Board Recognizes Teachers, Approves Chromebook Lease
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT — The Stevens Point Area Public School District School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019. The Consent Agenda, including previous minutes, the approval of monthly bills and employment recommendations was approved.
The recommendation to temporarily combine the Town of Sherry polling location with the Village of Milladore for voting purposes in the February 19, 2019 Primary Election was approved.
The recommendation to temporarily combine the Town of Grant polling location with the Town of Plover for voting purposes in the February 19, 2019 Primary Election was approved.
The Board received a report from the Directors of Elementary and Secondary Education detailing the Wisconsin School Report Cards, specifically, the District and individual school results.
The Open Enrollment Space Determination presented by the Director of Student Services for the 2019-20 School Year was approved as presented.
The 2019-20 calendar and 2020-21 draft calendar were approved as presented after minor adjustments from the first reading.
The Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc. Memorandum of Agreement for use of space to provide mental health therapist time district-wide was approved as presented.
Chromebook lease agreement with Trinity 3, LLC was approved as presented. Leasing provides the District with an effective method to annualize the cost of a large purchase and also to return or purchase the equipment at the end of the lease. The winning bid was awarded to Trinity3 based upon review of the following criteria: Price, prior experience in K-12 environments, service and warranty, and quality of the devices
Recently, the City of Stevens Point has implemented a new ordinance relative to vaping. Policy 5512, Use of Tobacco and Policy 5530, Drug Prevention were approved as presented and will be immediately implemented.
The WASB Policy and Resolutions Committee received and discussed numerous resolution suggestions from member boards. The Policy and Legislation committee reviewed the resolutions submitted by member school boards for consideration at the January Delegate Assembly annual meeting and were approved by the Board as presented.
The district is currently working with Neola to update all district policies. Updated versions of the 9000 Relations series and the 2000 Program series were presented for review and eventual approval by the School Board for implementation once all policy series have been reviewed and approved.
The Board also reviewed several remaining policies that will be presented for final approval in February.
The board voted unanimously to move into Closed Session per State Statute 19.85(c) considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility, specifically, review of administrative contracts including the contract of the Superintendent.
The next regular meeting of the school board will take place February 11, 2019 Bliss Educational Services Center.
The entirety of the school board meeting can be viewed online, www.pointschools.net.