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Erlandson thanks summer school staff


August 8, 2019

Superintendent, Cliff Thompson started off the school board meeting on July 22, 2019 by speaking about summer school leadership and recognizing Dr. Scott Erlandson, Middle School Assistant Principal who is soon retiring and has been in charge of summer school.

“We want to thank him for leading our summer school program,” said Thompson.

Dr. Erlandson also sent along a note that Thompson read during the meeting, “Thank you to the outstanding summer school teachers, teaching assistants, nursing staff, office staff and custodians who have worked together to allow our students to have a great experience.”

Thompson went on to talk about preparing for the transition of the new superintendent and welcoming new teachers to the district. There will be a two day in service for teachers on August 19 and 20. On August 20 there will be an informal luncheon for certified staff and Thompson extended the invitation to board members to attend the informal luncheon.

District registration is online July 18 – August 1, 2019.

“We have found that there is less and less need as we go online to have in person registration,” said Thompson. “This year we did hold two in person days and the goal is to touch as many families but do it in a way that maximizes fiscal leadership while still maintaining maximum service to our families.”

A donation for $8,900 from the Women on a Mission was given to the Community Center for kitchen appliances and renovation.

At the end of the meeting during public comments, Sauk City resident, Mark Fry addressed the board and encouraged them to share upcoming plans for the school district with more community members before the surveys go out in September. He said, “In terms of the recreation conversation that is going on with the school district and the public, one of the items in the plan is the high school pool, which is outdated and old. I learned at the last meeting that there is a conversation and talk about closing the outdoor pool when a new high school pool is built. I use the pool a lot and talking to other parents, they were largely unaware of the possibility that the outdoor pool could close once a new high school pool us built. I encourage the board to spend some time educating those who use the outdoor pool, to put up information on the bulletin board at the pool with plans. I’m concerned that the pool season will be over before the survey goes out to the community and it won’t be on people’s minds.”

He continued, “I know the plans are still a work in progress but people should have a better understanding on the possible plans that may affect them in the future. The outdoor pool is a very safe place to get into the water. As someone who grew up here, I know many people who have drowned in the [Wisconsin] River and many years ago, the board made a commitment to have a safe place for kids and the community go to so they will not swim in the river. Maybe there could be some education at the outdoor pool so that people who may wish to express their feelings can do so to the deciders, so we can have a better educated conversation.”


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