January School Board meeting summary

Posted January 23, 2017

The Plymouth School District Board of Education met at 7 p.m. Jan. 17, 2016 in the Plymouth High School Amphitheatre.

 

2017-18 School Year Calendar

The board approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which is very similar to the current calendar. School will begin after Labor Day weekend, on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Winter Break will run from Dec. 25 to 29 and Spring Break from March 26 to 30. Graduation will be Sunday, June 3, and the last day for students will be June 7. There again will be full-day staff professional development days on Fridays throughout the year.

Learn more: View or download a one-page summary of the 2017-18 school year calendar.

 

Pillars of Excellence strategic planning

Community Engagement Pillar:

  • The board heard a presentation from Community Ed & Rec Director Kathryn Murray about the second annual One Book, One Community book read coordinated by Community Education & Recreation and Plymouth Public Library. This year the project integrated the book into classrooms at Riverview Middle School.  This effort was supported by a grant from the Plymouth Education Foundation and donations from other groups. 

                                                                           
Learn more: Visit the Pillars of Excellence page to learn more about all four Pillars of Excellence.

 

Personnel

The board accepted the resignation of Colleen Machut, third-grade teacher at Fairview Elementary School, effective Jan. 3, 2017.

 

Donations

The board gratefully accepted the following donations:

  • $138.21 from the NEW Manufacturing Alliance for PHS student transportation.
  • $419.97 from Parkview PTK for student transportation.

 

Travel requests

The board approved the following travel requests:

  • Beau Biller, automotive teacher at Plymouth High School, to take students to the Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, Ill., to compete in the Top Tech Challenge on Feb. 16.  This request is consistent with board policy, and expenses will be paid for by the PHS Technology Education and Engineering Club.
  • Rommy Herrera, world language teacher at Plymouth High School, to take students to Costa Rica from March 22 to 31, 2018, for a culture and language emersion trip. This request is consistent with board policy, and expenses will be paid for by the students and their families.

 

Summary prepared by Jamie Piontkowski, district coordinator of community communications