Committee actions for Johnstown school district in full swing

JOHNSTOWN — Committee action is in full swing this school year in the Greater Johnstown School District, including an event involving colleges on Tuesday.

Upcoming events were noted during committee reports given at the district Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School.

Superintendent Patricia Kilburn said the board’s Academic Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the JHS Library.

“We have 15 different attendees coming from other districts,” Kilburn said.

Private and SUNY college admissions professionals will be on hand to answer questions from school administrators and Board of Education members concerning students and their collegiate future, the district said.

Interested persons are asked to RSVP to district Clerk Larraina Carpenter, lcarpenter@johnstownschools.org if they plan to attend.

The board’s Extra-Curricular Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. March 7 in the high school Library. The panel is expected to continue its review of the district’s proposed district Code of Conduct. The committee has developed a stated purpose and general philosophy. A new code will eventually be distributed to students in the fall.

The newly formed Long Range Planning Committee, which completed its membership roster Jan. 10 at a board meeting lottery, has conducted its first meeting already. The committee will meet again at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Pleasant Avenue Elementary School Library. The session is expected to include an overview of the district’s instructional program.

District officials have said the purpose of the committee is to work with educational consultants to answer the following question: Are there more efficient and effective options for organizing the district’s grades and schools to ensure a quality education for students while being fiscally responsible to taxpayers? If so, what are these options?

The Long Range Planning Committee will also meet on these other dates: April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8 and Aug. 5,, all at 6:30 p.m.

The committee previously met Jan. 14 for the first time. Officials said the panel discussed enrollment history and future projections.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.