School board to review local accountability plan, district budget

Superintendent pay bump, special education plan also set for Tuesday

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk Tuesday about the proposed local accountability plan that outlines goals and strategies for the district over the next three years.

The district's draft Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), required for local districts statewide under California's Local Control Funding Formula, describes objectives, action steps, expenditures and methods of assessing progress in top priority areas defined by the district.

The proposed LCAP for the 2016-17 to 2018-19 school years focuses on goals for issues such as employee development, student performance, parent involvement, school climate and facility maintenance.

The nine recommended LCAP objectives are:

- Continue recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining the best and most highly qualified candidates and market SRVUSD as a school district that welcomes diversity.

- Provide standards-based instructional materials (including technology and assistive technology support) for all students and professional development for teachers.

- Maintain maintenance, custodial and operations support at all school sites.

- Increase the percentage of students who demonstrate college, career and community readiness.

- Increase the percentage of students who feel connected to and safe at school and decrease the overall percentage of suspensions and expulsions as well as the disparity among subgroups.

- Allocate funding to school sites to support implementation of school site plan goals and other necessary expenses.

- Expand course offerings to increase opportunities for all students.

- Narrow the achievement gap among all subgroups in the areas of English language arts and mathematics.

- Increase parent involvement among all subgroups.

The LCAP review Tuesday night is scheduled as a public hearing with no vote to take place. Final LCAP adoption must occur at a separate board meeting, which is set for June 28.

The regular board meeting is set to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday inside the boardrooms at the district administrative complex at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.

In other business

* The school board will review the recommended district budget for next school year.

The draft 2016-17 budget forecasts $328.9 million in general fund revenues, an increase of 0.4%, and it estimates almost $317.3 million in general fund expenditures, an increase of 0.8%.

District officials estimate the general fund will end next school year with a balance of $55.5 million, representing a reserve of 10.47%.

The general fund reserve is forecast to decrease to 6.72% by 2018-19 based on the district's multi-year projections included in the budget packet.

The board's budget discussion will be a public hearing. Final budget adoption, which must take place at a separate meeting, is scheduled to occur June 28.

* Board members will consider giving superintendent Mary Shelton a 5.07% raise retroactive to July 1, the same percentage pay bump granted to other district employees throughout this spring.

With the contract amendment, Shelton's annual salary for this school year will increase to $280,875. She is retiring after this school year, with her last day in the office set for the end of this month.

* The board will discuss approving the proposed district special education local plan area (SELPA) annual service plan and annual budget plan for next school year. The district serves about 2,600 special education students across all grade levels.

* The board will consider a resolution ordering elections for two board seats whose terms are set to expire this November. The positions are held by board president Greg Marvel and vice president Mark Jewett.

* Board members will hold first readings for proposed revisions to the board policy on evaluation of the instructional program, as well as for a new administrative regulation and proposed changes to the board policy on immunizations. The documents would return for final approval at a future meeting.

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Posted by teacher
a resident of Danville
on Jun 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm

I really hope that MS does not get a retroactive raise of 5% back to July. There is a reason so many good admins. left the district during her tenure.

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Posted by member
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

Does anyone know if the Board passed the 5% raise for the outgoing Supe?

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Posted by San Ramon
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 15, 2016 at 11:04 am

Most staff members at the district level have been afraid to say anything as she created a very harsh environment to work in. Despite so much internal turmoil the board seemed to like her as she did their bidding for them, which is very disappointing.

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Posted by Jeremy Walsh, associate editor
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Jeremy Walsh, associate editor is a registered user.

To member's question: Yes, the board approved the recommended retroactive salary increase for superintendent Mary Shelton, according to district spokeswoman Elizabeth Graswich.

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