June 21, 2012 Board Meeting

Board of Education Meeting

4:30 p.m. Closed Session
6:30 p.m. Open Session

Agenda Items


9.1a Approve Grants, Entitlements and Other Income Agreements, Ratification of Other Agreements, Approval of Bid Awards, Approval of Declared Surplus Materials and Equipment, Change Notices and Notices of Completion

9.1b Approve Personnel Transactions

9.1c Business and Financial Report: Warrants and Checks Issued for the Period of May, 2012

9.1d Approve Luther Burbank IB World Student Conference Field Trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 22 – 28, 2012

9.1e Approve Appointment of Jeff  Cuneo as Board of Education Representative on the Governing Board of the Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project


10.1  Public Hearing and Adoption of Proposed Fiscal Year 2012-13 Budget for All Funds


10.2 Sustainable Facilities Master Plan Update and Ballot Measure Plan

Sustainable Facilities Master Plan Powerpoint

Proposed Ballot Measure Update Powerpoint

10.3 Facility Use Agreements for Charter Schools

Amended Facility Use Agreement for St. Hope Public Schools


10.4 Attendance Boundary Taskforce 


10.5  Coherent Governance Operational Expectations 3 (OE-3) Treatment of Stakeholders Monitoring Report

10.6  Coherent Governance Operational Expectations 12 (OE-12) Learning Environment Monitoring Report


11.1 Business and Financial Report:
• Cash Flow Report for the period ending April, 30, 2012

 Video Archive

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Response to Public Comment

1. How will we get class size reduction funding if we are raising class sizes?

Response: Larger class size will result in funding penalties but the district will still receive class size reduction funding from the state.  

2. Why do we have a higher reserve than we need to?

Response:  At the time of the Adopted budget, you will normally see a reserve that is higher than 2%.  As categorical expenditures are added to the budget throughout the year, the amount needed to meet the 2% requirement increases but the district is not in a position to make additional budget reductions to fund the larger reserve throughout the year.  Categorical funds cannot be used towards this required reserve.  By year end, we must be at the required 2% at a minimum.  In addition, the board and superintendent are making every effort to increase the reserve above the 2% required level to maintain fiscal solvency.  Higher reserves can offset potential future budget reductions.  If the district had sufficient reserves, it would not be forced to make the difficult budget reductions in place for the 2012-13 year.   

3. Why doesn’t management consider a higher reduction in salary? Other state management workers are paying more towards their benefits.

Response: Management employees do not “receive” health and welfare benefits; they must pay for 100 percent of health and welfare benefits.  As costs continue to go up, management has paid 100 percent of those increased costs.  As part of the Board-approved budget reductions, unrepresented management agreed to five non-contingent furlough days and seven contingent furlough days in addition to freezing step increases.