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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 Meeting of
December 16, 2020.


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At the regularly scheduled Board Meeting of Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the SLVUSD Board of Trustees met regarding the following AGENDA.

The Board Meeting Minutes from November 18, 2020 were approved by the Board and can be accessed HERE.

Other highlights from this meeting are showcased below.
 
BCE WINTER EMERGENCY PLAN
 
Superintendent Bruton reported that the District continues to work closely with Santa Cruz County Emergency Services on the potential debris flow situation.  The District will be notified 48 hours in advance of a potential evacuation of the community due to extreme weather condition predictions. This would allow the District time to close the BCE campus and evacuate staff and students. The residents living in potential mud slide areas will be notified 24 hours in advance of a weather event. Dr. Bruton strongly recommended that families in impacted areas evacuate when the evacuation notice is issued. 

The BCE campus is located in an alluvial fan area. The risk factor for the school location is considered lower than previously expected due to clean up efforts.

The report also stated that the District was able to secure an insurance policy for BCE that would cover mud and debris flow damage. This policy provides five million dollars in coverage for the BCE campus.
 
CLASSROOM VENTILATION REPORT

Dr. Bruton, Superintendent, reported that the District has 201 HVAC units across the District. In order to qualify for the funding through AB 841, the District must complete a 3-phase plan, which includes assessment, electrical usage study, and upgraded main electrical panels. The three phases of work were given as follows:
 
  • Phase I - HVAC Assessment Study, Air Flow Calibration, and MERV 13 filters
  • Phase II - Electrical Panel Usage Study, AC units on 2-story buildings, with priority to the upper classrooms
  • Phase III - Electrical Panel Upgrades, AC Units - All Classrooms, and solar & generator-ready

Each phase was reviewed and summarized, sample HVAC / Ventilation Systems were shown, as well as pictures of recent modifications. Pictures of current electrical mapping and proposed electrical panels were shared. The timeline for the completion of Phase III is estimated for the summer of 2022.

The presentation is available for viewing HERE.
 
MEASURE "S" UPDATE
 
Mr. Schiermeyer, Deputy Superintendent-Business, shared the "Measure S Update," created with the assistance of the Co-Directors of Construction Management/MOT, Mr. Arndt and Mr. Bergquist.
The current project list was shared calling attention to the two new projects:

1-HVAC/Electrical Upgrades/AC Projects
2-Fencing & Landscaping

The projects that are currently in the development/design phase were reviewed and preliminary renderings of the middle school project were shared. The report included information on the leach field soil boring process that passed inspection recently. The leach field project will now continue to the next phase.

The scope-of-work for the SLVHS CTE Wing is close to being finalized and will be coming to the Board in the next two months. The Tri-campus landscaping and fencing work was reviewed by the Board.
The SLVHS Pool upgrade, QH Renovation (Phase 1), SLVMS Band Room and SLVHS/SNS roof repairs are currently in the construction phase and progressing.


The Measure S Update presentation is available HERE.
DEMOLITION OF PORTABLES BY GUERRA CONSTRUCTION - QUAIL HOLLOW RENOVATION PROJECT
 
OATH OF OFFICE ADMINISTERED
Dr. Bruton, Superintendent, issued the Oath of Office to Ms. Jacqui Rice and Ms. Grace Pollak, a requirement prior to entering upon the duties of the office. Per California Constitution, Article 20, Section 3; Government Code 1360, all Governing Board Members shall take the oath required by law.

Ms. Jacqui Rice represents Trustee Area 5 and was appointed in lieu of election as she ran unopposed. Ms. Grace Pollak represents Trustee Area 3 and was elected in the November election. Both will serve a four-year term through December 2024 per Board Bylaw 9110.

Upon completion of the Oath of Office, the newly sworn in Board Members assumed their positions on the Board.
 
