WIC Board picks new meeting day
IRON RIVER—West Iron County’s School Board will hold its regular meetings on a new day this year.
At its organizational meeting Jan. 7, the board voted to move its meetings to the third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. instead of the third Monday.
Faye Atanasoff asked for the change, explaining that she attends meetings in Wausau on the third Monday each month and usually doesn’t get out in time to get back to Iron River by 5 p.m.
Board members like the 5 p.m. meeting time, so the board’s main decision was which day to meet: the second Monday, third Tuesday or fourth Monday. Their consensus was that the second Monday is too early to complete financial work, and the fourth Monday is later than they would like.
Superintendent Chris Thomson reminded the board that board meetings were held on the third Tuesday “forever and a day.” That was switched to the third Monday in 2009 due to a board member’s schedule conflicts. Meetings remained in the third week.
At that time, Monday meetings avoided most conflicts with athletic events. But now that boys and girls basketball seasons both take place during winter, games are played every night except Wednesday, which is set aside for religious classes.
“You’re not going to avoid conflicts with athletic events,” Thomson concluded.
Board members finally agreed to hold regular meetings at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, except for the November meeting, which was moved up a week to Nov. 10 due to deer season.
• The annual organizational meeting is also when new board members are sworn in and officers of the board elected. The board welcomed Marla Shamion to the board. She was elected in November and takes the place of Tony Tomasoski, who did not run for a new term.
Roy Polich was re-elected as board president, and Atanasoff returns as vice president. Beth Vezzetti, who did not attend the meeting, was re-elected as secretary, and Rob Possanza remains board treasurer.
In discussing committee appointments, Polich asked