Board of Education Meeting Overview
An overview of actions taken by the
Utica Community Schools
Board of Education
Monday, February 10, 2014
Morgan presents “Morgan’s Great! Let’s Investigate”
Morgan Elementary was recognized by the Board for presenting its “Morgan’s Great! Let’s Investigate” program prior to the meeting. The program gave participants an opportunity to visit classrooms to see how students are engaged in curriculum activities. The Morgan community also provided an overview of student achievement gains at the school.
Dr. Johns updates the Board on Digital Learning Day, Academic Blitz and recent UCS awards and honors
Dr. Christine Johns reported to the Board of Education on recent district activities, including Digital Learning Day and the Academic Blitz. She also informed the Board about seven national, state and local awards recently earned by UCS students and staff.
Board receives first reading of Exploratory Design and Engineering II course
The Board received a first reading of a one-semester course entitled Exploratory Design and Engineering II. The project-based course is proposed for seventh through ninth grade students and will focus on developing skills in math, science, technology and engineering as it applies to electric vehicles. A majority of the costs associated in implementing the course will be covered through a recently received grant.
February 24 Board meeting canceled due to mid-winter break
The February 24 Board of Education meeting was canceled due to the mid-winter break.
A series of contracts were approved by the Board of Education: resources related to a personalized curriculum program at Jeannette Junior High School, digital content to support the Imagine Learning Language and Literacy program for English Language Learners, Shelter Instruction Observation Protocol training and resources that will help teachers plan and deliver plans to English Language Learners, Spring Athletic Equipment, and new and retread tires for the district’s fleet of buses.