Closed Session discussion-Budget Approved by School Committee.

 

Old Business:  Addition of St. Pat’s member to School Committee

 

Brainstorm Session:  Lauren Bandler – Committee organization, i.e., finance, fundraising, communication, building & grounds, scholastic, athletics, parent-teacher group.

 

Review of By-Laws from 1992.  Members should bring ideas for changes to By-Laws to next meeting.

 

Closed Session:  Approval of budget

 

Next meeting will be April 16, 2014

 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

 

 

School Committee 6.4.14

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

GEORGE ALDER SMART ROOM

 

june 4, 2014 – 7:40 P.M.

 

MINUTES

 

 

Members Present:        Jesse Wright                               Lauren Bandler

John Chovanec                           Fr. Jim Schuerman                                    Dave Malisow                                        Shari Loback

Anne Foster                               Deb Amici (guest)

Members Absent:         Dr. Jeff Scherer

Cathy Gengler

 

New Members:             Mike Heindselman

Katie Duckworth

Hollie Lefel

Ed Clair

Sheila Venteicher

Pastor’s Report:   As of June 17, 2014, Fr. Jim will be handing over the Administrator Duties to Fr. Angel.  Fr. Jim has been at St. Andrew’s for 5 years.

 

Principal’s Report: (see handout) New Computer Server being installed over the summer.  Latino initiative – Notre Dame University- to be attended by Fr. Angel, Mr. Donagan and Principal Chovanec.   Prayer Tree.-Fall 2014.   Accreditation – Sue Nelson, Archdiocese Curriculum Audit.  Accreditation visit in October of 2015.  2 representatives of the School Committee should be present on date of audit to answer questions.   Interviews of teachers for the math position will take place middle of June.

 

Teachers’ Report:  A watch was purchased from Utiger’s for Lisa Quartucci.   The Dress Code is being revised.   Rules regarding parking & picking up of students at dismissal time need to be adhered to, Amendment in handbook?

 

Finance Committee:   No report.

 

Home & School Committee: Presenting Yellow Rose Bush/Vase to Lisa Quartucci. Atomic Clock- Fundraisers at Little Caesars and Possibly Culvers.

 

Athletics:  Tim will not be the AD next year.  Possible shared position between 2 people.

 

Technology Committee:   New Computer Server donated by Steve Fettig.  Tour de Tech was a success.

 

Old Business:    New committee members were introduced.  Possible tour of school to see technology progress? School Committee Meeting encouraged for summer, to discuss and amend By-Laws, if changes are necessary.

 

New business:  Financial gift to school-Impact?

 

Meeting was adjourned. 8:45PM

 

School Committee Minutes 5.7.14

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

GEORGE ALDER SMART ROOM

 

MAY 7, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

 

MINUTES

 

 

Members Present:        Dr. Jeff Scherer                          Cathy Gengler

John Chovanec                           Lauren Bandler                                         Dave Malisow                                        Deb Amici (guest)

Jesse Wright

Members Absent:         Fr. Jim Schuerman

Fr. Angel Anaya

Anne Foster

Shari Loback

The minutes of the April 16, 2014 meeting were approved.

 

New Business:  Fundraising for the Washington D.C. Trip should be run through the School Committee.

 

Pastor’s Report:   None

 

Principal’s Report:    School Calendar was released.  St. Andrew’s will have no early release like the public schools.  Discussion regarding a children’s Mass at St. Pat’s – Lauren will pursue.  We are accepting resumes for a middle school teacher through 5/15/14.

 

Teacher’s Report:  Deb Amici is the Teacher Rep. for School Committee Meetings A second reading of the dress code and a discussion followed.  All students are to wear shirts with collars to Mass?  Students will wear School Polos to Mass.   Lisa Quartuccci will be recognized at a School Mass and will be presented with a gift.

 

Finance Committee:   Parish is reviewing the School Budget.  April Financial Statements to be reviewed.  Short of budget $10,000.00 – $12,000.00.

 

Home & School Committee:   Anne Foster – reorganize and look at committees.

 

Athletics:  Banquet was held and participants received letter and pin.

 

Building & Grounds Committee:  No update.

 

Technology Committee:   Tour de Tech.  Possible donor for computer server.

 

Old Business: School Committee Election update.  Notice going into bulletin & ballots.  There are 5 applicants. Members not returning: Jesse Wright, Dr. Jeff Scherer, Shari Loback

& Cathy Gengler.  Review of School By-Laws & Constitution.  John will check on guidelines of Archdiocese School Board.  Over the summer – alignment of school sub-committees.  Minimum of 9 School Committee Members – Maximum of 11.?  Division of sub-committees to be discussed at June meeting.

 

Meeting was adjourned.

