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Carson City School Board to Discuss New Sustainability Policy, Board Member Selection and More | Carson City Nevada News

Event date:

October 25, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.

The next meeting of the Carson City School District School Board will be held tonight, Tuesday, October 25, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Robert ‘Bob’ Crowell Council Chambers at the Carson City Community Center.

Topics of discussion at the school board include group health insurance, family life committee member selection, rule changes and more.

— Council will discuss the proposed new by-law 830 regarding conservation and sustainability.

According to the draft policy, this by-law “reflects the goals of the district’s strategic plan and aligns with district governing documents and established council policies, resolutions and protocols. All schools and facilities in the district must implement a waste reduction, reuse, recycling, energy and water conservation plan, (and) a site sustainability plan. »

These goals include purchasing buses that are not dependent on diesel, creating idle-free zones outside of schools, considering outdoor activity programming during wildfire season, among others.

The policy also addresses energy efficiency and renewable energy: “The district has upgraded, commissioned, and will continue to operate energy-efficient learning and workspaces. The district will incorporate energy efficiency measures into all major renovations and new construction with the goal of reducing energy consumption and reducing the district’s carbon footprint.

Students can be introduced to the sustainability and environmental health curriculum, and can learn about environmentally responsible actions and sustainable practices through community partnerships and district resources.

The district will use environmentally friendly “green” cleaning and janitorial products whenever possible to reduce the risk of possible exposure of students, staff, and visitors to potentially hazardous chemicals.

The district will continue to practice recycling and waste reduction, as well as purchasing recycled or partially recycled products when they can be replaced at comparable cost.

To ensure water quality, schools will conduct water tests every five years, and at least two filtered water bottle filling stations will be accessible on each district campus.

The district will identify healthy and safe routes to schools for students who choose to walk or bike to school, and will use whole, locally sourced foods whenever possible.

The district will promote and support school gardens and tree planting to connect students and staff to nature, and encourage healthy lifestyle choices – as well as help reduce heat islands throughout the region.

These and more can be read about the full policy here.

— Emergency Operations Policy 805 has been textually updated to remove redundancies and include language for smoke day cancellations.

— Council will approve the selection of a new member of the Family Life Committee for a three-year term until October 2025 as a parent representative.

Parent representative Stephanie Cook’s current term will end in November. There is a new candidate, Christine Sylvester, and Cook has asked to be considered for membership renewal. Both candidates are invited to attend the board meeting for a presentation and an interview.

– Discussion and possible action will take place on the approval of the recommendations of the Benefits Committee regarding the design of the group health insurance plan and the renewal of coverage from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. The approval of any insurance coverage may have a tax impact up to the amount budgeted as approved by the Board.

Valerie Clark, President of Clark & ​​Associates, will present the Annual Health Insurance Renewal. This time last year, the Carson City School District renewal with the Prominence Health Plan included a 9% price cap for the 2023 plan year. In the end, Clark and Associates was able to negotiate the final district increase of up to 7.2% for plan year 2023.

The dental insurance plan with Kansas City Life is renewed with a 6% rate increase. Kansas City Life’s life insurance plan is renewed with no rate increase. The vision insurance plan with Eye Med is currently in a three-year warranty, and renews with no rate change. Ms. Clark will provide health insurance information and plan offerings. The Benefits Committee, along with the three bargaining groups, is recommending Board approval of the 2023 Insurance Renewal Plan.

Activities and events

– from October 25 to 27, 2022, minimum number of days for elementary parent conferences; students leave at 12:40 p.m.
– No school on Friday October 28, 2022; nevada party
– DST ends on Sunday, November 6, 2022; set the clocks back one hour
– No school on Friday November 11, 2022; Veterans Day
– Open online enrollment for CCDS Employee Health Benefits begins November 1-16, 2022; more information will be forthcoming

You can read the full agenda here: