A review of the Oregon Department of Education’s annual state report cards, discussion of the road project that will connect 16th and Cedar Streets and Superintendent Susan Halliday’s evaluation and contract all appear on the Philomath School Board’s meeting agenda for Thursday, Nov. 16.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Philomath School District’s office at 1620 Applegate St.

ODE’s “At-A-Glance” district and school profile reports were released less than a month ago with information on how schools are performing in various areas, including academics, attendance and graduation rates.

The road that will connect South 16th to Cedar Street behind Philomath Elementary is one of the projects that came out of traffic safety discussions with the city earlier this year, although it’s been on the radar of school and city officials going back at least to 2021.

Halliday’s contract appears on the agenda under discussion and action items. She has served as superintendent since August 2020 — the first 10 months in an interim capacity before moving to permanent status at the beginning of the 2021-22 fiscal year. The School Board hired the Oregon School Boards Association to lead a superintendent’s evaluation and a report is expected to be shared earlier in the meeting.

Also on the agenda:

• A discussion on communication protocols.

• Second readings on several policies that cover board meetings, executive sessions, adoption and revision of policies, local wellness, family medical leave, staff retirement, admission of out-of-district students, public charter schools and resident student denial for virtual public charter school attendance.

• The public will be provided with time for comments toward the beginning of the meeting.

• Reports from student government, associations, administration and others.

The Philomath School District office is located at 1620 Applegate St., with access to the meeting through a door at the back of the building. Meetings are also streamed on the school district’s YouTube channel.

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