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February 11, 2019
2019 BCSC Legislative Session
On Friday January 25th, BCSC Superintendent Jim Roberts shared our district’s six legislative priorities with state lawmakers, education officials, local government officials, and other community stakeholders at the Columbus Learning Center. During the presentation, Dr. Roberts spoke from our corporation's perspective in regards to the educational bills being discussed at the State House and made recommendations on what we would ask legislators to consider during this year's session. Because of our district's unique position in response to current bills that are being discussed, Dr. Roberts chose to highlight BCSC's six legislative priorities.
The six legislative priorities Dr. Roberts explained were:
-Improve teacher recruitment and retention by promoting the profession, and increasing teacher pay.
-Increase tuition support funding for K-12 students by a minimum 1.5 percent increase above the cost of living adjustment.
-Remove barriers that restrict access to On My Way Pre-K.
-Extend kindergarten average daily membership cutoff date to age 5 by Oct. 1 without limiting the number of years served.
-Appropriate necessary funds to fulfill current statutory commitment to English Language Learners.
-Provide school safety funding equitably to all school corporations without reducing support elsewhere.
January 28th BCSC School Board Highlights
January 28th BCSC School Board Meeting Highlights
On January 28th, L.C. Schmitt Elementary hosted our second BCSC School Board Meeting in 2019. If you were not able to attend in person, it is our hope, that through the highlight video above, you will be more informed about the decisions made that impact our students, staff, and buildings.
In case you would like to read about our meeting, here are a few of the highlights:
1. Principal Kaity Day, Assistant Principal Patrick Mahaffey, and UDL Coordinator Kate Edgren shared their Best Practice and School Improvement Presentation. Topics that were covered include their focus on the Choose Kind Club, how they are working to support students facing high stress environments, and success in partnering with parents.
2. Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts shared a summary of the 2019 BCSC Legislative Session Presentation. If you would like to watch the entire presentation, please follow this link.
3. Dr. Brett Boezeman shared with the School Board about our Building Safety Plans that were approved and found to be in full compliance by the Indiana Department of Education.
If you would like to attend the next BCSC School Board Meeting, we will be meeting February 11, 2019 at Columbus Signature Academy-Lincoln Campus (6:30pm).
Coming Up Next For BCSC
BCSC School Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 11th, 6:30pm
750 5th Street
Join us for the next BCSC School Board Meeting on February 11, 2019 at Columbus Signature Academy- Lincoln Campus. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30pm. The 2019 Education Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Joel Metzler, former principal of Southside Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School. There will be a reception in honor of Mr. Metzler at 6:00 p.m. prior to the start of the School Board Meeting.
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