After being appointed to the Manawa Board of Education on Nov. 19, 2012, Randy Rosin has resigned from his position on the board. He had replaced Rob Karski, whose resignation was accepted by the board at its Oct. 29, 2012 meeting.
In an email to District Administrator Ed Dombrowski, Rosin stated he was resigning because he was “unable to dedicate enough time to the board to be an effective member.” Rosin cited increased work responsibilities and family demands. The email was sent Thursday, Jan. 24.
In the email, Rosin also stated he was “impressed with the board for the time and dedication they place in our school and I am thankful that I had an opportunity to see this commitment first hand.”
During the Curriculum Committee report, board member Corinne Zielke informed the board that the committee decided it was best to stay with the PLATO program the district is currently using. The committee had looked at two other programs, but decided it was best to stay with a program the district is already familiar with, and one that is currently filling the needs of the district.
“We didn’t see a need to fix something that wasn’t broken,” Zielke said.
The contract for the PLATO program is up for renewal. It is a year-to-year contract. The cost is $600 per license, and the district needs 10 licenses.
Director of Finance wage
Board Treasurer Paul Sturm reported to the board that representatives from the Weyauwega-Fremont School District met with the Finance Committee to discuss the 2013-2014 Director of Finance wage. The two districts pay the wage for Brian Adesso, director of finance for both districts.
Sturm said both districts agreed that the arrangement is working well, and that it benefits both districts. He said both districts will do their own performance evaluation. If the evaluations are positive, the pay increase will be determined by averaging the increase each district proposes.
Sturm also informed the board that the budgeting process has started for the 2013-2014 budget.
In items acted on by the board, it approved open enrollment slots for special education for 2013-2014. It approved the second reading of control and treatment of head lice / nits policy 451.31. It approved the first readings of: parent involvement policy 324.4, open enrollment policy 423, and administrative benefits policy 222.
The change to the administrative benefits policy involved adding the wording, “Earned but unused vacation will not be paid out upon the ending of employment for whatever reason, except in the District’s sole discretion.”
The board approved a band and chorus trip to New York City for high school students. The trip will take place in the spring of 2014.
It approved a CESA #5 Service Contract for 2013-2014 – Charter School.
It approved an open enrollment application for exception to enroll in the Manawa School District.
It approved requested Youth Options courses for fall 2013-2014.