Board Meeting Highlights – May 28, 2019

During the Governance section of Tuesday’s board meeting, Trustees agreed to create two new board committees – one focused on Equity and the other on Technology. After the District Strategic Planning session on Oct 17-18, 2019, they will determine the goals and purpose of these two new committees based on district priorities. The Board hopes that all will consider being involved in both the District Strategic Planning session and any Board committees if interested. All perspectives and insights are valued. More details will be coming shortly about how to get involved.

During Public Comment, several teachers, parents, community members, and former students addressed the Board to raise issues and questions about the contract negotiation impasse and next steps. The Board welcomed all feedback and is completely invested in a mutually agreeable outcome for all parties.

Public hearings were held for the proposed 2019-2020 budget, LCAP, and reserve level. All three documents are available online for perusal and comment for the next two weeks. Final adoption is voted on by the Board at its June 11, 2019 meeting where comments may also be made to the Trustees. District Business Official Barbara Johnson presented the Board with an outline of the key features of the budget.