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May 17, 2018
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April / May 2018 Board Highlights

Board Chair Mary Botkin Presents Appreciation Certificate to STARS
Left to Right: Dawn Joella-Jackson, Sylvia Jackson-Riley, Mary Botkin, Dontae Riley
In this Issue of Board Highlights
•   Migrant Education Program Presentation
•   2018-19 TSCC discusses MESD’s budget, program growth,
             and management re-alignment

•   Helensview School Program Presentation
•   MESD Board presents certificate of appreciation to STARS
•   Transition Network Consortium earns OAESD award for convening efforts
•   Board opens appointment process for position 5, Zone 1

April Board Highlight: Migrant Education Program Presentation

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Rodrigo Garcia, Recruiter & Educational Assistant with the MESD Migrant Education Program presented to the Board and shared the following information about the program:
• There are 20,000 migrant students in Oregon
• The program operates during the school year
          and summer months
• The program serves 622 students from pre-school
          through 21 years of age
• Services include academic support, preschool
          program, annual summer camp at OSU for high
          school students, summer school sessions for
          migrant students at local schools, support with
          high school credit, and help with scholarship
          applications and job experiences

May Highlights

 

2018-19 TSCC discusses MESD’s budget, program growth, and management re-alignment

The Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission (TSCC) met in a public meeting Tuesday night, prior to the MESD Board meeting, to review, discuss, and certify the MESD’s 2018-19 approved budget.  The Commission asked thoughtful questions about the agency’s reserves, response to the biennium funding allocation, management re-alignment, program expansion and new misson, vision, values and strategic plan.
 

Download the questions and answers


Who: The TSCC is an independent, impartial panel of citizen volunteers that monitor the financial affairs of local governments in the county. Five commissioners, appointed by the Governor to four-year terms, direct the commission’s affairs and serve without compensation.

What: The TSCC has jurisdiction over all local governments that are required to follow local budget law and which have more real market value within Multnomah County than in any other county. The Commission presently oversees 28 municipal corporations, including Oregon’s largest: county, city, school district, community college, education service district, port, mass transit district, regional government, and urban renewal agency. In total, these 28 entities employ 25,571 full time equivalent positions (FTE) and have budgets totaling nearly $10.712 billion.

Helensview School Program Presentation

Principal Dawn Joella-Jackson and Vice Principal Dan Cohnstaedt gave a slide-show presentation about Helensview School. The MESD Board enjoys student and program presentations as part of their regular meetings. Programs that wish to present to the Board should contact Board Secretary Heather Severns at hseverns@mesd.k12.or.us and 503.257.1504 for scheduling.

MESD Board Presents Certificate of Appreciation to STARS

The MESD Board presented a certificate of appreciation to STARS, a  community organization which provides support to youth at Helensview School. STARS director and MESD employee Dontae Riley received the award on the organization’s behalf. 

“STARS is a program that provides mentorship and programming for young adults and help guide them through the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and to create life plans that promote success and social change in their community.” http://www.starsmentoringprogram.com/

Transition Network Consortium Earns OAESD Award for Convening Efforts

MESD’s Transition Network Facilitator Jodi Johnson shared news of the Transition Specialist Consortium project.  The project recently received the New Ideas in Education award from the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts (OAESD). 

Board Opens Appointment Process for Position 5, Zone 1

The Board opened an appointment process  to fill MESD Board position 5, Zone 1 subsequent to Mr. Durrow’s resignation for medical reasons.  Position information will be posted to the MESD Board webpage on Monday May 21st.
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