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Highlights

Director of Facilities & Operations Jack McLeod asked the board to accept the following requests:

  • The Interlake High School Chiller Replacement project, as constructed by Holmberg Mechanical, as 100 percent complete. All work is finalized and inspected in accordance with the contract documents. The board approved the request.
  • Change Order No. 3 for the Stevenson Elementary rebuild project in the additive amount of $127,860.00 for construction modifications bringing the total contract amount to $41,597,711.00. The board approved the change order.
  • The termination of an existing City of Bellevue Sanitary Sewer Easement and the granting of a new Easement Agreement with the City of Bellevue. The Easement Agreement provides water utility services at the Stevenson Elementary School project site, allows for sidewalk and man hole construction, and allows the City of Bellevue to construct, operate, maintain, repair, and/or replace water utility lines. The board approved the requests.

Superintendent Duran discussed the Organizational Health Survey that is currently being conducted in the district by OH Consulting. The purpose of assessing the organizational health of the district is to improve overall productivity. Central office departments and school sites have participated in the process for the past six years. Some central office departments and school sites are participating this year in a scaled-back survey process. The survey results will come back to the district in January and will be reviewed by the executive directors of schools.

Western Demographics, Inc. analyst Shannon Bingham presented a Demographics and Facilities Needs Report for 2018-2025 to the board. This report guides the board and district administration in planning for growth and change. Deputy Superintendent for Finance & Operations Melissa deVita provided background for the discussion.

Superintendent Duran introduced presentations and a discussion with the board about the One-Year Plan, which focuses on equity and inclusion.

Deputy Superintendent Eva Collins presented on key strategies in the one-year plan including creating effective Equity and Inclusion (EI) teams at every school and providing inclusive academic and behavior instruction through multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS).

SWIFT Project Manager Melanie McGee presented information about the Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) aimed at improving achievement and opportunity gaps, and the Fidelity Integrity Assessment (FIA) used to measure the success of the framework. The goal is to effectively serve all students, particularly those marginalized.

Executive Directors of Schools Patty Siegwarth and John Harrison discussed steps taken by the district’s instructional team to implement and assess equity and inclusion.

Sammamish High School Principal Scott Powers presented the district’s work on equity and inclusion as a learning process that varies from school to school and requires a shift in thinking for staff, teachers, students, and the community.