SRVUSD board to discuss appointing new superintendent

School rental fee increases, math placement policy, special day class curriculum also on tap

The San Ramon Valley school board is set for a closed-session discussion on appointing the district's next superintendent Tuesday night.

District officials announced last week that San Diego County administrator Rick Schmitt was the board's choice as the finalist after candidate interviews for a successor to retiring superintendent Mary Shelton.

The school board and other members of the SRVUSD community were scheduled to visit Schmitt's current school district Monday. SRVUSD officials said last week that if the site visit went well, the board was expected to consider making a formal offer of employment to Schmitt on Tuesday.

Schmitt has served as superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District, based in Encinitas in north-coastal San Diego County, since 2013.

He began his education career as a social studies teacher. He later became a vice principal and principal in Livermore before moving to the San Diego area in 1999 to become principal of Coronado High School.

Schmitt has worked in the San Dieguito district since 2003, serving as a high school principal, associate superintendent of educational services, deputy superintendent and, most recently, superintendent.

The superintendent appointment discussion is among several items for the board's 6:30 p.m. closed-session meeting. Any closed-session votes would need to be announced in open session.

The open session is set to follow at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the boardrooms at the district administrative complex, 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.

In other business

* The board will consider endorsing increases to the fees charged for renting school facilities, as well as revisions to the board policy and administrative regulation on community relations related to school facility use. The fee schedule hasn't been updated since 2008-09, according to district officials.

* Board members will debate approving a policy for placing ninth-grade students in proper mathematics classes.

* The board will talk about proposed revisions to the district's administrative regulation on special education staff and the regulation pertaining to sexual harassment.

* Board members will also consider approving several changes to the board policies on budget and goals for the district and to the administrative regulations on budget, industrial accident/illness leave, athletic competition and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

* They will consider eliminating nearly two full-time equivalent (FTE) classified positions because of reduced funding or program changes, including 1.325 FTE classroom paraeducator, 0.1 FTE physical education instructional assistant and 0.4875 FTE primary intervention paraeducator.

* Board members will hear presentations about Alamo Elementary School, response to intervention efforts in the district and special day class curriculum -- Unique 2 You.

* They will discuss approving resolutions declaring May 15-21 as Classified School Employee Week and designating May 11 as Day of the Teacher.

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