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School board to hear update on enrollment, staffing

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From page A1 | September 04, 2013 |

Classes got underway last week in the Davis Joint Unified School District, and when the school board trustees gather for a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, they will hear an update from district staff on enrollment, facilities, technology and other topics relating to the new academic year.

Trustees also will hear an update on the school district’s ongoing implementation of the new Common Core academic standards. The presentation will include a discussion of the district’s new report card, which will reflect the new academic standards, as well as  identified focus units in mathematics for grades K-7; a proposed calendar of performance tasks for English language arts in elementary schools; and a review of existing instructional materials.

The board also will consider a resolution relating to the new Education Protection Account, which was created as part of the approval of Proposition 30 last November by California voters. The Davis school district stands to receive just under $8 million through the state’s newly created Education Protection Account, and state law requires that the district must acknowledge this source of funds and report out the use of the funds, annually.

These are not new program funds; they are an alternate state funding source of base revenues that are part of the district’s base funding formula from student attendance now allocated through the local control funding formula. The resolution to be considered by the board Thursday is part of an administrative financial accounting and reporting process.

The board also will consider several interesting topics during the closed-session portion of the meeting, including a lawsuit against Davis’ Measure E parcel tax, brought by Davis resident Jose Granda and others, as well as contract renewals for Associate Superintendent Clark Bryant, Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby, Assistant Superintendent Matt Best, Director of Student Services Laura Juanitas and the district’s school climate coordinator — a position split between Mel Lewis and Kate Snow.

Trustees also will hold a closed-session discussion of the possibility of setting a price for the district’s undeveloped 8-acre property on Grande Avenue in North Davis. That’s an indication that the board may be getting ready to entertain offers for the property, now that the region’s real estate market, which tanked in 2008, appears to be recovering.

The Grande property has been declared surplus and has been approved by city government for a residential development that would include 40-some homes. The school district acquired the Grande property in the 1970s as a possible elementary school site that later was deemed unnecessary.

Thursday’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The meeting will be carried live on Davis cable Channel 17 and as live streaming video on at www.djusd.tv.

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