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BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA December 12, 2007 BOARD MEMBERS Mr. Scott Green, President Mrs. Connie Kincaid-Strahan, Vice-President Mr. Andy Arnold Mr. Jason Benderly Mrs. Carrie Benway Mrs. Jeanne McQueeney Mr. Brian Nolan John D. Pacheco, Interim Superintendent Page 1 of 3 121207BDAGN P.O. BOX 740 EAGLE, COLORADO 81631 970.328-6321 FAX 970.328.1024 John Pacheco Interim Superintendent REVISED N O T I C E OF M E E T I N G Eagle County School District RE 50J BOARD OF EDUCATION At District Office, 757 E. Third Street, Eagle Wednesday December 12, 2007 Work Session Begins @ 3:00 P.M. Regular Session Begins @ 6:00 P.M. Estimated Time: 5.5 hours A. General Functions Call to Order. 12-12-1 Work Session. (3:00 5:00 P.M.) 1. Discussion with CASB Regarding Superintendent Search. 2. District Advisory Accountability Committee Update. (John Pacheco presenting.) 3. Discussion of Lacrosse for BMHS. (Mike Gass presenting.) 12-12-2 Regular Open Session. (6:00 P.M.) B. Public Participation of Board Meeting. (5-minute limit, please) Questions and comments are welcomed at this time. Each person shall normally have five minutes to address the Board on consent or non-agenda items, but the time can be adjusted at the discretion of the Board or the Board President. Persons may speak on any agenda item for 3 minutes at the time of the specific agenda item. The Board is not obligated to respond to items even though the information has been presented by a participant and the Board may also ask for this item to be placed on a future agenda. 12-12-3 Approval of Consent Agenda Items.* (2 min) Action. Items of a routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the Consent Agenda to allow the Board of Education to focus on other items contained in a lengthy agenda. An item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately by any member of the Board of Education. 12-12-4* Approval of Agenda. 12-12-5* Approval of Minutes. 12-12-8* Certification of 2007 Mill Levy 12-12-9* Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Eagle County for School Resource Officer. 12-12-10* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-1, Global Executive Constraint. 12-12-11* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-1, Governance Commitment. 12-12-12* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-3, Board Job Description. 12-12-13* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-4, Monitoring Board Governance Process & Board Staff Relationship Policies. 12-12-14* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-5, Presidents Role. 12-12-15* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-6, Board Committee Principles. 12-12-19* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-12, Board Member Financial Disclosure. Page 2 of 3 121207BDAGN 12-12-21* Personnel List. 12-12-4* Approval of Agenda. (Consent) Action. 12-12-5* Approval of Minutes. (Consent) Action. Minutes from November 5, 2007, November 14, 2007 and November 28, 2007 BOE Meetings. C. Report of Superintendent. (10 min) D. Board Reports. (15 min) E. Public Interest Items for Discussion. 12-12-6 Approval of June Creek Elementary School Boundary. (10 min) Action. (Heather Eberts presenting) (Attachment 12-12-6) 12-12-7 Acceptance of CDE Accreditation Report. (15 min) Action. (John Pacheco, Heather Eberts & Mike Gass presenting) (Attachment 12-12-7) F. Business and Operations. 12-12-8* Certification of 2007 Mill Levy. (Consent) Action. (Phil Onofrio presenting) (Attachment 12-12-8*) 12-12-9* Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Eagle County for (Consent) Action. School Resource Officer. (Phil Onofrio presenting) (Attachment 12-12-9*) G. Board Policies and Administrative Regulations. 12-12-10* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-1, (Consent) Action Global Executive Constraint. (John Pacheco presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-10*) 12-12-11* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-1, (Consent) Action. Governance Commitment. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-11*) 12-12-12* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-3, (Consent) Action. Board Job Description. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-12*) 12-12-13* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-4, (Consent) Action. Monitoring Board Governance Process & Board Staff Relationship Policies. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-13*) 12-12-14* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-5, (Consent) Action. Presidents Role. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-14*) 12-12-15* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-6, (Consent) Action. Board Committee Principles. (Scott Green presenting.) Page 3 of 3 121207BDAGN (Attachment 12-12-15*) 12-12-16 Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-9, (5 min) Action. Board Members Code of Conduct. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-16) 12-12-17 Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-10, (5 min) Action. Board Member Covenants. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-17) 12-12-18 Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-11, (5 min) Action. Board Member Conflict of Interest. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-18) 12-12-19* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-12, (Consent) Action. Board Member Financial Disclosure. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-19*) 12-12-20 Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-13, (5 min) Action. Process for Addressing Board Member Violations. (Scott Green presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-20) H. Employee Relations. 12-12-21* Personnel List. (Consent) Action. (Jason Glass presenting.) (Attachment 12-12-21*) I. General Administration. 12-12-22 New/Old Business. J. Discussion Items. 12-12-23 Feedback and Evaluation of Meeting. (5 min) Info. A. Evaluate Decisions of this BOE Meeting in Terms of Governance Policies. 12-12-24 Input for Next Meeting. (5 min) Info. 12-12-25 Adjournment. UPCOMING BOE MEETINGS: The Work Session of the next regularly scheduled BOE meeting is Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 3:00 P.M. at District Office in Eagle Attachment 12-12-0.1 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Discussion with Superintendent Search Team. GOVERNANCE POLICY: B/SR-1 ACTION/INFO: Info TIME NEEDED: 60 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. This will be an opportunity for the Board and CASB representatives to review the process and outcomes regarding the Superintendent Search. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-0.2 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: District Advisory Accountability Committee Update. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-12. ACTION/INFO: Info. TIME NEEDED: 15 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. This update will provide the BOE with information regarding the work of DAAC since the start of school. 2. An opportunity for questions and discussion will be provided. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-0.3 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Discussion of Lacrosse for BMHS. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-14 ACTION/INFO: Info. TIME NEEDED: 15 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. Both our high schools have been asked to look at the possibility of adding lacrosse to their activities for students. 2. We will update the BOE on the process, status and timeline for the lacrosse programs at each high school. 3. Additionally, two community members will address the BOE to express the support and effort to generate start up capital for the programs. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: ORIGINATOR: Mike Gass APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Minutes November 5, 2007, Meeting Page 1 of 3 P.O. BOX 740 EAGLE, COLORADO 81631 970.328-6321 FAX 970.328.1024 John Pacheco Interim Superintendent Eagle County School District RE 50J BOARD OF EDUCATION AT DISTRICT OFFICE, EAGLE Monday, November 5, 2007, 3:00 P.M. MINUTES Board Members Present Administration Present Andy Arnold John Pacheco Jason Benderly Heather Eberts Scott Green Mike Gass Connie Kincaid-Strahan Phil Onofrio Brian Nolan Mary Ann Stavney Keith Thompson Board Members Absent Administration Absent A quorum was present, and due notice had been published. (All Attachments listed are available for review at the District Office.) A. General Functions 11-05-1 The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. The Board participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 11-05-1A Executive Session. At 3:02 P.M., Scott Green moved to adjourn into Executive Session pursuant to Section 24-6-402(4)(B) for the purpose consulting with out attorney on the issue of agenda item 11-05-7, Approval of Resolution Clarifying Motion Regarding Request for Funding o he Charter Academy Commons Building in the Amount of $2.5 million. John Pacheco, Phil Onofrio and Dan Bernard were invited to attend. Connie Kincaid-Strahan seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote to adjourn into Executive Session. (7-0) (Motion carried.) B. Public Participation at Board Meeting. Brian Nolan stated that the board has discussed in length its fiduciary and legal responsibilities. With that said the following items need to be entered into the minutes of tonights meeting. 1. For clarity if ever the ECSD monies are spent on Eagle County Charter Academy it will not be from the bond or the bond premium from the 2006 Bond. 2. ECSD will focus on, and get final bids and budgets for all items FIRST that were in the bond language of fall 2006. 3. All new items not in the 2006 bond language will be considered as a whole. Included in these will be a list of priorities and recommendations brought forth by the staff. Included in this list will be : a. The Eagle County Charter School common building b. Stadium at Eagle Valley High School. c. And any other issues related to the approved items of the fall 2006 bond issue. 4. With the change of the board coming tomorrow with the election, bids and final numbers not complete, discussion regarding these priorities will not start until March of 2008. Minutes November 5, 2007, Meeting Page 2 of 3 Connie Kincaid-Strahan moved to rescind the motion adopted by the Board of Education on September 26, 2007 which authorized the expenditure of $2,500,000 for the construction of facilities for the Eagle County Charter Academy. Brian Nolan seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote to adjourn into Executive Session. (7-0) (Motion carried.) Jane Ross thanked the Board for their work on resolving this issue. 11-05-2 Approval of Consent Agenda Items.* 11-05-3* Approval of Agenda. 11-05-4* Approval of Minutes. Brian Nolan moved to approve the consent agenda. Mary Ann Stavney seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (7-0) (Motion carried.) 11-05-3* Approval of Agenda. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. 11-05-4* Approval of Minutes. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. C. Public Interest Items for Discussion. 11-05-5 Believe in a Better Colorado. The Board viewed a video produced by CASB, CASE ad CDE regarding the dwindling tax base essential public services. 11-05-6 Construction Update on EVHS Remodel. Scott Green reviewed the progress of the remodel planning at Eagle Valley High School and how the budget grew and why it is necessary in order to accommodate the number of students. Chad Novak of H+L reviewed the options for Eagle Valley High School. Ray Scott distributed a copy of the budget for the various 3B projects. (Attachment 11-05-6A) The Board discussed the possible designs of Eagle Valley High School and agreed to continue to look at the D+ option knowing that they may need to go with Option C if the budget is not available. H+L and FCI will continue to work on the budget and come back before the Board in the next month. Rich Houghton and Cliff Zehring the high school athletic directors provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding the athletic facilities at the high schools compared to other high schools. (Attachment 11-05-6B) 11-05-7 Approval of Resolution Clarifying Motion Regarding Request for Funding of the Charter Academy Commons Building in the Amount of $2.5 million. This item was tabled. 