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Board Meeting Bulletin | June 11, 2024

Posted Date: 6/10/24 (2:00 PM)

Board Meeting Bulletin  |  June 11, 2024  

Meeting Information

June 11, 2024 | 6:00 PM

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Below are some agenda items that may be of specific interest:

Peterson Elementary School Report

Peterson Elementary School Principal Dr. Kevin Smith-Johnson will present updates on the school's program.
Local Control And Accountability Plan (LCAP) Public Hearing

In 2013, California introduced the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to provide school districts with more control over spending and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for accountability. The LCAP requires annual updates to state priorities and input from parents, teachers, students, and staff. Districts must hold a public hearing for community feedback on proposed actions and expenditures, followed by a second meeting to adopt the LCAP and the 2024-2025 budget.

2023-2024 Estimated Actuals And 2024-2025 All Funds Budget Public Hearing

Effective 2014-15, Education Code section 52062(b)(2) mandates that school district governing boards adopt their budgets in a public meeting held after a public hearing. For 2024, the budget adoption is set for June 18. Since 2019-20, school districts must also develop a Budget Overview for Parents alongside the LCAP for transparency. The 2024-25 Budget, based on the Governor’s May Revision and advisories, complies with state guidelines and includes projections for transitioning to a Community Funded District. The district expects an unassigned ending fund balance of $3,656,597 above the reserve for economic uncertainties to maintain programs, meet cash flow needs, support post-COVID student needs, and keep credit ratings. The 2023-24 Estimated Actuals and 2024-25 Budget are available for public inspection at the District’s Administrative Services Office.

Facilities Development Program Update: Studio W Architects

Studio W Architects will present an update on the facilities development program. The report will cover project design, construction progress, closeout status, financial updates, and updates on the M&O Building and Bus Storage Facility.

Strategic Plan Update

The Superintendent will update the Board on the 2023-2024 strategic plan priority goals and present recommended goals for 2024-2025. These goals, including any Board revisions, will be up for approval on June 18, 2024. The strategic plan, approved on June 21, 2022, features annual priority goals aligned with long-term objectives developed during the 2021-2022 school year.

History-Social Science Instructional Materials Adoption, First Reading

Throughout the 2023-24 school year, the District has engaged in a comprehensive process to adopt new History-Social Science textbooks for the 2024-2025 school year. This process, now concluded, has resulted in the recommended selection of textbooks that align with the updated 2016 History-Social Science Framework.

The District partnered with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) to facilitate this transition and provide a professional development series for District staff and educators. This collaboration aimed to engage the educational community in the adoption process.

Both phases of the pilot process are complete. After thoroughly reviewing feedback from students, staff, and families involved in the pilot, the textbook adoption committee has made its recommendations. The textbook adoption committee selected the Teacher Curriculum Institute (TCI) for elementary schools and National Geographic for middle schools.

The District thanks the textbook adoption committee members for their commitment and hard work throughout this important process.

Visit the Textbook Adoptions webpage for more information, including access to pilots, informational meeting recordings, and more. 

These materials will be presented for the first reading and public hearing, with the final action scheduled for adopting the History-Social Science textbooks at the June 18 Board meeting. The total cost of this adoption, not exceeding $1,000,000, will depend upon total enrollment staffing and be funded through the Restricted Lottery account.