Board of Education Meeting Overview
An overview of action taken by the
Utica Community Schools Board of Education
Monday, June 10, 2013
Board celebrates student achievements
The Board of Education recognized the achievements of students involved in several academic competitions: Destination ImagiNation, Science Olympiad, Social Studies Olympiad, Chess Club, Distributive Education Clubs of America, SkillsUSA and Health Occupation Students of America.
Superintendent's Update features report on graduation, community events and summer learning resources for parents
Dr. Christine Johns updated the Board of Education on successful graduation ceremonies for more than 2,100 Utica Community Schools seniors. She also reported on two successful community events: The Arts & Idols Gala to provide student scholarships and support the district’s Fine Arts, and the 5K Run to benefit junior high school athletes. She closed by reminding the community that resources are available in Utica Community Schools to keep students learning over the break.
Board adopts budget adjustment, 2013-2014 budget
The Board of Education adopted a scheduled adjustment to the current school year budget and approved the 2013-3014 budget. The 2013-2014 budget, which goes into effect July 1, promotes stability for UCS families and students. More information is available on our Web site at: http://www.uticak12.org.
First readings held on policy updates
First readings were held on two policies: 8105 - Board of Education meeting rules and procedures and 4310 - non-affiliated employees.
Easement agreement approved for Sunoco pipline
An easement agreement with Sunoco Pipeline L.P. was approved by the Board of Education. The agreement alters the route of a pipeline replacement project through Eisenhower High School and Malow Junior High School sites.
Board approves administrative appointments
The Board approved appointments to three administrative positions: Justin Washington, as director of Human Resources; Brian Kirsh, as elementary principal; and Nina Hardiewich, as elementary principal.
The Board approved contracts for the following: the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; removal, relocation and installation of new markerboards at sites throughout the district; purchase of new computers for Community Education and a first-grade blended learning initiative; renewal of an agreement with Professional Educational Services Group, LLC; renewal of an agreement for the Metropolitan Association for Improved School Legislation Joint Risk Management Trust; a Student Accident Insurance with options for renewal; purchase of kitchen service and storage equipment; purchase of custodial supplies; extension of the transportation fuel contract; and the repair of a section of the foundation wall at Eppler Junior High.