11-05-8 New/Old Business. The Brian Nolan discussed the need for microphones and a better recording system for the Board meetings. Brian Nolan mentioned that as the Charter discussion comes up again in March that the Board will need to discuss the Charter contract regarding the class size. 11-05-9 Adjournment. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. Minutes November 5, 2007, Meeting Page 3 of 3 ______________________________ Scott Green, ECSD Board President ______________________________ Brian Nolan, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Education ______________________________ Tiffany Myers, Administrative Assistant Minutes November 14, 2007, Meeting Page 1 of 5 P.O. BOX 740 EAGLE, COLORADO 81631 970.328-6321 FAX 970.328.1024 John Pacheco Interim Superintendent Eagle County School District RE 50J BOARD OF EDUCATION AT DISTRICT OFFICE, EAGLE Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 6:00 P.M. MINUTES Board Members Present Administration Present Andy Arnold John Pacheco Jason Benderly Mike Gass Carrie Benway Heather Eberts Scott Green Phil Onofrio Jeanne McQueeney Brian Nolan Board Members Absent Administration Absent Connie Kincaid-Strahan A quorum was present, and due notice had been published. (All Attachments listed are available for review at the District Office.) A. General Functions 11-14-1 Regular Open Session. The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. by Scott Green. The Board participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. Scott Green thanked Mary Ann Stavney for her work on the Board over the last 4 years. 11-14-2 Administration of Oath of Office to New Board Members. Tiffany Myers administered Oaths of Office as a group to Jason Benderly, Carrie Benway, Jeanne McQueeney and Brian Nolan. Copies of the individual signed and notarized Oaths of Office are included as part of these minutes. (Attachment 11-14-2) Scott Green welcomed Jeanne McQueeney and Carrie Benway to the Board. 11-14-3 Election of Officers. Andy Arnold moved to hold the voting process for the position of ECSD Board of Education President by voice vote. Scott Green seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) Andy Arnold nominated Scott Green for the office of Board of Education President. Brian Nolan moved to close the nominations for office of ECSD Board of Education President. Jason Benderly seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) Scott Green was unanimously elected ECSD Board of Education President. (6-0) Scott Green moved to hold the voting process for the position of ECSD Board of Education Vice-President by voice vote. Brian Nolan seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) Minutes November 14, 2007, Meeting Page 2 of 5 Andy Arnold nominated Connie Kincaid-Strahan for the office of Board of Education Vice-President. Scott Green moved to close the nominations for office of ECSD Board of Education Vice-President. Jason Benderly seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) Connie Kincaid-Strahan was unanimously elected ECSD Board of Education Vice-President. (6-0) Scott Green moved to hold the voting process for the position of ECSD Board of Education Secretary/ Treasurer by voice vote. Jason Benderly seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) Scott Green nominated Brian Nolan for the office of Board of Education Secretary/Treasurer. Jason Benderly moved to close the nominations for office of ECSD Board of Education Secretary/Treasurer. Brian Nolan seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) Brian Nolan was unanimously elected Board of Education Secretary/Treasurer. (6-0) B. Public Participation at Board Meeting. Michelle Hall addressed the Board regarding the need for Spanish language classes at Minturn Middle School and having this class added to the curriculum next fall. 11-14-4 Approval of Consent Agenda Items.* 11-14-5* Approval of Agenda. 11-14-6* Approval of Minutes. 11-14-11* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-2, Emergency Superintendent Succession. 11-14-12* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-10, Communication and Counsel to the Board. 11-14-16* Personnel List. Scott Green moved to approve the consent agenda. Jason Benderly seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) John Pacheco asked that an Executive Session be added to the end of the meeting for the purpose of discussing negotiations. 11-14-5* Approval of Agenda. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. 11-14-6* Approval of Minutes. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. C. Report of Superintendent John Pacheco reported on the various meetings that he has attended throughout the County, including the Town of Minturn, Rotary and the County Commissioners. Mr. Pacheco reported on the meeting held today with the Special Education group. Mr. Pacheco reported on the accreditation visit by John Condie of the Colorado Department of Education. Mr. Pacheco reported on the open house for the New America School held last week. Jared Polis was in attendance, along with ECS students, staff and community members. Mr. Pacheco reported on the June Creek Elementary boundary committee and the Principal selection process that is underway. Minutes November 14, 2007, Meeting Page 3 of 5 Mr. Pacheco distributed the proposals received from the companies that would like to be considered for the Superintendent Search. Mr. Pacheco stated that the Board would be reviewing these proposals on the November 28th retreat and that the Board will meet on December 5th to interview a select a search firm. Mr. Pacheco stated that Meadow Mountain Elementary had received a $25,000 grant for professional development. After the Colorado Department of Educations (CDE) visit last spring, they have decided to fund MMES with an additional $100,000. D. Board Reports Jason Benderly reported on a meeting with the Eagle River Youth Coalition held today and the input from the BMHS principal and parents. The ERYC is discussing how they can set up a process to address how different agencies report on student data. Mr. Benderly also informed the Board that he attended the drug and alcohol abuse meeting at BMHS earlier in the week. Due to the fact that this is obviously an issue of concern in the community, attendees discussed the possibility of regular meetings in the future. Scott Green stated that the construction group met on Monday and Tuesday regarding Eagle Valley High School and that the costs are coming in higher and that the architects are now reworking the design and are moving forward with an addition and leaving more of the existing building. E. Public Interest Items for Discussion. 11-14-7 State of the District. John Pacheco reviewed the PowerPoint presentation contained in the Board packet. Brian Nolan asked if the Board would have further discussion regarding the need for an Assistant Superintendent. Jason Benderly asked if staff could have a discussion about the need for an Assistant and bring back a recommendation at the Board Retreat. Andy Arnold provided some background on the Assistant Superintendent and how that position was eliminated. F. Business and Operations 11-14-8 Approval of Additional Funding to Purchase District Vehicles. Phil Onofrio distributed a proposal for the buses from Melanie McMichael (Attachment 11-14-8). Brian Nolan asked where these funds were coming from. Mr. Onofrio stated that these funds will come from reserves. Brian Nolan moved to approve the purchase of 3 micro buses with a maximum price of $155,000. Jason Benderly seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) G. Board Policies and Administrative Regulations 11-14-9 Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-11, Accomplishment Reporting to the Public. Brooke Skjonsby reviewed the updates to the Annual Report that was contained in the Board packet (Attachment 11-14-10). The Board provided additional feedback for revisions. Brian Nolan moved to approve the monitoring report of Governance Policy EL-11, Accomplishment Reporting to the Public with the recommendations by the Board. Scott Green seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) 11-14-10 Progress Report on Governance Policy E-1, Achievement of District and State Standards and E-2, Individual Academic Achievement. Mike Gass reviewed the PowerPoint presentation that was contained in the Board packet. Brian Nolan moved to approve the Progress Report on Governance Policy E-1, Achievement of District and State Standards and E-2, Individual Academic Achievement as presented. Andy Arnold seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) Minutes November 14, 2007, Meeting Page 4 of 5 11-14-11* Approval of Monitoring Report of Governance Policy EL-2, Emergency Superintendent Succession. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. 11-14-12* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-10, Communication and Counsel to the Board. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. 11-14-13 Approval of Monitoring Report of Governance Policy EL-13, Standards Based Education and EL-15, Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption (Curriculum Plan). Mike Gass reviewed the PowerPoint contained in the Board packet and distributed a copy of the Curriculum Plan (Attachment 11-14-13(a)). Mr. Gass and Heather Eberts reviewed the organizational chart for Learning Services (Attachment 11-14-13(b)). Brian Nolan moved to approve the Monitoring Report of Governance Policy EL-13, Standards Based Education and EL-15, Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption (Curriculum Plan) as presented. Jason Benderly seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (6-0) (Motion carried.) 11-14-14 Appointment of Board Members to Committees. John Pacheco highlighted the list of Board Committees contained in the Board packet. Connie Kincaid-Strahan volunteered for the BOCES committee. Jeanne McQueeney volunteered for the CASB Delegate and Legislative Network Representative effective at the December CASB Convention. Carrie Benway volunteered for the District Advisory Accountability Committee. Scott Green volunteered for the Calendar and School Start/End Time Committee. The remaining committees will be discussed further at the November 28th Board retreat: Preschool Council and Head Start Policy Council. Wellness Committee and the Partnership for Education Board of Directors. Scott Green volunteered for the Construction Committee. 11-14-15 Topics for Discussion at Board Retreat John Pacheco distributed a list of topics for the November 28th Board Retreat (Attachment 11-14-15). The Board discussed the topics and will provide additional items and feedback to Mr. Pacheco H. Employee Relations. 11-14-16* Personnel List. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. I. General Administration. 11-14-17 New/Old Business. There was no new or old business. J. Discussion Items. 11-14-18 Feedback and Evaluation of Meeting. 11-14-19 Input for Next Meeting. There was no additional input. Minutes November 14, 2007, Meeting Page 5 of 5 Executive Session. At 10:10, Scott Green moved to adjourn into Executive Session pursuant to Section 24-6-402(4)(e) for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations. Mike Gass, Phil Onofrio, Jason Glass and John Pacheco were invited to attend. Brian Nolan seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote to adjourn into Executive Session. (6-0) (Motion carried.) 11-14-20 Adjournment. