Public Meeting Minutes: July 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM - Special Board Meeting of the Board of Education

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July 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM - Special Board Meeting of the Board of Education Minutes

July 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM - Special Board Meeting of the Board of Education
I. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
Discussion:  Board President, Francis Kuehler recommended an addendum to the agenda to go into closed session after discussion of goals.
II. Presentation - RVW/BCDM
Discussion:  Dan Keiter and Bob Mabrey presented the work of the Middle School Design Team from the Quality of Life phase to a working building designed for middle school students. Bob presented the school diagram to the board and expressed his appreciation for the ideas of the design team. Mr. Keiter and Mr. Mabrey then went through site development costs, building costs, etc. with the board.
III. Presentations from Directors
Discussion:  Mr. Harris, Director of Student Services - Things that were added and beefed up in student services. Autism, handbook, connection newsletter, professional development. Leonard Kwapnioski - This summer in technology. Focus on training and integration of all equipment into the curriculum. The next two years and the technology plan. On-line training at the start of school will be available. All machines have been updated and new labs were replaced and the machines were re-allocated. Printers have been installed. Back-up servers are now in place. On Tuesday we kicked off the iPads with the administrative team. Part of our Phase II. Network upgrade this year. We are doing Google Mail for 11th and 12th graders. Start how we can have teachers use on-line documents. Discoverers.org Dr. Loeffelholz presented for Business and Finance - Cost comparison of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Preliminary budget for 2011-2012
IV. Dinner at Administration Building - No Business will be Discussed.
V. Goals
Discussion:  The board reviewed the two district goals: 1. All grade levels at the elementary level will identify "Key Concepts" in reading and math. All subject areas at the secondary level will identify "Key Concepts" for their courses. The board identified the next step as, "How do we know if they know our Key Concepts"? 2. Develop a Middle School plan. Step #1 and Step #4 have been completed. A pending bond issue will address Step #2 and #3. This goal will be a working goal over the next year during the bond campaign.
VI. Executive Session
VII. Resignation/Retirement of Jeff Page, Executive Director of Business Operations
VIII. Sales of 28.98 Acres
IX. Adjourn
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