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WC School Board Hears Enrollment Numbers Will Drop

At the Wednesday, January 16, 2019, regular board meeting of the West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Board of Education, Superintendent Markey presented the five-year enrollment projections. It is anticipated that enrollment will decline by approximately 44 students over the next five years.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 the West Central Elementary School cafeteria by Board President Jodi Arnold. All board members were present at roll call.

President Arnold led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Under Good News Items the following items were highlighted:

The agenda was approved as presented with no additions or deletions.

There were no comments from the public.

The board approved the Consent Agenda. Items approved under the Consent Agenda included the following:

Superintendent Markey presented to the board the District Vision, Mission, Beliefs, Strategies, and Goals that were developed based on the vision work and the November 3, 2018 Board Retreat discussion and data.

The board discussed the new instructional day guidelines and granted permission to schedule two additional SIP days in FY19. These two days will be February 28, 2019 and March 26, 2019. The board also granted permission for the administrative team to have discussions with staff about creative ways to utilize this flexibility in the future to achieve some of the district goals.

In other business the board:

The board entered closed session at 7:27 p.m. to discuss to discuss the following:

The board exited closed session at 8:09 p.m.

The board took the following action in regard to personnel:

The board approved the Resolution to release Closed Session minutes per Exhibits A and B.

The board was reminded that the next regularly scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary cafeteria.

There being no other business to come before the board, the board adjourned their meeting at 8:16 p.m.