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Board Meeting Highlights

December 9, 2019

 

Alta Vista Student Performance

 

Under the direction of their music teacher, Jane Threet, 20 third, fourth and fifth grade students from Alta Vista School entertained the Board of Trustees and community with varied delightful musical selections.

 

 

First Interim Report

 

As required by the State and the County, a report of the budget projections and financial activities of the District as of October 31, 2019 was presented, reviewed, and approved by the Board of Trustees. The district can meet its financial obligations for the current fiscal year and the next two fiscal years and received a positive certification from the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

 

Budget Development Calendar Approved

 

The Budget Development Calendar, which informs the Board of Trustees, staff and the community of important dates for the budget development process, was approved as presented.

 

Public Hearing

 

A public hearing was held regarding a proposal to increase the developer fee rates. Following the public hearing, the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution to increase the developer fee rates.

 

December 16, 2019 Special Meeting

 

Annual Organizational Meeting

 

The following Board of Trustee members were elected to serve as officers for the 2020 school year: Thomas Rossmiessl was elected President; Doug Evans was elected Vice President; and Jennifer Petroff was elected Clerk. Sheila Billlings will represent the district on the County Committee for School District Organization and Vickie Brown is our representative for the Santa Clara County School Boards Association. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Join Us For Our Next Board Meeting

January 13, 2020

 at 6:00 p.m.


Board of Trustees

Sheila Billings
Vickie Brown
Doug Evans
Jennifer Petroff
Thomas E. Rossmeissl


Below are links to the
Board Presentations:

Board Policies Adopted:

  • New BP 4218, Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action
  • Revised BP 5131.2, Bullying

 


Please visit us at www.unionsd.org for detailed minutes once approved
 

Union School District
Foundation for Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Highlights

November 18, 2019

 

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update

 

Associate Superintendent Andrew Schwab reported on the results of the CAASPP. For English Language Arts, 78.92% of Union School District students met or exceeded standards, compared to 63.03% in Santa Clara County and 50.87% at the state level. In Mathematics, 75.98% of USD students met or exceeded standards, compared to 56.56% in Santa Clara County and 39.73% at the state level. In addition, our subgroups outperformed Santa Clara County and the state in ELA and Math.

CAASPP

 

Community Comments

 

Teachers and parents expressed their appreciation for the exceptional teachers in Union School District and asked that they be compensated fairly. Board President Jennifer Petroff thanked everyone who attended the board meeting.

 

Public Hearings

 
A public hearing was held regarding the financial impact of the negotiated 2019-22 Employment Agreement with the California School Employees Association.
 
A public hearing was held by the Board of Trustees to propose an Education Parcel Tax Measure.
 

Board Policies Adopted

 

The following four board policies were adopted:
  • Revised BP 1312.3, Uniform Complaint Procedures
  • Revised BP 4030, Nondiscrimination in Employment
  • Revised BP 5117, Interdistrict Attendance
  • New BP 6142.1, Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Join Us For Our Next Board Meeting

December 9, 2019

 at 6:00 p.m.


Board of Trustees

Sheila Billings
Vickie Brown
Doug Evans
Jennifer Petroff
Thomas E. Rossmeissl


Below are links to the
Board Presentation:

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Please visit us at www.unionsd.org for detailed minutes once approved

 




Union School District
Foundation for Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Highlights

October 28, 2019

 

Budget Study Session

 

John Gray, President and CEO of School Services of California, reviewed the  state budget as it relates to school district funding. In his presentation, he shared that Local Educational Agencies are faced with challenges in the way that districts are funded and how they address the ever increasing costs for employee compensation, retirement costs and Special Education programs. Please see his Budget Study Session presentation.

School Services Presentation

 

Financial Overview

 

Assistant Superintendent Rita Sohal presented a financial overview of the Union School District budget. Ms. Sohal shared potential ways to protect our educational programs and improve funding to recruit and retain highly qualified certificated staff could include increasing lease revenue and placing a potential supplemental parcel tax and/or bond measure on the November 2020 ballot. For more information, please see her Financial Overview presentation.

 

Prior to Ms. Sohal's presentation, staff and community members presented questions. Most questions were answered in her presentation. Additional questions and answers can be found here.

 

Belmont Village Senior Living Project

 

One of the ways to increase revenue for the district is by leasing underutilized land. Please join us on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at a public hearing to speak in favor of the Union School District/Belmont Village Senior Living project at the San Jose City Council Chambers, City Hall Wing, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, California. ​​​​​​​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Join Us For Our Next Board Meeting

November 18, 2019

 at 6:00 p.m.


Board of Trustees

Sheila Billings
Vickie Brown
Doug Evans
Jennifer Petroff
Thomas E. Rossmeissl


Below are links to the
Budget Study Session Presentations:

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Please visit us at www.unionsd.org for detailed minutes once approved

 




Union School District
Foundation for Excellence