Friday, December 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

School board to hear updates on enrollment, tax revenue

By
From page A1 | February 19, 2014 |

The Davis school board will hear updates on several major topics at Thursday night’s meeting — touching on everything from parcel tax revenue to enrollment projections, and from the academic-year calendar to facilities needs.

Davis Demographics will present a newly updated set of enrollment projections, the latest in a long line of reports dating back several years. The report notes that “births in the area have decreased by 17 percent between 2008 and 2012″ which “could lead to a decline in the number of kindergarten students in the next four years.” But overall, the projections indicate a likely increase of between 99 and 390 students between 2014 and 2024, though there will be some small ups and downs in enrollment along the way.

The school district’s Parcel Tax Oversight Committee will make its annual report, including an overview of how much parcel tax revenue the district receives — about $9.5 million per year — and listing the various teaching, counseling and library positions, etc., that are supported with it.

Trustees also will hear an outline of the district’s needs from facilities director Mike Adell, who told The Enterprise his report will discuss the need to repair or replace the roofs on several aging buildings around the district, as well as update or replace several decades-old fire alarm and air-conditioning systems. The district has a very limited amount of money to pay for these projects.

There also will be an update on the academic-year calendar, specifically, the concept of formally ending the fall semester before the winter break in late December. The board is being asked to direct administrative staff whether to “take the next steps of educating site staff and the community” regarding the possible calendar shift. Calendar options ultimately must be voted on by the school board and the members of the Davis Teachers Association, as part of the teachers’ contract.

Trustees also will hear a presentation on athletics policy, and review draft documents relating to coach selection criteria/process, coach term of employment, role of the head coach (varsity, junior varsity, frosh), role of the athletic director, the athletics complaint process, and the coaches’ code of conduct. The presentation will include a timeline for the process associated with the development of these policies and procedures.

The agenda summary notes that “over the past 18 months there has been a great deal of (public) attention” at school board meetings on the topic of athletics and the hiring and departure of several coaches. The policies to be covered Thursday have been in development for several months.

Most recently, the furor has concentrated on Davis High School girls and boys volleyball coach Julie Crawford, who has been granted an appeal of the superintendent’s decision not to extend her coaching variable services agreement. That decision was made following an investigation last fall of a formal complaint filed by Dr. Rob Peterson, the father of a girls volleyball player and the husband of trustee Nancy Peterson.

The investigation found that Crawford “more likely than not” retaliated against Nancy Peterson, her chief critic, by cutting Emma Peterson from the varsity volleyball team before the start of her senior season.

Additionally, the school board will consider supporting the nomination of trustee Susan Lovenburg to serve as a delegate from Yolo County to the California School Boards Association.

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 at www.djusd.tv.

— Reach Jeff Hudson at jhudson@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8055.

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    UCD, UC team up to study effects of climate change

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Teens’ goal? Helping other soccer players around the world

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    There’s a plate for you at the Davis Holiday Meal

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Help sought in search for runaway Davis teen

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Feds release ‘framework’ to rate colleges

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Gunfire leads to DUI arrest

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Police seek suspect in hit-and-run collision

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Sierra Club calendars on sale Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Creative women share food, friendship

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Welcome 2015 with Mumbo Gumbo at a gala bash

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Willett bench is a labor of love

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A4

     
    Author! Author! UCD hosts talks, Q and A on Asia-focused books

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Blue Christmas service planned at Davis churches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    See diving ducks at city wetlands tour

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Libraries will be closed around the holidays

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Downtown gift cards get a new perk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

     
    Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

    Nobel Prize winner will discuss research related to autism

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    A home for the holidays?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Traditional carols service is Saturday at St. Martin’s

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Explorit: Experience nano this spring

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Donate to STEAC at Original Steve’s

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    Grandmothers support group meets weekly

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

    .

    Forum

    He needs them to pay up

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A14

    Cheers and Jeers: Have you ever seen the rain?

    By Our View | From Page: A14

     
    Defeating Ebola involves medicine, and prayers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14 | Gallery

    Kudos to Central Park Gardens donors and volunteers

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

     
    .

    Sports

    Cousins is back in lineup but Kings fall

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Devil boys hold off scrappy Rio Linda

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Lady Blue Devils rout an undefeated Liberty squad

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    UCD RB coach Wright heads to Florida; what next?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Aggies nab junior college defensive lineman

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Nostra-Dunning makes his college bowl picks

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: B2

    Tennyson’s first goal is the difference in Sharks win

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    Name droppers: Trio elected to academy of inventors

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    .

    Arts

     
    DMTC announces auditions for ‘Sweeney Todd’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
    ‘Before Midnight’ screening is tonight

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

    DMTC plans New Year’s Eve party

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
    Tom Rigney and Flambeau to play

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
    .

    Business

    After 19 years, Alfa Romeo returns

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: A16

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Rena Sylvia Smilkstein

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Comics