Board Meeting Summary for Monday, December 4

The Board of Education provides a "Board Meeting Summary" after each Board meeting. The summary includes a brief description of the main topics and action items. These summaries are not meant to replace minutes. The minutes for each meeting are approved and posted after the next regularly scheduled meeting. We hope these summaries provide some basic information and context around the reports, presentations and action items. For the full packet of information including presentations and reports,  Click Here.

Meetings are video streamed live online and the videos are archived on the District website, Click Here. Please note the time markers throughout the document below for your convenience.

Roll Call
President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D'Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Superintendent Reports | watch
  • 2018/2019 School Registration will open on Monday January 29.  Please look for more information coming soon.
  • Calendar Committee has met a couple of times and continues to work through the 2018 school year calendar. The group is attempting to secure additional time in the summer for the construction projects. Board Vice President Buchholz will be giving the Board a report at the meeting on December 18.  
  • Special Education Strategic Plan Committee Update - Director of Student Services Laurel O'Brien presented an update from their last meeting. The next meeting is March 7, 2018. Click here for the presentation to the Board.  

Board Reports  |  watch

Public Participation  |  watch

Discussion Items  |  watch 

2018 Summer Capital Projects
Superintendent Gordon and Director of Buildings and Grounds Dave Scarmardo outlined what is planned for the upcoming summer. There are very slight changes to the plan since October 16. Administration shared that they will be seeking Board approval to move forward with the process in order to get bid documents prepared and out. Completing this process early allows the District to capture the best bids possible.

2018-2019 Budget Discussion
Superintendent Gordon and the Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented the draft of the District's Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Financial Report (AFR) from the auditors.  
  • Based on the AFR, the District increased the District fund balance by an additional $5.4 million. This was due to an increase of 2.5% in revenue and a reduction of 5.5% in expenditures.  The District is recommending a reduction of $300,000 to the 2018/19 budget in conjunction with recommending the Board capture the entire amount available through the levy process. By 2023, the District, with this plan, will have a fund balance of 27.99% while accomplishing the $2 million dollars in annual capital projects.

Action Items
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Consent Agenda
Personnel Report
Employment Recommendations

Finance, Facilities & Operations:
School District Payment Order -  November 14 - November 27

Board Meeting Minutes
  • November 20, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes
  • November 20, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes-Closed
  • November 27, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes
  • November 27, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes-Closed

(Voted yes:  Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D'Ambrosio, Nelson)

Superintendent Recommendations
  • 2018 Summer Capital Projects - See above for details.
(Voted yes:  Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D'Ambrosio, Nelson)

  • Referendum Construction Projects - The Board took formal action on accepting and authorizing FQC to proceed with preparing for the official bid process and for Wight & Co. to move into the Construction Document Phase.  Once bids are received, reviewed and vetted (sometime in March) they will be presented to the Board for action.     
(Voted yes:  Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D'Ambrosio, Nelson)

Other watch 

Adjourn to Closed Session
(Voted yes:  Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D'Ambrosio, Nelson)

Upcoming Meetings
-Monday, December 18, 2017, Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Central Services Office
-Monday, January 8, 2017, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Central Services Office