Governing Board Brief - May 7, 2019
Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board Brief - May 7, 2019
Posted on 05/07/2019
Governing Board Brief - May 7, 2019The Governing Board met for a Work Study and Brief Board Meeting Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.

The meeting began with item 2.01 ASBA Proposed 2020 Political Agenda. The Board discussed.

The meeting continued with item 2.02 M&O Override & Bond Presentation and Discussion about a November 2019 Ballot Initiative. Dr. Shane McCord highlighted that this topic has been discussed at a number of recent Board retreats prior to today’s presentation and discussion. Ms. Bonnie Betz, Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Jim Giel, Bond Counsel with Gust Rosenfeld, Ms. Megan Burk and Mr. Bill Davis, Financial Advisors with Piper Jaffray & Co., were all present to answer questions, as were Mr. Albert Dutchover, Director of Operations, and Mr. Jon Castelhano, Executive Director of Technology.


The Work Study was adjourned at 8:10 pm.


The Brief Board Meeting was then called to order at 8:15 pm.

Dr. Shane McCord, Superintendent read a Proclamation recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10 2019, which was adopted by the Board.


Dr. Shane McCord, Superintendent then read a Proclamation announcing National School Nurse Day, May 8, 2019, which was adopted by the Board. Dr. Shane McCord recognized Ms. Lori Miller, Director of Health Services, who is retiring this year after 21 years of service to Gilbert Public Schools.


A call for public hearing pursuant to A.R.S. 15-905 followed.

Ms. Bonnie Betz, Assistant Superintendent presented the 2018-2019 Revised #2 Budget and 3rd Quarter Financial Report. 5.02 - Request to speak regarding the 2018-2019 Revised Budget followed, there were no requests to speak.

The Public Hearing was then adjourned. Requests to speak to the Governing Board followed. There were no requests.


The Consent Agenda was approved with 4-0 vote.
7.01 Approval of Consent Agenda Items
7.02 Certified Personnel
7.03 Approval of Out of State Travel for Staff
7.04 Approval of Overnight and/or Out-of-State Travel


The following Action Items were each approved with 4-0 votes.
8.01 Approval of Professional Development Half Days for 2019-2020
8.02 Approval of 2018-2019 Revised #2 Budget
8.03 To Consider, Discuss, Amend if Desired, and, if Deemed Advisable, to Adopt a Resolution Ordering and Calling a Special Budget 15% Override Election to be Held in and for the District and Declaring the Deadline for Submitting Arguments "For" and "Against" the Election to the Maricopa County School Superintendent as August 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
8.04 To Consider, Discuss, Amend if Desired, and, if Deemed Advisable, To Adopt a Resolution Ordering and Calling a Special $100 million Bond Election to be Held in and for the District and Authorizing the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services to Comply with Certain Sections of the Internal Revenue Code.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm.
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