Board of Education Meeting Overview

An overview of actions taken by the
Utica Community Schools
Board of Education
November 9, 2015

Superintendent's Update
Dr. Christine M. Johns updated the Board of Education on the successful 27th annual West Utica Veterans Day celebration held November 9. She also reported on professional staff development activities held November 3 and the district focus on cultural proficiency. She reported that students from each UCS secondary school attended the Macomb County Diversity Summit. The summit was a forum for secondary students from across the county to have conversations about honoring cultures, religions and backgrounds of others. She was proud of the leadership role that the district had in the planning of the summit.

2014-2015 audit presented
Plante Moran, the district's independent auditor, presented the 2014-2015 fiscal audit. Auditors reported that the district received an unmodified opinion, which is the highest level of financial assurance. More information is available at this link:

Board receives first readings on two policies
The Board received the first reading of two policies: Policy 6000, Excellence, Equity and Access and Policy 6275, Secondary Specialy Programs.

Contracts awarded
The Board approved a contract for KOI Computers, Inc. to provide zSpace, an immersive 3D virtual reality learning platform that allows students to interact with models, projects and objects individually in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The award will be mostly funded by the 2009 bond issue. The Board also approved a contract with St. John Occupational Health Partners to administer Hepatitis B vaccines for staff.

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