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SRVUSD Board Brief | Highlights from June 15, 2021 Board Meeting
Posted 6/18/21

 

Action Taken in Closed Session

The Board made the following appointments effective July 1, 2021:

Kathleen Martins - Principal, Montevideo Elementary School

Anusheh Agha - Special Education Program Supervisor

 

Reports to the Board

Celebration of Dan Luu as a California Classified Employee of the Year

Presentation by Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, Keith Rogenski 

 

The Board celebrated Dan Luu, Lead Custodian at John Baldwin Elementary School in Danville. He was recently selected as a California State Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond. Mr. Luu has been at John Baldwin for 15 years and is a well-loved, respected member of the Baldwin community. 

 

Mr. Rogenski stated that Mr. Luu exemplifies the very best of classified employees and thanked him for everything that he has done and continues to do to support students in the SRVUSD.

 

The presentation can be viewed in the video of the meeting at timestamp 5:18.

 

Action Items

Consideration of Approval of the SRVUSD Strategic Plan

Presentation by Superintendent Dr. John Malloy

 

The presentation can be viewed in the video of the meeting at timestamp 27:07. 

 

The SRVUSD Strategic Plan was presented to the Board of Education in DRAFT form at the June 1, 2020 meeting. Following that meeting, a ThoughtExchange was opened to gather feedback on the DRAFT version. The feedback gathered from the ThoughtExchange and from the Board members was incorporated into the final version of the Plan. The feedback received did not necessitate major content changes to the plan, but rather alerted staff to opportunities to clarify what is in the plan and where/how it can be emphasized to be more clear. All voices are reflected in the final Plan.


Dr. Malloy reviewed some of the items that needed clarification including: 

  • The need to continue to make academic excellence a priority.

    • This was emphasized in the Commitment Statement, which was revised to read: SRVUSD… Dedicated to academic excellence where all students thrive and succeed in innovative and inclusive learning environments.

  • Equity needs to be defined clearly so everyone understands what we mean

  • All our students, staff and community are included in our commitment to equity and inclusion - including those with special education needs

  • We will continue to define Deep Learning

  • The importance of Career and Technical Education is included in the plan

 

Dr. Malloy emphasized that transformational change requires cultural shifts.

  • We are going to continue and build on our current excellence. 

  • We need the revenues to continue this work.

 

The Final Plan:

Board members expressed gratitude for the work of staff in putting together a plan that was responsive to feedback all the way up until this final version was complete. They expressed their pleasure that the plan includes something for all students by emphasizing opportunities for the students who do not choose college as their post-secondary path.  The Board members look forward to hearing updates and to continue to provide direction in this process. The Board voted 5-0 to approve the Strategic Plan as amended, and to direct staff to continue with the implementation of the plan, bringing reports back to the Board in November and January with an update on progress made.


 

Consideration of Adoption of 2021-24 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Presentation by Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Christine Huajardo

 

A public hearing was held at the June 1 meeting soliciting public feedback for the LCAP. An email address was provided so that anyone in the community could send feedback on the plan to the District.  No additional feedback was received. The plan was presented without amendments for the Board’s consideration.

 

Board members had some suggested edits for clarification that they asked to be incorporated into the final document before submitting it to the County Office of Education. 

 

The LCAP presentation can be viewed in the video of the meeting at timestamp 59:40. The final LCAP is posted on our website.  The Board voted 5-0 to approve the LCAP with the proposed amendments.


Consideration of Adoption of the 2021-22 District Budget Including the Excess Reserves Report

Presentation by Chief Business Officer, Greg Medici

 

The 2021- 22 budget report was presented. 

  • The report can be viewed on our website

  • Mr. Medici’s budget presentation can be viewed in the video of the meeting at timestamp 1:06:48 

 

The budget presented at this meeting is a starting point for the 2021-22 school year budget. The budget will continue to be adjusted throughout the annual budget cycle as more concrete information becomes available to districts-- such as final enrollment numbers and final budget numbers from the State of California.

