Southern Door School Annual Meeting Sept. 21

The Southern Door County School District’s annual meeting and budget hearing will be held Sept. 21, 6:30 pm, in the auditorium. Resolutions will be presented to district residents for student transportation, board salaries and the proposed tax levy

Other information will include the treasurer’s report and audit summary, the State of the District report and the presentation and hearing on the 2020-21 budget, which is preliminary until the board adopts it by formal resolution, planned for the Oct. 19 board meeting. 

Members of the public who wish to attend this meeting in person may do so by following the district’s face covering/masking and physical-distancing requirements. This meeting will also be available at Under the District tab, find Board of Education, and follow this to the Board Meeting Files page, where there’s a link to meeting livestreams.

The Southern Door County School District has been fully funded for its grant application for enhanced safety measures and equipment, according to the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The district was one of 160 schools nationwide and six schools in the state to receive this competitive funding through the School Violence Prevention Program.

Superintendent Patti Vickman said, “Grant funds will be used to purchase classroom-evacuation and lockdown to-go kits, additional video surveillance cameras on buses, facility door alarms, facility mapping software, a digital intercom system, and advanced safety training for district staff and its school resource officer. 

“The district’s Emergency Planning Collaborative Operations Team – which consists of district staff and community representatives from the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management, BUG and Southern Door Fire Departments, emergency responders and Door County Medical Center – helped to identify the safety needs to be addressed.”

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