Board Briefs

April 26, 2021

Board Meeting Details

The April 26th regular board meeting was held both on site at the District Office and remotely via Zoom. Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, only 10 people were permitted inside the boardroom at any given time, observing proper physical distancing and wearing face coverings. Members of the public could listen/observe the meeting by logging in to a designated Zoom webinar. For open/community participation, a laptop was set up in the District Office to accommodate live public comment. The district also created a dedicated voicemail line for public comment.

Teacher Recognition

Some of our teachers have had to literally "roll" with all the changes this year, and we couldn't be more grateful for everything they do. Eric Steckling, Director of Communications, offers a unique perspective on what teaching on a cart looks like with a short video presentation.

Foran Traveler: A Teacher Rolling With the Changes

Teacher Presentation -- Wilmot

Sara Rosheger, 1st grade teacher at Wilmot Elementary School, presents to the Board about the Guest Readers program.

Community Participation Relative to Matters on the Meeting Agenda

There were no voicemails recorded and no live speakers were present.

Superintendent's Report

Mr. Simeck says his entry plan is coming along nicely. He has visited each of the buildings. He has conducted interviews with all BOE members, including the two incoming members. He has created a new school board member orientation process.

He said it has been great to see everyone thriving despite the unusual circumstances and that in his travels it feels more and more like regular school.

He said in the coming weeks, he will be meeting with district administrators and building leaders, along with touring the entire physical plant of the district with the head of Buildings & Grounds.


9.1. Freedom of Information Requests (Policy 2:250)

None were presented.

9.2. Olson Transportation Contract Renewal

Mr. Himebaugh presented the contract renewal with Olson Transportation to handle the district's busing services.

9.3. Installation of Cameras on Buses

Ms. Ford talked about the need to have cameras for contact tracing purposes, student discipline issues, and investigatory purposes.


Consent Agenda

Meeting minutes were approved.

Personnel items were approved.

Bills for payment were approved.

Destruction of Closed Session Audio was approved.

10.2. Action to Affirm/Reverse/Modify Student Discipline (student 2021-1)

The action was approved.

10.3. Recommendation of Request to Dispose, Sell or Recycle Surplus Goods

The recommendation was approved.

10.4. Recommendation to Appoint Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer

The recommendation was approved.

10.5. March Quarterly Treasurer's Report

The report was approved.

10.6. Recommendation to Approve Contract for Director for Learning

The recommendation was approved.

10.7. Recommendation to Approve Contract for District Coordinator for Student Services

The recommendation was approved.

10.8. Recommendation to Approve Contract for Director for Student Services

The recommendation was approved.

10.9. Recommendation to Purchase Cameras for Buses

The recommendation was approved.

Committee Reports

There were no reports presented.

Open Community Participation

There were no speakers present.

Board/Superintendent Other

Dr. Filippi presented a recommendation from the administration to continue holding virtual meetings for the time being due to the constraint and strain placed on the technology & buildings and grounds departments during the school year.

The meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

Upcoming School Board Meetings

Monday, May 3, 2021 @ 7pm -- Special Board Meeting (board reorganization)

Monday, May 24, 2021 @ 7pm -- Regular Board Meeting