Sept. 3 Board Briefing
The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5:25 p.m. on September 3, 2013. The Board conducted a list of business items.
The Board of Education was proud to recognize the achievement of one of our teachers and a group of our students.
Jed Palmer, Sierra Middle School’s Electronic Publications and Multimedia Advisor, was recently awarded the 2013 Colorado High School Press Association’s Advisor of the Year Award. He is the first teacher from a middle school to receive this honor.
Jed is the advisor for the yearbook, broadcast and online news program at Sierra Middle School, where he has taught since 2002. He also serves as a department chair for Sierra’s arts and technical electives and as the school’s Classroom Resource Teacher, providing front-line tech support for more than 11-hundred users who use more than 4-hundred devices.
Finally, Jed was appointed as the Colorado High School Press Association’s first ever Middle School Coordinator in 2012, and was reelected to that post on the organization’s board this year.
Challenge 2 Excellence teacher Glenn Thompson and some of his students wrote a book to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook and Aurora theatre shootings.
After compiling artwork and clippings that they thought would help uplift the spirits of those directly affected by the shootings, the students decided to publish their work, with the ultimate goal of sending proceeds and a few copies of their book to families of victims in both Aurora and Newtown.
Assistant Superintendent Dan McMinimee and Castle View High School students made a presentation proposing a minimal change to Board of Education File: JECBA Admission of Foreign Students. View presentation
Members of the Student Advisory Group followed up to policy change suggestions regarding board file: IKF-R-3. This concept was previously approved by the Board of Education in May 2013. This brief presentation will share the specific policy and documentation process changes with the Board of Education. View presentation
Internal Information Officer Randy Barber presented an update on the district’s communication efforts.
Development and Innovation Officer Pat McGraw and Chief Finance Officer Bonnie Betz presented an update on the progress of our charter schools. View presentation
The Board of Education engaged in public comment with a member of the community.
Adoption of Consent Agenda
Board members voted by a margin of 6-0 to adopt items on the Consent Agenda.
Approved items on the consent agenda included: (LINKS Available to all of the below items)
- Adoption of Consent Agenda: Staff recommendations, detailed in Agenda Items #19 - #28, organized for Board of Education block approval.
- Castle View High School - CDOT Easement
- Approval of Storage Area Network
- Approve Revised FY 2012-2013 Budget Resolution and FY 2012-2013 Appropriation Resolution
- Board Policy: JECBA - Admission of Foreign Students
- Board Policy: ADC Tobacco Free Schools
- Board Policy: IKFB Community Service
- Board Policy: JICG - Smoking and Other Uses of Tobacco by Students
- Board of Education Resolution Regarding Employee Compensation and Student Based Budgets
- Unofficial Board of Education Minutes
- Personnel Changes