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January 26, 2016 School Board meeting highlights


Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities update on R2i2 and a technology report with updates on Instructional Technology and Professional Development, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.

Technology Report

Facilities Update

Special Recognitions
Students, staff and board members were recognized for their achievements. Teachers who received their National Board Certification were also recognized. 

Student Focus: Fame at Dent Middle School
Catherine Campbell, FAME Lead Teacher at Dent Middle School, highlighted the wonderful visual and performing arts programs at Dent.

Proposal: Policy BID (Board Member Compensation and Expenses)
The board heard the first reading of recommended changes to policy BID.

Voting Item: Local Board Approval of New Course Codes
The board voted to approve the  elective course codes at the link below. The codes for the courses have been updated to ensure that they reflect teacher certification and Highly Qualified (HQ) reporting requirements. As a result, the course codes are new and required approval. The courses are not new.

A Local Board Approved course is a course that is not listed in the State Department of Education's Activity Code Book. The state allows local school districts the flexibility to create Local Approved Board courses for elective credit. These courses allow us to meet school and student needs in our district. Course codes may also need to be revised to ensure courses are aligned to the proper teacher certification and HQ requirements. As a formality, local School Boards are required to approve all of these courses and/or any course code changes (old and new).

Approved Courses

Report: Student Advisory Committee
Assistant Superintendent Keith Price presented to the board a proposal for a student advisory committee. The proposal included a statement of purpose, student selection process and potential agenda items.

Student Advisory Committee Presentation

Update: AdvancEd District Accreditation Visit
Director of AdvancED Dr. Darrell Barringer presented an update to the board regarding the AdvancED District Accreditation Visit that will take place in 2017.

Update: R2i2
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis, Chief Operations Officer Jack Carter and Director of R2i2 Kevin Alberse presented an update to the board including job vacancies/postings, enrollment requests, course offering and the transportation study.

R2i2 Update

A complete recording of each board meeting is aired on the district’s cable access channel 12 R2TV on Time Warner Cable and on demand anytime through the district’s YouTube channel.