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Title: WASSA Super Quiz


1
WASSA Super Quiz
  • WASSA Fall Conference
  • September 28, 2006
  • Chula Vista Resort

2
1. A board seat that is vacated due to the
resignation of a member, prior to the end of
his/her term should be filled by
  1. The District Administrator
  2. An appointee of the remaining board members.
  3. Special election within 60 days after the seat is
    vacated.
  4. The candidate with the second most votes at the
    election.

3
1. A board seat that is vacated due to the
resignation of a member, prior to the end of
his/her term should be filled by
  • Answer is b
  • Per Wisconsin Statute 17.26 (1), except in the
    case of a recall election, "vacancies in a school
    board should be filled ...by appointment by the
    remaining members. Each appointee shall hold
    office until a successor is elected and takes
    office..."

4
2. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
does not license
  1. special education program aides
  2. school board members
  3. occupational therapists
  4. superintendents

5
2. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
does not license
  • Answer is b
  • school board members

6
3. Fingerprinting is required of which of the
following
  1. any applicant for a license who has lived, worked
    or attended school outside of Wisconsin in the
    past twenty years or since age 17
  2. any applicant for a position in a Wisconsin
    public school
  3. any applicant for a license who checks yes on any
    question on the DPI application conduct and
    competency form
  4. all applicants for a license except special
    education program aides

7
3. Fingerprinting is required of which of the
following
  • Answer is a
  • any applicant for a license who has lived,
    worked or attended school outside of Wisconsin in
    the past twenty years or since age 17

8
4. The Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative is
  1. the name given Chapter PI 34 of the Wisconsin
    Administrative Code
  2. a restructuring of educator preparation and
    licensure
  3. a system of career long performance based
    professional development
  4. all of the above

9
4. The Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative is
  • Answer is d
  • all of the above

10
5. Which of the following is not a requirement of
a Wisconsin school district
  1. to provide a qualified mentor to Initial
    Educators
  2. to report to parents any teacher of core academic
    subjects who is not highly qualified
  3. to report to the department any educator who
    leaves the district
  4. to designate an administrator to serve on initial
    educators PDP team

11
5. Which of the following is not a requirement of
a Wisconsin school district
  • Answer is c
  • to report to the department any educator who
    leaves the district

12
6. To meet the statutory definition of a school
nurse, a nurse must be
  1. A registered nurse.
  2. A licensed practical nurse.
  3. A registered nurse who is also certified by DPI
    as qualified to perform professional nursing
    services in a public school.
  4. None of the above.

13
6. To meet the statutory definition of a school
nurse, a nurse must be
  • Answer is c
  • Section 115.001 (11), Stats., defines school
    nurse as requiring a registered nurse who is
    certified by the DPI.

14
7. Under revised state statues, the school
district annual meeting can be held as late as
  1. The 4th Monday in July.
  2. September 30.
  3. October 31.
  4. The first Monday in November following the
    certification of the tax levy.

15
7. Under revised state statues, the school
district annual meeting can be held as late as
  • Answer is c
  • Section 120.09(1), Stats., states that No
    annual meeting may be held before May 15 or after
    October 31.

16
8. The DPI may waive the application of any
school board or school district requirement in
Chapters 115 through 121 of state statutes, or in
the Departments administrative rules, except for
statues or rules
  1. Prohibiting pupil discrimination.
  2. Protecting the health or safety of pupils.
  3. Regulating the length of Miles Turners Welcome
    speech.
  4. A and B, above.

17
8. The DPI may waive the application of any
school board or school district requirement in
Chapters 115 through 121 of state statutes, or in
the Departments administrative rules, except for
statues or rules
  • Answer is d
  • Section 118.38, Stats., provides procedures for
    requesting and securing a DPI waiver. Please
    note that there are other areas, in addition to
    those noted in this question, where DPI is not
    authorized to issue a waiver.

18
9. When an order of school district
reorganization contains a plan of apportionment
of school board members, an election plan must be
issued by
  1. The school district clerk.
  2. The school board president.
  3. The municipal clerk.
  4. The State Elections Board.

