Board of Education Meeting Re-cap

The Fairview Park Board of Education held its regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium at Gilles-Sweet Elementary.

Listen to the recording here (under Library > Board Meeting Audio Recordings)

Highlights Include:

  • Former board member Mrs. Debbie Tidwell was appointed to fill the vacancy after Mr. St. John's resignation earlier this month. She will serve the remainder of the term through December 31, 2019.
  • Ms. Carrie Sullivan presented an update to the Board on the activities and events of the Family and Community Engagement department as well as grants and accolades received by the district. She presented the Board with the Purple Star recognition from the Ohio Department of Education for the support provided to military families in the district. Ms. Sullivan presented a draft outline of activities for the 2019-20 school year, which can be viewed here.
  • Dr. Wagner provided a preliminary longitudinal enrollment update (10/2009 - 08/2019), which can be viewed here. He noted that Kindergarten enrollment is up. A teacher has been re-called to serve as a Kindergarten teacher from the original reduction in faculty list from the spring. He noted that the individuals who were part of the staff reductions had either been called back to FPCS or found a position with another district.
  • Dr. Wagner provided an update on the withdrawal survey that the district has deployed to current families who un-enroll. The survey will also be sent to families who have left the district over the past 2 years. Data will be collected and information presented to the board for review on a regular basis.

The Board approved a consent agenda consisting of:
3 sets of meeting minutes
9 items under Human Resources
7 items under Business
1 item under Finance

The parent/student handbooks were approved by the board. Families will be required to review and acknowledge the handbooks during the returning student registration process.

Please note the following changes to upcoming meetings:

The special board meeting/work session originally scheduled for October 1 will now be held on October 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium.

The October 2019 Regular Board Meeting originally scheduled for October 15 will now be held October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium. This is so that members of the Board may attend Polaris Career Center's ribbon cutting ceremony.

Upcoming Meetings:

September 3, 6 p.m. 
Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium
Special Board Meeting/Work Session

September 17, 6:30 p.m. 
Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium
Regular Board Meeting