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Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for February 10, 2016 - 02/05/16
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on February 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. Reports to be presented at this meeting include: Parklane Elementary School Building Report, the Annual Audit Report, Educator Effectiveness Update Report, the Student Representative's Report, and the Superintendent's Report. Along with various confirmation items that will be considered en masse, the Board will consider item 7.2.1, Consider MESD Program and Services Resolution for 2016/2017; item 7.2.2, Consider Open Enrollment Options for 2016/2017; item 7.2.3, Consider Revised Policy JEFA - Closed Campus; and item 7.2.4, Consider Revised Policy EFA - Local Wellness Program.

The complete board packet for this meeting is available on the Centennial School District website (www.csd28j.org) under the "School Board" tab.
Centennial School District to receive $7.1 matching grant from state - 02/04/16
If the Centennial School District can pass a school construction bond this spring, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has announced that the district will receive a $7.1 million grant to improve facilities and buildings. The grant is part of a $123 million pool, and the largest matching grant in Oregon.

The matching grant is a result of the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 447 last year. This piece of legislation enables ODE to work in partnership with school districts to more effectively address the facility needs of Oregon school districts. A critical objective of SB 447 is to encourage local voters to invest in their school districts by passing local bond measures.

The Centennial School Board is considering placing a bond measure on the May ballot. The measure would include recommendations of the district's Long Range Facilities Planning Committee, which presented their final report and Phase One recommendations to the School Board last spring. If passed, the bond will provide funds to build a new middle school, add multipurpose rooms at five schools, upgrade safety and security measures at all schools, make HVAC and energy efficiency upgrades, along with domestic water improvements and IT network infrastructure upgrades throughout the district.

The total cost of the Phase One recommendations is approximately $100 million. Because the district has been awarded the $7.1 million matching grant and anticipates money from the state for seismic upgrades, the total amount of the bond would be $85 million.

"We are excited that we are receiving this grant, said Rick Larson, Centennial's director of business and operations, "this way we can accomplish more projects on our list without the taxpayers footing the total bill."
Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for January 27, 2016 - 01/22/16
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. Reports to be presented at this meeting include: Lynch Wood Elementary Building Report, the Annual Audit Report, HB 3681 - Open Enrollment Report and the Superintendent's Report. Along with various confirmation items that will be considered en masse, the Board will consider item 7.2.1 - Designate May 2-6, 2016 as CEA Teacher Appreciation Week; and item 7.2.2 - Designate March 7-11, 2016 as OSEA Classified School Employees Week. There will also be a work session at the end of the meeting to update the Board on the district's partner schools.

The complete board packet for this meeting is available on the Centennial School District website (www.csd28j.org) under the "School Board" tab.