HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
OF THE MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS CURRICULUM SERVICES CENTER
BUILDING 2
549 N. Stapley, Mesa, AZ

 EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. An executive session was held pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03.A.4, Discussion with Legal Counsel to Consider its Position and Instruct Legal Counsel Regarding a Notice of Claim.

REGULAR MEETING

1. Review of Agenda Items
The Board briefly reviewed the agenda.

2. Review of Governing Board Calendar
The Board briefly reviewed its calendar through October 2016. Dr. Cowan noted that the first meeting in October is scheduled for October Break. He suggested that the October 11, 2016, meeting be canceled. 

3.  Updates from Board Members/Superintendents
Dr. Cowan reported that the construction at Westwood High School is progressing nicely. Dobson High School has been cleaned, ceilings and lights have been installed, and the WiFi has been completed. Technology devices have been deployed at Dobson High School. Red Mountain High School will be deploying devices shortly. Mesa and Mountain View high schools will be the last two high schools to receive technology devices.

Dr. Cowan stated that the District is ready for the possible storm and flooding that is projected for the first day of school. 

4.  Minutes
On the motion of Mrs. Richardson, the Board approved the minutes of a regular meeting held on June 14, 2016. Mr. Nichols and Mr. Smith abstained from voting as they were not present at the meeting.

On the motion of Mrs. Richardson, the Board approved the minutes of a regular meeting held on June 28, 2016. Mr. Smith and Dr. Whiting abstained from voting as they were not present at the meeting.

On the motion of Mr. Smith, the Board approved the minutes of a public hearing held on July 12, 2016. Mrs. Richardson abstained from voting as she was not present at the meeting.

On the motion of Mr. Smith, the Board approved the minutes of a regular meeting held on July 12, 2016. Mrs. Richardson abstained from voting as she was not present at the meeting. 

On the motion of Dr. Whiting, the Board unanimously approved minutes of a regular meeting held on July 26, 2016. Mrs. Richardson abstained from voting as she was not present at the meeting. 

5. Personnel Requests
On the motion of Dr. Whiting, the Board approved the certificated and classified personnel requests, including an addendum. Mr. Peterson abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.

6. Consent Agenda
On the motion of Mr. Smith, the Board unanimously approved the consent agenda according to the recommended action for each item.

7. Resolution Naming the Mountain View High School Football Field
On the motion of Mrs. Richardson, the Board unanimously approved a resolution naming the Mountain View High School football field in honor of Jesse Parker.

8. Second Hearings
A second hearing was held on Governing Board Policy GCBA – Professional Staff Compensation.

Dr. Holmes reviewed changes to this policy.

On the motion of Dr. Whiting, the Board unanimously approved Policy GCBA – Professional Staff Compensation.

A second hearing was held on Governing Board Policy GDK – Support Staff Workday.

Dr. Holmes reviewed changes to this policy.

On the motion of Dr. Whiting, the Board unanimously approved Policy GDK – Support Workday. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.