Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December Board Recap

December 2016

Our Board meetings are always streamed live and are available on our Youtube Channel - The "U" Tube.  To make things simpler, improve transparency, and increase the usefulness of this document, all Youtube links now take you directly to the portion of the recording being referenced.

All supporting documents are also available online on Board Docs .

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Highlights from the December Board Meetings

Annually, in December, the Board selects its president and vice-president.  Additionally, this month the Board held an executive session, an abbreviated Curriculum/Ed Tech meeting to review the International Baccalaureate Program report, and an abbreviated regular Board meeting to take action on a few items.

  • International Baccalaureate Presentation and Recommendation
  • Board Leadership Remains the Same
  • Justin Webb Hired as New Director of Technology
  • Ken Batchelor Hired as Superintendent of Radnor School District
  • The Board Plans for John Nolen to Become our Next Assistant Superintendent
  • Denise Miller
  • ​​​​​​​Board Comments



International Baccalaureate (IB) Presentation and Recommendation

The idea to evaluate the IB program for the high school came from the AT and STEM committees last year and became a Board goal for this year.  Members of the committee presented their evaluation at the last Curriculum Council, and this month they provided a review and recommendation to the Board.

While the committee noted many potential benefits for our students, they recommended we pause this initiative for one year, using the year instead to develop new scheduling options for the high school.  The committee noted that more time was needed to continue to investigate IB and further involve faculty, parents, and staff in the discussion.

Click here to review the PowerPoint presentation



Board Leadership Remains the Same

Vic Dupuis and Jeff Hellrung were reelected to their posts as president and vice-president.

Click here to watch the process and final vote



Justin Webb Hired as New Director of Technology

Justin Webb joins UCFSD as Director of Technology.  He comes to us from a similar role at The Spring-Ford School District.  Justin will begin in mid-January.

Click here to review the discussion and vote



Ken Batchelor Hired as Superintendent of Radnor School District

It was with reluctance that the Board accepted Ken's resignation, effective January 27th.



The Board Plans for John Nolen to Become our Next Assistant Superintendent

Pending Board approval, John Nolen will move into Ken's role in January, and the Board will begin the process of hiring a new Director of Curriculum.



Denise Miller

It was with great sadness that John Sanville announced to the public the passing of Denise Miller, a valued member of the UCFSD family for over 30 years.  She was the Board Secretary and was recognized by Dr. Sanville for her support to him and the Board.

Click here to watch John's remarks



Board Comments

At every Board meeting time is reserved for comments from the public and the Board.

Click here to watch residents' comments 
Click here to watch Board comments





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