R E C O G N I T I O N S
LAURA DOLSON
Trustee Area 3
2010 - 2020
JACQUI RICE
Trustee Area 5
Board President - 2020
Ms. Dolson was appointed to the Board in 2010 and has served with "wisdom, patience, and fortitude," said fellow Board members. "She led by example, acted as a mentor, was always prepared, and organized and professional," stated another Board member.
Laura served on district committees such as, VAPA, BaySci, and Math.  She was appreciated for her thoughtful, sensible, and logical decision-making. She will be remembered for focusing on what would benefit  students. Ms. Dolson will always be a part of the SLV family and will be missed. 
Ms. Dolson was presented with an engraved Annie Glass platter and thanked for her many years of service. 
Ms. Rice, Trustee, served as the Board President for 2020. Her fellow Board members expressed their gratitude for Ms. Rice and how she met her many obligations to the Board in her role as President as she faced serious health conditions. Throughout the entire time, she continued to contribute in many ways and always did a great job. Whether it is attending the committees that she represents or assisting with the distribution of gift cards for families in need, Ms. Rice serves the SLV community in various ways.

Ms. Rice was presented with the traditional engraved gavel and thanked for her service as President.
 
ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL BUSINESS

The SLV Board of Trustees, in compliance with Board Bylaw 9100 (Organization) - held the annual organizational meeting to elect a president and a clerk from its members. The annual appointment of the Superintendent as Secretary to the Board and the designation of Board representatives  to district  curriculum committees is also part of this organizational meeting.
 
The newly elected President is Ms. Gail Levine.

The newly elected Clerk is Mr. Mark Becker.

Congratulations to both of you!
 
APPROVAL OF THE 2020-21 FIRST INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL SOLVENCY
 
Mr. Schiermeyer, Deputy Superintendent-Business, provided the First Interim report, which covers the period of July 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. He reviewed the various components of the financial report and concluded that the District will receive a positive certification from the County Office of Education.

The District plans to hold a Board Study Session in March to review the District's budget.

This financial report presentation can be viewed
HERE.
 
APPROVAL OF BUDGET OVERVIEW FOR PARENTS - FOR SLVUSD AND SLV CHARTER
 
Mr. Schiermeyer, Deputy Superintendent-Business, reported that the budget information is typically included in the District's LCAP. Since the requirement to adopt an LCAP for 2020-21 has been waived, local Governing Boards are required to adopt and submit the Budget Overview for Parents (BOP) in conjunction with the LEA's First Interim Budget Report. He stated that these reports are a small snapshot of the SLV and SLV Charter budgets. Both of these reports have a posting requirement to the District website.

The
SLV Budget Overview for Parents may be viewed HERE.

The
SLV Charter Budget Overview for Parents may be viewed HERE.
 
MEASURE "S" PROJECTS
APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF TWO ADDITIONAL PORTABLES FOR THE QUAIL HOLLOW RENOVATION PROJECT

Mr. Schiermeyer, Deputy Superintendent-Business, reported that the two portables (rooms #7 and #12) that were intended to be relocated and used were deemed unapproved for use by DSA. These portables were demolished. Quotes for new portables were received in the amount of $93K. 

The picture above represents the general location of the new portables.
 
D I D   Y O U   K N O W ?
...that you can easily donate money for SLV families.

This is a difficult time for all of us, especially those who are struggling after the CZU fire. Please help invest in a better tomorrow for us all by helping families in need.

The SLV Education Foundation, in collaboration with the SLV Booster Groups, asks for your donation. 

If your company or business participates in a "matching donation" program, please consider supporting "SLV 4 Kids" - every penny of this money will go to SLVUSD families.

 
The "SLV 4 Kids" paw is also located on the SLV website homepage.
 
 
2020-21 REMAINING BOARD MEETINGS
 
January 20
February 3
March 3
(workshop)
March 17
April 21
May 5
June 9
June 16

 
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 72 hours advance of the meeting.
 
The SLVUSD Board of Education

Serving students and families throughout the San Lorenzo Valley
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

From Left to Right:  George Wylie (resigned), Laura Dolson (former member), Mark Becker,  Jacqui Rice, and Gail Levine. 

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:
  • Setting direction for the District
  • Providing a basic organizational structure for the District by establishing policies
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Providing community leadership on behalf of the District and public education
 
 
WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE ALL STUDENTS LEARN AND ARE FULLY PREPARED FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER


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