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Janesville School Board expected to approve new principal

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Jason Smathers
August 7, 2010
— The Janesville School Board on Tuesday is expected to approve the appointment of Kristen Moisson as the new principal of Jackson Elementary School.

Moisson is the Early Learning and Title I Coordinator for the school district and has worked as a program support teacher and special education teacher with the district since 2003. Superintendent Karen Schulte recommended Moisson after a search and screen process that included 55 candidates.


Moisson would replace John Walczak, who said he was fired by the school district on July 17. The district has not discussed reasons for his departure.


Other business on the agenda includes:


n A possible closed session to update the board on contract negotiations between the district and Janesville Education Association.


n Discussion and possible approval of the Board of Education’s goals for 2010-11. Goals include raising the district score for Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam to 84 percent for reading and 80 percent for math.


n Discuss possible resolutions for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards 2011 assembly. One resolution would ask the Department of Public Instruction to award up to one credit of the required one and a half credits of physical education if the student participates in a WIAA sport. Each sport would be worth a half-credit.


n Hear reports on the Janesville Academy for International Studies, TAGOS Leadership Academy and district nursing services. Chief Financial Officer Keith Pennington also will offer a review and explanation of the term “fund balance” in the context of the school district budget.



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