Platteville Public Schools

School Board Committees

In addition to two regularly scheduled school board meetings each month, board members also serve on specialized committees. Ad hoc committees are created from time to time to conduct specific business and are disbanded when the work is completed. Facility study, insurance study and collective bargaining committees are examples of ad hoc committees.

Standing committees, on the other hand, have an ongoing purpose and typically meet prior to the school board monthly meetings. These committees provide an opportunity to study upcoming school board issues in depth and to make recommendations to the full board for action. The District has established three standing committees, described below, with membership consisting of three school board members, the superintendent and the business manager.

Operations Committee

This committee meets prior to each School Board Meeting and provides a monthly review of personnel and finance issues. The personnel portion of the meeting addresses complaints, grievances, supervision and evaluation, discipline, transfers and reassignments, layoffs and hiring and firing recommendations. The finance portion of the meeting addresses expenditures for the month, budget management and development, audits, and long range fiscal planning. Serving on the Personnel & Finance for the 2016-17 school year are:

  • Brian Miesen
  • Heather Connolly
  • Josh Grabandt
  • Connie Valenza, Superintendent
  • Kristoffer Brown, Business Manager

Community Outreach and Policy Committee 

This committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and provides a monthly review of community outreach and policy . The community outreach portion of the meeting discusses types of activities that may be needed and/or that the board would like to have available for the community. During the policy portion of the meeting the committee members review existing policy for relevance, modified or deleted and new policy is developed to respond to new or emerging concerns.  Serving on the Community Outreach and Policy Committee for the 2016-17 school year are:

  • Steve Obershaw
  • Colleen McCabe
  • Arlene Siss
  • Connie Valenza, Superintendent
  • Kristoffer Brown, Business Manager

Program Committee

This committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and provides a monthly review of program issues. The meeting provides a forum for reviewing additions, modifications and deletions to the district's educational, pupil service and extra-curricular programs.  Serving on the Program Committee for the 2016-17 school year are:

  • Abulkhair Masoom
  • Eric Fatzinger
  • Nancy Bongers
  • Connie Valenza, Superintendent
  • Kristoffer Brown, Business Manager