Board Meetings Audio Recordings
|Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:09|
OREGON BOARD OF EDUCATION
Mrs. Gadus entered at 7:03p.m.immediately after roll call was taken.
5/6 AND 7/8 GRADE RECONFIGURATION UPDATE
It was stated that the earliest the district could be reconfigured would be for the FY1314 school term.
Mr. Gabel asked why it would take a year to implement.
Dr. Zalar replied that this is a major upheaval for students and staff and will require major planning and coordination.
Mr. Kapfhammer suggested that we visit and work with other districts that have been successful with our proposed reconfiguration.
Mrs. Molnar asked what would be different about how students were taught. Dr. Zalar said this would be a true transitional building. For 5th grade there would be teams of teachers with assignments based on subject area strengths. Sixth graders would be more departmentalized to help prepare them for their 7th grade experience.
Mr. Ziviski asked to see pros and cons to aide in decision making.
Mrs. Gadus asked if all students are using same resources now. Middle school instructor, Angela Cooney, responded that all teachers are using the standards but not necessarily teaching everything the same way.
No decision was made but the Board directed Dr. Zalar to pull committees together, engage our community, but move forward thoroughly exploring reconfiguration so the board can decide how to proceed.
ADULT EDUCATION UPDATE
CLAY HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK
There was some discussion on the changes that had been made related to Parking Fees and the dress code.
Mr. Kapfhammer directed Treasurer Fruth to audit all district booster groups in light of recent embezzlement discovered at Perrysburg schools. Board president Gable asked that legal be checked with prior to district involvement to keep the lines clear. Booster groups are not under the district’s control and need to be kept segregated as such.
Mr. Ziviski requested a timeline on when directives and/or audits would be completed.
Upon roll call all members voted yes. President declared the motion passed.
Board of Education entered Executive Session.
Board of Education left Executive Session at 9:45p.m.
Mr. Kapfhammer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ziviski to accept the resignation from the Board of Education of Richard Gabel effective June 8, 2012.
Upon roll call all members voted yes. Motion passed.
Mrs. Molnar thanked Mr. Gabel and his family for the time served on the Board of Education. Dick was instrumental in the district receiving monies from BP and also getting the wind turbines up and running.
Mrs. Gadus also thanked Mr. Gabel for his service to the Board. His focus on improving technology will leave a lasting footprint for our students.
Mr. Gabel made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kapfhammer to adjourn. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:48p.m.