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Greenwood School Board Hears School Operations Update

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 -- 9:01 AM


The Greenwood School Board heard a school operations update.

The Board received an update on contact tracing and quarantine procedures. The mask mandate for public transportation, this includes school buses, has been extended through March 2022. The Board reiterated its commitment to keeping students in school to the greatest extent possible. No changes to the plan were made.

The Board received additional information regarding the district offering reading teacher licensure. The Board directed administration to continue developing this opportunity.

The Board also approved a new Business Education Course, Computer Science Discoveries. The Board also received an update on ESSER funds and approved the bids from Complete Control Inc. for both the Elementary and High School HVAC digital control projects.

The Board also reviewed and amended the Lawn Mowing Bid information for 2022 and 2023. A request for bids will be posted before January 1st, 2022. The Board also received a 2021-22 budget update.

The Board also discussed the draft of the 2021-22 District Priorities and recommended changes will be brought back at the January meeting. The Board also received the NEOLA Policy Update 30-2. The first reading will be at the January meeting with the second reading scheduled for the February meeting.

The Board also discussed whether to provide Covid leave for staff, but no action was taken. The Board also accepted a donation for a Christmas meal, lunch, for all students and staff from Dallas and Lois Wuethrich.

They also approved a donation of $550 from Laura Metzger to provide up to 2 Letter Jackets to students. The Board also approved one volunteer and approved David Craven as a Substitute Teacher/Support Staff and Sadie Racine as a Substitute Support Staff.

The Board also heard a presentation. FFA members shared the highlights of their trip to the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis. The Board also heard the Committee Reports. Board Member Mark Shain provided the CESA 10 Report.

The Board also heard the Employee Relations Report. Board Member Jerome Krempasky reported that the committee is working on the 2022-23 school calendars, timing of Parent-Teacher Conferences, and increasing conference participation at the MS/HS level. Mark Shain also reported the Building and Grounds Committee met to review the bids for the HVAC digital controls projects at both schools.

The Board also heard the Administrators’ Reports. Elementary Principal Joe Green shared a possible all-staff professional development program for August 2022. The Board supported the continued planning of this event. Mr. Green also provided an update on the Outdoor Classroom and the Elementary Christmas concert is scheduled for December 17th at 1:30pm and elementary students will again do Christmas caroling in the community on December 22nd.

Athletic Director/Dean of Students Report Jenny Mayenschein shared the numerous awards earned by the 1-Act Play cast, crew and director, a report on winter sports participation was given, and an update on the Santa Project Day activities was provided.

District Administrator Todd Felhofer provided a review of several education related bills being discussed in Madison, the D/F report for the 1st quarter was shared, and the Crystal Apple program kicked-off on December 6th.

Finally, during the Communication from the Public portion of the meeting, a resident commented on the book Freakonomics and expressed concern that should the district implement any type of Covid-19 leave, that should not make distinctions between vaccinated and unvaccinated employees.

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