BOARD BRIEF – December 6, 2016

District Administrators’ Reports

Tracy Donich, Director of Curriculum and Instruction reported on the following:

  • In collaboration with teacher leaders, TWC staff is working within the Curriculum Review Process and Cycle, to develop world class programming for TWC students.
  • Each curriculum team has a yearlong goal with action plans broken into achievable steps for monitoring recent implementations.
  • Student learning is monitored via screening measures, and adjusting curriculum and/or instruction responsively.

Michelle Garven, District Administrator was not at the meeting, however reported on the following in her written report:

  • Calendar
    • The leadership team continues to work on next years calendar. We anticipate bringing our calendar recommendations to the January 17, 2017 Board Meeting. We do not anticipate many changes for next year, however we will be adding one additional paid training day for all Special Education Staff before school begins. This new day is necessary to update all SPED personnel on the changes in the law, and to insure that they receive the specialized training necessary to work with specialized instruction.
  • Compensation and Recognition Plan Update
    • The Leadership Team has been working with our Cesa 2 consultants to develop possible outcome measures for consideration. Here are several examples of some of the information the team is putting together based on our work thus far:
  • Facilities Study Update
    • Several meetings have been held with Cesa 10 to plan, organize and facilitate a smooth facilities study.
    • The Leadership Team has been pleased with the process thus far and look forward to setting up Systems and Priorities Goals and Actions Plans for safety, budgeting and short and long term maintenance projects based on this important work.
  • School Board Election
    • We have had four community members stop in to pick up candidate packets. Copies of the booklet “Guide for Candidates” from WASB are still available for candidates.

Board Member Comments

  • Lynn Jaeger mentioned that Gateway to Technology- Project Lead The Way was a wonderful program and it helped high school students gain credits toward college, which in the long run saves parents/students money toward tuition. He also mentioned students need to know that just because they have a degree, it does not mean they will get a job in that field. The Counselors need to better prepare students for degrees.

Committee Reports

  • Building & Grounds - November 30, 2016
    • Dean Troyer mentioned the Committee discussed using the Gator as much as possible until we do a needs assessment
    • Pat Elrod informed the Board there was asbestos in the tiles in the front bathroom. It was discussed as part of a 5-year remodel plan previously. He also mentioned the roof over the east and south side of the small gym and over the cafeteria 173 was leaking.

New Business

  • Action Items Approved –
    • Facility Usage Requests for Faith Lutheran Church and Club W
    • The Board tabled the request from Salem United Methodist Church until the February meeting so that policy could be reviewed.

Citizens Comments

  • Lynn Jaeger asked if anyone uses the wrestling mats that were purchased by the District. Mr. Gavlin stated we will have our own wrestling club in the Spring.