The Board Brief

April 16, 2020

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This edition of The Board Brief is a summary of the information presented and actions taken at the Board of Education’s meeting on April 16, 2020. The monthly Committee and Board meeting took place via teleconference due to COVID-19.

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Actions

Board Approves Renewal of Districtwide Microsoft Office and Windows Licenses

On Thursday, April 16, Board members approved the renewal of the District’s Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) licensing for Fiscal Year 2021 through Dell Technologies. All faculty, staff and students have access to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus, which includes Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Skype, OneDrive, Publisher, Sway, Forms and many other educational and business applications. In addition, this license provides the District with Windows 10 licenses on all devices and servers. Security features include advanced threat protection as well as Azure active directory. For more information, click here.


Board Approves Assistant Principals, Other Personnel Items

On Thursday, April 16, Board members approved various personnel items, including the appointments of three assistant principals.


Shavone Laney, Assistant Principal for Southfield Elementary School

Constance Massey-Winds, Assistant Principal for Vineville Academy of the Arts

Keturah Reese, Assistant Principal for Central High School


For more information, click here.


Board Reviews Policies

Board members reviewed various policies for first or second reading on April 16. Policies must be read twice before they may be voted on for final action. To review the policies, click here.

· PR-1 Revision of Policy BBE – School Attorney (ACTION – Second Reading)

· PR-2 Revision of Policy BBFA –Local School Councils (ACTION – Second Reading)

· PR-3 Revision of Policy JC – Students Rights and Responsibilities (ACTION – Second Reading)

· PR-4 Revision of Policy JCAC – Harassment (ACTION – Second Reading)

· PR-5 Revision of Policy EE – Food Services Management (INFORMATION – First Reading)

· PR-6 Revision of Policy EEA – Free and Reduced Nutrition Programs (INFORMATION – First Reading)

· PR-7 Rescission of Policy EED – Vending Machines (INFORMATION – First Reading)


Stakeholders are encouraged to review policies posted after first reading and make public comment via Simbli before the proposed policies are brought back before the Board for action the following month. Simbli may be accessed through the District’s website, www.bcsdk12.net, under “About Us” and “Simbli.” On Simbli, “Pending Policies” will appear on the right side of the screen.

Information

Board Receives Update on FY21 General Fund Budget

On Thursday, April 16, Board members received an update as the District plans for the Fiscal Year 2021 General Fund budget. During the meeting, Board members reviewed the District’s monthly financial report. For more information, click here.


Board Receives Presentation from 2011, 2016 Capital Improvement Program

On Thursday, April 16, Board members received a presentation in regards to the 2011 and 2016 Capital Improvement Programs, including information on expenditures and encumbrances. For more information, click here.


Board Receives Update on the District’s Annual Review Process with Data Day

On Thursday, April 16, Board members received an update on the District’s Annual Review Process with Data Day. At the March Budget Work Session, Board members inquired about the impact of the additional professional learning days that were added to the 2019-2020 calendar. The information presented included highlights from the District’s Data Day on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Data Day was a professional learning day designed for school teams to constructively analyze data and engage in conversation about strengths, weaknesses and patterns to improve student success. For more information, click here.


Board Reviews Foothills Charter Newsletter

On Thursday, April 16, Board members received an update from Foothills Charter through their April newsletter. Before Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order that mandated schools to remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, Foothills Charter was housed at SOAR Academy. Foothills has continued with eLearning. To view the full newsletter, click here.