- Columbus City Schools
Board Meeting Preview — December 5, 2023
Columbus City Schools
Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m., Southland Center (3700 S. High St.)
Viewing the Board Meeting
The Columbus Board of Education’s regular business meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Southland Center (3700 S. High Street).
Meeting attendees will need to enter the north-facing door toward the west end of the building.
The Board meeting will be streamed via Facebook Live and the Columbus City Schools' BOE YouTube Channel. For more information on meeting dates and times, click here. Also, visit the Columbus City Schools BOE YouTube Channel to view past Board meetings.
The Columbus Board of Education will hold regular office hours before all regular business meetings from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. The office hours will allow community members to meet with Board members one-on-one, ask questions, and share their thoughts and concerns.
Meeting Agenda Topics
The meeting agenda topics include:
14.1 - Supporting Whole-Child Supports, the Board will be asked to authorize the administration to enter into a service agreement with SchooLinks Inc. SchooLinks is a complete self-guided experience for students to plan courses for their academic careers. It provides the ability for students to plan throughout middle school and high school.
15.1 - Supporting Equitable Opportunities for All, the Board will be asked to authorize the administration to enter into an agreement with Charles River Associates for FY24. The District will be using the forensic team of Charles River Associates. These funds will only be expended if a cyber security breach requires the use of outside expertise. While there is not an expectation of an incident, these funds need to be available to provide the needed expertise should an event arise.
15.2 - Supporting Equitable Opportunities for All, the Board will be asked to authorize the administration to enter into an agreement with Baker Hostetler for FY24. Baker Hostetler will be the law firm the District will be using for cyber breach advice. These funds will only be expended if a cyber security breach requires the use of outside counsel. While there is not an expectation of an incident, these funds need to be available to provide the needed expertise should an event arise.
25.1 - Supporting Whole-Child Supports and Strong Learning Communities in Every Region, the Board will be asked to authorize the administration to enter into a purchase of services agreement with Catapult Learning West LLC. Catapult Learning West LLC will provide Math Intervention that will support the education program for students at Cristo Rey. The service will be purchased to support the nonpublic school as mandated by the ORC 3317.06 and 3317.024 for providing Title I services to nonpublic schools based on the school's request.
Board Meeting - Public Comment Registration
Any public participant wishing to make comments can address the Board in person or by telephone. To sign up, public participants must call to leave a voicemail with Customer Relations at 614-365-8888 or email email@example.com by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5. Speakers will need to provide their name, topic, and phone number.
December 7 - Neighborhood School Development Partnership Committee (NSDP) Meeting, 8:00 a.m.
December 13 - Governance, Policy, and Advocacy Committee (GPAC) Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
December 13 - Finance and Appropriations Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
December 19 - Columbus Board of Education Meeting (Marion-Franklin High School, 1265 Koebel Road), 6:00 p.m.
You can now watch the Board Meetings on WCBE-TV, a 24/7 digital educational public access channel. Programming is scheduled weekly, consisting of District content, student work, and nationally available public domain information.
The EduCable channel can also be found on several local cable television carriers:
ATT U-Verse: Ch. 99
Insight: Ch. 5
Time Warner: Ch. 25
WOW! Ch. 20
*Schedule and channel line up subject to change. Please check with your local cable provider.