Governing Board Brief - September 27, 2022

Governing Board Meeting - September 27, 2022

The Governing Board met for a scheduled 'Regular Board Business Meeting' on September 27, 2022. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm. 

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

  • Superintendent Student Senate members - Ryan from Highland High, Kailee from Campo Verde, and Kendall from Gilbert High. 

  • Mrs. Anne Hooden, physics teacher at Mesquite High, was recognized for her Arizona State University Helios Decision Center for Education Excellence research study participation for Mesquite High graduates earning A’s or B’s in physics courses at the university level. 

  • Ms. Blackburn and Ms. Monreal, along with students Lauren Christensen, Evan Hankinson, Titus Wolff, and Eleanor Conrad from Campo Verde High biomed program competed amongst other AZ teams in April and placed first in the state, qualifying for the international competition in Nashville, Tennessee, where they won second place. 

  • Jubresca Rosales from Gilbert High was recognized by the Arizona International Baccalaureate schools with the IBDP Spirit of the Year Award for the embodiment of the IB learner profile. 

  • Jane Vela was honored for her involvement in the Gilbert leadership program and continued support, love, and dedication to Gilbert Public Schools. 

The Superintendent’s Report followed, highlighting:

  • 15 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists in Gilbert Public Schools, Megan Bishop, Joshua Cook, Ethan Esquire, Mason Gilliland, Blake Tillotson from Highland High, Alexander Baumgardner, Mia Cruz, Connie Kang, Arturo Pacheco, Tyler Quinos, Timothy Wright, Zebo Zang from Gilbert Classical Academy, Lauren Christensen from Campo Verde High, Hunter Finn from Mesquite High, and Tyler Judd from Gilbert High. 

  • ASU Sun Devil High Five goes to Point Elementary. 

  • The Arizona Cardinals selected Roy Lopez, head coach of Desert Ridge High Football, as the high school coach of the week for his outstanding coaching performance last week. Mr. Lopez will receive a certificate and $2,000 for Desert Ridge High football program. 

  • Fall break is from Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 14 with school resuming on Monday, October 17.  

Requests to speak to the Governing Board followed. There were 2 requests to speak.

Next on the agenda were reports:

The Academic Update, was presented by Dr. Barbara Newman, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, and Ms. Melinda Murphy, Director of Professional Growth & Development.

The Monthly Budget Report YTD ended August 31, 2022, presented by Ms. Bonnie J. Betz, Associate Superintendent of Business Services.

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

7.01 Approval of Consent Agenda Items

7.02 Approval of Minutes for Regular Board Meeting on August 23, 2022, and Brief Board Business Meeting on September 13, 2022

7.03 Certified, Professional, Exempt Support Staff, Hourly Support Staff, and Substitute Personnel

7.04 Policy Development: Approval of Second Read and Adoption of Policy EID - Investment Policy

7.05 Gifts and Donations FY 2023

7.06 Parent Support Organizations FY 2023

7.07 Refund of PSO Donation

7.08 Overnight or Out of State Travel

7.09 Staff Travel

7.10 Ratification of Prior Month YTD - August FY 2022 and August FY 2023 Financial Vouchers

The Action Item Agenda followed. The following were approved by 5-0 votes:

8.01 Rate Increase to Community Education Programming

8.02 Policy Development: First Read of Policy JRR - Student Surveys

8.03 Policy Development: First Read of Policy KI - Visitors to Schools

8.04 Policy Development: First Read of Policy KB - Parent Involvement in Education

8.05 Policy Development: First Read of Policy GBGCB - Staff Health and Safety

8.06 Policy Development: First Read of Policy GCF - Professional Staff Hiring

8.07 Policy Development: First Read of Policy GDF - Support Staff Hiring

8.08 Policy Development: First Read of Policy IC - School Year

8.09 Policy Development: First Read of Policy IHA - Basic Instructional Program

8.10 Policy Development: First Read of Policy IHAMB - Family Life Education

8.11 Policy Development: First Read of Policy IJ - Instructional Resources and Materials

8.12 Policy Development: First Read of Policy IJJ - Textbook/Supplementary Materials Selection and Adoption

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

8.14 Policy Development: First Read of Policy JFAB - Tuition/Admission of Nonresident Students

The Governing Board members gave committee reports: 

10.01 Gilbert Education Foundation - Mrs. Lori Wood

10.02 City of Mesa Liaison and Legislative Representative - Mrs. Jill Humpherys

10.03 Town of Gilbert Liaison - Dr. Charles Santa Cruz

10.04 Finance / Audit Committee - Mr. Bill Parker

10.05 Insurance Trust Representative - Mrs. Sheila Uggetti

The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 pm.