School Committee Minutes 3.6.14

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

MARCH 6, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

 

MINUTES

 

 

Members Present:        John Chovanec                           Lauren Bandler

Dr. Jeff Scherer                          Jesse Wright

Anne Foster                               Shari Loback

Cathy Gengler                            Dave Malisow

Members Absent:         Fr. Jim Schuerman

Fr. Angel Anaya

 

 

The minutes of the February 5, 2014 meeting were approved.

 

Pastor’s Report:   None

 

Principal’s Report:  The Family Note will be sent electronically on Fridays, and a paper copy will be sent out upon request.   The budget is completed. (See budget worksheet) 140 students have been budgeted.  John will follow up on a school choice meeting.  A question was brought up about what ties does St. Andrew’s have if state money is taken?

 

Teacher’s Report:   None

 

Home & School Committee:  Offering Envelopes for the children are ready for printing. Committee is paying for the envelopes.    Also discussed: Eric Szatkowski’s Dangers of the Internet Presentation; middle school drive and kindergarten information night.  Kindergarten screening will be March 26, 2014.  “Move Up Day” for kindergarten families will be June 6, 2014.

 

Technology Committee:  Grant for server.   Internet services in school are different on different floors.  Dave Malisow will check on that.

 

Athletics:   No report

 

Building & Grounds:   No report

 

Finance:  Closed Session discussion-Budget Approved by School Committee.

 

Old Business:  Addition of St. Pat’s member to School Committee

 

Brainstorm Session:  Lauren Bandler – Committee organization, i.e., finance, fundraising, communication, building & grounds, scholastic, athletics, parent-teacher group.

 

Review of By-Laws from 1992.  Members should bring ideas for changes to By-Laws to next meeting.

 

Closed Session:  Approval of budget

 

Next meeting will be April 16, 2014

 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

 

 

 

School Committee Minutes 2.5.14

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 REGULAR MEETING

 February 5, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

 MINUTES

 Members Present:

John Chovanec                           Jesse Wright

Fr. Jim Schuerman                     Shari Loback

Dr. Jeff Scherer                          Dave Malisow

Members Absent:        

Fr. Angel Anaya

Cathy Gengler

Anne Foster

Lauren Bandler

The minutes of the January 8, 2014 meeting were approved.

There was no Pastor’s Report.

See handout for Principal's Report 2.5.14Principal’s Report.  IPads have arrived.  Teachers are excited.  Apps for whiteboards need to be adjusted.

The family intent form was sent out in the Family Envelope.  So far, 35 have been returned committing for next year.  At the Open House, there were 8 prospective kindergarten families in attendance.  A letter is going out to prospective age 4 preschooler families.  Beth Nateghi inquired if a brochure should be included.

A Dangers of Internet seminar is being sponsored by the Home & School Committee.

The Hermann family left to go to St. Frances DeSales

Reminder:  School Choice Policy

Teachers Report:   Michelle Raykovich will be having surgery and will be out for a minimum of 6 weeks.  Diane Meyer will be the substitute teacher.

Finance Report:  Cathy Gengler reported that we are down to 148 families.  Inquiry was made if anybody was heading up the bowling fundraiser.

Home & School Committee: $13,000.00 raised by St. Nicks Breakfast. Chairperson needed for Gift Shop. Ideas for Fund Raisers: Atomic Clocks Fund, Easter Lights of Love etc.

Technology Committee:

IPads, screen protectors and covers have been paid for.  The school server is overloaded.  Quotes for a new server are being considered.  (Ideas) Technology teaching for teachers.  The Tour de Tech will be held May 17, 2014.  Even if you don’t ride, stop at stations show your support.  The technology budget is at $0.

Building & Grounds-Preparing for Budget.

Athletics:  Spartan Spectacular ended on time even with weather delay.  It was a great success.

Old Business:  Invitation for a St. Patrick’s member to join the School Committee.

A discussion was had regarding how we are organized; i.e. Home & School – what are their responsibilities?   Discussion of Governance, how the various committee’s fit in the organization.

Parish School Committee Minutes 1.8.14

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

JANUARY 8, 2014

 

MINUTES

 

Members Present:        John Chovanec                           Jesse Wright

Cathy Gengler                            Shari Loback

Fr. Jim Schuerman                     Dave Malisow

Lauren Bandler

Members Absent:         Anne Foster

Fr. Angel Anaya

Jeff Scherer

 

It was reported that John Chovanec took over coaching for Tim Ruesch.

 

There was no Pastor’s Report.

 

See handout for Principal’s Report.

 

There was no Teacher’s Report.

 

It was noted that it is time to prepare for the budget.  There is still a deficit.  The St. Nick’s Breakfast raised approximately $13,000.00.

