Thursday, April 11, 2013
Video of the April 9, 2013, Hudson School District Board of Education meeting is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television.
Thursday, April 11
Video is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television. --- 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Recognition A. Youth Art Month State Capital Awards Art Show: Anya Getschel, Ava Jenson & Kailee Baumann B. One of 50 Music Directors Who Make A Difference: Connie Root (S. Kovatch) C. 2013 Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation (S. Kovatch) D. Positive Model for Student & Staff Wellness: Lisa Rambo (C. McIntyre) E. Winter Athletics (S. DeVos) 4. Superintendent’s Report A. April 2 Spring Election Results B. Introduction of New School Board Members C. St. Croix Valley United Way Contributions and Designations D. Recognition of Mark Kaisersatt and …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson will be the newest members of the Hudson School Board of Education after defeating Jeanette Kunz and Jim Schrock in the 2013 spring election.
UPDATE (10:08 p.m., April 2, 2013): The votes are in, and according to unofficial election night tallies, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson have earned seats on the Hudson School District Board of Education. Johnson led all four candidates with 2,119 votes, and Hanson was second with 1,995. Jeanette Kunz placed third with 1,779 votes, and Jim Schrock registered 853. In the Town of Hudson, all three incumbents won re-election. Tim Foster defeated Rick Ottino for the Supervisor 2 seat, 607-308. Kernon Bast defeated Clint Hetchler for the Supervisor 4 seat, 519-345. In the only other contested race in Hudson, North Hudson Village Board of Trustees incumbents Marc Zappa and Colleen O'Brien-Berglund easily won re-election. Two write-in candidates…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
City, town, village, state, and school district races will all be on the ballot; be informed before you head out and cast your ballot on April 2.
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Wednesday, March 20
Friday, March 15, 2013
Video of the March 12, 2013, Hudson School District Board of Education meeting is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television.
Friday, March 15
Video is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television. --- 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Recognition A. David Kocik-National Merit Scholar Finalist (S. Kovatch) B. 2013 Herb Kohl Education Foundation Fellow: Pam Morrison (C. McIntyre) 4. Superintendent’s Report A. Spring Primary Election Results & April 2 Spring Election 5. Reports A. Teacher Advisory Committee (M. Bowen-Eggebraaten) B. District Goal: High School Learning for the Future-Grades 10-12 Academies (S. Kovatch) C. Information Technology Services Audit and Restructuring (S. Kovatch & D. Grambow) D. Enrollment Trends (N. Sweet) E. State Advanced Placement Results Comparisons (S. Kovatch) F. Impact…
Friday, March 8, 2013
The four Hudson School District Board of Education candidates — Jim Schrock, Bruce Hanson, Jamie Johnson and Jeanette Kunz — participated in the Hudson Patch School Board Candidate Forum on March 7 at the Phipps Center for the Arts.
Video is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television. The four Hudson School District Board of Education candidates — Jim Schrock, Bruce Hanson, Jamie Johnson and Jeanette Kunz — participated in the Hudson Patch School Board Candidate Forum on March 7 at the Phipps Center for the Arts in front of a live audience. Hudson Patch Editor Micheal Foley served as event moderator. The following is a viewing guide for the video above, including each question and the video running time of when each speaker addressed it: Opening Remarks Tell us a little bit about yourself. Not your platform or ideas, but about you as a person. What do you do for a living? Where are you from? How long have you lived in Hudson? Do you…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
After the official canvass, Jim Schrock and Matthew Kari remained tied with 245 votes apiece. Schrock's name was drawn and he will move onto the general election to face Jeanette Kunz, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson.
* Jim Schrock advances to general election as a result of a drawing at the official canvass. --- UPDATE (10:30 a.m., Feb. 27, 2013): Jim Schrock sent the following statement to Hudson Patch on Wednesday morning: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 was the day that the ballots were certified from the February 19th school board primary. Matt Kari and I remained tied, and I had been considering the proper course of action since the preliminary results were announced. When I originally announced my candidacy, my intentions were to serve in the best interest(s) of all: the students, the teachers, citizens, and administration. I was expecting to either go forward or not; I had no contingency plans for the incredible odds of a tie. My thought was that …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Hudson Patch will host a school board candidate forum with the four candidates at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Phipps Center for the Arts. The entire community is invited to submit questions via email and attend the event.
Hudson Patch will host a school board candidate forum with all four candidates at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Phipps Center for the Arts. Hudson Patch Editor Micheal Foley will host the event and act as moderator. The entire community is invited to attend and participate in the forum, which is possible because local business owner Paul Rode paid the Phipps rental fees. The River Channel Hudon/North Hudson Community Access TV will tape the debate for later airing on Comcast cable's Channel 15. The station also will post a YouTube video of the event, which will appear on Hudson Patch. Jeanette Kunz, Jamie Johnson Bruce Hanson and Jim Schrock have qualified for the April 2 general election by placing in the top four during the Feb. 19…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Video of the Feb. 12, 2013, Hudson School District Board of Education meeting is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television.
Thursday, February 14
Video is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television. Video running time of each agenda item is shown in parenthesis. --- HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA (6:30 p.m., Feb. 12, 2013) 1. (0:16) Call to Order 2. (0:22) Pledge of Allegiance 3. Recognition (C. McIntyre) a. (1:00) Max Hansen-School Counselor of the Year Award b. (7:41) Middle School “Fuel to Play 60” 4. Superintendent’s Report a. (12:58) North Hudson Named Wisconsin Title I High Achieving Award School b. (27:10) State Superintendent Tony Evers Visit c. (29:37) January 11, 2013 Official Enrollment Report d. (32:00) 2013-14 Kindergarten Registration Report 5. Reports a. (35:17) 2011-12 Financial Audit…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Hudson School District Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten will be earning $159,480 per year. The Board of Education voted 6-1 to grant her an 8.9 percent raise of $13,071.
Hudson School District Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten will be earning a $159,480 salary after the Board of Education emerged from closed session Tuesday night and voted 6-1 to grant her an 8.9 percent raise of $13,071. Board member Sandy Gehrke cast the dissenting vote. Over the past few months, Fox Lawson & Associates conducted compensation studies for both administrators and teachers using a group of 31 similar school districts in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The firm used some districts in the pool to compare teachers and another set of districts — with some overlap — to compare administrators. Using the entire pool (minus Eden Prairie), Hudson Patch compared the districts in the report group by enrollment, superintendent salary and …
Two new secondary space solution options discussed by the school board include building one new school and reconfiguring the district from one 6-8 middle school to two 6-9 secondary schools.
Right now, Hudson Middle School is the biggest middle school in Wisconsin in terms of the number of middle-schoolers attending classes in one building. But it might not be that way in the future. Two new options to solve long-term secondary space issues include doing away with the 6-8 middle school concept in favor of two 6-9 secondary schools. The Hudson School District Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-1 to add two additional options to research and consider to help solve the district's secondary space issues. Board member Sandy Gehrke cast the lone dissenting vote. The additional options were presented as Option P(1) and Option P(2): Option P(1): Construct three-year (10-12) high school -Convert current middle school and high school…