You can also watch the videos here: (these will be linked when available)
- IP 4.2013 Family Life EducationREV5.15 (second reading)
- IP 4.700 Testing ProgramsREV5_15 (second reading)
- Revised IP 4.600 GradingREV5_15 (second reading)
- Revision of Policy FM 2.400 Revenues, Gifts and Bequests (second reading)
- Revision SP 6.411 Student Wellness (first reading)
- Final Fringe Benefit Policy Draft 6.19.17 with PLAN B
- Revision Policy SS 3.6001 Fringe Benefits (first reading)
- Revision Policy FM 2.805 Purchasing (first reading with waiver of second reading)
- Revision Policy FM 2.806 Bids and Quotations (first reading with waiver of second reading
- Revision Policy FM 2.808 Purchase Orders and Quotations (first reading with waiver of second reading
It is worth noting that the Fringe Benefit policy SS 3.6001 is the long awaited solution to the district’s OPEB dilemma. After three years of studying 13 different options, the board voted on a plan to provide post-retirement benefits to employees in a way that is financially sustainable. The “Plan B” that was adopted will eliminate a retiree’s paid $50,000 life insurance policy after age 65, but will allow the inclusion of a spouse on health insurance for those in Tier 2 (employees with 10-19 years of service). It was the option recommended by Superintendent Manuel because it provides a greater value to the employee, and will cost the district an estimated $830,000/year. The district plans to bring in financial advisors to meet with employees to assist them with retirement planning.
Also of note is the new policy for notification of rights. It provides clarification for a student’s right to information privacy, and the student’s right to inspect and correct records.
Help with MAPS
The lease for central office space was renewed for one year at a 2% increase (approximately $13,000/month). This renewal led to a discussion for plans to build a new central office building on the Broer-Schaeffer site along with the new elementary school. The superintendent recognized that the lease is expensive and asked the board to authorize A2H to begin design work on a new building at the school site. The estimated cost is $2.5 million, plus a 6% consulting fee to A2H. Superintendent Manuel recommends paying for the building out of the district’s reserve funds.
The New School
What about the 3G’s?
The next GMSD Board meeting is scheduled for August 21st.