THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee School Enrolls 89 in Summer School
Issue Date: July 18, 2019
Wausaukee--The Wausaukee Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, July 10th, was called to order by President Sandy Wojcik in the media center. Absemt was Eric Van Laanen. Community member, Roger Lanich spoke during the audience participation section regarding his concern involving the head coaching position for the boys basketball. Lanich stated he would like to see someone step into this roll who is not only dedicated to the students but also has knowledge of the sport.
Katey Ambrose, Summer School Principal began her presentation with an overall look at the program. There were 89 students enrolled, with an average attendance of 63 throughout the 15 days. Breakfast and lunch were served to all students for the duration. The public library collaborated with summer school and held their weekly summer program in the school's media center . This year's theme was "A Universe of Stories", and students took part in outer space activities and read space books.
Jared Deschane, newly appointed Administrator began his report on the CTE Incentive Grant. Wausaukee had one student that qualified for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Grant through DPI in the amount of $1,000. Deschane then took the Board on a tour to the NWTC welding and automotive conversion area pointing out the renovations that had taken place. To end his report, Deschane announced the School will host a Free lunch Wednesday, July 17th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Payant Park. "This is just one way the District can give back to the community. All are welcome."
Under Comments, the topic of marketing/advertising the college credits Wausaukee has to offer for their students. Board Member Bill Orlando stated, "We have students graduating high school and starting college as sophomores." The Board went on to discuss different ideas and opportunities to get this information out into Wausaukee's surrounding communities.
Moving on to new business, members reviewed summer bids including gasoline/diesel fuel, milk and snow removal/plowing. A total of three bids were submitted and approved were Krist Oil bid for the gasoline/diesel fuel, Dean Foods of Wisconsin for milk and J&R Enterprises of Wausaukee LLC for snow removal/plowing. The Board also approved the WASB (Wisconsin Association of School Boards) membership, student academic standards and pupil activity accounts and purpose. From there, the Board proceeded to the handbook updates.
The teacher, support staff and administrative handbooks were previously one document including three sections. In efforts to make the handbooks easier to understand and navigate through, they were separated. The beginning section of each handbook includes universal language where the majority of the recommended modifications from WASB were made. After discussion, the Board approved the Teacher Handbook, Support Staff Handbook and the Administrative Handbook.
The Board also approved the resignations on Megan Graetz as the National Honors Society Advisor and Melani Lindbeck as the School Social Worker. Lindbeck will relocate with her family to Gladstone, Mich. The Board thanked both for their hard work and dedication to the students of Wausaukee.
Moving forward, the Board began discussions on the possibilities of suspicionless randomized drug testing. No action was made, but more information will come in the future. The Board set the Meet and Confer meeting dates with staff as follows: Oct. 23rd, Jan. 15th, and April 15th. The Meet and Confer meetings give the staff the opportunity to sit down with Board members one-on-one to discuss ideas and suggestions for the district. Wrapping up new business, Steve Renikow was approved as the new assistant varsity football coach.
The Board then motioned to go into closed session to discuss the sale of school property. which was approved as discussed in closed session.