Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Notes from Board of Education Work Session, 1/22/18

The Board of Education Work Session on Monday, January 22 will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ . To view the full agenda and the various reports, please visit BoardDocs .

The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes.

Call to order – 6 p.m.- Pledge of Allegiance
Public Forum - None
Public hearing on FY2019 proposed operating budget - None
Work Session

FY 2019 proposed operating budget

  • Kelly Submitted Questions and Answers
  • Lukas Submitted Questions and Answers
  • Budget Amendment
  • State revenue increased $3.1 million dollars primarily due to Net Taxable Income and the Guaranteed Tax Base but sways from year to year
  • Lukas - Cost to add one activity bus to each high school one day a week
    • Kelly - How would you pick the day/club some students would have to choose
  • Marshall - Proponent to activity buses
  • Kelly - Fine Arts funding increase; suggest MOUwith commissioners regarding teachers salaries
    • Lukas - what would make them adhere to it anymore than what is done now
    • Marshall - Ask state legislatures to mandate
    • Kelly - State law similar to police salaries
Policy 6431: Extracurricular activities and athletics eligibility requirements for grades 6-12

  • Eligibility Recommendations
  • Kelly Submitted Questions and Response
  • Abell - no issue with 6th and 9th grade waiver.  Against allowing F's and more than 5 absences.  Need better clarification in Policy/Rules regarding lawful/unlawful and excused/unexcused absences.
  • Lukas - Agree with clean start for 6th and 9th grade; against F's and a cap on absences.  requested more data
  • Kelly - Sees proposal as lowering the standard; against lowering for 6th and 9th
  • McGraw - all stakeholders were involved extensively and comfortable with recommendation as presented.
Executive Session


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