 

There was no Home and School Committee Report.

 

Athletics – Tim Ruesch reported that the Spartan Spectacular will be starting on January 20, 2014.  The team has personalized uniforms.

 

Shari Loback suggested that contact be made with 4th and 5th graders getting ready to go to public school and invite them to the Spartan Spectacular.

 

There was no Building and Grounds Committee report.

 

The Technology Committee reported that the computer lab is fully functional.  15 Ipads have been delivered and are waiting for cases and apps to connect with smart boards.

 

The School Committee discussed the addition of a St. Pat’s member to this Committee.

 

Under New Business, ideas for the 2nd half of the year included reducing redundancy of fundraising approaching businesses; and understanding what types of committees and structure is needed – where the individual committees fit.

 

The idea of rolling fees into the cost of tuition was also discussed.

School Committee Meeting Minutes 09.11.13

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

 

MINUTES

Members Present:        John Chovanec                           Jesse Wright

Cathy Gengler                            Shari Loback

Fr. Jim Schuerman                     Lauren Bandler

Dave Malisow                            Jeff Scherer

Ann Foster                                 Patti Soukup-Absent

Guests:                          Deb Amici

Beth Nateghi, Becki Brusa & Jen Martin (Home & School)

Sean McKean (Building & Grounds)

Tim Ruesch (AD – Athletic)

Darlene Sturtevant & Theresa Watts (Annual Fund)

Principal John Chovanec gave his Principal’s Report.  He reported that we are in need of estimates for installing the Smart Boards from St. Pat’s.  The goal is to have a Smart Board in each class room.  13 Ipads have been ordered with the Grant Money.  Apple TV’s.    The Family Welcome Back Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013.  The school will be participating in the “Soles for Catholic Education” on November 2, 2013 at Mount Mary College.  This will replace the walk-a-thon held in previous years.  Principal John is the contact person for Soles for Catholic Education for our school.    Principal John suggested an alumni activity such as a Spring Co-ed Volleyball Tournament or Bowl-a-thon, and an alumni list is needed to contact all alumni.  St. Andrew’s gained 8 students from St. Pat’s.  A Back to School Parent Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Deb Amici then gave the Teacher’s Report.  She indicated that this year was the best in-service meeting in years, as well as the best faculty meeting.   There will be a new Spanish program, and she noted that the students are happy and excited to be in school.  Principal John sent out a survey to the teachers.  Deb Amici said she would like to focus on building the curriculum in the 7th and 8th grades to make it more current.  She also talked about St. Andrew’s covenant and classroom rules.

St. Nick’s Breakfast – Jen Martin

Cathy Gengler gave the Finance report.  The school is down 5 people from what was budgeted for the school year. Our tuition revenue is short of budget by $22,000.00.  We had budgeted for 9 St. Pat’s students to attend but only 8 are enrolled which created a budget shortfall of $5,787.00.  The St. Ben’s contribution is short of budget by $7,140.00 due to 2 of their students transferring to a Lake Geneva School as their mom received a teaching position in Lake Geneva.  Also, families with 3 children have decided this year to become full-time parishioners of St. Andrew’s.  The decrease in student head count is also attributed to families moving out of the area.

Darlene Sturtevant and Theresa Watts gave a report on the Annual Fund.  The prior year’s donor list needs to be updated.  It was suggested that there be one central list for fundraising.  Other fundraising ideas mentioned were wreath sales and cook dough sales.

Becki Brusa of the Home & School Committee reported on the upcoming Welcome Back to School picnic and suggested additional events for parents and students.  What is the role of the Home & School Committee?

Athletic Director Tim Ruesch advised that 18 girls are on the volleyball team.  He would like to get the scoreboard from St. Pat’s and is talking to Ray Henderson.  Tim reported that basketball will start on November 1, 2013.

Sean McKean of the Building & Grounds Committee reported that the new hot water heater has been installed.  We have secured the Smart Boards from St. Pat’s, and we are checking into books for the classrooms.  We have received an estimate for the parking lot resurfacing of $180,000.00 including repainting the lines.  The boiler is paid for at an approximate cost of $60,000.00.  The school bell system is not working for the older grades.  Principal John is looking into the installation of the Smart Boards.

Susan O’Grady of the Technology Committee reported that 4 modems have been installed.  13 I pads have been ordered.  New computers are needed for the computer lab.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

June 2013 School Committee Minutes

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

JUNE 5, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.

 

MINUTES

 

Members Present:        Jesse Wright                               Jeff Scherer

                                       Dave Malisow                            Julie Kadrich

                                       Shari Loback                              Fr. Jim Schuerman

                                       Cathy Gengler                            Lauren Bandler

                                       Ann Foster

 

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.

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