The Tomah School Board will decide whether to enter a boys hockey co-op with Sparta during its regular monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 18 at Robert Kupper Learning Center.

The regular meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded by a 7 p.m. public hearing to seek a waiver from a state mandate that prohibits public school districts from starting classes prior to Sept. 1. The district is seeking a waiver to allow classes for the 2018-19 school year to being Aug. 22.

The board is likely to approve the hockey co-op based on declining numbers at each school. Tomah's roster has 22 skaters and just three freshmen. It doesn't have enough players to field a junior varsity roster this year. Sparta has just 14 players on its roster.

The co-op would start in the 2018-19 season.

Other agenda items include:

  • Review of the five-year budget forecasts and area tax levy comparisons.
  • Discussion of Jan. 15 collaboration/training day activities.
  • Presentation of school improvement plans.
  • Annual reports on bullying and nondiscrimination.
  • Review of resolutions for the January Wisconsin Association of School Boards convention.
  • Review of changes to the employee handbook.
  • Approval of audit report.
  • Modifications of board polices on suspension and expulsion.

The board's Finance Committee will meet at 6 p.m.

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Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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