April 8, 2019 School Board Highlights

Posted by Stevens Point Area Public School District on 4/9/2019


Pledge Leaders

Thank you Roosevelt Elementary students for leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bliss Award Winner
Congratulations to Mr. Chistopher Heitz, PoDS teacher, on receiving the Mandana Bliss Award.

Bliss Award Winner

Congratulations to Ms. TJ Pharo-Kozak, Bannach Elementary teacher, on receiving the Mandana Bliss Award.



Gretchen Marshall, Wisconsin Forestry Education Program and SPASH graduate Dan Lindner will award the 2018 Statewide School Forest Award to Karla Lockman.  Each year, LEAF (the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program) recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to school forest programs. They acknowledge excellence and outstanding teachers who have worked above and beyond to make the school forest an exceptional learning environment for students.


Kontos Recognition

The School Board recognized Dan Kontos for his service to the Board from April 2016 to April 2019 and wished him well in future endeavors.  


View more photos from the School Board Recognitions.


The Consent Agenda, including previous minutes, the approval of monthly bills and employment recommendations were approved.


Business Services

Motion to adopt the Resolution Authorizing Entry into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement relating to the "Wisconsin Investment Series Cooperative" and authorizing participation in the Investment Programs of the Fund was approved.


The Board also approved the resolution designating qualified financial institutions as public depositories for funds of the District.


Key Benefit Concepts, LLC GASB 45 was awarded actuarial services for the next two years.


ABM was approved to provide custodial service per their RFP. RFP for Contracted Maintenance 2019 | 2019 Custodial RFP Evaluation Summary | Board Agenda Memo


The Goerke Park running track resurfacing and structural spray bid to Upper Midwest Athletic Construction at a cost of $176,198 was approved.


The bid to American Asphalt of Wisconsin for Contract “A” Base Bid and Alternate 1-Drainage Improvements for a total of $181,634.30 was approved.


Educational Services

A revision of the charter school contract between Point of Discovery School and the Stevens Point Area Public School District School Board to reflect the following statement on page 3:

School Calendar and Schedules: Point of Discovery School will organize the school calendar and schedule to promote and support deep, personal, and rigorous teaching and learning. Classes shall be taught within a flexible yearly calendar and daily schedule while meeting the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirements for public school instructional hours at each grade level was approved.


The board also approved a calendar adjustment for the 19-20 PoDS school year.


Human Resources

The health plan renewal with Security Health Plan and the dental plan renewal with Delta Dental were approved.



The Board approved the adoption of all policies presented to date.

Closed Session

The board voted unanimously to move into Closed Session 19.85(1)(c)Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. Specifically to consider non-renewals, the contract of the Superintendent and the hire of an Administrator; and  19.85(1)(e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. Specifically, for the purpose of discussing bargaining for the 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020 contract agreements.


The school board will hold the organizational meeting on April 22, 2019, at the Bliss Educational Services Center.


The next regular meeting of the school board will take place on May 13, 2019, at the Bliss Educational Services Center.


You can access the agenda and materials or watch the entirety of the meeting online.