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Governing Board Agenda – Feb. 5, 2019

PRESCOTT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
District Office – Board Room, 300 East Gurley Street, Prescott, Arizona
GOVERNING BOARD
REGULAR MEETING
5:00 PM
FEBRUARY 5, 2019

Members of the Governing Board will attend either in person or by telephone conference call. The Governing Board may consider any item on this agenda in any order and at any time during the meeting. Copies of agendas and supplementary documentation relative to public meetings are available from the Superintendent’s Office during normal work hours 24 hours prior to meeting and on the evening of the meeting. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Superintendent’s Office at (928) 445-5400. Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.

Mission Statement
Providing extraordinary opportunities through a variety of programs and challenging curriculum.
Uniting the PUSD family of students, staff, and community members through positive relationships.
Supporting exceptional staff through on-going individualized professional development.
Developing a highly educated, civic-minded, and productive community, one student at a time.

Vision Statement
Prescott Unified School District educates students to be confident, lifelong-learners prepared to achieve their full potential in a complex, interconnected world.

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER – President Tina Seeley

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA – President Tina Seeley

A. Consider approving the agenda as presented.

3. OPENING CEREMONY

A. Welcome – President Tina Seeley
B. Pledge of Allegiance

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Consider approving the minutes from the Governing Board Study and Voting Session of January 8, 2019.

RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Board policy requires approval of minutes.

Presenter: Mr. Joe Howard, Superintendent

5. PRESENTATIONS

A. YCESA Mini Grant Board Presentation:
Brenda Lee – Prescott High School – Classroom Courtroom
Carol Jolley – Abia Judd – Moving up to Chapter Books
Jen Lucas – Abia Judd – Hot Dots Interactive Math Fun

B. Instructional Minute

Presenter: Mrs. Kelli Bradstreet

C. Handwriting Curriculum

Presenter: Mrs. Carrie Farnsworth & Mrs. Shelley Soifer

D. PHS Student Council Recognition

Presenter: Mrs. Tina Seeley, Governing Board President. and Miss Sydney Seeley, Student Council Representative and Student Representative to the Governing Board.

6. INFORMATION ONLY ITEMS

A. Summary of Current Events

1. Superintendent

a. February, 2019 PUSD Calendar of Events

1. www.prescottschools.com/calendars
2. Governing Board Members

7. ACTION ITEMS

A. CONSENT AGENDA – All those items listed below may be enacted by one motion and approved as Consent Agenda items with or without discussion. However, any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately if a Governing Board member so requests. 

The resolutions included in the Consent Agenda have been posted in order to waive the reading of the body of the resolutions. Consider approving the Consent Agenda as presented.

1. Consider approving the certified and classified personnel actions as presented.

RELEVANT INFORMATION:
A copy of the personnel report is attached for review.

Presenter: Mrs. Christa Simmons, Director of Human Resources

2. Consider approving the donations as presented.

RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Board policy requires acceptance by the Governing Board of all donations.

Presenter: Mr. Brian Moore, Chief Financial Officer

3. Consider ratifying the vouchers as presented.

RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Arizona Revised Statutes requires approval/ratification of all vouchers.

Presenter: Mr. Brian Moore, Chief Financial Officer

4. Consider approving the Student Activities Fund Statement of Receipts and Disbursements for January, 2019 as presented

RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Please see the attached reports.

Presenter: Mr. Brian Moore, Chief Financial Officer

5. Consider adopting changes to Policy ACA, as presented.

RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Governing Board BGB requires first and second readings of all proposed policy adoptions and approval by the Governing Board, this is the second reading of the proposed policy and the Board will be asked to adopt the policy after the second reading. Any Regulations and/or Exhibits have been attached for review and do not require Governing Board approval.

Presenter: Ms. Mardi Read, Assistant Superintendent

B. STUDY AND VOTING SESSION

1. Consider approving an out of state travel request from Lt. Col. DeKemper, AFJROTC instructor at PHS, as presented.

This is a Curriculum-In-Action trip to Los Angeles on Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Saturday, April 13, 2019, to expand learning opportunities, as well as reward our leaders for their hard work during the 2018-19 school year. See additional information attached.

Presenter: Superintendent Joseph W. Howard

C. INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS

1. Mr. Brian Moore has prepared the FY19 School Board Summary Budget Report for your review.

Presenter: Mr. Brian Moore, Chief Financial Officer

2. Meeting Dates: Regular Study & Voting Session, March 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, District Office Boardroom.

3. Other dates: Board Retreat, Friday, March 8, 2019. 8:00 am, PUSD District Office Board Room.

4. Future Agenda Items
The public is invited to request future agenda items. The request must be in writing on the form provided and turned into the Board Secretary at the beginning of the meeting or prior to the agenda item. The form must provide a very specific agenda item to be considered by the board. The public member may state the agenda item to be considered, however, no description or conversation may take place at this time. The Board may not respond to questions or comments from the public, but may ask the superintendent to respond when appropriate. The Governing Board President or district office designee will contact the person making the request as of the status of the requested future agenda item.

8. ADJOURNMENT

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