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Minutes for April 28 BOE Meeting

School District Formal Agenda - PDF Version including Consent Items

1.) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Alameda Unified School District Earth Day Report

Background: In observance of Earth Day, staff made a presentation on energy use and consumption patterns, waste recycling and emerging partnerships in these areas.

Fiscal Implications: None

2.) School Facilities Measure C Bond Audit

Background:  Each year the school district is required to have an independent audit of Measure C Bond Building Fund. Measure C was passed in 2004 and provided $63 million for facilities. The auditors presented their findings of their audit and the Board approved the audit.

Fiscal Implications: None.

3.) Update on Elementary Caring School Curriculum, Lesson #9, Addressing Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Information

Background:The Elementary Safe Schools Curriculum Committee was first convened in October 2007 to provide tools and resources to teachers in addressing sexual orientation and gender identity. The committee then created lessons for grades K-5 to educate the students in regards to understanding and respecting all types of family structures. Community forums as well as individual school forums were held in the months of February and March, 2009 to inform the parents.

Staff presented an update of the revised and reformatted lessons.

Fiscal Implications: None

4.) Public Hearing: 9th-12th Grade Math Adoption

Background: Before adopting textbooks a public hearing was held.  

Fiscal Implications: $550,000 from instructional materials funds and lottery funds.

5.) Approval to Adopt Math 6th-12th Math Materials

Background: Staff is recommendied a series of new math textbooks for grades 6 through 12. The Board adopted the new textbooks. 

Fiscal Implications: $550,000 from instructional materials funds and lottery funds.

6.) Budget Categorical Programs Recommendations

Background: Staff made an initial presentation of the impact of the Governor's proposed budget at the January 27th Board of Education meeting. Staff made an presentation on the ongoing budget implications at the February 10th meeting along a presentation at February 11th board workshop. At the February 24 meeting staff will begin to explain the implications of the newly adopted State budget as well as provide information about categorical spending. At the March 10 board meeting staff provided Part 1 analysis of the categorical programs including cost and benefits. At the March 24th BOE meeting staff presented Part 2 analysis of categorical spending, In addition at the 3/24 BOE meeting, a public hearing was held in order for the District to use Categorical Flexibility to address state budget reductions for education.  The Board approved the use of Categorical Flexibility at the April 14th Board meeting. At this meeting, the Superintendent proposed a reorganization of the Education Services department in an effort to allocate more Categorical Funds directly to the school sites. 

Fiscal Implications: None but a reallocation to the school sites. 

7.) Approval of Resolution No. 09-0024 Intent to Dismiss Classified Employees, California School Employees Association (CSEA - Chapter 27, Office/Technical and Paraprofessional Unit)

Background: California Education Code Section 45117 sets forth dates and procedures by the Board of Education must express its intent to reduce or discontinue particular kinds of services and give notice to classified California School Employees Association (CSEA - Chapter 27, Office/Technical and Paraprofessional Unit) that thier service may not be required for the ensuing school year.


Number of Positions 

Total Reduction 

Staff Secretary I 

1.00 FTE 

Staff Secretary II 

1.00 FTE 

Accounting Assistant III 

1.00 FTE 

Paraprofessional, ELD 


5.72 FTE 

Clerical Program Assistant 

0.64 FTE 

School Office Assistant 

0.94 FTE 

Health Office Assistant 

0.13 FTE 

Paraprofessional, Title One 

1.125 FTE 

Paraprofessional, Computer Lab

0.80 FTE 

Paraprofessional, Media Center

0.50 FTE 

Paraprofessional, SIP

0.50 FTE 


Fiscal Implications: Estimated savings of $450,000 if the position are eliminated due to State funding reductions to categorical funding.