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Superintendent Finalist Interview Schedule: *UPDATED*
Monday, March 2nd - Brian Gersich
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4:00pm-5:00pm: Public Question Session - Middle/High School Auditorium
- 6:15pm-7:15pm: School Board Interviews - Middle/High School Media Center
7:15pm: Meet the Candidate - Middle/High School Media Center

Wednesday, March 4th - Gary Anger

- 4:00pm-5:00pm: Public Question Session - Middle/High School Auditorium
- 6:15pm-7:15pm: School Board Interviews - Middle/High School Media Center
- 7:15pm: Meet the Candidate - Middle/High School Media Center

The School Board will discuss the finalist candidates at a Special Board meeting at
approximately 7:30pm in Middle/High School Media Center on Tuesday, March 3rd.
At that time, the Board may take action to enter into contract negotiations with one
of the candidates to become the District’s next Superintendent as of July 1, 2015.

Legislature Steers Direction of Schools 
The work of our state legislators has a significant impact on our schools and how their operation. 

This only stands to reason, as one third of our state budget is dedicated to education.

The financial support is only one part, however. During the current legislative session, numerous other bills will be introduced and considered that could have a direct effect on the operations of our schools.

Here is a sampling of some of the more significant bills that are up for consideration.

Last-In-First-Out

This requires teacher evaluation to be a factor in determining lay-offs. 

It also includes measures to tackle teacher shortages and gives districts flexibility to allow local community experts to provide instruction, especially in career and technology areas. 

Additionally, the bill proposes teacher licensure reciprocity with adjoining states. It also proposes to prohibit an administrator from placing a student for two consecutive years with a teacher who has the lowest measure for teacher effectiveness. 

Full credit to students

Another bill of interest would require directing eligible public postsecondary institutions (state colleges and universities) to give full credit to students for completing Post Secondary Education Opportunities (PSEO) courses. 

Referendum elections

A bill affecting when referendum elections may be held has been introduced. 
The bill would require local referendums related to spending for schools be required to be conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 
2/17/15 Regular School Board Meeting Highlights:

- Math Curriculum Update: the process has begun to obtain a new Math curriculum.
- The 2015-2016 High School Registration Guide was approved.
Committee Reports:
- The Policy Committee is continuing to re-review policies from MSBA.
- The Human Resources Committee began discussions about the new Superintendent contract.
- A formal request to open negotiations for the 2015-2017 contract was presented by LSHEA.
Old Business:
- A field trip approval process was presented.

A full copy of the minutes will be available in the District Office after School Board approval.