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Board Retreat Minutes November 7, 2016



NOVEMBER 7, 2016


The Wright County School Board Retreat was held on Monday, November, 7th, 2016, at Hagie Manufacturing – West Campus.  In Attendance were representatives from CAL CSD Board that included Admin. Rep Steve Lane, Supt. Todd Lettow, Board President Mitch Vanness,   and Board Members Rob Peil and Cathy Carlson; Eagle Grove CSD that included Supt. Jess Toliver, Elem. Principal Joe Erickson, ELL Teacher Molly Wilson, Board Members Jon Rowen, Erin Halverson, Elaine Schope and Tracy Crail; Belmond-Klemme CSD that included Board Members Jane Turner, Laura LaRue, and Sharon Barkema; Clarion-Goldfield-Dows CSD that included Supt. Dr. Bob Olson, HS Principal Erik Smith, ELL Coordinator Jenny Smith, ELL Teacher Megan Fiscus, Board President Elizabeth Severson, and Board Members Beth Jackson and Clint Middleton, SBO/Board Secretary Anita Frye; Prairie Lakes ELL Liaison Kathy Brenny.

CGD President Severson called the meeting to order at 7:45 P.M.  Motion by Jackson to Approve Agenda. Second by Middleton.  Motion Carried.

Smith and Fiscus administered a sample test to all present in Spanish as an example as what new students to the district must take within a required amount of time to give the boards an idea of what students face when entering our school systems.

The boards then were able to discuss ELL Programs – the structure, state requirements, funding and how they look in each respective district.  The schools discussed the expansion of ELL programs in their districts with the opening of Prestige in the Fall of 2018.

Motion by Middle to adjourn.  Second by Jackson.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:28 P.M.

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