Wednesday, September 14, 2011

School Board Meeting Summary

I appreciate the JEA members who attended the School Board Meeting last night.  West Jordan High was particularly well represented with six teachers there!

The Board approved bids for the Columbia playground, bus surveillance, and district-wide elevator maintenance contracts.

Also approved was the negotiated agreement ratified by JEA members last week.  Melanie Nixon, JEA member at Terra Linda, spoke to concerns about implementing policies that will further hurt teacher morale.  I spoke asking the Board for a plan to fund steps and lanes as part of a long-term and sustainable budget.

Other policies approved include changes to DP302 Substitute Teachers and DE502 Volunteer Services.  The Board also voted to implement Policy Governance.

New policy discussions on BP179 Advertising on School Buses and AS97 Management of Concussions and Traumatic Head Injuries due to new state laws.

You can follow my comments at School Board Meetings on the JEA Facebook Page.  You can also access proposed changes to policies at BoardDocs.

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