Wautoma School Board decides to keep private bus transportation services
At the March 11 Wautoma Area School Board meeting at Redgranite Elementary School, Redgranite, the Board of Education decided to continue their private bus transportation services.
Earlier this year, the school board received two replies to the Request For Proposal’s that were sent out to various bus transportation services. When the bids came back, the numbers were higher than many of the board members anticipated. District Administrator Tom Rheinheimer suggested to the board to continue as is with their transportation services privately owned by the district and the board agreed.
Rheinheimer noted that he appreciated the Board for all the hard work they have done with making sure the Wautoma area has great transportation services. Board President Ross Peterson added that there has never been a complaint about the transportation services, and that is in part due to the drivers.
Parkside Assistant Princ-ipal Michael Klieforth announced that for the first time Parkside will be having a musical. The students have been working diligently, and on Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Wautoma, the community can see the end result of all that hard work.
In other news, the board approved:
•February 2019 Treas-urer’s Report
•Increase in teacher base pay on the Teacher Alternative Compensation Scale.
•One-time additional bump for all teachers on the Teacher Alternative Compensation Scale.
• 2019-20 CESA 5 Contract for Services
•2019 Summer Program Budget
• Category B Fieldtrips for the High School FBLA State Competition in Green Bay, the Middle School FBLA State Competition in Green Bay, and the State SkillsUSA in Madison. Parkside Principal Deb Premo noted that this is the first year the Middle School has done FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), and nine students will be going to State.
•Redgranite Air Cond-itioning Gym Project
•New Course Proposals: Grade 7 Health, Grade 6 Business and Informational Technology, and AP Physics.
•New staff members: Daniel Brust as Non-District Volunteer, High School Baseball Coach; Jason Boquist as Non-District Assistant Golf Coach; 2019 summer crew; A+ After School Program Assistant; Steven Dunn as Non-District Volunteer, Middle School Baseball Coach; Larry Keller as Non-District Volunteer, Middle School Baseball Coach.
A work meeting will be held on Monday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wautoma High School Distance Learning Lab, and the regular monthly meeting will be held on Monday, April 8 at 6:15 p.m. in the Wautoma High School Library.