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2015 - Challenging Times Ahead

January 11, 2015

First,  after appointing someone from the pool of 20 applicants to fill Member Spencer vacancy, the school board will have appoint a permanent Superintendent.

Second, negotiations between the Alameda Education Association and Alameda Unified School District will begin in January, 2015 for a contract that expires June, 2015.

Third, with the passage of the $179 million bond measure the school board will have approve plans to begin the construction work for elementary, middle and charter schools as well as decide on the optimal configuration for Alameda's comprehensive high schools.

Finally, beyond the oversight of Common Core implementation roll out and adoption of the annual Local Control Accountability Plan, the Board will have begin to assess the fiscal implications of two tax measures that due to sunset in the coming years: Prop 30 (statewide taxes approved in 2012) and Measure A (parcel tax approved in 2011).

Facilities Master Plan Implementation Process

November 19, 2014

In 2015, the school board will have to decide how to prioritize how to spend over $65 million for elementary and middle school sites. The initial plans approved by the former school board will have to reviewed to determine what timeline is feasible and the impact on school operations.

Measure H Lawsuit

November 19, 2014

The Appeals Court has ruled that a portion of the Measure H is invalid. The Appeals court has directed the lower court to determine how plaintiffs can have their portion above $120 per parcel returned to them. The amount of monies in question are approximately $2.4 million per year for the three years it was collected. The subsequent parcel tax (Measure A) was not appealed and therefore will stand.

After granting a rehearing, the Appeals Court reaffirmed its initial ruling that the portion of Measure H impacting commercial property is invalid.

In June, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal. As a result, the case will return to Superior Court for determination on how refunds will be issued. AUSD issued this press release.

In November, 2014 the refund application was posted on the District website.

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