Provided by the Castro Valley Board of Education
Here are some highlights of the Aug. 15 Board Meeting:
- This was the last meeting for Trustee George Granger who served 19 years on the Castro Valley Board of Education. Granger has accepted a new position as President of AT&T Oregon. Trustees thanked Granger for his contributions to the Castro Valley district. The Castro Valley Board of Education will honor Trustee Granger for his service on Tuesday, Sep. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. On Aug. 6, the board selected Gary Howard as the Provisional Appointment to fill Trustee Granger’s seat. Howard officially became a trustee on Aug. 16, and will become permanent on Sep. 7 — unless a petition for a special election is filed.
- Dr. Candi Clark, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, reviewed the revisions to the Adopted District Budget based on the Adopted State of California Budget. Since the State Budget was adopted after the district adopted its budget and included significant changes in funding due to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the district had 45 days to revise its budget and make the revisions public. The revisions can be reviewed here.
- The board adopted the revisions to Board Policy (BP) 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedure to reflect recent changes in the law regarding bullying and student fees. The board approved the policy on the First Reading and waived the Second Reading.
- Led by the Director of Technology John Perry, the Board held a discussion regarding the use of technology by district employees, including personal use of technology during the work day and the use of technology to communicate with students. The board directed staff to review Board Policy (BP) 4040 with the CVUSD-CVTA Technology Committee and bring the Board Policy back for consideration at the board meeting of September 12 with the accompanying Administrative Regulation.
- After initial discussions regarding significant changes to state funding for Adult Education, the adopted State Budget maintained the current funding for Adult Education, but requires K-12 districts to work with the Community College system to develop a new educational model for Adult Education in two years. In order to access the planning grant funding, the district adopted a resolution to participate in a consortium with the community colleges. The district has already been working with Chabot Las Positas College and the K-12 districts in the area.