Board members Terry Bawden, Connie Burgess, Gayleen Gandy, Nicole McDermott, and Karyn Winder took the Oath of Office administered by Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swenson. Nicole McDermott is our newest elected board member, and Bawden, Burgess, Gandy, and Winder each won re-election to their positions on the board of education.
Doug Larson, Director of Policy & Legal Services, presented a review of Open Meetings and Board Ethics.
The board convened into an executive session.
Reverence – Rosecrest Elementary Choir
The board elected Karyn Winder as Board President and Connie Burgess as Board Vice-President.
Utah State Senator Karen Mayne addressed the board concerning high school scholarships, state funding for combatting gang violence, and state Turnaround legislation as it relates to Oquirrh Hills Elementary.
Kearns Metro Township Mayor Kelly Bush addressed the board concerning Oquirrh Hills Elementary, Turnaround legislation, and district processes in relation to the events.
Benjamin Hart, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, presented an update on the Inland Port Tax Differential Policy.
The board approved revisions to Article V.C.1. Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation as presented by Doug Larson, Director of Policy & Legal Services.
Rick Anthony, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching Support & Development, presented the recommended plan for Oquirrh Hills Elementary. The plan involves adjusting the boundaries of Arcadia, West Kearns, and David Gourley schools to absorb the Oquirrh Hills population and reconstitute staff members. The recommendation also includes South Kearns Elementary transferring to the Oquirrh Hills site during rebuild construction. The board then opened meeting to public comment. Three members of the public addressed the board regarding the recommendation. The board then voted to approve the recommendation for Oquirrh Hills Elementary.