June 11 Board Meeting
Notes from the Board of Education Meeting
Posted on 06/18/2020
PPI logoAt the regular June meeting:
   The Board approved re-writes for business curriculum that introduces Project Lead the Way classes at middle schools and new AP coursework at high schools. It also aligns high school coursework with career pathways.
   “This team talked to business leaders, higher ed and entrepreneurs to put together relevant courses that are really good for our kids,” Jen Waters, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction told the Board. “There are a lot of things our kids are ready to do when they leave our high schools. Some are ready for tech school. Some are ready for higher ed. Some are ready for the workforce. I am really proud of what they have been able to put together for all of these different kinds of learners.”
   The Board also approved a re-write for secondary fine arts that also adds AP coursework in high school, as well as broadening opportunities for students interested in more advanced music study.

   The May budget revision presented to the Board showed a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2020, which closes June 30.
   Shortly after, the Governor cut $131 million in funding for K - 12 education in order to balance the state budget as required by law. Additional cuts are expected.
   The Board heard from Chief Financial Officer Jeff Orr regarding the draft budget for Fiscal Year 2021. See how the COVID-19 closure in Missouri has impacted Fort Zumwalt below.

COVID-19 Impact on FZSD budget