Board Report: November 2019

Board Report: November 2019
Posted on 11/21/2019
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November 18, 2019
Board Items of Interest

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Board Recognitions

Students representing Creekside Intermediate led the pledge

Clear Lake High School Fashion Design Class, Ward Elementary Service Club, and Clear Lake Intermediate provided support to a Galveston County School Liaison Officer and his son who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. View video.

Marny Doepken successfully defended her dissertation and will receive her doctorate from Lamar University.

Items of Interest

The school board, in a 4 for and 3 against vote, approved the superintendent’s recommendation to maintain the current school start and end time schedule for the 2020-2021 school year as well as a series of initiatives that were discussed during the School Start Time Advisory Committee. The approved recommendation read as follows:
1. Launch a healthy family campaign that honors quality research on sleep for PK-12, digital citizenship/social media use, and a continued emphasis on a more balanced student life between academics and extracurricular activities.
2. Where possible increase personalized opportunities for high school student schedules including online and flexible scheduling.
3. Conduct an internal review of homework to obtain a clear understanding of how it is being used by each campus and develop a specific set of expectations for homework for teachers, students and parents.
4. Improve transportation services for students who qualify for transportation.
5. Explore the opportunities at each comprehensive high school for a longer flexible lunch that includes time for tutorials, club meetings, and homework. This should reduce stress on students and faculty.
6. Ensure consistency at all schools when monitoring students after they are dropped off at each school.
7. Continue with the current bell schedules for all elementary, intermediate and high schools.

A public hearing was held for three schools who fall under the Targeted Improvement by the Texas Education Agency. The improvement plans for Stewart Elementary, Brookside Intermediate and Clear View High School can be viewed here. The board accepted the improvement plans as presented.

Clear Creek ISD Pre-K expansion was also discussed. To date, Clear Creek ISD has expanded full-day pre-kindergarten programs at 7 schools. The district has also developed community partnerships to provide CCISD support and curriculum to area day care providers.

The consent agenda was approved.

Three new secondary courses were approved for the 2020-2021 school year. “Studio Art and Design” (high school only), “Marine Science” (intermediate school only), and “The Perfect Storm: Weather the Experience” (intermediate science magnets only) will be added to the Secondary Educational Planning Guide.

The Board allocated 376 votes to Scott Brast and 377 votes to Chad Tressler for the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co. was approved to move forward in preparing offering materials for a private placement bond refunding to save $1.9 million in interest in December 2019.

The Board allocated the District's vote for the Harris County Appraisal District Board of Directors to Martina Lemond Dixon.

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