 

California School Districts Budget Cycle:

Report

Period Covered

Due Date

Adopted Budget

New Fiscal Year

7/1

1st Interim

7/1 - 10/31

12/15

2nd Interim

7/1 - 1/31

3/15

Estimated Actuals

7/1 - 6/30

7/1

Unaudited Actuals

7/1 - 6/30

9/15

 

The Audit report that was approved by the Board at the May 4th meeting is the document that was used to inform the initial SRVUSD budget that will be presented to the Contra Costa County Office of Education by July 1, 2021.

 

The District’s positive certification suggests that the District can meet its financial obligations for the current year and two subsequent fiscal years.

 

SRVUSD is experiencing declining enrollment, which is expected to continue for years to come.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) revenue from the State of California is the District’s primary funding source and is based upon enrollment, so actual enrollment numbers have a profound impact on the District’s budget. 

 

The 2021-22 Budget is complete and positive. Following Board approval, the budget will be submitted to the CCCOE. The Board voted 5-0 to adopt the District Budget including the Excess Reserves Report and Positive Certification.


Consideration of Approval of Resolution #81/2021 proclaiming the month of June as Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Queer + Pride Month and to fly the Progress Pride Flag

Presentation made by Trustee Laura Bratt

 

Trustee Bratt gave a brief presentation of the significance of flying the Progress Pride Flag. The presentation can be viewed in the video of the meeting at timestamp 1:27:38. 

 

Board members were supportive of the resolution and requested that staff please bring back a policy to the Board in the future to provide clarity about the raising of flags at our sites. The Board voted 5-0 to adopt Resolution #81/2021 proclaiming the month of June as Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Queer + Pride Month, to fly the Progress Pride Flag, and to bring back a policy to the Board for the raising of flags at District sites.

 

Consideration of Approval of the College and Career Access Pathways Partnership Agreement (CCAP)

Presentation by Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Christine Huajardo

 

This item is a renewal of a yearly partnership agreement between the SRVUSD and Diablo Valley College that expands the course offerings for “high school students who may not already be college bound or who are underrepresented in higher education, with a goal of developing seamless pathways from high school to community college through career technical education…”

 

Associated with the College Connect Program, this agreement adds four additional enrichment classes that will be available in the spring 2022 semester.  The courses provide an opportunity for SRVUSD students to increase college and career readiness by increasing the opportunities for dual enrollment at the local Community College. The Board voted 5-0 to approve the agreement.


 

Consideration of Approval of Addenda to Employment Agreements for Superintendent and Certain Contracted Management Employees Applying a Salary Adjustment and a One Year Extension of Term

 

The Board of Education took action to approve addenda to employment agreements for Cabinet-level employees, including the Superintendent, which extended the term of each one by one calendar year. In addition, pursuant to having met the conditions of his employment agreement, this addenda included a longevity increase of 5% to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. 

 

This item can be viewed in the video of the meeting at timestamp 1:56. The Board voted 5-0 to approve the addenda. 


Consideration of Approval of a New Administrative Regulation 4119.12, 4219.12, 4319.12 Personnel,  and AR 5145.71 Students - Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures

Presentation by Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services Christine Huajardo 

 

The first reading of this policy was presented for feedback at the June 1, 2021 meeting. No changes were made to the policy.

 

The complaint procedures set forth in this Administrative Regulation will be used to address any report of Title IX Sexual Harassment in a district education program or activity to the extent required by Title IX.  The Board voted 5-0 to approve Administrative Regulation 4119.12, 4219.12, 4319.12 Personnel,  and AR 5145.71 Students - Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures

 

Administrative Reports

 

The Board members expressed how  gratifying it was to present diplomas at graduation and promotion ceremonies throughout the District and see the pride and glee on the faces of the students and staff who were in attendance. They also expressed their thanks to staff for the tremendous job and all of the hard work that went into steering the District through this highly unusual school year.