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Director of Facilities & Operations Jack McLeod presented Interlake Transitions Center Change Order No. 1 in the additive amount of $73,800. This cost includes electrical changes to the existing building, modification to the electric water heater, kitchen revisions, lighting, as well as restroom and fire alarm revisions. The board approved the request.

The board approved awarding the contract for architectural services to Sierra Martin Architects in the amount of $3,829,664, for architectural and engineering services for Puesta Del Sol Elementary School.

Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment Naomi Calvo and Director of Student Services Kristin McChesney presented information on the Washington Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Plan.

Woodridge Principal Nicole Hepworth and Vice Principal Duke Truong presented a Woodridge School Review. Celebrations included recognition for work on the Equity & Inclusion and Positive & Productive Life initiatives. Areas of focus included targeted math and reading support as well as increased collaboration with PTSA to promote parent engagement.

Elementary Curriculum Developer & Cherry Crest PE Teacher Mary Nordstrom and Secondary Curriculum Developer & Bennet PE Teacher Tori Marcum provided a written-only report on PE and Health. Areas of focus included the alignment of health and PE with district initiatives of equity, inclusion, and service, and an assessment of the health and wellness of students through measures and student feedback.

Superintendent Duran, Deputy Superintendent Eva Collins, and Executive Directors of Schools John Harrison and Cindy Rogan presented a mid-year progress report on the district One Year Plan. Areas of focus within the plan include establishing Equity & Inclusion and Positive Behavior Intervention (PBIS) teams in the schools, identifying students who need additional support with emphasis on math and reading, using six to eight-week cycles to measure student progress in academics and behavior, and implementing peer mediation and restorative practices.

The board discussed the Culture of Service Advisory Group’s work on embracing a culture of service in the district to improve the educational experiences of students and families. Currently, district office staff are participating in a series of culture of service trainings to help launch the initiative.

Executive Director of Schools Cindy Rogan presented a written Community Engagement Report providing an update on the culture at Ardmore Elementary. The school is working collaboratively to consistently promote positive behavior using Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS).

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.