LITCHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
JUNE 20, 2016
President Mitch Feldman called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Members Present: Bill Howard, Marie Sweley, Jim Holm, Mitch Feldman, Steve Heapy, and Todd Wardyn came late.
Visitors: Erman Sadler, Rebecca Vega and family.
President Mitch Feldman announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Law is posted
on the wall of the meeting room, and also indicated the instructions for those who wish to speak during the public
The minutes of the last meeting were read. Bill Howard made a motion to approve as read the minuts from the last
meeting. Second by Jim Holm. Motion carried 5-0.
The treasurer reported a balance of $1,602,015.09 in the district treasury. Payroll and claims in the amount of
$212,072.65 were presented for payment. Steve Heapy made a motion to pay the claims. Second by Bill Howard.
Motion carried 5-0.
No Principal reports were given. Maline reported that Wade Finley was transitioning well.
In the Superintendent’s Report, Dr. Maline discussed accreditation approval by the state, personnel, bus driver hired
for 2016-17 routes, land survey and title company, summer technology planning, new teacher evaluation system
approval, co-op meeting, hot lunch prices for 2016-17, removal of bleachers, new accounting system training, new
gym floors, gym floor leveling, plumbing of the new line, wall and sprinklers, cement for the playground expansion,
garage sale, support staff salary increase, superintendent transition for 2017.
Jim Holm made a motion to recommend that Rebecca Vega be offered the 5th and 6th grade position as an interim
teacher for the 2016-17 school years. Second by Marie Sweley. Motion carried 5-0.
Marie Sweley made a motion to recommend that Litchfield Public Schools adopt the Marzano Teacher Evaluation
Instrument as presented to the board of education and that the instrument be sent to the Department of Education for
approval. Second by Todd Wardyn. Motion carried 6-0.
Todd Wardyn made a motion to recommend that all varsity and J. varsity coaching costs be paid for through co-op
funds and shared by both school districts. Second by Jim Holm. Motion carried 6-0.
Bill Howard made a motion to recommend that the lunch prices be approved to raise costs five cents across the board.
Second by Steve Heapy. Motion carried 6-0.
No action was taken on the installation of the cement for the playground expansion.
Jim Holm made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss support staff salary increase and superintendent
transition for 2017.
Board entered executive session at 9:16 p.m.
Marie Sweley made a motion to exit Executive Session. Second by Bill Howard. Motion carried 6-0.
Board exited Executive Session at 10:20 p.m.
Steve Heapy made a motion to recommend a 3% increase in the support staff salary. Second by Bill Howard. Motion
Jim Holm made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 p.m. Second by Todd Wardyn. Motion carried 6-0.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be at 7:30 p.m. on July 18, 2016. The agenda is a
continuous agenda and is available for examination during regular hours at the office of the Superintendent. Public
notice of t