Public Meeting Agenda: April 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Board of Education Study Session

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April 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Board of Education Study Session Agenda

April 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Board of Education Study Session
1. Call to Order
1.1. Roll Call
Rationale:  If any board member is absent, there will need to be a  motion to excuse the absence.
2. Declaration of a Legal Meeting
3. Reports and Discussion Items
3.1. Board Committee & Building Visit Reports
3.2. Technology Bond Hearing & Action Item
Rationale:  There will be a Technology Bond Hearing at 7:15 p.m. tonight at the City Council Chambers. 
3.3. Roof Projects Update
3.4. May Board Events
Rationale:  1. National Honor Society Banquet/Honors Night
  • Thursday, May 16 at the High School 
  • Dinner in small gym at 5:30 p.m. (Board President will address parents/students)
  • Honors/Awards to follow in Johnny Carson Theatre at 7:00 p.m.
2. Completion Ceremony
  • Wednesday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Johnny Carson Theatre
3. Graduation
  • Sunday, May 19, 2:00 p.m.
  • at High School
  • Meet in High School Office at 1:30 p.m.
  • Board President will speak; all board members seated on stage

3.5. Legislative Update
Rationale: 
  • LB 407 - TEOSSA (State Aid) - Senator Sullivan priority bill.
  • LB 438 - Priority Schools - Senator Adams priority bill.
  • LB 553/LB 263 - School Retirement
  • LB 495 was advanced to General File by the Education Committee; it is a designated Speaker priority bill. LB 495 would provide funds from the Education Innovation Fund (lottery proceeds) to support the Early Childhood Education Grant Program
  • Other
3.6. Technology Visit/Planning
Rationale:  Team visiting Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson High School regarding their Chromebook Teaching & Learning Initiative.
  • Team of 10 to include Board, Administration, Core High School Teachers, and Technology staff
  • Each of the core teachers will be provided with a set of Chromebooks for their classroom as a pilot - as soon as they arrive and into the first semester of 2013-2014.
  • Core teachers will be provided classrooms support in the integration of technology tools
  • High School staff will share information about instructional practices and all high school staff will be provided with ongoing professional development 
  • High School staff and administration will determine next steps with students.
3.7. District Staffing
4. Action Items
4.1. Executive Session
Rationale:  The board may need to move into Executive Session for the purpose of discussion of certified staff contract negotiations and for personnel matters.
4.1.1. Move out of Executive Session
5. Minutes of Meetings
6. Other
6.1. Business Meeting Agenda
6.2. Language Arts Curriculum
Rationale:  Adoption and purchase of the 3-5 language arts curriculum that Bob presented last meeting is on the business meeting agenda for approval tonight.
7. Adjournment
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