Feb. 1, 2021 ~ The Olathe Public Schools Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 in the Education Center, 14160 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all visitors to the building, including staff, must wear a face mask. A limited number of people will be admitted into the board room in order to maintain a distance of 6 feet between people. Meetings will be livestreamed because of the limited capacity. Viewers will be able to watch by visiting the district’s YouTube channel.
Board members will hear two presentations. District Library Media Coordinator Lori Franklin will highlight Read Across America Day (March 2) and work in the district's libraries to include literature with diverse themes and characters. Michael Flenthrope, coordinator for world languages and the English Language Learners program, will update the board on the Spanish dual-language immersion program at two schools.
The board will act on a consent agenda of routine items as well as nearly a dozen bids, contracts and agreements. Board members will vote on having a commissioned law enforcement officer with a USD 233 Police Department, and the sale of general obligation school bonds and taxable general obligation refunding bonds.
Board members will receive information on a handful of future action items, and receive one written report.
Two executive sessions are planned: consult with the district’s attorney and discuss non-elected personnel.