Governing Board Brief - June 25, 2019

The Governing Board met for their regular monthly business meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.


Board member Mrs. Sheila Rogers Uggetti joined the meeting by phone.


The meeting began with a Public Hearing pursuant to A.R.S. 15-905.


Director of Finance, Ms. Jackie Mattinen presented the FY 2020 Proposed Budget.  Ms. Mattinen and Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Ms. Bonnie Betz were available for questions.


Requests to speak regarding the FY 2020 Proposed Budget followed. There were no requests to speak to the budget.


The Public Hearing was adjourned at 6:50pm, and the regular board business meeting was reconvened with a 5-0 vote.


The agenda was approved with a 5-0 vote.


The Superintendent’s Report followed.  Dr. Shane McCord highlighted the following:

GPS has been recognized as the 2019 Employer of Choice by the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. McCord thanked the Chamber for the honor. In addition, Desert Ridge High student Sarah Edmunds received a scholarship from the Chamber Foundation and Ms. Barb Dwyer, Highland High, was recognized as the Chamber Foundation Volunteer of the Year.  Congratulations to all.
Leo Daschbach, Highland High student has been recognized as the Arizona Gatorade Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. 

Requests to speak to the Governing Board followed.  There were two requests to speak to the Board.


The monthly budget report followed, presented by Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Ms. Bonnie Betz.


The Consent Agenda was approved with a 5-0 vote, with the exception of 9.02, 9.06, and 9.12:

9.01 Approval of Consent Agenda Items

9.03 Certified Personnel

9.04 Support Staff Personnel

9.05 Athletic stipends added to salary schedule

9.07 Approve Wholesale Floors, LLC for Purchases in the amount of $178,985

9.08 Approve American Fire Equipment Sales & Service for the Purchase of Fire Alarm Panels at Multiple School Sites.

9.09 Approval of Arizona School Risk Retention Trust, Inc. FY 2020 Property, Liability and Casualty Insurance

9.10 Approval of the Arizona School Alliance for Workers' Compensation Premium for FY 2020

9.11 Approve Elite Sports Builders and Wholesale Floors, LLC for the Purchase of Services to Re-Coat Tracks at Multiple School Sites.

9.13 Renewal of RFP# 15-41-04-20 Employee Benefit Trust Consultant for FY 2020

9.14 Approval of Overnight and/or Out-of-State Travel

9.15 Approval of Out of State Travel for Staff

9.16 Approval of 2019-2020 Parent Support Organizations

9.17 Acceptance of Donations

9.18 Ratification of Prior Month Financial Vouchers


The board approved, with a 5-0 vote, 9.02 Approval of Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting on May 28, 2019 and Brief Board Business Meeting on June 11, 2019, with minor corrections,  The updated minutes with minor corrections will be posted.


The board approved, with a 5-0 vote, 9.06 To Consider and, if Deemed Advisable, to Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the Sale of Tax Anticipation Notes on Behalf of the District, following discussion.  A representative from Piper Jaffrey was present to answer questions. 


The board approved, with a 5-0 vote, 9.12 Approve Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Purchase of Math Expressions curriculum. Executive Director Teaching and Learning, Dr. Barbara Newman was present to answer questions.


The board approved, with a 5-0 vote action agenda item 10.01 Adoption of the FY 2020 Proposed Budget.


The board heard a request to speak regarding item 10.02 To Consider, Discuss, Amend if Desired, and, If Deemed Advisable, to Adopt a Resolution Approving The Governing Board's Argument in Support of the Maintenance and Operation Budget Override Election.


Board discussion of the ‘Resolution’ followed, minor amendments were made.  The board then approved action agenda item 10.02 with a 5-0 vote.


The following action agenda items were approved with 5-0 votes:

10.03 Policy Development: Second Read and Adoption of Policy JFABB - Admission of Exchange and Foreign Students

10.04 Policy Development: Second Read and Adoption of Policy JKD - Student Suspension / Expulsion / Due-Process Rights

10.05 Policy Development: Second Read and Adoption of Policy KJA - Relations with Booster Organizations

10.06 Policy Development: First Read of Policy FCB - Retirement of Facilities

10.07 Policy Development: First Read of Policy GCK - Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers

10.08 Policy Development: First Read of Policy JFAA - Admission of Resident Student

10.09 Policy Development: First Read of Policy JFB - Open Enrollment

10.10 Policy Development: First Read of Policy JL - Student Wellness


Board Clerk, Dr. Charles Santa Cruz reported from a recent meeting of the ASBA Legislative Committee session.


Board member, Mrs. Jill Humpherys reported from recent ASBA Leadership training, regarding concerns over potential undercounts due to 2020 Census changes.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:11pm.