Board of Education Meeting Overview
An overview of actions taken by the
Utica Community Schools
Board of Education
Monday, March 24, 2014
Board honors parent and student earning Michigan Council for Exceptional Children awards, UHS and UAIS academic scholars
The Board of Education began its meeting by recognizing UCS Parent Carrie Asgarally and student Angela Hineman for earning state awards from the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children. The board also recognized academic scholars from Utica High School and the Utica Academy for International Studies.
Dr. Johns updates the Board on Teachers of the Year, robotics successes, upcoming art fair and college fair, and announces new program to celebrate district successes
Dr. Johns updated the Board on recent successes in the district, including the Teachers of the Year ceremonies and regional awards earned by the high school robotics team, the ThunderChickens. She reported on a successful career expo and reminded the community about the College Fair and District Art Fair. She also announced a new program that will allow members of the UCS community to speak about the impact of the school district on their families and neighborhood. The UCS means SUCCESS campaign will feature success stories in our district.
Board adopts resolution of support for Career Focus Luncheon
The Board of Education adopted a resolution of support for the annual Career Focus Luncheon, scheduled for April 30 and May 1 at the Palazzo Grande. The luncheon gives area business and industry leaders an opportunity to meet with more than 2,000 sixth graders to provide guidance on careers.
School funding proposals detailed
Stephanie Eagen, the district’s assistant superintendent for business and employee services, reviewed the impact of three school funding proposals on Utica Community Schools.
April 14 meeting canceled
The Board canceled its April 14 Board of Education meeting due to Spring Break.
Contract awarded for removal of asbestos-containing materials as part of renovation projects
A contract was awarded by the Board of Education for the removal of asbestos-containing materials necessary for 2014 renovation projects at six school sites.