Governing Board Brief - January 23, 2019

The Governing Board met for their regular monthly Board Business Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.

Superintendent, Mr. Shane McCord began the meeting with his report to the Board.  The report highlighted:

  • Our 5 Junior High Schools are all holding Open Houses, February 19.  This is an event for any interested students to learn about the junior high experience and what they have to offer.

  • Our High Schools are also holding Open Houses on a variety of dates - all dates can be found on the district website -

  • Congratulations to all 33 participants in the GPS Spelling Bee.  Grand Champion - Sifarth Rahaman - Harris Elementary - Grade 4; Champions - Arturo Pacheco - Gilbert Classical Academy - Grade 8; Audrey King - South Valley Jr. High - Grade 7; Ayan Islam - Neely Traditional Academy - Grade 6; Leonardo Hotta - Highland Jr. High - Grade 7; Kincade Phelps - Augusta Ranch - Grade 5; Pravindi Gurusinghe - Mesquite Jr. High - Grade 7; Kayden Romero - Desert Ridge Jr. High - Grade 8.  The Regional Bee will be hosted by Higley Unified School District on Friday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Williams Field High School Auditorium.

This was followed by ‘Requests to Speak to the Governing Board’. Those requesting to speak to the Board regarding a specific agenda item were invited to speak prior to each respective agenda item.

Assistant Superintendent, Ms. Bonnie Betz then presented the monthly budget report.   

The Consent Agenda followed and was approved with a 5-0 vote.

The following Consent Agenda items included;

6.02 Approval of Minutes for Regular Board Meeting on December 20, 2018 and Organizational Meeting and Brief Board Business Meeting on January 8, 2019

6.03 Certified Personnel

6.04 Support Staff Personnel

6.05 Substitute Personnel

6.06 Approval of the Rate Increase for Toybox, Building Blocks, and Kindergarten Prep (K-Prep)

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

6.08 Approval of Out of State Travel for Staff

6.09 Approval of 2018-2019 Parent Support Organizations

6.10 Acceptance of Donations

6.11 Ratification of Prior Month Financial Vouchers

At this time, those requesting to speak to the Governing Board regarding item 7.01 were invited to speak.  

The following Action items were approved with votes of 5-0;

7.01 Approval of Proposed Boundary Changes

7.02 Policy Development: Second Read and Adoption of Policy IJOA - Field Trips

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

7.04 Policy Development: First Read of Policy BCB - Board Member Conflict of Interest

7.05 Policy Development: First Read of Policy DG - Banking Services

7.06 Policy Development: First Read of Policy DK - Payment Procedures

The meeting adjourned at 9:10pm.