Agenda Section: Consent
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Consent
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Consent
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Consent
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Consent
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Consent
Action Choices: Second Reading
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Consent
Action Choices: Second Reading
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Consent
Action Choices: Action
Additional Information: Dan and Claudia Mecham are requesting professional leave to travel with a few students on their yearly East Coast trip. They are not requesting any district funds. Students pay the entire cost. The trip is not required nor does it have any impact on student grades.
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Uploaded Files: application/pdf East Coast Trip.pdf
Agenda Section: Presentation/Discussion
Action Choices: Discussion
Additional Information: Mrs. Harrison has been teaching at Kershaw for eleven years. She currently teaches 5th grade students. Everyone appreciates her dedication and concern for each student’s success. Student Comments: Hailey Dalling - Mrs. Harrison teaches us the importance of working hard to get good grades. She is always aware when we are struggling and gives us that extra help when we need it. I love the fun projects that are centered around the "book of the month." The life-sized characters was my favorite project. Dylan Ball - I like how Mrs. Harrison cheers everyone on when we do math problems on the board. She always makes up special cheers, or sings a little song. She likes to add math words to the lyrics of either current or 80's songs. Isabelle Tuttle - Mrs. Harrison plays with us at recess. Jumping rope and running laps around the track are some of her favorite things to do. Thank you, Mrs. Harrison, for making a difference!
Superintendent's Recommendation: No Action Required
Agenda Section: Presentation/Discussion
Action Choices: Discussion
Additional Information: Charese Baker has been working at Sugar-Salem High School for 9 years–two years in the ESL Program and 7 years as secretary. She truly meets the needs of the students and the faculty, and is exceptional at taking care of issues as they arise. Charese is an integral part to the smooth running of the school, and we’re certainly glad that she’s here! Below are some comments made by students about how Charese has a positive influence. Sophie Venema said: “Mrs. Baker is the perfect person to work in the office. She’s so kind and welcoming to everyone that enters the front doors. You can always count on her to have a smile on her face. I love spending time in the office, because my mood is immediately brightened by her. Countless times, I’ve seen her reach out to students who may feel lonely or under appreciated. She makes the school more united and keeps everything running well. Mrs. Baker’s happy and inclusive attitude is so amazing! She really makes school a great experience! ” Sarah Coglianese said: “Mrs. Baker always brightens my day. She is always super nice and patient with all the students. Also she has a great sense of humor and is always making me laugh. Lastly she has a great sense of style! I am so grateful that we have such an amazing secretary at the school like Mrs. Baker!” Thank you, Mrs. Baker for having a positive influence!
Superintendent's Recommendation: No Action Required
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Action
Additional Information: Memo: March 2, 2018, from Jeff Luthy, Sugar-Salem Transportation Director To the Sugar-Salem School Board and Superintendent: The transportation department would like to make the following requests: First, during our recent audit with the state transportation specialist, it was brought to my attention that we should have a board-approved ad-hoc committee to help with the oversight of bus safety. This March is the time to review and update any areas of safe busing for the district. I have contacted Arlin Jacobson, Danny Christensen, Necia Hoopes and Stephanie Madsen to help with this effort. Therefore, I am asking for board approval of these people to serve on the Safe Busing Committee. Second, we would like to purchase two new route buses for the district and possibly a used small bus. Because our fleet is getting older every year, the need to update buses is a constant concern. The average age of our buses is 12 years old. There are enough funds in the depreciation account to purchase one bus and provide half the price of a second bus. The other funding would come from monies set aside in the last bond to buy buses in the next fiscal year, so funding should not be a problem. The bus type we are looking at is a conventional-style 78 passenger in an 84 passenger shell. Conventional style buses have a significantly lower purchase price compared to the transit type and also have many benefits in ease of maintenance and lower related upkeep costs. The third thing we would like to do is purchase six new camera systems which would upgrade current systems from VHS to digital and install camera systems in those buses that currently do not have any recording devices. There are two buses that have VHS systems which need replacement. Three busses have single-camera systems that we would like to upgrade to a four-camera system. One bus currently does not have a camera system. The funding for these purchases would come from this year’s transportation budget. I also have pre-approval from the state to help with reimbursement for this purchase. This is also a line-item in the bond for the coming year.
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Second Reading
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Second Reading
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Second Reading
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass
Agenda Section: Action
Action Choices: Action
Superintendent's Recommendation: Do Pass