Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Bogota Board of Education


  On Tuesday-17- November the Bogota Board of Education held their Regular meeting for November.  In his Superintendent Report Mr. Damian Kennedy announced that auditors report has declared that the District will have approximate a 2 million dollar surplus. About 30 % will be part of the 2021-22 district budget. About another  10% will be used for maintenance, with the rest being added to the CAP reserve. Superintendent Kennedy then talked about what the district plan could be to deal in the latest rise in positive covid-19 cases. He is considering that all school will go back to the all virtual leaning system starting after the Thanksgiving Holiday until Monday-18-January-2021.  As of now the Hybrid learning will continue at least until the Holiday break. Superintendent Kennedy also said that if the Board of Health finds that there is a bigger number of cases reported that the virtual learning may begin sooner. This would also allow for the Teacher to conduct their classes from home. 
  When the Trustees moved to the discussion of the agenda, all items were passed by mostly a unanimous decision. Some of the more noteworthy items 
that were passed are: 
-Accepting the donation of $1,000 to the Bogota High School Volleyball Program from Carly O’Sullivan BHS Class of  2014.  
-Accepting  the resignation of Ms. Jeanne Hall , Second Grade Teacher at Bixby School effective January 1, 2021, due to retirement.
-  The Approval of  professional services proposal from Solutions Architecture LLC for district-wide solar power purchase.
-The Approval of a contract with Window Film Depot for the installing  of  Security Window Film for all school buildings. The 75% of the cost will be submitted to COPS SVPP security grant.
- The Approval of the appointment of Brian O’Boyle as an Art Teacher at the Jr./Sr. High School, effective  January 4, 2021.
Addition information about the District reopening plans can be found at: Bogota School re-opening 2020 ;  Bogota hybridvirtual-parent-portal 
 Along with information in both English and   GUÍA DE USUARIO - Español  at
   The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Tuesday-15-December at 7:00p This would be a virtual meeting with information on how to view this meeting will follow. Updates and announcements from the Bogota Board of Education will be available at:

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