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:20 p.m. ______________________________ Scott Green, ECSD Board President ______________________________ Brian Nolan, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Education ______________________________ Tiffany Myers, Administrative Assistant Minutes November 28, 2007, Meeting Page 1 of 2 P.O. BOX 740 EAGLE, COLORADO 81631 970.328-6321 FAX 970.328.1024 John Pacheco Interim Superintendent Eagle County School District RE 50J BOARD OF EDUCATION AT BEAVER CREEK LODGE, 26 AVONDALE LANE, BEAVER CREEK Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 9:00 A.M. MINUTES Board Members Present Administration Present Andy Arnold John Pacheco Jason Benderly Mike Gass Carrie Benway Heather Eberts Scott Green Phil Onofrio Connie Kincaid-Strahan Jason Glass Jeanne McQueeney Brooke Skjonsby Brian Nolan Board Members Absent Administration Absent A quorum was present, and due notice had been published. (All Attachments listed are available for review at the District Office.) A. General Functions Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. by Scott Green. The Board discussed revising the order of items on the agenda and will discuss items in the following order: The Oath of Office was administered to Connie Kincaid-Strahan. Copy of the individual signed and notarized Oath of Office is included as part of these minutes. (Attachment 11-28-1) 1. Board Relations, Conduction and Expectations The Board discussed their Board and Staff Relationship governance policies and will continue to have further discussion about revising the Governance Policies. 2. Strategic Plan Andy Arnold asked that each Board member go around the room and state their purpose for being on the Board. Each Board member and staff members reviewed their purpose and goals for the retreat. 3. Executive Session The Board cancelled Executive Session and the Board discussed the results of the last negotiations meeting with the Board. Mr. Pacheco stated that the negotiated agreement would be distributed to staff and that staff would be meeting with each school to review the agreement over the next two weeks. 4. Superintendent Search The Board reviewed the firms for the Superintendent Search and planned to make a decision on a search firm at the December 5th Board meeting. 11-14-20 Minutes November 28, 2007, Meeting Page 2 of 2 Adjournment. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. ______________________________ Scott Green, ECSD Board President ______________________________ Brian Nolan, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Education ______________________________ Tiffany Myers, Administrative Assistant Attachment 12-12-6 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Approval of June Creek Elementary School Boundary GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-14. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 15 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. From October to December the June Creek Boundary Committee met with Strategic Resources West, Inc. to develop the recommendation presented in this packet. 2. Three public meetings were held through the month of November to present attendance area scenarios and gather feedback. Feedback was then taken back to the committee for review. 3. After the June Creek attendance area is approved, administrative policy JC, School Attendance Areas, will be amended accordingly. 4. The District expresses its thanks for the assistance these parents, staff members, and Strategic Resources West Inc. consultants have provided. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the recommended boundary changes as presented. ORIGINATOR: Heather Eberts APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST 1 Eagle County School District Elementary Attendance Area Public Meeting November 15, 2007 With assistance from: Strategic Resources West, Inc. INTRODUCTION Purpose: to present boundary scenarios This is one of at least three public meetings scheduled to obtain community input: November 6; 12 & 152 Why Establish Boundaries? Building a new elementary school (June Creek) New housing coming on line Additional influx of students is expected Background These scenarios are being presented for your consideration May be modified based upon public input Community members know their own areas better than we do Committee wants to incorporate your feedback to understand which guidelines are most important to you3 A.Relieve most overcrowded B. Safety (identify barriers for buses, walkers and parent delivery) C. Keep neighborhoods (or communities of interest) together D. Minimize frequency of boundary changes (changes for students) Guidelines/Criteria(necessary for consistency) F. Maximize walk-ins/Minimize busing G. Balance diversity H. Balance enrollment among schools I. Minimize long term capital costs (consider enrollment growth) J. Prevent or minimize classroom overcrowding Guidelines/Criteria(necessary for consistency) cont4 Have a fair and balanced process Plan for the future Be efficient with District resources Minimize disruption over the long term Use logic in recommending boundaries Goals to: Additional Goals Enrollment Estimating & Forecasting By School Development-based -Student planning yields by housing type5 Geographic Information System (GIS) Overview Mapping Data management Scenarios6 Purple Scenario Attendance Area Primary Focus Balance Enrollment Proportionate to Capacities Purple Scenario Enrollment Purple Actual Elem. School Student Capacity 2007 Enroll. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Build Out 2008 2012 Avon 475 361 299 300 301 302 303 304 304 63% 64% Edwards 430 451 264 267 272 273 273 274 284 62% 64% June Creek 450 NA 219 229 244 260 276 290 292 51% 64% Meadow Mtn. 300 167 158 158 158 158 158 158 360 53% 53% Total 1,655 979 940 954 975 993 1,010 1,026 1,240 58% 75% Capacity Utilization Rate Enrollment by Place of Residence School White Hispanic Other Total Avon 10.6% 89.1% 0.3% 100.0% Edwards 31.5% 68.5% 0.0% 100.0% June Creek 21.7% 77.4% 0.9% 100.0% Meadow Mtn. 24.1% 74.1% 1.9% 100.0% Total 21.3% 78.0% 0.6% 100.0% ECCA 93.8% 4.7% 1.6% 100.0% Grand Total 34.4% 64.7% 0.9% 100.0%7 Attributes Deficiencies More efficient use of all facilities May separate communities from their logical attendance area/school Relatively efficient transportation Some students may have longer bus rides/routes to school No change for Meadow Mountain ES Has the widest range of ethnic imbalance Possible Elementary School Boundary Scenarios Primary Objective, Attributes & Deficiencies Purple Scenario Objective: Balance Enrollment to Capacities Blue Scenario Attendance Area Primary Focus Keep Communities of Interest Together8 Blue Scenario Enrollment Blue Actual Elem. School Student Capacity 2007 Enroll. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Build Out 2008 2012 Avon 475 361 299 300 301 302 303 304 304 63% 64% Edwards 430 451 316 319 324 325 325 326 336 74% 76% June Creek 450 NA 167 177 192 208 224 238 240 39% 53% Meadow Mtn. 300 167 158 158 158 158 158 158 360 53% 53% Total 1,655 979 940 954 975 993 1,010 1,026 1,240 58% 62% Capacity Utilization Rate Enrollment by Place of Residence School White Hispanic Other Total Avon 10.6% 89.1% 0.3% 100.0% Edwards 26.6% 73.4% 0.0% 100.0% June Creek 27.9% 70.9% 1.2% 100.0% Meadow Mtn. 24.1% 74.1% 1.9% 100.0% Total 21.3% 78.0% 0.6% 100.0% ECCA 93.8% 4.7% 1.6% 100.0% Grand Total 34.4% 64.7% 0.9% 100.0% Attributes Deficiencies Keeps communities of interest together (i.e. Would result in low utilization at the new June doesn’t split neighborhoods) Creek Elementary School (~40% to 50%) No change for Meadow Mountain ES June Creek and Meadow Mountain would be und utilized; Avon somewhat underutilized Second best ethnicity balance Least change for Edwards ES Places some growth in the attendance area; will offset part of concern about underutilization Possible Elementary School Boundary Scenarios Primary Objective, Attributes & Deficiencies Blue Scenario Objective: Keep Communities of Interest Together [same as Purple less the “sliver” north of Hwy 6 & west of Beaver Crk. Rd.]9 Green Scenario Attendance Area Primary Focus Minimize Impacts on Edwards and Avon ESs (~70% of Current Enrollment or Better) Green Scenario Enrollment Green Actual Elem. School Student Capacity 2007 Enroll. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Build Out 2008 2012 Avon 475 361 321 322 323 324 325 326 326 68% 69% Edwards 430 451 314 317 322 323 323 324 334 74% 75% June Creek 450 NA 147 157 172 188 204 218 220 35% 48% Meadow Mtn. 300 167 158 158 158 158 158 158 360 53% 53% Total 1,655 979 940 954 975 993 1,010 1,026 1,240 58% 62% Capacity Utilization Rate Enrollment by Place of Residence School White Hispanic Other Total Avon 15.6% 84.1% 0.3% 100.0% Edwards 26.1% 73.9% 0.0% 100.0% June Creek 20.7% 77.9% 1.4% 100.0% Meadow Mtn. 24.1% 74.1% 1.9% 100.0% Total 21.3% 78.0% 0.6% 100.0% ECCA 93.8% 4.7% 1.6% 100.0% Grand Total 34.4% 64.7% 0.9% 100.0%10 Attributes Deficiencies Keeps Avon and Edwards Elementary Schools’ Would result in the new June Creek Elementary enrollment at a level that limits disruption School being substantially underutilized No change for Meadow Mountain ES Some students living close to June Creek ES would not attend the school (e.g. Singletree) Provides the best ethnicity balance, considering June Creek ES’ location relative to the attendance that about 78% of non-charter students in the area is somewhat inefficient area are Hispanic (compares with about 65% of total area students with ECCA) Distribution of ethnicity at ECCA substantially diminishes potential to better balance ethnicity at the other four schools Possible Elementary School Boundary Scenarios Primary Objective, Attributes & Deficiencies Green Scenario Objective: Retain ~70% or More of Enrollment at AES and EES Elementary School White Hispanic Other Total White Hispanic Other Total Avon 8.4% 91.1% 0.6% 100.0% 10.6% 89.1% 0.3% 100.0% Edwards 31.2% 68.3% 0.4% 100.0% 31.5% 68.5% 0.0% 100.0% June Creek NA NA NA NA 21.7% 77.4% 0.9% 100.0% Meadow Mtn. 30.7% 67.5% 1.8% 100.0% 24.1% 74.1% 1.9% 100.0% Total 22.7% 76.6% 0.7% 100.0% 21.3% 78.0% 0.6% 100.0% ECCA 93.8% 4.7% 1.6% 100.0% NA NA NA NA Grand Total 34.4% 64.7% 0.9% 100.0% 34.4% 64.7% 0.9% 100.0% White Hispanic Other Total White Hispanic Other Total Avon 15.6% 84.1% 0.3% 100.0% 10.6% 89.1% 0.3% 100.0% Edwards 26.1% 73.9% 0.0% 100.0% 26.6% 73.4% 0.0% 100.0% June Creek 20.7% 77.9% 1.4% 100.0% 27.9% 70.9% 1.2% 100.0% Meadow Mtn. 24.1% 74.1% 1.9% 100.0% 24.1% 74.1% 1.9% 100.0% Total 21.3% 78.0% 0.6% 100.0% 21.3% 78.0% 0.6% 100.0% ECCA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Grand Total 34.4% 64.7% 0.9% 100.0% 34.4% 64.7% 0.9% 100.0% Source: Eagle County School District student database, October 2007. Ethnic Distribution Among Schools: Current & Proposed Boundaries Fall 2007 Actual Green Purple Blue11 Whats Next? Total of three public meetings (Nov. 6; 12 & 15) Following the public meetings, the Boundary Committee will meet to review your input/ comments (Nov. 29th) Committee will submit recommendation(s) to the Board of Education in December or January Feedback from public meetings: Students living in Singletree should attend June Creek the neighborhood school Blue scenario keeps the mobile home park together Neighborhood schools are a community preference Doesnt make sense to bus kids from Singletree past JCES to get to AES12 Doesnt make sense to bus kids from Singletree past JCES to get to AES Favored the idea of minimizing disruption to EES and AES but not at the expense of too much underutilization of other schools, programs or the neighborhood concept Committee Recommendation: The committee met on November 29thand is recommending the BLUEscenario.13 Invitation to Comment Thank You Avon June Creek Edwards Meadow Mountain E a gl e Ri v er B e r r y C r e e k June Cre ek Buck Cre ek E as t L ak e C re e k Pi n e y Ri v er Sw ift C reek East Fork Mc C oy C reek B uf f e hr Cr e e k Trae r C reek Bea ver Cre ek Squaw Creek La ke C ree k Salt Creek Alka li C reek I n di a n Cr e e k Dickson Creek Eagle River B e a v e r C r e e k Ea gle Ri ver 24 131 US HW Y 6 US HWY 6 Avon ES Edwards ES Minturn MS Meadow Mountain Battle Mountain70 Eagle County School District Proposed Elementary Attendance Areas for 2008 Blue Scenario Legend Rail Streams Blue Avon Edwards June Creek Meadow Mountain Map Prepared by: Strategic Resources West, Inc. Castle Rock, Co 80138 303-688-7963 strategicwest.comAttachment 12-12-7 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Acceptance of CDE Accreditation Report. