Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bridgeport School Board Meeting January 11th, 2016

On the agenda:
- Moment Of Silence for Tom Kelly and Michael Gall begins at 0:39
- Unfinished Business and/or Agenda Adjustments begins at 2:05
- Election Of School Board Positions begins at 3:09
- Set Date And Time For 2016 Board Meetings begins at 22:20
- Approval Of Annual Compensation For Board Members begins at 23:16
- Appointment Of Delegates begins at 26:47
- Approval Of Consent Agenda Items begins at 38:35
- Appointment Of Auditor begins at 45:30
- Discussion Of Marvin Morris School Board Scholarship begins at 46:34
- Accept The Agenda As Amended begins at 52:20
- Approval Of Check Register, Minutes, Personnel Report begins at 53:39
- Legal Counsel Discussion begins at 1:01:05
- Discussion Of Board Members Retreat begins at 1:07:07
- Board And Superintendent Comments begin at 1:09:06
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Pat Nelson is the new School Board President, Robert Lange is the new School Board Vice President, Tedi Morris is the new School Board Secretary, Larry Long is again the School Board Treasurer.  Finally Carol Selby is now called Superintendent Selby!  Mr. Lagalo is the new Bridgeport High School Principal.  Congratulations to all of them!!

The meeting started with a moment for silence for Tom Kelly and Michael Gall.  There was another member of the Bridgeport Schools community that also passed away recently, Tammy Crandall.  My condolences to their families and friends.  I have heard many wonderful things about these people and what a loss it is for the Bridgeport community. 

The meeting was over one hour long with a lot of business details and discussion.  They did set the dates and time for the 2016 board meetings, it will be the second Monday of the month at 6pm.  If they post a calendar like they did for 2015 I will share that here on the blog and Facebook.  They approved the annual compensation for the school board members.  I really have no problem with them receiving $20 per meeting with a limit of $600 per year, but I was impressed with what Tedi Morris said about it.  The money doesn't mean anything to her but serving is priceless. 

There was a lot of good discussion during the meeting and Superintendent Selby's comments at the end are usually full of good information.  If you really want to get to know your school board members, listen to what they say.  Attending the meetings is a great way to learn about the members and everything that is going on.  If you can't attend then at least listen to the full meeting here on the videos.  There will be an election coming in May and hopefully people will take the time to get to know all candidates and make informed decisions.

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