Carson school board to provide update on Family Life Committee

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Tuesday’s Carson City School District Board of Trustees meeting provides a full evening of discussion, including an annual report from the Family Life Advisory Committee for the 2021-22 school year and its selection of a parent representative and possible action on the amended budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Spencer Winward, chief financial officer, will bring forward an end-of-the-year budget update on the district’s certified enrollment count, carry-forward figures and recommended increases to department funds. The board this year held a budget hearing in May that was due to the state by June 8 reflecting an opening fund balance of $11.2 million and a deficit of $2.3 million with $1 million in contingency expenditures.

The board also will consider selecting one parent representative to serve a three-year term on the district’s Family Life Advisory Committee from December 2022 through December 2025. In November, trustees voted to renew member and Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health program manager Stephanie Cook to serve another term.

During a separate item regarding the FLC, the board will hold discussion and have possible action to approve CCSD Family Life material to include a video “Contraceptive 101” and “Making Proud Choices,” which includes four videos, on “HIV, How to Protect Yourself and Others”; “Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Causes, Signs and Symptoms”; “STD Prevention Beyond Condoms”; and “Birth Control Methods and Options.”

The public this summer brought concerns to the school board about the advisory committee’s role in managing materials about sexual responsibility presented to students and its ability to be transparent with parents.

Board members also will take possible action on the superintendent’s annual evaluation for the 2022 calendar year. At the Nov. 8 meeting, the board adjusted its process and removed two of its 11 performance standards, including student achievement and educational program and curriculum planning development, for rating Feuling after only six months in his position.

In other board items Tuesday, the board also will hear a second reading on CCSD Policy 805, Emergency Operations of Schools, talk about its bill draft request for the 2023 legislative session and potentially adopt a resolution in support of iNVest 2023, a document created by Nevada superintendents outlining the needs to improve student achievement in the state.

The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the Robert Crowell Board Room in the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.


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