Update on Board Goals
The Board received an update on progress toward district goals. The report shows on-grade level progress for students PreK - 12 in reading and math based on multiple measures.
Since the goals were adopted, several changes have been made in Kansas education - adoption of new College & Career Ready standards that influence the curriculum, waivers to NCLB as we await the re-authorization of ESEA, new state assessments and changes in instructional frameworks.
Dr. George Abel and Ryan Karjala, associate executive director for Assessments & Accountability, shared a variety of measures of progress. State assessment results will not be available until fall. The preliminary report demonstrates a new framework for encompassing multiple measures of academic progress toward college and career ready achievement.
Paul Beadles, director of IT Operations, updated the board on summer projects being completed by the Technology Department summer staff. Projects include a new website that will be launched in August, making needed changes in the system to accommodate all-wireless classrooms, and preparing 3,572 Chromebooks for student use in August.
District Fees & Usage Rates
Elementary Staff Handbook
The board approved revisions to the elementary certified staff handbook for 2015-16.
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant
The board accepted a $62,900 Fresh Fruits & Vegetable Grant from KSDE for Logan Avenue, Riverside, Walnut & WA White schools. The board directed the administration to use local funds to include the program at Timmerman and Village schools.
The board accepted a quote for property and casualty insurance totaling $471,453, a decrease from the current year.