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BOE Meeting for September 28, 2004

1. Student Board Member Installation

Background: Each year three representatives are selected to serve as student Board members. This year representatives are:

  • Alameda High School - Christina Chen
  • Encinal High School - Katie Wonner
  • Island High School - Ruby Posadas

Ruby Posadas was unable to attend the meeting due to a death in her family. Chirstina and Katie were sworn in.

2. Recognition of 2005/05 Teacher of the Year, Gwen Stephens

Background: The AUSD Teacher of the Year Committee is proud to announce Gwen Stephens, first grade teacher at Woodstock Elementary School, as the 2004/05 Teacher of the Year.

Prior winners include:

Pam Curtis 1988 Linda McCluskey 1996
Karen Guthrie 1989 Sue Enger 1997
Joel Baum 1990 Mary Dierking 1998
Teri Olsen 1991 Rufina "Ping" Mejia 1999
Nancy Phillipsen 1992 Roxanne LeBlanc 2000
Robert Ruark 1993 Kristi Hanelt 2001
Jim Peters 1994 Robert Siltanen 2002
James Richard 1995 Nancy Steimle 2003

Finalists for Teacher of the Year included Lynne Litarowsky, of Franklin Elementary School, and Anselmo Reis, music teacher at Wood Middle School.

Semi-finalists included Leslye Alexander, Lincoln Middle School, Catherine Fong, Bay Farm Elementary, Vicky Forrester, Earhat Elementary School, Jon Lambden, Alameda Adult School, Nicole Myovich, Earhart Elementary School, and Todd Wolf, Earhart Elementary School.

Richard Heaps, PTA Council President presented gift certificates to semi-finalists and finalists and announced that the PTA Council was adopting Gwen Stehpen's classroom through the Alameda Edcuation Foundation program.

3. Recgonition of the Reverend Mr. Michael Yoshii, National Education Association (NEA) Ellison S Onizuka Memorial Award Receipent

Background: In July, 2004, the Reverend Michael Yoshii, was honored at the Natioanl Education Association convention with the Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award, their highest natiional award for humanitarian work.

The Board recgonized the Reverend Michael Yoshii.

4. Proclamation: Walk & Roll Your Child to School Day, October 13, 2004

Background: The proclamation recognized Pedestrian Friendly Alameda efforts to organize Walk and Roll Your Child to School Day on October 13, 2004.

5. Summer School Report

Background: With cutbacks in state funding summer school for students below the second grade has been eliminated. In addition, only students failing in courses were offered summer school services. As a result, only 1,363 students attended summer school compared to over 2,400 students in the previous year.

At the high school level, 24 students were able to complete their courses to be able to receive their diplomas in a summer graduation ceremony. Approximately 75 students attended the Bridge program which is designed to assist 8th graders identified as needing assistance for the transition to high school.

6. Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Academic Performance Index (API) Report

Background: Here is a summary of the report given:

  • 17 sites met all AYP targets
  • All sites met the "all school" Annual Measurable Objectives
  • All high schools met graduation rate criteria
  • All sites met the API target for the purpose of AYP

Chipman did not meet the Math performance target for African American students.

7. PUBLIC HEARING: Agreement between Alameda Unified School District and Public Employees Union, Local One

Background: The collective bargaining agreement between Public Employes Union Local One and the Alameda Unified School District expired on June 30, 2004. Negotiations have resulted in a tentative agreement for the next three years.

The Board approved the agreement.

Fiscal Implications: See Public Disclosure of Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement



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