Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/22/2020 - 6:00 PM
Category: New Business
Type: Action
Subject: Consider approval of Additional OVAL Elementary Teaching Position
District Goals:
Objective #1: Student Engagement & Learning
Provide every student with a well rounded education that meets their learning needs in an appropriate, healthy and safe environment * Proficiency and Growth in ELA and Math * Behavior Incidents and Bullying
Objective #3: Student Engagement & Learning
Utilize evidence based interventions and support services to ensure every student graduates from high school prepared for their college and career plan. * Personalized Learning (CQI, Mental Health, ACP)
Objective #4: Student Engagement & Learning
Make progress on closing the achievement gap for all subgroups in English language arts, and mathematics so all students meet challenging academic standards. * Closing the Achievement Gap
Objective #6: Finance & Operations
Address ongoing financial challenges by re-examining system processes for efficiencies that can drive resources into our core purpose of student learning. * Fund Balance and Bond Rating * Balanced Budget * Efficient Operations
Enclosure: A memo explaining the rationale for a new elementary teaching position is attached.
File Attachment:
Memo for OVAL Elementary Position.pdf
Summary: Following the growth of 76 new students in Odyssey, the administration recommends hiring one additional full-time elementary teacher. This will be the fourth elementary teaching position for the school, and we are tentatively projecting a student: teacher ratio of 35:1.
Budgetary Impact: We anticipate that the additional position will cost approximately $75,000 from our Fund 10 budget. This new cost will be covered by new revenue. We intend to have a balanced budget for the 2020-21 school year.
Recommendation: Approval
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jonah Adams - Business Manager
Signed By:
Mary Whitrock (SUPT) - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member John Sperger Moved, Member Betsy Heffernan seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approval'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 8 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 8 - 0
Tom Stellmacher     Yes
David Scott     Yes
Andy Lyke     Yes
Gary Rodman     Yes
John Sperger     Yes
Josh Rieder     Yes
Nate Zimdars     Yes
Betsy Heffernan     Yes