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August 23, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights


Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a technology report with updates on Technology Integration, Innovation and Professional Development, Technology for Communications, Student Information Systems, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.
Technology Report

Voting Item: Revisions to Policy IKE (Promotion and Retention)
The board voted to approve the suggested revisions to policy IKE (Promotion and Retention).
Policy IKE Suggested Revision
Voting Item: Name for Elementary School 20
The board voted to approve the naming committee’s recommendation that Elementary 20 be named Jackson Creek Elementary for the creek that is part of the Gills Creek Watershed where the school is located.
Update: Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion - Year 1 Review
Chief Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Officer Dr. Helen Grant presented the 2015-2016 year-end review which included: district strength, weaknesses, staff development and training, community outreach and next steps.

Year-end Report
Community Conversations Summary
Update: Communications Plan
Chief Communications Officer Libby Roof presented an update on the Strategic Communications Plan. Using research collected from the 2015 Communications Audit, the Richland Two Strategic Communications Plan outlines strategies the district can use to deliver key messages as effectively as possible; to prioritize key communication and partnership resources and activities; to address communication gaps; to improve overall communication practices; to assist Richland Two leaders in their efforts to communicate more consistently and effectively; to interpret public attitudes; to identify and help shape policies and procedures in the public interest; and to carry on involvement and information activities, which earn public understanding and support.
The observations, recommendations, objectives and action items are included in this plan in order to build effective communication in a school system that is committed to continuous improvement, maintaining quality and excellence, and serving the needs of all of its students and constituents to the best of its ability.
Communications Plan
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