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July 26, 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 on Friday, July 23, 2021, and by posting in the District Office and on the District's website. Minutes from the May 24, 2021 board meeting were published in the Waterford Post on Friday, July 2, 2021. These minutes were also published on the District's website.
4. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Board Committee Assignments
Description:  Annually in May, the Board President assigns members to the various existing board committees. This year with the change in board members, the committee assignments were postponed until July. Previous committee assignments for the 2020-21 school year were as follows.
- Building and Grounds: Engler, Klemko
- Finance:  Purtell, Schoenfeld
- Personnel:  Klemko, Schoenfeld
- Athletic Code of Appeals: Purtell, Schwartz
- Curriculum and Policy: Purtell, Schwartz
6. Consent Agenda
6.A. Treasurer's Report
Attachments: (2)
6.B. Minutes - Regular Board Meeting of June 21, 2021
Attachments: (1)
6.C. Minutes - Executive Session of June 21, 2021 Board Meeting
6.D. Bus Transportation Contracts
6.D.(1) Waterford Union District Students
6.D.(2) Western Racine County Special Education Transportation Cooperative
6.E. Approval of Academic Standards
Description:  State statutes require that school boards notify the parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school district of the student academic standards that will be in effect for the school year. Boards must provide the notice annually, prior to the beginning of the school term (September 1). The method of this notification is a local option. The school board must also annually include an item on the agenda of the first school board meeting of the school year (the first board meeting after July 1) that clearly identifies the student academic standards adopted by the board under section 118.30(1g)(a)1 of the state statutes that will be in effect for the school year.  Information is enclosed.
Attachments: (1)
6.F. New Hires 2021-22
Description:  The Board is asked to approve contracts for the following individuals for the 2021-22 school year.
6.F.(1) Emma Linski, Social Studies (1.0 FTE)
6.F.(2) Mandi O'Dwyer, Math Teacher (1.0 FTE)
6.F.(3) 2021-22 Coaching and Advising New Hires
Description:  The District recommends approval of the co-curricular athletic coaches and club advisors. 
6.G. Staff Resignation
6.G.(1) Adam Bell, Social Studies Teacher
Description:  Mr. Bell has tendered his resignation with the District to pursue an administrative position in another district. A copy of his letter is enclosed.
6.H. Overnight Field Trip Requests
Description:  The Board is asked to approve five overnight field trip requests for the fall of 2021 (August-October). Information is attached.
Attachments: (1)
7. Football Equipment Donation
Description:  Mike Schoenfeld gave a donation in the amount of $1,500 to help fund the purchase of a new lineman chute. 
8. 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.
9. Information Items
9.A. Opening School in the Fall
Description:  Dan Foster will share information the administration has received from the Center for Disease Control and local health department relative to opening school in the fall. 
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Co-Curricular Coaches and Advisors
Description:  The Administration is recommending a change to the stipends paid to staff for coaching and advising co-curricular sports and clubs. 
Attachments: (1)
10. Items For Board Action
10.A. Approval of Replacement Equipment - John Deere Gator
Description:  The District solicited bids and, in consultation with Josh Wensing and Gary Beck Jr., is recommending to the board approval of the quote to purchase from Mid-State Equipment - Salem a 2022 John Deere Gator.  The purchase price is $19,754.18.  The Gator will replace the Case IH Scout Diesel Utility Vehicle used predominantly by our Grounds Department with additional use by physical education, athletics, and administration for outdoor events such as graduation.  

The Gator was accounted for in the preliminary budget approved by the board.
10.B. Review of Board Policy 7510 - Use of Facilities.
Description:  The current board policy does not permit outside users in the weight room.  With the completion of the construction of the fitness center, the district recommends allowing outside users to utilize the fitness center.  If permissible, a fee schedule will be advanced for future board consideration.
Attachments: (1)
11. Superintendent's Report
Description:  The leadership team met for a full day to reset for the upcoming school year.  

  • We introduced and reflected on the unusual school year behind us.
  • We celebrated the new mission and developed further the pillars that will support the achievement of that mission. This included analyzing available results and setting targets for the upcoming year.
  • We explored the concept of an organizational scorecard and how we can grow more sophisticated in that approach next year.
  • We have identified key actions that will support us to achieve our annual goals.
  • We reviewed and analyzed results from our stakeholder surveys to inform planning
Recommendations/ Next Steps
  • Kate has the next steps to finalize 2020-2021 data where that is available, and the Leadership Team will come back to those and set targets once finalized. 
  • By late August, the scorecard should have our best thinking on annual success goals, strategic actions, and in-progress measures that would predict year-end results in each quarter.
  • I am considering assigning a "champion" for each of the pillars, who organizes the accumulation of data and serves to drive and monitor the implementation of the actions to ensure shared ownership of the overall plan.
12. President's Report
13. Adjourn from Open Meeting

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