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News from PCSD-BOE

         by Erin Grady,  President – Board of Education 

At the November 2021 Board of Education Meeting, President Grady opened the meeting with a statement on the PPES mask mandate, assured the public that the BOE and administrators have walked through each school in order to ensure schools are prepared for the mask mandate if tripped by case increases (elementary through middle school/junior high), and that there will not be another public comment on this matter as it is under investigation. 

PCEA made a shared a report on the handling of the concerns related to the mandate and acknowledged the safe and supportive school year that is underway.  

We heard an update on Academics where Dr. Hunt provided a special message of thanks for our Educational Support Personnel this month and highlighted the new Science curriculum.  Mr. Tanner, our COO, updated us on the work of the Safety/Security Committee that will meet tomorrow, open positions and hiring, master planning, as well as the capital budget development for FY23.  Dr. Gildea shared 5 H’s that we see throughout PCSD.

Mr. Hauber provided an overview of the school enrollment data, and the district’s schools are identified as “Closed” for the 22/23 school year based facility utilization.  Open Enrollment paperwork will be available 12/1/2021 for those interested in applying for any positions that are available within a grade level.  For those students already enrolled, they will move forward with their cohort. 

Dr. Sorenson shared information related to the updated Teacher Evaluation policy, and the Board of Education appreciates the committee that has worked across a couple of years to bring forward an aligned plan to the Instructional Framework.  Great teamwork!

As a Board Team, we’re reviewing policies that are up for 5-year or legal reference updates, and Dr. Sorenson will be working with educators and staff on any substantive changes or updates that may be needed.