The next board meeting (and first electronic one) will be on Tuesday the 22nd. Items of note:
J. Unfinished BusinessThe board will be considering three new courses at the high school. The Physics/Honors Physics class is a continuation of the Biology/Chemistry track for freshman and sophomores recently instituted. The college writing course is for students who need to improve their writing skills to the college level, the course is aligned with a Madison College writing course and college credit is available upon successful completion. The AP Music Theory course will be the only non-performance music course offered at the high school and is intended for students interested in a career in music or strongly interested in composition. The After School At Risk proposal is for a program to provide additional instruction and mentoring for students in need. This will be funded from dedicated Title 1 monies, not general funds.
1. Discussion and Possible Approval of High School Course Proposals for Physics and Honors Physics
2. Discussion and Possible Approval of High School Course Proposal for Introduction to College Writing
3. Discussion and Possible Approval of High School Course Proposal for AP Music Theory . 4. Discussion and Possible Approval of High School Course Proposal for After School At-Risk Program
5. Discussion and Possible Approval of MGHS Parking Lot Concepts
The board will consider options for realignment of the driveway to the staff parking lot onto Monona Drive as part of the Monona Drive reconstruction project.
7. Discussion and Possible Approval of Concealed Carry SignageWait, what? Under WI new concealed carry law the carrying of weapons in schools and on school grounds is still illegal, and constitutes a felony. However those with CC permits may now carry a weapon up to the edge of the school property, where previously weapons were prohibited within 1000 ft of a school. In addition weapons are now allowed in vehicles on school property provided they are unloaded and locked up. The board will consider signage on school buildings to provide a reminder of the prohibition of weapons.