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-12. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 15 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. The District Instructional Services Leadership Team met with Mr. John Condie, Field Representative for ECSD, from the Colorado Department of Education for an annual review of accreditation indicators. 2. The attached report from John Condie outlines that ECSD will continue to be accredited under the State Board of Education Rules 2202-R-0.00 through 4.02(5). 3. A list of commendations and actions to be taken is provided on page 3 & 4. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the Accreditation Report and develop plans to address the actions to be taken in 2007-08 ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST 1 Eagle County School District RE 50J Accreditation Report 2006-2007 November 30, 2007 John W. Condie, CDE Northwest Regional Manager 2 Eagle County School District RE 50J PO Box 740, 757 E. 3rd Street Eagle, CO 81631 970.328.6321 http://eagleschools.net Superintendent: John Pacheco Board President: Scott Green District Demographics Total District Students 5,426 Free/Reduced 30.63% Ethnicity: White 49.3% Asian .3% Hispanic 48.8% Black .5% American Indian .3% Schools: Elementary 8 Middle Schools 4 High Schools 2 Alternative 1 Charters 2 Total 17 3 Eagle County School District RE 50J Status: Accredited Upon review of the preponderance of evidence for the accreditation indicators, the Colorado Department of Education determines that the Eagle County School District RE 50J is meeting the intent of the requirements, as set forth in Colorado State Board of Education Rules 2202-R-0.00 through 4.02 (5), and will continue to be accredited. Commendations The focus remained on education of students as the District underwent significant changes in District leadership. The District is continuing with its focus on professional excellence, accountability and recognition. The District assigned a committee to find ways to make the pay for performance component for district staff easier to understand. The program has several strong components: o Multiple career paths. Teachers can choose to remain solely in the classroom. They may choose to become a Mentor Teacher, or they may choose to become a Master Teacher. In addition to building principals, the Mentor and Master teachers provide instructional leadership in each building to teacher colleagues. o Ongoing, applied professional growth. The major focus is Cluster Groups. These small groups of teachers, lead by Mentor and Master teachers, meet at least two hours weekly and identify significant student achievement needs and then set goals to reach them. o Instructionally-focused accountability. Each teacher is evaluated three times yearly by a Mentor Teacher, a Master Teacher, the principal, then either the principal or a Master Teacher. Student achievement growth over time is also examined as part of the teacher evaluation system. o Performance-based compensation. Teacher bonuses are paid based on teacher skills and knowledge (50%), NWEA individual classroom results (25%), and school-wide CSAP results (25%). The District created an innovative program to accommodate the many students involved in competitive skiing. The Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy is housed as a school-within-a-school at Battle Mountain High School. Coursework is delivered on-line and by live teachers. Students still meet the minimum class time required by state statutes, whether the students are meeting in Colorado, Europe, or Chile. 4 There is a tight alignment of the School Boards Ends Policies, the Districts Strategic Plan, and individual School Improvement Plans. These goals are also reflected in Cluster Long Range Plans. The District is commended for expanding the leadership cadre to include principals, teacher mentors, and master teachers. All receive extensive training designed to assist fellow classroom teachers. Actions to Be Taken 2007-2008 Reading scores have remained flat over the last six years. Student achievement is falling further behind the state average. The District needs to establish a major focus on Pre-K through high school reading. State Board of Education Rules and Regulations 401 (1) (a) and (b) The District needs to formalize the intervention process for a corrective action cycle for low performing schools. The process must be included in the Districts Strategic Plan. 201 (4) (h) The District needs to continue addressing the achievement gap existing between Hispanic and White students. 401 (1) (c) 5 Annual Accreditation Report Eagle County School District Colorado Accreditation Program Indicators A. Educational Improvement Plan The District is guided by a state approved accreditation Contract that was adopted by the board and revised September 2002. The Contract serves as a basis for the Eagle County Schools Strategic Plan. There is a close alignment of goals from top to bottom: the School Board sets Ends Policies; the Strategic Plan outlines the goals, objectives, critical success factors, and strategies; the School Improvement Plans are written with the same goals contained in the District Strategic Plan; Cluster Goals are aligned with the School Improvement Plan; student goals are reflected within the Cluster Goals; Teacher Growth Plans include professional training which is also aligned with the District Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan provides educational programs that allow students to achieve optimal academic and social growth to reach their full potential. The Plan contains 10 goals and four Objectives. The Objectives include: 1. ECS students will perform in the 90th percentile nationally in meeting annual growth targets identified by NWEA. 2. English speaking students who have been in the ECS for 3+ years will achieve 80% + proficient/advanced on CSAP. 3. ELA students will become proficient/literate in English in four years as measured by CELA. 4. 100% of college bound students will be provided curriculum and/or course offerings to meet their achievement needs. The District accredits its schools within a three-year cycle. During the cycle each school will undergo a review conducted by an administrative review team. All schools will be accredited by meeting the outlined requirements. Every three years a District Accreditation Review Team will visit each school site and make an executive summary and a statement of accreditation for the school. A report is then submitted to the school board. B. CSAP Goals The District has established CSAP goals and communicates these goals to each of the schools, which are then incorporated into the School Improvement Plans. 6 Results of the Assessment Data Analysis will be reported to the District Advisory Accountability Committee in the fall of each school year and submitted to the School Board. The following table represents the percentage of students proficient or advanced on CSAP assessments from 2001-2007. Colorado Department of Education District Proficient and Advanced Report 2001-2007 EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Grade 5 56.4 55.5 65.7 57.4 69.0 67.2 61.2 Grade 6 54.9 56.1 61.8 57.0 65.1 56.4 Grade 7 40.3 48.1 45.0 59.3 38.3 53.8 Grade 8 41.4 46.1 39.2 47.3 54.3 57.2 44.7 Grade 9 32.9 40.6 28.0 32.9 35.5 37.8 MATH Grade 10 24.9 28.2 33.7 32.9 29.3 29.5 27.3 Grade 3 83.5 79.5 82.8 78.3 73.8 69.3 63.2 Grade 4 75.6 69.4 61.7 69.5 65.6 66.0 59.0 Grade 5 63.9 65.3 69.7 63.0 70.1 65.1 63.2 Grade 6 60.5 71.8 64.8 68.4 62.9 70.6 65.0 Grade 7 65.4 61.4 64.5 63.3 68.3 60.4 71.8 Grade 8 61.9 71.0 67.9 71.1 70.9 70.9 58.8 Grade 9 58.0 63.9 67.2 60.5 64.0 61.3 65.5 READING Grade 10 60.1 59.1 63.7 64.7 61.7 68.3 71.2 SCIENCE Grade 8 52.6 59.5 54.9 59.7 56.5 57.7 51.3 Grade 3 42.2 73.7 59.9 61.0 54.6 52.4 Grade 4 56.4 56.1 53.9 62.0 54.3 50.7 46.8 Grade 5 51.9 60.4 52.7 67.1 55.7 59.1 Grade 6 57.5 58.6 65.9 56.8 62.7 57.5 Grade 7 57.1 45.9 62.3 55.6 63.4 55.1 69.2 Grade 8 56.8 50.1 58.4 60.9 60.0 48.2 Grade 9 51.4 55.3 51.8 53.3 49.6 47.5 WRITING Grade 10 49.1 45.5 50.7 50.6 46.9 54.3 48.9 Total % Points 866.8 1,266.1 1,345.6 1,327.8 1,359.3 1,325.1 1,279.8 Math Grades 3 & 4 – Science Grades 5 & 10 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Grade 3 70.7 72.6 61.9 MATH Grade 4 67.7 69.4 71.7 Grade 5 36.6 39.2 SCIENCE Grade 10 48.8 48.3 Total % Points 138.4 227.4 221.1 The table above represents 23 assessments administered for more than three consecutive years for all students except students taking CSAP A. The 7 second portion of the table represents assessments that have been administered for three years or less. Eagle County Proficient and Advanced Compared to State Scores Eagle County School District scored above the state (Proficient or Advanced) on 6 of the 23 CSAP assessments. The District made gains in 7 out of the 23 subtests from 2006 to 2007 (year to year). The District has made progress of 13.7 percentage points from the baseline year (contract) of 2002 to 2007. One Year Quasi-Cohort Data (grade level testing in the same content area the following year) Cohort data analysis reveals increases in 6 of the 19 tests given in 2006 and 2007. The largest cohort gain was in grade 10 reading. The largest cohort decline was in grade 9 math. District Proficient and Advanced Report 2001 – 2007 EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Cohort YR/YR Grade 5 56.4 55.5 65.7 57.4 69.0 67.2 61.2 N/A -6.0 Grade 6 54.9 56.1 61.8 57.0 65.1 56.4 -10.8 -8.7 Grade 7 40.3 48.1 45.0 59.3 38.3 53.8 -11.3 15.5 Grade 8 41.4 46.1 39.2 47.3 54.3 57.2 44.7 6.4 -12.5 Grade 9 32.9 40.6 28.0 32.9 35.5 37.8 -19.4 2.3 MATH Grade 10 24.9 28.2 33.7 32.9 29.3 29.5 27.3 -8.2 -2.2 Grade 3 83.5 79.5 82.8 78.3 73.8 69.3 63.2 N/A -6.1 Grade 4 75.6 69.4 61.7 69.5 65.6 66.0 59.0 -10.3 -7.0 Grade 5 63.9 65.3 69.7 63.0 70.1 65.1 63.2 -2.8 -1.9 Grade 6 60.5 71.8 64.8 68.4 62.9 70.6 65.0 -0.1 -5.6 Grade 7 65.4 61.4 64.5 63.3 68.3 60.4 71.8 1.2 11.4 Grade 8 61.9 71.0 67.9 71.1 70.9 70.9 58.8 -1.6 -12.1 Grade 9 58.0 63.9 67.2 60.5 64.0 61.3 65.5 -5.4 4.2 READIN G Grade 10 60.1 59.1 63.7 64.7 61.7 68.3 71.2 9.9 2.9 SCIENC E Grade 8 52.6 59.5 54.9 59.7 56.5 57.7 51.3 N/A -6.4 Grade 3 42.2 73.7 59.9 61.0 54.6 52.4 N/A -2.2 Grade 4 56.4 56.1 53.9 62.0 54.3 50.7 46.8 -7.8 -3.9 Grade 5 51.9 60.4 52.7 67.1 55.7 59.1 8.4 3.4 WRITIN G Grade 6 57.5 58.6 65.9 56.8 62.7 57.5 1.8 -5.2 8 Grade 7 57.1 45.9 62.3 55.6 63.4 55.1 69.2 6.5 14.1 Grade 8 56.8 50.1 58.4 60.9 60.0 48.2 -6.9 -11.8 Grade 9 51.4 55.3 51.8 53.3 49.6 47.5 -12.5 -2.1 Grade 10 49.1 45.5 50.7 50.6 46.9 54.3 48.9 -0.7 -5.4 Total% Points 866.8 1,266.1 1,345.6 1,327.8 1,359.3 1,325.1 1,279.8 -63.6 -45.3 C. Closing Achievement Gaps The District is focusing significant effort on helping Spanish-speaking students acquire English-speaking skills. The District strives for students K-2 to develop literacy in the primary language as well as English language literacy. English as a Second Language (ESL) is the essential component to all ELA programs and is composed of understanding, speaking, reading, writing and comprehending in English. Sub-group Performance The following chart compares achievement gaps in the District to the gaps that are present at the state level. The final column (07 to 06) relates whether the gap difference is gaining or losing ground as compared to the statewide trends. A negative number represents losing ground when compared to the state averages weighted index. Reading: Colorado Department of Education Weighted Index Two Year Statewide Comparisons 0910 – EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 State 2006 Dist 2006 Diff 2006 State 2007 Dist 2007 Diff 2007 ’07 to ’06 District 0.80 0.83 0.03 0.80 0.81 0.01 -0.02 American Indian 0.65 *** *** 0.65 *** *** *** Asian 0.90 0.94 0.04 0.91 1.00 0.09 0.05 