Board Meeting Highlights – June 11, 2019

Tuesday was the School Board’s annual recognition meeting, starting with tenure recipients. It was the Board’s pleasure to recognize the teachers who have been awarded tenure. From Bacich: Claire Adams, Marjorie Bukowski, Isabella Fanning, Jordana Franzblau, Britnee Stone, Elizabeth Peterson and Katherine Stern. From Kent: Stephanie Blazek, Thomas Kiehfuss, and Erika Salazar (who also works at Bacich). Congratulations, all!

Next, the honors and appreciation went to outgoing parent group presidents David and Annie Riedel (kik) and Pere Wait (KSPTA). Their fundraising prowess and equity leadership will be missed by KSD.

Golden Bell award winners Julie Gallagher (7th grade Language Arts teacher), Michael Bessonette (Innovation Specialist) and Andrew Korff (Director of Technology) were lauded by their administrators, peers and Trustees.

Retiree Peter Goetz is leaving the profession after teaching at Kent since 1996. In his own words, Peter says that “Our students and my fellow teachers have brightened and touched my life in myriad ways.” You will be missed, Mr. Goetz!

Committees

The Board wished to recognize individuals who serve on various committees throughout the district. Term length varies from one year to “until the job is done.” More information on how to become involved in a committee will be published in the Fall.

Finance Committee
  • Quoc Tran - Trustee
  • Sarah Killingsworth - Trustee
  • Jason Hartka
  • Pere Wait
  • Heather Ainsworth
  • Kristi Burlingame
  • Katharine O’Brien
  • Ashley Paff
  • Tim Lentini
  • Celeste Perez
  • Sally Peck
  • Grant Althouse
Safety Committee
  • Heather McPhail Sridharan - Trustee
  • Davina Katz Goldwasser - Trustee
  • Lindsay Wilson
  • Lindsay Tonderys
  • Renato Beltran
  • Adrienne Brown
  • Annalyn Chargualaf-Peluso
  • Jenny Walsh
  • Methinee Bozeman
Communications Committee
  • Heather McPhail Sridharan - Trustee
  • Sarah Killingsworth - Trustee
  • Amy Bornstein
  • Lindsay Tonderys
  • Kira Hallemeier
  • Erica Applestein
  • Annie Riedel
  • Amy Atherton
  • Christine Melbardis
  • Methinee Bozeman
  • Celeste Perez
Wellness Committee
  • Kathleen Helmer
  • Vicki Song
  • Laurel Yrun
  • Jenny Walsh
  • Methinee Bozeman
English Learner Advisory Committees
  • Heather McPhail Sridharan - Trustee
  • Davina Katz Goldwasser - Trustee
  • Tsehai Woldgiorgies
  • Maria Teresa Garcia
  • Marta Herrera
  • Aime Minaya
  • Amber Hatfield
Bacich School Site Council
  • Kari Canon
  • Lauren Vaughn
  • Amy Bornstein
  • Christina Chan
  • Holly Myers
  • Scott Hershman
  • Methinee Bozeman
  • Sally Peck
  • Jen Wallen
  • Isabelle Fanning
  • Marty Ross
  • Victoria Denson
  • Britnee Stone
Kent School Site Council
  • Kristi Burlingame
  • Lindsay Wilson
  • Elizabeth Estes
  • Christine Melbardis
  • Renato Beltran
  • Lindsay Tonderys
  • Grant Althouse
  • Jenny Walsh
  • Lisa Sandberg
  • Myra Anderson
  • Jason Gatti
  • Jeff Deboi
  • Lisa Bridges
  • Ben Resnick (student)
  • Rori Anderson (student)
  • Zachary Baumgarten (student)
  • Ellie Kemos (student)
Marin County Special Education Advisory Committee
  • Deborah Crudo
Summer construction at Bacich/Kent

The building projects at Bacich are expected to be completed in time (and within budget) for the start of school. Finishing touches are being put on the new classroom and administrative building, and the remodeling of the old office space will begin on Monday.

At Kent this summer, a fence will be constructed that will enclose the front of the school, putting a stop to the use of the campus as a thoroughfare from College Avenue to Stadium Way. The enclosure of the campus puts our students and staff one step further from harm’s way by controlling access to the campus during the school day. When school is not in session, the public is welcome to pass through Kent on foot.