Board of Education Meeting Overview

An overview of actions taken by the
Utica Community Schools
Board of Education
October 13, 2014

Board honored student achievement, community partnerships
The Board of Education recognized two groups of UCS secondary students for high achievement: National Merit Commended Students and Semifinalists and College Board Advanced Placement Scholars.
The Board of Education thanked the local Kiwanis Clubs for their support of UCS students. The Board also recognized representatives from Chrysler, Ford and General Motors and district volunteers who helped to present the Career and Technology Education “Where Innovation Meets Design” car show earlier this year to students at the Instructional Resource Center.

Dr. Johns updated the Board on Manufacturing Day and student plays this fall
Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns updated the Board of Education on National Manufacturing Day. As part of the event, more than 150 UCS high school students visited local businesses to promote interest in skilled manufacturing jobs. Dr. Johns also announced the schedule of fall plays across the district and invited the community to attend.

October 27 BOE meeting relocated
A change to the location of the October 27 the regular Board of Education meeting was approved. The meeting will be held at Crissman Elementary School.

Connecting Math Concepts first reading
The Board received a first reading of Connecting Math Concepts, a grades K-9 math program to be used in Special Services self-contained cognitively impaired classrooms.

Contracts approved
The Board approved the following contracts:
• Sewage pump lift station replacement at Morgan Elementary
• Melcast Language and Literacy program to support students in the
English Learners program