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October Board Meeting Agenda

September 28, 2017--Greetings from the ISD Board of Trustees. Our next Board meeting will be held on Thursday 5 October at 6.00 pm (refreshments served from 5.30 pm) in the Admin Conference Room. Parents of current students and faculty are welcome to attend as observers.

This month, the Board will be looking at some proposed changes to wording of the School Policy. The proposed changes will be posted after the meeting until the November Board meeting for consideration and comment by parents and faculty, before the Board votes on whether or not to adopt them.

Our agenda for the meeting is as follows:

I. Articulation of ISD’s Guiding Statements

II. Public comment (6:00 pm – 6:05 pm) Opportunity for non-Board member to address Board if requested prior to the meeting.

III. Consent Agenda (6:05 pm – 6:15 pm) A. Minutes approval - September 2017 B. School Reports (Director and Principals) C. Committee Reports and ToR (B&G, Finance, G&D and Policy)

IV. Educational Program Update (6:15 pm – 6:35 pm) Middle Years Program (Lorne Bird; 20 mins)

V. Reports by representatives (6:35 pm – 6:40 pm) A. US Ambassador’s Representative (Eric Davis) B. Faculty Representative (Catharina Gress-Wright)

VI. Discussion Items (6:40 pm – 7:30 pm) (Trustees, Director and assigned presenters; total 50 mins) C. Financial Report on Last Fiscal Year (Alan Knobloch; 20 mins) D. 2018–2019 Budget: Key assumptions, limits and scenarios (Alan Knobloch; 15 mins) E. Policy Changes – First Reading (Jennifer Davis; 15 mins) Proposed changes and/or additions to: 1. Policy 5120 - Fiscal Year 2. Policy Crisis Management Plan (New Policy) 3. Policy 5610.7 - Loans to Staff 4. Policy 3013 and 3014 - Tutoring

VII. Decision Items (7.30 pm – 7.35 pm) A. Adoption of Board Governance Agreement

VIII. Meeting evaluation (7:35 pm – 7:40 pm)

IX. Schedule for next meetings; planning reminders (7:40– 7:45 pm) Committee meetings, schedule for next month

As always, you are welcome to contact the Board via our email address:

And let’s not forget that as well as being the date for our next Board meeting, 5 October is the UNESCO International World Teacher’s Day! A big THANK YOU to all our ISD teachers who nurture our students here at ISD.

Kind regards,

Louisa Gibbs Chair, ISD Board of Trustees

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