3.1 Focus on Learning: Students from Lincoln Junior High will be showcasing how they are using Game Based Learning in their 8th grade Project Based US History classes to learn about the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Focus on Learning is a rather new feature for Board meetings. We started it in January 2013. We will spotlight a different school most months.
3.2 Classroom Innovations Grant: Dan Funston and Janice Curtis will demonstrate the podcasting process created as part of the grant. They will discuss how this has morphed into some blended learning and online classes.
3.3 Summer School: Since the state hasn't released summer school information yet, I will ask the board to let us plan a summer school based on what we offered in the summer of 2012.
3.5 Consider Secondary Positions: To make sure everyone is informed about the teaching postings, I will be going through the secondary positions we would like to hire. This is a tentative list and could change as the year goes on. I will present a list of elementary openings at the March meeting.
3.5 Consider Safety Consultant: In order to ensure that our schools are as safe as they can possibly be, I will ask the Board’s permission to hire a safety consultant to conduct an audit at all of our schools. My plans are to hire safety consultant, David Rambo, out of Fort Wayne. He would spend three days in our buildings and prepare a report for our consideration. I believe this is the best way to sort out all of the ideas that have been thrown around recently.
3.6 Consider Naming the Middle School New Tech Programs: A list of potential names was given to the students at the Lincoln and Riverside and the overwhelming favorite was The Innovation Academy at Riverside and The Innovation Academy at Lincoln.
3.7 Adopt a Calendar: We have discussed the calendar during the last several months. The calendar that I will recommend at the meeting will be very similar to this year's calendar. The changes will be when the professional development days are scheduled and a half-workday for the high school at the beginning of the year and another half-workday for the high school at the end of the year. The last change will be a scheduled three-day weekend during February to help everyone with the winter blahs!
3.8 Consider Resolution to Void Checks: After documented efforts to contact payees, each year we ask the board to consider a resolution to void those checks that have been outstanding for two or more years.
3.9 Post Issuance Compliance Procedures: The Internal Revenue Service is continuing to stress the importance that issuers adopt written procedures to insure that the necessary tax covenants and requirements are followed throughout the life of the Bonds. It is recommended that PCSC adopt further written procedures involving post-issuance compliance with Federal tax and SEC requirements.
3.10 Legislative Report: Todd Samuelson will give a report on the bills and resolutions that have been submitted by the House or Senate that would have an affect on education in Indiana.