Greetings Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Family,
Our School Board conducted a study session on Monday, May 6, 2013. At this study session we had productive discussions about our district budget, district leadership, the possibility of a school resource officer, athletic punch cards and upcoming athletic coaches hirings.
Currently our district budget is in a healthy place due to outstanding financial management, the passage of an operating levy and several other factors. We discussed the revised budget and preliminary budget for our next fiscal year.
District leadership was reviewed. The District currently has a K-12 Principal, K-6 Dean of Students/Activities Director/Community Education Director and a Superintendent. There was discussion of expanding this to a K-6 Principal/Community Education Facilitator, 7-12 Principal/Curriculum Development Director and a Superintendent.
There is a federal grant available again that would put school resource officers in buildings throughout the United States. If the grant is approved the District would be responsible for a portion of the cost. In the beginning 12.5% and at the end 50%. After the final year of the grant, the District would have to decide if continuing with 100% of the cost is appropriate and fits within our District budget.
It was discussed to begin providing athletic punch cards for families to purchase at the beginning of each year/athletic season. This would eliminate families from having to have cash on hand for each event. They would be allowed to purchase a specified amount of events and have their punch card 'punched'.
At the regular Board meeting in May, the Board will be approving contracts for our Fall and Winter Head Coaches. This is a bit of a change in practice. The rationale behind the change is to have coaches approved before the start of an athletic season and provide our parents and coaches a head coach throughout the summer events.
As you can tell, our School Board Study Session was extremely productive filled with enriching conversation and education. If you have any questions, please contact me directly.
With Highest Regards,
Bill Adams, Superintendent