School Board Report for Jan. 28

Jan 29, 2013

During its meeting on Jan. 28, the Mukilteo School Board did the following:

Recognized the winners of the Lighthouse Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a school district employee. The winner among certificated employees for the first semester was Julie Russell, an English teacher at Kamiak High School, while the winner among classified employees was Jeff Donley, the school district’s director of technology.

Approved an interlocal agreement with Northwest Educational Service District 189 to provide basic education services to juveniles confined in Snohomish County’s Denney Juvenile Detention Center. The funding for the program is shared among all of the school districts within Snohomish County.

Approved revisions to Board Policy 2111 (Instruction in Basic Skills and Work Skills), Board Policy 2120 (Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials), Board Policy 2130 (Program Evaluation), and Board Policy 2173 (Education of Students with Disabilities).

Heard staff reports about and discussed the following: the aerospace manufacturing technology class being offered by the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center, a proposed revision to Board Policy 8120 (Safety), and an update on preparations for the school district’s 2013-14 operating budget.

During a board dialogue session held at Harbour Pointe Middle School before the general business meeting, school board members heard a presentation about the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Students talked about their experiences with community service and character education through learner profiles and staff members discussed how IB principles are incorporated into professional development and course content.

Additional details about agenda items can be found in the board packet information available at http://www.mukilteo.wednet.edu/board/BrdPacket/2012_13/13_01_28Packet/AGENDA130128.html.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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