Deputy Superintendent of Finance & Operations Melissa DeVita presented the 2017-18 district budget for public comments and approval. The Board approved the 2017-18 budget as presented.
Director of Facilities & Operations Jack McLeod presented Change Order No. 5 for the Bennett Elementary School replacement project in the additive amount of $660,517. The amount included overtime, exterior wall work required by the city, and unforeseen excavation and site armoring.
The board received a written-only report on Career and Technical Education (CTE) from Supervisor Marilyn Henselman. The report outlines the high school and middle school programs, which have multiple career pathways and provide opportunities for mentoring, leadership, certifications and technical training. Current focus areas for the program include career advising, professional development training, and equity and inclusion of girls and other underrepresented students. For more information view the CTE Board Report 2017 and the Career and Technical Pathways 2017-18 catalog.
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction Sharon Kautz and Director Liz Ritz presented the 2017 -18 District Professional Development Plan to the board. The district will continue to focus on equity and inclusion using the culturally responsive teaching and learning model and the implementation of the equity and inclusion teams to encourage interdependent equity and inclusion work across the district among certificated teaching staff and non-certificated district staff to better serve students. View the Professional Development 2017-18 report.
Director of Security Douglas James presented a report on “Redefining Safety, Security and Emergency Management.” Successes include an increase in staff emergency preparedness through training and sharing of best practices, launching the Sharepoint website with safety and security resources, and organizational improvements. Future training topics include human trafficking/commercial exploitation of children, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, and crisis communication. See the full Bellevue School District Security Report.
The board reviewed a first reading of Policy 3205: Sexual Harassment – Students.
The board reviewed a first reading of Policy 3241: Classroom Management, Corrective Actions and/or Interventions and an excerpt from Procedure 3241P: Classroom Management, Corrective Actions and/or Interventions.