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School Board Meeting Highlights

10/11/2017

At 6 p.m. after calling the meeting to order, the Board convened in executive session to discuss student expulsions; student appeals; student admission request into the district’s Adult Education program; personnel recommendations, releases and in-district transfers; and a contractual matter regarding risk management and consulting services. At 7 p.m., the Board reconvened in public session.
 
 Voting Items: Consent Agenda
The Board approved the Consent Agenda that included the minutes from the previous meeting; student admission requests into the district’s Adult Education program; personnel recommendations, releases and in-district transfers/promotions; and technology report.
 
Faculty Focus
Ashley Auspelmyer, Studio D Lead Teacher from Westwood High School, shared reflections from the school's recent experience with the Anne Frank House traveling exhibit.
 
Voting Item: Contractual Matter
The Board approved a motion to extend the Risk Management & Consulting Services contract with Keenan & Suggs Insurance for one additional year (FY 18-19) beyond the original contract period. Financial Services and Procurement Services believe it is in the best interest of the District to extend this contract at this time. This contract started with the FY 13-14 school year and has the option to extend for one-year periods up to the FY 18-19 school year based on Board approval.
 
Voting Item: Policy Revisions
The Board approved revisions to Policy EEA (Student Transportation), CA (Administration Goals/Priority Objectives), CB (School Superintendent), CBA (Qualifications of Superintendent), and CBC (Superintendent’s Duties and Responsibilities)
 
Report: Richland Two Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion
Dr. Helen Grant, Chief Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Officer, provided an updated on the Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Strategic Plan. Staff members new to the office, Director of Parent and Family Education Kelli Johnson and Director of The Project CARE Coalition Javana Lovett, briefly described the programs they oversee.
 
Report: Blythewood Academy
Assistant Superintendent Keith Price provided an update on the structure of the three separate programs at Blythewood Academy: The Elementary Academy, The Middle Academy, and The High Academy. Dr. Marylin Ross Frederick, principal of Blythewood Academy, and other administrators from the academy attended to answer questions.
 
Proposal: Policy Revisions
The board received proposed changes to policies: CBD (Superintendent's Contract), CBI (Evaluation of Superintendent), CC (Administrative Organization), CCA (Organization Chart (new)), CCB (Line & Staff Relations).
 
A complete recording of each board meeting airs on the district’s cable access Channel 12 R2TV on Spectrum and on demand anytime through the district’s YouTube channel.
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