ACROSS THE BOARD
District 303 Committee Meetings & Regular School Board
At each meeting of the school board, Dr. Pearson has provided information about the District’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to schools.
Regular School Board
NorthEast Academy Timeline
By a vote of 6-1, the School Board approved the timeline for the NorthEast Academy that includes planning and preparation during the 2020-21 school year and a three-year implementation of programs.
High School Wellness Resources
Learning & Teaching Committee
High School Math Resources
Middle School Math Pilot
Extended Elementary School Day Resources
Mrs. Pam Jensen, Director of Instruction, provided an overview of the extended elementary school day resource recommendations. These include the scope and sequence of Empower. The committee recommended that the resources be placed on the action agenda at the Regular School Board meeting on May 11.
Elementary Class Size Reduction Summary
Updates to Board Policy
The Policy Committee is making recommendations for updates to Board Policy based on PRESS guidelines. The recommended changes will be added to the consent agenda at the Regular School Board meeting on May 11.
Business Services Committee
School Board members asked Dr. Chapman, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, to provide information about the financial implications to District 303 related to COVID-19.
He said that it is critical to point out that CUSD 303 remains in strong financial health. Even under a scenario where significant delays of cash flow occur (6 months), the District would be able to meet financial obligations and not require the use of financing from a local bank or issuing tax anticipation warrants.
Administration strongly recommends seeking opportunities to move forward one-time expenses originally planned for the Fiscal Year 2021 into the current year budget as we anticipate a year-end surplus. This will help ensure the Board has the most flexibility in the FY2021 Budget and may be able to minimize or delay the reduction of expenditures that impact the instructional environment. At the May 26, 2020, Business Services Committee Meeting, Administration will review multiple scenarios with the goal of providing a balanced budget reflective of the strategic goals of the Board of Education.