School Board Meeting Highlights
Ballard School Board Meeting Summary
Prepared By: Steve Domino, Board Member & Dr. Dani Trimble, BCSD Superintendent
|August Meeting Minutes:||08/14/23|
|September Meeting Agenda:||Regular Meeting|
|Next Meeting (Ballard MS, Door #13):||10/9/23 – 6PM|
Revenue Purpose Statement
Three Director Districts (1,2 and At-Large) are up for election on November 7th, 2023. Additional information can be found here. Please be on the lookout for specific communications regarding this topic heading your way in the near future.
Proposed Softball Facility Improvements
Community members Jason Blome and Chris Gardner presented a series of proposed improvement projects for the softball facility. The targeted areas include the press box, dugouts, site work and playing surface. All of which were included in the district’s Master Facilities Plan approved earlier this year. A combination of district dollars and private donations (monetary & services) was proposed to fund the projects. The board will consider formal approval of the proposals at a future meeting. If approved, work will start immediately and be completed in time for next year’s softball season.
Completion of Ballard West Reconfiguration Project
The board formally accepted the completion of the most recent construction project at Ballard West. The reconfigured space will enhance the experiences of both our students as well as our teachers, staff and administration. Thank you to Story Construction and 10Fold Architecture and Engineering for delivering yet another on budget and on time project for the district.
Middle School Art Club
A new Art Club was approved at the Middle School. It will meet weekly to practice art either independently or collaboratively. A specific lesson/craft will be presented by the sponsor or by high school art students. Members of the Art Club can choose to participate in that lesson/craft or create their own activity by selecting their own medium and subject of choice. During the year, students will be able to produce significant amounts of work on their own, but will also be given the opportunity to work with classmates on larger scale or group projects, all while increasing art education opportunities at Ballard and fostering community involvement in the visual arts.