SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

December 18 Board Meeting Highlights

Closed session: The president withdrew the superintendent search item stating that he would call a special Board workshop meeting for this item. He reserved the right to include a closed session as a part of the workshop.

Communication: Oral reports were shared concerning the student advisory council, mid-year district accomplishments, the bond oversight committee and the independent audit.

Public comment: Members of the public presented ideas concerning the Board president selection and the open enrollment process.

Initiatives: The new Board reaffirmed the sense of the 12/2005 School Reform Resolution with the understanding that specific details and financial considerations are subject to review.

The revised community engagement plan concerning small school closure and other facilities review was presented. The Board provided further suggestions in terms of the outreach and content to strengthen the perception that this time the engagement will be genuine.

Seven schools presented their year 3 program improvement corrective plans. Some Board members directed staff to prepare more information beyond PowerPoint slides to empower Board oversight.

The Board convened as a budget committee of the whole and heard presentations concerning the State budget, the district budget process and the adoption of the First Interim Report.

Consent Agenda: Income agreements, bid awards, surplus materials, and change notices and warrants approved.

Reports: Enrollment and attendance reports for October and November received.

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Written by scusdobserver

December 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Posted in Board Meeting

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