February 2014 Board Meeting Highlights
The San Juan School Board met on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Whitehorse High School in Montezuma Creek, UT. The meeting began at 3:00 p.m. and adjourned around 8:30 p.m. The following is an outline of the major points of the meeting:
School Reports: Reports were given by principals Boyd Silversmith of Montezuma Creek Elementary, and John Fahey of Whitehorse High School. Both schools reported significant progress in student achievement. Also, both reported that most everything has returned to normal following the Carbon Monoxide leak in November of 2013. The district is working with local officials and organizations to increase effectiveness in possible future emergency situations.
Technology Plan: The district is required to have a technology plan. While a plan is currently in place, it is inadequate for the increasing technological needs of the district. The Technology Department has been woking with the Business Office to establish a plan that will address long-term needs, as opposed to “putting out fires”. Recently, a consultant was hired to evaluate the district-wide system, and to provide guidance on how we should proceed. The Board was provided a copy of the consultant’s findings, and the Business Administrator and Technology Director are working to form those findings into a plan. That plan will be presented for review at a future meeting.
Capital Projects: Business Administrator Clayton Holt presented a comprehensive list of possible capital projects district-wide. Recently, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Colby Davis completed the large task of evaluating each facility in the district, and compiling a list of needs. That list, associate with costs, was presented, along with a list of prioritized “immediate need” projects. The Board was asked to consider these lists, and to bring their thoughts to the next meeting for further discussion.
Impact Aid and Indian Policies and Procedures: The district opened the floor for discussion on its Indian Policies and Procedures, and Impact Aid funds. Many members of the community attended the meeting and offered comments. The comments are recorded in printed form on the district website (minutes from the meeting), and an audio recording of comments is also attached to the meeting agenda on the website.
Business Items: The Board reviewed a proposed schedule for meetings for the 2014-15 school year. They also briefly looked at Board travel expenditures, school spring sports schedules, and they discussed student/staff/school accomplishments.
All items from board meeting, along with audio files, attached files, and meeting minutes can be accessed on the district website: http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/sjsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9FEPJH612BC0