Board of Education Meeting Overview
An overview of actions taken by the
Utica Community Schools
Board of Education
January 26, 2015
Community recognizes service of UCS Board
The UCS community thanked Board of Education members for their dedicated services as part of the annual recognition month. The Board members heard performances from Wiley Elementary singers and Eisenhower High School Theater students. The district aired a video of students and parents expressing their appreciation of UCS Board of Education members.
Dr. Johns updates the Board on Kindergarten Open Houses
Dr. Christine M. Johns updated the Board of Education on the annual Kindergarten Open Houses, scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 18 at all 25 UCS elementary schools. Registration materials are available on the UCS Web site at http:www.uticak12.org. Dr. Johns also reminded the community about the Academic Blitz.
Budget adjustment adopted
The Board approved a regularly-scheduled adjustment to the 2014-2015 budget. The adjustment is posted in the business link of the UCS Web site.
Best practices resolution approved
The Board of Education adopted a resolution highlighting the district's adherence to criteria identified for a Best Practices grant from the State of Michigan.
Policy revisions on Board agenda
A revision of Policy 4214 - Teacher Reduction and Recall - was adopted and the Board also received a first reading revision of Policy 5160 - Information and Communication Technology.
Contracts approved for technology infrastructure upgrade, bus purchases
The Board of Education approved contracts improving sections of the district's network infrastructure and the purchase of new buses.