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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Condensed Minutes, Board Meeting 5-20-2008

Minutes of Board Meeting


I am posting these minutes to expedite information dissemination. Much more complete and detailed minutes will be posted in 4-6 weeks on the school district’s website. In the mean time, these minutes are what I feel were the big “takeaways”, a macro look at my impression of the meeting. These are condensed, abbreviated, shortened, and to the point.

Public Forum:

27 Speakers

16 Speakers said--- keep Carver/Century open!
1 Speaker said--- look at Administrative/Professional positions to be cut, to save money!
7 Speakers said--- keep transportation available for PATS center!
1 Speaker said the district has more that $1 million available to save via not insuring five facilities.
1 Speaker said she felt there were too many required government “training exams” and “testing procedures”
1 Speaker said---do not alter school start times!

Priscilla Griffith—recognized as stellar employee of the month

No PTA presentation

April Meeting Minutes Approved

Entire Consent Agenda, minus Personnel Planning Document, ( Human Resource Services C 1.G.#20) approved.

All Curriculum items approved

All Finance items approved

All Purchasing items approved

All Operations items approved

Draft Affirmative Action Plan—pulled from agenda

Permission to Advertise Revisions to School District Chapter 2—granted via 5-0 vote.

(Entire Consent Agenda was meticulously covered and discussed at length during a marathon 4 hour board workshop held during the morning/early afternoon of 5-16-2006)

Item #20----Personnel Planning Document(PPD)---discussed briefly then voted on. Board voted to accept the Superintendent’s recommended Personnel Planning Document, by a 3-2 vote. Claudia Brown-Curry and Jeff Bergosh voted to reject the PPD.

Board voted to accept the superintendent’s recommendation regarding the following:

20 students expelled from regular school facilities for various infractions, including 17 for possession of marijuana.

3 Employees be suspended

1 Employee be terminated

Meeting adjourned at 7:30.

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