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SLVUSD
BOARD BRIEFING


The Board Briefing is intended to highlight Board actions that may be of interest to the general public.

For Board meeting dates, general information, agendas, and minutes, please visit our website at www.slvusd.org.
 
 
 

This Board Briefing represents the Board Meetings of
August 4, 2021 and August 18, 2021.


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At the regularly scheduled Board Meeting of Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the SLVUSD Board of Trustees met regarding the following AGENDA.

The Board Meeting Minutes from  the August 4th Board Meeting were approved by the Board and can be accessed by clicking the appropriate link below:
  June 9, 2021 - Regular
June 16, 2021 - Regular
July 28, 2021 - Special

At the regularly scheduled Board Meeting of Wednesday, August 18, 2021, the SLVUSD Board of Trustees met regarding the following AGENDA.

The Board Meeting Minutes from the August 28th Board Meeting was approved by the Board and can be accessed by clicking the appropriate link below:
 August 4, 2021 - Regular

Other highlights from these meetings are showcased below.
 
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
2021-22 School Opening
 
Mr. Schiermeyer, Superintendent, shared the various events that took place prior to the first student day.

The New Teacher Breakfast and Orientation was held on August 11th at the District Office. A beautiful breakfast was provided for sixteen of our new teachers, Principals, Cabinet, and Board members by the SLV Rotary Club. Breakfast was followed by staff introductions and training by Instructional Services, Special Ed/Student Services, Human Resources, and Information Technology. This event was led by Mr. Lucia, Chief Human Resources Officer, and was a great success.
The Welcome Back Breakfast was held on August 12th and was led by Vickie Bergquist, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. Many other district staff and Student Nutrition Services helped to make the event possible. All staff were welcomed back with a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, and fresh fruit. The Superintendent gave a brief message highlighting "Do the Right Thing," the theme for the 2021-22 school year. The much anticipated raffle followed the Superintendent's message. Raffle items were generously donated by the following local businesses:  Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub, Coffee 9, Cowboy Bar & Grille, Empire Grill, O'Neill Yacht Charters, Red Pearl, Scopazzi's Restaurant, and Wild Roots Market (Felton). SLVUSD is most grateful to our supportive community!

It was fantastic to be able to have the SLV staff together!
SLVUSD BOARD OF TRUSTEES PREPARING PANCAKES FOR THE SLV STAFF! 
The Professional Development Day was Friday, August 13th, which included a two hour presentation, "Understanding Professional Boundaries," presented by Donna Williamson, from Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. As a precaution, this training was held in three different sessions as to limit the number of staff in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). 

In addition to this training, site and/or department/grade level training took place to allow staff collaboration time to focus on the reopening transition back to school for students. Within this time, predetermined "choice topics for discussion" were provided so that there would be focused discussions and equity for all students.
The first student day was Tuesday, August 17th. Mr. Schiermeyer, Superintendent, visited each site and checked in on staff and students. He reported that students did a great job following mask requirements and everyone was excited to be back in school.
The 2021-22 School Opening presentation may be accessed HERE.
 
THE THEME FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

INDIVIDUAL * PROFESSIONAL * TEAM * STUDENT * PARENT * COMMUNITY
 
REPORTS
ALBA SCHOOLHOUSE - TO REBUILD OR NOT TO REBUILD
 
Mr. Schiermeyer, Superintendent, provided a report to the Board with many Alba Road residents in attendance.

The cost to rebuild Alba Schoolhouse is estimated at $575,000. Per the insurance company, the cost to rebuild will be covered as long as the exact specifications for the prior structure are followed.

Mr. Schiermeyer stated that the District would not be utilizing District funds to rebuild the structure, but there would be district personnel costs involved with overseeing the construction project.

Each Board member shared their thoughts and then unanimously provided direction in favor to rebuild the Alba Schoolhouse as it was previously built. 
 
 
SLV STAFFING UPDATE
 
Mr. Lucia, Chief Human Resources Officer, reported that SLVUSD currently has 271 employees with eleven FTE open positions.

Within the Certificated staff, since July 1st, we have hired 26 new employees and four positions remain open. Within the Classified staff, we have hired 19 new employees and seven positions remain open.

There have been 56 new employees hired for the 2021-22 school year, which translates to 19.85% of our staff as new employees. We welcome our new staff and look forward to getting to know them all.

 
You may access the Staffing Report HERE.
 
LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHIN SLVUSD?
SLV has part-time or full-time work. We have several job openings. You can explore SLVUSD job opportunities at www.edjoin.org/slvusd.
 
U P D A T E
 
Ms. McRae, Chief Academic Officer, provided information regarding the Summer Program offered between June 10th and July 7th. There were 238 students that participated in the Summer Program consisting of 140 elementary, 44 middle school, 54 high school, and 14 extended school year students.

Students were able to attend class in person and earn academic credit.

District staff plan to follow-up by monitoring Elevate Math student progress for the 21-22 school year, determine ongoing interest in Computer Science, and re-evaluate the Edmentum platform as a credit recovery option.

The focus will be to determine what our students are in need of during Summer School for the next summer offerings.


You may access the Summer School Update presentation HERE
 
ACTION ITEMS
Mr. Schiermeyer, Superintendent, brought the following construction action items to the Board, which were all approved:
 
Contracts for:
CRHS Fiber Optic Recabling/Quail Hollow
SLVE Water Repair
Quail Hollow Campus Paving
WTI General Services for Roof Maintenance and Repairs

 
 
 
2021-22 BOARD MEETINGS REMAINING


September 15, 2021
October 20, 2021
November 17, 2021
December 15, 2021
January 19, 2022
February 2, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 4, 2022
June 8, 2022
June 15, 2022

 
Please be aware that the Board of Trustees can add Special Board Meetings and / or Board Workshops as needed. If this occurs, the agenda would be posted in accordance with the Brown Act requirements.
 
 
 
The SLVUSD Board of Education

Serving students and families throughout the San Lorenzo Valley
Top left:  Gail Levine, President
Top Right:  Jacqui Rice
Middle Left:  Grace Pollak
Middle Right:  Stacy Newsom Kerr
Bottom Left:  Mark Becker, Clerk
The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees sets policy for the operation of the District and is responsible for the following general duties:
  • Set the direction for the District by establishing District Priorities
  • Providing a basic organizational structure for the District by establishing policies 
  • Ensure District fiscal accountability 
  • Provide community leadership on behalf of the District and public education
  • Recruit, hire, and evaluate the Superintendent to serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the SLVUSD Organization
 
 
WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE ALL STUDENTS LEARN AND ARE FULLY PREPARED FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER


Our mailing address is:

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District
325 Marion Avenue
Ben Lomond, CA  95005