Board of Education Meeting (2)

Board of Education to Meet Wednesday, December 19
Posted on 12/17/2018
SDOW LogoThe School District of Washington’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the district office at 7 p.m.

Among the items on the agenda are:

School Board Filing: School board filing opened on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 8 a.m. for two, three-year terms. Jason Oesterly filed on opening day, and Matt Wilson filed on Dec. 13. To date, no additional candidates have filed. Board filing closes on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.

Belcher Scholarship Applicant: MSBA and FutureBuilders established the Belcher scholarship program in memory of John T. Belcher, who was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri school districts. The learning environment for thousands of Missouri’s public school students was improved as a result of his work.

A $750 scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA’s 17 regions. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay. The statewide winner will be selected from this group of Regional Winners.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship contact the Washington High School Guidance Office. The Guidance Office makes their recommendation based on GPA, ACT score, leadership, and involvement in school activities. Their recommendation is Sophie Koritz.

Student Representative Report: Sophie Koritz, Student Representative, will share a report at the meeting with the Board of Education.

Approval of 2017-18 Audit: Daniel Jones and Associates have completed their audit of the 2017-18 school year. The Audit Committee, consisting of Dr. Jane Reed, Ms. Joël Cracchiolo, Bob Oreskovic, and John Freitag, are scheduled to meet on December 14 with Jamie Bahr from Daniel Jones and Associates and reviewed the audit report. Bahr will also be at the meeting to report on the audit findings.

Substitute Pay Proposal: Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rachael Franssen will provide the Board documents regarding the District's substitute pay.

South Point Gymnasium Remediation: Hoener and Associates prepared the bid specification documents and public notice was given to complete the work. Bid opening took place on December 11. Currently, interviews are being conducted with the low bidder. If results are satisfactory, a contractor will be put in front of the Board for approval. If not, interviews will occur with the next low or best bid.

Ballot Language and Resolution: Documents will be provided to the Board that includes a resolution calling for a special election, and the official ballot language for the April 2019 election.

Strategic Plan Document - 1st Reading: The Strategic Plan will have an administrative review and Strategic Planning Team review, with final approval at the January board meeting. It will also go out for public review the week of December 17, and revisions will occur between first reading and final approval.

Student Information System Recommendation: The process to request and evaluate proposals for a Student Information System has been underway since early summer. Due to the important function of this program, the timeline was carefully considered, and multiple people have been involved with reviewing the proposals. Two companies, SIS K-12 and Lumen Touch, provided proposals. Both companies provided on-site demonstrations of their programs to several staff members from multiple District departments.

Curriculum: Curriculum revision is an on-going process, and documents will be provided to the Board containing samples of completed curriculum revisions.

Click here for the BoardDocs website to see the complete agenda for the Dec. 19 Board of Education meeting.