April 25th School Board Meeting Agendas

Seating of the newly elected school board members will take place at tonight's meeting. The reorganizational meeting begins at 5:30pm, followed by a special meeting, estimated to start at 5:45pm. Agendas and all supplemental information can be found below.

The meetings will be streamed here. Please note that this is the new streaming service the school has contracted with.

Note that imbedded links will not work in the below documents but can be found here on the original PDF found on the SDMA website.

Supplemental Information - Discussion Items/Policy Review Item B.

Once every three years the SDMA conducts a Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey as one of the ways the district gathers input from staff to help inform the professional development planning process. The 2021-2022 PD Needs Assessment Survey opened on Thursday, March 24, 2022, and remained open through Tuesday, April 5, 2022. A total of 191 SDMA staff responded to at least one survey question.

Over the next three years, professional development and training activities prioritized for development and delivery are:

  • Assessment

  • The use of EduCLIMBER (data warehouse tool).

  • Development and use of formative and summative assessments.

  • Instructional Strategies

  • Addressing challenging student behaviors.

  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)/Mental Wellness

  • Meeting the needs of struggling learners.

  • Student de-escalation strategies.

  • Staff mental wellness.

  • Instructional Framework

  • What I Need (WIN) Time.

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and inclusionary practices.

  • Leveraging Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

  • Mindfulness in the Classroom.

  • Content Area Standards

  • Continue to support staff with the implementation and increased familiarity with the use of content area standards as part of the three phase rollout of the WI Academic Standards.

  • Additional areas to be prioritized for professional development as related to the items above where possible.

  • Specialized professional development activities by content areas and departments related to standards, assessment, and reporting (report cards).

  • Vertical collaboration time by departments centered around assessment and data analysis.

  • Training on the role of paraeducators in relation to assessment.

  • Vertical alignment.

  • Intervention strategies and filling learning gaps.

Supplemental Information - Discussion Items/Policy Review Item D.

The Board will review and discuss progress on the SDMA Strategic Planning Goals and the District Work Plan for 2021-2022.

More information about the district strategic planning work can be found on the school district website.