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School Board Meeting Synopsis

September 22, 2004

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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.)

Closed Session

The board had no report out of closed session, which was listed on the agenda as follows:

Superintendent Performance Evaluation (Government Code 54957)

Community Input

There was input congratulating the District for successfully defending itself against the SLV CARE lawsuit and hoping that expenses can be recovered.

Superintendent's Report

- The District prevailed in the lawsuit on all five Causes of Action.
- Enrollment for the District is down 99 from last year, however, this is still 49 more students than projected. (I believe this was from out of district Charter students, but I'm not sure.)
- The after school program at the Quail Hollow site is going very well and hopes to expand to 70+ students.
- Redwood Academy proponents are interested in another try at being chartered by the SLVUSD.

Organizational Updates/Announcements

- The fourth graders at SLE met with some people from the Giants team about healthy eating and lifestyles.
- Jeff Bidmon expressed concern about HR163 which would reinstitute the draft, with no educational deferments (and including females). He advised contacting Representatives regarding this.
- Barbara Sprenger reported on her work with First Five, including push for "Preschool for All". Thought we could possibly have a preschool at the Quail Hollow site.


BCE Drop-Off Plans

Mike Johnson, a BCE parent (I think?), has been working hard on possibilities for improved pick-up and drop-off at BCE. The concern is that at this point, children are walking in the street too much. He has been working with the staff and parents at BCE with this plan, and has enlisted many community organizations and businesses, including getting donations (Jeff Hill was mentioned) and a grant. The first goal would be to create an additional dropoff point by the cemetery at the south end of the school property. The ultimate goal is for students to be dropped off directly onto the campus with no sharing of the roadway. The Board directed the Superintendent to support Mr. Johnson's efforts.

Child Nutrition Services

Have reorganized staff, and several changes have been instituted to reduce the CNS encroachment by $100,000.

Action Items

Approve the Bid for Junior High Construction

Bogard Construction was awarded the bid. We hope they will make good progress before the rain starts.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45.