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January 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call to Order
Description:  This is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District's business and is not to be considered a public community meeting.
2. Roll Call
3. Public Notice
Description:  The meeting was noticed by way of publication in the Waterford Post of Friday, January 22, 2021, and by posting in the District Office and on the District's website.

Minutes from the November 23, 2020 board meeting were published in the Waterford Post on Friday, December 25, 2020. These minutes were also published on the District's website. 
4. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Consent Agenda
5.A. Treasurer's Report
Attachments: (1)
5.B. Approval of Lease through American Capital for SMART Board purchase.
Description:  Annual payments are $96,588 on a three-year lease to replace all SMART Boards except nine math and science rooms.
5.C. Minutes of December 21, 2020 Board Meeting
5.D. Staff Notice of Retirement
5.D.(1) Sandra Asmussen, Special Education Director
Attachments: (1)
5.E. New Hire
5.E.(1) Dana Sorensen, School Psychologist (1.0 FTE)
Description:  Dana Sorensen replaces Adam Krueger that took a position in another district.
6. American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention

The AVCA recently announced the 15th annual Under Armour Girls High School All-America Teams. A record 975 nominations were submitted through the AVCA and MaxPreps, resulting in 150 All-Americans and Honorable Mention All Americans. Requirements for nomination were that the student-athlete be in her senior year of high school, that she be nominated by her high school coach, and that said coach be a member of the AVCA. Additionally, the student athlete's individual statistics for the entire season must be entered into MaxPreps, a free service that aggregates and distributes data on high school sports. The District will recognize WUHS Senior Mariah Grunze, who was nominated by her Coach Ashley Ingish and was named to the 2020 Under Armour Honorable Mention All-America list.

7. Resident Comments
Description:  At this time the board would like to invite any member of the audience to stand with comments about items of interest or concern that do or do not appear on the agenda this evening. Please begin by stating your name and address. It would be appreciated if you would limit your comments to three minutes so that we can keep the meeting moving in a timely fashion and allow others an opportunity to speak. We ask that you remember that Wisconsin law prohibits us from discussing specific employees or their job performance. Thank you for your support of our school district.
8. Information Items
8.A. Student Council Report
Description:  The Student Council Sergeant at Arms will provide an update on the recent activities of various student co-curricular clubs. 
8.B. COVID-19 Vaccinations
Description:  Vaccinations are not required by federal or state laws or emergency orders. While employers have the right to mandate vaccinations, many legal issues must be addressed when pursuing such a requirement.

The District recommends vaccinations for employees. No policy is required for such recommendations, just as many districts now recommend annual flu shots for employees, with some districts even holding flu shot clinics for those covered by its group insurance--all done without policy.

8.C. Mission Statement
Attachments: (1)
8.D. Budget Development
Description:  Attached is a copy of the budget cycle that has been followed in previous years and the forms provided to staff for departmental requests for the forthcoming school year. In January, the budget cycle has two components the superintendent shall consider: (1) review enrollment data and (2) discuss with Administration, department chairpersons, and support chairs. 
Attachments: (1)
8.E. Annual Notice of Educational Options
Description:  Each year, all Wisconsin public school districts are required to inform parents/guardians of the educational options available to students, including: public schools, private choice schools, charter schools, virtual schools, full-time open enrollment, and other options within the school district's boundaries. Attached is a list of the educational options available to students residing in the Waterford Union High School district.
Attachments: (1)
9. Items For Board Action
9.A. Open Enrollment Guidelines 2021-2022
Description:  Wis. Stat. § 118.51(5)(a)1. provides that a nonresident school board shall determine the number of regular education and special education spaces available within the school district in the January meeting of the school board.
Wis. Stat. § 118.51(5)(a)4. provides that a nonresident school board may consider whether the special education or related services described in the child’s individualized education program under Wis. Stat. § 115.787(2) are available in the nonresident school district or whether there is space available to provide the special education or related services identified in the child’s individualized education program, including any class size limits, pupil-teacher ratios, or enrollment projections established by the nonresident school board.
Wis. Admin. Code § PI 36.06(5)(a) provides that at the January board meeting, the nonresident school board shall designate the number of regular education spaces, by grade, and the number of special education spaces, by program or services, in the district using the criteria specified in its policy under Wis. Admin. Code § PI 36.04(2).
For the 2021-2022 school year, there are four (4) available space in the District's special education program for non-resident students who require speech/language services and wish to attend Waterford Union High School under open enrollment. Also, a cap of 300 students per grade level is recommended for a total possible enrollment of 1,200 students.
Recommendation:  For purposes of open enrollment, the Board establishes the maximum District enrollment at 300 students per grade level or 1,200 students total, with four (4) available spaces in the special education program for students requiring speech/language therapy only for the 2021-2022 school year,
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Fox River Consortium School - GED Option 2 Application
Description:  The Fox River Consortium is looking to offer a GEDO#2 program to certain students who seek to obtain a high school diploma by demonstrating competencies through standardized assessments.  The WI Department of Public Instruction requires assurances from each participating school district of the consortium for the Consortium to award a diploma using this programming. Brian Belot, Associate Principal, and Susan Poppe, Fox River Consortium Director, will speak about the proposal.      
Attachments: (2)
10. Superintendent's Report
10.A. WI Fast Forward Grant
11. President's Report
12. Adjourn from Open Meeting
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