December 11 Board Meeting
The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on December 11, 2014. The Board discussed 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 online at the official DCSD Live Stream Channel.
Student and staff recognition
Two quartets from Ponderosa High School provided entertainment at the beginning of the Board of Education meeting. The group also shared details regarding the upcoming Continental League Music Festival on January 12, 2015 at the Boettcher Concert Hall. A number of DCSD students are expected to take part in the concert.
Jack Arrowsmith and Sheri Davis from the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder's Office provided an overview of the Student Election Judge Program.
Draft FY 2013-2014 Audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Presentation
Chief Financial Officer Bonnie Betz and Director of Finance Jana Schleusner presented the draft FY 2013-2014 audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The external auditor has submitted to the District the external audit. The results were shared with the Fiscal Oversight Committee on November 6, 2014. All financial statements are complete and audited.
Legislative Proposals Briefing
Board and staff members discussed testing, data collection and the upcoming legislative session.
TCAP and Balanced Assessment Data
Chief Assessment and Systems Performance Officer Matt Reynolds provided board members with a summary of assessment results from 2013-14.
Board Committee and Liaison Reports
Board Report: President and Vice President Items
Board President Kevin Larsen recognized members of Boy Scout Troop 873 for attending tonight’s meeting.
Adoption of Consent Agenda
Directors voted by a margin of 7-0 to approve the consent agenda.
Easement Deed and Agreement for Septic Easement – Larkspur
Easement Deed w Exhibits_Larkspur 12-11-14
New Course Proposals
Algebra I PTR Lab
Algebra II Trigonometry PTR Lab
Experimental Design and Research in Biotechnology
Geometry PTR Lab
Intro to Positive Psychology
MYP 8th Grade Integrated Science
8th Grade Integrated Science
MYP 7th Grade Integrated Science
7th Grade Integrated Science
6th Grade Integrated Science
Board of Education Consideration of RFP Award for Survey Consulting/Action
Directors voted by a margin of 7-0 to award a contract to PCG Consulting.
Proposed 2014-2015 Mill Levy Adoption
Directors voted by a margin of 7-0 to approve the 2014-2015 mill levy.
Full-Day Kindergarten Tuition
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Ted Knight informed directors of a proposed change to full-day kindergarten tuition, not to exceed $3,205 per student.
Directors voted by a margin of 7-0 to approve the change in kindergarten tuition.
Members of the Board of Education engaged in a public comment period with members of the community.
The Board adjourned the meeting at 10:05 p.m.
VIDEO: Board of Education President Kevin Larsen recaps Thursday's meeting.