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November 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM - Education/Operations Committee Meeting

I. Call to Order
II. Approve the Minutes
Attachments: (1)
III. Public and Student Comment
IV. Neola Update Vol.29, No. 2 (Action Requested)
Description:  The administration will present suggested updates to the Board Policy Manual.  
Attachments: (31)
V. Whole Child - Whole Wausau Optimization of Resources - OR1
Description:  Larry Cihlar and Bob Tess will present a short cycle report on Optimization of Resources goal #1 (OR1).  Through optimizing staffing and building efficiencies, by 2023 all schools will have comprehensive pupil services teams, unique to each school, to best support the whole child's social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and safety needs.
Attachments: (1)
VI. Legal Expense Summary for 1st Quarter
Description:  Chief Finance and Business Services Officer, Bob Tess is presenting a summary report representing all legal expenses incurred by the District during the first quarter of 2020-21.  The report is broken down by law firm and legal advice sought.
Attachments: (1)
VII. Presentation of Financial Projection Model Assumptions
Description:  Bob Tess, Chief Finance and Business Services Officer, and Noel Tordsen, Supervisor of Financial Services, will share many of the key variables contributing to the District's multi-year financial projection model.  The model represents a baseline using current information, to which adjustments are subsequently made.  The projection model uses budget numbers from the 2020-2021 District budget with percentages and/or dollar amounts cast forward along with adjustments to create this baseline.  Once these assumptions are built into the projection model it will be presented to the Board at a later date.
Attachments: (2)
VIII. Calendar Update Re: Afternoon Parent-Teacher Conferences (Action Requested)
Description:  Diana White will share an update regarding the afternoon parent-teacher conferences. 
Attachments: (1)
IX. New Course Requests for the 2021-22 School Year 
Description:  Jennifer Rauscher will provide the Board with an update on the accelerated automotive pathway. 
Attachments: (1)
X. Student Fee Requests for the 2021-22 School Year (Action Requested)
Description:  Jennifer Rauscher will review changes to the 2021-2022 Student Fee List. 
Attachments: (2)
XI. Employee Compensation, Mid-Year Application of Salary/Wage Increase (Action Requested)
Description:  The Board is presented with a motion designed to remedy employees disadvantaged by the freeze/stipend/mid-year raise plan compared to salary and wage increases that were originally scheduled.  This action was previewed at the October Education/Operations Committee meeting and received verbal support by the Board.
Attachments: (2)
XII. 4K Program Agreement (Action Requested)

The Wausau School District four-year-old kindergarten program has entered into Program Agreements with community collaboration sites since 2002.  In the past five years, the WSD have had agreements with the following sites:


Wausau Child Care East and West

Mountain View Montessori

Woodson YMCA & YWCA Wausau Branch

Newman Catholic Schools


Kara Rakowski, 4K Principal and Early Childhood Coordinator, and Andrea Sheridan, Director of Teaching, Learning and Leadership Integration, will review the Program Agreement for the 2021-2022 school year.

Attachments: (1)
XIII. Mass Communications Systems Replacement at Maine and West (Action Requested)
Description:  Larry Cihlar, Director of Buildings and Grounds will share information regarding the mass communications systems at Maine Elementary and Wausau West High School and the need for replacement of these systems.
Attachments: (1)
XIV. School Safety Drill Update
Description:  The administration presents the compiled reports from School Safety Drills. 
XV. Adjourn
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