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BOARD BRIEFS

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Student Recognition

The Board recognized students from each of our schools with Student Ignite Awards for their academic, social-emotional, and extra curricular achievements.  Many families were in attendance to support their children and hear the accolades from the staff who nominated their students.  The district is grateful to partner with our supportive parents/guardians and amazing staff to encourage growth and learning in our classrooms!  Congratulations to all of the students who earned awards!

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Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board approved consent agenda items including routine financial and personnel reports.  Other consent agenda items included the approval of the following: policies that were presented for first read at the January Board Meeting, the 2024-2025 School Calendar, and the June 30, 2023 Audit. 
  • The Board President's Report included Board Self-Monitoring and Board Committee reports and reports from the Finance & Facilities Committee, Policy Committee and SASED Committee.
  • Other Action Items included the approval of Student Fees for the 2024-25 School Year, as follows:
    • Registration Fees (K-8) - $150 per student
      • Early Bird Discount for all students is $50 off if registration is completed by June 7, 2024.
    • Technology Fees (K-8) - $50 per student.
    • Middle School Fees (6-8) - $17 gym fee, $24 Yearbook fee, no athletic fee.
    • Food Service -  Elementary - $1.80 Breakfast, $3.20 Lunch, $.50 milk.  Middle School - $1.80 Breakfast, $3.20 Lunch, $.90 milk.
  • Ms. Reiley Straub presented the Financial Dashboard.
  • Dr. Castillo shared the Superintendent's Report to the Board, which included the Student & Staff Attendance Dashboard, and the following:
  • Residency Verification:  The district will again utlize CLEAR for residency verification, which is a third party public database to automatically verify current student address information. This process proved to be successful last year in streamlining the residency verification process, which safeguards district resources for taxpayers and is convenient for families.
    • Similar to last year, if residency is verified through CLEAR for current families, there is no need to submit additional paperwork to verify that you live within district boundaries.
    • Families of Kindergarten students and any new family to the district will need to verify residency at the school they are enrolling at.
  • Calendar Notes:
    • Monday, April 1:  Schools will be open to make up for the January snow day.
    • Friday, May 24:  Last day of school, as long as we do not have any additional snow/emergency days.
  • Dr. Carrie Buckley, Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning gave a presentation on Winter Benchmark Data to the Board, providing an overview of student benchmark assessments from each our schools.
  • The Administrators submitted written reports and gave oral presentations to the Board.

Upcoming Events

  • ​​​​​​​Friday, March 1 - No School - Teacher Institute Day
  • Wednesday, March 6 - Report Card Distribution 
  • Thursday, March 21 - Regular Board of Education Meeting @ 7 pm - SW Innovation Center
  • Friday, March 22 - ECC Parent Education Day
  • Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 - No School - Spring Break
  • Monday, April 1 - School Resumes 

Ignite the power and potential of each student.