Friday, September 17, 2010

USD 383 Board of Education

Sept. 15, 2010
Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer

Regular meeting:
The board received reports on the Adult Education and Open Door programs. Adult Learning had a record of 197 students enrolled in the program. Open Door had 126 students enrolled, which was a slight decrease due to changes in the enrollment policies.

Dr. Bob Seymour, Associate Superintendent, presented a report on overtime for classified employees. The board has been wanting to more closely monitor overtime hours in hopes of reducing the amount of overtime hours and reduce expenses. Many of the overtime hours occurred in August when staff is preparing for the start of a new school year and also in the winter when additional hours are spent in snow removal. Administration plans to continue to monitor overtime hours with the goal of reducing the amount of overtime by 25%.

The schematic design plans for Marlatt Elementary were presented to the board. The plans call for adding a gym on the north side of the building and a kindergarten wing on the south side. A parent addressed the board and encouraged the board to also redesign the student drop off/pick up area. Dave Colburn said that the board had made the decision to not include parking improvements in the planned bond projects as a means to reduce the overall bond costs. The board approved the design plans 6-0.

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