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May Board Meeting Highlights

Posted Date: 5/10/24 (4:00 PM)

May 7, 2024 Board Meeting | Highlights

Public Employee Appointment

The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Mrs. Michelle Brady as principal of Moffett Elementary School and Mr. Jeff Smith as principal of Sowers Middle School. Read the announcement by visiting the HBCSD Announces Moffett Elementary and Sowers Middle School Principals news release

Facilities Use Fees Presentation

The Facilities Use Fees Presentation highlighted the district's facility use fees, which have remained unchanged for nearly 13 years. In collaboration with Facilitron, the fees were evaluated to ensure they align with those of neighboring districts and municipal facilities, aiming to cover operational costs.

The presentation delivered by district staff and Facilitron outlined the outcomes of this fee analysis. In response, the Board expressed interest in further details and requested additional information to be provided at the June 18 meeting. This item will encompass proposed plans, including incremental fee adjustments tailored to accommodate specific facility cost increases. Furthermore, it will introduce a conceptual maintenance plan, specifically targeting field maintenance, to ensure the long-term upkeep of district facilities.

Technology Replacement Cycle

The Board approved agreements aligned with the technology replacement cycle for the District to procure technology. 

The District’s agreement with Dell Marketing L.P. provides a range of computer equipment at fair, competitive prices that are deemed suitable for the district's needs. The fiscal impact estimates annual expenditures of $50,000, with flexibility depending on district requirements and funding availability.

Additionally, the district is implementing Apple computer technology to align with its strategic educational goals. With the conclusion of previous technology investments through Measure Q funding, there's a need for a sustainable plan. Challenges include inconsistent display technology (space-board vs interactive flat panels), replacement cost, repair, connectivity, and reliability, which are addressed by transitioning from aging Chromebooks concluding their life cycle to Apple iPad. 

The tentative timeline for Apple iPad implementation under the Technology Replacement Cycle is: Seacliff and Smith (2024-2025), Eader and Peterson (2025-2026), Hawes and Sowers (2026-2027), Moffett and Dwyer (2027-2028). Staff will be provided professional development and technical support through a combination of Apple trainers, district TOSAs, and Technology Services staff. Apple Computer technology for students and teachers at Seacliff and Smith (2024-2025) will be funded from the Arts & Music block grant (AMIM), with future replacement cycles to be considered for financing options. Purchases at schools will be incorporated into the district's technology replacement cycle and budgeted accordingly.

Superintendent Dr. Winston's Message

HBCSD Celebrates the Staff Appreciation Week

This week, HBCSD recognized Staff Appreciation Week - I express my sincere gratitude to our incredible team of teachers, staff, and administrators. Their dedication significantly shapes our students' educational experiences and growth, creating a welcoming learning environment throughout our district.Rita Pierson, a lifelong educator, once said, "Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." I see this spirit in our staff as they interact with our students daily.

Whether teaching in a classroom, managing office duties, or ensuring school operations run smoothly, their contributions are essential. The kindness and care they provide help more than just student achievement; they nurture a community of respect and motivation.

This week, we celebrate our HBCSD team’s efforts in the face of challenges and their enthusiasm for their roles, which make our district what it is. They are the core of our educational community, and their impact will shape future generations.

Thank you to our entire school community for their collective efforts in making our staff feel valued and appreciated, not just this week but every day, your ongoing support creates a nurturing environment where students and staff thrive.

Save the Dates
  • May 21, 2024 | 6 pm | Board Meeting
    • Moffett Elementary School will present updates on the school's program. Additionally, staff and school recognitions will be presented.
  • May 30, 2024 | 6 pm | Elementary Schools Open House
  • June 6, 2024 | 3:30 pm | Retirement Reception
  • June 11, 2024 | 6 pm | Board Meeting
  • June 18, 2024 | 6 pm | Board Meeting
  • June 20, 2024 | 2:30 pm | Sowers Middle School Promotion
  • June 21, 2024 | 2 pm | Dwyer Middle School Promotion
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