RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 11/5/12 Board Retreat MinutesSCHOOL DISTRICT OF RIVER FALLS
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RIVER FALLS
Board of Education Retreat Meeting Minutes
November 5, 2012
The special scheduled meeting of the River Falls Board of Education was called to order on Monday, November 5, 2012, at 6:02 p.m. by President Johnson Myers in the River Falls District Office conference room, 852 E Division Street. It was ascertained that notice of the meeting had been properly posted at the appointed locations, published in The River Falls Journal and announcements sent to WEVR Radio Station, the Pioneer Press, and the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.
President Stacy Johnson Myers, Vice President Dennis Behnke, Treasurer Manville Kenney, and members Rich Gerczak, Mike Miller, and Alan Tuchtenhagen were present. Clerk Barbara Kolpin and Student Board Rep Maura Watson were absent. Also present were Superintendent Tom Westerhaus, Finance and Facilities Director Chad Smurawa, Director of Academic Services Mike Johnson, Director of Personnel Donna Hill, Director of Student Services Jackie Steinhoff, Information Technologies Supervisor Brian Dado, Education Specialist Darrell Anderson, Administrative Assistant Darlene MacBride and Reading Specialist Barb Anderson.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Behnke moved, seconded by Tuchtenhagen that the Agenda be approved as presented. Motion carried unanimously (6-0).
PAPERLESS BOARD MEETINGS
MacBride gave a brief presentation regarding the rationale for paperless Board meetings. Board members discussed processes and timelines for implementing paperless board meetings.
Darrell Anderson, Brian Dado, and Mike Johnson reviewed the possible use of technology for instruction in our classrooms. Board discussion included budget, connectivity, one-to-one technology, staff development, parent training, consistency across the district, student assessment, equal wireless access by parent/students in homes, timelines for implementation, and ethics of technology.
Academy Committee Co-Chairs Mike Miller and Elaine Baumann reviewed the work of the Academy Building Advisory Committee to update the School Board. The Board responded to questions that the Academy Committee asked regarding sale options, historical registry, leasing options, and program relocation.
ESTABLISH BOARD GOALS FOR 2012-13
The School Board considered the following areas for Board goals for the 2012-13 school year:
* Implement paperless board meetings through use of technology prior to April 2013,
* Research sustainable financial structures and timelines to support implementation of a learning management system and one-to-one technology,
* Build and share School Board knowledge of alternative compensation for employees, including a Board workshop.
President Johnson Myers declared the meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.
Barbara E Kolpin, Clerk
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