C-OC Governing Board to meet on Tuesday

Science Fair awards will precede regular meeting

The regularly scheduled Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District Governing Board meeting Tuesday night will begin early, at 5:30. The meeting will start in the gymnasium at the district office at 1 N Willard ST.

The Science Fair winners will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Then the winners will receive their Science Fair awards.

Following the award ceremony, the meeting will move into the boardroom. The superintendent and board members will give reports updating the public on current events within the district.

The full agenda includes an item on a new evaluation form for teachers. During the past year, Superintendent Julie Larson has met with a special committee and an administrative council to develop new forms that better reflect the duties of classroom teachers. The teaching staff has given approval to the new form. This is an action item that the board may approve or not.

Another agenda item the board will decide whether to approve is an Absence Approval Request. School districts are allowed to apply to the Arizona Department of Education to have certain types of absences approved. If approved, the move will reduce the number of total absences and will increase the average daily membership of the district.

To be approved, the absences must be for any period of three or more consecutive days. The approved absences must result from widespread illness, bad weather or a concerted refusal to attend class. Students with chronic health conditions may be absent for only one or more days to qualify. The administration recommends that the board approve this measure.

A purchase item on the agenda is a recommendation by the administration for the board to approve buying new bleachers for the Cottonwood Middle School gymnasium at a cost of $108,965.

The administration also recommends acceptance of a $30,556 bid for concrete work on six areas of CMS, Tavasci Elementary and the district's transportation parking lot.

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