Black 0.60 *** *** 0.60 *** *** *** ELL 0.29 0.53 0.24 0.35 0.54 0.19 -0.05 Female 0.85 0.87 0.02 0.85 0.86 0.01 -0.01 Free and Reduced 0.57 0.55 -0.02 0.56 0.51 -0.05 -0.03 Gifted and Talented 1.17 1.13 -0.04 1.15 1.12 -0.03 0.01 Hispanic 0.57 0.61 0.04 0.56 0.59 0.03 -0.01 IEP 0.19 0.34 0.15 0.19 0.35 0.16 0.01 READING Male 0.74 0.80 0.06 0.75 0.77 0.02 -0.04 9 Migrant 0.43 0.50 0.07 0.39 *** *** *** White 0.90 0.98 0.08 0.90 0.97 0.07 -0.01 ELL to District -0.51 -0.30 0.21 -0.45 -0.27 0.18 -0.03 Females to Males 0.11 0.07 -0.04 0.10 0.09 -0.01 0.03 Hispanic to District -0.23 -0.22 0.01 -0.24 -0.22 0.02 0.01 Hispanic to White -0.33 -0.37 -0.04 -0.34 -0.38 -0.04 0.00 IEP to District -0.61 -0.49 0.12 -0.61 -0.46 0.15 0.03 Gaps in reading achievement do exist in the Eagle County School District. The gap is less than the statewide gap for ELL and IEP students compared to the district. The gap is four index points greater for Eagle students than for state wide students. The gap between ELL students and the rest of the district declined by 3 weighted index points from 2006 to 2007. . Writing: Colorado Department of Education Weighted Index Two Year Statewide Comparisons 0910 – EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 State 2006 Dist 2006 Diff 2006 State 2007 Dist 2007 Diff 2007 ’07 to ’06 District 0.78 0.83 0.05 0.79 0.82 0.03 -0.02 American Indian 0.64 *** *** 0.65 *** *** *** Asian 0.90 0.89 -0.01 0.91 0.92 0.01 0.02 Black 0.60 *** *** 0.62 *** *** *** ELL 0.39 0.59 0.20 0.48 0.61 0.13 -0.07 Female 0.86 0.91 0.05 0.86 0.89 0.03 -0.02 Free and Reduced 0.58 0.60 0.02 0.60 0.61 0.01 -0.01 Gifted and Talented 1.16 1.13 -0.03 1.14 1.09 -0.05 -0.02 Hispanic 0.58 0.64 0.06 0.60 0.65 0.05 -0.01 IEP 0.31 0.45 0.14 0.33 0.47 0.14 0.00 Male 0.70 0.77 0.07 0.71 0.76 0.05 -0.02 Migrant 0.49 0.46 -0.03 0.51 *** *** *** White 0.86 0.96 0.10 0.87 0.95 0.08 -0.02 WRITING ELL to District -0.39 -0.24 0.15 -0.31 -0.21 0.10 -0.05 10 Females to Males 0.16 0.14 -0.02 0.15 0.13 -0.02 0.00 Hispanic to District -0.20 -0.19 0.01 -0.19 -0.17 0.02 0.01 Hispanic to White -0.28 -0.32 -0.04 -0.27 -0.30 -0.03 0.01 IEP to District -0.47 -0.38 0.09 -0.46 -0.35 0.11 0.02 Gaps in writing achievement do exist in the Eagle County School District but are smaller than the average gaps statewide. One exception is the gap for Hispanic students as compared to White students which is 3 weighted index points higher than the state average. The gap between ELL students to the district decreased by 3 weighted index points from 2006 to 2007. Math: Colorado Department of Education Weighted Index Two Year Statewide Comparisons 0910 – EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 State 2006 Dist 2006 Diff 2006 State 2007 Dist 2007 Diff 2007 ’07 to ’06 District 0.63 0.69 0.06 0.65 0.68 0.03 -0.03 American Indian 0.40 *** *** 0.44 *** *** *** Asian 0.85 *** *** 0.89 *** *** *** Black 0.26 *** *** 0.29 *** *** *** ELL 0.16 0.38 0.22 0.23 0.37 0.14 -0.08 Female 0.62 0.66 0.04 0.64 0.66 0.02 -0.02 Free and Reduced 0.32 0.41 0.09 0.35 0.41 0.06 -0.03 Gifted and Talented 1.24 1.18 -0.06 1.23 1.22 -0.01 0.05 Hispanic 0.31 0.43 0.12 0.34 0.44 0.10 -0.02 IEP -0.02 0.20 0.22 0.01 0.12 0.11 -0.11 Male 0.63 0.71 0.08 0.65 0.69 0.04 -0.04 Migrant 0.22 *** *** 0.23 *** *** *** White 0.77 0.87 0.10 0.78 0.86 0.08 -0.02 ELL to District -0.47 -0.31 0.16 -0.42 -0.31 0.11 -0.05 Females to Males -0.01 -0.05 -0.04 -0.01 -0.03 -0.02 0.02 MATH Hispanic to -0.32 -0.26 0.06 -0.31 -0.24 0.07 0.01 11 District Hispanic to White -0.46 -0.44 0.02 -0.44 -0.42 0.02 0.00 IEP to District -0.65 -0.49 0.16 -0.64 -0.56 0.08 -0.08 Gaps in math achievement do exist in the Eagle County School District but are smaller than the average gaps statewide. The comparison of the gap of IEP to District is considerably less in Eagle County than the state comparison. This is true for reading and Writing comparisons as well. AYP Progress Report for Eagle County School District-2007 The No Child Left Behind legislation requires each school and district to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Meeting AYP requires schools and districts to meet several criteria in reading and math for each subgroup of students and for overall performance. NCLB District Goals 2005-2006 Results 2006-2007 Results Number of AYP Goals Possible 101 102 Number of AYP Goals Achieved 96 94 Percentage of AYP Goals Met 95.05% 92.16% The District is commended for meeting or exceeding 94 of its 102 AYP achievement goals and its continuing commitment to learning for all children. District plans and progress relative to remaining AYP goals, yet to be achieved, are reviewed as part of the Districts overall plan to close achievement gaps. D. Value-Added Growth The weighted index score is one comprehensive way to measure changes in performance of students over a period of years. It factors in not only the change in students reaching proficiency, but also the students reaching partially proficient and advanced status. The scores may range from a low of -.50 if all students were unsatisfactory to a high of 1.50 if all students scored advanced. The goal should be to reach the weighted score of 1.00 or more for all groups, indicating an overall proficient performance level. Decimals are removed and numbers presented as a positive or negative whole number in the narrative. 12 The District employs the Sanders Value-Added model to document student growth over time. Reading: The District weighted indices declined 2 points from 2006 to 2007 and posted a 1 point loss from the baseline year of 2002. Asian, ELL, Hispanic, IEP, and White subgroups have shown growth on weighted indices from 2002 with ELL students demonstrating the greatest gain of 23 index points. Asian, ELL, and IEP subgroups have shown growth as measured by weighted indices from 2006 to 2007. Colorado Department of Education District Weighted Index by Subgroup, WTI 030 0910 – EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 DIFF American Indian 0.87 *** *** 0.82 *** *** *** Asian 0.98 0.93 0.83 0.91 0.94 1.00 0.02 Black *** *** *** *** *** *** *** District 0.82 0.84 0.83 0.78 0.83 0.81 -0.01 ELL 0.31 0.40 0.38 0.53 0.54 0.23 Female 0.88 0.90 0.89 0.83 0.87 0.86 -0.02 Free and Reduced 0.60 0.48 0.55 0.51 -0.09 Gifted and Talented 1.15 1.14 1.13 1.12 -0.03 Hispanic 0.56 0.60 0.59 0.49 0.61 0.59 0.03 IEP 0.24 0.32 0.31 0.32 0.34 0.35 0.11 Male 0.77 0.79 0.78 0.73 0.80 0.77 *** Migrant 0.38 0.25 0.50 *** *** READING White 0.94 0.96 0.96 0.98 0.98 0.97 0.03 Writing: Colorado Department of Education District Weighted Index by Subgroup, WTI 030 0910 – EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 DIFF 13 American Indian 0.68 *** *** 0.85 *** *** *** Asian 0.80 0.98 0.85 0.87 0.89 0.92 0.12 Black *** *** *** *** *** *** *** District 0.75 0.84 0.83 0.80 0.83 0.82 0.07 ELL 0.52 0.53 0.48 0.59 0.61 0.09 Female 0.83 0.92 0.91 0.88 0.91 0.89 0.06 Free and Reduced 0.65 0.56 0.60 0.61 -0.04 Gifted and Talented 1.15 1.16 1.13 1.09 -0.06 Hispanic 0.50 0.62 0.65 0.57 0.64 0.65 0.15 IEP 0.31 0.40 0.45 0.44 0.45 0.47 0.16 Male 0.67 0.76 0.76 0.72 0.77 0.76 0.09 Migrant 0.39 0.35 0.46 *** *** WRITING White 0.86 0.94 0.94 0.97 0.96 0.95 0.09 The District weighted index score increased by 7 points from 2002 to 2007. The District weighted indices are above the state average by 3 index points. IEP and Hispanic students showed the greatest increase from 2002 to 2007 with increases of 16 and 15 points respectively. All subgroups have shown growth from 2002 to 2007 with the exception of Free and Reduced and Gifted/Talented students. Math: Colorado Department of Education District Weighted Index by Subgroup, WTI 030 0910 – EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 DIFF American Indian 0.35 *** *** *** *** *** *** Asian *** 0.76 0.72 0.74 *** *** *** Black *** *** *** *** *** *** *** District 0.59 0.66 0.64 0.67 0.69 0.68 0.09 ELL 0.27 0.32 0.30 0.38 0.37 0.10 Female 0.62 0.67 0.62 0.67 0.66 0.66 0.04 Free and Reduced 0.37 0.38 0.41 0.41 0.04 MATH Gifted and Talented 1.24 1.22 1.18 1.22 -0.02 14 Hispanic 0.20 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.43 0.44 0.24 IEP -0.07 0.09 0.04 0.21 0.20 0.12 0.19 Male 0.58 0.65 0.66 0.67 0.71 0.69 0.11 Migrant 0.22 0.12 *** *** *** White 0.75 0.82 0.80 0.88 0.87 0.86 0.11 District weighted indices in math have increased by 9 points for the District from 2002 to 2007. The state averages increased by twelve points. However, the District remains above the state average by 3 points. All subgroups have shown an increase from 2002 to 2007 with the exception of Gifted/Talented students decreasing by 2 points. However, from 2006 to 2007 Gifted/Talented students subgroups posted gains. Students with an IEP have made the greatest increase with a remarkable 24 point gain from 2002 to 2007. E. Other Curriculum Standards Areas The District has adopted the state standards in all of the disciplines in the areas not tested by CSAP. The District has developed Essential Questions and is developing District- wide common assessments and formative assessments in the 2007-2008 school year. The elementary and secondary curriculum are on CDs. F. School Accountability Report (SAR) The SAR was sent home with elementary students and mailed to homes of secondary students. The SAR was sent out within ten days of receipt from CDE. Copies were given to area real estate agencies and the District Accountability Committee. G. Annual Report to the Public The District sent the Annual Report to the Public home with elementary students and mailed it to homes of secondary students in November 2006. All components required by accreditation are included either in the Annual Report to the Public or in the School Accountability Report. H. Safe Schools Act The District has an updated Crisis/Incident Response Plan that standardizes procedures throughout the District. Local police, fire, and other municipal departments have contributed to the revision. 15 The District has two School Resource Officers and is looking to add two more in 2007-2008. The SROs are salaried by the county, the Town of Avon and the school district. School District Board of Education policies JB, JBB, JH, JHB, JICA, JICC- EEAEC, JICDA, JIFCEA, JICDD, JICF, JICH, JIH, JIHB, JK, JK*2, JKD/JKE are all related to conduct and discipline codes. The District gives parents copies (in English and Spanish) of Policies Regarding Student Behavior. Lock down drills are held and fire drills are conducted monthly in the schools. Policy JICDE Bully Prevention and Education is on file with the District. Counselors go into elementary classrooms for anti-bullying lessons. The Middle Schools utilize the Safe Schools Ambassador program. Students can report anonymously about conduct that concerns them through the local Crime Stoppers program. School Board Policies JIH, JIHB, JII, JKBA, and JKD/JKE are all related to policies and procedures for dealing with students who cause disruptions in the classroom, on school grounds, in a school vehicle, or at school activities. The District has School Board Policy JICI which specifically relates to the Gun-Free Act; PL 017-110 section 4141. I. Colorado Basic Literacy Act (CBLA) Student statistics are input into the Cumulative Literacy Profile / Individual Literacy Plan database which is housed on the district server. All information related to student reading assessments, CSAP, NWEA MAP scores, etc. is placed in this database. Copies of the ILP are also filed in individual student cumulative folders. As students move from one building to another the data base is shifted to the students new school. The District closely examines each of the five components of reading strengths for each student and which areas need further attention. District data confirms that if a student is not reading at grade level by fourth grade, there is a high probability they will continue to function at below grade level. The Board approved that the first two days of school be used for elementary schools to test students in reading. On the third day as 16 students attended school, each teacher was able to begin guided reading groups based