Board of Education Meeting: August 20, 2019

Board of Education Meeting Recap - August 20, 2019

Click here to watch the archived live stream video from the August 20, 2019 Board of Education meeting. 

Board Presentations

Who Are Our Students

Dr. Tammy Cardona and Dr. Randy Gilman gave this video presentation to the Board of Education to share important data points about Fox C-6 students with the Board of Education and the community. Among other details, this presentation outlined a 5% increase in  high school graduation since 2011 and that 792 students have taken Advanced Placement exams. Click here to view their full presentation. 

School Presentation: Meramec Heights Elementary

Dr. Dustin Bain, principal of Meramec Heights Elementary gave the Board of Education an update on Meramac Heights Elementary. Dr. Bain, along with 4th grade student Grace Coleman and Meramec parent Russ Been, shared the mission of Meramec Heights as Champions of Achievement and Character. Dr. Bain thanked the Meramec Heights families for their amazing support of their students and the school. Click here for the full report.

School Presentation: George Guffey Elementary

Mrs. Jackie Waller, principal of George Guffey Elementary, along with Guffey  students Jaxon Voss and Jillian Vescovo gave the Board of Education and community an update on the mission and vision for learning and community building at Guffey Elementary. Mrs. Waller shared the Guffey Core Values of Success, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect, and Service and how those values help guide the decision making at Guffey Elementary. Additionally, Mrs. Waller discussed Guffey Bunches, cross-grade level groups that meet regularly with an assigned staff member to foster community and allow students to build relationships with students and staff members they may not interact with on a regular basis. Click here for the full report. 

Staff Survey Results

JP Prezzavetno, Communication and Instructional Technology Coordinator, presented the Board of Education with results from a July 2019 staff-wide culture and climate survey. This survey was used to collect baseline data on the culture and climate of schools in the Fox School District.  840 staff members, 49% of the Fox C-6 staff, shared their feedback on this survey. Click here to view the full report.

Capital Improvement Projects

The Board of Education carried a discussion around the much-needed capital improvement projects around the district. Capital Improvement upgrades include safety and security projects, among others. Click here for more information. 

Board Approvals

Donations to the School District

The Board of Education approved the acceptance of three donations to the Fox School District. $500 was donated to the Meramec Heights Elementary archery team by Stephanie Sanders. $1,000 was donated to the Sherwood Elementary Art Department by the Walmart Foundation. Furniture for the Seckman High School library was donated by Carole House Furniture/Brook Dubman, Weekends Only Furniture, and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital. Click here for the full approval. 

Professional Development Approval

The Board of Education approved the purchase of 55 hours of professional development for elementary math teachers to support the work of the elementary math curriculum writing team. Click here for the full approval. 

Textbook Approvals

The Board of Education approved the purchase of 298 hard copy textbooks and 702 six-year licenses digital access textbooks for 9th grade Earth and Physical Science and AP Geography. Click here and here for the full approvals. 

Software License Approval

The Board of Education approved the purchase of software licenses for myON Reader, a database of over 7,000 leveled books for elementary schools. The Board of Education also approved the purchase of software licenses for STAR and AR, reading assessment and goal setting tools utilized in elementary classrooms. Click here for the full approval. 

Board Policy Adoption/Revision 

The Board of Education accepted three board policy revisions for a first reading. These policy revisions will be reviewed and voted on for adoption at the September 17, 2019 Board of Education meeting. Click here for more information

BOE Recap 8.20.19