Board Meeting Highlights

  • What Happened at the Board of Education Meeting Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. What follows are highlights, not minutes, of the meeting.

    Official intent resolution. The board approved an intent resolution to make some bond funding eligible expenditures out of the operating budget in advance of the actual election and then reimburse such expenditures with bond proceeds upon the eventual sale of bonds. Chief Financial Officer Bruce Ellerman said some of those expenditures could include purchase of an additional modular classroom unit for Edgar Road School and some surveying on the Hixson site.

    Bond financial advisor. The board approved the hiring of Piper Jaffray as the district’s bond financial advisor.

    Food service contract. The board approved Chartwells’ proposal to manage food service operations for the district.

    Student Success. Assistant Superintendent Kristin Denbow presented the annual report on student success. The report included celebrations, critical issues and an explanation of the district Annual Performance Report. You can read the report here$file/2018-2019%20Student%20Success%20Report-Revised.pdf

    Attendance. Student Services Director John M. Thomas reported on district attendance. He said that last school year, through the second to last week of this February, elementary attendance was 96.5 percent, Steger and Hixson 95.5 percent and the High School 94.8 percent. Our district’s average daily attendance is 95.76 percent, on which state aid is based.