November 6th Richland School Board Meeting

The Richland School District Board of Education heard a presentation and held discussion on developing teacher/employee compensation packages.

The presentation was led by Bob Butler from the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. A number of components make up the process which include a summary of district compensation plans throughout the state, and comparing current compensation packages to what other businesses in the area are paying. Butler said whatever program is put together must be sustainable. In order to make it work, it has to focus on the districts goals. It is an extensive process that could take anywhere from nine months to two years. The cost varies according to the amount of effort the district wants to put into it and the length of time it takes.

The board also discussed a new policy on the agenda for its first reading dealing with bullying. After much discussion, all members of the board were in favor of sending it back to the policy committee to make sure it specifically states the policy can be enforced 24/7 and will be dealt with as much as legally possible.

The Richland School Board also approved gifts for the 2017-18 school year which included: the gift of $3,000 from Premier Co-op and CHS Energy Partnership/Propane School Bus Project to the school district; a bird feeder and seed from Chet’s Feed & Seed to Doudna Elementary; a contribution from Peter Walsh to the Business Enterprise class at the high school; and a donation of rocks from Richland Center Redi-Mix and D&P Enterprises for the Doudna Rocks Garden Project at Doudna Elementary. Two grant proposals of $300 each from the Wisconsin Beef Council were also approved for the RCHS and RMS Ag Departments.

In other action the board approved the district goals for 2017-18. They are: Instruction, Safety, Technology, and Site Management. Board member Brady Doudna was appointed as the Acting Clerk for the Board of Education; and the bid for snow plowing and salting from Bindl Snowplowing for the current school year was also approved.

It was also announced at Monday's (Nov. 6th) Richland School Board meeting that the next meeting scheduled for November 20th at Doudna Elementary will be held at the high school instead.