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Highlights

Medina Elementary School Principal Laurie Harvey presented a school review on Distributive Leadership efforts and Equity and Inclusion progress. Distributive Leadership gives school staff leadership roles and ownership in the success of the school by empowering staff to make good decisions, learn from mistakes, and reach new heights. The school is partnering proactively with the district Equity & Inclusion Team to increase participation in diversity training, and improve communications to the school community about equity and inclusion work in the district.

Executive Director of Student Services Judy Buckmaster and members of the district’s Graduation Success Team presented a Graduation Rates and Post-Graduation Report. The report covers graduation rates, life after graduation, college enrollment and persistence rates, and steps the district Graduation Success Team is taking to support student success.

Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment Naomi Calvo presented an update on the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. Topics presented included the rationale for taking rigorous AP and IB classes, average pass rates over time, participation rates, and enrollment gaps by student characteristics.

The board reviewed a second reading of Revised Policy 3115: Homeless Students and a second reading of Policy 3520: Student Fees, Fines, or Charges. The board approved the policies.

District General Counsel Kevin O’Neill presented an amended Resolution 2017-15, which makes changes to Resolution No. 2016-03 from May 2016 regarding disciplinary standards for district coaches. The board approved the amendment.

The board discussed committee/liaison assignments which include Bellevue Schools Foundation, Youth Link, PTSAs, Jubilee Reach, Eastside Pathways, Policy, Finance, Legislative, and Culture of Service. The board approved the assignments.

The board conducted a debrief of the recent district community forums. The board reviewed feedback on the forums and set the next forum date for March 20, 2018.

The board discussed planning for its Feb. 26 work session. Proposed agenda items included on-boarding/team building, strategic planning process/vision, board self-evaluation discussion, and board development.

Board Director Christine Chew gave an update on hiring a board assistant and asked her fellow directors to provide feedback on the job description.

A brief legislative update was shared.

Athletics and Activities Director Jeff Lowell provided a written-only report on the district Robotics clubs.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.