(Per Wis. Stat. § 19.84(2)) SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTER 215 PINE AVENUE E., MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN MONDAY, MAY 22, 2023, 5:45 P.M.

This meeting will be live-streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCq2Z68-Z717wExwN1mChOQ/streams

AGENDA

1. OPENING ITEMS

A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

C. Pledge of Allegiance and Reading of Mission Statement

 

D. Agenda Order and Approval/Revision

E. Recommendations and Commendations

F. Community Communications I

I. PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA

A. Action to Approve Personnel Consent Agenda

 

1. Resignations/Retirements

2. Requests to Hire \

The motion was approved 7-0.

 

III. ACTION AGENDA ITEM

A. Approve Revised Summer School Pay Structure for 2023-2024

The pay structure was passed 7-0

IV. DISCUSSION ITEMS/POLICY REVIEW

A. SDMA Library Report

 

The Board will hear an update on Library Programming in the SDMA. - Brian Seguin

 

 

As the Board is aware, there have been some recent inquiries and public comments from a limited number of community members in the SDMA related to how materials are reviewed and selected, as well as how students access both physical and digital content within SDMA Libraries. 

 

Selection of Materials for Library Media Centers within the SDMA falls under Policy 361 Educational  Materials Selection and Evaluation.  In alignment with this policy the responsibility for this is delegated to the SDMA Library Media Staff.  In addition, as stated in the policy, should a district resident raise a concern about instructional materials used in the district's educational program, the board has delegated the responsibility for review of materials to a Reconsideration Committee made up of citizens and educators who make their decisions based upon careful study of the material in question.

 

Over the past year, SDMA library media staff have met to update the SDMA Library Plan, which was presented and approved by the board in 12/12/2022 and to review current practices to ensure they are up to date and in alignment with the expectations of policy 361.  In addition, staff have developed additional guidance documents that will be posted within all SDMA libraries and on the district website to help with communication and understanding of current selection practices.

 

Students in the SDMA are able to review items available within the SDMA Library system within Destiny Discover, the library catalog system, that is used to look up and request items within SDMA libraries. Students may also use SORA, the SDMA digital library platform, that houses e-books, e-magazines, and audio books. Both systems have parameters in place that limit checkout to approved grade level ranges.

The infographics referred to in the meeting are posted below as attachments.

B. Review Student/Parent Handbooks for 2023-2024

\C. Review Transportation Contract for 2023-2024

D. Review Preliminary Budget for 2023-2024

E. Discuss Cash Defeasance of Long Term Debt

F. Discuss Legislative Advocacy

G. Review Extracurricular Staff Contract Requests

H. Items Related to Next Meeting Dates, Board Committees, and Reports

V. ADJOURNMENT

A. Action to Adjourn

The agenda as noted above was posted more than twenty-four hours prior to the meeting date. The most up-to-date agenda information is available on the district website. This agenda is posted at the Menomonie Area School District Administrative Services Center, and on the district website at www.sdmanonline.com under the School Board link

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