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Hot Agenda Items: 10/26/21 Upcoming Board Meeting

We want to help you better understand the upcoming issues the WCSD Board of Trustees will be discussing this week. Take a minute to review these agenda items so that you are prepared to submit a public comment or attend the meeting and make a public comment.

10:00 am Special Meeting

The Board of Trustees will review and discuss the 11 applications they received to fill the District F seat (which has been vacated because Jacqueline Calvert did not live in her district). These candidates will be whittled down to a handful who will be interviewed by the Board:

Scott Benton, Elvira Diaz, Jennifer Fonda, Dr. John Gwaltney, Jack Heinemann, Adam Mayberry, Bruce Parks, Heather Parkyn, Danielle (Nicole) Perez, Graeme Reid, and John Reyes.

Public comment is welcome at this meeting.

2:00 pm Regular Board Meeting

Consent Agenda (public comment cannot be made on consent agenda items)

  • 2.02 Approval of a $586,782.57 grant application to Nevada Department of Education for the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund.

  • 2.03 Approval of a $825,000 second round grant application of Federal Communications Commission Emergency Connectivity Fund.

  • 2.04 Approval to renew the annual Powerschool contract WCSD uses for online employee professional learning. $184,062.53

  • 2.05 Approval to renew contract for the district onbase hosted document management system. $230,658.92

  • 2.08 Approval of various custodial supply bids in the amount of $468,150.88

  • 2.09 Approval of payment of the 2022 membership fees to the National School Board Association (NSBA) for $12,975. This is ironic timing considering the NSBA's recent letter to the DOJ wanting to charge outspoken parents as domestic terrorists. This should be an interesting item.

Action Items (can make a public comment on each agenda item)

  • 3.01 Reporting metrics from the 2020-2021 school year relating to how the district did to ensure the students' rigorous academic growth and safety.

  • 3.02 In the last board meeting, redistricting was discussed and approved for all districts - except districts B, C and E. The Board asked the committee to prepare different redistricting options and these will be presented today

  • 3.03 A survey was sent out to WCSD families asking preferences on different bell schedule options. Some of the schedules included the middle and high schoolers starting at 9:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm. The findings and next steps will be discussed.

  • 3.06 Status of the current COVID-19 mitigation measures in effect. This is a standing agenda item to review bi-monthly.

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