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Board Meeting Highlights - October 30, 2019
Posted 11/1/19

Board Meeting Highlights – October 30, 2019

 

At its October 30th meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:

 

  • Held a Public Hearing to Present Sunshine Proposals from FUDTA on Article 24: Salaries - The 2019-2021 FUSD/FUDTA Collective Bargaining Agreement as well as Government Code, Chapter 10.7, Sections 3540-3549, provide for the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association (FUDTA) to submit a reopener on Article 24: Salaries of the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association contract.

 

  • Held First Public Hearing on Map Options to Receive Public Testimony Concerning Proposed Trustee Voting Area Plans Associated with the District's Transition to a By-Trustee Area Election System - The Governing Board convened its first public hearing on map options to receive public testimony concerning proposed trustee voting area plans associated with the District's transition to a by-trustee area election system. The District is releasing four map options to the community for study and input. All four of the map options being considered meet the legal requirements outlined in CVRA. The District is providing three in-person opportunities to the community to review and provide feedback over the next seven weeks before the Board of Education votes on December 10, 2019 for a map that will be put into effect for the November 2020 Board elections. Please find map options for your consideration here: Transition to a New System of Electing Governing Board Members.

 

  • Received Information on the Parcel Tax Measure for the March 2020 Ballot and Provided Direction to Staff - The District commissioned Godbe Research to conduct a tracking (online) survey to assess support for a new parcel tax measure. A survey was conducted between October 3-9, 2019, among 1,002 voters to test for additional parcel tax flat rate options. A representative from Godbe Research and from TBWB Strategies presented the results of the survey, including which parcel tax amount is feasible for the District and will discuss next steps in order to qualify for the March 2020 ballot.

 

  • Reviewed First Reading of Revised Administrative Regulation 5114, Student Discipline - Since the last update in 2008, there have been many changes to California Education Code that should be reflected in AR 5114 to protect the rights of students. Changes to the Administrative Regulation have been made according to Fremont Unified School District current procedures.  No changes have been made to Board Policy 5114 and it is attached for reference only. Item passes by 4-1 vote (Trustee Crosbie votes Nay).

 

  • Approved First Reading of Revised Board Policy 5114.2, Student Discipline - Detention, and Review Administrative Regulation - Since the last update in 2006, there have been changes to California Education Code that should be reflected in Board Policy 5114.2 to protect the rights of students. Changes to the Administrative Regulation have been made according to Fremont Unified School District current procedures. Item passes by 4-1 vote (Trustee Sweeney votes Nay).

 

  • Approved First Reading of Revised Board Policy 5113, Student Attendance and Excused Absences, and Review Administrative Regulation - Since the last update in 2002, there have been changes to California Education Code that should be reflected in Board Policy 5113 to protect the rights of students. Changes to the Administrative Regulation have been made according to Fremont Unified School District current procedures.

 

  • Received a Presentation on the New Construction and Modernization Project at Hopkins Middle School, Middle School Conversion Project and Authorized Staff to Proceed with One of the Three Options - The Board received a presentation on the new construction and modernization project at Hopkins Middle School and authorized staff to proceed with option 2B. Architect HKIT produced three design options for the project. Option 2B provides extensive modernization for a permanent capacity of 1,352 students, includes a new multiuse, combination space (student union); and a new music classroom. Option 2B is estimated at $84.1 million. The project budget is $68.1 million with the potential to be supplemented from the $25.8 million remaining from the additional allocation for the middle school conversion projects. With this authorization, the architect will proceed with the schematic design so the current schedule can be met for the Hopkins Middle School conversion for the 2022-23 school year. Board votes 4-1 (Trustee Berke votes Nay) to proceed with Option 2B.

 

  • Received 2019-20 Budget Update with Impacts from Revised Demographic Enrollment Projections - As a result of the October 16, 2019, enrollment update, the district is providing a Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget update to reflect the demographic changes so that the district can begin to make budget balancing decisions for Fiscal Year 2020-21.

 

  • Received the California School Dashboard Report on Local Indicators for Fremont Unified School District for 2019-20 - The California School Dashboard is a new website that shows how local educational agencies and schools are performing on the indicators in California's school accountability system. The Dashboard was created to give parents and the public a better idea of what is happening in our schools and districts and to identify where extra assistance is needed. The Dashboard is a component of the Local Control Funding Formula passed in 2013 that significantly changed how California provides funding to public schools and holds local educational agencies accountable for student performance.

 

See Video of entire meeting here 

 

The Board’s next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th, 6:00pm (time subject to change), at the District Office Board Room – 4210 Technology Dr. – in Fremont.