As a School Board, each member participates in various committees. These committees allow facilitation of ideas and concerns from the students, staff, and administration to the School Board. One of these committees is the Co-Curricular Committee. Randy Lisowe and Terry Criter are the board representatives on this committee. The Chilton School District currently offers three categories of activities to enhance students' experiences and add value to their learning.
First published on 27 March 2012 Posted in District News
Category 1 - Athletic/Athletic Related-Activities: Includes all sports plus Dance and Cheerleading.
Category 2 - Non-Athletic Performing Activities: Forensics, Solo and Ensemble, Drama, FFA, Academic Competitions, Future Business Leaders of America, and Science Olympiad.
Category 3 - Honors of the School: Examples are Student Council, Class Officer, and Graduation Speaker.
During a recent Co-Curricular Committee meeting, agenda items included reviewing a new consideration on the physical education credit requirement, the start-up of a potential coop sport with a neighboring school district, and the participation fee structure. It is through these meetings that change and improvements take place for the betterment of the School District of Chilton.
The Chilton Public School District and Board of Education will be proactively conducting a community survey this fall to assess long-range district needs.
First published on 19 September 2011 Posted in District News
A paper copy of the survey will be mailed to each household in the district in October. It will invite community members to participate online, which would reduce the overall cost. Residents will have until November 11th to respond and provide their input.
The Board of Education will be asking residents to help develop specific solutions to an anticipated budget shortfall averaging $400,000 for each of the next two years. The survey will address topics such as budgeting and board planning, district communications, programs, staffing, funding support and overall satisfaction.
"We anticipate that these budget difficulties will continue into the future, and are asking the community's guidance to determine how to best address this challenge," said District Superintendent Dr. Claire Martin.
The survey will be designed and administrated by School Perceptions LLC, an independent research firm that specializes in gathering and analyzing public perceptions regarding schools.
"The goal of this process is to create a budgetary plan that reflects the goals and priorities of the taxpayers," said Dr. Martin. "We know that financially this is a difficult time for many people. However, we need an understanding of what people really want from the School District as we provide educational opportunities for the students of the Chilton community."
A report on survey results will be presented to the Board of Education on November 28th. A compilation of survey questions and results will also be posted on the District website.
For more information on the upcoming survey, please contact the District office at (920) 849-8109.