Meeting Minutes for 01/09/2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
7:00 p.m.

I. Call to Order at ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬7:00 p.m.,
Roll call: Geronimo Bernard, Brian Coyle, Gloria Faircloth, Ian Llewellyn, Jim Smith, and Kaya Westling. Other persons attending are also invited to give their names, but this is optional. No one shall be required to provide a name in order to attend the meeting.)

Designated taker of minutes: Geronimo Bernard and timekeeper: Ian Llewellyn

II. Adoption of the Agenda (as written or as amended). Members of the public may request that the order of items on the agenda be changed. The Board may delete or change the order of items, but the only new items that may be added are those that involve a need for immediate action and that came to the Board’s attention less than 72 hours before the meeting.

If amended: moved by: Ian Llewellyn, seconded by: Brian Coyle, ayes:_4_, nays____, abstain___, absent 1, motion approved.

Adding Item C. to Recognitions

III. Patriotic Observance

The Tax change will alter our budget in California in the future. Unknown what the total effect will be.

IV. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings

Approval of Minutes of December 12, 2017 Meeting. If amended: Moved by: Ian Llewellyn, seconded by: Brian Coyle, ayes: 4, nays:_____, abstain:_____, absent: 1, motion approved.

V. Recognitions

A. To all who produced, performed, and witnessed the Winter Performances!
B. Special Recognition of the Tremendous Contribution to our Students and School Community by our Beloved Esperanza!
C. A remembrance of Hope Nathan as Teacher/Principal, Naturalist, and Parent. She passed on New Year ’s Day. She will be missed. She held the school together for many years.

VI. Public Comment (This is the time for the public to comment on items that are not on the agenda. Board members or staff may respond briefly or ask for clarifications, but no Board action will be taken.)


• CATSS and Part of the CEF met to work together for coordinated fundraiser.
• Next Thursday they will meet again.
• Set April 28 as Fundraiser date.
• CEF has accounted for $90,000 out of $125,000 asked.

VIII. Board Mail

IX. Reports
a. Superintendent’s Report
1. Facility

2. Budget

Lucia and Gloria will be attending the Governor’s budget meeting. Hope more information will come out then.

3. Employment

4. After School Program

5. Lunch Program

b. Principal’s Report

The 18-19 School Year has extra high number of incoming kindergarteners on waitlist. There are also a high number of local kids entering kindergarten. There is not enough space for all the kindergarteners to come next year. A priority list will be used. This will be an on-going conversation. We cannot increase the number of kids allowed in the K-1-2 classroom without hiring another certificated teacher.

1. Staffing

2. Curriculum

c. Board Policy Project

d. Other Reports and Requests by Board Members

Centennial “100 year” anniversary conversation.
–Possible gran to get funds for teachers to put in extra time for organizing event.
–Possible education element with then and now history.

X. Discussion Items

A. Wait List Priority Policy

See attached policy BP 5118.

XI. Action Items

Resolution 2018 01 09 A. Approve Interdistrict Transfer Policy
Moved by: Brian Coyle, seconded by: Geronimo Bernard, ayes: 4, nays:_____, abstain:_____, absent: 1, motion approved.

XII. Adjournment at 8:10 p.m. to next regular Board meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Minutes Approved As Written: Date:_______________________

David J. Smith, President

Kaya Westling, Clerk