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District board meeting recap Dec. 17

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District board meeting recap Dec. 17

Superintendent Fulton gives his remarks about strategic planning during the Dec. 17 board of education meeting.

Superintendent Fulton gives his remarks about strategic planning during the Dec. 17 board of education meeting.

Grace Altenhofen

Superintendent Fulton gives his remarks about strategic planning during the Dec. 17 board of education meeting.

Grace Altenhofen

Grace Altenhofen

Superintendent Fulton gives his remarks about strategic planning during the Dec. 17 board of education meeting.

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

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The following is a summary of the Dec. 17 SMSD Board of Education meeting.

 

  • Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Nov. 26 regular and special meetings, as well as Nov. 13 and Dec. 10 board retreats

 

  • Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton
    • Roesland Elementary was named a 2018 National ESEA Distinguished School
    • Christa McAuliffe Elementary was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency for composting
    • SM South Associate Principal Nicholas Platko was given the Honor Administrator Award from the Northeast District of Kansas Music Educators Association
    • Biomedical teacher Brenda Bott was honored by Stanford University
    • Rhein Benninghoven custodian Michael Wesner and Apache Innovative School special education teacher Rebecca Dopheide were named SMSD All Stars

 

  • Reports from Board Members
    • Deb Zila attended the KSB convention and said the professional services committee is looking at hiring internal legal counsel
    • Mary Sinclair said KASB voted to approve their legislative platform

 

  • The board reviewed the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

 

  • Discussion about SMSD’s legislative platform, as well as the joint district platform with all six Johnson County school districts

 

  • The board reviewed definitions for committees and advisory boards

 

  • Superintendent Fulton gave a brief overview of the upcoming process for strategic planning

 

  • Presentation on graduation rates, Measures of Academic Performance testing and Career and Technical Education

 

  • Approval of consent agenda items

 

  • Approval of action items, including approval of both legislative platforms and revised programs of study

 

  • Comments from Board
    • Mary Sinclair expressed gratitude for having two meetings per month instead of one
    • Patty Mach congratulated Johnson County superintendents for their hard work on the issue of mental health
    • Sara Goodburn said SM North will hold a public session about mental health in January
    • Deb Zila wished everyone a good break
    • Brad Stratton thanked his fellow board members for their work
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