GPS Board Brief and Superintendent's Recognitions - October 30, 2018
GPS Board Brief and Superintendent's Recognitions - October 30, 2018
Posted on 10/31/2018
GPS Board Brief and Superintendent's Recognitions - October 30, 2018
The Governing Board met for their regular monthly business board meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.


The meeting began with the Superintendent Recognition Awards which included:
Arizona Health and Physical Education Association Award Winners - Lisa Creaser, Highland Junior High School - Administrator of the Year; Jennifer Duxbury, Highland High School - Dance Educator of the Year; Nick Cornell, Campo Verde High School - Physical Education Teacher of the Year
Arizona Health and Physical Education Association Award Winners - Lisa Creaser, Highland Junior High School - Administrator of the Year; Jennifer Duxbury, Highland High School - Dance Educator of the Year; Nick Cornell, Campo Verde High School - Physical Education Teacher of the Year 

Mr William Olson - Substitute Teacher at Canyon Valley
Mr William Olson - Substitute Teacher at Canyon Valley 

Winners of the 2019 Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association - Jennifer Parsons, Greenfield Junior High and Kathy Nicolson, Mesquite High with students Raeann Meier, Jarred Yarberry, Ema Finlayson, Cami Pocano, Joel Goldenbogen, Rudy Pardo, Courtney Somsan (editor-in-chief), Jesus Gonzales, Zac Eckert, Maylynn Littlebull, Kassady Murray, Caitlin Williams
Winners of the 2019 Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association - Jennifer Parsons, Greenfield Junior High and Kathy Nicolson, Mesquite High with students Raeann Meier, Jarred Yarberry, Ema Finlayson, Cami Pocano, Joel Goldenbogen, Rudy Pardo, Courtney Somsan (editor-in-chief), Jesus Gonzales, Zac Eckert, Maylynn Littlebull, Kassady Murray, Caitlin Williams
Winners of the 2019 Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association - Jennifer Parsons, Greenfield Junior High and Kathy Nicolson, Mesquite High with students Raeann Meier, Jarred Yarberry, Ema Finlayson, Cami Pocano, Joel Goldenbogen, Rudy Pardo, Courtney Somsan (editor-in-chief), Jesus Gonzales, Zac Eckert, Maylynn Littlebull, Kassady Murray, Caitlin Williams

Gilbert Classical Academy - 2018 Blue Ribbon School Award Gilbert Classical Academy - 2018 Blue Ribbon School Award

The Superintendent’s Report followed, highlighting:
  • School Psychologist Week - Thank you to all of our GPS Psychologists for all they do for our students

  • The next Town Hall meeting on Saturday November 3rd at 9am in the Governing Board Meeting room on the topic of ‘Comprehensive High Schools’

  • Gilbert Days Parade - November 17th, all in Gilbert and East Mesa invited

There were no requests to speak to the Governing Board.

Next on the agenda was the Monthly Budget Report, presented by Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Ms. Bonnie Betz.  


This was followed by the ‘2017-2018 Bond and Override Report’, presented by Ms. Bonnie Betz, Mr. Paul Potts, Director of Transportation, Mr. Jon Castelhano, Executive Director of Technology and Mr. Albert Dutchover, Director of Operations.


Presentation of 2018 A - F Letter Grades followed, presented by Director of Assessment, Ms. Brandie Harris.  


The Consent Agenda was approved with a 5-0 vote. All Consent Agenda items were approved with a 5-0 vote.
The Action Items Agenda followed.
  • Item 8.01 Discussion, consideration and direction on voting on one bylaw change proposal and one core belief addition from the Arizona School Boards Association was not approved, with a 1-4 vote.

The following items were approved with a 5-0 vote:
  • 8.02 Policy Development: Second Read / Adoption of the Revised Policy Manual and accessibility on ASBA's (Arizona School Boards Association) Policy Bridge

  • 8.03 Approval of the Resolution Authorizing the Execution of Warrants between Board Meetings for FY2019
  • 
8.04 Approval of the adoption of FY 2018 Budget Revision #2 under ARS 15-915 Prior Year Budget Correction Request

The meeting adjourned at 9:15pm.
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