Governing Board Brief - October 26, 2021

The Governing Board met for a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.  The meeting began with a call to Executive Session at 5:00 pm to consider the Governing Board’s position and instruct its attorney(s) regarding accepting among bids procured by the District for enhancements to the backstop and protective netting at the baseball field at Desert Ridge High School and entering into an agreement with Blandford Homes for Blandford Homes to share the expense with the District to pay one half of the amount of a bid if the bid is accepted by the Board for enhancements to the backstop and protective netting at the baseball field at Desert Ridge High School.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm and began with a Call for First Public Hearing Pursuant to HB 2862 - 3.01 GPS Instructional Time Model: Special Education Preschool.  This was presented by Dr. Barbara Newman, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.  There were no requests to speak from the public.

The public hearing was adjourned at 6:11 pm.

The regular Board Meeting reconvened at 6:12 pm.

Superintendent’s Recognitions followed.  Dr. Shane McCord Superintendent recognized:

National Merit Award Finalists - Gilbert Public Schools

  • National Merit Semi-finalists - Gilbert High - Shea Stayner and Jack Miller; Highland High -  Kaden Arnold, Ana Tuba, and Amy Dubin;  Gilbert Classical Academy - Khushi Parikh and Ayla Young; Campo Verde - Brendan Calalang.

Gilbert High AZ Cognia Accreditation

  • Gilbert High School Cognia Accreditation Century Award - Gilbert High has successfully renewed its accreditation with Cognia, every year for a hundred years since the initial achievement of this distinction.  

 

Requests to speak to the Governing Board followed.  There were 5 requests to speak to the Governing Board.  4 comments were also received from the public online.

The following reports were presented:

9.01 FY 2022 Monthly Financial Report - YTD September 30, 2021 was presented by Ms. Bonnie J. Betz, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.

9.02 FY 2021 Bond and Override Report was presented by Ms. Bonnie J. Betz, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services and Mr. Albert Dutchover, Director of Operations, and Mr. Jon Castelhano, Executive Director of Technology Services.

The following Consent Agenda was approved with a 4.0 vote following removal of 10.07 and 10.08 for further discussion:

10.02 Minutes for Regular Board Meeting on September 28, 2021 and Brief Board Business Meeting on October 12, 2021

10.03 Certified, Classified, and Substitute Personnel

10.04 Memorandum of Understanding between Gilbert Public Schools and Mesa Public Schools; Adult Education Programs

10.05 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy IIB - Class Size

10.06 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy BDF - Advisory Committees

10.09 Parent Support Organizations FY 2022

10.10 Acceptance of Donations Requests FY 2022

10.11 Approval of Overnight or Out of State Travel

10.12 Staff Travel

10.13 Ratification of Prior Month YTD Financial Vouchers FY 2022

The following Consent Agenda item was discussed by board members and was approved with a 3-1 vote:

10.07 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy BEDD - Rules of Order

The following Consent Agenda item was discussed by board members and was approved with a 4-0 vote:

10.08 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy BEDH - Public Participation at Board Meetings

 

The following Action Agenda Items were approved with a 4-0 vote:

11.01 Discussion and possible Action relating to entering into an agreement with Blandford Homes for Blandford Homes to share the expense with the District to pay one half of the amount of a cooperative contract and approved by the Board for enhancements to the backstop and protective netting at the baseball field at Desert Ridge High School.

11.02 Discussion and possible Action relating to approving SAVE cooperative contract 17-003 awarded to Sun Valley Builders for enhancements to the backstop and protective netting at the Desert Ridge High School varsity baseball field.

The following Action Agenda Item was approved with a vote of 3-1:

11.03 Discussion, consider and give direction on voting on one bylaw change proposal from the Arizona School Board Association.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.