The Wild Rose School Board received a more in depth lesson on how the 2020-21 school year will start out on Sept. 1 during their Aug. 27 meeting.
Various safety precautions were put in place to help keep students and staff as healthy as possible due to COVID-19 and the need to get everyone back in the classrooms to start out the new year. Middle/high school principal Amanda Bronk showed special barriers to the Board which will be placed on desks in classrooms where social distancing may not be possible. Barriers for tables are a little different.
District Administrator Craig Hayes felt the in-service time held for the staff was successful. More time was spent in the classrooms so everyone could get used to the way things will look with safety procedures in place.
A lengthy presentation was given on revisions to the Wild Rose Educational Association Teacher and Wild Rose Educational Support Personnel handbooks because of the procedures put in place because of COVID-19. The handbook revisions were then approved.
A discussion was held on fall sports for the middle and high school students. After numerous conferences and such, it was decided that the CWC Conference, after guidelines by the WIAA, can begin football and volleyball practices on Sept. 7 and competitions on Sept. 21. These are the dates Hayes had suggested going with to see how things go health wise, and the Board approved of them. Cross Country started, co-oping with Wautoma.
The appointments of Brian Kwasny as the middle school social studies teacher, and Missy Weasner and Dawn Jewell as volunteer high school volleyball coaches were approved by the Board.
The Board took no action on a request for a leave of absence from Kay Kaus through Dec. 2020.
The next regular Board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, with a special meeting of the month to be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.