The Bismarck School Board directed administration to work with former Fargo Public School Superintendent Jeff Schatz on continuing to develop a strategic plan for 2019-20. Schatz is a consultant who recently conducted a Strategic Alignment Study for BPS. The Board also approved Academic Achievement in the area of English Language Arts as making progress with exception. This will be an annual report to the Board as part of its new Coherent Governance model. The Board also heard progress reports on the Century High school addition and renovation, and the new auditorium and gymnasium for Bismarck High. And meteorologists Kevin Lawrence, KFYR TV, and Amber Wheeler, KX-12, received the BPS Media of the Year Awards.