Committee Mtgs – Sep 14, 2015

Three WGSD committee meetings were held on Monday, September 14th. They are Policy & Curriculum, Personnel & Finance, and Technology. You can watch specific portions of each meeting using the list of topics and the corresponding time stamps below.

Many of these same items will be discussed and voted on this Monday at our regular school board meeting for September. Public documents for meetings can be viewed at the WGSD BoardDocs website.

Posted by Matt Kranich on 9/18/2015
WGSD Parent and WGSD School Board Member

Policy & Curriculum Committee – Dawn Bleimehl (Chair)
Start – Review of policies 120 and 130 (district legal description and school board elections)
04:56 – Review of policies 141 and 151 (board officer duties and policy development)
12:00 – Review of policies 165.1 (board member conflict of interest)
14:42 – New Policy 112.1 – Strategic Planning
16:58 – Matt Kranich request to discuss, at the next committee meeting,  a special opportunity to hear community concerns related to the WGSD curriculum standards that are the Common Core standards
30:00 – Superintendent Brzinski’s explanation of our current process for community members to share concerns about district standards and curriculum
38:44 – Alternative ways to address incorrect community beliefs about WGSD curriculum and the Common Core standards
41:00 – Kathy Hoppe, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, comments about the difference between standards, materials, and use of materials.

Personnel & Finance Committee – Matt Kranich (Chair)
44:50 – Monthly budget and check ledger review
45:40 – Change in agent of record for insurance
46:30 – 2015-16 Budget Recommendation – School Tax Levy Freeze

Technology Committee – Tom Hoffman (Chair)
54:10 – Chromebook Deployment – On Schedule
56:50 – Kannan Heath, Technology Administrator, Presentation – Addressing District Network Needs (phone system, wireless connections, redundancy, CAT 5 vs CAT 6)
1:09:40 – Superintendent Brzinski’s summary and board questions/comments

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