SLV School District Perspectives
School Board Meeting Synopsis
November 3, 2004
Link To SLVUSD Web site Agendas and Minutes Page (Note: These are PDF files - read this if you have trouble opening them). Minutes are posted after they are approved, usually at the next regular meeting.
Note from Laura About These Synopses (Basically, I report on what I think will be most interesting to community residents. Consult the minutes for a more complete listing of what happened in the meeting.)
The board had no report out of closed session, which was listed on the agenda as follows:
Labor Negotiations Compensation for Represented and Unrepresented Employees (Government Code 54957.6)
Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release
Evaluation (Government Code 54957)
Lea Dakota thanked the community for their support in the election and said she's looking forward to serving on the Board.
CBEDS numbers are out. As of the first Wed. in October (the "official CBEDS date") we had 2837 non charter students and 3462 total students. This represents a drop of 99 overall, although the charter gained 51 students (as I understand it, the gain was in one of the out-of-district titles, however). There was a very large drop in kindergarten enrollment.
We have received in A-1 bond rating, and sold the last of the bond shares at 4.09% interest rate, which is close to the historic low. The bond rating speaks well for the financial state of the District.
"Go For Health"
Kerry Brown and Lee Mercer are trying to get school districts involved in this United-Way sponsored collaborative. They said that Santa Cruz County has the tenth-highest rate in the state for childhood obesity. They have goals of promoting physical activity, healthy eating, and improving health curricula.
Approval of Surplus Property Advisory Committee's Amendment to their original recommendation (first reading - discussion only)
The committee reconvened for a meeting on October 25. It unanimously voted to revise their recommendation to include surplus classrooms at Quail Hollow, and that the priorities be:
1) Lease for Educational
Services (including private pre-school programs).
Regular meeting was adjourned at around 6:50 PM.