At 5:01 PM on Monday night, the Delavan-Darien School District held its School Board meeting for the month of July. The Board touched on a variety of matters, including minor policy changes in the co-curricular handbook for the 2021-2022 schoolyear, the hiring of a new principal for Turtle Creek Elementary School, and a tree gifted to Darien Elementary by ATC and the Milwaukee Bucks, among others.
The Board announced that out of the 711 students enrolled in Delavan-Darien High School, 318 of them made honor roll. In middle school, out of the estimated 550 students, 280 made honor roll. The Board commended its teachers and students on nearly half of the student population making honor roll and are hoping to see that number continue to grow.
Mike Rick also presented some changes to the Youth Apprenticeship and Work Release Program for students. In these programs, students get to leave a period early to go to work, while earning school credit. Currently, credits are capped at 2 per school year. The proposed changes would describe required attendance, credits, and grades to be shared with students, families, and employers, as there was no requirement for this before. The board voted to approve the proposal.
The Health Services Report for the 2020-2021 school year presented to the Board showed that 99.94% of students are current on their immunizations, which is down from the 100% of the last five years. The report also states that while there were 843 absences in the last year due to covid symptoms, only 62 students tested positive. Medication errors are also reported to be down this year.
On the financial end of things, the year-end statements were presented. However, it was made clear that the statements are inaccurate, due to pending costs and revenue that has not yet been accounted for. In an overview of budget amendments for the coming school year, it was shown that the district revenue is up by about 6.2%.
The next Board meeting is set for August 9, 2021 at 6:00PM.