Governing Board Brief January 23 2018
Governing Board Meeting January 23, 2018
Posted on 01/26/2018
Spelling Bee winners 2018(Gilbert, AZ) -- The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday January 23, 2018.

District Superintendent, Mr. Shane McCord recognized Rob Soper, a 5th grade teacher at Islands Elementary. Mr. Soper recently received the award of MVP in the Classroom from the Arizona Cardinals. Mr. McCord then recognized seven students that recently won the Gilbert Public Schools Spelling Bee. The Grand Champion Neo Pyon from Gilbert Classical Academy was recognized first followed by Addisyn Frost (Towne Meadows), Kai Fujimoto (Greenfield Elementary), Jay Giberson (Meridian), Ella Page (Greenfield Junior), Jason Richardson (Ashland Ranch), Oliver Rigby (South Valley Junior High) and Pravindi Gurusinghe (Islands).

The Superintendent’s report followed. Mr. Shane McCord highlighted a recent event at the Capitol for School Choice Week, an upcoming event at Mulberry community taking place Saturday January 27. He also noted the success of both the Konica Minolta copier roll-out, and the roll-out of new laptops for teachers, both projects funded by Bond monies.

There was one request to speak to the Governing Board, following which the Board moved on to agenda item 6.02 ‘Review of 2018/2019 Proposed Budget Goals’, presented by Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Jeff Gadd.

Mr. Gadd noted the following items of significance in regard to the Proposed Budget for 2018/2019:
- Reasonable salary increase for all staff to remain competitive
- Budget mitigation strategies do not eliminate current employees
- Preservation of capital funding including additional funds for textbook adoption (Governor’s Budget)
- Maintain current class size
- No program elimination
- Proposed budget avaiable to allow early issuance of contracts

Following Mr. Gadd’s presentation Governing Board members asked questions and discussed the proposed budget.

The Board then moved onto the Consent agenda items. All 12 items were approved with a 5-0 vote.

The Board also approved with a 5-0 vote:
● Application of daily rate and long term rate for Principal substitutes
● Program rate and facilities changes for Community Education
● Policy Development: 2nd reading policy IE
● Policy Development: Change of title policy IJN

There were no requests for future agenda items, and the meeting was adjourned.

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