on the needs of their students. Many elementary schools flood during reading blocks. Title I teachers, SPED teachers and other available teachers work with small groups of students. In the Middle Schools, students who are not proficient in reading must take a Pro class instead of an elective. At High School level a zero Hour class is scheduled for students to receive additional help. CSAP reading scores in the District have remained relatively flat, indicating that changes in the reading programs need to occur. Changes could include increased training for reading teachers in all grades, better interventions for struggling readers in all grade levels, and mandatory reading classes for struggling high school readers. J. Other Reports Educational Technology & Information Literacy The District has an educational technology and information literacy plan which is directly related to student achievement and staff and administrative quality. The plan was approved by CDE July 1, 2006. More than $4 million of the November 2006 school bond was devoted to technology upgrades in Eagle County schools. The District has developed an acceptable use policy that must be signed by all students with access to District computers. Parents must also sign this policy. The District has also installed software that screens out inappropriate materials and alerts the technology department of inappropriate Internet access. Recruiting and Retaining Teachers The District has a Recruitment and Retention Plan. District personnel attend job fairs in and out of Colorado. Positions are advertised internally and externally. An attractive brochure highlights Eagle County School District for teacher candidates. The District uses the Gallups Teacher Insight to determine the quality of the applicant pool. The District utilizes the a process to provide multiple career paths for teachers, as well as performance-based compensation. This program not only provides structure to professional development, but provides financial incentives for quality teachers to remain in the classroom. The District has an On-Line Application Process and corresponding Applicant Tracking System. 17 Contextual Learning The District offers several vocational programs including: 1. Culinary Arts Program at Battle Mountain High School 2. Video Editing with articulated agreements with colleges 3. Auto Tech with articulated agreements with colleges 4. FBLA and Vocational Business classes 5. Web Design 6. CADD 7. Job shadowing and internships 8. Fire Science 9. Dual credit classes are offered with Colorado Mountain College. Drop Out Rate & Attendance The District maintains an alternative high school that provides an alternative for many students who are at risk for failing to attend school and to graduate. Summer school provides students an opportunity to receive classes for credit recovery through Colorado on Line and Nova Net. The District initiated the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy which is designed to allow competitive skiers the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma through Battle Mountain High School. K. Finance The District has an assurance statement as an addendum to their accreditation contract meeting the requirements of SB 03-248. The financial Accreditation Report was submitted to CDE November 2006. The District amended Policy IMDB, Flag Display to ensure that the rights of school District employees and students to display reasonably the flag of the United States of America is not infringed. Principals are encouraged to attend the CASE conference, the Mountain Principals Roundtable, and national ASCD conferences. They are also invited to attend the August professional development activities afforded to Master Teachers and Mentor Teachers. JWC 10.31.07 Attachment 12-12-8* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Certification of 2007 Mill Levy. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-3, #5 ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. No later than December 10 the various counties certify assessed values for the district. These values are used to establish mill levies for the following calendar year. As of December 6th all the certified assessed values have not been received. As soon all the certifications are available we will calculate the mill levies and provide the levies to the Board of Education 2. This item is necessary for the Board of Education to ratify the mill levy. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve a resolution resolving that the Board of Education of Eagle County School District RE50J hereby certifies the mill levies for the General, Transportation and Bond Redemption funds to the Board of County Commissioners of the counties wherein said school district is located. ORIGINATOR: Phil Onofrio APPROVED: Date: Attachment 12-12-9* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Approval of memorandum of understanding with Eagle County to pay for 1⁄2 the cost of an additional school resource officer GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-9 ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent PERTINENT FACTS: 1. The district would like to increase the number of available school resource officers in district schools. This will bring our total up to three. Gypsum and Eagle County currently provide one each. This additional officer will be an equal cost share with Eagle County. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve the memorandum of understanding as presented. ORIGINATOR: Phil Onofrio APPROVED: Date: Memorandum of Understanding Cooperative School Resource Officer Services THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into effective _______________ day of _____________ by and between the COUNTY OF EAGLE, STATE OF COLORADO, a body corporate and politic, by and through its BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, hereafter referred to as the County, its EAGLE COUNTY SHERIFF, herein referred to as the Sheriff and the EAGLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE50J, a corporation, by and through its BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS hereafter referred to as the District Witnesseth: WHEREAS, The District and the County desire to have a Cooperative Service Agreement for the performance of School Resource Officer functions within its schools by the Sheriff; and WHEREAS, such agreements are authorized and provided for by the provisions in C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (3) Board of Education- specific powers and duties-safe schools – agreement with state agencies; WHEREAS, the Sheriff is willing to assist the District in creating safe environments in their schools and on each campus. NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual conditions contained herein, the parties agree as follows: 1. The County, through the Sheriff, will provide general law enforcement services and specifically the general job responsibilities of the School Resource Officer, as attached in Exhibit A, that is accordance with the standard national training of these officers. 2. The Sheriff will recruit, select and train the officer selected with the assistance of the District. The District may choose and select a person to represent them on the selection board. 3. The management of these services, leadership and supervision, standards of performance, discipline and awards and all matters related to personnel will remain with the Sheriff. 4. The Sheriff will report to the District any personnel problems that directly relates to the sole purpose of this agreement, i.e. the safety of the schools and those who attend them. Page 2 School Resource Officer WHEREAS, the financial portion of this full time position shall be funded by both entities as follows: 1. The County, shall allocate one FTE to the Sheriff for the selection and hiring of the School Resource Officer in accordance with the job description attached. 2. The District will provide $50,000.00 to the County in the 2007-2008 fiscal year of the project. The District fiscal year will run from July 1 to June 30 each year. 3. The County will match the District amount to facilitate the purchase of a patrol vehicle, outfit of the vehicle, training of the officer and the wage and benefits package provided to employees of the Sheriff, through the County. 4. Following the first District fiscal budget, the Sheriff through the County shall invoice the District for 50% of the maintenance of the School Resource Officers wages and benefits package, which may include training and maintenance of the School Resource Officers certification. 5. The District acknowledges the salary of an officer performing satisfactorily may increase up to 4% annually for merit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is understood by the District that The School Resource Officer(s) on duty will render law enforcement services to areas outside the District property, and such officer(s)’ absence from the properties, such duties shall not be deemed to be a violation of this agreement; provided, however, that the general law enforcement protection required by this agreement is provided at all times. This agreement shall be binding upon the respective parties hereto, their successors or assigns, and may not be assigned by anyone without the prior written consent of the respective parties hereto. Page 3 School Resource Officer IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this agreement the day and year first above written. COUNTY OF EAGLE, STATE OF COLORADO By and Through its BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ATTEST: By: _____________________________ By: ________________________________ Clerk to the Board of Peter F. Runyon, Chairman County Commissioners RE50J SCHOOL DISTRICT EAGLE, COLORADO By and Through its BOARD OF EDUCATION ATTEST: By: ___________________________ By: __________________________________ Scott Green, President APPROVED: By: ____________________________________ Joseph Hoy, Eagle County Sheriff //REMAINDER OF PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK// Eagle County Sheriffs Office Revised 07/25/07 JOB TITLE: School Resource Officer DEPARTMENT: Community Services SUPERVISOR TITLE: Community Affairs Officer FUNCTION OR PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: The primary function of this position is to act as liaison between the Sheriffs Office and Eagle County schools, residents, and businesses impacted by the educational institutions through development and implementation of public education and awareness programs. This position is responsible for maintaining a healthy and productive working relationship with all grade level students, parents, and school administrators in the capacity of law enforcement education and counseling. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER DEFINED The school resource officer program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer within the educational environment on several different levels. The officer is involved in a variety of functions: As a visible active law enforcement figure on campus dealing with any law enforcement related issues. As a member of the administrative team working hand in hand to assist in solving law enforcement problems related to the school community. As a resource for the students which will enable students to be associated with a law enforcement figure in the students environment. As a resource to teachers, parents, and students for conferences on an individual basis, dealing with individual problems or questions, regarding law enforcement. As a counseling resource in areas which may affect the educational environment but may be of a law enforcement related nature. ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS- Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Essential Functions: A. Law Enforcement 1. Conducts complete investigations of cases involving school property or students involved in either as victim or suspect. 2. Takes appropriate action for any on-site situations requiring attention that is within the scope of an officers authority. 