July 24, 2019

Board Highlights: July 23, 2019

The following is a brief recap of the Tues., July 23, 2019, BPS101 Regular Board Meeting. View the agendas and all supporting documents from this meeting and minutes from previous meetings. View previous meetings on BATV.

2019 Hall of Honor

Committee Report:  Jon Gaspar shared with the Board of Education and the public that the Hall of Honor event will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. Information on the 2019 Hall of Honor inductees and details on the event can be found here on the BPS101 website. Registration is now open.

New Hire

Ming Shelby was officially approved as the New Director of Curriculum.

Class of 2019 Report

Dr. JoAnne Smith & Dr. Brad Newkirk

  • Dual Credit- Great way for students to get a jump on college courses, while in high school. More students are taking advantage of this opportunity every year. For more info on the program, check out this news story from last year about it.
  • Seal of Biliteracy-27 seniors graduated last year with a state seal of biliteracy, Proficiency in English and a second foreign language. Here is a story about their successes.

2020 Tentative Budget

The 2020 tentative budget is now on public display. This tentative budget projects a $3m+ surplus. This is deceiving because we have a lot of moving parts at this time. Class size changes, personnel changes, and negotiations with the BEA still need to be rectified. The budget will be reviewed again in August, then approved in September. To follow the budget conversation, watch this page.

Board of Education Vacancy

Applications are still being accepted, through Tuesday, July 30. Interviews are scheduled for August 6th. Interviews are in closed session. Here is the link to the details.

Action: Approval of New Lunch Prices

BPS101 will be defending the 2018 Chili Cook Off title at the 2019 Chili Cook Off on July 27. Please come down and place your people’s choice award. Here are the details of the event.

Upcoming Meetings

Regular Board Meeting
Tues., Aug. 20, 7 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting
Tues., September 24, 7 p.m.

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