The Tomah School Board will decide tonight (Monday) whether to pursue a waiver to the school start date.
The board will meet at 7 p.m. at Robert Kupper Learning Center.
The Tomah School Board is considering applying for a waiver to start classes earlier in the year. State law prohibits public schools from starting before Sept. 1, but school district superintendent Cindy Zahrte believes Lemonweir Elmentary School’s 45/15 calendar qualifies as a “school of innovation” and allows the district relief from the mandate.
Zahrte has also said starting the 2018-19 school year on Aug. 22 would align more days at Lemonweir with the rest of the school calendar and save on transportation costs.
Other agenda items include:
- Update on school district’s United Way drive.
- Annual update on Tomah Area Montessori School.
- Consideration of advance marketing and Photography II courses at Tomah High School.
- Presentation of school improvement plans.
- Review of exit surveys from employees who left the school district in 2016-17.
- Review of audit report.
- Determination of open enrollment spaces for 2018-19.
- Review of 2018-19 budget calendar.
- Review of update enrollment projections.
- Acceptance of gifts to the school district.
Prior to the regular meeting, the Finance Committee will meet at 6 p.m., and the Personnel Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.