In summary: unidentified water loss at the high school was a priority concern, monies to be moved to the general fund to mitigate the issue.
Rev Trak will permit online payments for everything from school lunches to season passes.
Elementary test levels in reading and math rose by almost double to more than double across grades 2 through 4.
Middle School testing was complete for grades 6 & 7, grade 8 finishing next week. No results were posted yet.
High school testing saw only two outside acceptable test range in math and algebra, a significant improvement and better than the state average.
Gabe Fuentes, THS Junior Class President, requested the Board consider a plan for a 2-day Disneyland trip for his graduating Class of 2017. Approved to continue planning and further fundraising.
Larae Grove, Point Guard Club, is researching backboards and equipment such as scoring screen/timer visible from locker rooms.
May enrollment 737, above the 700 estimate.
ThoughtExchange current contract covers two more online surveys such as the one just completed on yesterday’s Facilities Advisory Committee. These will be combined with the paper surveys, results posted online shortly.
FAC: Including SCAP funding from the state, current projections for renovations, repairs and upgrades to all schools is $17-18 million, absent the last bond numbers comparison. School staff and faculty are invited to add their voices to the discussion on prioritizing these upgrades.
ACT - Academic Collaborative Time - is looking to increase from 5 days to 15/annually. Results include half-days and early dismissal for students. Concerns about after-school sports and child supervision were put forth by some parents, though only one showed up at a special meeting arranged by Supt. Rust to address the matter. Overall the change met with approval.
Raising the athletic director’s annual stipend was promoted in view of additional assigned duties. Approved.
Policies review: first reading, re: non-resident student. Second reading, re: Compliant in all areas regarding restraint and isolation excepting training for all staff.
Outside consultation to determine whether McKinstry’s pump figures were reasonable. Figures from CSG run around $200 thousand, McKinstry’s around $800 thousand. Value engineers would identify the legitimate need for repairing and/or replacing various components of the school’s operating systems.
Encouraging faculty and staff to bring attention to upgrades missing from the current estimates, such an automated school bell system for the high school.
Meeting adjourned 8:28 p.m.
Yesterday’s City Planning Commission did not hold their regularly scheduled meeting. Commission meets third Thursdays monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. Website: http://www.toledowa.us/main.html
Today - Pat says: Mrs Shipp's and Mrs Subject's third grade classes will be taking a walking field trip to the Toledo Library on Friday May 20. Roxie Phillips will read a story to them, they will tour the History Room and learn about the summer reading program. This will be a first time visit to the library for many and a trip that will hopefully lead to many more visits this summer. Visit Friends of the Toledo Library on Facebook here or call (360)864-4247.
Also Today - Toledo’s celebrated Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel will be speaking on Fate of the Universe (and autographing books, too!) at Centralia College, Walton Science Center, Room 121 at noon. Free. Centralia College blog link on Siegel’s talk here.
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Reservations required - May 25 Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch menu offers lemon chicken, Italian vegetables, cinnamon apples, roasted red potatoes and dinner roll, May 27 chicken strips, tater tots, coleslaw and strawberry shortcake. Nutrition Lunches Wednesday and Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Cost is $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112.
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