Monday, April 28, 2014

April Meeting Recap


April Board Meeting Recap



Last night's meeting started with a presentation by Principal Dissinger who provided an update about the Math in Focus and Olweus Anti-Bullying programs at HES.  Two students received special recognition.

Watch a video of the presentations and the full board meeting (usually posted within 48 hours)

Participation Fees

The board, in a 5 to 4 vote, approved new guidelines for participation fees.  Fees will be increased from approximately 10% of UCF costs to approximately 15%.  Caps per student and family were incorporated into the new schedule of fees.

Analysis of costs by sport and approved "tier" schedule

Technology Plan

Although this is not a voting item, the board has reviewed the recommendations for integrating technology into our curriculum.  Highlights of the plan include:

  • Upgrades to the wireless networks
  • Implementation of a Learning Management System (LMS) as a limited pilot next year.
  • Pilot program to develop instruction that utilizes personal devices in the classroom.  A "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) strategy will be tested.  Carts of devices (tablets and net-books). will be provided as needed so all students in the pilot have equal access.
  • Websites for all secondary teachers
  • An emphasis on professional development

Details of the plan

Superintendent 360 Survey

A survey went out to randomly selected stakeholders throughout the district to help provide John Sanville with input on his performance and to identify opportunities for improvement.  The survey deadline is tonight at midnight. If you received the survey, please take a few minutes to respond.  Your input is important.

Mark Ransford Retirement

By now all members of our community should have received an email message with a statement about Mark's retirement.  If you have not received the email, pleaseclick here to learn more.

Board Member, Eileen Bushelow, Will Step Down

Eileen Bushelow (Region B - Newlin, Pocopson and Birmingham) announced that she will step down from her postion effective May 28.  Eileen wanted to let the public know that her departure is for personal reasons not related to district business.



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