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July 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER - 7:00 PM IN THE RIVER FALLS HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER AND REMOTELY VIA ZOOM FOR PUBLIC VIEWING
2. MANNER OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF MEETING
3. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
3.A. Superintendent Update regarding the district “Wildcat Roadmap” COVID-19 pandemic related school plan document for the 2020-21 school year.
3.B. District Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity (EID) Committee Update
4. ACTION ITEMS
4.A. Approval of minutes, bills and recommended employment
Description:  Background:  The following have been submitted for approval:
Item 1:  June 15, 2020 Board of Education Regular meeting minutes
Item 2:  Bills submitted for payment
Item 3:  Pursuant to Board Policy which references Wisconsin Statutes Sections 111, 118, 121, all employees who require Wisconsin state certification shall be recommended by the superintendent to the Board of Education for approval. All recommendations presented at this time are pursuant to approved Board policies and accompanying administrative procedures.
Recommended Action:  Approve minutes, bills and employment as presented.
4.B. Consideration and/or Action to approve the “Wildcat Roadmap” plan document for the 2020-2021 school year
Description:  Background: The purpose of the Wildcat Roadmap to Reentry document is to: Develop a PK-12 organizational structure for the school year 2020-2021 to include contingency plans for an abnormal September 1 start (as well as  possible intermittent pandemic interruptions mid-year 2020-21).  The Roadmap is intended to become a playbook of nimble actions and flexible future educational options to allow our district to respond to any school interruptions (due to COVID), in an equitable manner, while supporting the social-emotional and academic learning needs of ALL our students and their families.
Recommended Action: Approve the “Wildcat Roadmap” plan document for the 2020-2021 school year.
4.C. Approve 66.0301 agreements 
Description:  Background:  For the last several years, the St. Croix Central and River Falls School Districts have shared a teacher for the students with hearing impairments. Administration wishes to continue the agreement for the 2020-2021 school year.  Also needing approval is a Project SEARCH 66.0301 agreements with Prescott School District.
Recommended Action:  
1. Approve the Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 66.0301 agreement with St. Croix Central School District for the 2020-2021 school year.
2. Approve Project SEARCH 66.0301 agreement with Prescott School District.
4.D. Approve the 2020-2021 Assessment Calendar
Description:  Background: Jennifer Peterson, Director of Academic Services, will present committee members with the 2020-21 Assessment Calendar for the School District of River Falls for approval.  Assessments scheduled include both state-mandated and district assessments that have been prioritized and identified to be administered at each building during the upcoming school year. 
Recommended Action: Approve the 2020-2021 Assessment Calendar.
4.E. Approve 2020-2021 Student Handbooks
Description:  Background: Administration will present their 2020-21 Student Handbooks for Board approval.
Recommended Action: Approve the Elementary, Middle School, High School and Renaissance Charter Academy 2020-2021 Student Handbooks as presented.
4.F. Approve the 2020-21 COVID-19 Staffing Plan
Description:  Background: The 2020-21 COVID-19 Staffing Plan includes a summary of the staffing adjustments needed to address specific educational and operational needs during the 2020-21 school year.  Staff will be reassigned or added on a permanent or temporary basis in order to fill these critical needs.  
Recommended Action: Approve the 2020-21 COVID-19 Staffing Plan.
4.G. Approve contract stipulations for co-curricular contracts in the case of full or partial cancellations of the activity
Description:  Background: Administration will present stipulations to be added to co-curricular contracts in the case of full or partial cancellations of the activity.
Recommended Action: Approve contract stipulations for co-curricular contracts in the case of full or partial cancellations of the activity.
4.H. Consideration and/or Action to approve July 6, 2020 Educational Programs Committee recommendations 
Description:  Background: The Committee met on July 6, 2020 to hear a Chinese Language and Culture program Spring Semester Update; approve Academic Standards Notice for 2020-21; hear a Meyer Middle School Math Textbook Adoption and Elementary School Bookroom Informational Presentation; and hear an Equity and Social Justice District Update in Response to the Recent Petition Submitted to the School District and recent Civil Events.
Recommended Action:  
1. Approve the Academic Standards Notice for 2020-21.
4.I. Consideration and/or Action to approve June 13, 2020 Personnel Committee recommendations 
Description:  Background: The Committee met on June 13, 2020 to hear: a 2020-21 certified staff update; approve the updated work safety guidelines and expectations for employees; hedar a summary of employee wellness resources; and to discuss 2020-21 co-curricular contracts.
Recommended Action: 
1. Approve the Work Safety Guidelines and Expectations.
4.J. Proposed/suggested items for the next regular and future Board meeting agenda(s)
Description:  Background:  As always, Board members will be given the opportunity to suggest items for future Board member agendas.
Recommended Action:  As needed.
4.K. Schedule next Board/Committee meetings
Description:  Background:  Upcoming Board meeting dates, times and locations will be reviewed.
Recommended Action:  Set meeting schedule as follows:
Board Retreat, Monday, July 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Educational Program Committee meeting:  Monday, August 3, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Finance and Facilities Committee meeting: Monday, August 10, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Personnel Committee meeting: Monday, August 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Regular Board meeting: Monday, August 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
All above meetings will be held at the District Office, 852 East Division Street
5. ADJOURN
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