February 19, 2019

Board Highlights: Feb. 19, 2019

The following is a brief recap of the Tues., Feb. 19, 2019, BPS101 Regular Board Meeting. View the agenda and all supporting documents from this meeting and minutes from previous meetings. View previous meetings on BATV.

Celebration: Early Childhood Center’s 10th Anniversary and Flag Dedication

Early Childhood Center Assistant Principal Jennifer Seaton showed Board Members the American flag that the EC recently received from the United States Army. The flag hung in the U.S. Army hospital in Kuwait where EC paraprofessional Ellen Shannon-Ball is currently stationed. The flag was displayed in Kuwait to honor the EC for supporting Mrs. Shannon-Ball while serving in the military. This special flag will soon be displayed at the EC to honor Mrs. Shannon-Ball!

Mrs. Seaton also shared that the Early Childhood Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary and presented this slideshow to showcase just how far the EC has come in serving the community since its inception. The EC is an outstanding (and growing!) resource for Batavia families with staff members who are best in class. For more information about the Early Childhood Center, which is located at Alice Gustafson Elementary school, visit https://ec.bps101.net.

Action: New Course Approval for 2019-20

The following four Batavia High School courses were approved by the Board of Education and will be available to students in the 2019-2020 school year: AP Computer Science, Integrated Reading and Writing, Interior Design II, and Fashion Design & Marketing II.

Action: Replacement of Heating and Cooling Control Systems

Board Members approved the replacement of heating and cooling system devices at Batavia High School, J.B. Nelson, Alice Gustafson, Hoover-Wood, and Grace McWayne Elementary Schools. The cost for this work was budgeted in the FY2020 Capital Projects Fund.

Action: Approval of Insurance Broker

Board Members approved the hiring of a second insurance broker, Group Alternatives Inc., to access data analytics and additional expertise and insight into the District’s medical insurance plans.

Upcoming Meetings

Regular Board Meeting
Tues., March 19, 7 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting
Tues., April 23, 7 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting
Tues., May 21, 7 p.m.

All meetings are open to the community and are located at the Rosalie Jones Administration Center, 335 W. Wilson St., Batavia.