Hurd named new SRVUSD board president

Board of Education also considers first interim 2013-14 financial report

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education has a new president, with members unanimously choosing Rachel Hurd for the post Tuesday.

Hurd has sat on the board since being elected in 2006. This marks her second turn as president.

Denise Jennison was named vice president, and Greg Marvel was selected as the board clerk for the next year.

As part of their annual reorganization, members also confirmed the board meeting schedule through June 2015 and approved committee and liaison assignments.

In other business during the regular board meeting in Danville, members signed off on a positive certification for the first SRVUSD interim financial report of 2013-14.

The district appears in sound fiscal condition so far this school year, on track to meet its financial obligations through 2015-16, according to the report. Average daily attendance has increased by 130.54 since the budget was adopted, and staff projects the district will end the year with a positive cash balance of almost $12.25 million.

The second interim financial report is tentatively set to be presented in March.

The board also adopted a resolution accepting an informational report on the district's "capital school facilities fees fund" for the last five fiscal years.

The fund -- made up of fees paid by developers for residential, commercial and industrial construction projects -- had a balance of about $4.3 million as of June 30.

Board members also approved an updated memorandum of understanding regarding the use of funds for San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council programs. The district has entered into the agreement with the fire district, the county, the city of San Ramon and the town of Danville.

The groups have collaborated in the federally recognized local emergency-preparedness effort since 2006.

The board approved the district's initial proposal for bargaining topics with the California School Employees Association for the current school year. Issues proposed for discussion include hours, overtime, salaries and allowances, benefits and layoffs.

Iron Horse Middle School principal Joe Nguyen made a presentation to the board, highlighting school programs and accomplishments.


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