WELCOME TO A MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
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Your attendance at a meeting of the Waunakee Community School Board indicates your interest in public education for this district. Board members appreciate your interest and invite you to remain for the entire meeting with the exception of any scheduled executive session. You are requested to register as you enter the meeting.
When and where are meetings held?
Regular school board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the District Administration & Maintenance Center located located at 905 Bethel Circle. Special meetings are held periodically as necessary.
Who actively participates in board meetings?
All board members actively pariticipate in board meetings plus the district administrator, who is seated with the school board. He/she serves as an agent of the school board in the day-to-day operations of the district and assists the school board in a consultant capacity. The district administrator is the chief administrator of the school district. Although he/she enters into discussion about agenda items with the board, he/she does not vote. Other administrators are present and participate as needed in board meetings.
What happens at Board meetings?
At its regular meetings, the school board establishes or amends school policies and acts on recommendations presented by the administration and the staff on various matters including curriculum, personnel, finances, building maintenance, student activities and other aspects of school operations.
Are all Board meetings open to the public?
All board meetings are open to the public except for closed meetings (executive sessions) which are sanctioned by state law for the purpose of discussing matters as specified in Section 19.85 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Closed meeting purposes include negotiations and personnel matters, among other things.
Do members of the audience have an opportunity to speak?
A place on the regular board agenda (Public Comments) has been set aside for citizens to comment on agenda items. Citizens who wish to make a presentation on a specific matter are requested to arrange for agenda time by contacting the district administrator or Board President at least 48 hours before the meeting.
At the board meeting, citizens requesting to be heard shall state their name and address and indicate whether they are representing themselves or a group. The Board President may establish time limits and other guidelines for presentations and comments. Personnel complaints are not to be discussed in open session, but should, instead be taken to the district administrator and if not resolved they are to be discussed as part of an executive (closed) session of the board.