2023-24 Board Meeting Notes
Rather than have to navigate the details of our Agenda, the Board offers this monthly synopsis. While most issues should first be addressed with the classroom teacher, principal or appropriate department head, feel free to contact us with any feedback, or District related questions or concerns.
September 2023 Board Notes
A PDF version of the below notes can be accessed here.
Although school officially opened in August, the CV Board has addressed issues all summer to help administrators and faculty prepare for the 2023-24 school year. We reviewed student achievement issues, and approved new programs, updated curriculums, and a vast number of contracts that keep the District functioning and that support our many programs, both curricular and extracurricular.
Having said farewell to 12 retiring staff, we welcomed replacements with both new and experienced, quality educators from an impressive list of candidates interested in working at CV. Most notable among them is Dr. Daniel Hartman as our 7th superintendent. The Board has established a transition program and agreed to his annual goals. In addition to meeting the school staff and community, Dr. Hartman has identified those issues and programs he and the Board feel need updated or addressed. We are fortunate to work with someone sensitive to the needs of our students and the community. Watch for his posts at the Superintendent’s Corner.
VIA (Volunteers in Action) reported it is organized and working in each building, as is the BAA (Buckskin Activities Alliance), and our athletic and other extracurricular activities are in full swing. Your participation and support are always needed. It seems a new school year energizes everyone.
We have been monitoring the last work to be done on the Gerald G. Huesken Middle School in the hope of sponsoring an open house in November. Meanwhile, work renovating the old Middle School to replace Smoketown Elementary is over 70 percent completed and on schedule (both within budget).
We continue to address issues brought to us by staff and parents. Earlier in September, we were updated on a new ELA (English Language Arts) curriculum and reviewed a K-12 overview. We also received updates from IU13 (special education), Pre-K Counts (preschool program), and the CTC (Career and Technical Center). Along with CVVA (CV Virtual Academy), we continue to offer and explore alternative educational experiences to meet every student’s needs and goals.
Looking forward, October begins our planning for the 2023-24 budget. That process will begin even earlier if the PA primaries are moved. Consider contacting your state legislator and join us in advocating for addressing this unintended consequence the change would bring.
Our October meetings are on the 9 and 16. We invite you to join us in the Board Room or online. Our meetings are streamed on the website where our agendas are also posted.
- Idette Groff, President CV Board of School Directors
(Next time: information on Comprehensive Planning for the next 3 years, GGHMS Open House, budget development, Leola renovation, and more).