November 9, 2006 Workshop - Special Meeting
Call to Order
Minutes: Present: Carol Vallencourt, District No. 1; Carol Studdard, District No. 2; Wayne Bolla, District No. 4; and Lisa Graham, District No. 5. Charles Van Zant, District No. 3, participated by video conference from Kuwait due to military deployment. Superintendent David Owens was also in attendance at the meeting.
2. Discussion on Initiatives that the School Board requested additional information from the October 17, 2006 Workshop
No discussion on this item. See Minutes below.
3. Discussion and Direction on School Concurrency
Attachment: Class utilization.xls
Attachment: LOS Clay Schools.xls
Attachment: How much is enough.ppt
Minutes: Superintendent Owens addressed the Board regarding the state mandate for school concurrency by May 2008, and our problems creating a feasible plan due to misinformation and differing interpretations of the law. Six school districts were selected by the state as pilots for the school concurrency plan and Mr. Owens recommended that Clay County relax its efforts and give the pilot districts a chance to work out these uncertainties. Clay County's biggest problems stem from a lack of adequate funding. Superintendent Owens recommended, and there was consensus among the Board, to further discuss pursuing a half-cent sales tax campaign at the November 21st meeting. (Note for the record: The Attachments entitled "Class utilization, LOS Clay Schools, How much is enough," were developed by Board Member Wayne Bolla and do not reflect information verified by school district staff.)
School Board's Requests
4. The meeting adjourned at 7:13 p.m.