Burlington BOE holds special meeting

The Burlington Board of Education met at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 for a special called meeting.

The meeting was called to order with Terry Graham, Robert Hill and April Kisling present. T.J. Rockenbach and Aaron Smith were absent.

The consent agenda was approved first as follows:

• Agenda as part of the minutes.

• Minutes from the Sept. 21 meeting.

• Mr. Jones as adjunct teacher for world history.

• 2021 annual school election resolution.

The board then discussed the upcoming basketball season and the sportsmanship of players, coaches, administrators, teachers, parents, and fans. 

Everyone will be encouraged to act with great sportsmanship and hospitality while attending all home and away games this season.  This will be a difficult and challenging season with the ongoing issues and concerns stemming from COVID. 

The Burlington Administration asks that you take extra precautions in coming to games.  Each individual should evaluate their current health issues, take their temperature and remain home if any symptoms of sickness are present.  Additionally, it will be requested that CDC guidelines be followed specifically those related to hand washing, hand sanitizing and mask wearing.

The board discussed and reported that the school had zero dropouts for the 2019-2020 school year and reviewed the report from the state.

The encumbrances and September 2020 activity report were approved as submitted.

The final item was a discussion and review of the ACT test and ICAP requirements for the school.

Graham pointed out that districts are asked to select their college and career readiness assessments (CCRA) that will be administered to all 11th graders during the state OSTP testing window each year. 

Districts are given the opportunity to choose either the ACT or the SAT test for Juniors to fulfill state and federal requirements for math and ELA testing.  The selected test will be given at no cost to each school district. 

Burlington has selected the ACT for their college and career readiness assessment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Graham went on to state that the ICAP is an interactive, student driven process that encourages students to evaluate their personal interests and strengths, to develop postsecondary goals and to create a plan to achieve those goals.  ICAP became a mandate in the 2019-2020 school year. 

Burlington is addressing ICAP with all ninth graders each year to initiate postsecondary goal setting by identifying the students’ interests and strengths.

The meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

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