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December 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the KFCS Board of Education

Agenda
1. PRELIMINARY BUSINESS
1.1. Call to Order 
Presenter:  Dr. Mychal Amos, Chair
1.2. Roll Call
Presenter:  Dr. Mychal Amos, Chair
1.3. Public Welcome
Presenter:  Dr. Mychal Amos, Chair
Description:  The board welcomes you to its monthly meeting.  Public input is welcome and encouraged during the Public Comment segment of this meeting. All those wishing to address the board have previously submitted their comments which have been added into the official record.  
1.4. Public Comment
1.5. Superintendent's Comments
Presenter:  Dr. Paul Hillyer, Superintendent
1.6. Gifts to the District
Presenter:  Dr. Mychal Amos, Chair
Description: 
NARRATIVE

BACKGROUND
The following individuals, businesses, and organizations have made donations to the district.

Brian Sherrill, Greg Sherill and Leslie Wilkerson donated $150 in Human Bean cards for the Klamath Learning Center senior gift bags.

Jan Leavitt donated $150 in McDonald's gift cards for the Klamath Learning Center senior gift bags.

Tom Collier donated more than 200 high quality stuffed animals that were dispersed among Pelican, Roosevelt, Mills, Conger, River Academy and Early Childhood Education.

The Healthy Klamath Coalition donated 2,800 district-branded water bottles to the district for distribution to each student. These bottles will help reduce the spread of germs at school under COVID-19 safety and health protocols.

The "Play Me Ukulele Project" allows 5th-grade students to have a ukulele at home and to participate in a ukulele elective.  Kendal Bell donated $50 to this project.  Additionally, other donors made donations through the "Donor's Give Donations" platform totaling $1,000.
2. CONSENT AGENDA
2.1. Approval of December 14, 2020 General Board Meeting Agenda
Presenter:  Dr. Mychal Amos, Chair
2.2. Approval of November 9, 2020 General Board Meeting Minutes
Presenter:  Dr. Mychal Amos, Chair
Attachments: (1)
3. REPORTS
3.1. Conger Elementary Annual Board Presentation
Presenter:  Julie Bainbridge, Principal
Description: 
NARRATIVE

BACKGROUND
Current happenings and reports from Conger Elementary School.
3.2. Monthly Financial Report
Presenter:  Jeanne Morgan, Business Manager
Description: 
NARRATIVE
 
BACKGROUND
A 2020-2021 revenue and expenditure summary report/projection that includes transactions through November 30, 2020, is attached. Please note there is still a PROJECTED beginning balance for the 2020-21 fiscal year; this figure will be updated to the actual audited amount after the 2019-2020 audit is complete. We anticipate this will occur in early December.
Attachments: (2)
3.3. Superintendent Search Report
Presenter:  Max McGee and Valerie Pitts of HYA
Description: 
NARRATIVE
 
BACKGROUND
A presentation of the Leadership Profile for the superintendent search based on the data results from submitted surveys, two community forums, 15 focus groups, and 17 individual interviews.
Attachments: (1)
4. NEW BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
4.1. Approval of the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar
Presenter:  Renee Clark, Director of Human Resources
Description: 
NARRATIVE
 
BACKGROUND
Presentation of the proposed 2021-2022 school year calendar by the calendar committee.  The committee is submitting two proposals.

The first and preferred proposal moves the spring conferences to April 13th & 14th.  The committee feels that holding conferences in February would be much too soon in the semester for teachers to have enough time to know the students, as those dates come after only the first week of the semester.  Seniors have been taken into consideration and will be working through any issues with their counselors.

The second proposal is submitted with spring conferences on February 9th-10th.
Recommended Motion(s):  The Board of Education recommends the 2021-2022 school year calendar with the April 13th & 14th conferences dates be approved as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  The Board of Education recommends the 2021-2022 school year calendar with the February 9th & 10th conferences dates be approved as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (2)
4.2. Approval of Student Handbooks & Code of Conduct
Presenter:  Renee Clark, Director of Human Resources
Description: 
NARRATIVE
 
BACKGROUND
Presentation and approval of the 2020-2021 elementary, middle school and high school handbooks, and the district Code of Conduct.
Recommended Motion(s):  I move that the Board of Education approve the 2020-2021 student handbooks and code of conduct as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
4.3. First Reading of New and Revised Policies
Presenter:  Dr. Paul Hillyer, Superintendent
Description: 
NARRATIVE
 
BACKGROUND
The following new and/or revised policies and administrative regulations are required or highly recommended by OSBA
 
IJ - School Counseling Program:  New legislation adopted in 2019 revised to say that school districts shall provide a "comprehensive school counseling program supporting students’ academic, career, and personal and social development" and their development of "sense of community involvement" (ORS 329.603). The new law (now published as ORS 329.603) states this program may be designed, delivered or implemented by qualified persons in accordance with law. In response, the Oregon Department of Education updated associated rules which are now reflected, along with new statute, in the recommended updates to the policy and administrative regulation listed below.
JB - Equal Educational Opportunity:  Several changes in the presented model sample result from the recent comprehensive changes and updates to model policy GBN/JBA - Sexual Harassment, and an effort to remove duplicate language found in Sexual Harassment from policy JB - Equal Educational Opportunity.
The addition of policy language that references an ‘Equal Educational Opportunity Plan’, while is new model policy language, is not new rule language and comes from OAR 581-021-0046.
JFCM - Threats of Violence:  The updates are reflective of review of statute to better align with language and application of a new equity lens.
LBE - Public Charter Schools:  The ability of a public charter schools to allow weighted lottery for historically underserved students in admissions by Senate Bill 820 (2015) expired with the 2020-2021 school year. The associated language has been removed from the new version
 
Recommended Motion(s):  I move that the Board of Education approve the new and revised policies as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  I move that the Board of Education move the new and revised policies to the January 2021 meeting for a second reading. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (4)
5. OLD BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
5.1. Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
Description:  NARRATIVE


BACKGROUND

On September 17, 2020, the Oregon State Board of Education adopted temporary Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 581-022-2312 - All Students Belong. This rule took effect the following day and takes an unprecedented step to protect some of our schools’ most marginalized students, as well as staff and others. As an OAR Chapter 581 Division 22 requirement, districts, ESDs and public charter schools will be required to verify that they are in compliance.

This rule requires that districts, ESDs, public charter schools and others receiving state funding for education adopt a policy prohibiting symbols of hate and addressing bias incidents by January 1, 2021.

This rule prohibits the "use or display" of symbols of hate, including the noose, swastika, and confederate flag. The policy that you adopt must reflect this prohibition. 

The rule also defines a "bias incident" and requires related procedures and requirements. Because these requirements are unique to bias incidents, we have created a separate complaint procedure. 

ACB All Students Belong:  Policy prohibiting symbols of hate and addressing bias incidents.

ACB-AR (Administrative Regulation):  Complaint procedure process for policy ACB All Students Belong.

Recommended Motion(s):  I move that the Board of Education approve the new and revised policies as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (2)
6. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
7. CLOSING COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
8. ADJOURNMENT
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