3. Interacts closely with patrol and investigations divisions to collect and share intelligence information and work together on matters of mutual concern. 4. Obtains routine school information for investigative purposes within established school guidelines. 5. Performs prevention patrols on school campuses. 6. Attends various events after school as necessary to prevent problems from occuring. 7. Acts as liaison and resource between the law enforcement community, other governmental agencies, schools, and the community in general. B. Educational Duties 1. Interacts with students to promote and reinforce the development of responsibility for ones actions. 2. Educates parents, school faculty, administrators, and juveniles on law enforcement matters. C. Counseling Related Duties 1. Informal counseling of students and parents based on the expertise of a law enforcement officer. This position does NOT assume the role and function of the school case worker and counselor. This position will work closely with the schools counseling staff, and will refer students and parents to them if additional services are needed. 2. Makes contact with the respective school administrators at the beginning of each school year for the purpose of communicating current programs, policies, and available services, in conjunction with other youth task force personnel. 3. Attends school staff and faculty meetings when requested. 4. Familiarizes school personnel with the Mandated Reporting Law, C.R.S. 19-3-304(2), regarding child abuse. 5. Maintains availability to all students, and faculty in the school environment. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS A. Miscellaneous Duties 1. Maintains equipment and materials used in crime prevention programs. 2. Responds to complaints from citizens about law enforcement problems in the area of a school complex. 3. Attends training as assigned. 4. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required. 5. Will help design and coordinate youth activities during school breaks. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles and practices; must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified. Services and activities related to community outreach and service. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Ability to: -Develop programs and activities to meet community needs -Identify resources and material for assigned program -Make public presentations -Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing -Computer literate -Prepare and present clear and concise reports -Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of work -Maintain effective mental capacity which allows the capability of effectively interacting and communicating with others. EQUIPMENT UTILIZED: Patrol car, firearms and other defensive weapons, handcuffs, intoxilyzer, radio and officer equipment, drug test kits, fingerprint kits, camera kit, etc. Also computer and related office equipment. Attachment 12-12-10* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Approval of Monitoring Report of Governance Policy EL-1, Global Executive Constraint. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-1. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. This policy states that the superintendent shall not allow any unlawful or imprudent activity to occur in the District. 2. To support all requirements of this policy, I conduct: Weekly District Office Leadership Team meetings regarding the initiatives of each Department, the status of activities underway and the decisions in process. Regular meetings with Phil Onofrio regarding finance and construction activities. Regular meetings with Heather Eberts and Mike Gass reviewing the performance of Principals regarding all aspects of their work with additional time for new administrators. Purposeful activities which pertain to all Executive Limitations Policies, Administrative Policies referenced by Principals, and the student discipline policies and the Student Code of Conduct as they pertain to students. The latter regulations are manifested through my supervision of the discipline processes regarding student expulsions. Regular communication with the Board President regarding the status of legal issues and other matters involving the District. Frequent communication with the school district legal council regarding pending and potential issues facing the District. New Principal Induction This year the principal induction program involves Jennifer Shank, Cliff Zehring, Geoff Grimmer, Anne Heckman & Kristin Ramstad. The topics include all aspects of district operations and student achievement as well as leadership development. In all cases, I attempt to lead by example, proactively confront issues while they are still small and model integrity and commitment in the community. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve the Monitoring Report of Governance Policy EL-1, Global Executive Constraint. ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-11* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-1, Governance Commitment. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP – 1. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. The essence of this policy is that the Board will ensure that all actions it takes with regard to students, staff, parents and the community are consistent with the mission of the District, with state and federal law, and with the Boards Goals policies. 2. In accordance with this policy, the Board of Education has designed meaningful educational programs for all students; provided resources to staff for the execution of educational programs; communicated the reason for decisions that affect the taxpayer; communicated the purpose of District programs to parents; and communicated the benefits of public education to the community made all decisions with the best interests of students in mind; made decisions honoring staff involvement; proactively sought communication and involvement with parents; been accountable to the taxpayer for all decisions; proactively communicated with the community measured quality of student performance; provided training and resources necessary for staff development; identified and eliminated barriers to quality and achievement; provided quality school-to- work experiences engaged students and their parents as active partners in student learning; valued and recognized employee contributions; been accountable to the public for our results; developed partnerships between schools and community groups 3. This policy is to be monitored annually in December by Board self-assessment. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-1, Governance Commitment, done by Board self-assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-12* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-3, Board Job Description. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-3. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. In summary, this policy defines the role of the Board and distinguishes it from the roles of the Superintendent and staff. 2. In accordance with this policy, the Board of Education has utilized all avenues, including the District advisory accountability program, to ensure input from students, staff, parents and the community developed written governing policies that broadly address Goals, Executive Limitations, Governance Process, and Board/Staff Relationships ensured Superintendent performance through monitoring of Goals and Executive Limitations policies ensured that the Districts mission and commitments are fulfilled 3. This policy is to be monitored quarterly in March, June, September and December by Board self-assessment. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-3, Board Job Description, done by Board self-assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-13* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-4, Monitoring Board Governance Process and Board/Staff Relationships Policies. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-4. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. In summary, this policy defines the purpose of monitoring the Governance Process and Board/Staff Relationships policies and the schedule for monitoring them. 2. In accordance with this policy, the Board of Education has monitored the Governance Process and Board/Staff Relationships policies through self-assessment, using a minimum of time in meetings, and according to the schedule outlined in policy GP-4. 3. This policy is to be monitored annually in December by Board self-assessment. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-4, Monitoring Board Governance Process and Board/Staff Relationships Policies, done by Board self- assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-14* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 13, 2006. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-5, Presidents Role. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-5. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. In summary, this policy defines the Board Presidents role, authority and duties. 2. In accordance with this policy, the President has Ensured that only Board issues, as defined in Board policy, are deliberated in meetings Ensured that Board meeting deliberations are fair, open, and thorough but also orderly and to the point Chaired Board meetings as described in Roberts Rules of Order and in accordance with law Used reasonable interpretations of the provisions of Board policies on Governance Process in matters covered by those policies Refrained from making any decision about Board Goals and Executive Limitations policies Refrained from exercising authority as an individual to supervise or direct the Superintendent Represented the Board to outside parties in 1) announcing Board positions and decisions within areas delegated to the President and 2) delegating this authority to other Board members, when appropriate, but remaining accountable for its use Signed all contracts authorized by the Board Signed all official Board reports 3. This policy is to be monitored twice annually in June and December by Board self-assessment. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-5, Presidents Role, done by Board self-assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-11-15* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-6, Board Committee Principles. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-6. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. In summary, this policy defines the purpose, authority, and conduct of Board committees. It is a policy that applies only to committees formed by Board action, not those formed under authority of the Superintendent. 2. In accordance with this policy, Board committees have Assisted the Board in doing its job by preparing policy alternatives and implications for the Board to deliberate Spoken or acted for the Board only when formally given authority to do so Refrained from exercising authority over the Superintendent or staff Abstained from monitoring performance on policies the committee helped to create Remained subject to open meeting laws during meetings of the committee 3. This policy is to be monitored annually in December by Board self-assessment. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-6, Board Committee Principles, done by Board self-assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-16 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-9, Board Members Code of Conduct. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-9. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 5 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. This policy outlines the expectations that board members demonstrate ethical, businesslike and lawful conduct including the appropriate use of authority and appropriate decorum at all times. 2. The policy states that board members must represent the interest of the whole district. Additionally the policy identifies that board members may not exercise individual authority over the organization except as set forth by Board policies. 