Regular Open Meeting Brief – February 18, 2021
The entire meeting agenda can be viewed at: February 18, 2021 BOE Meeting
Program Evaluations for Migrant and Homeless Services were presented to the Board. No students attending Grandview C4 Schools have been identified as migrant in the past several years, however the district remains current on all rules and regulations regarding migrant students. Since the 2015-16 school year the district has served an average of 82 homeless students per year, although this year there are significantly fewer homeless students enrolled. District procedures are in compliance with state and federal standards. Transportation costs continue to be a concern. District liaisons work with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) staff as well as the KC Area Homeless Coalition to identify and develop strategies to streamline delivery, enhance community resources for homeless students and share ideas to contain transportation costs.
Strategic Plan Mid-Year Review
Administration reviewed progress toward goals in the Focus Areas of Student Success, Workplace Excellence, Resource Stewardship & Organizational Efficiency, Family and Community Involvement and Strategic Governance. Progress is determined by the percentage of action steps that are in progress or complete.
The Board approved contracts for new playground equipment and site work at Butcher-Greene Elementary School (BG). New playgrounds at all elementary schools were identified as a priority in order to update aging equipment and create equity among the schools, with BG being the first. The equipment includes play structures for younger and older students, spinners, riders, tunnels, group swings, friendship and group swings among other contemporary features.
Grandview C4 and Literacy KC have developed a partnership to offer English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) classes for members of our community. Literacy KC provides free adult education to people in the KC Metro area to gain skills necessary to obtain a job, promotion, HS diploma, and learn English proficiency to better their lives.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Report
The Board received the annual EEO report for calendar year 2020 which provides information regarding employment distribution by race and gender in job classifications. The district has 30% minority representation in the professional administrative staff and 63% of the administrative positions are held by women. The overall minority employment for Grandview C4 as of December 2020 is 171 individuals, a decrease from 2019. The minority student population is 82.43%.
Board of Education Recognition Week
The Missouri School Boards Association designated February 14-20, 2021 as Board of Education Recognition Week. PTA, teacher groups, and administrators recognized Board members with gifts and words of gratitude.