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September 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM - Regular Meeting

All Wausau School District Board of Education Meetings will be conducted as a virtual meeting due to an active emergency situation (COVID-19 Pandemic), meaning that multiple Board members may be participating in the meeting from remote locations through the use of communications technology and that public access to the meeting may be arranged through the use of technology. 

Members of the media and public may attend in person, by calling 1-415-655-0001, then dial the meeting room access code:  
133 133 2484, or through the virtual WebEx Meeting: 
https://wausauschools.webex.com/wausauschools/onstage/g.php?MTID=e79d893acc359c78b94a867e6916da926
In the event a passcode is needed to enter the virtual meeting, it is: 1234.
All public participants' phones, microphones, and chat dialog boxes will be muted or disabled during the meeting.  Members of the public who do not wish to appear in person may email cpeck@wausauschools.org with "Public Comment" in the subject line.  Those messages received prior to the start of the meeting will be provided to the Board President.  

Members of the public who do not wish to appear in person may view the Board meeting through the following means:

- Wausau School Board meetings are streamed live on YouTube.  Viewers may visit the site by searching for "Wausau School Board YouTube" or through www.Tinyurl.com/wsbmeetings

- Wausau School Board meetings can also be found on VieBit the following Thursday at the following link:  https://waam.viebit.com/index.php?folder=Wausau+School+Board   
 
- All meetings will also be cablecast on Charter/Spectrum channel 981 at the following times:
          - Mondays at 12 PM
          - Wednesdays at 8 AM
          - Saturdays at 6 PM

All meeting access information shall also appear in a prominent location on the Wausau School District website.  


For those individuals with disabilities, including individuals with visual or hearing impairments, as well as individuals who may have limited access to technology, please contact the Deputy Clerk, Cassie Peck at 715-261-0505 or cpeck@wausauschools.org
 
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Friday, September 11, 2020, at 1:00 pm
Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Tricia Zunker, President
IV. READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT
V. PUBLIC AND STUDENT COMMENT
VI. APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA (Action Requested)
Attachments:
VI.A. Additional Staff / Replacement Staff
VI.B. Contract Increases / Decreases
VI.C. Contract Renewals / Non-renewals
VI.D. Leaves of Absence
VI.E. Resignations
VI.F. Terminations
VI.G. Voluntary Retirements
VI.H. Minutes: Regular Session of August 10, 2020; and the Special Session of August 24, 2020
Attachments:
VI.I. Payment of Bills/Budget Status and Investment Report
Attachments:
VI.J. Donations to the District
Attachments:
VII. OLD/RECURRING BUSINESS
VII.A. Education/Operations Committee Meeting
VII.A.1. Project Relaunch Update (Possible Action)
Description:  The administration will present an update and proposal for Project Relaunch. 
VII.A.2. Referendum Planning Update Information Campaign
Description:  The administration will provide a brief update on the status of the referendum. 
Attachments:
VII.A.3. 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:
VII.A.4.  Set Annual Meeting Date and Location (Action Requested)
Presenter:  Approved list of legal firms
Description:  Administration asks the Board to approve 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:
VII.A.5. Legal expenses summary for 2019-20
Description:  Chief Finance and Business Services Officer, Bob Tess presented 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:
VII.A.6.  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:
VII.A.7. 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 Board is asked to approve for use at the Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting.
 
Attachments:
VII.A.8. 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.
 
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
VIII.A. Education/Operations Committee Meeting
VIII.A.1. Masking Requirement (Action Requested)
Presenter:  Angie Lloyd
Description:  Angie Lloyd presented the proposed masking requirement.
Attachments:
VIII.A.2. WSD Fall Sports (Action Requested)
Description:  The Education/Operations Committee moved to proceed forward with all fall sports as scheduled with any safety precautions administration deems necessary for athletes and spectators.  The sport should also follow the athletic conference.  
IX. COMMITTEE UPDATES/BOARD REFERRALS
X. OPEN FORUM
X.A. Legislative Liaison Update
X.B. Board Member Professional Growth & Development Report
X.C. Superintendent Commentary
X.D. Presiding Officer Commentary
XI. ADJOURN

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