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Granton School Board Hears Update on Spring Election

Friday, January 14th, 2022 -- 11:00 AM

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The Granton School Board heard an update on the 2022 Spring Election.

Dennis Kuehn has filed candidacy paperwork for the Spring Election on April 5th. He will be running unopposed. The Board approved a motion to set the space available for open enrollment students as outlined in an addendum presented by school administration to meet Special Education Open Enrollment capacity requirements as mandated by state statute.

The Board also approved the WIAA Cooperative Agreement for Cross Country with Neillsville for the 2022-23 school year. The Board also approved the Electronic Arts Sports Team as presented following a presentation by Jesse Schwingle, Instructional Technology Coach & Esports Liaison from CESA 10.

The Board also approved new course offerings for the 2022-23 school year, as presented. The new classes include Band Appreciation and Arts and Crafts. Calendar options for the 2022-23 school year were presented by District Administrator James Kuchta. The Board asked that a resolution to start school prior to September 1 be put on the February agenda.

District Administrator James Kuchta presented information on hiring protocol. Cheryl Steinbach resigned from the School Board, effective January 5th. Board member Paul Knoff was elected as Treasurer.

Also, the District Administrator evaluation process was discussed and, following executive session, the board accepted the resignation from Bethany Franklin as part time Special Ed teacher and thanked her for her service.

For the Spotlight on Education, Amy Hanna, Middle School Teacher, presented information on Middle School Forward scores and how it is part of the Granton School Report Card. The Granton Area School District Report Card, Granton Elementary Report Card and the High School Report Card all achieved a level of Four Stars, Exceeds Expectations. She focused primarily on the area most heavily weighted on the report card which is the area of Growth.

For Students of the Month, Elementary is Riley Thompson Dekorte, Middle School Allyson Butterfield, and High School is Wyatt Carver. They are recognized for the character trait of Curiosity. Staff of the Month is Steve Rowe. He is recognized for the character trait of Curiosity.

Student Council Representative Tori Seif reported on FFA activities, basketball games, Homecoming activities, and Visioneers Club activities. The Board also heard the Administrators’ Reports. Principal Amanda Kraus updated the board on Elementary Testing Boot Camp, Regional Forensics competition to be hosted by Granton on February 15th, Elementary Enrichment Club starting January 11th, and the new shortened COVID protocol being followed for isolation and quarantine.

Superintendent James Kuchta updated the board on information including the GCCCC Monthly Report, Strategic Plan Action Team Updates including a Steering Committee Meeting and update for all five Action Teams planned for February 1st, facilities update for the $1.6 million HVAC project-so far work completed is ahead of schedule and under budget, school bus inspections and all noted defects on the state inspection report have been corrected, Special Ed Self-Assessment-has been completed and is in compliance, work will continue through 2022 on updates and corrections, and proposed parking lot project update.

Thank you cards to the Board were received from Kimberly Ganther, Andy Radloff, Annette Woller, Megan Utecht, Kay Heiting, James Kuchta, Alison Painter and Robby and Sheila Roehl.


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