Public Meeting Minutes: October 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Committee of the Whole

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October 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Committee of the Whole Minutes

October 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Committee of the Whole
1. Public Comments on Agenda Items - This is the proper time for public questions and comments on agenda items only. Please make sure a request form is given to the Board Vice-President before the meeting begins.
Discussion:  Present Doris Nancy Jon Randy Janet Mitch Lisa Absent Steve Jim Jon called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Are live streaming this meeting again. Open Meeting act is posted No spoke at this time.
2. Curriculum Review - World Language
Speaker(s):  Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  3 HS Teacher here. Spanish French UNL German a China - Distance Learning Apsen Emory, Salame Dodge and Christina Jerez. List of what is taught at every level will be sent out. Reading, writing, speaking, listening. Try to have 90% spoken language. Use group, partner work. Keep then engaged peaked. Shared several projects that students have created. The wrote and design children books in Spanish. Did a fashion show and also a catalog of clothing. 3rd and 4th level did Voki used on website all spoken in Spanish. Kids do writing activities in the hallways, use creativity, they sing tpr activities involves only in Spanish telling it at there level doing it by actions. Lots of hands on and group work. Just completed giving them an oral test. Sometimes struggle on paper, but they are speaking. How many kids all Spanish 23-27 each class and Spanish 4 - 30 - Spanish 3 53 students. Independt High School German - 1 French 2 - 3 students - Korslaun assists Chineese - 25 to 30.
3. Elementary Facility Information & Study
Speaker(s):  Pat Nauroth
Discussion:  Preschool has own area with entrance, two gyms Higher need area, office nurse area,kitchen and maintenance commons with stage area, media and computer area and 3 educational areas. Each wing 7 classromms and one activity room. Parking, playground areas and drop off areas. Is divided up into areas by grade levels. Have common areas that everyone can use in the middle area. It is like a school in a building. This plan would be max of 30 acres up but no less than 22. Storage concern. Certain areas would be storm area. This meets all our need and dive in deeper to make it fit a location. This will continue to evolve. It is a quality design, not lots of bells and whistles. Elementary principals have met with designers 3 or 4 times. They talked about having natural light, which we do not have now in some buildings. Jon have we allowed for expansion is sped area as we know that they grow. The wing with high needs would have room to expand, but we also need to make sure we can include them in the classroom. Lisa how many rooms in pre K - 5-6 room, toddler room. Have we allowed for an all day pre-k? If we do 3 and 4 all day there is not enough space. Preliminary numbers - Janet - Estimator should have something in few weeks. Jon need to look at areas that have potential to expand if need to do not lock us in. Janet would rather build what we need and plan for future and not go back in 3 years for another bond. Randy must make sure we can afford so the bond does not fail in three times. Janet must sell it right. We are going to do it right the first time like we did the football field - Lisa. Doris have we looked at what education is doing in the future for education for technology, private space. Can plan for 5 or are we looking at 15 years. John did remind them this is preliminary not detailed. Have public access to the gym for night use. Doris get public input on issues we are not thinking of. Nice for the community so the can use them. Classroom square footage is 900 to 1000 square feet. November or December hire someone to do the survey and this will allow us to put info into the community
4. Superintendent Report
Discussion:  Pat 3 Things Policy review of Policy 8210 not changing now, but wanted to share with them. Pat will not go to the National covention. Last year when this happened we sent another board member. Policy 1135 - Annual Report - Rule 10 governs. When we looked at this policy we found we do not do a district calendar but not do not print it is on the website. Since the calendar was out of date the day it went to print. The change will reflect that it is on the web. To the Board in November - 3 readings. Committee of the Whole November on Thanks giving and one in December during break. Pat would recommend move Nov COW to thursday after bd meeting on November 14. Update in curriculum area, maintenance work over Christmas break by Terry. Second not committee of the whole in December. BEA meeting they did present a letter asking to be recongized to 15-16 at december meeting.
5. Public Comments - This is the proper time for public questions and comments on any topic. Please make sure a request form is given to the Board Vice-President before the meeting begins.
Discussion:  No one spoke at this time. adjourn at 8:11 PM
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