Our Teachers Union

My view is that a strong teachers union is an important way for teachers to improve their work environment (which is our students’ learning environment). Each year I was a teacher, I was a dues-paying member of the teachers union. I served as a representative on the state-mandated discussion committee, which is a monthly meetingContinue reading “Our Teachers Union”

Transfer Student Policy

Our school board has not set a transfer student policy to govern how many transfer students to accept and how to select which applicants will be allowed to enroll. Decisions are left to the discretion of the superintendent with no oversight. An optimal policy would probably accept some transfer students in order to balance studentContinue reading “Transfer Student Policy”

September 12, 2022

HIGHLIGHTS: New Hire for Student Mental Health Support (6:31); Transfer Student “Policy” (6:42); Budget Hearing and $9.5 million Proposed Capital Expenditure (6:51) 6:30 – The school board meeting was called to order. The board was asked to approve the agenda and the minutes from the August 8, 2022 meeting. Voted 7 out of 7 6:31Continue reading “September 12, 2022”

Small Town School Board Campaigns

I am running for one of the three open WLCSC school board seats and will be on the ballot November 8, 2022! This isn’t my first time running for the school board; I was one of 15 candidates in the election two years ago and was very close to winning a seat. Participating in thatContinue reading “Small Town School Board Campaigns”

August 8, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Reiling Resigns as Legal Counsel (6:42); Additional School Resource Officer (6:52); New Employee Benefits Provider (6:57); Replacing the Air Conditioner at Happy Hollow (7:05); WLES Nature Center Renovation (7:18); RDP-PAC Donor Reappointed to Library Board (7:31); High Teacher Turnover (7:33); Teacher Evaluations (7:44) 6:33 – The school board meeting was called to order. TheContinue reading “August 8, 2022 Summary”

July 13, 2022 Financial Work Session

HIGHLIGHTS: Request for a Financial Investigation (6:32); Enrollment and Transfer Students (6:36); Debt Payments (6:59); Referendum Vote (7:35); CFO Resigns after 3 Months (7:58); SBOA Audit Report (7:59); Deleted Information from Public Records (7:59 #5) 6:31 – The school board work session was called to order. Because it is a work session, there is noContinue reading “July 13, 2022 Financial Work Session”

June 6, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: School Policy Revisions (7:08); Board Meetings Changed to 2nd Mondays (7:16); Increase in School Lunch Price (7:19); Background Checks to Enter Schools (7:50); Legal Services Fees (8:03); Back Pay of $69,507 to Former Interim CFO and Deleted Public Information (8:03); WLES Principal Search (8:10) 6:30 – The school board meeting was called to order.Continue reading “June 6, 2022 Summary”

May 2, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Masks Optional on Yellow School Buses (6:52); Lack of Parent Input in Textbook Adoption (6:58), Health Clinic for Employees (7:15); School Board Meeting Schedule Change (7:32); New Assistant Superintendent (7:47); Received Proposals from 4 Legal Services Providers (8:03); Making the School Board Packet Public Before Board Meetings (8:10); New Jr/Sr HS Bell Schedule (8:12)  Continue reading “May 2, 2022 Summary”

April 4, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Hiring a School Mental Health Therapist (6:46); Summer Program to address Learning Loss (6:46); Update on Jr/Sr HS Bell Schedule (6:53); No Citibus, Yellow School Buses Only for 22-23 (7:13); Witt Accusing Yin of Failing in her Duty as a Board Member (8:04) 6:30 – The school board meeting was called to order. TheContinue reading “April 4, 2022 Summary”

March 7, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Hiring an Assistant Superintendent (6:45), Ohlhaut Appointed as CFO (6:52), Bid Request for new Legal Counsel (6:56), Teacher and Staff Turnover (6:59) Access to Public Documents (7:09), Vote to Approve Mask Optional Policy (7:22), Feedback on the Jr/Sr HS Schedule (8:01) 6:31 – The school board meeting was called to order. The board wasContinue reading “March 7, 2022 Summary”