BOE Meeting for September 14, 2004
1. Employee of the Month
Background: Each month the District recognizes an outstanding performance by an Disrict employee. This month Michael DeSousa, Teacher, Alameda Community Learning Center was recognized.
2. Enivronmental Status Report on Woodstock Child Development (WCDC) and Miller Elementary School
Background: As part of the turnover of lands from the Navy to local agencies, the Navy is participating in the The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) process. The seven step process is outlined below:
During the Site Inspection phase, toxins were discovered. As a result, the Remedial Investigation phase was started. A total of 79 soil samples from 30 locations and 16 groundwater samples from 8 location were taken in August, 2004. Results from the testing is expected to be completed by December, 2004. The initial draft of the Remedial Investigation report is expected by March, 2005 with the final report being done by August, 2005. At that point, the Feasibilty Study will begin.
Rather than wait for the completion of the CERCLA process, the local Base Reuse Advisory Committee Cleanup Team and the Navy have agreed to proceed with an Interim Removal Action. The Interim Removal Action has identified six areas where steps will be taken to reduce exposure to the underlying soil in play areas. In all six areas, barriers of concrete or a liner along wood chips/synthetic turf will be used. Bids are being prepared for contractors at this time.
Update: November, 2008AUSD Request to Navy
3. 2004/05 Operating Agreement between Alterntives in Action, Inc. and the Alameda Unified School District for the Bay Area School of Enterprise
Background: Each year the Bay Area School of Enterprise and the Alameda Unified School District are required to develop an annual operating agreement. The proposed agreement for 2004/05 was presented. The agreement had minor modifications from last year to clarify the responsibilities of each party.
4. Agreement Governing Special Education and Related Services between Alterntives in Action, Inc. and the Alameda Unified School District for the Bay Area School of Enterprise
Background: Each year the Bay Area School of Enterprise and the Alameda Unified School District are required to develop an annual operating agreement for Special Education. The proposed agreement related specifically to Special Education for 2004/05 was presented. The agreement had minor modifications from last year to clarify the responsibilities of each party.
5. PUBLIC HEARING: Agreement between Alameda Unified School District and Public Employees Union, Local One
Background: The collective bargain agreement between Public Employes Union Local One and the Alameda Unified School District expired on June 30, 2004. Negotiations have resulted in a tentative contractual agreement for the next three years.
Fiscal Implications: See Public Disclosure of Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement
6. Approval of Agreement Between Association of California School Administrators, Alameda Chapter (ACSA) and the Alameda Unified School District
Background: The Association of California School Administrators, Alameda Chapter (ACSA) and the Alameda Unified School District have a "meet and confer" working relationship that is memorialized in a memorandrum of understanding. A new tentative agreement would extend the agreement to June 30, 2005.
Fiscal Implications: See Public Disclosure of Proposed Agreement
7. Enrollment Report
Background: Each year as the school year starts, enrollment changes. The district is required to meet contractual and program class size limits prior to the twentieth day of class (September 29). A progress report as of September 14th was given.
As of Friday, September 14th, enrollment was 290 students (240 regular education students and 50 special education students) below projections. West End schools of Woodstock Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Chipman Middle School and Encinal High School accounted for 66% of shortfall. Island High School, Alameda High School and Earhart Elementary also have significant enrollment shortfalls. Based on current revenue limits, a 300 student enrollment shortfall would cost the District over $1,600,000.
Fiscal Implications: Approximately $1,600,000 if current attendance patterns continue.
8. Staff Development Report
Background: All districts in California were eligible to claim reimbursement for up to three days of staff development. Staff development days were held on August 27, 30, and 31. A report was given on the staff development activities.
One of three staff development days was devoted to district wide staff development. At the elementary school level, the primary emphasis was focused on Houghton Mifflin training for the language arts textbook adoption. At the Middle Schools, the teachers choose two "mini-courses" from approximately a dozen topics ranging from curriculum implementation to adolescent mental health issues.
9. Update on 2004/05 Adopted Budget
Background: As a result of the adoption of the State budget, two additonal sources of reveunes have been realized. Mandated Cost Revenue of $58,000,000 statewide amounts to approximately $45,000 for Alameda Unified School District. An increase to Instructional Materials Funds is projected to bring an additional $245,000 for the purchase of instructional materials, a restricted funds account.
Fiscal Implications: $45,000 to the General Fund and an additional amount that would have come from the General Fund for the Houghton Mifflin textbook adoption that can now be paid for from the Instructional Materials fund
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