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Trustees approve agreement to launch financial literacy partnership

Board of Trustees Meeting Report – Feb. 23, 2015

Strategic Planning Quarterly Discussion

During the work session of the meeting, the Board discussed progress made toward the Strategic Plan. They viewed data in the first Strategic Plan Quarterly Report (available online here). Superintendent Steve Hopkins began the discussion by giving background on how the new Strategic Plan was created and the process for how the most current data will be shared with the Board members. Hopkins plans for a report to be compiled and shared each quarter with the most relevant data having a prominent role in that report. Walt Wilcox, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, and his team gave updates on the first three goals: the graduation rate; reading levels at the benchmarks grades of 3, 5, and 8; and the school accountability results. Crystal Mueller, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, updated the Board on the stakeholder satisfaction goal. Board members also heard from the School Improvement Department and the work they have done to help individual schools develop their own strategic plans – aligned to the District model.

Approval of MOU – Financial Literacy Center

The Board approved an MOU that establishes a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming Endowment Foundation and NCSD that will allow for the teaching of financial literacy and civic responsibility at the All-American Center – a B&G Club facility near the main club on E. K Street in Casper. This partnership will also provide a channel through with NCSD students can meet the financial literacy and civic responsibility graduation requirement. The agreement and partnership was also reviewed by the Board Academic Steering Committee at their previous two meetings.

Capital Construction Report

Dennis Bay, NCSD’s Executive Director for Business Services, presented on the current state of the construction projects taking place in the District. Among the highlights:

  • The CAPS facility is nearing the $36 million-spent level
  • Second floor construction is on-going in various areas of Kelly Walsh High School
  • Some areas of Natrona County High School are nearing completion, including CTE areas and cafeteria
  • Lincoln Elementary is nearing 75% completion; areas are being carpeted and tiles are being installed; move in date remains this summer
  • Pineview Elementary design is at 95%
  • The entire Construction Report can be viewed online here.

In other news…..

The Board approved the Certified and Classified Personnel Report.

The Board approved, on second reading, Board Policy 5401 – Questioning of Students by Law Enforcement Officers

The Board approved a contract with WONDER, By Design, a company that will provide professional development for staff as part of the high school transformation efforts.

The Board approved the bid for Lincoln Elementary’s Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E).

The next scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting is on March 9, 2015 at the Central Services Building (970 N. Glenn Rd., Casper) at 7:30 p.m.


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