Board President Brad Steves opened the meeting of the Newark Board of Education on March 1, 2023.
For Public Comments, Dave Collette again raised his concerns about DEI curriculum and the potential for this to “condition students to a particular political bend.” There were no responses to previous comments.
First for Verbal Reports, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Krista Lewis noted the upcoming professional development days that will offer both building-level and District-wide training opportunities for staff.
Assistant Superintendent Gnau mentioned the on-going audits and budgetary processes in his office.
Executive Director of Human Resources Daniel McAlplin reports that his staff will attend a recruitment event in Pennsylvania shortly to fill potential staff openings for the 2023-2024 school year.
Superintendent Susan Hasenhaur encouraged attendance at the drama performance this upcoming weekend. She also made mention of planning for a student leadership forum that will focus on encouraging common ground and community citizenship.
The Board approved the following personnel: Andrew Carbone (Teacher-KS), Stephanie Amos (Teaching Assistant-HS),Gabrielle McGavisk (per-diem substitute).
The Board additionally approved 1 Extended School Day position, 10 paid coaching positions, 4 resignations, and 1 revisions.
The next meeting of the Newark Board of Education is scheduled for March 15th at 6:30 pm.
By Casey C. Carpenter