Board Meeting Recaps
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BOARD MEETING RECAP - AUGUST 19, 2019
Dr. Sanville welcomed everyone to the meeting and to the end of the summer. He shared some highlights from Convocation and announced this year’s theme - Service Above Self. He looks forward to welcoming back our 4100 students.
Ms. Sharon Baillie was recognized for her years of service at UCF. Ms. Baillie has been the benefits specialist for the past 23 years. Mr. Cochran shared that Ms. Baillie has had a stellar career at UCF and revealed a box of thank you notes from employees who have been impacted by her work.
Student Representative’s Report
The board welcomed Ms. Evanko as the new student representative who will be joining Ms. Elvin at the meetings this year.
Ms. Evanko mentioned that the students have received their schedules and that it is a symbol that summer is quickly ending and the school year is about to begin.
Ms. Elvin shared her enthusiasm for the school year to begin, highlighting the upcoming SHOC event for new students and the highly anticipated Lunch and Learn.
Action Items and Committee Reports
In Curriculum, the Get More Math contract was approved. This is replacing the former program used at the middle school, Study Island. The new program allows students to progress independently at their own pace and advance once they master a skill, revisiting that skill periodically to reaffirm competency.
The Board also approved a middle school trip to NYC (March 2020) for Spanish students who wish to take part in an immersive experience in Spanish Harlem. This is an overnight trip and this will be the first year they are offering this trip.
A Blended Learning Professional Development opportunity with the CCIU was also approved. The CCIU will train staff on blended learning in preparation for future blended learning opportunities at the high school.
In Facilities, the board approved the replacement Chiller form Chadds Ford Elementary School. The chiller has already been installed and is currently keeping Chadds Ford Elementary cool!
Additionally, a Supplemental Agreement to K&W's contract for the structural evaluation of the existing barn was approved.
In Finance, the School Board approved an agreement with The Retirement Advantage to provide an actuarial valuation for the district since our prior firm has backed out of GASB 75 reporting. GASB 75 Valuation Services - GASB 75 is an accounting standard released by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) that deals with reporting OPEB (other post-employment benefits) costs (post-employment costs other than pensions).
The District issued new debt and refunded some existing debt this past spring. PDE requires the District to submit a PlanCon Part K package which has been approved by the Board in order for them to make necessary changes to the old debt reimbursements and the new debt reimbursement (refunded debt portion only).
In Policy, 913-AG1 (Commercialism in Schools and on School Property) was approved. This is a new administrative guideline outlining how the District will handle advertising on school property, such as athletic field ads, and scoreboard signage.
Curriculum & Instruction Meeting
September 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm
School Board Work Session
September 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
School Board Meeting
September 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm