August 17, 2006

SLUSD Hires New Maintenance & Construction Supervisor at August 15 Meeting

The August 15, 2006, meeting of the San Leandro School Board began with an announcement that Gregory Dyer was hired as the Maintenance & Construction Supervisor during closed session.

Trustee Lisa Hague reported correspondence from Kathy Goodall, Maria Pena, Heidi Finberg, and Deborah Cox.

Superintendent Christine Lim reported that the middle school principals met regarding the district's resident verification program. Lim also noted that it was the first day of registration for freshman students. On August 28, 2006, there will be a BBQ at the high school for the entire school staff and Lim invited the school board.

Trustee Rick Richards reported that the Edea Area Regional Occupational Program met on August 11, 2006, and said that transportation would be provided to and from the high school. Board President Pauline Cutter asked about the cost and Richards reported that the cost was the same as it was for special ed.

Trustee Ray Davis reported that the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce Community Partners Committee did not meet this month.

With the approval of all but four of the consent calendar items, the San Leandro School Board unanimously approved the contract with Kelly, Northcross & Norbriga to be the school district's financial adviser. The board also approved an increase of .007% from the original contract sum of Calstate Construction's bid for the John Muir Adult School Phase I Site Work Project and an increase of .006 % from the original Design Building Systems' contract for the John Muir Adult School Phase II Site Work Project.

President Cutter requested a change in the minutes from the July 18, 2006, meeting to reflect the board's concensus on the amount of $40 per $100,000 of assessed value for the proposed bond. The board unanimously voted to table this item until the minutes were revised.

Trustee Linda Perry requested changes to three items involving student expulsions, which were unanimously approved by the board.

During the time for board member comments, Trustee Louis Heystek noted that Linda Birky was stepping down from the San Leandro Collaborative.

Trustee Stephen Cassidy noted that the state released results from standardized tests today and expressed hope that Washington Elementary's results will lift it out of the state program. Cassidy reported that scores for every class at Wilson Elementary went up in 2006 - the only school that did so. Cassidy also said that he researched the sale of Pacific High and found that it was sold in May 1989. President Cutter added that Pacific High was originally to be sold to Home Depot.

President Cutter noted that the school bond kickoff was a success, with all members of the Board and some members of the City Council were present at the event on Monday, August 14, 2006.

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