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Crivitz High School Ranked 56th of Over 500 Schools
At the Crivitz School Board meeting on May 17, High School Principal Jeff Baumann, read a report from US News & World Report about their annual rating of high schools in the nation.
This year, Crivitz High School ranked 56 out of the over 500 high schools who were part of the rankings in Wisconsin. Crivitz was the only area school that ranked that high. Higher rankings were by Sevastopol and Wrightstown. Only six gold medal ratings were awarded in Wisconsin, and Crivitz was one of only 64 others to earn a silver rating. The rankings were based off the statistics for ACT scores, career and college readiness, and graduation.
Election of officers took place. Re-elected to serve again are Mike Dama as President, Cory Sotka as Vice President, Kris Heidewald as Clerk and Lyle Cherry as Treasurer.
Ezra Gruszynski and Crivitz Pharmacy were recognized and thanked for their generous donation of $5,991 for the purchase of hurdles for the track program.
Also present at the meeting was Spanish teacher Mrs. Diaz who gave an update regarding the trip to Europe. There will be six stops, London, Paris, Provence, Barcelona, Madrid and back to the U.S. in New York. The school will use Explorica Travel.
Superintendent Patrick Mans presented the preliminary budget for the 2017/2018 school year and stated a great deal remains unknown due to it being a state budget year. The Governor proposed a budget which includes an increase in categorical (non-revenue limit building) aid to school in the amount of $200 per pupil the first year and $204 per pupil the second year of the biennium.
The proposed budget also includes a $100 per pupil increase to sparsity aid bumping it up to $400 per pupil. Additionally, there is a proposal increasing the high cost transportation aid. The state legislature is still working with the budget so exactly what will ultimately be given to the Governor is to be determined. Mans stated that to be on the safe side the projected budget will be based on current sparsity aid of $300 per pupil and an increase in categorical aid of $100 per pupil for 2017 and 2018.
Among resignations and appointments of staff members, IT Technician Bryan Anderson tendered his resignation as did Varsity Football Assistant Coach Jeff Ott. Taylor Brown was approved as the Community Education Tumbling Assistant. A list of Community Education soccer coaches and of Elementary Volunteer/ Chaperones were approved. The Health Room Assistant Position was made a permanent part time position.
The board accepted bids for computer replacement and Chromebook replacement which were let for bid at the April meeting. The bids submitted by CDW-G in the amounts of $23,265 for computers and $18,960 for Chromebook were accepted. A bid from Wire Technologies in the amount of $20,901.71 for a new PA system for the Elementary School was also approved.
Other items scheduled for action were part-time full year support staff paid vacation of five 4-hour days. The High school summer school classes and staff was approved, as were the renewal of the Workers' Compensation and General Liability & Property Insurance through 3M and the TRITON (a consortium between a group of local school districts to provide students with ITV, online, and blended coursework) agreement.