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Northshore School District School Board seeks technology plan and approves purchase of potential high school space

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The Northshore School District (NSD) School Board has requested that Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid  come back to them with a more detailed technology plan for the district.  At the March 11 school board meeting, Dr. Reid was evaluated on her performance in implementing the technology strategy goal and found to be non-compliant by the board in a four to one vote.  A corrective plan was requested. 
 
As per board policy, “The Superintendent’s performance will be systematically and rigorously monitored against two expectations:  reasonable progress towards accomplishing the Board Goal policies, and organizational operation within the boundaries of the Board’s Superintendent Parameters.”
 
The technology strategic goal is written as:
 
Provide a comprehensive, forward-thinking, data-driven instructional technology plan
 
Provide a comprehensive program evaluation system of the instructional technology plan and outcomes
 
Provide comprehensive and robust managerial technology systems that provide for the collection of reliable, relevant and valid data to inform decision making, direct school and instructional improvement planning, and address the
needs of students, staff and community.
 
Provide equitable access to technological curriculum and devices across the district
 
Provide for a safe and secure computing environment for students and staff
 
The board found the superintendent only in compliance for 2 of the 5 bullets. Board President,Sandy Hayes, expressed concern that the data driven instructional plan is not in place.  There will be a board study session later this school year to discuss the plan for compliance with the policy.  The board would like details in the reports.  A corrective plan should be presented in May.
 
Later in the meeting, the board had the first reading of a proposed purchase agreement for office space to be used for potential high school classrooms.  The 5.92 acre site is located in the Canyon Park Business Center at 2020 224th St. SE, Bothell Washington and the purchase price is $18,265,500.  NSD is predicting that the high school population may increase by up to 2,000 students and additional classroom space may be needed.  There will be a second reading regarding the purchase at the March 25 board meeting. A decision regarding the purchase must be made by March 27. 
 

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