School Board Meeting Summaries

Disclaimer: These summaries are my own personal views and opinions and do not represent the official positions or views of the WLCSC school board.

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January 9, 2023 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: New School Board Members (6:25); Leadership Election (6:31, 6:34, 6:35); Releasing Information Prior to School Board Meetings (7:08); Discussion of my Meeting Summaries (7:16) The following is my summary of the public school board meeting, not the official meeting minutes…

December 12, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Tabled policy 2432 (6:51); Summary of district priorities from survey (6:54); Increase in substitute pay (7:03); Retirement of orchestra teacher (7:05) 6:32 – The school board meeting was called to order. The board was asked to approve the agenda and…

November 14, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: 10 Year Capital Improvement Plan and recommendation for Happy Hollow Building (6:47); Discussion on West Lafayette School Education Foundation (7:27); Changes to Accounts Payable (7:39)  6:30 – The school board meeting was called to order. The board was asked to…

October 10, 2022 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Increasing Class Size (7:22); Demolishing Portion of Happy Hollow Discussed (7:35); Increase in Teacher Salary (7:50); School Calendars for 2023-24 and 2024-25 (8:02) 6:32 – The school board meeting was called to order. There was a moment of silence for…

September 21, 2022 Work Session/Public Budget Hearing

HIGHLIGHTS: Fiscal Plan (6:36); Enrollment and Transfer Students (6:42); State Funding –  Foundation and Complexity (7:30); Referendum Funding (7:38) 6:34 – There is no voting at work sessions and they announced that there would be no official minutes or recording. The…

September 12, 2022 Summary

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…

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);…

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…

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);…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 meetingsThe video and audio recording of January’s finance meeting were not postedSchool board members use…

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…

December 20, 2021 Summary

WLCSC Special School Board Meeting Summary Monday, December 20, 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Re-Hiring Ross Sloat as Interim Superintendent (5:32), Approval of the Superintendent Contract (5:33), Appointment of Shawn Greiner as Superintendent (5:42)  5:31 – Karpick called the meeting to order. He called…

December 13, 2021 Summary

Summary of WLCSC Public Hearing for Superintendent Contract Monday, December 13, 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Restricting Content of Community Comments (5:01), Contract Renewal Language (5:18), Superintendent Salary (5:24), Superintendent Evaluation (5:41), Search Process (5:46) 5:00 – Karpick started the hearing on the superintendent…

December 6, 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Superintendent Search Process (6:44); Comments from the audience (6:56 & 7:23); Covid Update (7:08); High Teacher Turnover (7:13) 6:29 – Every seat was filled and there were people lined up outside the door. I counted about 70 in the audience…

November 1, 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Teacher Contracts and Incentive Pay Question (6:40); School Calendar and School Board Confidentiality (6:52); Employee Health Clinic (7:01); Superintendent Search Update (7:16); High Attorney Fees (7:19) 6:31 – Karpick called the meeting to order. He called for a vote to…

October 4, 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Construction Update (6:46); Over-Borrowing and Use of Surplus Bond Funds (7:00); Decrease in Enrollment (7:16); Superintendent Search Update (7:22); Health Clinic for Staff (7:25) 6:31 Karpick called the meeting to order. He called for a vote to approve the revised…

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