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LPD-38 January 20, 2011 Board of Education meeting agenda

January 20, 2011

The Lewis-Palmer school district #38 Board of Education will meet tonight, Thursday, January 20, 2011 for its regular monthly Board meeting. The meeting will be held at the District Administration Building (Big Red – 146 Jefferson St., Monument, CO 80132) downstairs in the Learning Center. The meeting begins at 6:00p.m., with an Executive Session to be held at 5:00p.m. Executive Sessions are special sessions allowed to be held in private for specific purposes. All other meetings must be held in public. (See copy of agenda for tonight’s meeting below.)

The monthly meetings are the only ones in which there is time set aside for the public to make comment or address the Board members. This time is set aside towards the beginning of each meeting and you must sign up prior to the start of the meeting on a sheet set aside in the Learning Center. There is a time limit of 3 minutes per person.

The regular Board of Education meetings are held once a month on the 3rd Thursday evening at 6:00p.m. Occasionally, the location may be moved to another building in the district, but the date and time rarely change. Direction 38! strongly encourage members of the public to attend these meetings whenever possible. In the past, meetings have been known to last well into the night, but under the direction of the interim superintendent, Mr. Bauman, all meetings are run very efficiently and generally last within a two hour limit. Within the month following the meeting, the district will publish on their website a “Highlights” of the meeting. Also, on the first weekend of each month, the previous meeting will be reported on in the free local publication Our Community News. However, Direction 38! has found these two publications not very comprehensive and even confusing at times as to what really transpired at the meetings. As there are still significant goings-on in the District (hiring of new permanent superintendent and more major budget cuts for the next school year, for example), it is important and beneficial to hear for yourselves and keep up with what and how things are happening.

If you should miss a meeting and be interested in what was said, audio copies of each meeting are kept for a 3 month period by the District. Copies on cd are available by request to the public for a fee of $2 per meeting. Contact the District Administration, specifically the secretary to the Superintendent and Board of Education handles this request at 719-481-9546. The cd is usually available to pick up within a day or two after the request is made. All special and work sessions of the Board are also recorded and kept for a 3 month period.

Here is a copy of the agenda for tonight’s meeting:

AGENDA
LEWIS-PALMER BOARD OF EDUCATION
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011

5:00 pm – Executive Session
6:00 pm – Open Meeting
District Administration Building – The Learning Center

Our Mission: Lewis-Palmer School District is an educational community ensuring achievement reflects the greatest potential of every student.
Our Vision For:

  • Student Learning: A Solid Foundation – Mastery of core subjects, which will provide a strong foundation and prepare students to thrive in post-secondary educational pursuits, career preparation, and/or the workplace.
  • The Whole Child: Skills for the 21st Century – A learning environment which interweaves student learning with a focus on the whole child – mind, heart, body, and spirit.
  • Community Engagement: Collaboration & Service to Others – LPSD engages community members and families to build a mutually-supportive home-school-community culture that enhances quality of life for all involved.

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A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

B. EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Board will convene in Executive Session to conference with an attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice, as allowed by CRS 24-6-402(4)(b), and to discuss matters of negotiations, as allowed by CRS 24-6-402(4)(e).
(It is anticipated Open Session will reconvene at 6:00 pm.)

C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

D. ANNOUNCEMENT OF LOCATION OF CITIZENS’ COMMENTS SIGN-UP SHEET Members of the public who desire to address the Board on any topic related to Board work are welcome to do so. Speakers will be asked to limit their remarks to not more than 3 minutes and to appoint a spokesperson if the topic is a group concern.

E. ADDITIONS TO/APPROVAL OF AGENDA

F. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS AND CITIZENS’ COMMENTS

  1. Introduction of visitors
  2. Student recognition: Alpine essay champion and finalists
  3. Citizens’ comments

G. INFORMATION ITEMS

  1. Gifted and Talented Education report: CDE (Colorado Depart. of Education) review
  2. Special Education report: culturally linguistically diverse student identification

H. BOARD DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

  1. Consider/approve ELL (English Language Learner) Language Enhancement and Achievement Plan
  2. Superintendent search update with Bob Cito
  3. First reading of 2011-12 calendar
  4. Consider/approve new hires

I. INFORMATION ITEMS continued

  1. 3. Dashboard
  2. 4. Superintendent’s update
  3. 5. Board member comments

J. CONSIDER/APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Agenda items are routine matters that usually do not require discussion prior to Board approval.

  1. Minutes of regular meeting held on December 16, 2010
  2. Minutes of special meeting held on January 6, 2011
  3. Ratification of District closure on January 10, 2011, due to inclement weather
  4. Resignations/retirements of licensed staff
  5. Appointment of licensed staff
  6. Requests for approval of Transitional Retirement Incentive Plan
  7. Requests for leaves of absence
  8. Resignations/retirements/terminations of support staff
  9. Appointment of support staff
  10. Application for retirement pay bonus
  11. Updated list of substitute teachers
  12. Updated list of substitute support staff
  13. Special Education contract(s)
  14. Submission of the NCLB Consolidated Federal Programs application to CDE
  15. Items requiring board signature
    Contracts and other items costing $25,000 or more which require board approval.
  16. Routine, cash in-lieu-of, land use requests
  17. Claims and investments/monthly budget summary

K. ADJOURNMENT

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