BOARD REPORT JANUARY 13, 2020
Below is a summary of the Caldwell School District Board of Trustees Jan. 13, 2020 meeting intended to provide information about board decisions in a timely manner. It is not the official record. Minutes, the official record of the meeting, are finalized the following month after approval by the board.
Trustees elected in November 2019 Andrew Butler, Manuel Godina, and Travis Manning were sworn into office.
The Board elected:
The Board also:
Superintendent French introduced Trustee Andrew Butler who asked to read a statement. In his statement, Trustee Butler shared his sister is a continuing contract teacher in the district and based on legal advice he outlined what steps he will take to avoid a conflict of interest in matters related to her.
CALDWELL FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (CFEO) OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD & RECOGNITIONS
Jefferson Middle School Principal Meghan Wonderlich reviewed efforts at the school focused on social emotional learning and creating a positive environment which included staff and students learning more about emotions and using a mood meter to describe them and embracing 10 healthy habits.
Caldwell Education Association President Kelly Garey spoke in favor of increasing the district’s supplemental levy.
The Board approved the following items on its consent agenda
Davis Demographics -- Kristin Parr. of Davis Demographics reviewed work the company has done on a study of the district including:
Parr said a larger report would be provided to the district in the future.
Supplemental Levy - Trustees approved asking voters for a two-year $4.1 million supplemental levy on March 10.The district’s current levy expires June 2020. Chief Financial Officer April Burton shared that under the plan that will be shared with voters, the district will collect the same amount in property taxes overall -- about $8 million. Of the $8 million, the district will spend $1.4 million less on bonds thanks to paying off debt and refinancing which allows for an increase of $1.4 million supplemental. The increase will provide funding to help protect instructional programs for students while the district adapts to the loss of students to new charter schools and loss of state funding.
Registration for ISBA's Day on the Hill - February 17-18, 2020 - Trustees shared they would be attending the conference in Boise.
Proposed - No action.
The board approved for second and final reading: