The Board approved the consent agenda as presented. The consent agenda includes personnel, stipends, board bills, and meeting minutes. Click on the link to access the meeting agenda and then scroll down to see Consent Agenda items beginning under number 3.
Approve Resolution #19.13 providing for and requiring the submission of a proposition for the issuance of School Building Bonds to the voters of the District, at the consolidated election to be held on the 2nd day of April, 2019
The Board voted to approve Resolution #19.13, putting a bond measure in the amount of $129,999,000 on the April 2, 2019 ballot. At the December 17 meeting, the Board voted to put a bond measure in the amount of $130 million on the April 2 ballot. The Board left open December 17 the possibility of returning to that number and adding more specific language to the ballot measure before the filing deadline of January 14, 2019.
The project list and the ballot proposition language can be found
Board President Bill Carpenter read a statement about the latest ruling on the Manley lawsuit. That statement and the judicial opinion can be found
Superintendent Dr. Bruce Law wished everyone a Happy New Year and welcomed students back to school when they return January 8.
As requested by the Board at the December 17 meeting, Administration presented a preliminary report on how to achieve curriculum equity. In addition to common courses, textbooks, fees, curriculum, final exams and anchor assessments, Administration presented two structures and timelines to achieve these goals.
For the January 22 meeting, the Board requested additional information with a more specific timeline and cost estimates for the supports required to do the curriculum equity work.
Agreement for Professional Services - Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Tammy Prentiss presented to the Board a proposal for a partnership with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). The proposal provides for a board-certified behavior analyst two days per week at the high schools and at the Transition Center to serve students with autism. The cost for CARD services will be funded through the IDEA grant. The proposal will come back to the Board for approval at the January 22 meeting.
Andrew Mace from Klein Hall CPAs LLC presented the Annual Financial Report (AFR) and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2018, both are available on the District website
, then click on Financial Reports on the left sidebar. Mr. Mace reported that the District received a clean report and demonstrated strong financial controls.
District Administration completed the AFR and CAFR before October 15 as required by the Board. Usually, the AFR/CAFR presentation is made to the Board at the Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting in November. As explained to the Board at the November 5 COW, on October 19, a communication was sent out by the Office of the Auditor General to all Teacher Retirement System (TRS) employers, informing them that the Teacher Health Insurance Security Fund - Financial Audit had been removed from their website due to errors found in the report. This error required the District’s auditors to revise the already completed AFR and CAFR. This presentation reflected the necessary revisions.
Bid 19-004: Native Landscape Maintenance Services
Administration recommended awarding Bid 19-004 Native Landscape Maintenance Services to Tallgrass Restoration LLC for a three-year contract in the amount of $20,295. The item will come back for a vote at the January 22 meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.