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Recap for February 14 BOE Meeting

School District Formal Agenda - PDF Version including Consent Items

1.) Highlighting Alameda Schools - Bay Farm Elementary School

Background: The staff presented an overview of the academic accomplishments of their school.

Fiscal Implications: None.

2. PTA Smarts Academy

Background: Last year Alameda Unified School District was one of four school districts in the state to pilot the California State PTA's Smart Academy. Staff from California PTA gave a presentation on the Smarts Academy and the research being done.

Fiscal Implications: None. 

3.) Report on Special Education

Background: The school district contracted with School Innovation and Advocacy to examine the special education program. Staff will present a detailed review of the entire report in an April workshop. 

Fiscal Implications: None

4.) Season of Nonviolence

Background: This meeting's reading was on the topic of gratitude..

Fiscal Implications: None.

5.) Resolution to Implement Magnet and Innovative Programs

Background: Staff presented the recommendation for the four proposals submitted in 2011 in the January 24 meeting. The Board approved the resolution with an additional conditions of implementation.

Fiscal Implications: Initial first year cost of approximately $730,000 and increasing to one million dollars by year three.

6.) 2012/13 Calendar

Background: Staff presented an update on the progress of the negotiations on the 2012/13 calendar

Fiscal Implications: None.

7.) Facilities Update

Background: As of the facilities study commissioned by the district, the architect identified concerns regarding the Historic buildings on Central. As a result work has started on implementing safety measures for students entering and exiting the historic buildings. In latter phases, options to deal with Adult School and administrative offices will be developed,

Fiscal Implications: TBD.

8.) Redevelopment Oversight

Background: With the elimination of redevelopment agencies, each county is required to establish a seven person oversight committee to insure the funds are disbursed properly.  Sheila Jordan, county superintendent is appointing one member to each redevelopment oversight committee. She has requested each school district nominate no more than two individuals. The Board nominated Ron Mooney and Mike McMahon.

Fiscal Implications: None.