Following are summaries of action taken at School Board meetings during the summer of 2018
June 18, 2018
A Teacher Expertise (TE) option within educator effectiveness evaluation system was introduced, and 43 teachers participated in it. The TE option shifts the focus from a checklist of artifacts to a process that is directly focused on teaching and learning growth and driven by the teacher’s self-assessment of practice. Teachers grow by targeting specific skills that are analyzed through video recordings, peer observation and peer discussion within a comprehensive teaching framework. The district will expand the option in 2018-19 to educational specialists and administrators. Some 107 educators have indicated that they will participate in the option as a way to individualize and personalized professional growth.
In curriculum business, the School Board approved: revised curriculum documents for grades K-8 science, grades 8-12 business education, grades 6-12 applied engineering and technology; new curriculum documents for oral and interpersonal communication, drama in literature and production, performance conditioning 1 & 2; and curriculum resources purchases for grades 6-7 science.
Several reports and requests were approved including those regarding district interventions, membership in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, Hamilton High School co-curricular and Hamilton and Templeton student handbooks.
After meeting School Board policy requirements, early graduation requests of John Enneking in June 2019 and Isabella den Hond in June 2020 were approved.
- Resignations: Templeton paraprofessional Jennifer Collins, Maple Avenue paraprofessional Molly Zajac and Marcy paraprofessional Sarah Kahlcheuer
- Appointments: Hamilton – Templeton physical education Joshua Neary and Marcy grade 4 replacement teacher Erica Carlson
June 28, 2018
- Resignations: Woodside teachers Elizabeth Berry, grade 4, and Brian Siegel, grade 3
- Appointments: Templeton building & grounds assistant manager Eduardo Navarro, district maintenance Brian Wissbeck, Hamilton special service paraprofessional Adam Maciejewski, Hamilton world languages – French teacher Rachel Wenndt as of January 21, 2019, Maple special education teacher Amy Kelly and Hamilton entrance monitor paraprofessional Nancy Holzem.
- The School Board approved following total aggregate salary compensation adjustments for the 2018-19 school year to: administrators, 2.39 percent; confidential support staff, 2.45 percent; administrative assistants, cooks, associate kitchen employees, custodial and maintenance staff, and paraprofessionals, 2.5 percent.
- A contract for 2018-20 for the district administrator was approved.
- 2018-19 Non-Group salary recommendations were approved.
July 16, 2018
Approved were 2018-19 academic standards and management plan for students with life-threatening allergies.
- Resignations: Lannon literacy interventionist Susan Klawans, Templeton special service paraprofessional April Elsesser and Hamilton custodian Steve Pelzman
- Retirements: Maple Avenue cook Betty Baatz, effective July 2, 2018 and Business Office payroll executive assistant Kim Krimmer, effective Jan. 2, 2019
- Appointments: Woodside grade 1 teacher Amanda Desmarais, and Templeton special service paraprofessional Michelle Mattheis
August 20, 2018
After taking the oath of office at a special meeting on July 16, Rebecca Zingsheim was welcomed at the Aug. 20 School Board meeting. School Board president Gabe Kolesari congratulates her after she was officially sworn in.
No students on the Open Enrollment waiting list will be accepted into the district for the 2018-19 school year due to space availability.
School Board members toured the construction progress of the newly renovated applied engineering and technology area.
Updates on the new teacher induction and coaching program and district facilities safety were provided to the School Board.
School Board committee assignments were made and they are:
- Personnel Committee – Dawn Van Aacken, chair, Jennifer Waltz, Rebecca Zingsheim with Brian Schneider, alternate;
- Buildings and Grounds & Finance Committee – Jay Jones, chair, Mike Hyland, Brian Schneider with Rebecca Zingsheim, alternate;
- Legislative Liaison – Rebecca Zingsheim;
- CESA #1 liaison – Gabe Kolesari with Rebecca Zingsheim, alternate;
- Facilities Committee – Mike Hyland, Brian Schneider, Dawn Van Aacken and Jennifer Waltz;
- Strategic Planning Team – Dawn Van Aacken, Jennifer Waltz;
- SWSA – Michael Hyland with Rebecca Zingsheim, alternate.
- Resignations: Templeton special services paraprofessional Kerry Wagner, Woodside special services paraprofessional Beth Lassiter, Maple Avenue special services paraprofessional Bethany Walker, Marcy special services paraprofessional Kimberley Mittelstaedt, Maple Avenue special services paraprofessional Jennifer Weisgerber, Lannon guidance counselor Lynda Pesch, Woodside associate kitchen employee Sarah Akin and Templeton associate kitchen employee Laura Anders.
- Appointments: Templeton technology integration resource teacher Laura Busch, Templeton special services paraprofessional Casey Chopp, Woodside grade 4 teacher Barbara Leach, Maple Avenue reading specialist Tamera Harpster, Lannon literacy interventionist Elizabeth Berry, Marcy special services paraprofessional Stacy See, Lannon grade 3 replacement teacher Jaclyn Weiss, Marcy paraprofessional Ireland Andrews, Woodside grade 2 teacher Nicole Welter, Lannon grade 5 replacement teacher Michael Schramek, Lannon physical education teacher Molly Wirnsberger, Maple Avenue paraprofessional Susan McMahon, Woodside special services paraprofessional Michella Morgan, Marcy special services paraprofessional Sara Viloria, and Templeton special education teacher Jessica Foderaro
- Contract modifications: Templeton choral teacher Megan Menzel, Lanon technology integration resource teacher Julie Kleist, Woodside physical education teacher Benjamin Lena and Marcy art teacher Katie Cormican.
- Revised Employee Handbooks for 2018-19 were approved.