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June 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER - 7:00 PM IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM AND REMOTELY VIA ZOOM
2. MANNER OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF MEETING
3. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
3.A. Recognition of 2019-20 Student Board Representative- Hunter Jamison and Welcome new 2020-21 Student Board Representative- Dailyn Wold
3.B. Superintendent Update regarding COVID-19 pandemic related school plans:
3.B.1. Summer School (Virtual and Face-to-Face)
3.B.2. Parent Survey
Attachments: (1)
3.B.3. Staff input
3.B.4. Task-Force September 1 school start scenario
3.B.5. Senior Graduation
3.B.6. Playground equipment, field use and related guidance from DPI, DHS, and CDC
3.B.7. CARES Act
3.C. School Forest partnership with Kinni River Land Trust (KRLT) and recent Federal grant award
3.D. Human Resources Update
3.D.1. Certified Staff Update
Attachments: (1)
3.D.2. Teacher Training
3.D.3. Advanced Learning Grant Updates
3.D.4. COVID-19 Staff Updates
3.E. Discussion of District past, current and future initiatives related to social justice
3.E.1. Integrated Comprehensive System (ICS)
3.E.2. Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity (EID)
4. ACTION ITEMS
4.A. Approval of minutes, bills and recommended employment
Description:  Background:  The following have been submitted for approval:
Item 1:  May 18, 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. Approve 2020-21 Employee Handbook Revisions
Description:  Background: Employee handbook updates and revisions will be discussed.
Recommended Action: Approve proposed 2020-21 Handbook Revisions (the revision attachment has a link to the full handbook).
4.C. Consideration and/or Action to approve joint letter to Congress from Board and Teachers requesting financial support due to pandemic
Description:  Background: COVID-19 pandemic has affected school funding and therefore this joint letter is directed to Congress at the Federal level.
Recommended Action: Approve joint letter to Congress from Board and Teachers requesting financial support due to pandemic.
Attachments: (1)
4.D. Consideration and/or Action to approve June 8, 2020 Educational Programs Committee recommendations 
Description:  Background: The Committee met on June 8, 2020  to hear an Open Enrollment update for 2020-21; a Spring 2020 Distance Learning update from building administrators; a District Roadmap to Re-entry Task Force update; discussed the development of a virtual "online" school in the River Falls School District and lastly to hear an update on current Summer School plans.
Recommended Action:  No action, informational only.
4.E. Consideration and/or Action to approve June 11, 2020 Finance and Facilities Committee recommendations 
Description:  Background: The Committee met on June 11, 2020 to approve 2020-2021 Food Service rates; approve the 2019-2020 Budget and 2020-2021 Draft Budget; lastly the committee heard a referendum update.
Recommended Action: 
1. Approve 2020-2021 Food Service rates as follows:
Elementary Lunch: $2.55 (19-20) to $2.60 (20-21)
Secondary Lunch: $2.85 (19-20) to $2.90 (20-21)
2. Approve the 2019-2020 Budget with approval to purchase buses in amount of $371,695 and approximately $450,000 in HSA contributions.
3. Approve the 2020-2021 draft budget as presented.
4.F. 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.G. Schedule next Board/Committee meetings
Description:  Background:  Upcoming Board meeting dates, times and locations will be reviewed.
Recommended Action:  Set meeting schedule as follows:
Educational Program Committee meeting:  Monday, July 6, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Personnel Committee meeting: Monday, July 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Regular Board meeting: Monday, July 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Finance and Facilities Committee meeting: Monday, August 10, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
All above meetings will be held at the District Office, 852 East Division Street
5. ADJOURN
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