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Bogota School Board Advances Safety and Redistricting Initiatives

Overview: The Bogota School Board recently focused on enhancing student safety by installing vape detectors in all high school and middle school bathrooms and locker rooms. Superintendent Damian Kennedy announced the completion of the installation, with 15 detectors in the high school and eight in the middle school. In addition to safety measures, the Board discussed the ongoing planning for redistricting within the district, addressing community and staff concerns, and Kennedy’s plans to host upcoming meetings to discuss the redistricting process.

Overview: In a notable reorganization meeting held on January 2nd, 2024, the Bogota Board of Education witnessed the induction of newly elected members Adriana Alcalde, Jose Chavez, and Bisi Ruckett for three-year terms, following approved background checks. The meeting also saw the re-election of Frank Miranda as president and the election of Bisi Ruckett as vice president. The board emphasized adherence to ethical standards and discussed actionable items, including Resolution 811 and the acquisition of fields for the town.

Overview: The latest meeting of the Bogota School Board was dominated by a debate concerning the removal and replacement of trees in the local park, as part of renovations that include the installation of a new turf on the school fields. The meeting also touched on other issues, such as the confirmation of two HIB cases at Steen School, the addition of a new fourth-grade classroom, the implementation of vape detectors, and an upcoming districtwide redistricting process.

Overview: The Bogota School Board recently received a clean audit for the fiscal year ended June 30th, 2023, along with progressing on school renovation projects.

Overview: In a recent meeting, the Bogota School Board tackled several topics, from significant grant awards to the need for new band uniforms and the construction plans of the school’s field. Superintendent Damian Kennedy announced the receipt of two hefty grants totaling over half a million dollars. Parents and board members voiced concerns over a range of subjects, from the mobile-unfriendliness of the school’s website to the need for an upgrade of the marching band’s uniforms.

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