Dundee Board of education recap

The plaque from the Stadium dedication ceremony was shared at the Board meeting. This newly created plaque will be mounted on the Press Box at the stadium.
Ms. Houts and four of her students that traveled to Tsubame, Japan this summer presented a slide show of their travels for the Board.
Ms. Wilson achieved the Michigan School Business Officials voluntary certification program earning the five year Pupil Accounting Specialist certification.
LaScala IT performed an audit of the current IT needs for the district over the summer and presented their findings, listed below, to the Board:
1) update all wireless access points around the district
2) upgrade our security within our network (this includes securing all ports, extending password protections to 16 characters, securing all of the 29 computer cabinets)
3) eventually move the core switch and main infrastructure to the high school
4) update the server infrastructure
5) repair, replace, tone, and tag network cables throughout the district
6) conduct an extensive wireless site survey to determine the connectivity strength throughout the district for devices
7) maintain back-up and recovery solutions for data
8) develop a central monitoring of security and event management
9) control asset management
10) IT management including Authorized User Personal (AUPs) and enforce security measures
These improvements will be done in stages
Ms. Plum, District Curriculum Coordinator and Assistant Elementary Principal presented to the Board the 2018 M-Step and SAT results from the 2018 Spring testing window.  16 of the 18 tested areas ranked above the state and/or county average.  Additionally our results in were tops in the county in the following areas 4th grade ELA, 4th grade Math, 5th grade Math, 7th grade ELA, and 7th grade Math. 
New hires for Dundee as approved by the Board are: HS ELA Interventionist-Amanda Crary,
ES Title I Interventionist-Michael Connelly, ES Title I Interventionist-Christina Fitzgerald and
Pool Supervision-Sarah Eubanks
Several Policy issues were discussed at the Board meeting with the Dundee Athletic Code of Conduct, 2nd reading approved by our Board. In addition community members presented an issue with the current Board of Education Transportation policy of having students
in grades 7-12 within a 1.2 mile radius of the school walk to school.  This issue will be readdressed at the next Board Meeting after alternative options are explored and can be presented at that time
The Board approved opening a 2018 Debt Retirement Fund Account to allow our district to keep the previous debt fund separate from the current Bond expenses.  In addition, the Board approved closing the Substitute Teacher Back Account which will eliminate the need for a separate account that requires funds to be transferred.
The Board approved several maintenance improvement items, all of which will be paid for out of the Capital Improvement fund. These include a pool surge over for the High School pool, repair/replacement of air conditioner compressors in the Middle School and residing of the small maintenance garage.

We have 1 student from Bedford, 2 students from Summerfield, and 11 students from Ida participating in programs at our High School due to our participation in the Monroe County CTE Consortium.  Our Board of Education approved these cooperative agreements which then allow these students to attend our district for the CTE courses in which they are enrolled.
The Board was updated on various Bond projects, both completed and nearly completed, and information was presented as to preserving the safety of both students and staff during the presence of a large crane at the High School to move large portions of the roof. Currently, the Phase 1 work is under budget.
Updates to the District Strategic Plan were presented:
Each member of our Board of Education offered a report on the progress for each of our sub-committees.  The Facilities Sub-Committee has a meeting planned for Monday, Sept. 24 from 5:30 – 7:30pm in the HS Cafeteria.  The Communications Sub-Committee has a meeting planned for Thursday, Sept. 13 from 3:15-4:15pm at Riverside Academy.  The Finance Sub-Committee just met and will not meet again until December 1 location and time to be announced.  The Instruction/Curriculum/Assessment Sub-Committee has plans to meet, but the co-chairs will determine when this meeting will take place and let the district know.  Below is the chart that tracks our progress using our Goal Accountability Checklist from the District Strategic Plan toward successfully completing the Action Points.  There have been no changes to this chart since our last Board of Education meeting in July.
The Staff Member of the Month Recognition Program is once more in full swing. If you plan to nominate someone please be sure to use the official nomination form or your nomination will not be considered.Again this year we have a partnership with the MEEMIC/Leski Insurance Agency where the selected staff member will earn a $50 VISA gift card and additionally this year a $25 Great Lakes Eatery and Pub gift card.  All nine of the Staff Members of the Month will then be eligible to win a $500 VISA gift card from the MEEMIC/Leski Insurance Agency which will be announced at our end of the year staff luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, June 11. 

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