Board ReCap – June 23, 2020

Board ReCap – June 23, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCap. Board Updates The Board accepted a report on the history and proposed changes to the Neighborhood Revitalization Act and approved the Interlocal Agreement for 2021-2025. Other updates: Bond summer projects presented by Lee Moore, VP, JE Dunn Construction Kansas legislative report presented by Bill Brady, Capitol Strategies KCK Public Libraries update on reopening the public library system as presented Carol Levers, Director  Reports of the Superintendent Information Only - Dennis Covington, Chief Financial Officer, reported to the Board on a proposed change of health insurance provider from Blue Cross…
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Board ReCap – June 20, 2020

Board ReCap – June 20, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCap. The Board approved a waiver to amend the special agenda to add an executive session for a non-elected personnel exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Budget Workshop The Board continued its review of the proposed budget for 2020-2021.  Preliminary budgets were presented and discussed by the following departments: Professional Workforce Development - Keli Tuschman and Robin Wilson Recruiting – Keli Tuschman Board of Education – Dennis Covington Superintendent – Dennis Covington Communications – Edwin Birch Assistant Superintendent – Matt Andersen Curriculum – Matt Andersen DERA – David Rand…
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Board ReCap – June 16, 2020

Board ReCap – June 16, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCap. Recognitions and Awards The Board congratulated students receiving Foundation scholarships for 2020 as submitted by Christal Watson, Director of the KCK Schools Foundation for Excellence. Community Comment Comments were shared by: Melissa Malcolm, MTSS Facilitator at Central Middle School - Topic: First Day of School for Students Tammy Haught, teacher and parent - Topic: Policy to Conduct Research in the District Board Updates The Board approved renewing the district’s membership in Schools For Fair Funding for 2020-2021 school year. Reports of the Superintendent Information Only - Dr. LaShonda Bilbo-Ervin,…
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Board ReCap – June 13, 2020

Board ReCap – June 13, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCap. Board Self Evaluation Results and Discussion The Board of Education discussed results of the Board Self-Evaluation as reported by Dr. Marcia Weseman, Leadership Services Field Specialist, KASB.  The Board will establish a date for a workshop to discuss next-steps at their regular meeting on June 16. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held by Zoom on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Posted June 15, 2020
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Board ReCap – June 6, 2020

Board ReCap – June 6, 2020

Click here for a print-friendly version of the Board ReCap. Reports of the Superintendent The Board approved the Human Resources Report and Recommendations. Board Discussion The Board met in Executive Session to discuss matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy interests of the party(s) involved under the Kansas Open Meetings Act.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held by Zoom on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Posted June 8, 2020
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Board ReCap – May 30, 2020

Board ReCap – May 30, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCAp. Budget Workshop The Board participated in a review of the proposed budget for 2020-2021.  Preliminary budgets were presented and discussed by the following departments: Nutritional Services - Josh Mathiasmeier Transportation - Miguel Martin Technology - Joe Fives Police Department - Chief Henry Horn Physical Operations - Doug Clements Finance - Tracy Kaiser Purchasing - Dennis Covington Chief Financial Officer - Dennis Covington Human Resources - Keli Tuschman Board Discussion The Board approved cancelling the June 9, 2020, regular meeting which conflicted with the Wyandotte High School graduation.  The Board…
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Board ReCap – May 26, 2020

Board ReCap – May 26, 2020

Click here to read a printable PDF version of this ReCap. Community Comment Comments from district staff regarding the Targeted Literacy Program were read by Board members. Board Updates Graduation 2020 – Sharita Hutton, Director of Communications, updated the Board on the status of plans for graduation ceremonies. The Board discussed results from a survey of district seniors. Bond projects – Lee Moore, JE Dunn, presented the bond budget tracking report and updated the Board on current bond projects. Reports of the Superintendent Dennis Covington, Chief Financial Officer, presented, as an informational report, the Superintendent’s proposed budget for 2020-2021.  Board…
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Board ReCap – May 16, 2020

Board ReCap – May 16, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of the ReCap. Reports of the Superintendent As requested by the Board, Matthew Andersen, Director of Curriculum, Dr. Troy Pitsch, Instructional Improvement Officer, and Kristen Scott, Director of ESL and interim Instructional Improvement Officer presented a review of the Targeted Literacy Program. The Board engaged in a collaborative review of the basic principles for equity literacy as facilitated by Dr. Jason Thompson, Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion. This was the first of a 3-part training. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held by Zoom on Tuesday,…
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Board ReCap – May 12, 2020

Board ReCap – May 12, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF copy of this ReCap. Community Comment Comments from the community regarding the following topics were received: Topic: Argentine Middle School Topic: District Communications Topic: Graduation 2020 Plans Board Updates Graduation 2020 – Sharita Hutton, Director of Communications, updated the Board on the status of plans for graduation ceremonies. A letter was shared from K. Allen Greiner, MD, Unified Government Public Health Department, congratulating the district on devising a relatively safe method to host graduation ceremonies during these challenging times. The Board asked the Communications Department to survey seniors regarding the planned ceremonies. Board…
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Board ReCap – May 8, 2020

Board ReCap – May 8, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of the ReCap. Board Discussion The special meeting was held to accept for first read and potential modification proposed changes to the following Board policies: GAAB Complaints of Discrimination GAAA Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination GACC Recruitment and Hiring GACCA Nepotism GAHB Political Activities The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held by Zoom on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Proposed changes and modifications will be accepted for a second read and discussion at this meeting. Posted May 19, 2020
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