3. Lastly, the policy states that Board members will respect confidentiality when dealing with all sensitive issues. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-9, Board Members Code of Conduct, done by Board self-assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-17 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-10, Board Member Covenants. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-10. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 5 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. This policy identifies what is required by the Board in order to build effective relationships. 2. The intent of the policy is to allow the Board to establish a system of communication that builds on mutual expectations and trust. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-10, Board Member Covenants, done by Board self-assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-18 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-11, Board Member Conflict of Interest. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-11. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 5 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. In summary, this policy defines what does and does not constitute conflict of interest and the responsibilities and requirements of individual Board members with regard to any conflict of interest that may exist or arise. 2. In accordance with this policy, Board members have disclosed to the Board any personal or private interest in a matter proposed or pending before the Board and has not voted on it nor attempted to influence the decision of other Board members on the matter (see section #1 of the policy for exceptions to this rule) The Board has not hired any of its members as an employee of the District The Board has not entered into any contract with any of its members or with a firm or corporation in which a Board member has a financial interest (see section #3 of the policy for exceptions to this rule) Board members have not been the purchaser or the vendor in any purchase made by the District Board members have avoided conflict of interest by a) Not disclosing or using confidential information acquired in the course of official duties to further personal financial interests; b) Not accepting a gift of substantial value that would tend to improperly or unduly influence a reasonable person in that position (see section #6b of the policy for details); c) Not engaging in a substantial financial transaction for private business purposes with a person whom the Board member supervises in the course of official duties; d) Not performing an official act that directly and substantially confers an economic benefit on an entity in which the Board member has a substantial financial interest (see section #6d of policy for details) 3. This policy is to be monitored annually in December by Board self-assessment. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-11, Board Member Conflict of Interest, done by Board self-assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-19* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Monitoring of Governance Policy GP-12, Board Member Financial Disclosure. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-12. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. In summary, this policy defines the financial disclosures that are required of Board members by law in regard to certain items received in connection with serving on the Board. 2. In accordance with this policy, Board members have properly reported the receipt of the following: Any loan, advance or guarantee of a loan with a value of $25 or more. Any gift of real or personal property (not money) with a value of $50 or more. Any loan of real or personal property if the value of the loan is $50 or more. Any payment for a speech, appearance or publication. Tickets to a sporting, recreational, educational or cultural event with a value of $50 or more per event. Tickets to a series of sporting events of a specific team or cultural events of a specific company with a total value of $100 or more. Payment of or reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses for travel and lodging for attendance at a convention or other meeting for which the Board member or candidate for the Board is scheduled, unless the payment is made from public funds or the funds of any association of public officials or entities such as CASB. 3. This policy is to be monitored annually in December by Board self-assessment. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-12, Board Member Financial Disclosure, done by Board self-assessment. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 12-12-20 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: December 12, 2007. SUBJECT: Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy GP-13, Process for Addressing Board Member Violations. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-13. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 5 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. The intent of this policy is to define the process in which board members will be responsible to faithfully comply with all board policies. 2. Additionally, the policy outlines the process that will be used to address board members violating the policy. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to accept the monitoring of Governance Policy GP-13, Process for Addressing Board Member Violations. ORIGINATOR: Scott Green APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST NEW HIRES: Name Position School/ Department Type of Allocation Replacing Barnett, Dawn Preschool Assistant EPC Budgeted M. Abel Champoux, Stephanie Preschool Assistant BCES New Allocation N/A Christen, Marian Substitute Teacher District Wide Budgeted N/A Clark, Kimberly Cognitive Needs Paraprofessional IV/Building Paraprofessional III GCMS New Allocation N/A Crouch, Alan PC/Mac Support Specialist Technology New Allocation N/A Deslondes, Brenna Building Paraprofessional IV BCES New Allocation N/A Gapanhoff, Ila Preschool Assistant GES Budgeted T. Muckelrath Grayson, Karie Substitute Teacher District Wide Budgeted N/A Hoza, Elizabeth Building Paraprofessional IV EVMS Budgeted M. Grimmer Jennings, Kristin Substitute Teacher District Wide Budgeted N/A Lopez, Margarita Secretary AES Budgeted J. Cervantes Shelley, Heidi Substitute Teacher District Wide Budgeted N/A Smith, Pamela Substitute Teacher District Wide Budgeted N/A Yadon, Rachel Substitute Building Paraprofessional IV District Wide Budgeted N/A Name Position Effective Date Baskins, Sarah Substitute Teacher 11/27/2007 Bogenrief, Angela Substitute Teacher 11/6/2007 Earl, Debra Substitute Teacher 11/27/2007 Ewing, Janet Substitute Teacher 11/21/2007 Moriarty, Kelly Substitute Teacher 11/9/2007 Mumma, Jamie Building Paraprofessional IV 11/29/2007 Remeta, Christine Substitute Teacher 11/20/2007 Watson, Linda Health Assistant 11/8/2007 Wood, Sharon Substitute Teacher 11/27/2007 Name From Effective Date Jennings, Kristin Substitute Teacher – District Wide 12/3/2007 Name Position Effective Date Klein, Stacey 0.39 Building Paraprofessional IV 11/16/2007 Merkling, Mary Media Paraprofessional IV 12/14/2007 Squires, Jaymee 7th.8th Grade Science Teacher 12/20/2007 Staquet, Nancy Substitute Teacher 6/7/2007 Name Position Effective Date N/A School/Department TERMINATIONS: P.O. BOX 740 EAGLE, COLORADO 81631 970.328.6321 FAX 970.328.1024 REHIRES: Personnel List December 12, 2007 Attachment 12-12-21* Governance Policy: EL-4(2) School/Department 3rd Grade Teacher – EVES District Wide TRANSFERS: District Wide District Wide District Wide District Wide District Wide District Wide School/DepartmentRESIGNATIONS: EVHSEES ECCA District Wide District Wide EVHS ToName Position Effective Date N/A Name Position School/Dept. Date From Date To Cass, Jessica 2nd Grade Teacher MMES 11/19/2007 3/3/2008 Grimmer, McKinley 0.75 Teen Parent Coordinator/0.1 Homeless Liaison RCHS 11/7/2007 1/3/2008 Name Position Effective Date N/A DISTRICT VACANCY LIST: Position Professional/Support Position Type of Allocation Replacing Effective Date District Wide Director of Research and Assessment Classified Exempt Budgeted. J. Glass Immediately Instructional Coach – Emphasis Technology Professional Budgeted. New Allocation Immediately Special Education Counselor Contract Pending Professional Budgeted. K. Hansel 2007-08 SY Communications Coordinator Support Staff Budgeted. A. Miller Immediately (2) Learning Services Support Specialist(s) Support Staff Budgeted. New Allocation Immediately Substitute Teacher(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Bus Driver(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Cafeteria Manager(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Cook(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Custodian(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Translator Budgeted. Immediately Human Resources No Openings Maintenance No Openings Technology Network Systems Engineer Classified Exempt Budgeted C. Kershaw Immediately Edwards Preschool Center 0.5 Office Manager Support Staff Budgeted A. Correa 2007-08 SY 0.57 Preschool Assistant (20 hrs per week) Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation 2007-08 SY Avon Elementary Kindergarten Teacher (Bilingual Preferred) Contract Pending Professional Budgeted A. Doft 2007-08 SY Crossing Guard (2.5 hrs/wk) Support Staff Budgeted T. Berns Immediately Brush Creek Elementary 4th Grade Teacher (Interim) Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately School/DepartmentRETIREMENTS: FMLA LEAVES: EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE: School/Department0.5 Kindergarten Teacher (Interim) Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Permanent Substitute Teacher Contract Pending Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Cook Support Staff Budgeted A. Del Razo de Ruiz 2007-08 SY Eagle Valley Elementary No Openings Edwards Elementary Building Paraprofessional IV Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Gypsum Elementary No Openings June Creek Elementary Principal Administrative Budgeted New Allocation January 2, 2008 Meadow Mountain Elementary Long-term Substitute Teacher (2nd Grade) Contract Pending Professional Budgeted J. Cass November 2007 – February 2008 Permanent Substitute Teacher Contract Pending Professional Budgeted New Allocation 2007-08 SY Red Hill Elementary No Openings Red Sandstone Elementary Intermediate Teacher (3rd-5th Grade) Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Berry Creek Middle ELA Teacher (6th Grade) Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Eagle Valley Middle Permanent Substitute Teacher Professional Budgeted M. Grimmer 2007-08 SY Affective Needs Paraprofessional IV Professional Budgeted J. Casciano 2007-08 SY Gypsum Creek Middle Cognitive Needs Paraprofessional IV Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Minturn Middle Cook Support Staff Budgeted S. Lovato Immediately Battle Mountain High Assistant Track and Field Throwing Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Hockey Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Wrestling Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SYAssistant Nordic Ski Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Alpine Ski Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Eagle Valley High Art Teacher Contract Pending Professional Budgeted S. March 2007-08 SY Science Teacher Contract Pending Professional Budgeted C. Voelker 2007-08 SY Cook Support Staff Budgeted S. Levangie 2007-08 SY Head Girl’s Dance Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Head Girl’s Golf Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Softball Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY JV Assistant Boys Soccer Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Red Canyon High No Openings Eagle County Charter Academy 7th/8th Grade Science Teacher Professional Budgeted J. Squires Immediately Head Start/CPP 0.5 Office Manager Support Staff Budgeted E. Schlegel Immediately


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