• Board meeting summary

    School Board meeting summary, April 11, 2017

     

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    Termination of probationary staff

    Due to decreases/changes in enrollment, elimination of positions, uncertainty of funding, lack of funds, performance or return from leave of senior teachers, the Board voted to terminate 28 probationary teachers. 
     

    Proposed placement of certified staff on unrequested leave

    Due to decreases/changes in enrollment, elimination of positions, uncertainty of funding, lack of funds, requests for voluntary unrequested leave of absence, or return from leave of senior teachers, the Board voted to propose four learning resource teaching staff positions for unrequested leave of absence.

     

    Summer projects

    John Ward, assistant superintendent - human resources and operations, discussed upcoming summer construction projects. Plans for summer include re-roofing at Bel Air Elementary School and Pinewood Elementary School and HVAC improvements. For more information, click on 4.3 in the bookmarks section here.

    Start times options

    Earlier in 2017, the Board reaffirmed its commitment to establishing later high school start times and indicated it will make a decision later this spring for implementation in fall 2018. At the April 11 Board meeting, the administration presented an additional option that was developed with the help of a transportation consultant. View the additional option here.

    The Board discussed the advantages and challenges of the additional option and compared it to the previous options shared with the community. In agreement with the medical evidence and research that later high school start times would better align with teens’ unique sleep needs, the Board indicated a preference for an option that features an 8:35 a.m. start time for the high schools. The Board asked the administration to collect community feedback on the two options that feature an 8:35 a.m. start time for the high schools. To review those options and provide feedback, visit here. The Board will review the feedback and make a decision at the April 25 Board meeting.

     

    Updates

    The Board discussed issues and updates related to AMSD. 


    Thank you

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Nathan Ufer, Diane & Thomas Hinds, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Pi Beta Phi, Joyce David, Linda O’Leary, Robin Chattopadhyay, Greg Herder, Karrie Sperbeck, Karen Gilberg, Michelle Sherman, and Jon Skuip.


    A look ahead

    April 25, 7 p.m., regular meeting
    May 4, 6:30 p.m., work session 
     
     
     
     

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