Board of Education Meeting Overview
An overview of actions taken by the
Utica Community Schools
Board of Education
Monday, November 11, 2013
Dr. Johns updates Board on West Utica Veterans Day event, Parent-Teacher Conferences and ThunderQuest
Dr. Johns updated the Board on the 25th annual Veterans Day celebration at West Utica Elementary. She commented on the moving experiences for our veterans when students thanked them in song and words. Dr. Johns also noted that the veterans and the West Utica staff recognized teacher Mary Kerner, who originally brought this event to the school 25 years ago and has planned the annual event. Dr. Johns also shared information about parent-teacher conferences and the upcoming ThunderQuest competition. She invited the public to attend the annual robotics tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Henry Ford II High School, 11911 Clinton River Rd. in Sterling Heights.
Board receives enrollment report
The Board also received an enrollment and demographics report. Despite a slight reduction, the report showed that overall enrollment count for the current year was higher than projected. The count has been positively impacted by new housing in the district and an increase of families moving into the community.
Education Week set for Nov. 18-22
The Board of Education adopted a resolution recognizing American Education Week as November 18 through 22. The resolution celebrates public schools as the cornerstone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation’s precious values of freedom, civility and equality.