Monday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.


Public Comment: As part of the regular meeting, the Board will accept comments from members of the public. Written comments for the regular board meeting should be submitted via email to up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Comments must not exceed 250 words and must include the name and address of the commenter. Comments that do not meet these criteria or otherwise do not comply with the Board's public comment policy will not be read. 

Risk Prevention

Essential to a quality education for all students is quality prevention programming. "Prevention" in this context refers to programming and services that help to reduce the incidence of risky youth behaviors, thereby increasing the likelihood of youth developing to their fullest potential. Traditionally the term "prevention" in schools has been associated with preventing alcohol and other drug abuse (often abbreviated as AODA - or ATODA to specifically include "tobacco"). Although AODA reduction is a key focus of prevention programming work, research supports using the term "prevention programming" in broader contexts relating to other risk-related topics such as bullying and harassment, depression and mental health, and overall wellness concerns.

Stoughton Area School District is committed to prevention programming that identifies and removes obstacles to health and achievement, as well as builds support for lifelong success. Such programming includes:

  • creating a positive school climate where all individuals feel respected and valued;
  • increasing access to information necessary for healthy decision-making;
  • insuring drug-and alcohol-free schools and youth activities;
  • working with the community to create and maintain an environment which supports healthy youth development.


Keli Melcher
Director of Student Services

Sarah MacFarland

Inclusion Support Teacher



Amy Ruck

Inclusion Support Teacher



Jenny Geishert

Administrative Assistant