February 27, 2014
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Long-time Rotarian to be recognized
Oregon Observer correspondent
As the former principal of Oregon Elementary School from 1969 to 1991, Jim Clark valued attendance by his students.Over the past 44 years, Clark set his own atten-dance standard as a member of the Oregon Rotary Club. For 40 of those years, he said, he never missed the club’s weekly meetings.Now, Clark is stepping away from the volunteer organization, noting that his diminished hearing has made it harder to interact at meetings.For his years of service, Clark will be recognized Tuesday by fellow Rotar-ians at the group’s regular 6:45 a.m. meeting at the State Bank of Cross Plains. He’ll receive an honor-ary Paul Harris Award, the highest honor for Rotar-ians that recognizes service to their community. Clark received a similar award in the late 1980s.Clark said he was inspired to join the Rotary after serving in a similar club in Mineral Point that led numerous projects to help local students.“That’s one reason I stuck with it all these years,” he said. “We did so much for kids.”Over the past four decades, Clark par-ticipated in many sta-ple Rotary events, such as the annual Bike Rodeo, serving brats at Summer Fest or picking up trash along a club-sponsored portion of U.S. Hwy. 14, he said. He also helped drum up attendance for the weekly meetings and served as the club historian in preparation for the 2005 Centennial Celebration of the Rotary Club. “For me as a younger Rotarian, Jim is inspiration-al as to how to be a good Rotarian and give back to the community,” said Rota-ry member Derek Schnei-der. “He’s a great guy.”Raised by dairy farm-ers in western Wisconsin, Clark worked 39 years as an educator. He taught in Richland and Walworth counties for seven years before teaching elementary school in the Muskego-Nor-way School District another seven years. After earn-ing a master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado, he worked three years as a principal in Min-eral Point before taking the helm at Oregon Elemen-tary School, located where Netherwood Knoll Elemen-tary is now.During his career, Clark also served as a board member for Wisconsin Badger Camp, a summer camp for kids with devel-opmental disabilities, and he served on a Dane County board that guided decisions on educating students with developmental disabilities.After retiring from full-time work, Clark contin-ued working in education for 18 years by mentoring university students embark-ing on teaching careers. He also traveled to Europe, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, New Zealand and other destinations. Clark and his wife, Charlotte, have lived in the same house on Waterman Street since 1971. “One of the best things” the local Rotary Club ever did, Clark said, was decide to admit female members around 1987. The club, then 40 years old, wouldn’t have thrived without that change, he said.“That was a big step for-ward,” he said.
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Oregon School District
Board discusses district’s
five-year budget plan
SCOTT DE LARUELLE
Uniﬁed Newspaper Group
Enrollment is stable, and open enrollment is growing, but the Oregon School Dis-trict is still counting on the state to provide an increase in revenue. Whether that help is forth-coming remains to be seen. That news was part of the district’s five-year financial plan, presented Monday by business manager Andy Wei-land as a chance to “look out into the future and see where things are.” Weiland said except for some additional funding relat-ed to the increase in its open enrollment student population (about two-thirds of what the district would receive for a residential student), the dis-trict’s stable resident student population means it is “entire-ly dependent” on the state biennial budget process for any increase in revenue, not necessarily encouraging news given the recent state cuts to public schools. “These minor increases, when provided through the state budget process, have not kept up with inflation-ary pressures related to staff-ing and specifically to health insurances over the last sev-eral years,” he said. “In the future, additional funding is projected to come entirely from modification to the rev-enue limitation formula … typically determined during the biennial state budget pro-cess.”Weiland said the revenue disparity has caused the dis-trict to modify its health insurance plan to require more employee cost sharing when care is provided. “We are actively engag-ing employees as well as the insurance and healthcare community to try and find ways to provide more afford-able care that does not require additional cost shifting to employees,” he said.
Citing a desire to improve communication, several audi-ence members, including a pair of teachers, asked board members to move their table down from the Rome Corners Intermediate School stage and onto the floor for future meetings. Board member Rae Vogel-er, who asked for the item to be placed on the agenda, said moving the table down to the audience level would both help the board and audience speakers hear each other and reduce any possible intimida-tion factor for people speak-ing to board members. “We’re sitting above here, looking down on folks,” she said. “This would put us on the same level as the com-munity, and be more welcom-ing ... people would be more comfortable at talking. It’s intimidating to stand and look up to the stage. I’d like to see us try it and see if there would be more communication from the public.”No other board mem-bers commented on the idea except for Dan Krause, who said he liked the idea. Mem-bers Jeff Ramin and Steve Zach were absent.
The board voted to cancel its Monday, March 24, meet-ing because it falls in the midst of the district’s spring break.
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