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October 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER - 7:00 PM in the River Falls High School Auditorium
2. MANNER OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF MEETING
3. SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION: Greenwood Elementary - Science of Reading 
Description: 
4. HEARING OF VISITORS OR DELEGATIONS
5. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
5.A. Acknowledgement / Recognition
5.A.1. Wildcat Pride Awards
5.A.1.a. Troy Zakrzewski- Donation of $500 for 6th Grade band t-shirts spring 2021
5.B. Superintendent, Administrative, and Student Representative Reports
5.B.1. Superintendent Report
5.B.1.a. COVID Status Report
Description:  Presentation Link
5.B.1.b. School Forest Dream Big Event
5.B.2. Administrative Reports
5.B.3. Student Representatives Report
6. ACTION ITEMS
6.A. Approval of minutes, bills and recommended employment
Description:  The following have been submitted for approval:
Item 1:  September 20, 2021, Regular Board of Education 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.
6.B. Consideration and/or Action to approve September 20, 2021 Finance & Facilities Committee recommendations
Description:  The Finance and Facilities Committee met on September 20, 2021, to review the annual meeting information, discuss student walk and bus zones, and to have a design team discussion.
Recommended Action: No action, informational only.
6.C. Consideration and/or Action to approve October 11, 2021 Finance & Facilities Committee recommendations
Description:  The Finance and Facilities Committee met on October 11, 2021, to hear an enrollment update, to plan for future district enrollment, and a Renaissance Charter Academy planning discussion which included: financing/funding options, site considerations, and the construction management firm and architect interview and hiring process. 
Recommended Action:  No action, informational only.
6.D. Consideration and/or Action to approve October 11, 2021 Personnel Committee recommendations 
Description:  The Personnel Committee met on October 11, 2021, to hear a certified staffing update, approve the new and improve Special Education Specialist job descriptions, approve the revised RFHS LMC/Technology Paraprofessional job description, hear the teacher compensation steering committee update, review the preliminarily certified staff ratios, hear the short term substitute fill rate update, and to discuss covid-related sick leave policies.
Recommended Action: 
1. Approve the new and revised Special Education Specialist job descriptions.
2. Approve the revised RFHS LMC/Technology Paraprofessional job description.

 
6.E. Appoint a Deputy Clerk for the 2022 School Board Elections
Description:  Each year the Board has appointed, pursuant to a recommendation from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, a Deputy Election Clerk for the school board elections. This is to facilitate the election process and assist prospective candidates who wish to file for the school board.
Recommended Action:  Appoint Amanda Taylor, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, as the Deputy Election Clerk for the 2022 School Board elections.
6.F. Consideration and/or Action to approve the 2021-2022 Tax Levy
Description:  Administration will discuss the 2021-2022 tax levy with the Board.
Recommended Action:  Approve the 2021-2022 tax levy as presented.
Attachments: (1)
6.G. Approve the second reading of School Board Policy 381 - Study and Discussion of Controversial Topics
Description:  The first reading of policy 381 - Study and Discussion of Controversial Topics was approved at the September 20, 2021, Regular Board Meeting. 
Recommended Action:  Approve the second reading of school board policy 381 - Study and Discussion of Controversial Topics.
Attachments: (1)
6.H. Consideration and/or Action to approve district statement regarding Critical Race Theory
Description:  The intent of this document is to make a clear public statement about the Districts' position on critical race theory and related school practices. 
Recommended Action: Approve critical race theory statement.
6.I. 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.J. Schedule next Board/Committee meetings
Description:  Upcoming Board meeting dates, times, and locations will be reviewed.
Recommended Action:  Set the meeting schedule as follows:
Educational Program Committee meeting: Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:00 p.m. (District Office Conference room, 852 E. Division Street)
Finance and Facilities Committee meeting: Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:45 p.m. (Amplexor Building, 625 Whitetail Boulevard)
Personnel Committee meeting: Monday, November 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m. (District Office Conference room, 852 E. Division Street)
Regular Board meeting: Monday, November 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. (Location: to be determined)
7. ADJOURN
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