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August 24, 2020 at 5:05 PM - Education/Operations Committee Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approve the Minutes
Attachments: (1)
III. Public and Student Comment
IV. Referendum Planning Update Information Campaign
Description:  Administration will provide a brief update on the status of the referendum. 
Attachments: (3)
V. Legal expenses summary for 2019-20
Description:  Chief Finance and Business Services Officer, Bob Tess is presenting a summary report presenting all legal counsel expenses incurred during 2019-2020. The report is broken down by law firm and by type of legal advice sought. This is a written report that requires no action.
 
Attachments: (1)
VI. Approved list of legal firms (Action Requested)
Presenter:  Approved list of legal firms
Description:  The presented summary lists the legal firms the District makes use of for a variety of necessary legal needs.
 
Attachments: (1)
VII.  Set Annual Meeting Date and Location (Action Requested)
Presenter:  Approved list of legal firms
Description:  Administration asks the Education/Operations Committee of the Whole to recommend to the Board a date, time, and location for the budget hearing and annual meeting, thus allowing full Board approval in a timely manner. This will allow all notices and timeline to be met for an annual meeting between May 15 and October 31 pursuant to statute (s.120.08(1)(a)).
 
Attachments: (1)
VIII.  Share Equalized Value Estimates
Presenter:  Approved list of legal firms
Description:  Prior to October 1, only equalized valuations from municipalities are available. In order to project property value changes by school district, an assumption must be made that all property values in any given municipality change in a uniform manner. With this assumption, the District property value is projected to increase 8.99% for 2020-21 mill rate calculation purposes. Certified property value will not be available until October 1; the given projected property value will be used for the initial budget and during the annual meeting.
 
Attachments: (1)
IX. Recommendation for 2020-21 Budget (Action Requested)
Presenter:  Approved list of legal firms
Description:  Chief Finance and Business Services Officer Bob Tess offers the presented 2020-21Budget Booklet for initial review. Contained in the publication is a preliminary budget which the Committee is being asked to recommend for use at the Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting.
 
Attachments: (1)
X. Recommendation for 2020-21 Tax Levy (Action Requested)
Presenter:  Approved list of legal firms
Description:  Contained in the presented 2020-21 Budget Booklet is the corresponding tax levy to support the budget. Once approved, this levy will be presented at the Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting.
 
XI. Masking Requirement (Action Requested)
Presenter:  Angie Lloyd
Description:  Angie Lloyd will present the proposed masking requirement.
Attachments: (1)
XII. WSD Fall Sports (Action Requested)
Description:  Administration recommends that High School fall sports are allowed if they can occur in accordance with Wausau School Board, WIAA and Marathon County Health Department guidelines.  Sports that can participate while following safety guidelines are followed include:
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Volleyball (masked)

Sports that are higher risk and can not follow safety guidelines include:
  • Football (Move to Spring 2021)
  • Soccer (Move to Spring 2021)
  • Swimming (Move to Spring 2021)

 
XIII. Adjourn
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