19
9. When an order of school district
reorganization contains a plan of apportionment
of school board members, an election plan must be
issued by
  • Answer is a
  • Section 120.02(3), Stats., provides that the
    school district clerk shall promulgate an
    election plan.

20
10. Under the Wisconsin Public Records Law, which
of the following is not designated as directory
data?
  1. The pupils telephone listing.
  2. The pupils dates of attendance.
  3. The pupils parents address(es).
  4. The pupils place of birth.

21
10. Under the Wisconsin Public Records Law, which
of the following is not designated as directory
data?
  • Answer is c
  • The pupils parents address(es). (Wis. Stat.
     118.125(1)(b)).

22
11. Without qualification, a school board may
assign to each pupil enrolled in the school
district a
  1. A uniform to wear each school day.
  2. A desk to sit in each school day.
  3. A unique identification number.
  4. A buddy to have lunch with each school day.

23
11. Without qualification, a school board may
assign to each pupil enrolled in the school
district a
  • Answer is c
  • A unique identification number. (Wis. Stat.
     118.169).

24
12. The district administrator of a district
shall report to the state superintendent the name
of any licensed employee of the district if the
employee resigns and the administrator has
reasonable suspicion that the resignation relates
to the person having engaged in
  1. Illegal conduct.
  2. Unprofessional conduct.
  3. Immoral conduct.
  4. Repeated stupid conduct.

25
12. The district administrator of a district
shall report to the state superintendent the name
of any licensed employee of the district if the
employee resigns and the administrator has
reasonable suspicion that the resignation relates
to the person having engaged in
  • Answer is c
  • Immoral conduct. (Wis. Stat.  115.31(3)(a)4.)

26
13. Generally, the Wisconsin Open Meetings Law
prohibits which of the following?
  1. Voice votes.
  2. Roll call votes.
  3. Committee meeting closed sessions.
  4. Secret ballots.

27
13. Generally, the Wisconsin Open Meetings Law
prohibits which of the following?
  • Answer is d
  • Secret ballots. According to Wis. Stat.
     19.88(1), unless specifically provided by
    statute, no secret ballot may be utilized to
    determine any election or other decision of a
    governmental body except the election of the
    officers of such body in any meeting.

28
14. Each school district shall, at the time of
hiring, notify each employee about which of the
following requirements?
  1. Hairstyle requirement.
  2. Facial hair requirement.
  3. Clothing requirement.
  4. All of the above.

29
14. Each school district shall, at the time of
hiring, notify each employee about which of the
following requirements?
  • Answer is d
  • All of the above. Wis. Stat.  103.14.

30
15. Every _______ of a common school district is
eligible to vote at an annual meeting of the
school district?
  1. Resident.
  2. Elector.
  3. Property owner.
  4. All of the above.

31
15. Every _______ of a common school district is
eligible to vote at an annual meeting of the
school district?
  • Answer is b
  • Elector. Wis. Stat.  120.08.

32
16. Email communications to or from the district
administrator that are sent or received via the
school district server/technology/account are
  1. Always considered public records.
  2. Never considered public records.
  3. May or may not be considered public records
    depending upon the purpose and content.
  4. May be considered public records depending upon
    the purpose and content but are never required to
    be disclosed.

33
16. Email communications to or from the district
administrator that are sent or received via the
school district server/technology/account are
  • Answer is c
  • May or may not be considered public records
    depending upon the purpose and content. Wis.
    Stat.  19.32(2).

34
17. The best way to deal with negative people is
to
  1. Put them in their place.
  2. Ignore them.
  3. Reframe their negativity.
  4. Walk away.

35
17. The best way to deal with negative people is
to
  • Answer is c
  • The best way to deal with negative people is to
    reframe the negative into a positive, mentally
    and /or verbally.

36
18. Optimism and positive attitude are related
because 
  1. Optimism creates attitude.
  2. Attitude creates optimism.
  3. They are one in the same.
  4. All of the above.

