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Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for June 6, 2018 - 06/02/18

The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 6:00 pm in the district office boardroom (18135 SE Brooklyn ST, Portland, OR 97236). This start time is one hour earlier than typical due to the length of the agenda.

The Board will first consider adopting the agenda with flexibility in order for item 7.1.2, the interviews of Board candidate applicants for Position 1/Zone 1, Position 2/Zone 2 and Position 7/At-Large to be conducted between 6:00 and 7:00 pm. Following the interviews the Board will address item 7.1.1, Consider School Renaming Recommendations for Meadow Elementary and Wood Elementary, in order for the staff, students and parents of each school who wish to attend to be present for this historic decision.

There will then be a presentation of Centennial's TechSmart Initiative Grant by the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, which was recently award. The Board will proceed to recognize the Triple C Award Recipients for 2017/2018, the spring athletes who received 1st and 2nd team Mt. Hood Conference All-League awards, and Shelia Trnjanin, Gresham Outlook 2018 Amazing Kids Honoree.

After the recognitions, the Board Chair will open the floor for public comment on the 2018/2019 budget.

Reports to be presented at this meeting include:
Item 5.1 - REAP Program Report
Item 5.2 - Superintendent's Report

Following the reports, the Board will consider the following action items:
Item 7.2.1 - Adopt District Strategic Mission, Vision and Key Areas of Focus 
Item 7.2.2 -  Adopt Budget for 2018/2019, Appropriate Funds for 2018/2019 and Levy Ad Valorem Taxes
Item 7.2.3 -  Approve Health Curriculum Adoption for Grades K-6 and 7-8
Item 7.2.4 -  Consider Revised Policy EBBB, Injury/Illness Reports
Item 7.2.5 -  Consider Revised JHFE-AR(1), Report of Suspected Abuse of a Child
Item 7.2.6 -  Consider Revised Policy IGAI, Human Sexuality, AIDS/HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Education
Item 7.2.7 -  Approve the Board's 2017/2018 Evaluation Ratings of Superintendent, Dr. Paul Coakley

The full board packet for this meeting is available for review on the district website (www.csd28j.org) and may be found on the School Board page under 'Board Agendas, Minutes and Packets'.

Centennial School District meetings are held in accordance with open meeting laws and accessibility requirements. If you have a disability and need assistance in order to participate in this meeting, please contact the district office staff at 503-760-7990.

Pleasant Valley Elementary School celebrates the Wildside - 05/22/18

Pleasant Valley Elementary School will host a Boardwalk Trail Ribbon Cutting for the school’s “Wildside” – a 13 acre piece of land on the school’s property that is used to educate students about the environment. The festivities will begin at 3:30 p.m. with meet and greet, followed by the official dedication and recognition at 4 p.m. Immediately following, there will be an Open House with tours of the site. Pleasant Valley Elementary School is located at 17625 S.E. Foster Road, Gresham, Oregon. 

Twelve years ago, Pleasant Valley Elementary School sixth grade teacher David Scharfenberg got permission from the Centennial School Board for he and his students to begin a restoration of seven acres of district owned property that sits adjacent to their school playground. The goals of the project were to: improve soil and water quality; provide native plant and animal habitat; and encourage the public to learn about and appreciate the environment.

Named the Wildside by students, the project eventually grew to nearly 13 acres. Students, their families and community volunteers have planted 4,200 trees, 1,400 shrubs and removed acres of invasive plants such as blackberries. More than 1,600 different volunteers have donated 7,400 hours of service to the project over the years. A total of $197,000 in grants has been used for restoration, flooding abatement, water quality improvement, signage, tools, structures and student instruction.

Scharfenberg say that since the beginning, 910 sixth grade students and their families have been a part of the Wildside Crew. “This is the group of students who have done most of the work over the years. They have done the planning, planting, building, and taking the younger students out to the site to educate them about the environment. The sixth graders are the ones who have directly benefited from the service learning activities.”  While working on the Wildside is a fun activity for students, Scharfenberg makes sure that the work integrates reading, writing, math, science, speaking and art.

The June 1 Boardwalk Trail Ribbon Cutting will show off the fruits of their labor for all of the businesses and volunteers that have contributed to the restoration project over the years and local dignitaries.