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September 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
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 Thursday, September 22, 2022, and by posting in the District Office, at Entrance #19, and on the District's website. Minutes from the July 25, 2022 meeting were published in the Waterford Post on Thursday, September 1, 2022 and on the District's website. 
4. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Consent Agenda
5.A. Treasurer's Report
Attachments: (1)
5.B. New Student Activity Account - Class of 2026
Description:  Creation of an account for the Class of 2026 fund-raising monies.
Attachments: (1)
5.C. Minutes - August 22, 2022 
Attachments: (1)
5.D. Minutes - Special Board Meeting of September 19, 2022
5.E. Staffing Updates
5.E.(1) New Hire - Lana Walton, Attendance Office/Substitute Coordinator
5.F. Sick Leave Bank Request
Description: 

Employees who have exhausted their sick leave may submit a request to the Board of Education to qualify as a recipient of the Staff Sick Leave Bank. Prior to submission, the District reserves the right to request documentation from a physician to verify a sick leave request. If the Board of Education grants approval, then District employees may voluntarily transfer up to three days of their unused sick leave into the Sick Leave Bank.

A staff member has requested qualification as a recipient of the Staff Sick Leave Bank. The District recommends approval.

5.G. Certification of School Safety Drills
Presenter:  Dan Foster
Description: 

     Act 143 requires schools to conduct at least one annual drill in the proper response to a school violence event, and submit a brief written summary to their school board or private school's governing body within 30 days of the drill. Schools may use this documentation to satisfy this requirement.
     In compliance with the intent of Statute 143, WUHS conducts monthly safety drills and provides the documentation to the school board at the start of the school year.  During the 2021-2022 school year, Waterford Union completed eight (8) ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) when/then drills, seven (7) fire evacuation drills, and one (1) tornado shelter in place drill. Waterford Union exceeds the number of safety drills the Department of Justice requires, so we provide a list of the drills at the start of the new year rather than reporting them to the Board of Education every thirty (30) days.  
     Each of the ALiCE drills gather feedback from staff leading the drills during instructional time. The drills require five to ten minutes of instructional time. The drills rotate so that most of the classes learn the exercises in various locations throughout the building. Each drill covers the different core tenets of the ALiCE protocol. Officer May creates and reviews the drills for the building. The only ALiCE drill that we cancelled last year was the evacuation drill in October due to coordination of the event.

Attachments: (1)
5.H. Overnight Field Trip Requets - November 2022 through March 2023
Attachments: (1)
5.I. Early College Credit/Start College Now - Spring 2023
Description:  Included in this packet is a list of WUHS students who have submitted a Letter of Intent to attend classes at a four-year university or at a technical school this summer or fall.   
6. Student Council Report
Description:  Nathan Schmidt, Student Council Sergeant at Arms, will provide an update on the recent activities of various student co-curricular clubs. 
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. Balancing Standards Alignment with Educator Needs
Description:  Dr. Craig Kohn, WUHS Biology Teacher, will present an overview of his research work. 
Attachments: (3)
8.B. International Agriculture Tour - Summer 2023
Description:  Michael Wicks, Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor, is working with EFT Tours to propose an international trip to Germany and Switzerland in August 2023. The 10-11 day trip would be open to all WUHS students, and Mr. Wicks is seeking the Board's approval in October in order that students may begin fund-raising shortly thereafter. 
Attachments: (2)
9. Items For Board Action
9.A. Self-Funded Health Care Plan
Description:  A Healthcare and Benefits plan proposal has the following objectives:
  • Control and stem the rising cost of Health Insurance
  • Gain full transparency in every penny invested
  • Maintain/improve benefits design
  • Better member care, benefits experience, and member support
  • Streamline and simplify administration
The District proposes using The Alliance + Trinity network, which encompasses >90% of all providers in Wisconsin, including all of the key groups we’ve discussed: Mayo, UW, Aurora, Ascension, Froedtert, ProHealth, and Children’s Hospital.
 
Because their reimbursement methodology is based on Medicare-Plus pricing, we’ve obtained significantly improved stop-loss premiums and reduced claims liability.
 
The updated financials are attached, showing a maximum liability (at 90 enrolled) of $1.468M compared with $1.802 for today’s plan. This is a guaranteed savings of $333k.
 
Attachments: (1)
10. Superintendent's Report
11. President's Report
12. Adjourn from Open Meeting
13. Reconvene in Executive Session under Wis. State Statutes 19.85(1) (c)
Description:  Reconvene in Executive Session under Wis. State Statutes 19.85 (1) (c) considering employment, promotion, compensation, or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.
14. Adjourn from Executive Session/Close Meeting

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