37
18. Optimism and positive attitude are related
because 
  • Answer is a
  • According to research by Dr. Martin Seligman
    (renowned national expert on positive
    psychology), a person can learn to be more
    optimistic thus creating a more positive
    attitude.  Unfortunately, it does not work the
    other way changing your attitude will not
    necessary make you a more optimistic person.

38
19. You can change negative people by
  1. Bringing the negativism to their attention.
  2. Giving them a positive mentor
  3. Sending them to an anger management training
    session.
  4. None of the above.

39
19. You can change negative people by
  • Answer is d
  • You cannot change a person.  A person can only
    change themselves from within.  You can set the
    stage and circumstances for someone to want to
    change and you can support them, but you cannot
    make them change.
  •  

40
20. Most negative people
  1. Enjoy being negative.
  2. Have poor self-esteem.
  3. Are surrounded by other negative people.
  4. usually improve over time.

41
20. Most negative people
  • Answer is b
  • Most negative people have poor self-esteem, have
    very few friends (even other negative people will
    stay away), and generally remain negative their
    entire life.  Using this understanding, we can
    identify specific skills which we can use to help
    negative people want to change. 

42
21. An administrative assistant tape records
board meetings in order to facilitate the
preparation of board meeting minutes. How long
must these tapes be kept?
  1. 7 years
  2. 3 years
  3. 90 days after the minutes have been approved and
    published
  4. Until the minutes have been prepared

43
21. An administrative assistant tape records
board meetings in order to facilitate the
preparation of board meeting minutes. How long
must these tapes be kept?
  • Answer is c
  • According to the public records law, any taped
    recording of a school board meeting may be
    destroyed no sooner than 90 days after the
    minutes have been approved and published if the
    purpose of the recording was to make minutes of
    the meeting (section 19.21(7) of the statutes).

44
22. A recent law change now requires school
districts that maintain an Internet site to make
what available to the public at that site?
  1. School and school district performance reports
  2. The districts new wellness policy
  3. Annual meeting notice
  4. All of the above

45
22. A recent law change now requires school
districts that maintain an Internet site to make
what available to the public at that site?
  • Answer is a
  • State law now requires school districts with an
    Internet site to make the school and school
    district performance reports available at that
    site (section 115.38(2) of the statutes).

46
23. An existing school board policy is no longer
applicable in the district. What action needs to
be taken?
  1. Policy manual holders are instructed to remove
    the policy from the policy manual.
  2. The school board takes action at a meeting to
    rescind the policy.
  3. The policy is removed from the district Web site.
  4. All of the above.

47
23. An existing school board policy is no longer
applicable in the district. What action needs to
be taken?
  • Answer is d
  • All of the above. Policies of the board remain
    in effect until they are rescinded by the board.
    Once that action has taken place, the policy no
    longer exists and should be removed from the
    policy manual.

48
24. How many readings are required to adopt a
board policy?
  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 1
  4. Whatever the board has determined through policy

49
24. How many readings are required to adopt a
board policy?
  • Answer is d
  • This is a matter of local control it is common
    for boards to require two readings.

50
25. Policy development is one of the most
important functions of the board. Effective
board policies should
  1. Provide clear guidance to the administration.
  2. Reflect the boards vision for the district.
  3. Be consistent with law, collective bargaining
    agreements and current practice.
  4. All of the above.

51
25. Policy development is one of the most
important functions of the board. Effective
board policies should
  • Answer is d
  • All of these things are truefor the whole
    story on the importance of effective board
    policies, tune in tomorrow morning!

52
26. You are required by law to immediately give
any School Board Member who asks
  1. The superintendents schedule
  2. The district budget
  3. The phone number of other board members
  4. None of the above

53
26. You are required by law to immediately give
any School Board Member who asks
  • Answer is d
  • The law provides that no School Board Member has
    any power as an individual. Technically the
    only power a School Board Member has is when they
    are meeting as a Board in a publicly posted
    meeting.
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