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December donations buoy Superior School District Angel Fund

A resolution on Safe Harbor legislation penned by the Superior School Board may be adopted statewide.

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The Superior School Board will vote on a new salary schedule for the transportation supervisor position and move to accept more than $6,000 in donations to the district’s Angel Fund at its Monday, Jan. 11, regular meeting.

The action items were discussed during the Monday, Jan. 3, Committee of the Whole meeting. The transportation supervisor’s salary would rise by nearly $8,000 at its starting step, if approved. That change is due to the fact that the transportation supervisor will become a year-round employee, according to director of transportation David See. The move would be cost-neutral, he said, because the transportation secretary will become a school-year position.

“It just gives us more support in the summer,” See said of the change.

Donations to the district’s Angel Fund rolled in during December. There were nine large donations of $250 or more, totaling $6,250.

“This is only the donations to the Angel Fund that are $250 or more. We received many, many more donations in addition to this,” said District Administrator Amy Starzecki.



Amy Warring, family services coordinator, is expected to present an update to the board on how those funds will be used.
The board also discussed a proposed resolution on safe harbor legislation that they sent to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards in September. It has been advanced to the delegate assembly Jan. 19. If approved, it would become the official position of the association, putting the combined strength of the state’s school boards behind it.

The resolution states that the association supports passage of legislation to protect youth who have been subject to child sex trafficking from criminal prosecution for prostitution.

This is the second Superior resolution to be considered for adoption by the school board association. In 2020, the group adopted a resolution penned by the Superior School Board regarding Department of Public Instruction rules for school social worker licensing that create obstacles in areas of the state far from the schools that offer the licensure.

Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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