Decatur Public School District No. 61 Board honors winners of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest winners
Decatur Public School District No. 61 Board of Education met Jan. 24.
Here is the agenda as provided by Decatur Public School District No. 61:
DECATUR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #61
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting January 24, 2017 Keil Administration Building 3rd Floor Conference Room 4:00 PM Open Session 3rd Floor Conference Room Closed Session Immediately Following 1st Floor Board of Education Room 6:30 PM Open Session Continuing
Legend: AI = Action Item DI = Discussion Item IO = Information Only
Board of Education Mission Statement: “As elected representatives of the community, the Decatur Public School Board establishes, promotes, reviews, and evaluates policies and programs, while setting high expectations for student learning and utilizing resources to foster a creative, effective and safe educational environment.”
IO 1.0 CALL TO ORDER Roll Call
IO 2.0 CALL FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Board of Education will meet in Closed Executive Session to conduct student and employee discipline hearings and to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body, and discussion of collective negotiating matters between the Board and representatives of its employees.
IO 3.0 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
APPROVAL OF AGENDA, JANUARY 24, 2017
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet/Luncheon: Maria Robertson, Director of Community Engagement
Congratulations! The following students were selected and received awards for their essays in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Winners of the essay contest were as follows:
Elementary School 3-6 1st Place: Jordon Lowery, Garfield Montessori 2nd Place: Breanna Rousseau, Enterprise Montessori Elementary School 3rd Place: Addison Eades, Dennis Laboratory School Middle School 7-8 1st Place: Aubree Brown, Johns Hill Magnet School 2nd Place: Elijah Alvarez, Johns Hill Magnet School 3rd Place: Khalil Dilard, Dennis Laboratory School High School 9-12 1st Place: Cyshauna Manney, Eisenhower High School 2nd Place: Alexis Harris, Eisenhower High School 3rd Place: Katlin Schiling, Eisenhower High School
DPS Proud Moment
IO 6.0 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
AI 7.0 CONSENT ITEMS
A. Minutes: Special Open Work Session Meeting January 05, 2017 and Regular/Closed January 10, 2017
B. Financial Conditions Report
C. Treasurer’s Report
D. Purchase of Displays and Brackets to Support the Apple TV’s and Dispose of Surplus Property
E. Purchase of Backhoe Loader
F. Concussion Oversight Team
G. Job Description: Alternative Education Principal
H. Job Description: Extended Learning Program Supervisor
I. Contract between Decatur Public School District 61 and the Macon County Mental Health Board
AI 8.0 ROLL CALL ACTION ITEMS
A. Personnel Action Items
B. Dismissal of a Custodian
C. Dismissal of a School Security Officer
IO 9.0 SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
A. Business Office Department Update: Dr. Todd Covault, Chief Operational Officer
B. Buildings and Grounds Department Update: James Gortner, Director of Buildings and Grounds and Phillip Tapscott, Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds
C. Proposed 2017-2018 Decatur Public School District 61 Calendar: Bobbi Williams,
DI 10.0 BOARD DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Board Committee Updates
IO 11.0 ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Board of Education sends condolences to the families of:
Hannah Rice, who passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Ms. Rice was a former Decatur Public Schools student and the daughter of Jill McMahon, Aramark Food Service Lead.
Robert W. Anderson, who passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017. Mr. Anderson was the father-in-law of Mary Anderson, Principal at Garfield Montessori Magnet School.
Larry Covault, who passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. Mr. Covault was the uncle of Dr. Todd Covault, Chief Operational Officer for the Business Office.
IO 12.0 IMPORTANT DATES
February 03 3rd Quarter Midterm Distribution
08 Half Day of School for Students 20 President’s Day Holiday
- No School and District Offices are Closed 22 Half Day of School for Students
NEXT MEETING The public portion of the next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be at 6:30 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the 1st Floor Board Room at the Keil Administration Building.