The school board of the Northshore School District (NSD) spent a long afternoon at district headquarters on May 28. The afternoon started with a board retreat where the performance of the Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, was evaluated for this school year. The Board agreed to have their comments regarding the superintendent’s performance public for the next year. The performance review will be voted on during the June board meeting. The board then evaluated their own performance and goals for the upcoming year.
Following the board retreat, a board study session focused on Goal 4 - innovation, creativity and critical thinking within the district. Information was shared on the programs throughout the district that foster innovation and creativity. Some of the programs highlighted were the elementary Math Olympiad, the middle school National History Day and the high school DECA program.
The board meeting started at 7 pm to deal with the business of the district. Dr. Reid indicated that the report from the Enrollment Demographics Task Force (EDTF) in regards to 2020-2021 school year boundaries and program placement should be available at the June 24 board meeting. The projected enrollment data is being evaluated and may impact the recommendations of the EDTF.
During the public comment section of the meeting, several people had budget suggestions they want the board to take into account when developing the budget for next year. The requests ranged from additional safety officers at the campuses to consistent training for staff in regards to students with dyslexia.
Dr. Reid provided an update on district safety and security. A report written by the Safe Schools Advisory Committee has been delivered to Dr. Reid with input regarding the current safety and security of the district. The report will be shared with the board soon. Dr. Reid reported that door locks are one of the top priorities of the district and work will continue on them in the next few months.