SJSD Board Meeting Highlights-September 2013
The San Juan School Board met on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Bluff Elementary School in Bluff, UT. The meeting began at 3:00 p.m. and adjourned around 7:30 p.m. Here is an outline of the major points of the meeting:
School Reports: A report was given by Principal Barbara Silversmith on the challenges and celebrations at Bluff Elementary school. Although they have significant turnover in their teaching staff this year, they have also experienced significant improvement over the last year, in particular in mathematics scores.
Bus Routes: Officials from the County Roads department came to discuss the upkeep of bus routes roads in the county. Although these roads are a priority, they are operating with a diminishing budget. They were thanked for their efforts.
Capital Projects: Clayton Holt presented the need for a long-term facility plan. The Board will review a proposal and agree on a plan at a future date.
Policies: The district policy is currently under review. The Board will be reviewing policies in sections, starting with the 1000’s, after they receive legal counsel on the best way to proceed.
ACT Data: Superintendent Doug Wright reviewed the ACT scores for the class of 2013. These scores were reviewed by school, and without student names. The scores were also compared to overall GPA’s.
School Enrollments: Although final school enrollment numbers will not be available until October, the Board reviewed the preliminary numbers. Overall, enrollments are slightly up.
Fundraising: The Monticello Elementary School Community Counsel and Education Foundation are beginning efforts to raise funds for a statue to be placed in the front of the new elementary school, currently being constructed. President Bill Boyle declared his intention to assist in fundraising efforts.
School Grading: The state recently released grades for schools, and the grades for San Juan School District schools are posted online.
UHSAA Realignment: The Utah High School Activities Association is currently undergoing realignment. Scott Shakespeare of Monticello High School is on that committee.
*To get further information on any of these items, or to listen to Board Meeting audio, see this website: http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/sjsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9ASPBP63B48C