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The bylaws of the School Board of this District incorporate quotations from the laws and administrative code of the State of Wisconsin. Such quotations may be substantively altered only by appropriate legislative, judicial, or administrative action.

Whenever the following items are used in these bylaws and policies, they shall have the meaning set forth below:


Administrative Procedure

A statement, based on policy, usually written, which outlines and/or describes the means by which a policy should be implemented and which provides for the management cycle of planning, action, and assessment or evaluation.



A collectively negotiated contract with a recognized bargaining unit.

Base Wage

“Base wage” is the portion of an employee’s salary or wage rate that is subject to collective
bargaining, to the extent that a bargaining unit exists for an employee.


The  School Board.



Rule of the Board for its own governance.


Classified or Support Employee

An employee who provides support to the District's program and whose position does not require a professional certificate.  This category includes special education paraprofessionals.


The chief clerk of the Board of Education.  (See Bylaw 0170)



The School District.

Domestic Partner

Domestic partner includes an individual who has signed and filed a declaration of domestic partnership in the office of the register of deeds in the county in which he or she resides, as well as an
individual who legally entered into a same-sex marriage in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.


Due Process

Procedural due process requires prior knowledge (a posted discipline code), notice of offense (accusation), and the opportunity to respond.


Procedural due process may require right to counsel and/or confrontation or cross examination of witnesses, depending upon the situation.


Full Board

Authorized number of voting members entitled by law to govern the District. The full Board is the total number of Board members authorized by law regardless of the number of current sitting members.



This word is used when an action by the Board or its designee is permitted but not required.



Any gathering which is attended by or open to all of the members of the Board, held with the intent on the part of the members of the body present to discuss or act as a unit upon the specific public business of that body.



The natural, adoptive, or surrogate parents or the party designated by the courts as the legal guardian or custodian of a student. Both parents will be considered to have equal rights unless a court of law   decrees otherwise.



A general, written statement by the governing Board which defines its expectations or position on a particular matter and authorizes appropriate action that must or may be taken to establish and/or maintain those expectations.



The chief executive officer of the  School Board.   (See Bylaw 0170)



The educational leader and head administrator of one (1) or more District schools. In policy and administrative procedures, implies authority to delegate responsibilities to appropriate members of his/her staff.


Professional Staff Member

An employee who implements or supervises one (1) or more aspects of the District's program and whose position requires a professional credential from the State.



The mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, domestic partner, parent of spouse, child, grandparents, grandchild, or dependent in the immediate household.

Residual Pay

“Residual pay” is a portion of a teacher’s regular salary that is not subject to collective bargaining.


This word is used when an action by the Board or its designee is required. (The word "will" or "must" signifies a required action.)



A person who is officially enrolled in a school or program of the District.


The chief executive officer of the School District sometimes locally referred to as District
Administrator. In policy, implies delegation of responsibilities to appropriate staff members.

Supplemental Pay

Supplemental pay is a payment to an employee, based upon specified criteria outlined in board policy, an administrative guideline, job description, or other controlling document, which is not incorporated into the staff members annual contract or regular earnings.  Supplemental pay is not a part of an employee’s base wage.



The chief financial officer of the District   (See Bylaw 0170)



The Vice-President of the  School Board.  (See Bylaw 0170)



A vote at a meeting of the  School Board - The law requires that Board members must be present in order to have their vote officially recorded in the Board minutes, and to be available for a roll call vote. No voting by Proxy may be recorded or counted in an official vote of the Board.

Citations to Wisconsin statutes are shown by the Section Number (e.g., 120.11, Wis. Stats.). Citations to the Wisconsin Administrative Code are prefaced P.I. (e.g., P.I. 11). Citations to the United States Code are noted as U.S.C., Federal Register are noted as F.R., and the Code of Federal Regulations as C.F.R.

Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009

Revised: September 24, 2012

Revised:  December 2, 2013

Approved:  January 13, 2014

Revised:  February 8, 2016

Nathan Marinan,
Feb 9, 2016, 12:08 PM