committee of the whole board meeting
The bOARDBuzz is put together following District 25 School Board Meetings and serves as a recap of what occurred.
For the full agenda of the meeting, please click below:
The meeting was recorded and that recording can be viewed via the link below:
As always, the bOARDBuzz is archived at www.sd25.org/BoardBuzz.
SPECIAL MEETING RECORDING
1. OPENING OF THE PUBLIC MEETING | 6:00 PM
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
No community members addressed the Board in-person during this public comment portion of the meeting. However, public comment was submitted via an online Google form by the community prior to the meeting.
The reading of those public comments began at the 1:09 mark of the meeting and can be viewed by clicking here. Those public comments are also posted on the website and can be viewed here: www.sd25.org/1216cowComment.
3. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
The topic of Full Day Kindergarten was talked about at a previous Committee of the Whole Meeting on September 23, 2021. Click here to watch that meeting.
The topic of Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) was on the agenda at last week's Regular Board Meeting but the Board of Education decided to table this item and schedule this Special Committee of the Whole meeting where the Board would have more time to see the presentation and then discuss.
At this meeting, District 25's Director of Facilities, Ryan Schulz, District 25's Assistant Superintendent of Business/CSBO, Stacey Mallek, and Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein presented on the following items related to Full Day Kindergarten:
- Detailed look at available classroom space per building
- Construction and Operational Cost Projections
- Funding Options
- Offset with Increased Class Size
- Tax Rate Increase
- Decrease Fund Balance to 25%
- Offset with Budget Reduction to Other Areas
- Timeline Review
The Board asked Dr. Bein to bring back more detailed information on:
- Full Day Kindergarten at each elementary school.
- Full Day Kindergarten at a FDK center:
- construction of a new building.
- utilizing a current school by constructing an addition and redistricting students.
The Board set a goal of making a decision in March 2022.
To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.
To watch the presentation, click here.
To watch the Board discuss and ask questions about this item, click here.
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
The District 25 Board of Education offers a second opportunity for public comment at each Board Meeting that takes place once all the agenda items have been presented, discussed, or voted on.
No community members addressed the Board during this portion of the meeting.
UPCOMING BOARD EVENTS
NEXT BOE MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
This meeting will be held at the Dunton Administration Building and will be livestreamed via YouTube. That link will be posted on the Board Agenda page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda) the week of the meeting.
This meeting will allow audience members in the room.
Visit www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda closer to the day of the meeting for any potential changes in how this meeting will be held, due to COVID-19 regulations.
Anyone who has a public comment and is not going to attend the meeting in-person is welcome to submit their comment by filling out the public comments Google form located on this page (linked here).