The Board of Education unanimously approved sharing feedback from District residents regarding the internal attendance boundary process with the committee at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug 13.
Legal counsel suggested the Board vote on this, Superintendent Dana Monogue noted. All prior and future communications will be shared with the committee. Monogue noted all feedback will be printed and personal information will be redacted and available in binders at each table at the committee's next meeting on Sept. 5. A link to the feedback will also be made available to committee members.
Board president Bob Green asked if Board members receive e-mails from residents that they forward them to Monogue, who will respond on behalf of the District.
In other news from Tuesday's meeting, which was moved from its usual Monday date to due mulitiple scheduling conflicts:
* The Board unanimously approved a land transfer from MCPASD to Wisconsin Heights.
Most of the property was in the Wisconsin Heights District, with less than 750 square feet worth about $7,400 in MCPASD. No students are involved and the land is unsuitable for future building. The property owner had requested the transfer and Wisconsin Heights administrators supported it as well.
* The Board approved Malina Piontek as the Independent Hearing Officer for the District for 2019-20. The Board discussed this at their regular meeting on July 23.
Cyra noted Piontek was recommended by other area districts and that she works in the area so she will be able to attend meetings. Monogue also noted Cyra and other District officials will present to the Board on potential changes to the hearing process at an upcoming meeting.
* The Board approved the agenda and the resolutions for the Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Sept. 16. Treasurer Bob Hesselbein will present.
* The Board approved the 2019-20 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction student nutrition contract. The Board is asked to approve the contract annually.
* The Board approved Anne Bauer, Paul Kinne and Todd Smith to serve on its legislative committee. Green noted any Board member can attend legislative meetings. Bauer also stressed the committee doesn't take political stances but wants to inform the Board about the impact legislative action has on MCPASD.
* The Board approved the continuation of the parochial school boundaries for busing for 2019-20.
Meanwhile, during her superintendent's report, Monogue noted some MHS athletic teams have begun tryouts and practice. Members of the MHS orchestra program will perform National Anthem at the Brewers-Astros game at Miller Park on Labor Day. The Education Foundation has received a bequest of $113,500, its largest donation ever.
MHS was ranked the No. 1 high school in Dane County, while Kromrey and Glacier Creek were ranked in the top four among middle schools and all six elementary schools were in top 10, according to the latest Niche.com rankings. Information Days started on Tuesday and run through Monday. The Transportation Department has drivers running bus routes in preparation for the new school year.
New teacher orientation will take place over two days next week. The Middleton Good Neighbor Festival is Aug. 23-25 and Monogue congratulated Director of Communications Perry Hibner for being one of four recipients of the Good Neighbor award this year. The Board meeting on Sept. 9 has been canceled.