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”

February 7, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: DEI update (6:43), Covid Quarantine Policy Change (6:57), Covid Sick Bank for teachers and staff (7:12), First Saturday Feedback Sessions (8:11) 6:33 – The school board meeting was called to order. The board was asked to approve the agenda and the minutes from the January 10, 2022 regular meeting and organizational meeting. Voted 7Continue reading “February 7, 2022 Summary”

Responses (January 2022)

After the January meeting, I emailed 3 topics of concerns to the school board: School board meetings are scheduled on the same evening as city council meetings The video and audio recording of January’s finance meeting were not posted School board members use personal email accounts for school business rather than school email accounts TheContinue reading “Responses (January 2022)”

January 10, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Legal Services Cost (7:05), Covid Update (7:31), Employee Turnover (7:37), Teacher Classroom Supplies Fund (7:48), First Saturday Feedback Sessions (7:50), Robert’sRules of Order Violations (8:18) 6:31 – This school board meeting was split into three parts: the organizational meeting, the regular meeting, and the board of finance meeting. Karpick began the organizational meeting. YinContinue reading “January 10, 2022 Summary”