School Board Report for Dec. 10

Dec 12, 2012

During its meeting on Dec. 10, the Mukilteo School Board did the following:

Recognized three students for their outstanding achievement. Honored were Wilsoni Vasukilakeba of Mariner High School, Jonathan Martinez of Picnic Point Elementary, and Dylan Najera of Horizon Elementary.

Elected school board officers for the next year. Judy Schwab was reelected to serve as board president and Mike Simmons was reelected to serve as the vice president.

Held a public hearing and passed a resolution to extend the school district’s 2012-13 budget to account for the money that will be collected through the Transportation Vehicle Fund levy that was approved by voters last month. About $1.5 million will be collected through the levy during the remainder of the school district’s current fiscal year, which ends on Aug. 31. The extension will increase the total appropriations in the school district’s 2012-13 Transportation Vehicle Fund budget and will allow the levy funds to be spent during the current school year.

Adopted the use of Kids at Work by Russell Freedman and Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson for fifth grade reading and of Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O’Dell for use in fourth grade reading and writing.

Approved a revision to Board Policy 2166 (Gifted and Talented Programs).

Heard staff reports about and discussed the following: a proposed revision to Board Policy 2245 (Alternative Learning Experience) and the process for developing the school district’s 2013-14 budget.

Additional details about agenda items can be found in the board packet information available at http://www.mukilteo.wednet.edu/board/BrdPacket/2012_13/12_12_10Packet/AGENDA121210.html.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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