• Heard about two Star Polishers. Nolan Rawson, a student at R.A. Long High School says Mrs. Burleson is his star polisher. Nolan said, “Mrs. Burleson really goes in depth about all of the things we are doing and tries to do it in a way that fits everybody’s needs.”
  • Julisa Moses, a student at Mark Morris High School says Mr. Perkins is her star polisher. Julisa said, “I remember the first day of freshman year coming in scared of being the only girl surrounded by so many guys with arms as big as me. Mr. Perkins didn’t push me as much as the others, but he pushed me to my limit. I was thankful for Mr. Perkins and the results instead of feeling I should’ve tried harder.”
  • Celebrated the Mark Morris boys state championship tennis doubles team: Gabe Slind and Ben Haukaas.
  • Listened to one citizen comment about babies born in our community addicted to drugs and the impact is it having on our schools.
  • Heard a preliminary 2019-20 budget update that included a report on projected revenues and expenditures in all funds.
  • Approved the capital facilities bond request at $119 million, which was a $4 million increase over the original price. The increase was due to the increased cost of foundation structural work needed for the soil types at the job sites and reflective of the increase cost of construction bids in the region. Because interest rates have dropped, the District’s bond counsel has indicated that the cost to taxpayers will virtually be the same, despite the increase in the bond price.
  • Approved Resolution 773 establishing the $119 million bond amount and ballot language.
  • Listened to a first reading on Procedure 3120 concerning enrollment and approved the changes.
  • Reviewed and adopted the 2019-20 board agenda calendar.
  • Heard various reports and updates from board subcommittees.