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January 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

1. CALL TO ORDER - 6:00 p.m. in the River Falls High School Media Center also available via YouTube
4.A. Wildcat Pride Awards
4.A.1. Greenwood Elementary PTO and Teachers Ashley Gorman, Anna Clark, and Katlin Ruble pairing up to raise funds and purchase children's books that increase representation, inclusivity, and diversity within classroom libraries
4.A.2. River Falls Community for the continued support throughout the referendum and improvement projects as well as pandemic challenges
4.B. Viewing of the River Falls School District Referendum "Thank You" video
Description:  Video Link
4.C. Review recent parent and staff survey results
5.A. Superintendent, Administrative, and Student Representative Reports
5.A.1. Superintendent Report: Executive Summary of the Strategic Plan Progress Report 2015-2020
Description:  (Presentation Link)
5.A.2. Administrative Reports
5.A.2.a. Director of Finance and Facilities: Update on Ionization System Installation
Description:  Chad Smurawa, Director of Finance and Facilities, and Joe Haselman, Director of Buildings and Grounds will provide an update on the ionization system installation in all District buildings.
5.A.3. Student Representative Report
5.B. Social/Emotional student support (Greenwood and Rocky Branch Elementary Schools)
5.C. Renaissance Charter Academy 2020-2021 program update
5.D. District Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity (EID) Committee Update
5.E. Learning environment updates for Virtual/e-School, Hybrid grades 7-12, in school grades PK-6
5.F. Future considerations for shift/pivot in learning environment (proactive planning)
6.A. Consideration and/or Action to determine a change/pivot from the "HYBRID Learning Environment" and athletic/co-curricular programs, spectator updates, and/or any details contained within our Wildcat Roadmap (district plan document for school operations during COVID-pandemic.)
1. Staff and Student COVID-impact in District
2. Regional and school district COVID-statistics
Description:  Administration will discuss existing COVID-statistics in our region and local school district criteria and if there is a perceived need to shift into an alternative learning environment and/or revise our Wildcat Roadmap. (Presentation Link)
Recommended Action: Determine if we need to pivot/shift the "Learning Environment" and related programs to include but not limited to athletics, spectators, co-curriculars, and music.
6.B. Approval of minutes, bills and recommended employment
Description:  The following have been submitted for approval:
Item 1: December 21, 2020, Regular Board of Education meeting minutes
Item 2: January 4, 2021, Special Board of Education meeting minutes
Item 3: January 11, 2021, Special Board of Education meeting minutes
Item 4: Bills submitted for payment
Item 5: 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.
6.C. Consideration and/or Action to approve January 11, 2021, Personnel Committee recommendations
Description:  The Personnel Committee met on January 11, 2021, to discuss COVID-19 legal and policy issues related to the COVID-19 vaccine, discuss the 2021-22 school year calendar, and finally going into closed executive session to approve continuing letters to administrators.
Recommended Action: None, informational only.
6.D. Consideration and/or Action to approve January 11, 2021, Educational Program Committee recommendations
Description:  The Educational Program Committee met on January 11, 2021, to approve the District's Notice of Educational Options, and to approve the memo to establish seats for Open Enrollment in the 2021-2022 school year. 
Recommended Action:
1. Approve the District's Notice of Educational Options.
2. Approve the memo to establish seats for Open Enrollment in the 2021-2022 school year.
6.E. Proposed/suggested items for the next regular and future Board meeting agenda(s)
Description:  As always, Board members will be given the opportunity to suggest items for future Board member agendas.
Recommended Action:  As needed.
6.F. Schedule next Board/Committee meetings
Description:  Upcoming Board meeting dates, times, and locations will be reviewed.
Recommended Action:  Set meeting schedule as follows:
Kinni River Land Trust (KRLT) Candlelight Celebration walk, Friday, January 29, 2021, time TBD (at the school forest site)
Educational Program Committee meeting: Monday, February 1, 2021, 6:00 p.m. (Renaissance Charter Academy, 1107 S Wasson Lane)
Finance and Facilities Committee meeting: Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Personnel Committee meeting: Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:30 p.m. (or immediately following Finance and Facilities)
Regular Board of Education meeting: Monday, February 15, 2021, 6:00 pm
All the above meetings will be held at River Falls High School, 818 Cemetery Road unless noted otherwise
6.G. Request for anticipated executive session pursuant to Wisconsin § 19.85(1)(c)(roll call vote required) for the purpose of approving continuing letters to administrators related to future contracts
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