Across the Board in D303
Notes from the District 303 School Board Meeting
Nick Manheim, Vice President
Jillian Barker, Secretary
School Board meetings are held on the first Monday of the month and alternate between the Administration Center and school locations. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Agenda packets are available at district.d303.org.
Next School Board Meeting:
June 8, 2020
New Wasco Elementary School Principal
For Action Items
The mathematics and special education teachers of St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Wredling, and Thompson on the curriculum development team have chosen Illustrative Mathematics as the recommended primary core resource. Teachers believe that students learn best and retain what they learn better by solving problems. If we want students to be successful on high stakes assessments like the SAT and to be prepared for college and career readiness, then students must be proficient problem solvers, not formula crunchers. During the 2018-2019 school year, math teachers were asked about professional learning, support needed to implement a new resource, what was strong as well as missing in the current program, and lastly, they were asked what they would like to see in a new resource. The common themes were vertical alignment, rigor, interactive technology tools, opportunities for differentiation, online individualized pathways for students, and additional practice problem sets. The motion to approve the High School Math Resources carried 7-0.
Class Size: Kindergarten and Grade 1
Intergovenmental Agreement for School Resource Officers
The agreement reflects the current staffing plan of four SROs, one located at each middle and high school. The District recommends a three-year contract that runs through 2023. The motion carried 7- 0.
Resolution to suspend Policy 2:210 - Organizational School Board Meeting due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
COVID-19 Impact to Outsourced Transportation Services
Spare Wheels transportation requested that the School Board approve a “cost-sharing” proposal that would help ensure that Spare Wheels survived through the pandemic. The initial proposal was amended.
Member Manheim motioned, seconded by Member McCabe to amend the motion to include the approval of the proportional fixed costs of $23,980.28 leaving out the proportional management/administrative costs of $16,500.00 for Spare Wheels.
By roll call vote the motion to amend carried 7-0.
By roll call vote the motion to approve the proportional fixed costs of $23,980.28, leaving out the proportional management/administrative costs of $16,500.00, to Spare Wheels
Transportation carried 4-3.