Board Briefing September 15
The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5:34 p.m. on September 15, 2015. The Board conducted business items and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members. The live stream of board meetings can be found on the official DCSD Livestream channel.
Call to Order and Roll Call
Board of Education members in attendance: Kevin Larsen, Meghann Silverthorne, Richard Robbins, Judith Reynolds and James Geddes.
Pledge of Allegiance
Convene in Executive Session (a closed session)
Re-Convene Regular Session (7:09 p.m.)
The Douglas County School District Board of Education is always proud to recognize the achievements of our staff and student. During the September 15 Board meeting, it was strides made in Staff Wellness that were celebrated.
Janeen McDonald with the American Heart Association was on hand to present Michele Carter, DCSD's Staff Wellness Coordinator and Superintendent Fagen with the Fit-Friendly Worksite Platinum Award, the Association's pinnacle of corporate wellness. The program is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America, by recognizing worksites for making the health and wellness of their employees a priority.
DCSD Budget Director Scott Smith presented information about the FY 2014-2015 4th Quarter Financial Report.
Chief Human Resources Officer Brian Cesare and his team provided their annual Human Resources Update.
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Steve Cook, Chief Internal Communications Officer Randy Barber and Tom McMillen, the director of Choice Programming, provided the Board with a tour of the new EmpowerED Choices tool, which is expected to launch in mid-October.
Chief Academic Officer Dana Strother and her team spoke about progress made in implementing the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, including efforts to reimagine the Elementary Progress Report.
Board of Education Reports
Adoption of Consent Agenda
22. Novel Adoptions
The BOE voted 5-0 to adopt all of the items in the Consent Agenda except Item #19 which was pulled for discussion.
25. Second Reading of Policy Regarding the Sharing of Instructional Resources with Parents
The BOE voted 5-0 to adopt Action Item #25.
26. First Reading: Consideration of Proposed Changes to Open Enrollment Policies
Discussion by BOE.
The BOE adjourned at 10:17 p.m.