The Board, as a representative body of the District, wishes to provide an avenue for citizens to express interest in, and concerns for, the schools. Accordingly the public is invited to attend the Board meetings.

Regular meetings of the Board are held to conduct the business of the District. As such, they are not public meetings but meetings held in public in accordance with Wisconsin statutes. Meetings may be closed to the public for executive sessions to discuss personnel matters which should be confidential by their very nature, or for other matters allowed by law which may not be appropriate for public announcement until fully developed. Any and all action taken is done in public meetings.

Advance notice of all Board meetings will be supplied to the public through local news media and community posting as specified by Wisconsin Statutes.

In order that the Board may fairly and adequately discharge its overall responsibilities, citizens who wish to make requests, presentations or proposals to the Board are requested to direct these in writing to the District Administrator who will administer them so that the following intent of the Board is accomplished: to allow everyone a fair and adequate hearing,

to allow the District Administrator to take action when appropriate, to recommend action to the Board, or to ensure that time so devoted does not interfere with the fulfillment of the Board’s responsibilities.

Citizens may present questions or comments at the time scheduled on the agenda of each regular meeting. Consistent with the Board’s responsibility for conducting the business of the District in an orderly and efficient manner, public presentations may be regulated. Comments and questions at any meeting of the Board may deal with any topic related to the Board’s oversight of the District. But in public session, the Board will not hear personal complaints against employees, students or other individuals connected with the school system. The Board has adopted policies which allow for the consideration and disposition of legitimate complaints involving individuals. Citizen participation may be limited to 30 minutes, 15 minutes per subject, 5 minutes per individual.

The Board embraces technology whenever it is possible to enhance communication, to encourage maximum input as a means of strengthening the decision-making process, and to manage time in the most efficient way possible. Therefore, the Board will make use of technology, within the limits of State Statutes, for such possible activities as on-line meetings and forums.

The Board vests in its President authority to terminate the remarks of any individual when they do not adhere to the procedures established.

Legal Ref.: Wisconsin Statutes

Section 19.83 (Meetings of governmental bodies)
Section 19.84 (Public notice)

First Reading: February 16, 2010
Second Reading: March 2, 2010
Date Approved: March 2, 2010

For the Board: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member