February 2019 School Board meeting summary

Posted February 25, 2019

The Plymouth School District Board of Education met at 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 2019 in the Plymouth High School Amphitheatre.

Personnel

The board learned of the following support staff changes:

  • Richard Seefeldt, head custodian at Riverview Middle School, has submitted his retirement request. He has served the district for 31 years.
  • Ali Gilguber, educational assistant at Horizon Elementary School, has submitted her resignation. She has served the district for 2 years.
  • Robin Rosenthal, educational assistant at Horizon Elementary School, has submitted her resignation. She has served the district for 1 year.
  • Lisa Gutschow has been hired as an educational assistant at Parkview Elementary School.
  • Gayle Holzmann has been hired as an educational assistant at Horizon Elementary School.
  • Michelle Scharl has been hired as an educational assistant at Parkview Elementary School.

The board also approved changes to the Support Staff Handbook.

Donations

The board gratefully accepted the following donations:

  • $2,000 from many donors to be used by PHS Momentum Show Choir to offset the expense of bringing the Wisconsin Singers to Plymouth High School for a clinic and a performance.
  • $548.35 from the PHS Global Education Achievement Club for transportation to Madison for the International Career Fair. 

Financial matters

The board voted to:

  • Adopt a resolution that will close the sale of a $10 million bond issue at the prevailing market interest rate to fund the final phases of the Plymouth High School, Parkview and Fairview remodeling projects that were approved by referendum in April 2018. 
  • Accept a proposal from O & W Communications of Sheboygan to update the district intercom system. O & W Communications submitted a proposal that met all of the requirements as well as being the lowest qualified bidder. The updated intercom system is being funded by the referendum proceeds.
  • Accept a proposal from Dirty Ducks of Madison to do asbestos abatement at Parkview and Fairview elementary schools. Dirty Ducks submitted a proposal that met all of the requirements as well as being the lowest qualified bidder.

Travel requests

The board approved out-of-state travel requests from:

  • Paul Krzyzaniak, PHS physics teacher, to take students to Physics Day on May 15 at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill.
  • Laura Koebel, PHS world languages teacher, to take students to the We Day Convention on May 8 in Chicago.

 

Summary prepared by Jamie Piontkowski, district coordinator of community communications