The Nampa Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of the month. Below is the summary of the Dec. 13 regular meeting.
HOLIDAY DINNER / SPOTLIGHT
Students in the district’s culinary arts program prepared a holiday meal for trustees and district leadership.
CALL TO ORDER
Public comments – No one signed up.
Several of the trustees shared information from the Idaho School Board Association conference they attended in November.
Agenda – No changes were made to the published agenda.
Pathways in Education Charter School
– Superintendent Peterson noted that the charter had been discussed by
the Board at previous meetings. Trustees approved the charter which is
scheduled to open in the 2017-18 school year and serve about 300 high
school students. Trustee Otten noted that the charter would help meet a
need for a school that serve students who are at risk of dropping out or
have dropped out. It was approved 4-0.
Treasure Valley Leadership Academy Innovation School Agreement
– The Board of Trustees approved the school earlier this year.
Superintendent Peterson said the school’s agreement, however, was
changed to reflect feedback from the Office of the State Board of
Education and others. Trustees approved the agreement 3-1.
Supplemental Levy Update
– The district’s current two-year supplemental levy will expire in June
2018. Superintendent Peterson said several options are available for
the renewal election.
Homeowner Petition to Cede Property to Vallivue School District
– The Board of Trustees received a petition from some residents seeking
a boundary change to allow a 1-mile-square section in the district’s
northern boundary to be moved to the Vallivue District. The Board voted
to neither oppose or support the request that will be considered by the
State Board of Education in 2017. The Board did ask the superintendent
to ask the state to consider setting an election on the change for May
or November 2017 with an effective date of the 2017-18 school year.
These considerations would provide the Nampa School District time to
plan for the change if the election is successful.
Monthly Budget Status Report –
Superintendent Peterson asked Finance Director Randy Dewey to update
the Board. Dewey reported that the expected drop in support unit was
realized with some additional loss. The decline in units resulted in
less revenue for the district, Dewey reported, but he added that working
with the education association in the fall helped keep expenses in line
with reduced revenue. Reports provided to the board were Budget to Actual and Budget Status.
CONSENT AGENDA – The Board approved this item which included:
BOARD DEVELOPMENT AND LINKAGE–
The Board continued its study of Policy Governance with a discussion of
the booklet “Implementing Policy Governance and Staying on Track.”
ASSURANCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Board Response to Monitoring Report – Policy SL-2D Budget Execution – The Board found that the superintendent complied with Policy SL-2D.
Board Response to Monitoring Report – Policy SL-2E Organizational Development and Executive Succession -- The Board found that the superintendent complied with Policy SL-2D.
Board Response to Monitoring Report – Policy SL-2L Student Conduct and Discipline -The Board found that superintendent complied with Policy SL-2D.
Superintendent Evaluation Process – It was noted that this process would need to begin.
Discussion of Travel and Reimbursement Board and Superintendent –
This item was continued to January’s meeting to include Trustee
McGourty, who was not in attendance because of another commitment.
Discussion of Policy GP-2F Cost of Governance
– Trustees discussed identifying resources for Board training and
development particularly in the area of Policy Governance.
Superintendent Peterson said budgets would be set in the spring.
Second Reading and Finance Adoption, Policy E-2A Academic Competence – Trustees approved 4-0.
Second Reading and Financial Adoption, Revised Policy SL-2N Student Engagement – Trustees approved 4-0.
Nampa Education Association – President Shannon O’Donnell had no NEA news to report, but share her school Snake River Elementary received a grant.
Superintendent Comments – No comments.
Trustee Comments – No comments.
Board Assessment of Meeting – Chairman Fuller noted he did not assign this task. Two audience members did submit assessments.
Upcoming Meetings – The next regular meeting is 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 2017
Executive Session – The Board adjourned into executive session. It resumed session and took no action before adjourning at 10:31 p.m.