Board Briefs

Summary of the November 12 Board of Education

Three groups were recognized for achievements: The Foundation for Educational Excellence, which raised $40,000 through its Evening of Excellence for the Superintendent's Scholarship Fund; UCS high school marching bands for their impressive performance in this year's Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association's regional festival; and the Utica High School newspaper, for earning the national Crown Award for the fifth time in four years.

Superintendent's Update
Dr. Johns updated the Board of Education on Veterans Day activities, ThunderQuest and school charity drives.

Start Times
The Board of Education approved a framework for an advisory committee to study the potential benefits and feasibility of adjusting start times for elementary, junior high and high schools for possible implementation.

Meeting Change
The November 26, 2018 meeting Board of Education meeting was canceled.


John Graham was appointed Assistant Superintendent for Auxiliary Services.

Dates, times and location for 2019 graduation ceremonies for the comprehensive high schools were approved. For more information, please see this link:

Contract Awards

The Board approved contract extensions for facility improvement-related services for construction management firm Barton Malow and architectural firm Integrated Design Solutions.