Board Bites

"Board Bites" are unofficial summaries of actions taken at school board meetings. Only meetings where the board took action are reported. The official minutes of each meeting are posted on the BoardDocs website.

All board meetings are recorded by video. To access these files, visit the SASD YouTube channel. Summaries are typically posted to the Board Bites site within 24-48 hours of each meeting.

Date (Each date is linked to the board agenda) Board Summary. Below is a brief summary of what was discussed at each board meeting.

August 7, 2023

1. Approval of a 1.0 FTE in EL 
2. Approval of updates to the Personnel Handbook
3. Approval of several policies
4. A presentation on Special Education Staffing going into the 23-24 school year

August 21, 2023

  1. Referendum Update and Timeline (Concept Drawings Included
    • Representatives from Findorff & EUA presented
  2. Board Passed Resolutions for submission to the WI Association of School Boards (WASB) Delegate Assembly
September 5, 2023 (First day of school)
  1. Approval of policies 

  2. District Administrator Evaluation

September 18, 2023 1. Discussion of District Goals & Change Management
2. Summer EXCEL 2023 presentation
3. Transition Program presentation
 
October 2, 2023 1. Intro to the Student Ambassadors 
2. Approve District Administrator Goals for 23-24 year

October 23, 2023

1.  Approval of the annual budget and tax levy

November 6, 2023

1.  Approval of the EAAS Master Contract
November 20, 2023 1. Declarations of an impasse of contract negotiations with the SEA
2. Approval of the SEA Master Contract
3. Discussion and removal of SASD’s name from one of the  WASB Resolutions
December 4, 2023 1. Possible Operational Referendum Timeline
2. Summary of Student Behavior
3. Follow up from the River Bluff evacuation
December 18, 2023 1. Staffing Assumptions
January 15, 2024 1. Open Enrollment Seat Approval
2. WASB Resolutions Direction
3. Operational Referendum Question Approved
February 5, 2024 1. Facilities Referendum Update 
2. Approval of policies
3. Critical Staffing Timeline with Operational Referendum
February 19, 2024 1. Move the April 1st Board meeting to April 8th 
2. Move a 1.0FTE 1:1 Nurse to a 0.5FTE 1:1 nurse and 1.0FTE Special Education EA
March 4, 2024 1. Approve staffing change of a 1.0FTE 1:1 Nurse to a 0.5FTE 1:1 nurse and 1.0FTE Special Education EA
April 8, 2024

1. Presented Proposed Staffing Plan for 24-25 school year
2. Business Honor Roll nominees

April 15, 2024

1. 24-25 SASD Staffing Plan discussion & approval

April 22, 2024

Board Reorganization Meeting

1. Election of Officers
2. Proposed 24-25 board meetings
3. Proposed Committee Assignments

May 6, 2024 1. Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Funds, the Establishment of an Escrow Account with Respect to and the Defeasance of Certain of the General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds
2. 5 Year Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Report
3. Review Fees: Meals; Facility Rental; Pool Rental; Pool Program; Pool Parties
4. Review Pool Employee Wages
 
May 20, 2024

1. Enrollment Projections Report - Applied Population Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sarah Kemp - Researcher

2. Two Resolutions were approved:

A. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ESCROW ACCOUNT WITH RESPECT TO AND THE DEFEASANCE OF CERTAIN OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATION CORPORATE PURPOSE BONDS, DATED MARCH 6, 2023 (2023-2024 FISCAL YEAR DEFEASANCE)

B. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ESCROW ACCOUNT WITH RESPECT TO AND THE DEFEASANCE OF CERTAIN OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATION CORPORATE PURPOSE BONDS, DATED MARCH 6, 2023 (2024-2025 FISCAL YEAR DEFEASANCE)

June 3, 2024

1. Greater Dane County Governance Consortium

2. Reviewed Committee Assignments

July 1, 2024           

1. Findorff Executive Summary Presented - Update on current and future construction

2. NEW Policy 2264 - NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION                  PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES

3. SASD's Greater Dane County School District Governance Consortium Membership   Approved