Governing Board Brief - January 28, 2020

The Governing Board met for their monthly board business meeting on Tuesday, January 28. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

The meeting began with the Superintendent’s Recognitions which included:

Winners of Quartz Hill Elementary's Shark Tank event - The winning team of 5th-grade students and teacher

Winners of Quartz Hill Elementary's Shark Tank event - The winning team of 5th-grade students, Maddie Harris, Vinny Poitra, Lucas Lorenz, and their teachers were recognized.

Mesquite High Football team were recognized as 4A State Football Champions.

Mesquite High Football team were recognized as 4A State Football Champions.

Coach Scott Hare, Mesquite High, was recognized as 4A Football Coach of the Year.

Coach Monty Montgomery, Highland High, was recognized as the NFHS 2018-2019 Track and Field Coach of the Year.

Coach Monty Montgomery, Highland High, was recognized as the NFHS 2018-2019 Track and Field Coach of the Year.

Desert Ridge High Cyberpatriots team members were recognized for placing third in State competition.

Desert Ridge High Cyberpatriots team members were recognized for placing third in State competition.

The Superintendent’s Report followed. 

  • 2019-2020 GPS Employee of the Year finalists have been announced as follows: 

Support Staff of the Year Finalists -  Keim Allison, Nutrition Services; Vicki Haro, Highland High School; Kevin Moeller, Highland Junior High School

Administrator of the Year Finalists - Albert Dutchover, Operations; Thea Hansen, Carol Rae Elementary; Ryan Nelson, Technology

Teacher of the Year Finalists - Charlene Fujino, Gilbert High School; Angelo Martins, Mesquite Elementary School; Alexis Mason, South Valley Junior High School

  • Eight District Spelling Bee finalists will compete in the Spelling Bee Regionals: Addisyn Frost - 7th Grade - Highland Jr. High School, Emily Mabb - 7th Grade - Desert Ridge Jr. High School, Stone Guymon - 8th Grade - Gilbert Classical Academy, Natalie Baron - 4th Grade - Ashland Ranch Elementary, Matthew Weech - 6th Grade - Carol Rae Ranch Elementary, Austin Johnson - 7th Grade - Greenfield Jr. High School, Tyler Mantanona - 5th Grade - Canyon Rim Elementary, Sifarth Rahaman - 5th Grade - Harris Elementary

Requests to speak to the Governing Board followed.  There were no requests to speak.

Ms. Bonnie J. Betz, Assistant Superintendent and Ms. Jackie Mattinen, Director of Finance presented the Monthly Budget Report and the 2019-2020 Budget Revision #1.  Both were available to answer questions from board members.

The following Consent Agenda was approved with a 5-0 vote:

7.02 Approval of Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting on December 17, 2019; Organizational Meeting and Brief Business Meeting on January 7, 2020

7.03 Certified Personnel

7.04 Support Staff Personnel

7.05 Substitute Personnel

7.07 Approval of FY 2020 Parent Support Organizations

7.08 Yearly Approval of Policy BCB-E (Exhibit) - Board Member Conflict of Interest

7.09 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy DJE - Bidding / Purchasing Procedures

7.10 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption to Omit Policy GBEA - Staff Ethics

7.11 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy GBEB - Staff Conduct

7.12 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy GBEFA - Staff Use of Digital Wireless Communications or Electronic Devices while Operating a Motor Vehicle

7.13 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy GDFA - Support Staff Qualifications and Requirements

7.14 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy JLCD - Medicines / Administering Medicines to Students

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

7.16 Approval of Out of State Travel for Staff

7.17 Ratification of Prior Month Financial Vouchers

The following Consent Agenda item was discussed by the governing board, and approved with a 5-0 vote:

7.06 Approval of New Staff Positions for the 2020-2021 School Year

The following Action Items were approved with a 5-0 vote:

8.01 Adoption of 2019-2020 Revised Budget #1

8.02 Approval of Print Management Software, PaperCut MF - Mr. Jon Castelhano, Executive Director of Technology Services was available for questions.

8.03 Policy Development: First Read of Policy KHB - Advertising in Schools

8.04 Policy Development: First Read of Policy EEB - Business and Personnel Transportation Services

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05pm.