Background: Report on WDT community library, which is a collaborative partnership with Pennington County and Rapid City Public Libraries
Agenda Item 6.0 - Dr. Paul Turman, BOR
Subject: Board of Regents Report
Agenda Item 7.0 - Becky Nelson, DOE
Subject: CPR Update 8
Background: Report on implementation of 2014 Senate Bill 145 requires the Department to inform school districts of qualified CPR resources and training and survey districts on the instruction and use of CPR and automated external defibrillators. An update will be provided on the Department’s progress.
Agenda Item 8.0
Subject: Public Hearing Rules – Article 24:10 (career and technical education) and section 24:15:03:08 (school library/media endorsement programs).
Background: The Director of the Division of Finance and Management serves as the designee for receiving monthly statements for each SDHEFA Vocational Education Program account and provides a standing report to the Board of Education at each regularly scheduled meeting.
Agenda Item 10 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Subject: Technical Institute 10-Day Enrollment
Background: The 10-day enrollment report shares student enrollments in each technical institute program and across the system.
Agenda Item 11 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Subject: Update on College and Career Readiness Efforts
Background: One of the department’s goals is that all students graduate ready for postsecondary education and the workforce. The update will focus on the following: 1) promotional efforts around college and career readiness; 2) career readiness coursework; 3) Advanced placement; 4) the Governor’s reduced-rate dual credit program and 5) the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
Background: The 2013 legislature passed House Bill 1098, authorizing and approving the issuance of additional bonds, notes, or other obligations in a principal amount not to exceed eighteen million five hundred thousand dollars for a lease purchase agreement with the Western Dakota Technical Institute to finance acquisition, construction, and other costs associated with various programs. Approval is requested from the Board for WDT’s bonding proposal.
Background: The 2013 legislature passed House Bill 1098: “Section 5. The issuance by the Health and Educational Facilities Authority of additional bonds, notes, or other obligations in a principal amount not to exceed twenty million dollars for a lease purchase agreement with the Southeast Technical Institute to finance the acquisition, construction, and other costs associated with a transportation technology center to house various technical programs, including diesel, auto, and auto body collision programs and other facility improvements necessary for other programs is hereby authorized and approved.”
Agenda Item 14 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Subject: Lake Area Technical Institute Equipment Fund Request
Background: During the 2014 SD Legislative Session, HB1142 was passed. The bill established an equipment fund for the postsecondary technical institutes, and $1.5 million was transferred to the fund from the release of the postsecondary technical institutes facilities fund. Equipment purchases must be based upon priorities established by each postsecondary technical institute, approved by each postsecondary technical institute’s governing body and the Board. Approval is being requested from the Board for LATI’s bonding proposal.
Agenda Item 15 - Abby Javurek-Humig, DOE
Subject: First Reading – proposed Principal Evaluation rules