Friday Board Bulletin 2/17/17

Board Members:

It has been quite a week. The debate and swift passage of the collective bargaining reform legislation has dominated the news both locally and nationally. There is no doubt this bill makes sweeping changes to Chapter 20. We will discuss these items at our board meeting on Monday evening during an exempt session.
If you have begun reviewing the material for Monday evening, you have probably discovered that we have quite a long list of items to discuss and deliberate. These are very important conversations and I eagerly look forward to our dialogue. I invite you to thoughtfully review the items included so we can conduct our meeting as efficiently and thoroughly as possible. I will be instructing the administrators in attendance to be as concise as possible to afford you the opportunity to prioritize your work and deliberation.
Our highlights of the week include the state wrestling tournament and district basketball. At the writing of this memo, Taylan has pinned his second opponent and advances to the next round of competition. While Wes lost his first match, he wrestled back for his second and won. He has not yet wrestled today.
The girls basketball team has won their first two district games, extending their season with another game this evening in Janesville. The boys opened district play last night with a convincing win over Meskwaki and will play again on Tuesday evening.
The photo I am sharing this week is from a teacher leadership meeting held on Tuesday after school. Here you see our mentor teachers discussing their work with teachers that are new to the teaching profession.
Dr. Anthony D. Voss, Superintendent