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December 12, 2014

posted Jan 30, 2015, 4:58 AM by Suzanne WARDINI
December 2014 Board Meeting

The ISD Board of Trustees held its last meeting of the calendar year on Monday, December 8.

First look at the 2015-2016 ISD Budget
The main focus of the meeting was a discussion on the first drafts of the 2015-2016 ISD budget. Director Dr Alan Knobloch presented two draft budget scenarios based on assumptions agreed upon at the October Board meeting. Board members reviewed and discussed the various options. The purpose of the first “reading” of the budget is for Board members to provide school administration and the Board Finance Committee with feedback and directions to continue fine tuning numbers and budget lines. The finalized budget proposal will be presented to the Board in January.

2016-2017 school Calendar
Board members took a second look at the 2016-2017 whole school calendar. The calendar was adopted following this review. The 7 Nov Board news article in this Journal includes an overview of how the school calendar is set at ISD.

ISD Board Governance Agreement
The ISD Board Governance Agreement encompasses the principles, responsibilities, norms and procedures that all ISD Board members commit to abide by. Every year, at our annual retreat in August, Board Members collectively review and update the Governance Agreement. The Agreement is then formally amended and adopted at a regular Board meeting. On Monday, all Board members signed the Agreement, signifying our acceptance and agreement to conform to it. Please click HERE to read the 2014-2015 ISD Board Governance Agreement.

Full minutes of the 8 December meeting will be available to the ISD community following approval by the Board in January 2015.

As we break for the holidays, allow me to wish you, on behalf of the ISD Board, a very happy holiday season and a wonderful time with family and friends.

Vesna de la Borde
Chair, ISD Board of Trustees