Board Briefs

A Summary of the February 13 Board of Education meeting

The following were recognized: award winners from Collins and Stevenson for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. speech and art contest; an Eisenhower student who earned the top spot in the Digital Design contest for this year's North American Auto Show; and students earning American Vision, Gold and Silver key honors at the Scholastic Art Awards program.


Dr. Johns updated the Board of Education on the Academic Blitz, recent local, state and national award winners in academics, the arts and athletics, and the Evening of Excellence.


Student Achievement Report
Mr. Monroe presented the district's Student Achievement Report. The report highlighted academic achievement in core subject areas across national, state and local assessment for K-12 students.


Meeting change
The Board canceled the February 27 due to mid-winter break.


District Collective Bargaining Teams
The Board approved the administrative committees to represent Utica Community Schools for the purpose of collective bargaining in good faith toward a successor agreement with the following personnel units: Utica Education Association: MEA, UAW Local 400 - Technical Officer Professional, and Utica Paraprofessional Association: MEA.

Meeting change
The following contracts were approved by the Board: 2007 roof replacement and roofing preventative maintenance; 2017 abatement projects; mechanical upgrades at Henry Ford II High School; 2017 Paving Projects, flooring and casework; and bleacher replacement.