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Board of Education Meeting Summary - March 7, 2023

Mar. 8, 2023 -- At the monthly regular Board of Education meeting on March 7, Heights High student Jayla Scruggs shared happenings at the school, Fairfax Elementary School and Monticello Middle School students and educators presented information about special programming, and Chief Financial Officer Scott Gainer delivered his monthly “3 Things” report.

Awards & Recognitions

East United Church MLK Essay Contest Winners
Collette McDougal - 8th Grade, Roxboro Middle School
Violet Rogers - 8th Grade, Roxboro Middle School
Ray Shapiro - 8th Grade, Roxboro Middle School
D’Aryl Snead - 12th Grade, Heights High School

Attendance PSA Contest Winners
Aidan Rodney (Elementary Category)
Cordelia Bender (Middle School Category)
Heights High School TV Club (High School Category)
Skylah Gentry (Honorable Mention)

"Kelce Bowl" Teams
Heights High Staff
Kurtis Cummings
Joseph D'Amato
Vincent Elia
Derrick Fleming
Casey Graham
Deuanta Jackson
Michael Jones
Alisa Lawson-McKinnie
Keith Newman
Willie Newton
Norman Strickland
Gary Wroblewski

Heights High Students
Resse Gosselin
Cameron Graves
Henry Hunziker
Michael Jacobson
Chana Neiman

Heights Schools Foundation
Laura Schwartz Loebl
Wesley Williams

T-Shirt Volunteers
Malia Lewis
Maren Shriver
Meryl Smyth '79

Vivian Gatta
Anjali Rosedale

Fairfax Staff & PTA

HSF Board of Trustees
Susan Carver
Rachael Collyer
Krissy Gallagher
Steve Haynie
Dan Heintz
Tim Jones
Kathy Joseph
Jennifer Kelly
Elizabeth Kirby
Hank Kornblut
Meghan McMahon
Scott Pennyman
Shanice Settle
Peter Shriver
Margaret Rothchild Slesnick
Jennifer Thomas
Kelly Thomas

Tiger Team Members of the Month (February)
Board Of Education/Bus Depot/Millikin: Vivian Gatta
Boulevard Elementary School: Kate Regas
Canterbury Elementary School: Melissa Garcar
Delisle Options Center/IT/TVA: Tony Slepko
Fairfax Elementary School: Melissa Wymer, Laverne Jones
Gearity PD School: Roberta Blakeslee-Compton
Heights High School: Mike Jones
Monticello Middle School: Lakesha Taylor
Noble Elementary School: Mariah Watts
Oxford Elementary School: Mariah Lightfoot
Roxboro Elementary School: Jennifer Thomas
Roxboro Middle School: Keith Vance

Their nominations can be read here.

Meeting Overview
  • Heights High School freshman Jayla Scruggs delivered the Superintendent’s Student Cadre Report, sharing updates on Heights High news and personal reflections on the school year.
  • During each Regular Board of Education meeting, representatives from a CH-UH school share points of pride in the Monthly School Spotlight. For March, Fairfax Elementary School gave a wrapup of their recent Cabaret program, and Monticello Middle School presented on the school’s Robotics class and their IB service learning project.
  • Director of Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Christy Bauer and Instructional Specialist Karen Heinsbergen presented recommendations to the Board for the adoption of new K-12 ELA/English curricular materials.
  • Superintendent Kirby shared updates on the past month’s work within the five goals of the District’s Strategic Plan.
  • Chief Financial Officer Scott Gainer delivered his “3 Things” report, a monthly initiative to educate stakeholders on school funding. The 3 Things for March were:
    • The Auditor of State Award With Distinction
    • Independent Public Accounting
    • Rollback
The full meeting video can be found here.

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